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KOPSEA’S KORNER 2018 FOOTBALL – POSTSEASON – VOLUME FIVE

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BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR

Bremen (11-3): Justin Zumbrun hauled in seven passes for 209 yards and a touchdown in the No. 11 Lions’ heartbreaking 34-33 loss to No. 5 Eastbrook in the Class 2A northern semistate final.

Michigan City (10-3): Riley Shreve’s 22-yard field goal was not enough for the No. 3 Wolves in their 35-10 loss to No. 1 New Palestine in the Class 5A northern semistate contest.

Mishawaka (12-2): Donovan Snider’s five-yard touchdown run was all the No. 2 Cavemen could muster in a 24-6 loss to No. 6 Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in the Class 4A northern semistate finale.

DANDY DOZEN

Warren Central (13-0): Jaiveon Standberry returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown in the top-ranked Warriors’ 27-20 win over No. 7 Center Grove in the Class 6A southern semistate.

Carmel (11-2): Gabe Quigley was 6-of-13 for 68 yards and ran 15 times for 73 yards and a score in the No. 3 Greyhounds’ 14-10 win over No. 10 Valparaiso in the Class 6A northern semistate.

New Palestine (13-0): Zach Neligh went 7-of-16 for 154 yards with a score and ran 22 times for 70 yards for the Dragons against Michigan City.

Decatur Central (12-1): Kenny Tracy scampered 21 times for 101 yards with a touchdown and also caught a 74-yard scoring pass in the No. 2 Hawks’ 27-24 decision over No. 3 and defending Class 5A state champion Columbus East in the southern semistate.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (13-1): T.J. Tippmann rambled 15 times for 86 yards and a score for the Saints against Mishawaka.

Evansville Central (13-1): Malcolm DePriest hauled in more than 200 receiving yards and three scores in the No. 8 Bears’ 30-14 win over No. 4 Marion in the Class 4A southern semistate.

West Lafayette (14-0): Kyle Adams completed 26-of-47 for 276 yards and a touchdown in the No. 2 Red Devils’ 27-14 win over No. 10 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in the Class 3A northern semistate.

Evansville Memorial (14-0): Finn McCool came up with a 32-yard fumble return for a score in the top-ranked and defending state champion Tigers’ 42-17 triumph over No. 5 Indianapolis Bishop Chatard in the Class 3A southern semistate.

Western Boone (14-0): Kruze Washington tallied 14 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown in the top-ranked Stars’ 48-7 win over No. 10 and defending state champion Southridge in the Class 2A southern semistate.

Eastbrook (13-1): Zane Shilts converted four extra-points and a pair of field goals, including the game-winning 28-yard boot, for the Panthers against Bremen.

Pioneer (14-0): Danny Gregorich ran 14 times for 109 yards for the No. 1 and defending state champion Panthers’ in their 38-7 win over No. 2 Adams Central in the Class 1A northern semistate.

North Vermillion (13-1): Christian Myers exploded for 186 yards on 30 rushes in the No. 7 Falcons’ 14-7 victory over No. 10 Indianapolis Lutheran in the Class 1A southern semistate.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Pioneer (14-0) vs. North Vermillion (13-1) (Class 1A): The Panthers are going for their second straight championship, while North Vermillion claimed its only title in 2014.

Eastbrook (13-1) vs. Western Boone (14-0) (Class 2A): The Panthers are trying to win their first title, while Western Boone’s last championship came in 1988.

West Lafayette (14-0) vs. Evansville Memorial (14-0) (Class 3A): The Red Devils are in pursuit of their first state title since 2009, while Evansville Memorial is going for back-to-back championships.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (13-1) vs. Evansville Central (13-1) (Class 4A): The Saints earned their last state championship in 2015, while Evansville Central is looking for its first crown.

New Palestine (13-0) vs. Decatur Central (12-1) (Class 5A): The Dragons claimed the Class 4A state title in 2014, while Decatur Central is making its first appearance in the state finals.

Carmel (11-2) vs. Warren Central (13-0) (Class 6A): The Greyhounds’ last state title came in 2016, while Warren Central is going for its first crown since 2013.