1st-round sectional matchups
Friday, all games 7 p.m.
Class 4A Sectional 13
Greenfield-Central (3-6) at Muncie Central (3-6)
Delta (6-3) at Frankfort (3-6)
Muncie South (6-2) at Pendleton Heights (7-2)
Mt. Vernon (8-1) at New Palestine (3-6)
Class A Sectional 37
Scecina (6-3) at CC Lincoln (6-3)
Knightstown (6-3) at Indiana Deaf (1-8)
Hagerstown (9-0) at Eastern Hancock (4-5)
Tri (0-9) at Northeastern (5-4)
IHSAA State Tournament Notables
Total Schools Entered: 315 schools, 18,429 student-athletes. 310 games will be played over the six-week tournament. Each class is divided evenly with 63 schools each.
New Schools Entered for First Time
Most State Championships
11: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
10: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
9: Indianapolis Cathedral, Sheridan.
7: Ben Davis, Carmel, Warren Central.
5: Lafayette Central Catholic, Penn.
All-Time Consecutive Tournament Victories
26: Warren Central, 2003-07.
23: Roncalli, 2002-05; Sheridan, 2005-08.
22: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 2001-04; Penn, 1995-98.
18: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 2009-current; Lafayette Central Catholic, 2009-current.
Active Consecutive Tournament Win Streaks
18: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Lafayette Central Catholic.
12: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral.
Defending Sectional Champions
5A: Bedford North Lawrence, Ben Davis, Carmel, Center Grove, Crown Point, Evansville Central, Fort Wayne Snider, Hamilton Southeastern, Penn.
4A: Columbus East, Evansville Central, Hammond Morton, Indianapolis Cathedral, Leo, NorthWood, Pendleton Heights, South Bend Washington.
3A: Bellmont, Corydon Central, Evansville Memorial, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Jimtown, South Bend St. Joseph’s, West Lafayette.
2A: Bremen, Evansville Mater Dei, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Guerin Catholic, South Putnam, Tipton, Triton Central, Wheeler.
A: Adams Central, Indianapolis Scecina, Lafayette Central Catholic, Linton-Stockton, Milan, North Vermillion, Sheridan, South Newton.
Active Sectional Championship Streaks (three or more years)
11: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
6: Indianapolis Cathedral.
5: Fort Wayne Snider.
3: Evansville Mater Dei, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Hammond Morton, Lafayette Central Catholic, West Lafayette.
Most Consecutive Sectional Championships
19 by Hobart, 1979-97.
Top 10 All-Time Sectional Championships
22: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
20: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Snider, Jimtown.
19: Ben Davis, Hobart, Penn.
First Round: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
Semifinals: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
Championships: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
Times: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $6 per person.
Determining Home Team
First Round: The second-named team in the blind draw is host school unless the two teams agree to switch the site.
Semifinals: The team without a home game will host. Exception: The bye team will always be the visitor. If both teams were home or both were visitors, the second-named team in the quarter bracket will host.
Championships: Host team will be the team that has played the most away games. If both teams have played the same number of away games, the bottom bracket team shall host.
Regional games will be played Friday, November 9, and semi-states on Friday, November 16.
The 10 teams that earn a berth in the state finals will play on Thanksgiving weekend in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the state tournament’s presenting sponsor. The Class A and 2A championship games are scheduled for Friday, November 23, with the 3A, 4A and 5A games the next day. In all, 310 games will be played around the state over the six-week tournament.
About the Sectional Draw
To conduct the random drawing for the football state tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all 40 sectionals. In the case of seven-team sectionals, the seventh ball drawn is the team assigned the bye and an automatic road game in the semifinal round.
—Information provided by the IHSAA.