Studer injured, Darter leads Indians to win


Brandon Scott (11) tries to run hard as a Slicer attempts to tackle him. Scott had four touchdowns and 161 rushing yards.

Annie Riddering and lakecentralnews

Just two minutes and two plays into the first quarter, quarterback Colin Studer (10) left the field with a broken collarbone. Third-string quarterback Ethan Darter (10) was given the chance to step up and take Studer’s place. The Indians came through with a 27-7 win over the LaPorte Slicers.

“It feels great [knowing we won]. I’m ready if the coaches need me, but you have to give the win to the team,” Darter said.

The Indians had a huge running game, with running back Brandon Scott (11) rushing for four touchdowns and running for 161 yards. With their running game strong, Darter was also able to complete seven passes to Antwan Davis (11) for 75 yards.

“We had to have trust in Ethan and keep him calm. After the first couple of plays we could tell he was ready to step up and lead the team. We’re going to watch film [to prepare for next week] and we will make sure we practice hard and look sharp so that way in the game everything’s nearly perfect,” Davis said.

The Indians defense let up one touchdown, which was the first one they let up in 14 quarters. Logan Lambert (11) had two interceptions which helped aid in the stopping of the Slicer offense.

The Indians now have a 4-1 record. They take on the Michigan City Wolves at the Burial Grounds next Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m.