Since joining the Western Indiana Conference, Indian Creek has lent an air of lopsidedness to its series against Edgewood.
The latest matchup didn’t push the one-sided rivalry off course.
With senior quarterback Jalen Sauer throwing five touchdown passes, the Braves defended their home turf with a 44-26 victory to even its overall record to 3-3.
Indian Creek is now 2-0 in league play, while the Mustangs dropped to 1-5 and 0-2.
“Jalen’s had a lot of good games for us, but tonight he was really on point most of the night,” Braves coach Casey Gillin said. “He’s been wonderful, especially tonight.”
Indian Creek is now 8-0 against Edgewood since joining the conference in 2016.
Sophomore wideout Jaxon Ramey accounted for two of the team’s touchdowns, both on passes from Sauer, while senior running back Malachi Mink found also the end zone twice — once running the football and another on a catch.
Also putting up points for Indian Creek were seniors Jaxson Palmer and Nathan Dunagan.
Edgewood scored a pair of late touchdowns to make the final spread more respectable, though the Braves were in control from the start.
“Our defense played pretty well,” Gillin said. “It was 44-13 with six minutes to go in the third quarter, and I took the starters out.”
Indian Creek hits the road next Friday when it plays at Speedway.