It matters not that Warren Central, a football program that averaged slightly less than two losses per season from 2001 through 2011, has four in the past two months.
Nor is it relevant the Warriors have come up short in three of their past four outings.
When you’ve won five of the past nine Class 5A state championships the way Warren Central has, being taken lightly isn’t among the byproducts of a mediocre record.
“Our players know that if things go well for (Warren Central), they’ll be in the dome playing in the state championship game,” said Center Grove coach Eric Moore, whose fifth-ranked Trojans (7-1) play host to Warren Central (4-4) tonight in what is the regular-season finale for both squads.
“Turn on the film, and they’ve got athletes all over the field,” Moore said. “Warren Central plays defense so relentlessly. They are very physical, and just their ability to go downfield in a hurry on offense (is impressive).
“They’re always just one play away.”