The high school football state playoffs continued Friday night with regional action. A number of Indianapolis-area teams are still alive in the tournament and fought for the right to advance one more week.
Lawrence Central 49, Pike 21 Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/TxSJ3k Fort Wayne Snider 36, Fishers 35 OT Star reporter Mark Ambrogi was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/UAdxsf. Center Grove 58, Castle 34 Star correspondent Paul Shepherd was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/Qvj7jK Cathedral 41, Mt. Vernon 7 Star correspondent Jim Johnson was there and filed this detailed report: http://indy.st/VOW1Gm CLASS 3A Bishop Chatard 49, Greensburg 9 Running back Alex Kimack had 27 carries for 242 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Sam Neighbours threw two touchdowns as the No. 3 Trojans (11-2) defeated the visiting Pirates (10-3) for their 12th consecutive Class 3A Regional crown. After Greensburg moved the ball on its first drive and scored on a Riley Billieu 40-yard field goal, Bishop Chatard clamped down on defense and responded with 49 unanswered points, including 28 points in the second quarter. Joe Fagan added a 58-yard punt return for a score in the third quarter. Hamilton Heights 19, Eastbrook 14 Corey Beck threw two touchdown passes including a 4-yard strike to Grant Weatherford with 9:41 to play, lifting the Class 3A No. 4 Huskies (12-1) over the host Panthers (8-4). Conner Faulkner rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown for Hamilton Heights. Landon Cunningham contributed five receptions for 127 yards for the Huskies. CLASS 2A Cardinal Ritter 49, Shenandoah 7 Alex Parrett broke Cardinal Ritter all-time touchdown receiving record for a season with 25, breaking Tyrone Walker's record set in 2008. Parrett caught three touchdown passes from 49, 21 and 35 yards amassing 123 yards on five catches to give the Class 2A No. 1 Raiders a 49-7 victory over the Shenandoah (9-4). Quarterback Jake Purichia went 15-for-19 for 250 yards and four touchdown passes, and Logan Beaman rushed for two touchdowns with 67 total rushing yards. On defense for Ritter, Brian Schmidt had eight solo tackles. CLASS A Sheridan 35, North Miami 14 The No. 9 Blackhawks (9-4) spotted host North Miami a six-point second quarter lead before running off 28 unanswered to advance. Tyler Callahan and Austin Hoover each scored twice for Sheridan during the 28-point spurt, and Hoover added another score in the fourth quarter. The Blackhawks had 65 attemps for 340 rushing yards to the Warriors' 25 attemps for 205 yards. Austin Barker's 35-yard run gave the Warriors a quick lead and Levi McKee scored on a 6-yard run to finish the Warriors' scoring. But it wasn't enough. Scecina 27, North Vermillion 0 Running back David Tarver had 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown and linebacker Conner Tooley recorded 10 tackles as the No. 7 Crusaders (10-3) won their second straight Class A Regional title in shutout fashion over the previously unbeaten No. 6 Falcons (12-1). Thomas Allgood, Curtis Henley and Robert Rennick each added scores as Scecina wore down North Vermillion with a potent rushing attack. Scecina's defense forced three interceptions from Falcons quarterback Brayden Woodard and kept him on the run all game long with constant pressure. Scecina will be at No. 2 Linton for the South Semistate next week.