NAPPANEE — Senior quarterback Trey Bilinski threw three touchdown passes, including an 89-yarder to Bronson Yoder, as No. 2 NorthWood improved to 10-0 by beating the Eagles in a Class 4A sectional football opener Friday at Andrews Field.

The Panthers jumped to a 24-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. Bilinski tossed a TD pass to Drew Minnich on the opening drive, followed by a 59-yard scoring run by Brayton Yoder, then Bilinski's long TD pass to Bronson Yoder. The hosts converted each two-pointer.

Payton Bear added a pair of TD runs for NorthWood, which led 45-0 by halftime and will host Northridge (3-7) next Friday in the semifinals.

Columbia City closed at 3-7.


BENTON — Fairfield sophomore Cordell Hofer caught a pair of touchdown passes from Zac Lantz, but Garrett's offense was too much as the Falcons finished 1-9 on the year with their second loss of the season to the Railroaders.

Garrett (9-1) led 21-8 at halftime, before scoring the first three times it had the ball in the second half to put the Class 3A sectional opener away.

Hofer scored on TD passes of 5 and 15 yards for the Falcons.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.