The Battle for the Mangy Lion---Memorial vs. Central---the Pizza Hut Spotlight Game of the Week on Friday Night Football.
What a game from Rice Field between the Chargers and Blazers.
Central broke Memorial's 2-game winning streak with a 14-7 win Friday Night.
The Blazers got on the scoreboard 1st when Chris Roberson hit Brendan Williams for a 56-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter.
In the 3rd, Memorial answered on 4th and 8. Scott Sindle hit Devington Halliburton 19 yards for the game-tying TD.
In the 4th, Roberson came right back and scored on a QB sneak for the game-winning touchdown.
At Valpo, it was a Toll Road battle between two of Indiana's best as Valpo hosted Penn.
Steven Depositar showed how dangerous the Penn backfield could be this season, running 40 yards for an early touchdown.
Penn would take a 24-3 lead into halftime and win the opener 38-24.
At Bremen, Plymouth took down the Lions 35-20.
With the game tied at 7 and 1 minute left in the 1st half, Austin Hodges powered his way in from 3 yards out to give Plymouth a 14-7 lead at the half.
Bremen answered right out of the locker room to start the 3rd. First play from scrimmage, Steven Cornett takes it 77 yards on the ground for the touchdown. A missed extra point kept the Rockies in the lead 14-13.
From there it was all Plymouth. Gordy Holloway hits Brandon Elliot for a TD with 4 minutes left in the 3rd to make it 21-13.
At School Field, there was a touching moment before Washington's game against Marian.
After last football season, one of Washington's players---Kenny Riles---was shot and killed.
Friday Night he was honored, having his number 75 retired. The jersey was put into a plaque and given to his mother.
"Ken was a person that was all heart and just gung-ho and never ending," Washington Athletic Director Patrick Mackowiak said. "He was full of energy and a lot of teammates here remember his style of play and his hard work."
While the Panthers would have loved to win it for Riles, Marian was too tough---pulling out the 29-7 win.
Adams put up quite the fight trying to snap its 31-game losing streak against St. Joe Friday, but the Indians pulled away at the end of the first half en route to a 40-20 win.
Adams running back Allen McPherson had a huge 30 yard run to the St. Joe 5-yard line. Quarterback Alex Bowman would punch it in and Adams would have a 7-6 lead.
But St. Joe would score two touchdowns before the end of the half to take the lead for good. Jordan Taylor led the way with 196 yards on the ground.
At Jackson Field, Riley hosted Northridge in an overtime thriller.
This was a defensive battle from the opening whistle to the final horn.
Riley, led by 1st-year head coach Mike Nate took an 8-0 lead into the 3rd quarter. But Northridge would tie the game heading into the 4th.
In the 4th, the teams traded turnovers. Wildcat junior Larry King would pick off a pass late in the game to setup a huge Riley drive.
With 3 minutes left, QB Kyle Kolat connects with Kameron Bach for 30 plus yards for the touchdown. Riley was up 16-8.
But the Raiders would come back, tie the game and win it in overtime.