Hussung

Floyd Central junior Cole Hussung, a placekicker for the football team, tweeted Tuesday that he has received an offer to kick for Michigan.

“Thankful to have received an offer from the University of Michigan! Huge thanks to @TylerBrown_9 for the amazing time in Michigan. Can’t wait to get back to Ann Arbor in a few weeks. Go Blue!” Hussung tweeted Tuesday.

The tweet was accompanied by three pictures from his visit to Ann Arbor during the season. In one, Hussung dressed in a full Michigan uniform, complete with his name and number on the back. In another, he’s posing with Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.

This past season Hussung was 20 for 22 on point-after touchdown kicks and 9 for 12 in field-goal attempts, including a school-record long 49-yarder, while finishing second in scoring (47 points) for the Highlanders. He also had 39 kickoffs for 2,274 yards (58.3 yards per kick) with a long of 76 and 25 touchbacks.

Hussung is ranked the No. 27 kicker nationally in the Class of 2020 by Kohl’s Kicking and No. 32 by Chris Sailer Kicking.

LOCAL PAIR COMMIT TO KWC

A pair of local senior football players — Floyd Central’s Tyler Edwards and Silver Creek’s Dylan Whitt — have recently committed to Kentucky Wesleyan.

This past season Edwards, a running back/linebacker, ran 124 times for 738 yards and five touchdowns for the Highlanders. He also had two receptions for 49 yards and a TD. He topped the team in all-purpose yards (934), all-purpose yards per game (116.8), rushing yards per game (92.3), touchdows (eight) and total points (48).

On defense Edwards was third on the team in total tackles (47) and fifth in tackles for loss (five).

“First off I would like to thank God for giving me the ability to be able to play the sport I love. I would also like to thank my family for having my back and helping me through it all also having their love and support. I want to thank all my coach’s [sic] and teachers from Floyd Central high school for pushing me to be the best I can be on and off the field and turning me into the man I am today,” he posted Monday on Twitter. “With that being said I am 100% committed to the Kentucky Wesleyan College to further my academics and athletic career!”

Whitt, a defensive back, tallied 42 total tackles, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one interception — which he returned for a touchdown.

“I would like to start this off by saying thank you to the Lord for putting my family and I into this position. Thank you to all my high school coaches who have guided me and mentored me, and all of the schools who have invested their time into this long recruitment process for me. With all that being said I would like to officially announce my commitment to Kentucky Wesleyan College to continue my academic and athletic career! GO PANTHERS!!” Whitt wrote on social media Jan. 20.

WILLIAMS NAMED REGION ALL-STAR

Providence senior standout Kaden Williams has been named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Region 10 All-Star team as a running back.

The 5-foot-8, 170-pound Williams had a splendid senior season for the Pioneers.

He rushed for 1,740 yards (133.8 per game) and 21 touchdowns while also recording 14 receptions for 211 yards and two TDs. He topped the team with 1,951 total yards (150.1 per game), 2,228 all-purpose yards (171.4 per game), total touchdowns (26), total points (156) and points per game (12).

26 SELECTED ACADEMIC ALL-STATE

Williams was also one of 26 local players named to the IFCA Academic All-State team.

Providence and Floyd Central led the way with eight members each, while Rock Creek had seven, Silver Creek two and Jeffersonville one.

In addition to Williams, the Pioneers who were also recognized were Hayden Burke, Collin Daugherty, Bryce Drury, James Hoke, Nolan McCain, Brandon Schafer and Michael Siebert.

The Highlanders were represented by Miles Frazier, Dorian Hendrix, Zachary Little, Brett May, Tyler Milliner, Lucas Mooser, Spencer Prentiss and Jacob Quenichet.

The seven Lions selected were Jakob Daniel, Matt Gnadinger, Brandon Griffin, Johnny Knuckles, Josh Muhammad, Caleb Rotenberger and Michael Vaughn.

The Dragons were represented by Hunter Knox and Peyton Meyers while the recognized Red Devil was Seth Scott.

HIGHLANDERS RISE IN POLLS

Following a pair of victories last weekend, the Floyd Central boys' basketball team rose in a pair of statewide polls.

The Highlanders (13-2) rose one spot, from No. 5 to No. 4, in Class 4A in the Associated Press polls released Tuesday. They also checked in at No. 4 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Top 20 released Sunday night. Floyd was No. 6 in the previous poll.

Meanwhile Silver Creek (14-3), which went 2-1 last week, rose one spot to No. 8 in 3A in the AP polls. The Dragons' loss was 77-76 Saturday night at Bloomington South (16-3), which moved up to No. 10 in the 4A poll. The Panthers also handed the Highlanders their first loss of the season.

Silver Creek and Jeffersonville (9-5), which has beaten both the Dragons and Floyd this season, were among those also receiving votes in the IBCA poll.

The complete polls are listed below.

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AP POLLS

The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 4A

W-L Pts Prv

 1. Warren Central (12) 17-1 274 1

 2. Carmel (1) 14-1 248 2

 3. Lawrence Central (1) 15-3 204 3

 4. Floyd Central 13-2 170 5

 5. Penn 15-2 112 NR

 6. Munster 16-1 111 NR

 7. Cathedral 14-4 100 4

 8. South Bend Riley 14-2 74 NR

 9. Zionsville 13-5 64 7

10. Bloomington South 16-3 63 NR

Others receiving votes: Homestead 56, Pike 54, Lawrence North 50, Plainfield 27, Center Grove 23, Brownsburg 20, Logansport 18, Elkhart Memorial 12.

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Class 3A

 1. Northwestern (9) 15-0 252 1

 2. Delta 17-1 230 3

 3. Greensburg (1) 15-1 228 2

 4. Culver Academy (4) 9-2 210 4

 5. Heritage Hills 16-1 146 6

 6. Mishawaka Marian 11-2 136 7

 7. Edgewood 14-2 117 8

 8. Silver Creek 14-3 105 9

 9. Brownstown Central 13-2 90 10

10. Indianapolis Attucks 12-5 82 5

Others receiving votes: Brebeuf 47, Greencastle 21, Marion 9, Griffith 7.

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Class 2A

 1. Southwestern (11) 17-1 272 1

 2. Shenandoah (2) 13-1 250 2

 3. Westview (1) 15-4 198 5

 4. Linton-Stockton 15-2 185 4

 5. Tipton 12-3 134 3

 6. Heritage Christian 13-3 125 9

 7. LaVille 13-3 114 8

 8. Frankton 15-3 100 10

 9. Indpls Howe 11-4 82 7

10. Wabash 12-2 41 NR

Others receiving votes: Rossville 39, Andrean 27, Tell City 24, Paoli 21, N. Daviess 20, Ev. Mater Dei 19, Winamac 15, Covington 7, Michigan City Marquette 7.

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Class A

 1. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk (10) 14-2 272 1

 2. Barr-Reeve (3) 15-2 242 2

 3. Lafayette Catholic (1) 13-2 210 3

 4. Kouts 14-1 191 4

 5. University 14-3 156 T6

 6. Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 12-2 152 T6

 7. Washington Twp. 12-4 113 8

 8. Morristown 15-3 111 9

 9. Gary 21st Century 11-6 90 NR

10. Oldenburg 12-4 58 10

Others receiving votes: Morgan Township 50, Bloomfield 13, Springs Valley 12, Argos 10.

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IBCA TOP 20 

 1. Warren Central (17) 17-1 397

 2. Carmel 14-1 374

 3. Lawrence Central (3) 15-3 369

 4. Floyd Central 13-2 303

 5. Lawrence North 11-4 296

 6. Cathedral 14-4 283

 7. Zionsville 13-5 264

 8. Brownsburg 13-5 226

 9. Center Grove 12-5 212

10. Pike 10-6 205

11. Hamilton Southeastern 11-5 182

12. Penn 13-2 179

13. Ben Davis 11-6 162

14. Homestead 13-2 132

15. Delta 17-0 117

16. Bloomington South 16-3 99

17. Culver Academy 9-2 76

18. Mishawaka Marian 11-2 68

19. Indianapolis Attucks 12-5 43

20. Munster 16-1 34

Other schools receiving votes: Brebeuf, Castle, Columbus North, East Noble, Fishers, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Northrop, Greensburg, Hammond, Huntington North, Jeffersonville, Lafayette Central Catholic, Logansport, Northwestern, Plainfield, Silver Creek, South Bend Riley, Southwestern, Valparaiso, Westview.

PREP-POURRI

• The Jeffersonville boys’ bowling team finished ninth out of 12 teams at the Richmond Semistate last Saturday. The Red Devils missed advancing to state by 43 pins. Meanwhile, in singles Jeffersonville’s Jackson Kruer and Clarksville’s Evan Davis failed to advance as well. Kruer missed making the cut by 16 pins.

• Christian Academy senior McKenna Cavanaugh, a standout in girls' cross country and track, will sign with Southern Indiana at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the school's gym.

• Hayden Casey has been named the boys’ golf coach at Christian Academy.

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