Wildcats win home opener

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko newcomer Garrett Elder debuted his varsity Wildcat career in prime fashion in Friday night’s home opener against Three Rivers Conference opponent Manchester.Elder, a freshman receiver and safety, tacked on two touchdowns in Whitko’s 46-24 win.Elder transferred from Wawasee High School two weeks ago, and played with the junior varsity squad last week, before seeing varsity minutes Friday.He caught 2-of-4 passes for 72 yards, and also added some special teams yardage with two kick returns for 22 yards.Defensively, he had two tackles.After Manchester scored a quick TD in the opening two minutes of the game, Whitko answered with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Elder with 4:15 to go in the first quarter to tie the game at 7.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 14-15 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.