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LAPORTE — Times No. 1 Valparaiso coasted to a 38-0 halftime lead over LaPorte in Friday's Class 5A Sectional 9 final on the back of its run game and defense.

Tommy Burbee ran for 100 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown to open the scoring. Hayden Vinyard chipped in another 52 yards on the ground, and Matt Tomczak added 29 more and a score.

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Cooper Jones took a fumble recovery 46 yards to the house, while Mason Maple scored on a 32-yard interception return. CJ Opperman found Antonio Osorio for an 8-yard touchdown, and Liam Shepherd nailed a 25-yard field goal. LaPorte committed four turnovers.

Valparaiso will kick off to start the second half.


Porter County Sports Reporter

Robbie Weinstein covers Porter County prep sports and Valparaiso University athletics for The Times. You can find the Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University grad posted up on the nearest field of play or in front of the TV.