Boys 7th Grade Football, Boys 8th Grade Football · JH Football Finishes Season With HNAC Victory Over Culver

The junior high football team played host to Culver Community in the season finale.

The seventh grade opened play with a 33-0 victory over the Cavaliers.

Lucas Plummer, Mason Stepp, Michael Good, Jaylen Bobbitt, and Nathan Diaz each found the end zone.

Mason Dill led the defense with two fumble recoveries and Collin Dill had an interception.

The seventh grade finished the season with an 8-1 overall record and Hoosier North Athletic Conference runner-up.

“We Started out slow and we gained momentum as we went,” said 10th-year seventh grade coach Frank Borton.  “Most of the kids grew and learned what we taught them.  Can’t wait to see how much they grow by next year.”

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The eighth grade made it a complete shutout with a 45-0 victory over Culver.

Paul DeWitt led the offense with four touchdowns.  Ryan James, Levi Stafford, and Noah Richhart also hit pay dirt.

Lucas Plummer and DeWitt added an extra point each.

James led the defense with an interception.

The eighth grade finished the season with a 9-0 overall record, and Hoosier North Athletic Conference Champions.  This is the third time the eighth grade has finished unbeaten since 1995.

The eighth grade also outscored the opposition 303-28.  The 303 points scored is a new school record.

The Lancers also finished with eight shutouts, also a school record.  LaVille outscored HNAC opponent’s 229-0.

“It was a tremendous group of kids,” said eighth grade coach John Mumm, in his 23rd season.  “It was a group  of kids that sometimes the best thing we could do was get out of their way and let them play.  This group had everything you wanted – size, speed, we could strike quickly or grind it out.  We were also pretty stout on the defensive side of the ball.”