May 21, 2024
Trey Rominger receiving his record setting All time yards for Paoli, game ball last season.

Trey Rominger receiving his record setting All time yards for Paoli, game ball last season.

We’ve reviewed the stats and came up with our picks for the Top 10 Southern Indiana Football Players from Week 8. There are some awesome players on this list, many who have made the Top 10 list several times. These players come from teams that won their games and whose stats stand above the rest in Southern Indiana. We’re not able to find stats for every team, so if someone out there had a Top 10 Performance, please comment with their name and what they did in Week 8. Thanks for reading!

Top 10 Southern Indiana Football Players from Week 8

1. Trey Rominger (Senior, Paoli Rams)

Senior Fullback/Linebacker Trey Rominger was a true powerhouse, rushing an impressive 25 times to accumulate a staggering 354 yards. With four rushing touchdowns and a firm grip on the defensive end—contributing 5 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and a crucial interception—Rominger’s standout performance was paramount in Paoli’s commanding 57-7 triumph over Mitchell Bluejackets. Trey’s performance led to him breaking Paoli’s Single game rushing record.

2. Roland Vera Jr. (Senior, Evansville Reitz)

Senior Running Back Roland Vera Jr. was the driving force behind Evansville Reitz’s offense, rushing 14 times and amassing 186 yards. With a scintillating long run of 63 yards and 5 touchdowns to his name, combined with 2 receptions for 14 yards, Vera Jr. played a pivotal role in Reitz’s 52-20 dismantling of Evansville Bosse.

3. Josh Ringer (Senior, East Central Trojans)

In a display of explosive athleticism, Senior Running Back Josh Ringer showcased efficiency and speed, securing 247 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 5 carries, with one electrifying run stretching 90 yards. Ringer was indispensable in East Central’s crushing 62-0 victory over Greensburg.

Josh Ringer, #15 SR RB East Central. Photo credit to Sandy Mahoney of In Motion Sports Photography
Josh Ringer, #15 SR RB East Central. Photo credit to Sandy Mahoney of In Motion Sports Photography

4. Dash King (Junior, Bloomington North Cougars)

Junior Quarterback Dash King of the Bloomington North Cougars exemplified dual-threat capabilities. Completing 22 of 31 passes, King hurled for 272 yards and clinched 3 touchdowns. Not to be contained, he also navigated the field with 15 rushes for 68 yards, adding 2 touchdowns on foot, and propelling the Cougars to a thrilling 38-35 edge over Columbus North Bulldogs.

5. Corey Andrews (Sophomore, Linton Miners)

Sophomore Corey Andrews, representing both the offensive and defensive lines for the Linton Miners, was a brick wall on defense. Andrews recorded 15 tackles, with 4.5 leading to a loss for the opposition, one sack, and a fumble recovery. Offensively, he bulldozed the opposition with 8 significant pancake blocks, bolstering Linton’s assertive 47-14 win over Eastern Greene.

6. Caleb Bottum (Senior, North Knox Warriors)

Senior Caleb Bottum of the North Knox Warriors dazzled on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Bottum sprinted through defenses for 209 yards on 14 carries, tallying 3 touchdowns. His versatile prowess shined with a 56-yard touchdown reception. Defensively, his presence was felt with 7 tackles, guiding North Knox to a dominant 46-7 victory over North Daviess Cougars.

7. Mitch Bernardi (Senior, Floyd Central)

Senior Running Back Mitch Bernardi’s versatility was on full display as he navigated the field with 18 rushes, collecting 114 yards and 5 touchdowns. In the air, Bernardi snagged 4 passes for 43 yards and added another touchdown, central to Floyd Central’s 56-14 routing of Jennings County.

8. Clay McClelland (Senior, Charlestown Pirates)

Senior Quarterback Clay McClelland’s efficiency was awe-inspiring. With a single electrifying rush, he accumulated 108 yards and bagged 5 touchdowns. His arm was equally lethal, completing a perfect 8 out of 8 passes for 117 yards, steering Charlestown to a solid 46-22 win against the Salem Lions.

Photo of Clay McClelland courtesy of Lowe Media

9. Ethan Smith (Senior, Boonville Pioneers)

Senior Linebacker Ethan Smith’s tenacity was evident with his 13 tackles, one of which was for a loss, coupled with an 8-yard interception return. Offensively, Smith contributed 2 carries for 12 yards, even with a minor setback of a fumble. His all-around efforts were key in Boonville’s 45-6 dismantling of Washington.

10. Larron Childers (Senior, Springs Valley Blackhawks)

The resilience of Senior Larron Childers shone as he chalked up 18 tackles, 2 for a loss, and a critical blocked field goal. On the offensive side, Childers contributed 10 rushes for 53 yards. Despite a fumble, his efforts were vital in Springs Valley’s win over Perry Central Commodores.

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