That’s all for tonight. Check back at jconline.com later tonight for game stories and photo galleries from West Lafayette-North Montgomery and Central Catholic-Clinton Prairie.
Central Catholic 51, Clinton Prairie 0
West Lafayette 35, North Montgomery 28
Westfield 45, Lafayette Jeff 27
10:07 p.m.—West Lafayette recovers an on-side kick to end the game. WEST LAFAYETTE 35, NORTH MONTGOMERY 28 FINAL. Red Devils travel to Bellmont for regional
10:05 p.m.—West Lafayette takes the lead with 8.7 seconds to play on a Kidwell 10-yard touchdown pass. WEST LAFAYETTE 35, NORTH MONTGOMERY 28
10:02 p.m.—Another third down situation for WL at the North Montgomery 19 with 27.4 seconds left. Tied at 28. WL calls its final timeout
10 p.m.—West Lafayette converts the third down with 1:03 to go.
Pioneer’s victory over North Judson sets up Class A No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle next week at Central Catholic
9:55 p.m.—West Lafayette ball at the North Montgomery 39, third and 2 with 1:07 to play in regulation. Tied at 28.
9:53 p.m.—Another interception for North Montgomery, the third by the Chargers, this one from Jordan Lewis with 2:09 left to play. But the turnover is negated by a pass interference penalty.
9:45 p.m.—North Montgomery recovers fumble on their own 12. Tied at 28. 3:47 to go. Chargers, though, forced to punt with 3:00 left.
9:40 p.m.—West Lafayette ball at midfield. 5:23 to go. Tied at 28.
9:35 p.m.—West Lafayette recovers a fumble early in the 4th. Still tied at 28.
9:30 p.m.—North Montgomery fumbles at midfield. West Lafayette recovers to end 3rd Q tied at 28.
From Sam King: FINAL: WESTFIELD 45, LAFAYETTE JEFF 27. Jeff gets a 71-yard touchdown pass from Matt Wilkerson to Dan Ricksy. Then Jeff gets the onside kick, leading to Bernard Celestin 9-yard touchdown run.
9:20 p.m.—WEST LAFAYETTE 28, NORTH MONTGOMERY 28. Adams to Zachary TD pass ties it with 4:40 remaining in the 3rd
From Clyde Hughes: FINAL: Central Catholic 51, Clinton Prairie 0. Class A sectional finals.
9:15 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 45, LAFAYETTE JEFF 14 – Darian Collins 19 pass from Devon Colonis (Travis Kirby kick), 5:28 to go.
9:10 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 45, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 – Brandon Karsnick 2 run (Harrison kick), 7:46 to go.
9:05 p.m.—From Sam King: Jeff’s fourth down pass is incomplete. Westfield takes over at own 3.
Bellmont 21, Fort Wayne Luers 7 Final. Bellmont plays winner of West Lafayette-North Montgomery in regional.
9 p.m.—From Sam King: Bernard Celestin’s first carry in a month goes for 11 yards, Colonis connects with Dan Ricksy for 26 and 21 yards, Jeff has first-and-goal at the 1. Three straight runs stuffed. Will start 4th qtr with fourth-and-goal from 3.
From Clyde Hughes: End 3rd: Central Catholic 51, Clinton Prairie 0. Gophers will have the ball on Knights 42 when play resumes.
8:55 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 1:54 3Q: Central Catholic 51, Clinton Prairie 0-Fusiek catches 3rd TD pass from Denhart.
8:50 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 38, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 – Max McCool 24 pass from Ryan Pepiot (Harrison kick), 3:00 to go Q3.
8:45 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 5:36 3Q-Central Catholic 44, Clinton Prairie 0. Fusiek catches 2nd TD from Denhart.
From Sam King: Fumble by the Bronchos at midfield. Ugh. Westfield recovers.
Halftime: West Lafayette 28, North Montgomery 21
8:40 p.m.—WEST LAFAYETTE 28, NORTH MONTGOMERY 21. Parsons touchdown r un with 16 seconds left until halftime
From Sam King: WESTFIELD 31, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 – William Harrison 34-yard FG. 5:46 to go Q3.
8:35 p.m.—From Sam King: Jeff turns the ball over on downs near midfield. Now relying on a defense that forced just one punt in 5 Westfield drives so far.
8:30 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 10:20 3Q-Central Catholic 37, Clinton Prairie 0. Knights needed 4 plays, Anthrop from 4 yards out to start 2nd Half
8:20 p.m.—West Lafayette quickly regains its two touchdown lead thanks to a Mikey Kidwell TD pass. West Lafayette 28, North Montgomery 14, 7:02 2nd
From Sam King: Westfield QB Ryan Pepiot is 10-14 for 183 yards and 2 TDs.at halftime. 3 passes of 24 yards or more. Jeff’s Devon Colonis is 7-11 for 84 yards, 1 TD. Latrell Brown has 55 rushing yards on 11 carries, also 21-yard TD catch.
8:15 p.m.—North Montgomery quarterback Baylee Adams scores from the 2 to draw Chargers within 21-14 of West Lafayette. 9:12 2nd
8:10 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 28, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7, halftime. Westfield scores on a 1-yard run on the final play of the first half. Lafayette Jeff has a steep hill to climb in second half.
Halftime: Central Catholic 30, Clinton Prairie 0
End 1st: West Lafayette 21, North Montgomery 7
8:05 p.m.—First play from scrimmage after the blocked field goal, West Lafayette scores on Travis Rolle’s 76-yard run to take a 21-7 lead with 1:20 left in the 1st
8 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 3:06 2Q: Central Catholic 30, Clinton Prairie 0. Anthrop 1 yd run.
West Lafayette blocks North Montgomery field goal attempt late in the 1st
7:55 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 21, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 – Jonathan Swidan 24 pass from Ryan Pepiot (William Harrison kick), 4:37 to go Q2.
West Lafayette 15, North Montgomery 7, 2:52 1st
7:50 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 6:34 2Q-Central Catholic 23, Clinton Prairie 0. Fusiek scores on 26-yard pass from Denhart.
7:45 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 10:17 2Q: Central Catholic 16, Clinton Prairie 0. Anthrop scores 2nd TD for Knights.
West Lafayette 7, North Montgomery 7, 9:03 1st. Short drive set up by failed onside kick
From Sam King: Jeff forces a Westfield punt from midfield. Shamrocks pin Bronchos at the 1 on a great punt. Winner gets Kokomo, which already leads Huntington North 35-0 in the second quarter.
7:40 p.m.—North Montgomery scores first at West Lafayette. Alex Parsons returns a pick-6 to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead with 10:08 left in the 1st
7:35 p.m.—From Clyde Hughes: 11:53 2Q-Central Catholic 9, Clinton Prairie 0-Clinton Prairie’s punt snap sails over punter head out of end zone.
From Sam King: WESTFIELD 14, LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 – Latrell Brown 21 pass from Devon Colonis. 11:48 to go Q2.
7:30 p.m.—End 1st: Westfield 14, Lafayette Jeff 0; Central Catholic 7, Clinton Prairie 0
7:25 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 14, LAFAYETTE JEFF 0 – Evan Manley 67 pass from Ryan Pepiot (William Harrison kick), 2:55 to go Q1. Fumble proves costly for Jeff.
From Clyde Hughes: 3:58 1Q Central Catholic 7, Clinton Prairie 0. Jackson Anthrop 8 yd run on 75-yard drive.
7:20 p.m.—From Sam King: On third-and-goal from the 3, Devon Colonis is sacked and fumbles. Westfield recovers. Can’t afford mistakes like that.
From Clyde Hughes: Clinton Prairie gets ball to Central Catholic 23 after an interception but Knights hold.
7:15 p.m.—From Sam King: Lafayette Jeff now inside the 10 thanks to a 30-yard completion from Devon Colonis to Dan Ricksy on jailbreak screen. Then dual timeouts.
7:10 p.m.—From Sam King: WESTFIELD 7, LAFAYETTE JEFF 0 – Nate Forlich 40 run (William Harrison kick)
Welcome to the sectional championship edition of our Friday night high school football blog.
We’ll have coverage of three games: Sam King will be at Westfield, where Lafayette Jeff seeks to continue its turnaround under first-year coach Brian Moore. Dana McBratney is at Straley Field, where West Lafayette hosts North Montgomery for the first time. Kickoff there is 7:30. Clyde Hughes is back with Class A No. 1 Central Catholic and its matchup at LaRocca Field with Clinton Prairie.