Nobody informed Center Grove that awful weather conditions are supposed to be football’s great neutralizer.
If you’re good, you’re good. And the Class 5A No. 4 Trojans are just that, rolling to a 35-7 victory at North Central on a miserably cold and rainy night.
Needing a win to remain in contention for a share of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference title, Center Grove rode the 157 rushing yards of junior fullback Lane Morris to improve to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the league standings.
“I’m proud of our team. The kids showed a lot of integrity playing in those conditions,” Trojans coach Eric Moore said after watching his program avenge this past season’s 14-7 loss at home to the Panthers. “Our running backs ran real hard, and it really looked like we knew what we were doing.