Royals vs. Tri-Central Trojans


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We're live at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis for the 41st Annual IHSAA Football State Finals.

In the Class A matchup at noon, Eastern Hancock (14-0) faces Tri-Central (13-1). The Royals are aiming for their first state championship since they won the 1985 Class A football title. 

These teams met in Week 1 at Tri-Central, with the Royals taking a 47-35 win. Here's the box score from that game:

Week 1

Eastern Hancock 47, Tri-Central 35

EH (1-0) 8 8 16 15 — 47

TC (0-1) 8 7 8 12 — 35

First quarter

TC — Pickett, 5-yard pass from Howell (Kelley 2-yard run), 6:11.

EH — Ramage, fumble recovery (Henderson 2-yard run), 1:22.

Second quarter

TC — Pickett, 25-yard pass from Howell (Duncan kick), 1:29.

EH — Henderson, 35-yard pass from Lacy (Henderson 2-yard run), 1:03.

Third quarter

EH — Smith, 36-yard pass from Lacy (Gilbert 2-yard run), 10:08.

TC — Kelley, 43-yard run (Dowell 2-yard pass from Howell), 6:33.

EH — Gilbert, 3-yard run (Gilbert 2-yard run), 1:25.

Fourth quarter

EH — Gilbert, 20-yard run (Gilbert 2-yard run), 11:43.

TC — Blunck, 17-yard pass from Howell (2-yard run failed), 8:13.

TC — Pickett, 5-yard pass from Howell (2-yard run failed), 4:41.

EH — Henderson, 47-yard run (Henderson kick), 2:47.

                                EH         TC

First downs           17          14

Rushes-yards       52-326 43-215

Passing yards      114        116

Comp-Att-Int           7-10-0  9-11-0

Fumbles-Lost         2-1        2-1

Penalties-Yards    10-75     7-59

Rushing: Gilbert 32-221, Henderson 16-109, Lacy 4-(-4) (EH); Howell 7-23, Blunck 2-11, Kelley 13-99, Smith 5-24, Colbert 14-53, Busch 2-5 (TC).

Passing: Lacy 7-10-114 (EH); Howell 9-11-121 (TC).

Receiving: Gilbert 2-16, Henderson 3-57, Spegal 1-5, Smith 1-36 (EH); Pickett 5-60, Blunck 4-61 (TC).

Live state finas stats will be posted here after each quarter. A live box score kept by the Lucas Oil Stadium stat crew can also be found here online. Click on "state finals" and then "box score" under the game to access the stats. Live TV channel info can also be found under the state finals tab.

Be sure to check Saturday's Daily Reporter for full coverage. We've got four reporters/photographers on site to capture the game.

The full slate:

Friday, November 29, 2013 

Class A | Tri-Central (13-1) vs. Eastern Hancock (14-0) | Noon ET 

Class 3A | Andrean (14-0) vs. Brebeuf Jesuit (11-3) | 3:30 pm ET 

Class 5A | Westfield (12-1) vs. Indianapolis Cathedral (9-5) | 7:05 pm ET 

Saturday, November 30, 2013 

Class 2A | Tipton (11-3) vs. Indianapolis Cardinal Ritt er (12-2) | Noon ET 

Class 4A | Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (11-3) vs. Columbus East (14-0) | 3:30 pm ET 

Class 6A | Carmel (10-3) vs. Warren Central (10-3) | 7:05 pm ET 

 

*** END 1ST QUARTER***

Class A State Finals

Tri-Central 6, Eastern Hancock 0

EH  0 0 0 0 — 0

TC  6 0 0 0 — 0

First quarter

TC — Kelley, 1-yard run (kick failed), 4:59.

                                EH      TC

First downs      2         2

Comp-Att-Int    1-3-0   1-2-1

Fumbles-Lost   2-0      0-0

Penalties-Yards 2-10   0-00

Rushing: Gilbert 9-41, Henderson 2-4, Lacy 0-0, Splater 1-(-3) (EH); Howell 2-14, Blunck 0-0, Kelley 2-3, Smith 4-10, Colbert 1-0, Busch 0-0 (TC).

Passing: Splater 1-2-2, Henderson 0-1-0 (EH); Howell 1-2-29 (TC).

Receiving: Gilbert 0-0, Henderson 1-2, Spegal 0-0, Smith 0-0 (EH); Pickett 1-29, Blunck 0-0 (TC).

NOTE: Eastern Hancock was stopped twice on 4th-down conversion in its own territory. T-C began its first drive on the EH 41-yard line and scored in 7 plays.
 
 
***HALFTIME***
Class A State Finals

Tri-Central 12, Eastern Hancock 3

EH  0 3 0 0 — 0

TC  6 6 0 0 — 0

First quarter

TC — Kelley, 1-yard run (kick failed), 4:59.

Second quarter

TC — Blunck, 23-yard pass from Howell (2-yard pass failed), :43.

EH — Henderson, 39-yard field, :00.

 

                      EH      TC

 

First downs      9         4

Rushes-yards   28-130      16-50

Passing yards  37     68

Comp-Att-Int    5-10-0   3-5-2

Fumbles-Lost   2-0      1-0

Penalties-Yards 3-20   0-0

Rushing: Gilbert 19-99, Henderson 6-26, Splater 3-5 (EH); Howell 3-14, Kelley 7-27, Smith 5-9, Colbert 1-0 (TC).

Passing: Splater 5-9-37, Henderson 0-1-0 (EH); Howell 3-5-68 (TC).

Receiving: Henderson 5-37 (EH); Pickett 1-29, Blunck 1-23, Dowell 1-16 (TC).

 
GAME COMPARISON
STAT ROYALS TROJANS
Total Yds 167 120
Rush Yds 130 51
Pass Yds 37 69
Penalties 3-20 0-0
1st Downs 9 5
3rd Downs 3-9 1-4
4th Downs 1-5 1-1
Total Plays 40 21
Avg Yds/Play 4.2 5.7
Red Zone 0-0 1-1
Time of Poss 13:51 10:09
Turnovers 0 2
Pts Off Turns 0 0
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Sacks 0 1
TFL 2 4
 

Note: Four of Eastern Hancock's six first-half drives ended when they were stopped on fourth down. The Royals were stopped on 4th-and-8 from their own 43 (fumble out of bounds), 4th-and-7 on their own 48 (incompletion), 4th-and-5 on the TC 24 (incompletion) and 4th-and-2 on the TC 49 (incompletion). EH punted once. The Royals scored on a 39-yard field goal by Cooper Henderson on their sixth and final drive of the first half.

TC has been unable to pull away because of the Royals' defense, which was two interceptions - by Bryce Spegal and Hunter Knopp - and has kept the Trojans run game in check.

***END 3rd QUARTER***

 

Class A State Finals

 

Tri-Central 20, Eastern Hancock 3

EH 0 3 0 0 — 0

TC  6 6 8 0 — 0

First quarter

TC — Kelley, 1-yard run (kick failed), 4:59.

Second quarter

TC — Blunck, 23-yard pass from Howell (2-yard pass failed), :43.

EH — Henderson, 39-yard field, :00.

 

Third quarter

TC — Howell, 3-yard run (Smith, 2-yard pass from Howell), 2:38.

 

                      

                       EH      TC

 

First downs      11         6

Comp-Att-Int    5-10-0   5-7-2

Fumbles-Lost   3-0      1-0

Penalties-Yards 4-25   2-15

 

Rushing: Gilbert 27-132, Henderson 10-40, Splater 8-36 (EH); Howell 5-26, Kelley 12-29, Smith 7-17, Colbert 3-3, Blunck 1-9 (TC).

 

Passing: Splater 5-9-37, Henderson 0-1-0 (EH); Howell 5-7-116 (TC).

Receiving: Gilbert 0-0, Henderson 5-37, Spegal 0-0, Smith 0-0 (EH); Pickett 1-29, Blunck 1-23, Dowell 1-16, Pickett 2-48 (TC).

 
GAME COMPARISON
STAT ROYALS TROJANS
Total Yds 244 202
Rush Yds 207 85
Pass Yds 37 117
Penalties 4-25 1-5
1st Downs 13 8
3rd Downs 3-11 2-7
4th Downs 1-7 2-2
Total Plays 53 35
Avg Yds/Play 4.6 5.8
Red Zone 0-1 2-2
Time of Poss 18:08 17:52
Turnovers 0 2
Pts Off Turns 0 0
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 1-0
Sacks 0 1
TFL 5 5
 

 

***FINAL***
Class A State Finals

 

Tri-Central 20, Eastern Hancock 10

EH (14-1) 0 3 0 7 — 10

TC (14-1) 6 6 8 0 — 20

First quarter

TC — Kelley, 1-yard run (kick failed), 4:59.

Second quarter

TC — Blunck, 23-yard pass from Howell (2-yard pass failed), :43.

EH — Henderson, 39-yard field, :00.

 

Third quarter

TC — Howell, 3-yard run (Smith, 2-yard pass from Howell), 2:38.

Fourth quarter

EH — Gilbert, 4-yard run (Henderson kick), 6:14.

 

                      

                       EH      TC

 

First downs      16         17

Rushes-yards   47-242      49-191

Passing yards  55     167

Comp-Att-Int    7-12-0   7-10-2

Fumbles-Lost   3-0      3-1

Penalties-Yards 6-40   2-20

 

Rushing: Gilbert 28-145, Henderson 11-62, Splater 8-35 (EH); Howell 7-27, Kelley 21-78, Smith 11-42, Colbert 8-34, Blunck 1-9, Leininger 1-1 (TC).

 

Passing: Splater 7-12-55, Henderson 0-1-0 (EH); Howell 7-10-167 (TC).

Receiving: Henderson 7-55 (EH); Blunck 1-23, Dowell 2-55, Pickett 4-89 (TC).

GAME COMPARISON
STAT ROYALS TROJANS
Total Yds 297 358
Rush Yds 242 191
Pass Yds 55 167
Penalties 6-40 2-20
1st Downs 16 17
3rd Downs 3-11 5-12
4th Downs 1-7 3-3
Total Plays 59 59
Avg Yds/Play 5.0 6.1
Red Zone 1-2 2-3
Time of Poss 19:34 28:26
Turnovers 0 3
Pts Off Turns 6 0
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 3-1
Sacks 0 1
TFL 5 5
 

 

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