It’s officially a football rivalry now.
Center Grove’s 14-13 narrow escape at Whiteland on Friday night signaled a much-needed competitiveness sorely lacking the past three meetings when the Trojans breezed to lopsided victories.
Ranked No. 7 in Class 6A, Center Grove tied the game on Max Norris’ 5-yard touchdown blast up the gut with 8:48 remaining in the fourth quarter. The ensuing extra-point kick by junior Nathanael Snyder proved to be the difference.