Marauders, Dragons named IFCA All-State
Mt. Vernon’s Charles DeGraff and New Palestine’s DuRon Ford and Brady Walden were recognized as 2016 Senior All-State selections by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
DeGraff, a senior defensive lineman/linebacker, was named the Daily Reporter Defensive Player of the Year after leading the county and state with 13 sacks.
DeGraff earned All-Hoosier Heritage Conference Defensive Team honors this year and had 122 total tackles. He also had 21 tackles for a loss.
Ford, an All-HHC running back, ranked sixth in the state with 32 rushing touchdowns. The Daily Reporter’s Offensive Player of the Year was third overall in Class 5A with 1,830 rushing yards.
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Walden finished with 22 tackles and recorded a team-high four interceptions this season at defensive back for the HHC champion Dragons. He also was named All-HHC.
New Palestine offensive lineman Austin Keele, a sophomore, and linebacker Luke Ely, a sophomore, were selected to the 2016 IFCA Junior All-State Team.
Cougars receive votes in ICGSA weekly rankings
The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team earned votes in this week’s Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 4A rankings.
The Cougars are 4-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Greenfield-Central hosts New Palestine this Friday.
ICGSA Class 4A Rankings
Rank, School, Points, Previous
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Homestead (7);142;2
2. North Central (8);139;3
5. Lawrence North;80;5
6. Ben Davis;71;8
8. Hamiliton Southeastern;NA;7
10. Columbus North;26;10
Others receiving votes: Northridge, Plainfield, Greenfield-Central, Center Grove, East Chicago Central
Greenfield-Central at Warren Central, 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral at New Palestine, 6:30 p.m.
Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at Hagerstown, 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Shelbyville 3-Way, 6 p.m.
New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Northeastern, 7:30 p.m.
New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.
Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 12:30 p.m.
Greenfield-Central at Homestead, 7:30 p.m.
New Palestine at Westfield, 7:30 p.m.
Castle vs. Mt. Vernon (at Southport Fieldhouse), noon
Greenfield-Central at Perry Meridian Quin Duals, 9 a.m.
New Palestine at Northview Invitational, 8 a.m.
Mt. Vernon at Lapel Invitational, 9 a.m.
New Palestine at East Central, 11 a.m.
Mt. Vernon at Hamilton Heights, 9 a.m.
Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.