A person could have won some wagers predicting a Center Grove victory on a night when the Trojans managed 109 yards of total offense.
Facing what might be the most athletic if not the premier defensive unit in the state in Warren Central, Class 5A No. 5 Center Grove maintained its persistence to pull out an 8-5 victory and claim a portion of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference title, in the process.
“We had a good double there in the third inning,” Trojans coach Eric Moore said of the unusual final tally. “Holy cow. I’m excited about winning the game, but I’m more excited about not being shut out, 5-0.”
The Trojans appeared on course to be blanked for the first time since losing the 2005 season-opener at Roncalli, 26-0. A goose-egg was averted with 3:11 remaining in the game when junior quarterback Luke Calvert rolled right on fourth-and-goal from the Warriors’ 6 and threw to fullback Lane Morris for the winning points.