By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea
Streaks and stuff-
Longest current winning streaks
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 42 consecutive games.
Bedford North Lawrence captured its first sectional crown with its 26-21 decision over previously unbeaten Castle.
Corydon Central won its first sectional championship with a 13-12 triumph over Heritage Hills.
Finally its over
South Bend Washington earned its first sectional crown since 1977 by posting a 37-19 win over Mishawaka.
Evansville Central ended its 23-year drought between sectional titles with its 23-14 win over Jasper.
Triton Central found its way into the winner’s circle for the first time since 1988 with its 36-27 win over Paoli.
North Vermillion celebrated a sectional title for the first time since 1993 by getting past Rockville, 27-20, in overtime.
Sitting at 12-0
Class 5A- Penn
Class 4A- Leo
Class 3A- NONE
Class 2A- Bremen and Wheeler
Class 1A-Lafayette Central Catholic and Linton Stockton
We are the Sectional Champions (Previous title)
Crown Point [9-3] (2006)
Penn [12-0] (2008)
Hamilton Southeastern [11-1] (2007)
Fort Wayne Snider [8-4] (2010)
Carmel [11-1] (2009)
Ben Davis [10-2] (2008)
Center Grove [8-4] (2009)
Bedford North Lawrence [9-3] (First)
South Bend Washington [9-3] (1977)
Hammond Morton [11-1] (2010)
Leo [12-0] (2010)
NorthWood [9-3] (2008)
Indianapolis Cathedral [9-3] (2010)
Pendleton Heights [11-1] (2010)
Evansville Central [7-5] (1988)
Columbus East [11-1] (2008)
South Bend St. Joseph's [10-2] (2010)
Jimtown [10-2] (2009)
Bellmont [6-6] (2008)
West Lafayette [11-1] (2010)
Indian Creek [8-4] (2010)
Indianapolis Chatard [10-2] (2010)
Corydon Central [10-2] (First)
Evansville Memorial [7-5] (2009)
Bremen [12-0] (2010)
Wheeler [12-0] (2007)
Fort Wayne Luers [10-1] (2010)
Tipton [8-4] (2010)
South Putnam [10-2] (2002)
Guerin Catholic [9-3] (2010)
Triton Central [7-5] (1988)
Evansville Mater Dei [11-1] (2010)
Lafayette Central Catholic [12-0] (2010)
South Newton [11-1] (2006)
Adams Central [7-5] (2006)
Sheridan [9-3] (2008)
Indianapolis Scecina [9-3] (2002)
North Vermillion [7-5] (1993)
Milan [11-1] (2010)
Linton-Stockton [12-0] (2009)
The HONOR ROLL WEEK 12 – Sectional Championships
THE HONOR ROLL WEEK XII
Jalen Duncan’s 16-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds proved to be the difference as No. 2 Carmel rallied for a 34-30 win over No. 1 and previously unbeaten Warren Central in the Class 5A Sectional 5 championship game. Duncan finished with 79 yards on 17 carries, and quarterback Brandon Denning went 19-of-28 for 233 yards and three touchdown passes to Damian Pennington as the Greyhounds battled back from a 20-0 deficit. Denning added four rushes for 79 yards, and Pennington finished with seven receptions for 116 yards. Warren Central quarterback Kyle Faunce was 9-of-19 for 223 yards and three scores, and running back Deionte Buckley added 165 yards rushing and one touchdown on 30 attempts. Kevin Davis had two catches for 128 yards and one score, and Ronnie Alexander chipped in five receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors.
Wide receiver Ben Hueni had seven catches for 109 yards and a touchdown, helping No. 4 Bremen to a 28-6 win over Lewis Cass in the Class 2A Sectional 26 title. Quarterback Nate Leeper added 211 yards passing (15-of-21) and one score for the Lions, who won back-to-back sectional titles for the first time since 1994-95. Running back Braxston Miller added 75 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts for Bremen.
Quarterback Nick Carmola ran for two touchdowns and passed for third score as No. 4 South Bend St. Joseph's blanked No. 5 Mishawaka Marian, 21-0, in the Class 3A Sectional 17 championship game. David Arsenault added 22 carries for 119 yards for St. Joe. It was the second straight crown for the Indians, who finished state runner-up to Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (28-14) last season.
Chad Gindleberger completed 9-of-12 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in No. 3 Penn's 31-8 victory over Carroll (Fort Wayne) in the Class 5A Sectional 2 finale. Gindleberger also ran for a score and Zach Oakley had a touchdown run and catch for the Kingsmen. Jamil Davis ran for 87 yards, and Nick Maldonado booted a 40-yard field goal and four extra points for the Kingsmen, who won their first sectional since 2008.
David Perkins ran the football 26 times for 211 yards and two touchdowns, helping S.B. Washington capture its first sectional title since 1977 with a 37-19 triumph over Mishawaka in the Class 4A Sectional 10 final. Alfonso Mack added 115 yards receiving and two scores, and Daigien Morgan was 8-of-16 for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers. Khari Berning had 163 yards rushing and one score, and Sam Schrader added two touchdown runs for the Cavemen.
Bowling Green recruit Coy Brown had 20 carries for 201 yards and three touchdowns in NorthWood's 26-13 win over Northern Lakes Conference rival Concord in the Class 4A Sectional 11 title affair. Brendan Widner booted a pair of field goals (22 and 33 yards), and Tanner Roberts added two interceptions to help the Panthers to their first sectional since 2008. Signal caller Trevor McKibbin was 20-of-30 for 215 yards and one score for Concord.
Jimtown's one-two punch of Tanner Adams and Devan Emerson combined for more than 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the No. 8 Jimmies' 34-14 win over Garrett for the Class 3A Sectional 18 championship. It was the 20th crown for the Jimtown and first since 2009. Adams finished with 23 carries for 141 yards and three scores, and Emerson added 75 yards and one touchdown on 12 attempts. Dustin Chafin tallied 11 tackles and Adams had 10 for the Jimmies. Garrett running back Todd Frickey had 25 carries for 109 yards and two scores. Austin Gibson and Connor Meehan chipped in 20 and 11 tackles respectively for the Railroaders.
Jaylon Smith had 67 yards rushing and three touchdowns, leading top-ranked and two-time defending state champ Fort Wayne Bishop Luers to a 34-7 triumph over No. 6 and previously unbeaten Churubusco for the Class 2A Sectional 27 championship.
Trevon Carr and Mike Shawd scored two touchdowns each and accumulated more than 250 yards rushing in No. 4 Leo's 35-14 win over No. 9 F.W. Bishop Dwenger in the Class 4A Sectional 12 final. Carr had 26 carries for 178 yards, and Shawd added 85 on 14 attempts. Dillon Thoman added a pair of interceptions for the Lions. Quarterback Mike Fiacable paced the Saints with 139 yards passing (10-of-21) and one touchdown.
Thanks to a stopped two-point conversion in overtime, No. 6 Sheridan escaped with a 41-40 win over No. 4 South Adams in the Class 1A Sectional 36 finale. Eric Price led the Blackhawks with 40 carries for 245 yards and four touchdowns, and Tyler Callahan added 100 yards and two scores on 21 attempts. Dustin Wanner ran 17 times for 119 yards and two scores and threw for 57 yards (3-of-8) and another tally, and Cole Farlow added eight carries for 115 yards and one score to lead the Starfires.
Running back John Nelson had 23 carries for 263 yards and five touchdowns to lead F.W. Snider to a 52-28 win over Kokomo in the Class 5A Sectional 3 title game. Nelson now has 2,068 yards rushing this season. Brysen Olsen got the Panthers off and running to their fifth straight sectional crown with a 93-yard kickoff return to start the game. Snider signal caller Brandon Phelps was 9-of-16 for 164 yards and one score and also ran four times for 48 yards. Armon Bridgeforth paced the Wildkats with 259 yards rushing and four scores on 23 attempts. Despite missing the first two games with a hand injury, Bridgeforth still accumulated 1,829 yards this season.
Brian Hakes' blocked extra-point in overtime helped preserve Bellmont's 21-20 victory over Western in the Class 3-A Sectional 19 final. Hakes also blocked a punt and later scored a touchdown to send the game into overtime. Cody Walters ran for 84 yards and a touchdown to help the Braves to their first sectional title since 2008. Quin Fields passed for 95 yards (6-of-10) and two scores for Western.
Cody Cauble and Spencer Sharp combined for 290 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Adams Central to a 30-6 triumph over North Miami for the Class 1A Sectional 35 championship. Cauble had 17 rushes for 159 yards and one score, and Sharp added 131 yards and two touchdowns for the Flying Jets.
Quarterback Austin Hooker accumulated more than 270 yards of offense, leading Tipton to a 41-22 win over Mo. 7 Northwestern in the Class 2A Sectional 28 title game. Hooker tossed for 223 yards (11-of-15) and three touchdowns and ran 15 times for 50 yards and another tally for the Blue Devils. Blake Hoover had four catches for 106 yards and one score along with an interception, and Jake Dye added 95 yards and two touchdowns for Tipton. Marcus Salazar had 126 yards on the ground and one score, and Tanner Martin was 7-of-17 for 103 yards and one touchdown for Northwestern.
Austin Munn completed all six of his passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns, leading two-time defending state champion Lafayette Central Catholic to an easy 69-8 win over Caston in the Class 1A Sectional 34 finale. Danny Anthrop caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third score for the Knights, who have won 42 straight games. Brad Schrader and Tim Mills added two touchdowns each for LCC.
Tristan Peterson accumulated 204 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries, helping Crown Point rally for a 42-21 win over Merrillville in the Class 5A Sectional 1 title game. Tyler Smith added a 50-yard interception return for a score for the Bulldogs, who erased a 14-0 deficit to win their first sectional title since 2006. Dylon Collins ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts for Merrillville. Quarterback Jake Raspopovich added 106 yards through the air (11-of-25) for the Pirates.
Austin Drinski hauled in three passes for 124 yards and two scores in No. 8 South Newton's 27-21 win over Culver for the Class 1A Sectional 33 crown. Drinski also came up with an interception in the closing minute to preserve the Rebels' first sectional championship since 2006. Luke Welsh threw two touchdown passes for South Newton, and Kevin Hogan had 80 yards rushing and two scores for the Cavaliers.
Derek Hartwig ran the football 27 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Wheeler to a 48-6 triumph over North Newton in the Class 2A Sectional 25 title affair. Robert Hurd had six rushes for 72 yards and two scores and caught four passes for 53 yards for the Bearcats. Nick Naspinski added 79 yards passing (6-of-9) and one score along with four rushes for 46 yards to help Wheeler to its first sectional crown since 2007. Chad Schultz had 112 yards on the ground for North Newton.
Hammond Morton signal caller Chris McCormack had 147 yards passing (10-of-21) and two touchdowns during a 27-26 win over Griffith in the Class 4A Sectional 9 final. McCormack also ran for a score, and Alfred Dickey returned a kickoff 95 yards for another tally to guide the Governors to their third straight sectional title. Griffith quarterback Austin Brown ran 20 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and completed 3-of-9 for 79 yards and two scores.
Thanks to Philip Bower's interception with just over two minutes left, No. 3 West Lafayette hung on for a 20-19 win over Hamilton Heights in the Class 3A Sectional 20 championship. Dayton Snyder added an interception return for a touchdown, and Maurice Woodard netted 89 yards and one score on 24 carries as the Red Devils captured their third straight sectional trophy. Logan Cunningham had 16 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown along with five catches for 23 yards and another tally for Hamilton Heights. Corey Beck finished 11-of-23 for 101 yards and a score for the Huskies.
Dalton McCool’s 10-yard touchdown run in overtime paved the way for North Vermillion’s 27-20 win over No. 10 Rockville for the Class 1A Sectional 38 title. McColl finished with 23 carries for 133 yards and three scores and completed 9-of-23 for 86 yards. Kody Zumwalt added 103 yards rushing and one touchdown on 17 attempts as the Falcons snapped a 13-game losing streak to Rockville. Clint White was 11-of-22 for 120 yards and a touchdown and ran 10 times for 44 yards and two scores for Rockville. Ben Cunningham chipped in 18 carries for 110 yards for the Rox.
Quarterback Austin Karazsia threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns in No. 3 Linton-Stockton’s 61-8 thrashing of North Daviess in the Class 1A Sectional 40 final. The junior Karazsia has now thrown for 2,855 yards and 42 touchdowns this season and has 67 touchdown passes for his career. Koye Kaiser added two scoring runs and a touchdown catch, and Abram Neff had two touchdowns for the Miners. Cole Bradbury chipped in seven receptions for 130 yards for Linton, which has won four titles in the last five years.
Rob Gibson rambled 40 times for 269 yards and four touchdowns in South Putnam’s 40-22 upset of No. 3 North Putnam for the Class 2A Sectional 30 crown. Signal caller Seth Hammond went 5-of-12 for 48 yards and two scores and ran four times for 39 yards and one score for the Eagles. Hank Spencer added 89 yards on the ground and one touchdown on 17 attempts for South Putnam. North Putnam quarterback Kolten Everts was 13-of-17 for 114 yards and one touchdown and carried the football 11 times for 61 yards and one score.
David Tarver ran six times for 148 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 58-yard pass for another tally in Indianapolis Scecina’s 49-0 blanking of Northeastern for the Class 1A Sectional 37 title. Robert Rennick completed all three of his passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores for the Crusaders.
Signal caller Mitch Patishall was 7-of-15 for 212 yards and two touchdowns in No. 5 Pendleton Heights’ 34-13 win over top-ranked New Palestine for the Class 4A Sectional championship. Patishall also ran for a score, and Austin Coffel added three catches for 153 yards and two scores for the Arabians. Jon Furrow chipped in 102 yards rushing, a 30-yard field goal, and three extra-points for Pendleton Heights. Connor Simmons finished 19-of-38 for 273 yards and one score for the previously unbeaten Dragons.
Running back Drew Dehnke had 31 carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns, leading Guerin Catholic to a 36-20 victory over previously unbeaten Shenandoah for the Class 2A Sectional 29 crown. John Huff tossed a pair of touchdown passes to John Slivka, and Lane Young added a fumble recovery and a 65-yard interception return for a score for Shenandoah.
Alex Lucas ran 16 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns as Center Grove downed Columbus North, 38-24, for the Class 5A Sectional 7 title. Spencer Weeks added 81 yards and one score on 21 attempts for the Trojans. Columbus North quarterback Kyle Kamman was 20-of-34 for 301 yards and one touchdown, giving him 2,095 yards (142-of-248) and 20 scores for the season. This is good for third in school history. The senior Kamman’s career total of 3,940 yards (266-of-461) and 39 touchdowns ranks him second all-time behind Mike Hiadik’s 5,519 yards. Taylor Surma added five catches for 113 yards and one score for the Bulldogs.
McKinley Warren and Sam Curtis each scored two touchdowns and surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing as Evansville Memorial rolled to a 49-28 win over Vincennes Lincoln in the Class 3A Sectional 24 finale. Warren finished with 16 carries for 144 yards, and Curtis added 148 on 18 attempts along with three receptions for 57 yards and one score. Quarterback Dan Hurley added 160 yards passing (9-of-20) and three scores for the Tigers. Avory Mickens paced Vincennes with 15 carries for 93 yards and three scores.
Running back Andrew Wilson had 13 rushes for 154 yards and three touchdowns as No. 3 Columbus East cruised to a 34-12 win over Franklin County in the Class 4A Sectional 15 final. Gunner Kiel added 156 yards through the air (8-of-160 and two scores for the Olympians. Luke Hampton chipped in three catches for 76 yards and two scores for Columbus East. Jason Scheib led Franklin County with 28 rushes for 100 yards and one score.
Lamont Osborn rambled 15 times for 121 yards and four touchdowns as No. 5 Ben Davis cruised to a 64-41 win over No. 9 Avon for the Class 5A Sectional 6 championship. Osborn added two receptions for 68 yards and one score, and signal caller Matt Brock was 12-of-19 for 181 yards and one touchdown for the Giants. Logan Haston was 18-of-39 for 228 yards and four touchdowns, and Charles Davis added 113 yards rushing on 19 carries for the Orioles.
Ryan Ripp had 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just eight carries, helping No. 6 Hamilton Southeastern post a 35-10 win over defending state champion Fishers in the Class 5A Sectional 4 final. Jamitreus Crockham added 14 carries for 99 yards and three scores for the Royals. The win proved to be bittersweet as Hamilton SE quarterback Jake Jones left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Jones has passed for more than 1,800 yards and ran for more than 400 yards. Eric Davis had 29 carries for 119 yards and one score, and Ben Pritchett added 100 yards passing (13-of-20) for the Tigers.
Quarterback Max VanVliet was 11-of-20 for 166 yards and two touchdowns as top-ranked and defending state champion Indianapolis Bishop Chatard posted a 34-13 win over Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit in the Class 3A Sectional 21 title game. VanVliet added eight rushes for 56 yards and one score, and Ryan Kleinschmidt had 27 carries for 105 yards for the Trojans. Wide out Aaron Hepp chipped in nine catches for 112 yards and two scores for Bishop Chatard.
Luke Stephenson finished 9-of-12 for 231 yards and one score as Triton Central downed Paoli, 36-27, for the Class 2A Sectional 31 crown. Nick Anders had 22 carries for 136 yards and one score, and Trey Miller added two touchdowns as the Tigers captured their first sectional crown since 1988. Quarterback Brian Wilson netted 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 26 carries and passed for 126 yards (8-of-16) and another score for Paoli.
Matthew Wray accumulated 276 yards passing (23-of-30) and two touchdowns as Indian Creek downed Greensburg, 20-13, in the Class 3A Sectional finale. Brendan Smith had nine catches for 116 yards and one score, and Brandon Stinson added 77 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions for the Braves. Zach Balusik paced Greensburg with 16 carries for 78 yards and one score.
Gino Gallum ran 18 times for 123 yards and a touchdown, helping No. 2 and defending state champion Indianapolis Cathedral to a 38-14 win over Greenwood for the Class 4A Sectional 21 trophy. Corey Babb finished 7-of-12 for 102 yards and two scores for the Irish. Ben Heller was 15-of-25 for 198 yards and one score for Greenwood.
Jeremiah Windell had 16 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns as Corydon Central edged No. 6 Heritage Hills, 13-12, for the Class 3A Sectional 23 title. It was the first title in football for the Panthers. Ben Smith paced Heritage Hills with 16 carries for 90 yards and one score.
Quarterback Jesse Millikan led the way with 241 yards (9-of-13) and two touchdowns as Bedford North Lawrence captured its first sectional crown with a 26-21 upset of No. 5 and previously unbeaten Castle in the Class 5A Sectional 8 final. Millikan also ran for a score, and Jay Thomas added five catches for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Stars. Castle quarterback Mitch Giles went 17-of-40 for 275 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Cameron Parus. DeAndre Andrews added 20 carries for 144 yards for the Knights.
Dane Maurer completed 15-of-24 for 248 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Evansville Mater Dei posted a 39-21 win over Southridge for the Class 2A Sectional 32 title.
Signal caller Jacob Hester was 10-of-20 for 227 yards and three touchdowns as Evansville Central won its first sectional title in 23 years with a 23-14 decision over Jasper in the Class 4A Sectional 16 finale. Sam Hahn had 25 rushes for 123 yards and a touchdown to lead Jasper.
Cody Strunk accumulated 380 yards rushing and five touchdowns in No. 5 Milan’s 32-27 win over North Decatur for the Class 1A Sectional 39 title. Brock Rickets passed for 156 yards and ran for 69 and two scores, and Jason Kirchhoff added 129 yards on the ground and two touchdowns for North Decatur.