Friends but still rivals


Center Grove head football coach Eric Moore directs practice on Monday at Center Grove High School. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

A less confident football coach might be put off by one of his protégés going 2-0 against him in games played deep into November the past two seasons.

Eric Moore isn’t that person.

The 16th-year Center Grove coach takes great pride in everything Jayson West has accomplished in a relatively short period of time — two state championships in only six seasons as a head coach — even though some of it has been at his program’s expense.

West, who is starting his second season at Warren Central after leading the Warriors to Indiana’s first Class 6A title in 2013, will stand across the sideline from his former boss this evening as his second-ranked club plays at No. 4 Center Grove.


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