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Local Football round up: Bears kick off season


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The Bartholomew County Bears football program officially opened the season.

The Bears’ first- and second-grade junior team downed Triton Central 15-6 behind two touchdowns by Kyson Villreal, while the senior squad defeated Triton Central 13-6, as Keaton Lawson scored two touchdowns.

The Bears’ third- and fourth-grade junior squad lost to Triton Central 6-0.

The senior team lost to Triton Central 26-6. Devin Tekulve scored the Bears’

only touchdown.

The Bears’ fifth- and sixth-grade junior team lost 12-0 to Triton Central. The senior team lost to Triton Central 7-6 as Mark McDonald scored the only touchdown for the Bears.

The Bartholomew County Bears football program participated the previous week in a jamboree at Indian Creek High School and Edinburgh Community High School.

In first- and second-grade action at Indian Creek, the Bears won 14-0 with touchdowns by Kyson Villereal and Kyler Schedenfroh.

The Bears’ fifth- and sixth-grade team lost to Indian Creek 26-0.

At Edinburgh, the

Bears’ first- and second-grade team downed Brown County 20-0, with touchdowns by Keaton Lawson and Logan Warren and two-point conversions by Joey Frye and Braylon Thoman.

The Bears’ third- and fourth-grade team edged Brown County 26-20, with Devin Tekulve scoring twice for the Bears and Bo Wagner and Breenan Cowan each

scoring one touchdown.

The Bears’ fifth- and sixth-grade team nipped Brown County 33-30.

The Bears picked up two touchdowns by Mark McDonald and one each from Jaxson Scruggs, Luke Hammons and T.J. Barkhimer. Hammons caught a touchdown pass from Scruggs, and Barkhimer caught a scoring pass from Malachi Parks.

Barkhimer and McDonald each had a conversion.

PAAL football season begins

The Packers and Falcons each registered shutout wins in the first week of PAAL football play.

The Packers won 20-0 as Nathan Day scored two touchdowns and Justin Broughton tallied once. Jaylen Jones was named the Steelers’ defensive player of the game, and Evan Balzer was the Steelers’ offensive player of the game.

The Falcons beat the Cowboys 21-0 as Ian Calvert scored three touchdowns. Connor English was the Falcons’ defensive player

of the game.

Zach Horn was the Cowboys’ offensive player of the game, and Blake Borkhardt was the Cowboys’ defensive player of the game.

In the seniors division, the Colts and Falcons picked up shutout wins.

The Colts beat the Vikings 14-0. Bryce Silcox was the Vikings’ offensive player of the game, and Eli Politt was the Vikings’ defensive player of the game.

The Falcons triumphed against the 49ers 24-0. Luke Bless had a touchdown and two two-point conversions for the Falcons, while Royce Lofton and Trey Neal also scored touchdowns.

Izaya Carmer also had a two-point conversion for

the Falcons.

Sean Ryan was the 49ers’ offensive player of the game, and Crase Bergman was

the 49ers’ defensive player of the game.

The Steelers played the Colts in Mites action, but no score was reported.

Sam Mormino was the Steelers’ offensive player of the game.

Reid Chapman was the Steelers’ defensive player of the game.

Gabriel Bayne was the Colts’ defensive player of the game.

Central posts big win

The Central seventh-grade football team defeated Sunman-Dearborn 22-12.

Lance Greiwe opened the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run for Central. Daveed Jolley ran 75 yards for a touchdown and added the two-point conversion just before halftime.

Cole Gilley threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Payne, and Mitch Collier added the two-point conversion.

Thorne Ross led the defense with an interception. Zerek Greathouse won the Crunch Award for big hits. Adam Behling was the Charger Award winner for being a good teammate.

In other Central news, the eighth-grade team dropped a 24-6 decision to Sunman-Dearborn. Tyree Askew scored the only Central touchdown with a 49-yard run.

Sam Thomasson led the Central defense with 11 tackles.

Jennings County blanks foe

The Jennings County eighth-grade White football team downed Highland Hills 12-0 as Ethan Redicker

and Jonathan Kipper both scored touchdowns.

GIRLS GOLF

North JV tops varsity squad

The Columbus North junior varsity girls golfers knocked off the Batesville varsity 188-198 Tuesday at Harrison Lake.

Julia Luken led the Bull Dogs with a 46. Maddisen Pearson and Madison Smith each shot 47, and Rachel Davis and Kaitlyn Kovach each shot 48. Maddy Neal carded a 50, Molly Donnell added a 63 and Paige Grider had a 67.

TENNIS

Northside tennis cruises

The Northside Middle School boys tennis team posted a 5-0 win against Shelbyville Middle School.

K. Lin downed L. Asher 8-0, N. Chevalier beat T. File 8-1, D. Anderson won 8-2 against G. Martin, B. King and W. King edged J. Coomes and K. Rumple 8-5, and B. Larson and L. Miller blanked A. Dwenger and N. Hasecuster 8-0.

Central has big week

Both the Central boys and girls tennis teams romped against Franklin Township East.

The boys won 5-0 while the girls won 4-1.

VOLLEYBALL

Mixed results for Central

The Central seventh-grade volleyball team lost to Tri-North 25-12, 25-17 and downed Edinburgh 25-21 and 25-21. They are 1-1.

The Central eighth-grade team (0-2) fell to Edinburgh 25-21, 25-23.

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