News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 26, 2013

Prep football: Casey downs Marshall to boost its record to 9-0

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

MARSHALL, Ill. — Casey will take a 9-0 record into Illinois high school postseason football action.

The Warriors defeated Marshall 41-14 in the regular-season finale to extend their winning streak to 20 games in regular-season games and for their eighth undefeated season in 10 years.

They will learn their opening opponent in the postseason playoffs tonight and it could be a Class 1A home game for the Warriors. Marshall had been the last team to defeat the Warriors in the regular season, doing it in the 2011 season.

 Zack Murphy set the tempo in the contest at Bush Field when he returned the opening kickoff 80 yards to give the Warriors a score in the first minute of the game.

Ethan Lucas got the second score, hooking up with Nicco Stepina on a 20-yard scoring play to cap a 55-yard drive.

Stepina turned a scramble into a 41-yard touchdown run early in the second period.

Austin Glidewell got the final two Casey scores of the first half on runs of 2 and 4 yards and the Warriors had a 35-0 lead at the intermission.

Stepina got the final score for the Warriors with a 36-yard run in the third canto and a running clock was in effect the rest of the game with Isaac Elkins working at quarterback for the Warriors.

Travis Adams was the offensive leader for the Lions. He scored Marshall’s first touchdown on a 5-yard run and hooked up with Nick Scott on a 5-yard pass play for the othe six-pointer.


Casey    14     21    6    0    —    41

Marshall    0    0    0    14    —    14

C —Murphy 80 kickoff return (Williams kick)

C — Lucas 20 pass from Stepina (Williams kick)

C — Stepina 41 run (Williams kick)

C — Glidewell 2 run (Williams kick)

C — Glidewell 4 run (Williams kick)

C — Stepina 36 run (kick failed)

M — Adams 5 run (Davidson kick)

M — Scott 5 pass from Adams (Davidson kick)

Next — Casey (9-0) will be in a  playoff game TBA. Marshall concluded a 3-6 season.

In other high school football Friday:

Class 2A Sectional 40

Sullivan 48, South Spencer 21 — At Rockport, the visiting Golden Arrows earned the right to advance with this convincing victory.

For the winners, Brooks Weszely rushed for four touchdowns and 117 yards and Trevor Magill added two pick-sixes on defense and ran for another TD on offense.

Sullivan (7-3) will play host to No. 1-ranked Evansville Mater Dei (10-0) next Friday. South Spencer ended up 7-3.

Class A Sectional 47

No. 6 Fountain Central 68, Riverton Parke 12 — At Veedersburg, the home team exploded for 42 points in the first quarter and coasted to victory over a familiar foe from the Wabash River Conference.

Riverton Parke    0    0    6    6    —    12

Fountain Central    42    14    0    12    —    68

FC — Oakley 47 pass from Pierce (Viveros kick)

FC — Loveall 28 pass from Pierce (Viveros kick)

FC — Fishero 43 run (Viveros kick)

FC — Woodrow 22 pass from Pierce (Vivero kick)

FC — Harrison 53 run (Viveros kick)

FC — Strange 53 run (Viveros kick)

FC — Harrison 70 pass from Pierce (Viveros kick)

FC — Fishero 10 run (Viveros kick)

RP — Blacketer 4 run (2-point conversion failed)

RP — Finney 28 pass from Myers (2-point conversion failed)

FC — Frazee 56 run (2-point conversion failed)

FC — Cleve 21 run (2-point conversion failed)

Next — Fountain Central (9-1) will face North Central next Friday. Riverton Parke finished 1-9.

No. 10 North Central 46, Turkey Run 0 — At Marshall, Ind., the visiting Thunderbirds shut out Turkey Run for the second time this season.

Dillon Bailey led the winners by passing for two touchdowns, running for another TD and intercepting three Turkey Run passes, including one for a pick-six. By doing so, he broke the school record for most interceptions in a game and in a season.

North Central (8-2) will play host to No. 6 Fountain Central (9-1) next Friday. Turkey Run concluded its season with a 1-9 record.

Class A Sectional 48

No. 1 Linton 71, Union 0 — At Dugger, the top-ranked Miners did what they were expected to do against the underdog Bulldogs.

Linton (10-0) will take on Tecumseh (9-1) next Friday. Union finished 1-9.

Friday’s Wabash Valley scores


Class 4A Sectional 22

Indianapolis Chatard 48, Northview 7

Class 3A Sectional 29

Western Boone 40, West Vigo 22

Class 2A Sectional 37

Monrovia 25, South Vermillion 6

Class 2A Sectional 40

Sullivan 48, South Spencer 21

Class A Sectional 47

North Vermillion 27, Rockville 6

Fountain Central 68, Riverton Parke 12

North Central 46, Turkey Run 0

Class A Sectional 48

Linton 71, Union 0


Casey 41, Marshall 14

Robinson 47, Edwards County 6

Paris 37, Newton 21

Palestine-Hutsonville at Tri-County (n)