MUNCIE, Ind. — Conference play is in full swing and there was no short supply of scoring in games that featured East Central Indiana football teams.
Well, except for Delta and Yorktown.
Still, the rivalry game lived up to all of the hype as a defensive touchdown proved to be the difference for the Eagles. Elsewhere, Muncie Central picked up its second straight victory, Monroe Central and New Castle dominated and Blackford pitched a second half shutout to win.
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Here are the scores and stats from each of the Week 4 games featuring East Central Indiana teams:
This story will be updated as stats become available.
Delta 14, Yorktown 7
In a battle of the defenses, Delta emerged victorious. Tied 0-0 at half, the Eagles drove down field on their first drive of the second half and scored on an 11-yard run from JaVaughn Whitfield.
In the fourth quarter, Yorktown was driving but a tipped pass fell into the arms of Luke Belangee, who returned it about 80 yards to put Delta up 14-0. Yorktown scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Blair Webster to Walker Moore as time expired.
Delta is 3-0. Yorktown is 2-2.
Delta 0 0 7 7 — 14
Yorktown 0 0 0 7 — 7
Muncie Central 47, Richmond 41
How about them Bearcats? Muncie Central is now 2-1 this season following its second straight conference victory, this time a 47-41 victory over Richmond.
Muncie Central is 2-1.
Muncie Central — 47
Tri 59, Wes-Del 16
Wes-Del took an 8-7 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 13-yard touchdown pass from Eric Harlan to AJ Nauman. From there, however, Tri scored 37 unanswered points en route to the dominant victory.
The Warriors other score came at the beginning of the fourth quarter on a 12-yard touchdown run from Harlan. Offensively, Wes-Del was led by Harlan (10-for-22, 208 total yards, two TDs), Will Kelly (30 rushing yards) and Nate Steele (four catches, 87 receiving yards).
Wes-Del is 1-3.
Tri 13 18 13 15 — 59
Wes-Del 8 0 0 8 — 16
Monroe Central 49, Northeastern 0
Two weeks without playing didn’t seem to bother Monroe Central much. The Golden Bears took care of business, beating Northeastern 49-0 on the road.
Monroe Central is 2-0.
Monroe Central 7 21 14 7 — 49
Northeastern 0 0 0 0 — 0
New Castle 55, Shelbyville 0
Following a tight loss last week, New Castle got back in the win column with a dominating 55-0 win over Shelbyville. The Trojans had seven different players score in the victory.
Offensively, the Trojans were led by William Grieser (12-for-22, 181 total yards, four touchdowns), Wyatt Maiden (38 rushing yards) and Kyle Gabbard (83 receiving yards, two TDs). Other offensive touchdowns for the Trojans came from Quintin Boatright, Ethan Hinton, Layne Nicholson and Haiden Bulmer.
Defensively, Matt Bell (15 tackles, three TFL) and Jamorion Taylor (13 tackles, three TFL) led the way, each forcing a fumble. Jace Logston returned an interception for 62 yards and one of Gabbard’s touchdowns came on a 95-yard kickoff return.
New Castle is 2-1.
New Castle 7 27 13 8 — 55
Shelbyville 0 0 0 0 — 0
Blackford 41, Alexandria 32
Down 32-21 at halftime, Blackford shut out Alexandria in the second half and won 41-32. The Bruins finished with 423 yards of total offense, 410 of which came on the ground.
Offensively, Blackford was led by Scott Winger (173 rushing yards, two TDs), Cameron Elam (134 total yards, two TDs), Quinten Teer (52 rushing yards, one TD) and Carson Sehy (54 total yards, two TDs).
Defensively, Winger led the way with 11 tackles while Bode Malott added nine tackles (3.5 TFL) and kicked five extra points.
Blackford is 2-2.
Blackford 7 14 13 7 — 41
Alexandria 12 20 0 0 — 32
Adams Central 48, Jay County 7
Jay County opened Allen County Athletic Conference play with a 48-7 defeat against Adams Central. Down 48-0, Sam Dunlavy ended the shutout on a 5-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
Offensively, Jay County was led by Bailey Cox (52 rushing yards), Sam Dunlavy (22 total yards, one TD) and Shawn Fisher (23 receiving yards). Defensively, Kess McBride led the way with nine tackles.
Jay County is 0-4.
Jay County 0 0 0 7 — 7
Adams Central 14 28 6 0 — 48
Centerville 35, Winchester 7
Winchester lost to conference rival Centerville, 35-7. The Golden Falcons only score came on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Tippett to Cooper McCoy midway through the fourth quarter.
Offensively, Winchester was led by Tippett (7-for-14, 109 total yards, one TD), Kollin Orr (41 total yards) and McCoy (42 receiving yards, one TD). Defensively, Trenton Edwards and Brayden Jenkins paced the Golden Falcons with 10 total tackles each.
Winchester is 1-3.
Winchester 0 0 0 7 — 7
Centerville 14 14 7 0 — 35
This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press: East Central Indiana high school football: Scores, statistics from Week 4