Boys Varsity Football
The Columbus North at Bloomington South football game will be available via webstream at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 2).
Columbus North enters the game at 3-2 overall and 2-0 in Conference Indiana games. Bloomington South enters with a 4-2 overall record and with a 3-1 mark in league contests.
Attendance is limited at this game because of COVID-19 guidelines in Monroe County.
Here is a link to the webstream for the game:
About Bloomington South
D.J. Bull leads the Panthers offensively. He has thrown for 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions while completing 59-of-83 passes for 1,098 yards. Bull also has run for 144 yards and three TDs on 53 rushes.
Junior Jordan Tolden is South’s top rusher. He has 325 yards and one touchdown on 89 carries. Other rushers are junior Che Hogue, 17 for 110 yards and two TDs; and senior Maddix Blackwell, four for 75 and one TD.
Top receivers are senior Jalen Peck and Blackwell. Peck has 23 receptions for 538 yards and nine touchdowns. Blackwell has 29 catches for 458 yards and six TDs. Other targets are junior Mathew Griffin, eight receptions for 188 yards and three touchdowns, and freshman Tysen Smith, seven catches for 68 yards.
The Panthers’ top defenders include Matt Dobos with 74 tackles; Blackwell with 64 tackles and five interceptions; senior linebacker Joe Stephens with 57 tackles, five TFLs and one interception; senior linebacker Mason Vernon with 43 tackles and one interception; and Mason David with 41 tackles.
About Columbus North
Junior Luke Hammons has completed 64 of 110 passes for 727 yards with eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Hammons also has run for 516 yards on four touchdowns on 69 attempts.
Senior Blake Huffman leads the Bull Dogs with 613 yards and eight touchdowns on 91 rushes. Junior Dyllan Redmon has added 268 yards and two TDs on 38 carries. Senior Royce Lofton has chipped in 19 yards and one TD on six carries.
Junior Keegan Castetter is the top receiver with 23 catches for 378 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Eshaan Patel has provided nine receptions for 88 yards and one TD, sophomore Tyler Blythe has seven catches for 85 yards and one TD, senior Hayden McDaniel has six receptions for 80 yards and one TD, Huffman has 11 catches for 73 yards, and junior Jaxson Scruggs has five catches for 60 yards and one TD.
Lofton is the team’s top tackler with 52 tackles, including four TFLs. Senior safety Avrin Holt and senior linebacker Luke Bless each has 44 tackles. Senior linebacker Adam Schwartz has contributed 40 tackles, while senior safety Jamal King has 34 tackles. Junior cornerback Jaxson Scruggs and senior lineman Nate Austerman each has provided 23 tackles.
PHOTO: Senior Royce Lofton (8) brings down Southport running back Christian Vanvolkenburgh during the teams' game on Sept. 4, 2020. Lofton leads Columbus North with 52 tackles through five games.