South Bend Washington senior Gehrig Dieter races away from defenders, on the way to his first of five touchdowns Saturday night. (WSBT Photo)
SOUTH BEND - South Bend Washington High School opened up their season with a convincing 46-23 win over Bloomington North Saturday night at School Field.
The Panthers were paced by senior receiver Gehrig Dieter, who caught 8 passes for 373 reciving yards and five touchdowns.
Dieter's 373 yards are a new single game Indiana state record.
Dieter told WSBT sports last week that several division one programs wanted to see tape from his first couple of games before deciding on extending scholarship offers. Those offers are almost certain to come after Saturday's record setting performance.
Teammate David Perkins, who's already committed to Notre Dame, also rushed for three touchdowns. He scored on the first play from scrimmage, and 85-yard touchdown run.
Washington (1-0) plays at Michigan City next Friday night.
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