Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

September 25, 2012

County gridders produce fireworks


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — The South Decatur and North Decatur football teams both won this past weekend, combining for 80 points in their respective victories.

North improved to 5-1 with a 41-21 win over host Eastern Hancock Saturday. The game was postponed until Saturday because of weather.

South improved to 3-3 with a 39-34 comeback win over Park Tudor. The host Cougars trailed on multiple occasions in a game that was delayed because of lightning.

Junior Chris Johannigman completed 24 of 40 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns, including a 93-yard strike to senior Byron Balser. Leading the team in receiving, Balser caught 12 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Matthew Gatewood caught six passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Gatewood also ran for a score.

Senior Bryce French added a rushing touchdown for the Cougars.

Junior Logan Speer led South defensively, collecting 12 tackles (11 solo). Senior Bryce Moore recorded eight tackles, while Balser and senior Ben Tichenor each added six tackles.

Balser and Gatewood each tallied an interception.