CORYDON — The Colfax-Mingo defense stopped Wayne inside the red zone on the final play of the game and improved to 3-0 on the season after a 27-22 road win over the Falcons on a wet and muddy night.
Wayne had the ball inside the Tigerhawks’ 10-yard line but couldn’t score as time expired. The Tigerhawks are 3-0 for the first time since 2014.
Colfax-Mingo junior quarterback Brady Berkey threw three touchdown passes to senior Zarek Hill.
For Hill, that’s a Class 1A-high eight TDs on the season. Berkey has thrown a 1A-best 11 TD passes and no interceptions in his first three varsity starts.
The Tigerhawks also got a TD from senior fullback Damir Gumerov, who finished with 55 yards on eight carries. Senior Holister Koenig rushed for a career-high 131 yards on 10 carries. The Tigerhawks rushed for 182 yards in the win.
Berkey was 10-of-18 through the air for 107 yards. Hill got 89 of those yards on six catches. His longest TD reception was 52 yards.
The Tigerhawks overcame a strong rushing attack by Wayne (1-2). Chase Keifer rushed for 279 yards on 40 carries in the loss. Keifer now has a Class A-high 716 rushing yards this season.
The Falcons did not complete a pass on the night.
Junior Trystin Ross led Colfax-Mingo on defense with 10 1/2 tackles and a fumble recovery. Senior Ahren Teed added 9 1/2 tackles, Koenig had 6 1/2 tackles and junior Andres Villegas collected six tackles.
Gumerov, who had one catch for 12 yards on offense, finished with 5 1/2 tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss.
The Tigerhawks return to action against Lynnville-Sully at 7 p.m. Friday in Sully. The Hawks are 1-2 after a 25-22 loss to Highland in Week 2.