Football pullout Oct. 26


Won 34-7 at Columbus North

Turning point: Trojans scored 27 unanswered second-half points.

By the numbers: Center Grove rushed for 285 yards, led by Jackson Hohlt with 151.

Coach’s comment: “We didn’t beat ourselves (in the second half),” Center Grove coach Eric Moore said. “We didn’t make penalties, and we got a lot more physical. Like I tell them every game, ‘The only team that’s going to beat us is us,’ and we tried to beat ourselves that first half.”

Up next: Center Grove hosts Jeffersonville on Friday night.


Greenwood won 42-25 at Beech Grove

Running wild: Senior running back John Gallman rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown.

Running wilder: Sophomore running back Brandon Rosado rushed for 190 yards and five touchdowns.

Rosado’s take: “The key was filling the holes and our O-line was blocking the right guys, pushing them down the field. We were staying on our blocks and reading the keys right.”

Up next: Greenwood travels Northview on Friday night


Indian Creek won 62-14 at Indianapolis Washington

Numbers game: Indianapolis Washington had only 15 players

Turning point: Braves’ pulled starters in second half

Coach’s comment: “I was honest with them,” Indian Creek coach Mike Gillin said. “I told them Washington only had (15) players, and that we were going to win. Batesville runs some similar plays to Washington with the wing-T, so we practiced against that. We were trying to stay focused.”

Up next: Indian Creek hosts Batesville on Friday night


Lost 49-21 against visiting Columbus East

Turning point: After leading 21-20 after first quarter, Cubs gave up 22 unanswered points in the second quarter.

Coach’s comment: “You know what, these guys have put in a great effort and been resilient all year long,” Cubs coach Adam Reese said. “I’m very proud of them and the way they go about their business. Obviously we just ran into a really good football team.”

End of the road: Franklin ends the season with a 1-9 record.


Lost 47-12 against visiting Oldenburg Academy

Coach’s perspective: “We have a strong underclass that’s coming back,” Lancers coach Derrick Ball said. “We’re looking to do a lot in the off-season, and there’s a lot you can accomplish in the off-season.”

End of the road: Edinburgh ends the season with a 2-8 record.


Roncalli won 28-0 against visiting Frankfort

For the record books: Quarterback Robbie Strader set a school record for most completions in a season with 107.

Passing fancy: Strader completed all 10 of his pass attempts against Frankfort.

Coach’s comment: “It starts with good pass blocking,  because if he’s hurried, he’ll have a hard time getting completions,” Rebels coach Bruce Scifres said. “Then you have the quarterback being poised and making good decisions to find the open receiver. You have to guys who catch the ball. It certainly is a team effort.”

Up next: Roncalli travels to Lebanon on Friday night.