CENTIER BANK PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
The Centier Bank Performers of the Week are LaPorte senior fullback Chris “Juice” Juszkiewicz and Mishawaka senior fullback Austin Faulkner. In the No. 8 (Class 6A) Slicers’ 42-35 Duneland Conference win over No. 7 (Class 5A) and arch-rival Michigan City, Juszkiewicz ran for 278 yards on only 17 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 43, eight, 69, 59, and eight yards. With the win, LaPorte improved its record to 8-0 overall and captured its first outright DAC football championship with a 6-0 conference mark.
In the No. 3 (Class 5A) Cavemen’s 26-14 upset of No. 2 (Class 3A) Mishawaka Marian, Faulkner ran the ball 43 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns on runs of one, six, and 21 yards. Mishawaka improved to 7-1 overall heading into this Friday’s Northern Indiana Conference North Division showdown against No. 2 (Class 6A) Penn (8-0) at TCU Freed Field.
The Centier Bank Performer of the Week is open to any male-female student athlete who participates in any IHSAA sanctioned sport and whose school is in the Centier Bank geographic area.