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BNL Coaches Corner: week 11

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The HHC Sports Weekly – week 10

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Columbus East defense named Athletes of the Week

Columbus East's defense shut down the top scoring offense in the state in the sectional opener. Photo courtesy Lavene Sorrells Photography

Columbus East’s defense shut down the top scoring offense in the state in the sectional opener.
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Columbus East’s defensive unit was named Athlete of the Week by TheHHCSports.com.

The Olympians, ranked No.5 in Class 5-A, forced four turnovers during a 35-7 road conquest of No.2 New Palestine in the first round of the sectional. New Palestine was leading the state in scoring at 57 points per game.

East’s Ethan Summa and Cam Wilson had interceptions, and Indiana University recruit Harry Crider had 7 tackles as the Dragons were limited to 124 rushing yards

TheHHCSports.com will honor the best performance during each week during the fall, winter and spring sessions of the 2016-17 seasons. Jeffersonville running back Jordan Barnett, Madison receiver Clayton Hamby, Columbus East running back Jamon Hogan, Floyd Central’s offensive line, East quarterback Josh Major, New Albany running back Darquan Richardson, Seymour quarterback Alan Perry and Jennings County’s Tucker Marsh were honored in previous weeks.

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HHC Roundup: East whips New Palestine in opener

Columbus East celebrates after whipping No.2 New Palestine 35-7 in the Class 5-A sectional opener on Friday night.

Columbus East celebrates after whipping No.2 New Palestine 35-7 in the Class 5-A sectional opener on Friday night.

Class 5-A Columbus East shut down the state’s top offense while thrashing No.2 New Palestine 35-7 in the Sectional 14 opener at New Palestine on Friday night.

The Olympians (9-1) dominated as Jamon Hogan scored and Josh Major both scored two touchdowns, but the difference was an East defense that forced four turnovers. The Dragons (9-1) were leading the state in scoring at 57 points per game.

New Palestine was held to its lowest point total sinc a 21-6 loss at Delta during the 2012 regular season.

Columbus East struck first. Ethan Summa intercepted a pass on the first play of the game, and East quarterback Josh Major converted the turnover into points with a touchdown dive. Following another New Palestine turnover, Major (despite a fumbled snap) fired a fourth-down TD pass at Bryce Duffett for a 14-0 lead.

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5 (Not So Serious) Questions: Joe Jackson

BNL senior Joe Jackson finds room to run in the Jeffersonville secondary.

BNL senior Joe Jackson

Bedford North Lawrence senior Joe Jackson usually isn’t shoeless while playing both ways. Say it ain’t so, but Jackson has caught 12 passes for 264 yards and 1 touchdown. On defense, he’s the team leader in interceptions (4) and ranks second with 6 tackles for loss. The Stars are currently in a bye week while awaiting a sectional rematch with Floyd Central.

Question 1: What could possibly be better than football practice during fall break?

Jackson: Football practice on spring break.

Question 2: To hit (cornerback), or be hit (receiver)? That is the question.

Jackson: Definitely hitting at corner. That’s 10 times better.

Question 3: Halloween is coming up. If you could dress in costume on the field, what would it be?

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The HHC Sports Weekly – week 9

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JC’s Marsh named Athlete of the Week

Jennings County receiver Tucker Marsh had three touchdown catches against Jeffersonville. Photo courtesy Columbus Republic

Jennings County receiver Tucker Marsh had three touchdown catches against Jeffersonville.
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Jennings County receiver Tucker Marsh was named Athlete of the Week by TheHHCSports.com.

Marsh grabbed 3 passes for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns during last week’s 35-29 loss at Jeffersonville. Marsh caught a 34-yarder, a 75-yarder and a 68-yarder during his connections with quarterback Brock Ernstes.

TheHHCSports.com will honor the best performance during each week during the fall, winter and spring sessions of the 2016-17 seasons. Jeffersonville running back Jordan Barnett, Madison receiver Clayton Hamby, Columbus East running back Jamon Hogan, Floyd Central’s offensive line, East quarterback Josh Major, New Albany running back Darquan Richardson and Seymour quarterback Alan Perry were honored in previous weeks.

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FOOTBALL: East buffs the shine off Stars

Jamon Hogan

Columbus East running back Jamon Hogan fights off BNL’s Austin Jovanovich. Hogan scored three touchdowns as the Olympians smacked the Stars 62-24 on Friday night.

5-A No.5 Olympians roll

to overwhelming 62-24

win on BNL’s Senior Night

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

At some point, somebody will finally stop this runaway Columbus East train. This amazing streak, this dominance of the Hoosier Hills Conference, is getting close to an absurd level. When will it end?

Not on this night. Perhaps not any Friday night in the near future. When another team in the league decides it has had enough of getting pushed into the dirt, when some program actually dedicates itself in the offseason the way East does, the dynasty will be challenged.

Not by Bedford North Lawrence, not this time. The gap between East and everyone else is still huge.

The Class 5-A No.5 Olympians, an unstoppable force, steamrolled the Stars 62-24, capping their 13th consecutive conference championship with their 70th straight win over a league foe. East (8-1, 7-0) didn’t run circles around the Stars (4-5, 2-5), it ran straight at them and left the defense grasping, chasing and bruised. Of course, East does that to everyone.

With junior running back Jamon Hogan leading the charge, with an offensive line that blasted huge holes, East totaled 350 rushing yards. Hogan scored three times while quarterback Josh Major and Jaedin Miller added two apiece. East coach Bob Gaddis wanted his team playing its best as a trampoline into the postseason, and that level was way too high for BNL to reach.

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Roundup: Floyd Central lugs back Anchor Trophy

Floyd Central celebrates with the Anchor Trophy after beating rival New Albany 27-14 on Friday night. Photo courtesy of Varsity Shots

Floyd Central celebrates with the Anchor Trophy after beating rival New Albany 27-14 on Friday night.
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Floyd Central won county bragging rights and took home the Anchor Trophy with a 27-14 win over New Albany on Friday night.

The Highlanders (6-3 overall, 5-2 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) scored three times in the second half to take a 24-23 series lead over the Bulldogs (5-4, 4-3). And Floyd Central did it all on the ground, attempting only 1 pass. Jason Cundiff ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

Matt Weimer’s only pass, a 27-yard touchdown to Bradley Philpot, gave Floyd a 7-0 halftime lead. Cundiff opened the scoring in the second half with a 20-yard TD run. New Albany answered with DeTre Payton’s 7-yard TD burst and a two-point conversion that cut FC’s lead to 13-8.

The Highlanders came back with Zach Rodgers 8-yard TD scamper. After Darquan Richardson scored early in the fourth to pull New Albany within 19-14, Cundiff capped the win with his second touchdown with 3:17 left.

New Albany was stifled by four turnovers. The Bulldogs also had the ball in the red zone three times in the first half and failed to score. Richardson finished with 165 yards rushing while Payton totaled 105.

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FOOTBALL: East continues to feast on HHC foes

Columbus East's Jamon Hogan ran for three touchdowns against Seymour on Friday night. Photo courtesy of Laverne Sorrells Photography

Columbus East’s Jamon Hogan and the Olympians will seek their 70th straight HHC win at BNL on Friday night.
Photo courtesy of Laverne Sorrells Photography

Olympians, with league title

already wrapped, looking

to extend streak at BNL

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

The Neverending Story in the Hoosier Hills Conference is Columbus East football.

On and on, season after season, the dynasty continues, unchallenged, utterly and perfectly dominant. With a remarkable 13 consecutive league championships, with 69 consecutive victories against conference competition, East’s perpetual program is Fantastica.

Will the circle ever be broken? Anyone hoping the Olympians would eventually slide down a level, that the gap would narrow or a worthy contender would arise, continue to be disappointed, and devastated on the field, as East grinds its league foes into the turf.

Columbus East quarterback Josh Major looks for an opening in BNL's defense. The Olympians overpowered BNL 56-21. Photo courtesy of Laverne Sorrells Photography

Columbus East quarterback Josh Major, who missed two games with an injury, directs an offense that averages 47.1 points per game.
Photo courtesy of Laverne Sorrells Photography

East (7-1, 6-0 in the HHC) has already clinched the title as it prepares to visit Bedford North Lawrence (4-4, 2-4) on Friday night. As the Stars celebrate Senior Night, the Class 5-A No.5 Olympians will be all business. They were awarded a brutal sectional draw – at No.2 New Palestine – in the tournament opener next week, while BNL will rest and recuperate during a bye week before its sectional rematch with Floyd Central.

“Our sectional is a tough one,” East coach Bob Gaddis said. “Our goal at the beginning of the season is to be in position to compete for the HHC title by the last game, and to improve every week. It is important for us to have a great week of preparation as we head into the tournament.”

BNL will get East’s best, and that’s been way too much of late.

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