Braves storm their way to victory

Despite dealing with long lightning delay, Indian Creek quarterback Taylor Voris turned in an impressive first half.

Voris threw for three touchdown passes and ran for two more as the Braves rolled to a 56-21 rout of visiting Edgewood on Friday night in Western Indiana Conference action.

Indian Creek improved to 4-2 and 3-0 in the East Division. Edgewood’s record dropped to 1-5 and 0-3 in the East.

Voris, who completed 11 of 19 passes for 193 yards in the first half, had a hand in all five touchdowns as the Braves built a 36-14 lead by halftime.

Edgewood quarterback Curtis Schuyler scored on a 36-yard run to slice Indian Creek’s lead to 36-21 with 8:13 left in the third quarter, but Michael Perkins scored from 9 yards out with 6:29 left to boost the lead to 42-21.

Dylan Sprong followed with an interception on the ensuing Mustang possession, returning it 25 yards to Edgewood 23. A few plays later, Aaron Hart scored on a 6-yard run to give the Braves a 49-21 lead with 4:31 left in the third quarter.

The Braves used a long fourth-quarter drive to chew some clock, and Owen Sego scored from 1 yard out to close the scoring

Following a Voris 2-yard TD early, the Mustangs’ John McGlothlin broke free for a 75-yard TD run to take a 7-6 lead.

The Braves took the lead for good by scoring the next 16 points. After Voris scored his second touchdown, Sprong recovered a fumbled punt snap and took it four yards to the Edgewood 6. Two plays later, Voris completed a 4-yard pass to Isaiah Lacey and a two-point conversion pass to Vinny Greene.

McGlothlin scored from 70 yards to to cut the deficit to 22-14 with 1:27 left in the first quarter, and game was immediately stopped for a lightning delay that lasted one hour and 25 minutes.

The Braves scored twice when play resumed to widen its lead. Voris connected with Sprong for a 23-yard score and with Lacey for a 26-yard TD. The Braves were able to shut down McGlothlin in the second quarter.

Perkins finished with 88 yards on 18 carries for Indian Creek, which will play at Cascade next Friday night.

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Mark Ambrogi is a sports correspondent for the Daily Journal.