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Gophers overrun the Titans, 69-16

Clinton Prairie (4-3, 3-2 Hoosier Heartland Conference) dominated host Taylor (1-6, 0-5) in conference football on Friday night with Jacob Fullerton scoring three TDs in the first quarter as the Gophers led 20-8 on their way to a 69-16 win.

Fullerton scored after two long Jacob Baker runs for the first score before catching a Kade Osborn 49-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0. A Fullerton 57-yard run made it 20-8. An Osborn 34-yard run pushed it to 35-8 with 5:25 left in the half with Baker adding a touchdown with 1:13 left for a 48-8 halftime advantage. Drew Duarte and Jonas Knipp capped off the night with rushing touchdowns to make it 62-8 after three quarters and 69-8 in the fourth. Carroll later added a score for the final.

Baker led the Gophers with 176 yards rushing on seven carries and a touchdown. Osborn had 107 yards on five carries with three touchdowns, while Fullerton had 66 on three carries with touchdowns on all of them. Knipp pitched in 47 yards on three carries with a score and Duarte had 33 yards on two carries with his touchdown.

Osborn completed 2-6 passes for 69 yards with a touchdown and interception. Fullerton had his one touchdown reception and Blake Richardson had the other catch for 20 yards.

Coltyn Vandegriff led Prairie with 12 tackles (seven solo) with Darren Anderson getting nine (seven) and Keaton Huber seven (three). Nolan Davis had five tackles for loss.

Prairie next hosts Carroll at 7 p.m. Friday.

Bulldogs lose 30-12 to Carroll

Clinton Central (2-5, 1-4 Hoosier Heartland Conference) started slowly before losing to host Carroll, 30-12, in conference football on Friday.

The Cougars (5-2, 3-2) jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead before Ross Cripe scored on a quarterback sneak in the third to cut the margin and Anthony Ransford added a 1-yard touchdown run at the start of the fourth to make it 23-12 after a 2-point conversion failed. Carroll’s Heath Richardson would later complete his fourth touchdown pass of the night for the final score. Richardson completed 15-23 passes for 244 yards.

Individual stats for the Bulldogs were not available.

Central next hosts Delphi in another HHC matchup at 7 p.m. Friday.


Frankfort went 2-2 in matches during the VolleyKnight Invite in volleyball at Southwood High School in Wabash on Saturday.

The Hot Dogs lost 16-25, 25-23, 12-15 to Class 4A Fort Wayne Northrop to open the tournament before beating the host Knights, 20-25, 25-12, 15-8, and Kokomo, 25-20, 25-19, to tie for first in pool play. They finished up the day barely losing to Goshen, 25-22, 15-25, 13-15.

Ashley Timmons had 31 kills and 21 digs during the tournament, while Chloe Roberts had 27 kills and five aces.

Other contributors included Lindsey Gay (16 kills and 77 assists), Allyson Timmons (14 kills and 10 blocks), Kylie Norman (17 digs and two aces), Tarah Martinez (26 digs and 46 of 47 serving with five aces), Morgan Adamson (seven kills and three blocks), Maicee Sterrett (18 digs and four aces) and Sydni Whitaker (3 for 3 serving).

The Hot Dogs (12-11) travel to Crawfordsville tonight at 6 p.m. for a conference matchup.

Cross Country

Frankfort elementary XC records fall

The Frankfort 4th and 5th Grade 2K Cross Country Meet saw both the boys fourth- and fifth-grade records broken on Thursday.

Suncrest’s Angel Lopez broke the fourth-grade record and also won the meet in 8:29, while Green Meadows’ Brock Dudley finished in second and broke the fifth-grade record in 8:52.

Green Meadows fourth-grader Briana Flores won the girls race in 10:19 with Suncrest fourth-grader Madeline Herron in second (10:24). Justice Galdez holds both the fourth-grade record (10:04 in 2017) and fifth grade (9:33 in 2018) for Suncrest.

Suncrest won the boys event over Green Meadows, 24 to 31, as well as the girls event, 22 to 37.

Top 10 finishers for the boys were Lopez, Dudley, Max Whitlock (S, 9:01), Charlie Beardsley (GM, 9:23), Harley Sheets (S, 9:24), Grant Woods (S, 9:30), Jayden Sallee (GM, 9:53), Lucas Rushton (GM, 9:59), Yandel Santos Valdes (S, 10:19) and Sam Troyer (GM, 10:20).

For the girls after Flores and Herron, top finishers included Reaganne Hazlett (S, 10:36), Jocelyn Cruz Rojas (S, 10:47), Natalie Perez (GM, 10:51), Mia Galati (H, 11:05), Nicole Mendoza (S, 11:11), Abbey Hall (S, 11:12), Bella Garcia (GM, 11:17) and Marley Giesler (S, 11:31).

Boys soccer

FMS boys win conference tourney

The Frankfort Middle School boys soccer team won the Sagamore Conference tournament on Saturday at Lebanon, while the girls team lost to Lebanon in the championship game.

The boys had a first round bye as the No. 1 seed and then beat Southmont, 5-2, to advance to the championship against Crawfordsville. Eighth-grader Gael Hernandez scored with 2 minutes remaining to break a 2-2 tie and give the Hot Dogs the championship after their defense held to finish the match.

The girls team started off with a 3-0 win over Southmont and then topped Crawfordsville, 3-2, on a penalty kick. They ended the day losing to Lebanon, 4-1, in the championship.