Matt Wiggins intercepted a pass by Nick Thrasher with a little more than one minute left to thwart Bishop Noll's comeback bid and secure Boone Grove's 26-21 victory Saturday night.
The host Warriors rallied from a 23-0 first-half deficit and were threatening when Wiggins' interception -- the fourth takeaway by the Boone Grove defense -- enabled the Wolves to win their second game in as many weeks.
Andrew Ooms kicked two field goals for Boone Grove; Evan Stewart ran 45 yards for a touchdown, and quarterback Aaron Ellis logged TD runs of 2 yards and 5 yards as the Wolves did all their scoring before halftime.
Wiggins was a defensive menace. The Boone Grove linebacker set up the first score of the game by stripping the ball from Warriors running back Anthony Mayers on the opening series and running it to the Noll 10.
Boone Grove's Alan Espino also played a big role with two interceptions.
Noll also used a turnover to score, Thrasher caused a fumble that Jahari Davis picked up and ran 46 yards to the end zone.
Noll (0-2) pulled closer after halftime, scoring on a 16-yard Thrasher-to-Davis pass and a 1-yard TD run by Mayers.
Culver Community 32, South Central 21: Kane Klimczak rushed for one touchdown and passed for another, but the visiting Cavaliers (1-1) still defeated the Satellites (0-2).
Klimczak scored from 4 yards out in the first quarter, and he connected with Robert Miller for a 76-yard touchdown in the fourth.
Rensselaer 56, North Newton 20: Rensselaer came out very aggressive on defense, as Eli Isom returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and Avery Walker returned an interception 95 yards for a score in the second quarter.
The Bombers scored all their points by halftime, put up 35 in the first quarter and let the junior varsity play in the second half.
"Our defense came out and played extremely well and extremely fast," Rensselaer coach Chris Meeks said. "They created some turnovers to help lead to some scores."
Dylan Wright led the Bombers with four carries for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Jono Bigger threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans.
Boys cross country
421 Run: South Central's Bryan Flannery finished second overall (17:53), while the Satellites finished third as a team (71 points).
Rossville won the title with 41 points. Nate Rhodes was third (18:02), helping LaCrosse place fourth (82).
McCutcheon Invitational: Kankakee Valley placed third at Saturday's McCutcheon Invitational. Bryce Gawronski finished first in 17:38 and Travis Conley placed second (17:47) to highlight K.V.'s day.
Girls cross country
421 Run: South Central's Kyleigh Werner won the individual crown (20:02), while the Satellites placed fourth as a team (95).
Host West Central won the meet with 29 points. Westville's Molly Corder finished eighth (23:23), helping the Blackhawks place second as a team (63).
McCutcheon Invitational: Kankakee Valley finished second behind the strength of Brittany Kent, who won the meet in 22:03. Allison Rockley placed fourth (22:31) while Brittany Stepp finished eighth (23:02).
Merrillville 3, Kankakee Valley 1: Jose Gonzalez, Jamal Duke and Damian DiGangi each scored for the Pirates before the game was called official with 32 minutes left in the second half due to lightning.
Tyler Montgomery scored K.V.'s lone goal.
Hebron 4, Clark 1: Cayla Rokosz scored two goals while Alyssa Doeing and Devin Walsh each scored one goal to lead the Hawks.
Sonia Ruiz scored Clark's lone goal.
Wheeler 2, Merrillville 0: Kelley Frey and Terra Phillips each scored goals to lead the Times No. 7 Bearcats (6-0) past the Pirates.
Highland-Lake Central match cancelled: Saturday's inclement weather forced the cancellation of the Highland-Lake Central match.
Hanover Central VolleyCat Tournament: Washington Township defeated Hanover Central 21-25, 25-10, 25-9 in the championship game, leaving the host Wildcats in second place. Morgan Township finished in third place, while LaCrosse placed fourth.
Benton Central Tournament: Clark went 1-2, beating Faith Christian 25-19, 25-11 and losing to Benton Central 25-17, 25-19 and North Montgomery 25-13, 25-10.
Sara Kruszynski had 14 kills, 14 assits and 10 digs, Alexis Christian had 10 kills and four aces, and Mari Lopez had 12 digs in the three matches played.
Lafayette Central Catholic Tournament: Despite losing 25-13, 25-20 to Andrean, Calumet Christian won the tournament by virtue of giving up the least amount of points, as the 59ers suffered a loss to Loogootee.
The Patriots defeated Lafayette Central Catholic 25-23, 17-25, 16-14 in a tough match.
Ally Rohn compiled 41 kills throughout the four matches, Cassie Obinger had 72 assists and Kaylie Obinger recorded 61 digs.
Plymouth Invitational: Lake Central went 2-2, beating Valparaiso and Muncie Burris but losing to Penn and New Prairie.
In the four matches, Brooke Renner had 28 kills, Stephanie Spigolon had 39 assists and 18 digs; Rylee Ollearis compiled 36 assists and 22 digs and Dani Ellis led the Indians (7-5) with 48 digs.