In the second half Logan QB Ryan Schrock either handed the ball off to fullback Jacob Shelton or kept the ball on a fake on most of the plays in the second half. Schrock finished with 141 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 16 carries, and Shelton added 68 yards and two TDs on 13 attempts.
The Berries outgained the Giants 291-169 in total yardage, including 291-90 on the ground. The Giants completed just 5 of 19 passes for the game, and they had 10 penalties for 63 yards to go with three turnovers in the contest.
A big difference from last season was the Berries held Marion’s Will Collins in check. Last season Collins rushed for 411 yards and five TDs in the Giants’ 56-49 win at Berry Stadium. But on Friday night Collins didn’t have near the room to run he had a year ago, and he was held to 57 yards rushing on 11 carries and added one catch for six yards.
The Giants’ lone score of the night on offense was a 35-yard TD pass from Niko Trevino to Spencer Reynolds near the end of the first half.
Jacob Brown led the Berries’ defense with 8.5 tackles. Jose Salinas and Ed Hurst each had an interception. Salinas returned his pick 33 yards that set up a 2-yard TD run by Shelton that gave Logan a 32-13 lead late in the third quarter.
The Berries’ last win before Friday was in Week 2 last year against Peru. Their last NCC win was in October of 2011 against New Castle.
Pioneer 42, N. Judson 20
A very tough, hard hitting North Judson team entered Royal Center with plans of knocking off the reigning Midwest Conference champs, but the Pioneer Panthers were up to the challenge.
With a team that keeps improving from week to week the Panthers scored an impressive win over a good Bluejays squad, 42-20.
The Panthers (3-2) rushed the ball 58 times for 305 yards in the game. Justin Mersch led the way with 33 carries for 183 yards and three TDs. Sam Kiser picked up 63 yards and on 15 carries and had both a passing and rushing TD. J.P. Smith picked up 32 yards and a TD on seven attempts. Smith had two receptions for 28 yards while Caleb Kindley also had two catches for 27 yards and a TD.