Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News


September 9, 2013

Balanced Cadets notch home victory

CLAYTON — What a difference a week can make in football.

After giving up a halftime lead to Monrovia last week, Cascade improved upon its 14-point advantage after two quarters Friday night, and downed North Putnam, 28-14.

“Our first two games we’ve come out flat after halftime, and that’s something we talked about all week,” Cascade coach Jason Thompson said. “They made changes and that’s good to see.”

Cascade hurt itself with penalties against Monrovia, and while it still had issues in that area Friday, it was North Putnam that really suffered. The Cougars totaled 10 flags for 110 yards to go along with two interceptions.

“Too many penalties, too many turnovers. That’s kind of the way the year has gone for us,” North Putnam coach Greg Barrett said.

Cascade took advantage of those miscues as quarterback Sawyer Donovan connected with receiver Zach Batts for two touchdowns in the first half.

Donovan hit Batts for a 12-yard TD for the Cadets’ first score, one set up by a 27-yard Zac Butler run to begin the drive.

Donovan’s 34-yard TD pass to Batts with just over two minutes left in the opening half came on a tipped pass off a Cougars defender. Batts’ concentration and speed paid dividends as he hauled the ball in and outraced two defenders.

“Sawyer is doing a great job of getting the ball to me, and when he makes good throws, it’s not hard to catch the ball,” Batts said.

 Donovan finished 7 of 13 through the air for 88 yards and three TDs.

Cascade’s defense played well in the first half, holding North Putnam to 87 yards. It improved on that in the second half.

“The defense did a fantastic job,” Thompson said. “We were on them pretty hard this week after last week’s effort and that says a lot about their character.”

The defensive effort continued after the break with Brock Stephenson’s interception of North Putnam quarterback Gabe McFadden.

“The coaches said if I got deep he would overthrow the receiver, so I got deep and it paid off,” Stephenson said.

A Donovan fumble set up a 5-yard TD pass from McFadden to Garrett Plessinger in the third quarter, but Chris Howard blocked the attempt, giving the Cadets an eight-point lead.

Donovan and Batts hooked up on the ensuing drive from 19 yards out, putting Cascade up 21-6 early in the fourth.

Butler intercepted a poorly thrown ball by Plessinger, and sealed the victory with a 90-yard scoring run late in the fourth.

Butler finished with 193 yards on 18 carries to lead Cascade.


Text Only
  • HCF 7-23 spt little league pic-1.jpg Bulldog Little Leaguers advance to semis

    PLAINFIELD — Though the Brownsburg Little Leaguers advanced out of pool play in the fourth, and final spot, the Bulldogs drew into undefeated Golfmoor in the Indiana State Little League Tournament to set up a daunting quarterfinals matchup with a No.1-seed.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • AllStars-167.jpg County players shine in South win

    INDIANAPOLIS — Hendricks County players did their share in Friday’s Grange Insurance All-Star Classic at North Central High School, as the South stomped the North, 30-2.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt brickyard pic-1.jpg Stewart, Gordon ready for Brickyard

    It’s hard to ignore the Hoosier connections going into the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt lucas oil pic-2.jpg Big two days coming up at LOR

    Lucas Oil Raceway will get a big Indianapolis-area racing weekend off to a flying start with major events on Thursday and Friday.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports Briefs

    July 22, 2014

  • HCF 7-23 spt nhra pic-1t.jpg Nicoll crash at raceway in 1970 spooks 'The Snake'

    In the Top Fuel final round during the 1970 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme lined up against Jim “Superman” Nicoll for a much-anticipated battle in the world’s most prestigious drag race.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-23 spt colts pic-1.jpg Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt'

    ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brownsburg Little Leaguers advance

    With a victory and some help on Monday, Brownsburg advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the District 8 Little League tournament at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex.

    July 21, 2014

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • 10101638.jpg Miller signs with Diamondbacks

    It would be difficult to conceive a better six-week stretch for former Avon standout Jared Miller.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read