Thirteen years and five days have passed since Center Grove football posted what Eric Moore refers to as the biggest victory of the 130 he’s experienced as the Trojans coach: Center Grove 10, Carmel 9.
A mighty, flame-exhaling dragon slayed. An identity born. A corner turned.
“I’ve always liked playing Carmel because when I got here (in 1999) they were a measuring stick,” Moore said. “The 10-9 game here in 2000 told us, ‘We can do this.’”
This stroll down memory lane is necessary in that Carmel’s series lead of 12-5 since both programs helped form the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference in 1998 is much closer than advertised.