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Knights post county's lone grid win

Southwood High School defeated Maconaquah, 20-17, on Friday, Aug. 23, in the opening game of the 2019 IHSAA football season.

The Knights scored 14 of their 20 points in the last half of the fourth quarter.

Logan Barley was 9-13 passing for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

Rushing, Alex Farr was 5 for 54 yards, Gabe Lloyd was 10 for 48 yards, and Barley, 13 for 26 yards.

Lloyd scored the Knights’ first TD in the second quarter.

Receiving was Dillion Filip, 2 catches for 39 yards, Carson Rich, 1 catch for 13 yards, Carson Heath 3 catches for 54 yards and Jackson Simons, catches 2 for 63 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Knights are 1-0 and will travel to Oak Hill on Friday.

In other football action, Wabash fell to Rochester, 20-14.

At the end of the first quarter, Wabash was leading 7-6. During the second quarter, Rochester caught up and took the lead 14-7. During the third quarter, Wabash scored on a Payton Sodervick run, tying the game 14-14, but fell back again after

Rochester scored once more, putting the Zebras up 20-14.

Sodervick had 105 passing yards, 31 rushing yards, and one touchdown. Kallen Kelsheimer had 13 rushing attempts for 53 yards, and 11 tackles. Bryant Boggs had 2 receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. Keegan O’Neill had 10 tackles, and Chad Wyatt had 8 tackles.

Wabash returns to action Friday, hosting Alexandria at 7 p.m. at Alumni Field.

Northfield fell to Bluffton, 24-20.

The Norse took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter thanks to a 12-yard run by Levi Fulkerson and a Mason Osborne kick.

Bluffton scored the next 17 points in the second and third quarters.

The Norse fought back to take the lead, 20-17, in the fourth quarter thanks to a 9-yard TD run by Braden Riplinger and a 48-yard pass play from Fulkerson to Alex Haupert. Osborne connected on one of the two extra points.

However, Bluffton rallied and with 17 seconds scored to ice the game.

Northfield had 44 attempted rushes for 198 yards, was 15/9 passing, and was 70/309 for total offenses.

The Norse travel to Tippecanoe Valley on Friday for a Three Rivers Conference matchup.

In the night’s lone road game, Manchester fell to North Miami, 41-27.

After Manchester's Sam Martindale scored his third touchdown against North Miami Friday, Aug. 23 to give the Squires a 27-14 lead early in the second half, it was the Warriors who scored the final 27 points of the game in a 41-27 Three Rivers Conference win.

North Miami struck first 20 seconds into the game for a 7-0 lead, but the Squires came right back.

Martindale scored from two yards out with 7:55 left in the first quarter to tie it up at 7-7, followed by a 60-yard touchdown connection from Devin Marcum to Trey Clark for a 14-7 lead.

Martindale recorded his second score of the night on a seven-yard run up the middle for a 21-7 Squire lead.

North Miami cut it to 21-14 in the final seconds of the first half.

Martindale scored less than two minutes into the second half with a 22-yard touchdown run for a 27-14 Squire lead, but that was it for Manchester.

Martindale, playing in his first varsity game, ran for 92 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns.

Marcum was 9-15 passing for 192 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Clark reached 100 yards receiving on four receptions.

Braxton Ream led the Squires with 10 tackles, followed by Jason Miller with nine, and Peyton Addair with seven.

The Squires drop to 0-1 and will travel to Bluffton Friday for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.

Posted on 2019 Aug 28