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Friday and Saturday afternoons, 12 teams played for the 2016 Indiana High School Athletic Association State Finals. 

Five of the six games were heard on WSLM 97.9 FM and 1220 AM, which are both part of the IHSAA Champion Sports Network. 

Here is a recap of the games.

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1A RECAP – After 106 Years, Linton-Stockton Celebrates Another State Championship
A year after walking off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on the wrong end of a 34-7 score, Linton-Stockton walked off as champs this time.

The second-ranked Miners, who lost to Lafayette Central Catholic in the 2015 Class A final, downed No. 3 Pioneer 34-20, riding the legs and arm of senior quarterback Tyler Meurer to the win. Accounting for all five of his teams touchdowns, Meurer led the Miners (15-0) on back-to-back scoring drives after Pioneer (14-1) had taken a 20-19 lead with 11:45 left in the game on quarterback Jack Kiser’s 1-yard run.

Meurer ran for 158 yards and four scores, and threw for 95 yards and a touchdown. His 5-yard run, and two-point conversion, with 6:41 left capped a 59-yard drive and gave the Miners a 27-20 lead. The Miners then forced a fumble at the Pioneer 31, and eight plays later Meurer went in from a yard out to clinch the win. It was the first football state title for the Miners and Head Coach Brian Oliver.

Linton-Stockton took a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter when Cody Corbin’s blocked punt, recovered by teammate Garrett Mason at the Pioneer 13, set up Meurer’s 1-yard TD. A missed extra point made the score 6-0.

Pioneer came back to tie the game at 6 early in the second quarter on Kiser’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Nate Johnson. The Panthers drove 65 yards in 10 plays, converting two third downs in the process.

But the Miners would strike back late in the half to take the lead. Meurer hit William Smith on a short sideline pass that Smith was able to turn into a 53-yard score, spinning around one defender to get into the clear and outrun the rest of the Panther defense. Luke Wilson’s extra point gave the Miners a 13-6 advantage. The teams would exchange third-quarter touchdowns before Pioneer took its first lead of the game early in the fourth quarter on Kiser’s score.

Kiser finished the game with 153 yards passing and 102 rushing, accounting for three touchdowns. His 76-yard completion to Nick Barkas early in the fourth quarter broke the Class A finals record for longest pass play and longest play from scrimmage.

Pioneer, coached by first-year leader Adam Berry, was trying for its first football title since 1997.

State Records (Class A Individual)

Longest Pass Completion: 76, Jack Kiser to Nick Barkas, Pioneer vs. Linton Stockton, 2016.

Longest Play Scrimmage: 76 pass, Nick Barkas, Pioneer vs. Linton Stockton, 2016.

Pioneer’s Austin Harmon named Ress Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Austin Harmon of Pioneer Junior-Senior High School as the winner of the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award in Class A Football.

Harmon is a three-sport athlete also participating in swimming and baseball.  He is a member of four consecutive Pioneer sectional championship football teams and a four-year letter-winner.  He is a member of Student Council, Pep Club and is the treasurer of National Honor Society. He is also an active member in his community, volunteering for United Way, Salvation Army, Royal Center Fire Department, and Cass County Fair Extension Homemakers.

Austin is the son of Cory and Dawn Harmon of Royal Center, IN.  He plans to attend either Ball State University or Indiana University-Kokomo to study elementary education.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability. This Class A award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s seventh commissioner who served from 2000-11.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Pioneer Junior-Senior High School in the name of Austin Harmon. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009, including the mental attitude awards.

2A RECAP – Ritter Raiders claim 5th State Championship Trophy
Cardinal Ritter’s first appearance at Lucas Oil Stadium this season was a far cry from the Raiders’ return 14 games later.

In their season opener, the Raiders gave up a touchdown with 34 seconds left to fall to Monrovia 18-17. But back in downtown Indianapolis the day after Thanksgiving, Ritter (11-4) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to down Eastbrook 28-6 in the Class 2A final. It was the Raiders’ fifth football state title and first since 2013, and gave Ritter a 12-game win streak to end the season. It was the third title for the Raiders under 11th year coach Ty Hunt.

Wide receiver Brad Bacon, on his first carry of the season, went around the left side for a 72-yard scoring run just 19 seconds into the game. His 55-yard catch and run in the second quarter set up Raider quarterback Diomoni Small’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Price that gave Ritter a 21-0 lead at the half.

In between those two scores, Small hooked up with Trevor Browder on a 14-yard touchdown pass with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Small finished with 203 yards passing and another 45 rushing, helping the Raiders amass 411 yards of total offense.

Eastbrook closed within 21-6 on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Liddick to Andrew Barajas with 8:16 left in the game. But the Raider defense came up with an interception and a fourth-down stop the rest of the way – the second setting up a 24-yard touchdown run from Avery Hall with 1:07 remaining. Hall finished with 86 yards on the ground to end the season with 2,009.

Eastbrook, which took home a runner-up appearance in 2A in 2004, finished 13-2 under head coach Jeff Adamson. The Panthers tied a Class 2A record with seven punts.

State Records Tied (2A Team)
Most Punts: 7 by Eastbrook (tied mark held by Greenfield-Central, 1975).

State Records Tied (2A Individual)
Most Punts: 7 by Jackson Liddick, Eastbrook (tied mark held by Al Hammons, Greenfield-Central, 1975).

Eastbrook’s John Ragan named Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named John Ragan of Eastbrook High School as the winner of the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award in Class 2A Football.

Ragan is a three sport athlete also participating in basketball and track.  He is a 2016 team captain, a 2016 All-Conference Offensive Tackle, a 10-time Defensive Player of the Week, a member of the Indiana Football Coaches Association Junior All-State Offensive Line in 2015, and a four-year letterwinner. Off the field, Ragan is involved in several school organizations such as Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Math Honor Society. He is also involved in his community with Campus Life, Upland Community Church Youth Group, Eastbrook South Elementary Mentoring Program, and several volunteer work opportunities.

John is the son of T.J. and Jenny Ragan of Upland, IN.  He plans to attend Taylor University and double major in Business and Math Education.
Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Eastbrook High School in the name of John Ragan. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009, including the mental attitude awards.

Beginning in 2015, the Class A, 2A and 3A awards were re-named in honor of Ress, the IHSAA’s seventh commissioner who led the organization from 2000 to 2011.

3A RECAP – Morrison’s Record-Setting Passing Day Powers Concordia
A record-setting performance by quarterback Peter Morrison led Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran to its first-ever football state title.

Morrison threw for a finals-record six touchdowns, and also smashed the Class 3A passing yardage record in the first half, finishing the game with 376 yards. His effort led the No. 7 Cadets (13-2) past Lawrenceburg 56-14. Morrison finished the season with 3,980 yards passing, third-best in state history, and 52 touchdowns.

Coached by Tim Mannigel, Concordia entered the finals having won 11 straight games. And any doubts the Cadets would extend that streak to 12 ended in the first quarter when they built a 21-0 lead. Morrison connected with Kamari Anderson-Drew on TD passes of 62 and 32 yards, and then found Peterson Kerlegrand on an 18-yard score just before the quarter ended.

A 70-yard touchdown to Andrew Borden early in the second quarter extended the lead to 28-0, and Morrison then tied the overall finals record with a 38-yarder to Mark Mallers, giving the Cadets a 35-0 lead at halftime.

Morrison hit Mallers on a 10-yard TD pass with 10:57 left in the game, giving the quarterback the overall finals record for TD passes. Kerlegrand added 199 yards rushing and scored twice, helping the Cadets rack up a 3A-record 614 yards of total offense and tie the record for the most points in a 3A game.

Lawrenceburg, coached by Ryan Knigga, was making its first appearance in the state finals since 1985. The Tigers (13-2) got 154 rushing yards from Austin Bowling, who finished the season with 3,157 yards rushing and 52 touchdowns. The rushing total is the sixth-best single-season effort in state history.

State Records (3A Team)
Most points: 56 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016 (Ties FW Bishop Dwenger vs. New Palestine, 1990)

Most points in a half: 35 by FW Concordia (first half) vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016 (Ties Indpls Bishop Chatard (first half) vs. Northwood, 2003)

Most touchdowns: 8 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016 (Ties FW Bishop Dwenger vs. New Palestine, 1990)

Most PAT kicks: 8 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016 (Ties FW Bishop Dwenger vs. New Palestine, 1990)

Most yards passing: 388 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Most passing touchdowns: 6 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Total offensive yards: 614 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Total offensive yards by both teams: 890 by FW Concordia (614) vs. Lawrenceburg (276), 2016

Most first downs: 23 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Most first downs by passing: 15 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

State Records (Overall Team)
Most passing touchdowns: 6 by FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

State Records (3A Individual)
Most passing yards: 376 by Peter Morrison, FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Most passing touchdowns: 6 by Peter Morrison, FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Longest touchdown pass: 70 by Peter Morrison, FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Most touchdown receptions: 2 by Mark Mallers and Drew Anderson, FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016 (ties several others)

State Records (Overall Individual)
Most passing touchdowns: 6 by Peter Morrison, FW Concordia vs. Lawrenceburg, 2016.

Lawrenceburg’s Jacob Ruberg selected as Ress Mental Attitude Award recipient
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Jacob Ruberg of Lawrenceburg High School as the winner of the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award in Class 3A football.

Ruberg is a two-sport athlete also participating in wrestling.  He is a 2016 team captain, four-year letter-winner, was named EIAC All-Conference and All Dearborn County his freshman, sophomore and junior year. In wrestling, he is a two-time state qualifier, regional champion, two-time sectional champion, and the 2013 EIAC MVP.  Outside of athletics, he participates in peer tutoring and cadet teaching. He is involved in his community through Big Brothers Big Sisters, SADD, and the Hoxworth Blood Drive while also volunteering for Lawrenceburg Youth Wrestling, Keep America Clean, and Lawrenceburg PeeWee Football.

Jacob is the son of Angie and Thomas Ruberg of Lawrenceburg, IN.  He plans to attend University of Indianapolis where he will wrestle and study nursing, specializing in Neonatology (medical care of newborn infants).

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability. The award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s seventh commissioner from 2000-11.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Lawrenceburg High School in the name of Jacob Ruberg. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009 and are sponsoring the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award.

4A RECAP – O’Connor Directs Roncalli to 9th Football State Title
A huge defensive stop in the fourth quarter turned the tide for top-ranked Roncalli, and Rebels quarterback Derek O’Connor took it from there.

With his team leading No. 2 NorthWood 28-22, Roncalli’s Dylan Williams picked off Panthers quarterback Trey Bilinski at the Rebel 8 yard line and returned the ball 42 yards. Five plays later O’Connor broke off a 22-yard touchdown run – his third of the day – to clinch Roncalli’s 34-22 win. It was the ninth overall football state title for the Rebels, tying them with Sheridan for the fourth most in state history, and was the seventh championship for Head Coach Bruce Scifres.

O’Connor hurt the Panthers with both his legs and arm. He completed 11-18 passes for 159 yards and a score, and ran for a game-high 154 yards. He helped the Rebels rack up 417 yards of total offense and nearly 32 minutes of possession.

Roncalli (15-0) built a 14-0 lead late in the first half on Connor’s 2nd short touchdown run of the game. Connor directed scoring drives of 13 and 11 plays, using up more than five minutes of clock each time, to put the Rebels in control early.

But after being held to 30 yards of total offense in the first 18:21 of the game, NorthWood’s high-powered offense finally started clicking. Bilinski connected with Bronson Yoder on completions of 33 and 21 yards, setting up his own 2-yard scoring run with 1:33 left in the half the drew the Panthers within 14-6.

A back-and-forth third quarter saw four scoring plays of 31 yards or more. For Roncalli, Luke Smock had a 34-yard run, while teammate Jacob Luedeman caught a pass from O’Connor near midfield, briefly stumbled but then regained his balance and raced into the end zone to give the Rebels a 28-14 lead.

NorthWood’s Brayton Yoder scored on 36- and 31-yard runs, the latter bringing the Panthers (14-1) within 28-22 with 1:48 left in the third.
The Panthers, the 2005 3A state champs, finished second for the first time under Head Coach Nate Andrews and for the sixth time overall.

State Records Tied (4A Team)
Most First Downs: 24 by Roncalli (tied 3 others).

NorthWood’s Drew Minnich named Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Drew Minnich of NorthWood High School as the winner of the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Football.

Minnich is a three sport athlete also participating in basketball and baseball.  He is a four-year letter winner in football and baseball and named captain in both sports. He has earned Scholar Athlete all four years, Junior IFCA All-State football team 2015, All-NLC Pitcher in baseball for 2016, and invited to IHSBCA Junior Showcase at North vs. South games. Outside of athletics, he is first in his senior class academically, a member of the NorthWood Student Leadership Academy, National Honor Society, Nappanee Missionary Church, and the NMC Youth Program. His community involvement continues with volunteer work in Feed My Starving Children and the Nappanee Rotary Club Fundraiser. 

Drew is the son of Darren and Lisa Minnich of Goshen, IN.  He has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his athletic career at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to NorthWood High School in the name of Drew Minnich. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009, including the mental attitude awards.

5A RECAP – Westfield Defense, Kicking Game Lifts Shamrocks to First State Title
Westfield came into the 5A state final allowing just 14.8 points per game. Facing a high-powered Columbus East offense, the Shamrocks were actually able to lower that average.

The fifth-ranked Shamrocks (12-2) got two crucial second-half defensive stops – the last coming with 55 seconds left – to knock off the No. 4 Olympians 16-13 for their first football state title.

Columbus East (13-2) had been averaging 46.8 points per game but was held to just 283 yards – 110 in the second half – by the Shamrocks. Westfield’s defense had eight tackles for loss and four sacks. Byron Hubbard had 1.5 of those sacks and was in on nine tackles.

The Olympians had the ball and a chance to tie or take the lead, getting possession at its own 18 with 3:06 left. But on fourth down and 7, quarterback Josh Major was forced to scramble and was tackled by Caleb Sanburn after a 2-yard gain. The Shamrocks then ran out the clock.

Westfield took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a state-finals record 52-yard field goal from Will Harrison. The Olympians countered with an impressive 13-play, 93-yard drive that was capped by Josh Major’s 32-yard pass to Caleb Voelker for the score.

Harrison added field goals of 44 and 42 yards, the latter giving the Shamrocks a 9-6 lead with 3:32 left in the half. Columbus East then mounted another impressive drive, moving 61 yards in 11 plays to set up a third down at the Westfield 14 with two seconds left.

As the first half ran out, Jamon Hogan took a handoff and was engulfed by defenders. He lateraled back to Voelker, who briefly bobbled the ball, regained control, rolled to his right and passed to a wide-open Tyler Thomas in the end zone for the score. Sam Thomasson’s extra point gave the Olympians a 13-9 lead at the break.

The Shamrocks, led by sixth-year coach Jake Gilbert, opened the third quarter with their best drive of the day, moving 68 yards in nine plays. Nate Froelich’s 37-yard run on the second play pushed the ball into Olympian territory, and his 4-yard carry seven plays later gave Westfield a 16-13 lead with 6:56 left in the quarter.

The Olympians drove to the Westfield 1 on their ensuing possession, but a false start penalty moved them back to the 6 and forced a field goal try. But after a high snap Jonah Wichman ran to his right instead, where he was tackled by Justin Frey for a 2-yard loss.

Froelich finished with 96 yards rushing, while quarterback Andrew Sweet threw for 57 yards and ran for 44.

For the Olympians and Head Coach Bob Gaddis, Hogan ran for 145 yards and Major for 90 more.

State Records (5A Individual)
Longest field goal: 52 by Will Harrison, Westfield vs. Columbus East, 2016.

State Records (Overall Individual)
Longest field goal: 52 by Will Harrison, Westfield vs. Columbus East, 2016.

Columbus East’s Harry Crider named Eskew Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Harry Crider of Columbus East High School as the winner of the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award in Class 5A Football.

Crider is a multisport athlete also participating in baseball, junior year wrestling and basketball his freshman and sophomore years.  He is a team captain and three-year letterman while also being named Hoosier Hills All-Conference, AP All-State honorable mention, Coaches’ Association Junior All-State, The Republic Player of the Week, and team and offensive player of the week multiple times.  He is a member of several school organizations such as Key Club, IHSAA Student Leadership Conference, IHSAA Champions Together, and a freshman mentor. He is also a dance marathon participant and involved with Youth Leadership of Bartholomew County. He has vast volunteer work with Feed my Starving Children, Salvation Army and Powder Puff, and has spent approximately 100 hours hooked up to an IV for clinical research for Diabetes through Trialnet at IU Medical Center.

Harry is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Crider of Columbus, IN.  He will attend Indiana University to play football and study business or biology.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability. The award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s third commissioner from 1962-76.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Columbus East High School in the name of Harry Crider. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009 and are sponsoring the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award.

6A RECAP – Carmel’s Conner Coghlan Hits Game-Winning FG in OT
Carmel had trouble hanging onto the football all night against Center Grove, turning the ball over six times. But the Greyhounds came up with the biggest turnover of the game, and it set up their first state championship since 2011 and eighth overall.

The No. 7 Greyhounds (10-4) forced and recovered a Center Grove fumble on the first possession of overtime, and Carmel’s Connor Coghlan then kicked a 27-yard field to give his team a 16-13 win over the defending Class 6A champs.

On second and goal from the 1, Carmel’s Ben Leary knocked the ball from Trojan standout Russ Yeast. Teammate Austin Newland recovered, giving the Greyhounds the ball and setting up Coghlan’s winning kick.
The win came despite six turnovers by the Greyhounds, including a 6A title game-record four lost fumbles. But Carmel’s defense held the Trojans – who had been averaging 35.5 points and 359.8 yards per game – to just 217 total yards.

Carmel had taken a 13-10 lead, thanks to a 16-play, 87-yard drive that consumed 5:51 of clock and saw the Greyhounds convert four third downs. Jerome Halsell capped the drive with an 11-yard scoring run up the middle with :46 left in the game, giving the running back a game-high 142 yards on the ground.

But the No. 3 Trojans (12-2) weren’t done. Quarterback Jack Kellams completed four passes for 35 yards – the final 11 to Yeast that gave Center Grove the ball at the Carmel 33 with :01 left on the clock. Luke Eckert’s 50-yard field, also a 6A record, cleared the crossbar as time ran out to set up the overtime. 

Neither team mustered much offense in the opening half, combining for just 252 total yards. But the Trojans were able to build a 10-0 lead because of an opportunistic defense that forced three Greyhound fumbles.
The first came when Bailey Bennett knocked the ball loose and teammate Brett Boswell picked it up at the Center Grove 46 and returned it 21 yards to the Carmel 33. The Trojans were able to drive 25 yards, setting up Eckert’s 25-yard field goal with 2:14 left in the first quarter.

With 4:28 left in the half the Trojan defense came up big again. Corbin Laque forced a fumble that Logan Bontrager pounced on at the Carmel 25. Yeast carried the ball three times for 20 yards, setting up Titus McCoy’s 1-yard scoring dive that gave the Trojans a 10-0 lead with 2:52 left in the half.

But Carmel quarterback Jake McDonald found his rhythm, hitting on 5-7 passes for 47 yards while leading the Greyhounds to the Trojan 25 with :02 left on the clock. As the half ended, Coghlan was good on a 42-yard field goal, cutting the lead to 10-3.

Coghlan was good again from 22 yards out with 7:43 left in the third quarter to bring his team closer.

State Records (6A Team)

Most field goals: 3 by Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016

Most fumbles: 5 by Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016

Most fumbles lost: 4 by Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016

Most interceptions: 2 by Center Grove, 2016

Most yards passing: 197 by Carmel, 2016

State Records (6A Individual)

Most field goals: 3 by Conner Coghlan, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Longest field goal: 50 by Luke Eckert, Center Grove vs. Carmel, 2016.

Most Rushing Attempts: 29 by Jerome Halsell, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Most passing yards: 197 by Jake McDonald, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Longest Pass Completion: 40 by Jake McDonald, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Most receptions: 8 by Kurt Rafdal, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Most receiving yards: 82 by Kurt Rafdal, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Highest Punting Average: 42 by PJ Buck, Center Grove vs. Carmel, 2016.

Longest Punt: 66 by PJ Buck, Center Grove vs. Carmel, 2016.

Longest Play from Scrimmage: 40 by Ethan Merriweather, Carmel vs. Center Grove, 2016.

Center Grove’s Logan Bontrager named Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Logan Bontrager of Center Grove High School as the winner of the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award in Class 6A Football.

Bontrager is a two-sport athlete also participating in track.  He is a member of Center Grove’s 2015 6A Football State Championship team and named MIC Academic All-Conference all four years. In track, he is a member of the 2016 4×400 meter State Championship team and was named 2016 Track and Field All State Athlete. He volunteered for Easter Seals’ Camp Ability through Center Grove football for three summers.

Logan is the son of Shanda and John Bontrager of Bargersville, IN.  He plans to study finance, math, or business law and is undecided in his college choice at this time.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability. The award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s third commissioner from 1962-76.

The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Center Grove High School in the name of Logan Bontrager. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009 and are sponsoring the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award.