Notre Dame Top247 defensive tackle commit Sheldon Day was a disruptive force in his team's win over Ben Davis.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With less than two minutes to go, Purdue safety commit Jordan Shine jumped in the air and batted down the Ben Davis fourth-down pass in the end zone, preserving Warren Central’s 27-21 hard-fought victory between two of the state’s top football programs on Friday night.
Warren Central’s (4-0) outstanding defense led by Shine, Notre Dame commit Sheldon Day, Cincinnati pledge Joshua Posley, Indiana linebacker verbal Jordan Wallace, Future247 linebacker Tim Kimbrough and cornerback Kaleb Humphrey, were the reason the Warriors were able to overcome several special teams miscues and a couple turnovers to earn the win. They held Ben Davis to just 180 total yards.
However, perhaps the most impressive player on the field was Ben Davis class of 2013 safety Antonio Allen. The 5-foot-10, 188-pound Allen seemed to be in on every tackle, including a violent shot on Cincinnati running back commit Deionte Buckley that sent the future Bearcat’s helmet flying. Buckley left the game with a slight concussion but said that he’s fine and will be back next week.
Humphrey held Indiana receiver commit Caleb Cornett to two receptions for 26 yards. Warren Central receiver Kevin Davis, who is also committed to the Hoosiers, was a nonfactor as well, ending the game without a reception.
With Buckley out, junior running back Shaquille Breeding seized the opportunity, carrying 29 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Breeding is a slippery runner with good balance. The Warriors were able to do a lot of their damage running the football behind Cincinnati offensive guard commit Deyshawn Bond and class of 2013 offensive tackle Dwayne Brown.
Ben Davis struggled to run the football, but senior Lamont Osborn is a tough runner and was able to punch one in from 11 yards out. Holding offers from Ball State and Western Michigan, the 5-foot-7, 187-pound Osborn finished with 12 carries for 44 yards and the one touchdown.
Warren Central defensive end and Cincinnati commit Jonathan Burt did not play and had his foot in a boot. He said he'll be back in the Warriors lineup in three weeks.
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