Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

October 24, 2013

A tough bracket

Western, NW join sectional with 7 winning teams

(Continued)

Running back Blake Dailey is the Indians’ top threat. He has rushed for 1,559 yards and 23 touchdowns. Quarterback Hontz McCarty has completed 43 of 73 pass attempts for 953 yards with 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions. His top targets are Peyton Lowe (16 catches for 361 yards and 4 TDs) and Seth McPheron (12-307-8).

The Indians allow 25.6 ppg.

The Panthers score 36.6 ppg and allow just 12 ppg. The Panthers’ offense is producing 312 rushing yards per game. Running backs Ben Lenahan (853 yards) and Ryan Alexander (662) and quarterback Drew Bellus (468) are the top threats.

Andrews knows field position and ball security are keys in sectional play.

“What we have to do is sustain drives like we’ve done these last several weeks. But more than that, we have to make them work offensively for everything they get. We can’t allow them or give them the big plays. We have to make them earn the scores,” he said.

The Western-Mississinewa winner will face the Delta-West Lafayette winner in the semifinal round.

NORTHWESTERN (6-3) AT BLACKFORD (1-8)

The Tigers open against the one team in the sectional with a losing record.

“You look at that 1-8 and sometimes it’s hard to look past that,” Hendryx acknowledged. “We’re trying to make sure [the Tiger players] understand that we’re going to their place, a long bus drive, fall break — just a lot of things going on. We just have to make sure we stay focused on the task.”

Northwestern and Blackford are first-time football opponents.

“I’ve never been to Blackford High School before so this will be a new experience for me,” Hendryx said. “I know their record is not what they want it to be, but they have some good athletes. Their quarterback [Trace Oswalt], from what everyone I’ve talked to has told me, is a good athlete — very fast, throws well and hard to sack. So, it will be a challenge for us.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Fans fuel Colts at night practice Early in Thursday night's practice at Anderson University, Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener found himself running free behind the defense in 11-on-11 drills.

    July 31, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 31 The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision to Newburgh Post 44 in the American Legion state finals on Wednesday night.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPL - KT073114 - KT Colts - pic Colts focusing on situational improvement The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field, and the Colts' 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073114 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Lambert captures McIntire event In the first-running of the Dwayne McIntire Memorial Race, Jordan Lambert beat a stellar field to claim the win Saturday night at the Miami County Speedway in Peru.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073014 - Colts camp - pic COLTS: One week of camp in the books The first week of Indianapolis Colts training camp has ended at Anderson University, and the players received their first day off Tuesday. Practice resumes today with the daily morning walkthrough followed by a public session scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. More than 10,000 fans attended at least one of the first five practices this summer.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • BASEBALL: Sixers surge to win The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team scored a thrilling victory over Plymouth Post 27 in the opening round of the American Legion state finals on Tuesday night.

    July 30, 2014

  • SPL - KT073014 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Gardner knew how to live life What is it about dirt track racing that makes me drop nearly everything and everyone around me to witness a race?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 30 The Indiana Smash softball team won the North American All-Sanctioned 12-U World Series on Sunday. The Smash went undefeated in the tournament. Following pool play, the Smash went 5-0 in bracket play, then beat the Lady Lightning for the title.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Downey, Keagan mug Sixers begin state tourney play today The Kokomo Post 6 baseball squad heads to the American Legion state tournament at Plymouth today brimming with confidence. That’s good and bad.“I believe every time we step on the field our kids believe they are the team to beat,” said Kokomo skipper

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo