BEDFORD — Wenkers Wright scored four touchdowns and Tristan Polk threw three to lead Floyd Central to a 42-14 win at Bedford North Lawrence in Hoosier Hills Conference football action Friday night.
Wright ran 17 times for 224 yards and three TDs (of 14, 34 and 15 yards). He also caught two passes for 24 yards, including a 11-yard TD toss from Polk. The Floyd quarterback completed 9 of 11 passes for 170 yards and touchdowns to Wright, Colin Cummins and Luke Medlock.
The Highlanders (6-2, 4-1) host Seymour next Friday night.
FLOYD CENTRAL 42, BEDFORD NL 14
Floyd Central 14 14 14 0 — 42
Bedford NL 7 7 0 0 — 14
FC — Wenkers Wright 14 run (Max Grangier kick), 6:57.
BNL — Brye Lewis 3 run (Sam Cosner kick), 4:32.
FC — Wright 34 run (Grangier kick), 3:57.
FC — Colin Cummins 23 pass from Tristan Polk (Grangier kick), 11:52.
BNL — Dylan Nikirk 22 pass from Lewis (Cosner kick), 6:34.
FC — Wright 11 pass from Polk (Grangier kick), 3:34.
FC — Wright 15 run (Grangier kick), 9:12.
FC — Luke Medlock 53 pass from Polk (Grangier kick), 0:50.
Floyd (9-11-0-170) — Tristan Polk 9-11-0-170.
Bedford NL (15-18-0-149) — Lewis 14-17-0-135, Louden 1-1-0-14.
Floyd (27-279) — Wenkers Wright 17-224, Andrew Spurgeon 6-39, Polk 2-14, Caleb Slaughter 1-5, Zac Hutslar 1-(-3).
Bedford NL (37-158) — Lewis 21-111, Anderson 7-19, Scherschel 5-17, Todd 1-12, Nikirk 2-(-1), Louden 1-(-2).
Floyd — Eli Branham 3-21, Colin Cummins 2-55, Wright 2-24, Luke Medlock 1-53, Lucas Schneider 1-17.
Bedford NL — Hughes 5-50, Scherschel 3-48, Anderson 4-16, Nikirk 1-22, Bailey 1-12.
RED DEVILS DOWN PANTHERS
NORTH VERNON — Jordan Ferguson ran for four touchdowns as Jeffersonville ended a four-game losing streak with a 41-14 HHC win at Jennings County on Friday night.
The Red Devils built a 27-7 halftime lead and cruised from there.
Jeff (2-5, 1-4) visits BNL next Friday night to close out the regular season.
LIONS EDGE PIRATES
SALEM — Host Salem spoiled a record receiving night by Charlestown's Matthew Henning in a 35-34 overtime Mid-Southern Conference triumph Friday night.
In OT, the Pirates scored first but failed on their two-point conversion try. Then, the Lions' Porter Howey scored on a short TD run and Jonny Tally booted the point-after kick for the victory. That capped a back-and-forth battle between the two teams.
Salem (5-2, 5-2) scored the game's first points on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Arthur to Reese McCoskey with 5 minutes, 5 seconds to play in the first period. The Pirates wasted little time — 44 seconds to be exact — in responding as Chase Benner connected with Henning for a 56-yard TD.
Benner and Henning would hook up again late in the first quarter for a 75-yard touchdown with 1:48 left to make it 14-6. The Lions, though, returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and converted a two-point try to tie it at 14 at the end of the opening period.
Salem scored the only points of the second quarter on Arthur's 12-yard touchdown run 1:11 before halftime. The PAT gave the Lions a 21-14 lead at intermission.
Charlestown (2-6, 2-5) tied it up when Benner connected up with Henning again — this time for 65 yards — with 7:04 to play in the third period.
Salem retook the lead in the fourth quarter, when Arthur scored on a 5-yard run with 5:41 left. The Pirates responded again with a familiar combination, as Benner found Henning for a 37-yard TD with 3:59 to play. The PAT made it 28-all. That was the score heading into overtime.
Henning finished with four catches for a single-game school record of 235 yards. His four TD catches were also a program record.
Benner, meanwhile, finished 5 for 9 for 238 receiving yards and those four touchdowns with one interception.
The Lions held the Pirates to 74 rushing yards on 38 carries. Junior Jaron Almeciga led the way with 23 carries for 61 yards. He also ran for Charlestown's OT TD.
On defense, Deke Brown tallied a team-high 17 tackles in the loss.
Charlestown will host Eastern next Friday night to close out the regular season.
LANCERS BLANK LIONS
EDINBURGH — Host Edinburgh blanked Rock Creek 42-0 Friday night.
The loss ends the regular season for the Lions (0-6).