The Berries’ offense also could have ran out the rest of the clock with one more first down late but came up 4 yards short before the failed punt attempt.
The Berries rushed for 296 yards in the contest in almost pulling off what would have been a huge win for them. Fullback Jacob Shelton eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second straight game. He rushed for 103 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns to lead them Friday night before leaving the game late with a shoulder injury.
Austin Gaby added 68 yards on eight carries, and Record had 50 yards on four carries. Quarterback Ryan Schrock had a 1-yard TD run set up by his 36-yard burst in the first half that gave the Berries an early 14-0 lead. They led 21-7 at halftime.
Gaby added a fumble recovery and a sack on defense. Kevin Gonzalez also had a fumble recovery. Khalil Carter and Jacob Brown each had an interception. Carter added a team-high 11.5 tackles.
Beard rushed for 144 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns to lead the Indians. He added eight catches for 78 yards. Gaven Owens was 19-of-33 passing for 199 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Tight end Robby Peal had 5 catches for 74 yards and a TD.
- Beau Wicker
H. Heights 28, Cass 20
With a strong effort against the defending Class 3A state runner-up, the Kings reestablished themselves as a top Class 2A contender after back-to-back disappointing efforts.
Payton Young rushed for 110 yards on 15 carries and had a 6-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to pull the Kings (1-3, 0-2 Mid-Indiana Conference) to within 8 points with 4:10 remaining.
On the next Huskies’ possession a fumble recovery by the Kings near midfield brought a burst of emotion from the Cass fans. The jubilation was short-lived though as on the first play the Kings fumbled the ball back to Heights after a nice gain. The Huskies were able to move the ball enough to run out the clock for the win.