Warriors break tie, pull away for sectional crown

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Whether it was long kickoff returns, hard-hitting defense or Isaiah Calaway dragging tacklers several yards at a time, Whiteland wouldn’t be denied in Friday’s Class 5A football sectional championship game against visiting Floyd Central.

The host Warriors took control midway through the third quarter, breaking a 20-all tie by scoring the game’s final three touchdowns en route to a 41-20 win against the Highlanders in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at James Sleighter Field.

The win gave third-ranked Whiteland (9-2) its fourth sectional title in school history, and its first since 2006. Floyd Central’s season ended at 8-3.

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