Central Catholic 31, Pioneer 14
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West Lafayette 28, Bellmont 21
NEXT: Class 3A North Semistate vs. Mishawaka Marian
9:52 p.m.—From Sam King: Travis Rolle had 311 rushing yards on 47 carries. Bellmont gained just 63 yards on the ground on 36 carries.
9:48 p.m.—From Sam King: Great catch by Tony Busse. Would’ve been a first down by he’s out of bounds. Nai Carlisle on the defense. WL will move on.
9:47 p.m.—From Sam King: Sacked again by a whole bunch of Red Devils. Fourth down and very long.
9:46 p.m.—From Sam King: Third-and-21 from the 50. This is not an ideal situation for the Braves, who are a run-heavy team.
9:45 p.m.—From Sam King: Brendan Adams with a huge sack, loss of 11 yards. Bellmont 2nd-and-21 at the 50. 1:23 to go.
9:41 p.m.—From Sam King: Bellmont’s Danny Baker returns the punt to the Braves 30. 3:09 left. Red Devils up by a touchdown.
9:40 p.m.—From Sam King: West Lafayette punting away with 3:19 to go from its own 42. Red Devils lead Bellmont 28-21.
9:36 p.m.—From Sam King: WL beating Bellmont at its own game. Picking up one first down after another on the ground. Travis Rolle now over 300 rushing yards with 3:36 to go.
9:31 p.m.—Coy Cronk with the interception to wrap up a regional championship for CC.
From Sam King: Bellmont’s option pitch is mishandled inside the 5 and West Lafayette recovers. Braves were going for the game-tying score. 6:58 to go.
9:27 p.m.—Jackson Anthrop with the clincher for CC, a pick six that makes it CENTRAL CATHOLIC 31, PIONEER 14 1:53 to go.
9:25 p.m.—CC holds on fourth-and-3 at the Pioneer 32. 4:32 to go.
9:20 p.m.—CC pins Pioneer inside Panthers 10 with 6:21 to go. CENTRAL CATHOLIC 24, PIONEER 14.
From Sam King: First play of fourth quarter, on fourth-and-goal from the 5, Sam Oates 5 pass from Mikey Kidwell (Jonah Williams run), 11:56 to go. WEST LAFAYETTE 28, BELLMONT 21 –
9:15 p.m.—CC forces another punt, has the ball at the Pioneer 44 with 7:59 to go.
From Sam King: WL forces a three-and-out. Carlisle punt return gets WL to Bellmont 47.
9:10 p.m.—CC forces Pioneer to punt. Fusiek then hauls in a 56 yard TD catch. CC leads 24-14 with 9:23 remaining.
From Sam King: Travis Role with nearly 250 rushing yards, but fumbles inside the 5 and Bellmont recovers.
9:05 p.m.—Anthrop scores on the first play of the fourth quarter. CENTRAL CATHOLIC 17, PIONEER 14
Bellmont forces West Lafayette to punt on its first possession in third.
FINAL: Purdue 81, North Carolina A&T 40. Double-doubles for Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas. Six players in double figures for the Boilermakers.
9 p.m.—Berumen’s interception and a big run by Jackson Anthrop set up CC at the PIoneer 2 at the end of the third quarter. PIONEER 14, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 10
8:55 p.m.—Pioneer regains the lead after the punt snafu. Jake Morris with the 19-yard receiving TD from Sam Kiser. PIONEER 14, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 10, 2:28 3rd
8:50 p.m.—Possible big mistake for CC. Punter’s knee ruled down at CC 38. Pioneer ball.
8:45 p.m.—Yeagy sack blows up Pioneer drive, another poor punt as Pioneer avoiding Anthrop.
8:40 p.m.—Central Catholic takes the lead. Jackson Anthrop, 26 yard TD run. Knights strike in 6 plays, lead Pioneer 10-7, 9:58 3rd
8:35 p.m.—From Sam King: BELLMONT 21, WEST LAFAYETTE 20 – Nai Carlisle 8 pass from Mikey Kidwell (kick missed wide right) HALFTIME
8:30 p.m.—From Sam King: West Lafayette gets a three-and-out. Bellmont will punt from the 5. Nai Carlisle awaits the kick. Carlisle runs 5 yards in the wrong direction and is brought down at Bellmont’s 44. WL has ball with 2:04 to go in half.
8:25 p.m.—From Sam King: West Lafayette punts. Mikey Kidwell pins the Braves at their own 1.
8:20 p.m.—From Sam King: BELLMONT 21, WEST LAFAYETTE 14 – Mason Shinabery 10 pass from Grant Gutierrez (Jose Garcia kick), 5:31 to go Q2.
First half numbers from CC-Pioneer: Pioneer outgained CC 237-121 in total yardage, 156-13 on the ground but lead only 7-3.
8:15 p.m.—Halftime: PIONEER 7, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3. Knights get the ball to start the second half.
8:10 p.m.—Pioneer again in CC territory, have 14 first downs thus far. Pioneer takes final timeout, faces 2nd and 10 from CC 35 w 31.5 seconds left.
From Sam King: BELLMONT 14, WEST LAFAYETTE 14 – Jordan Hankenson 2 run (Jose Garcia kick), 11:39 to go Q2.
8:05 p.m.—From Sam King: West Lafayette leads Bellmont 14-7 at end Q1. Braves face second-and-10 at WL 16. Just one first down in first quarter for Bellmont. First down toss to Jordan Amacker at the 2 for Bellmont. Amacker injured on the play. First and goal Braves.
Anthrop stopped short. Pioneer takes over at CC 32.
8 p.m.—From Sam King: WEST LAFAYETTE 14, BELLMONT 7 – Travis Rolle 10 run (Cole Stapleton kick), 1:46 to go Q1. Rolle w/ 16 carries for 127 yards. WL attempts an onside kick but it doesn’t go 10 yards. Bellmont ball at the WL 48.
Central Catholic takes a timeout with 2:09 to play in the half, facing a fourth-and-1 down 7-3 to Pioneer.
7:55 p.m.—From Sam King: BELLMONT 7, WEST LAFAYETTE 7 – Jordan Hankerson 6 run (Jose Garcia kick), 5:18 to go Q1.
Pioneer again marches down field but loses fumble to CC.
Halftime: Purdue 44, North Carolina A&T 16
7:50 p.m.—From Sam King: Jack Folkers stripped after a reception and Bellmont returns it inside the 10.
Central Catholic’s Milazzo 27 yard field goal. Pioneer leads 7-3 with 7:38 left in half.
7:45 p.m.—From Sam King: WEST LAFAYETTE 7, BELLMONT 0 – Luke Touloukian 22 pass from Mikey Kidwell (Cole Stapleton kick), 8:47 Q1.
7:35 p.m.—From Sam King: Tipped Mikey Kidwell pass picked off and returned to the WL 37 by Jordan Amacker. First play is a fumble and WL’s Jonah Williams recovers. WL ball at own 38.
Pioneer on the board first, 7-0, after Jack Kiser 2 yard run.
7:32 p.m.—End 1st: Central Catholic 0, Pioneer 0
7:22 p.m.—Fusiek has TD slip off fingertips. CC will punt.
7:15 p.m.—Pioneer drives into CC territory but the Knights hold. Short punt gives CC ball at 29.
7:05 p.m.—Central Catholic wins toss and defers. Pioneer will start out with the ball.
Welcome to another week of high school football. Sam King and photographer John Terhune are in Decatur for the Class 3A regional matchup between West Lafayette-Bellmont at 7:30 p.m. Dana McBratney is at LaRocca Field for what some are calling the unofficial Class A state championship game between No. 1 Central Catholic and No. 2 Pioneer at 7 p.m. Check back often for updates.