Brief recaps of Week 7 area high school football action:
Center Grove 17, Ben Davis 14 Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/SrZJOS
Zionsville 35, Fishers 17 Star reporter Mark Ambrogi was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/QLZn6M
Tri-West 32, Western Boone 30 Star correspondent Paul Shepherd was there and filed a detailed report: http://indy.st/QM6NH0
Lafayette Central Catholic 54, Heritage Christian 40 Star correspondent Cliff Brunt was there and filed a detailed report: http://indy.st/QmnZ5l
Plainfield 31, Franklin 14 Austin Blevins scored three touchdowns and ran for 277 yards to lift the visiting Quakers (5-2, 3-1) to a Mid-State Conference comeback win over the Grizzly Cubs (3-4, 1-3). Blevins scored on runs of 57 and 14 yards, while Chad Middleton had a 95-yard kickoff return to start the second half, which broke a 14-14 deadlock. Ross Barr led the Franklin offense with 162 yards and both Cubs TDs. Monrovia 42, North Putnam 20 The Bulldogs (3-4, 3-1) won a West Central Conference game over the Cougars (2-5, 1-3) as Nick Fairfield gained 128 yards on 17 carries including reaching scoring twice. Austin Benjamin had three rushing scores for Monrovia and Fairfield added seven solo tackles with two assists. Westfield 34, McCutcheon 16 Nick Ferrer threw three touchdowns and ran for another as the Shamrocks (2-5, 2-5) snapped a five-game losing skid with a Hoosier Crossroads Conference road win over the Mavericks (1-6, 1-6). Ferrer was an efficient 17-of-22 in the air for 206 yards, while the Westfield ground game produced 207 yards, including 123 from Frank Grimes. McCutcheon didn't score until it trailed 34-0 entering the fourth quarter. Greenwood 52, Decatur Central 17 The Woodmen (7-0, 4-0) defeated the Hawks (3-4, 3-2) in a Mid-State Conference game behind strong running by Dan Heller and Kole Stogner. Heller set the tone early with scoring runs of 48 and 62 yards in the first quarter. Brebeuf Jesuit 21, Guerin Catholic 16 Levante Bellamy rushed 26 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns and Malik Ferguson caught seven passes for 98 yards and a score in the visiting Braves' (5-2) win over the Golden Eagles (1-6). Brebeuf Jesuit had firm control with a 21-7 edge in the third before Matt Labus' 95-yard fumble return got Guerin Catholic back into the game. The Golden Eagles were driving for the game-winning score, but threw an interception with 30 seconds remaining to end their chances. Cardinal Ritter 56, Beech Grove 14 Alex Parret caught a pair of Jake Purichia touchdown passes and returned a punt 56 yards for a third score as Class 2A No. 1 Cardinal Ritter (7-0, 5-0) roared to a 42-0 halftime lead and coasted past Beech Grove (3-4, 2-3) for an Indiana Crossroads Conference road win. Logan Beaman ran for a pair of TDs and Purichia also connected with Robby Hagan for a score as the Raiders rolled up more than 320 yards of offense. Northwest 30, Howe 24 The Space Pioneers (1-6) got their first win of the season as they held off the Hornets (2-3) in an IPSAC contest. The Space Pioneers won at home thanks to quarterback Delmario Lasley's four touchdowns. Franklin Central 28, Bloomington North 7 Aaron Austin had 21 carries for a game-high 101 yards and a touchdown and teammate Aaron Neal added 37 yards and two scores in the Flashes' (4-3, 3-2) Conference Indiana victory over the host Cougars (2-5, 1-4). Franklin Central quarterback Kyler White was only 3-of-8 for 121 yards, but he connected with Tyler Malone for a third quarter 28-yard touchdown pass that put Franklin Central up 21-0. Hamilton Southeastern 31, Noblesville 14 Senior running back Ryan Ripp ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns, sparking the Royals (5-2, 5-2) past the visiting Millers (2-5, 2-5) in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference game. Hamilton Southeastern's senior quarterback Ross Risley contributed 8-of-14 passing for 161 yards, including a 54-yard scoring play to Cameron Polk, who had six catches for 143 yards. Lawrence Central 47, Southport 6 Isaiah Townsend scored two rushing touchdowns while amassing 117 yards for the Class 5A No. 4 Bears (7-0, 5-0) in a Conference Indiana win over the Cardinals (4-3, 3-2). Alex Rodriguez added 86 yards rushing and Drake Christen added 67 yards on the ground for Lawrence Central. Columbus North 41, Perry Meridian 17 Jamaal Halliburton ran for 287 yards and five touchdowns to lead the visiting Bull Dogs (2-5, 2-3) to roll over the Falcons (3-4, 2-3) for a Conference Indiana victory. Halliburton was filling in for normal starter Jesse Tompkins, who was injured last week and likely is out for the year. But Columbus barely missed a beat with a strong second-half rally that built on a 13-10 halftime lead. Perry's offense revolved around quarterback Conner Smith, who was 30-of-58 in the air for 291 yards and a pair of TDs. Pike 56, Bloomington South 0 The Red Devils (5-2, 4-1) easily handled the Panthers (1-6, 0-5) in a Conference Indiana game. Ju'Juan Self carried the ball nine times for 150 yards and three touchdowns to give the Red Devils the home victory. Mt. Vernon 54, Greenfield-Central 13 Anthony Burnett rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns as the Marauders (6-1, 5-0) beat the Cougars (3-4, 2-3) in a Hoosier Heritage Conference game. Tyler Dicks rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and Andy Spears added two more rushing touchdowns for Mt. Vernon. Whiteland 40, Mooresville 7 The Warriors (4-3, 2-2) won a Mid-State Conference game over the visiting Pioneers (0-7, 0-5) behind Jacob Anderson's 107 receiving yards and teammate Aaron Harris' 145 rushing yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. Anderson grabbed a 52-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Adam Guttermuth, who threw for 115 yards. Cathedral 40, Sacred Heart-Griffin (Ill.) 17 Connor Rice threw two touchdowns and ran for a third, leading the Class 4A No. 6 Irish (3-4) over the previously unbeaten Cyclones (5-1) at Springfield, Ill. Rice completed 12-of-18 passes for 216 yards with no interceptions and added 54 yards rushing on 12 carries. Gino Gillum spearheaded Cathedral's running game. Gillum gained 98 yards on 14 carries, including touchdown runs of 29 and 11 yards. Shelbyville 17, New Palestine 13 Jeremy Laker had 19 carries for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 2:33 remaining as the Golden Bears (3-4, 3-2) got a close Hoosier Heritage conference win over the visiting Dragons (2-5, 1-4). New Palestine had four turnovers, including three fumbles that set up scores for Shelbyville. New Palestine drove 66 yards to the Shelbyville 7-yard line but couldn't convert on 4th-and-2 with :30 left. Martinsville 49, Roncalli 39 The Artesians (4-2) won on the road against the Rebels (5-2) in a high-scoring game. Both teams aired the ball out as they combined for 786 passing yards. Roncalli's Cam Smock threw for 468 yards in a losing effort. Pendleton Heights 35, Yorktown 25 Brothers Jon and Jessie Furrow were a part of every touchdown in the host Arabians' (5-2, 3-2 Hoosier Heritage) victory over the Tigers (3-4, 2-3). Quarterback Jessie Furrow was 6-for-10 for 107 yards and three total touchdowns and running back Jon Furrow had 23 carries for a team-high 136 yards and three total touchdowns as well. Yorktown's Chandler Carroll had 15 rushes for a game-high 170 yards and three scores. Lutheran 43, Lapel 19 Saints quarterback Bryce Brockett threw for six touchdowns, connecting with J.C. Faubion on four of them, to lead Lutheran (4-3, 2-3) to an Indiana Crossroads Conference win over the visiting Bulldogs (0-6, 0-5). Cascade 28, Edgewood 21 The Cadets had just blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown when Cascade's A.J. Parson intercepted a pass on the next play from scrimmage and returned it 45 yards for the game sealing touchdown as the visiting Cadets (3-4, 1-2 West Central) made a gritty fourth quarter comeback to defeat Edgewood (0-7, 0-4 West Indiana). Cascade quarterback Colin Smith had 62 yards rushing and 161 yards through the air in the victory. Brownsburg 56, Harrison (W.L.) 20 Toks Akinribade had two rushing touchdowns and Clint Fink threw for two more to lead the 5A No. 7 Bulldogs (7-0, 7-0 Hoosier Crossroads) past the host Raiders (0-7, 0-7). IU recruit Chase Dutra had a punt return touchdown and Connor Ludwig ran back a fumble to compliment Brownsburg's six offensive scores. Jake Lasky threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns to lead Harrison. Lebanon 48, Crawfordsville 13 Isaac Harker threw three touchdowns and Jamason Wright ran for three more to power the visiting Tigers (5-2, 3-2) over the Athenians (1-6, 0-5) in a Sagamore Conference game. Harker finished 7-of-14 passing with 216 yards and one interception. Caleb Brannon had three receptions for 107 yards, including two for touchdowns, while Wright carried the ball 14 times for 107 yards. Speedway 64, Park Tudor 24 Austin Angela threw for 282 yards and connected for three passing scores and added a 1-yard touchdown run, lifting the Sparkplugs (5-2, 3-2) to a Conference Indiana victory over the host Panthers (1-6, 1-5). Justin Brent caught nine passes for 170 yards and Josh Manion had 71 yards on the ground for Speedway. David Kroot had 143 yards rushing for Park Tudor. Indian Creek 39, North Decatur 35 In a see-saw game, the Braves' (5-2, 3-0 Mid-Indiana) Cory Utech scored on a fourth quarter touchdown run to lift Indian Creek to a road win over the Chargers (5-2, 2-1). John Hammersmith caught a 14-yard pass from Brock Ricke to give the Chargers a 35-32 lead before Utecht's game-winning run. Hamilton Heights 57, Northwestern 21 Conner Faulkner, Ethan Engelhardt and Jesse Kerfoot scored two touchdowns each as Class 3A No. 6 Hamilton Heights (6-1, 5-0) roared past visiting Northwestern (5-2, 3-2) in an display of offensive fireworks that featured 524 yards of offense by the Huskies. Corey Beck threw for 223 yards and three scores on just nine completions and Kerfoot and Faulkner combined for 260 or Heights' 301 rushing yards. Northwestern ran for 327 yards, but couldn't overcome a 34-13 halftime deficit.