Hardware was up for grabs Friday night as the high school football season entered into sectional championships.
Plenty of Indianapolis-area teams played for trophies. Here's a roundup of all the local action:
Cathedral 34, Roncalli 7
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Hamilton Heights 52, Western Boone 16
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Pike 55, Avon 24
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Bishop Chatard 50, Greencastle 7
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Sheridan 38, Tri-Central 28
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CLASS 5A Sectional 4 Fishers 38, McCutcheon 13 The host Tigers (9-3) spotted the Mavericks (3-9) a three-point halftime lead then exploded for 35 second half points to claim the sectional crown. Maurice Campbell scored twice and ran for 110 yards to jump start the second half spurt and Connor Christiansen scored on a 6-yard run to finish Fishers' third quarter scoring. Christiansen threw a touchdown pass to Max Leamer and Patrick Chavis scored on a 2-yard run to cap the Tigers' scoring. Christiansen threw for 93 yards and ran for 16 for the game. Lane Beeler scored on a 1-yard run for the Mavericks' only second half points. Sectional 5 Lawrence Central 21, North Central 7 The top-ranked visiting Bears (12-0) defeated the Panthers (4-8) as Alex Rodriguez scored a first-quarter 1-yard touchdown run and added a fourth-quarter 23-yard rushing score. Rodriguez had 157 yards rushing on 22 carries and also caught four passes for 70 yards. Drake Christen rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries and passed for 128 yards. For North Central, James Mitchell had three catches for 61 yards while Milton McClain had 70 yards rushing. Sectional 7 Center Grove 42, Columbus North 7 Luke Calvert was 7-for-11 for 120 yards and three touchdowns, two to Kyle Buchanan and Alex Lucas rushed 13 times for 152 yards and a score as the No. 6 Trojans (11-1) routed the Bull Dogs (6-6) for their fourth sectional title in five years. Last season, Center Grove defeated Columbus North in the sectional final 38-24 en route to a semi-state appearance. The Trojans set the tone with the game's first play as Drew Wozniak took an ill-fated onside kick attempt 52 yards for the game's opening touchdown. The victory snapped Columbus North's five-game winning streak. CLASS 4A Sectional 13 Mt. Vernon 28, Delta 13 The trio of Andy Spears, Tyler Dicks and Anthony Burnett dominated on the ground, rushing for more than 300 yards and four scores as the No. 4 Marauders (11-1) took home their first sectional crown since 2006 with a victory over the visiting Eagles (8-4) and set up a regional championship showdown with No. 7 Cathedral next week. Mt. Vernon took early control with a 21-0 halftime lead, but Delta fought back with a pair of 1-yard scoring runs from quarterback Cade Jones, cutting the Marauders' lead to 21-14. With two minutes left in the game, Spears secured the victory with his second touchdown of the night. CLASS 3A Sectional 22 Greensburg 27, Indian Creek 19 Elliott Green ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, leading the host Pirates (11-2) over the Braves (9-4). Ryan Martin added 111 yards rushing for Greensburg. Indian Creek, whose nine-game winning streak ended, got 216 yards and three TDs from Matt Wray on 14-of-32 passing with one interception. CLASS 2A Sectional 29 Shenandoah 41, Heritage Christian 35 Will be updated. Sectional 30 Cardinal Ritter 48, Broad Ripple 8 Jake Purichia threw five touchdown passes and ran for a sixth score to lift No. 1 Cardinal Ritter (12-0) to a dominating 48-8 victory over the host Rockets (7-4). Purichia hit two TD passes to Alex Parrett and one each to Robby Hagan, Jake Hagan and Jalen Chandler. The Raiders quarterback was a near-perfect 11-of-12 in the air for 284 yards, and commanded an offense that produced 513 yards in just 32 plays. Broad Ripple picked up more than 250 yards of its own, but couldn't score until quarterback Camorrie Shitu found the end zone in the fourth quarter. CLASS A Sectional 37 Scecina 35, Eastern Hancock 19 Thomas Allgood rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns to power the No. 7 Crusaders (9-3) past the visiting Royals (6-6). Also for Scecina, Jordan Brown ran for 73 yards and a touchdown, while Connor Tooley anchored the defense with 12 tackles. Spencer Gilbert topped Eastern Hancock with 21 carries for 115 yards and two TDs.