Mishawaka used three touchdown plays of 30 or more yards to take a commanding first half lead on the way to a Week Five Friday night win at Plymouth, 42-7.

The Cavemen scored on a 31-yard pass, 36-yard pass and 43-yard fumble return to build a 42-0 halftime lead.

Seventh-ranked (5A) Mishawaka (4-1, 3-0 NLC) stayed unbeaten conference play ahead of a matchup next week with Warsaw, the only other unbeaten in the Northern Lakes Conference.

Statistically for Plymouth (2-3, 1-2 NLC), quarterback Exzander Ramirez racked up 88 yards on 9-of-17 passing. He rushed for 41 yards including the Rockies only touchdown.

Finn Holm contributed 65 yards rushing. Aiden Blalock led the Rockies in receptions with six for 48 yards.

Mishawaka senior quarterback Brady Fisher was 5-of-5 passing for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Junior running back Novell Miller scored twice, with a rushing touchdown and a 31-yard pass reception.

Plymouth head coach Adam Handley says the Cavemen are a strong challenger for the NLC title.

Handley talks about the defensive effort of Chris Johnson.

Up next for Plymouth, #11 (4A) NorthWood. NorthWood (3-2, 1-2) lost to #11 (5A) Warsaw Friday, 45-21.