News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 12, 2013

Prep football: Sullivan bounces back for WIC victory

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

CLINTON — Sullivan was a winner in Western Indiana Conference high school football Friday night, defeating South Vermillion 35-14.

Michael Willis scored once and had two scoring passes — both to Michael Hutchcraft — in the game as the Arrows rebounded from last week’s defeat against Brown County.

South Vermillion scored first and last in the Senior Night contest. Daniel Shew had eight of the Wildcats’ points, scoring the final TD in the final minute and kicking two extra points.

SV junior quarterback Jordan Branz had a 40-yard run in the opening drive of the game as the Wildcats went 71 yards to score with Tanner Smith going a yard for the score.

Sullivan responded with a a 63-yard drive with Cameron Marx getting the touchdown on a 24-yard run. He had a good night for the Arrows.

Sullivan had four turnovers in the game — one of them in the second period — but the Wildcats did not score on any of them.

The Arrows went 66 yards in six plays to go ahead 14-7; Willis had a 12-yard run to cap the drive in the second period.

The Arrows went up 21-7, blocking a punt and recovering it in the end zone, and had that lead at halftime.

Willis and Hutchcraft hooked up on Sullivan’s two scoring plays in the second half. One play went for two yards, the other for 46 to start the fourth frame.

Willis and freshman Trevor Magill also hooked up on a 58-yard run on Sullivan’s 80-yard scoring drive in the third canto.

The Arrows are 3-2 in the WIC and will take a 5-3 mark into the reguar-season finale at home against West Vigo. South Vermillion is 2-6 and 1-4 in the league and closes the regular season at Edgewood.

Sullivan    7    14    7    7    —    35

South Vermillion    7    0    0    7    —    14

SV — Tanner Smith 1 run (Shew kick) 5:38 1Q

Su — Cameron Marx 24 run (K.Johnson kick) 7:52 1Q

Su — Michael Willis 12 run (K.Johnson kick) 7:17 2Q

Su — Sullivan recovered blocked punt in end zone (K.Johnson kick) 3:22 2Q

Su — Michael Hutchcraft 2 pass from Willis (K.Johnson kick) 3:51 3Q

Su — Hutchcraft 46 pass from Willis (K.Johnson kick) 11:52 4Q

SV — Daniel Shew 6 run (Shew kick) :35 4Q

Next — Both teams close the regular season next Friday. Sullivan (5-3, 3-2 WIC) is at home against West Vigo. South Vermillion (2-6, 1-4 WIC) is at Edgewood.

In other high school football Friday night:

Rockville 65, Riverton Parke 0 — At Mecca, Keiontre’ Wilkey rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on only seven carries and Matt Wake added 100 yards on the ground and one TD on 10 carries to lead the Rox to a Wabash River Conference victory.

Rockville    33    20    2    10    —    65

Riverton Parke    0    0    0    0    —    0

R — Bassett 35 interception return (run failed)

R — Hill 5 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — Wilkey 29 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — Wilkey 30 run (kick failed)

R — Dalton 2 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — Cunningham 5 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — Cunningham 8 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — Lewis 35 interception return (kick failed)

R — Safety, ball snapped out of end zone

R — Wake 15 run (Thistlethwaite kick)

R — FG Thistlethwaite 20

Next — Rockville (6-2 overall, 5-1 WRC) will be at home to face Fountain Central, while Riverton Parke (1-7, 0-6) will play host to Covington next Friday.

Class A No. 1 Linton 26, No. 10 Sheridan 7 — At Sheridan, the Miners ran their record to 8-0 with another convincing victory.

Linton will close its regular season next Friday with a home game against North Central. Sheridan is now 4-4.

Class A No. 8 North Central 62, Oakland City Wood Memorial 20 — At Oakland City, the visiting Thunderbirds topped the 50-point mark for the third straight week.

North Central (7-1 overall, 4-0 Southwest Conference) will visit Linton and Wood Memorial (0-8  overall) will travel to Union next Friday.

Class A No. 2 North Vermillion 42, No. 5 Fountain Central 35 — At Veedersburg, the undefeated Falcons escaped with a hard-fought Wabash River Conference victory.

North Vermillion (8-0 overall, 6-0 WRC) will play host to Seeger and Fountain Central (7-1, 5-1) will visit Rockville next Friday.

Covington 16, Turkey Run 8 — At Covington, the host Trojans picked up their first win of the season, defeating a Wabash River Conference foe.

Turkey Run (1-7 overall, 1-5 WRC) will go to Attica next Friday, while Covington (1-7, 1-5) will travel to Riverton Parke.

Friday’s Wabash Valley scores


T.H. North 42, Perry Meridian 28

Franklin Central 28, T.H. South 24

Northview 42, West Vigo 21

Sullivan 35, South Vermillion 14

Riverton Parke 65, Rockville 0

Linton 26, Sheridan 7

North Central 62, Oakland City Wood Memorial 20

North Vermillion 42, Fountain Central 35

Covington 16, Turkey Run 8

Oldenburg Academy at Union (n)


Lawrenceville 38, Marshall 6

Paris 42, Charleston 14

Robinson 40, Flora 13

Palestine-Hutsonville 7, Oblong 6

Casey 47, Red Hill 12

Arcola 37, Martinsville 6