Before the Class 2A state championship Friday, Bishop Luers coach Matt Lindsay was acting like he had been here before.
Maybe that was because he has been.
During the Class A matchup between Central Catholic and Fountain Central, Lindsay was in the press box donning a media pass and eating the provided potato chips and BBQ just like the other scribes and radio commentators.
Calm and cool, Lindsay will likely not look that way in a couple of hours when his Knights play for a 2A state title on the Lucas Oil Stadium field turf.
But none of this is new to a coach who has led the Knights to seven 2A state titles and three runners-up finishes.
And the defending 2A state champions will be heavy favored in the school’s 13th appearance at state against North Putnam.
With eight state titles (the first when Lindsay was just an assistant coach), the Knights are tied for second place all-time in state titles.
With a win over the Cougars, Luers will be tied for first place with Sheridan and Chatard, which each has won nine state titles.
Maybe only for a day until Chatard plays South Bend St. Joe’s in the 3A state championship.