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Anthony Shelman is player of the week

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Lawrence Central running back/wide receiver Anthony Shelman rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and two receptions for 49 yards.

Shelman plays much bigger than his 5’8, 160 pounds frame when he has the ball in his hands.

Looking at his numbers its easy to notice why he is having the season he is. Shelman ran 4.3 seconds 40 yards dash and a 10.75 100 yard dash, bench presses 225 pounds and squats 335 pounds. He is an epitome of the saying “size does not matter.”

Games of the week

Broad Ripple vs. @ Northwest:

The 2-3 Broad Ripple Rockets will face off against the 1-4 Space Pioneers in what promises to be a showdown with two of the state’s top all purpose players in the Rockets quarterback Randy Morton and Northwest quarterback Delmario Lasley. Rockets quarterback Morton is averaging 108.3 yards rushing a game and has scored five touchdowns this year to lead the Rockets; Lasley is averaging 267 yards passing and 67 yards rushing per game to lead the Space Pioneers offense. Lasley is one of the state leaders in all purpose yards.

Both teams are battling to stay in the IPSAC conference title race; a loss will definitely knock them out of contention. There will be a lot of speed and big plays on Friday night at Northwest High School.

Lawrence North vs. Center Grove:

After a heartbreaking 45-0 loss to Carmel last Friday, things do not get any easier for the Lawrence North Wildcats as they host a 4-1 physical Center Grove team. Lawrence North has played three of the top 10 teams in the state thus far and is hoping that the early season schedule has them ready for a late run.

Center Grove’s only loss (42-17) came against Carmel in week 3 and is riding a two-game winning streak into Friday night’s game. The Wildcats have scored only 21 points in their last three games (7 pts/game average); they will need to score some points this week against a Center Grove team that is averaging 264 rushing yards and 27 points per game. Both teams play physical and aggressive football.

Lawrence Central vs. Bloomington South:

The 4-1 Lawrence Central Bears and their explosive offensive attack host the 1-4 Bloomington South Panthers. The Bears are averaging 40 points per game and seem to have home run hitters at every position offensively.

Quarterback Dre Townsend does not look like a first year starter and is doing a great job of keeping all of his weapons happy. Speedy running back/wide receiver Anthony Shelman leads the Bears in rushing and receiving yards and is a threat to score whenever he touches the ball.

The Bears are looking to stay on track to win the Conference Indiana regular season championship with a win Friday night.


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