HERE’S TO THE CHAMPIONS
Bremen (10-2): Ryan Caldwell was 4-of-8 for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions’ 42-13 victory over Bluffton for the Class 2A Sectional 26 crown.
Concord (6-5): Carter Neveraski ran 21 times for 82 yards with a touchdown and caught four passes for 81 yards and another score for the Minutemen in their 17-14 win over Elkhart Central for the Class 5A Sectional 10 title.
Triton (9-3): Delano Shumpert raced eight times for 103 yards with a score and hauled in three passes for 74 yards and another tally in the Trojans’ 29-17 win at North Judson in the Class 1A Sectional 41 championship game.
Marian (8-4): Mitchell Mentling returned a blocked punt 18 yards for a touchdown in the Knights’ 34-7 victory over Maconaquah in the Class 3A Sectional 27 finale.
Michigan City (9-2): Bryce Hayman went 12-of-21 for 191 yards with three scores and rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns in the No. 3 Wolves’ 49-7 triumph against LaPorte in the Class 5A Sectional 9 title affair.
Mishawaka (11-1): Sam Shively scampered 23 times for 159 yards and two scores for the No. 2 Cavemen in a 27-23 triumph over Saint Joseph in the Class 4A Sectional 18 final.
BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR
Elkhart Central (6-6): Mark Brownlee was limited to 19 carries for 47 yards in the Blazers’ setback at Concord.
LaPorte (4-7): Jeremiah Ruiz scampered for 86 yards and a score for the Slicers against Michigan City.
North Judson (6-6): Caden Peretti’s nine carries for 89 yards with a score were not enough for the Bluejays against Triton.
NorthWood (11-1): Bronson Yoder closed out his brilliant career with 28 carries for 281 yards with two scores to go along with a 95-yard kickoff return for another tally in the top-ranked Panthers’ 27-26 heartbreaking loss to No. 5 Angola in the Class 4A Sectional 19 final.
Penn (8-3): Johnny Ho came up with an interception, but the No. 9 Kingsmen were limited to just 96 total yards in their 21-0 loss to No. 10 Valparaiso in the Class 6A Sectional 2 finale.
Saint Joseph (7-5): Ashton Ruszkowski went 9-of-16 for 110 yards and two touchdowns for the Indians against Mishawaka.
Concord (6-5) at Michigan City (9-2) (Class 5A): The Minutemen are going after their first regional title since 2013, while Michigan City is looking to make it two in a row.
Lowell (10-2) at Mishawaka (11-1) (Class 4A): The Red Devils are in pursuit of their third consecutive regional crown, while Mishawaka’s last title came in 2012.
Marian (8-4) at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (8-4) (Class 3A): The Knights have claimed two regional crowns in the last three years, while Bishop Luers’ last championship came in 2014.
Pioneer (12-0) at Triton (9-3) (Class 1A): The defending state champion Panthers have captured back-to-back regional titles, while Triton is hoping to win its first championship.
Whiting (12-0) at Bremen (10-2) (Class 2A): The Oilers’ last regional championship came in 2016, while Bremen is going for its first crown since 2011.