Columbus North Powers Past East

Indiana commit Jake Reed was one of the top recruits on the field, but it was a less heralded senior, running back Kobi Cook, who lead the Bulldogs to victory.

Cook rushed for 342 yards and four touchdowns, as what was a tight game, ended up a three score victory for north.

The difference was an offensive line which opened up holes for their shifty back, and wore down the Olympians as the game went on.

"I give all my thanks to them," Cook said after the game.

Reed, who played with a large cast on his wrist, also was key in the blocking effort, and totaled a sack and two tackles for loss on defense. Yet, his focus was also on the offensive line after the game.

"Those are big guys, but they're athletic too," he explained. "We have some athletes up there."

  • Columbus East junior quarterback Gunner Kiel went 20 for 34, 304 yards, one passing touchdown and one on the ground in the loss.

  • Shane Henderson, hobbled some by cramps, still came away with eight receptions for 148 yards. Junior running back Andrew Wilson rushed for 132 yards.

  • For North, Ball State commit Keenan Noel had a touchdown run and three tackles on defense, along with a number of key lead blocks for Cook. Fellow Cardinal commit Chris Shillings had a 24-yard run and two receptions. Senior receiver Matt Stott had six receptions for 72 yards.

    Scout.com will have video, full scouting reports on all of the prospects, and interviews from this game up on Monday.

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