The road to Lucas Oil begins tonight for many teams with the goal of hoisting the state championship trophy in November. We take a look at some early key games that will have big implications on the tournament.
SECTIONAL 41 – CLASS 1A
PIONEER (9-0) at NORTH WHITE (8-1)
North White lone loss is to undefeated Tri Central.
Pioneer has only given up 41 points, including 5 shutouts. Pioneer has plans to return to Lucas Oil for the second consecutive year.
SECTIONAL 28 – CLASS 3A
WEST LAFAYETTE (8-1) at WESTERN BOONE (8-1)
West Lafayette has impressive regular season win against 5A McCutcheon and lone loss to 1A power Central Catholic.
Western Boone has been equally impressive with their lone loss coming at the hands of 5A Harrison on the road.
WINNER: WEST LAFAYETTE
SECTIONAL 24 – CLASS 4A
OWEN VALLEY (7-2) at JASPER (8-1)
Owen Valley has two losses on the year ironically, by the same team in 4A power Northview.
Jasper has relative tournament experience in recent years and could bode well for them in this matchup.
SECTIONAL 2 – CLASS 6A
CHESTERTON (7-2) at VALPARAISO (7-2)
Classic rematch between these two conference foes that know each other very well. During their week 5 battle, Valparaiso clinched the 7 point victory. Payback is on the mind of every Trojan tonight.