TERRE HAUTE —
The postseason begins this week for Indiana high school football teams.
Some interesting games are included in the first round, while some interesting games were played in the final week of the season.
Warren Central and Center Grove met in what amounted to the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championship contest.
Warren Central was a 28-27 winner in overtime to win the title outright.
Warren Central will not have an easy time in the tournament opener, meeting No. 8 Lawrence Central, winner of five straight games and Conference Indiana co-champion.
Center Grove also has a tough game coming up this week, facing Columbus East, winner of the Hoosier Hills Conference championship. Gunner Kiel is the quarterback for the Olympians and passed for 231 yards in a 35-13 victory over Bedford North Lawrence last week, but was intercepted twice after having been picked off just twice all season prior to that contest.
Evansville Mater Dei and Evansville Reitz both were undefeated going into their game in Reitz Bowl on Friday. Reitz scored 41 points in the first half and won 54-21 before a crowd estimated at 10,000.
Reitz has lost just twice in the past four seasons and will meet another undefeated team, Jasper, in the first round of the Class 4A Sectional 16 tournament in Reitz Bowl. That game may not draw 10,000 but you can bet there will be a big crowd for the action.
Mater Dei will be out to rebound against Sullivan in a game that will be played Saturday in Reitz Bowl.
Two Southwest Seven Conference teams had rough going in the final week of the regular season.
Washington bested North Knox 57-7 to finish 7-2, while Springs Valley surprised North Daviess 27-26. Springs Valley improved to 5-4 and will meet another Southwest Seven team, Linton, this week at Valley.
Terre Haute South faces Brownsburg, a 6-3 team that lost to Fishers by a 22-21 count last week.
Terre Haute North opens up against 7-2 Zionsville.
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n Great season — Rachel Welker had a great season of high school golf at Terre Haute North, finishing sixth in the state finals and earning all-state honors as a junior.
She added to her honors in the Hoosier Junior Championship played Saturday and Sunday at Otter Creek in Columbus.
She finished second, losing by one shot to state champ Natalie Schmett of Evansville North and having a chance to force a playoff had she made a putt on the last hole.
Congrats to Rachel for a great season.
Oh, yes, her good friend Thomas Goss of Terre Haute South tied for 11th in the boys division.
Only the top juniors in the state were invited to play in the event.
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n Tom-Cattin’ It — Carmel, as expected, won the boys state tennis championship, defeating Brebeuf 4-1 in the finals.
Brebeuf defeated Jeffersonville 4-1 to get to the finals and was the only team to score against Carmel in the tournament.
n Greencastle concluded a 4-5 season in high school football by beating Owen Valley 35-0 in one of the games played Saturday in Lucas Oil Stadium.
n Warren Central was ranked 21st in the USA Today prep rankings last week and was the only Indiana team in the top 25 or Midwest.
n Indiana State zoomed up in the Sagarin college football rankings with its big victory over Illinois State, being 126 after being in the last 50 the previous week. The Sycamores didn’t hurt their status by beating Missouri State, which was 154 in last week’s list.
Oregon was No. 1 in the poll followed by TCU, Boise State, Stanford and LSU. Some other schools and their rank: Western Illinois 68, Indiana 98, North Dakota State 108, Northern Iowa 122, Southern Illinois 131, Eastern Illinois 227.
n Former North Knox and Indiana State baseball player Nevin Ashley did not see action in the American League playoffs for Tampa Bay but was on the playoff-eligible roster for the postseason and was on the bench against Texas.
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South faces Brownsburg; North plays Zionsville
TERRE HAUTE —
The postseason begins this week for Indiana high school football teams.
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