It's halftime at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Class 2A state championship game, and Bishop Luers leads 7-0.
But it’s North Putnam that’s getting exactly the game it wanted.
The Cougars have dominated time of possession with their running game, 14:35 to 9:25.
And their defense, which shut out Evansville Mater Dei 6-0 in the semistate last week, has been every good as billed, limiting Luers to 62 yards on 19 plays, an average of 3.3 yards per play.
Luers leads only because North Putnam was plagued by penalties (five for 38 yards) in the first half and made the one big mistake – a Kolten Everts pass from deep in his own end that was intercepted by Kendrick Mullen and run back to the North Putnam 22.
Five plays later, Kenny Mullen bolted 7 yards over the left side for the score with 3:10 to play in the half.