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High school football notebook

Panthers prepared for flurry

Five plays. Eighty yards. Thirty-seven seconds.

That’s the by-the-numbers address for the birthplace of Snider’s 36-35 comeback overtime victory over Fishers in a Class 5A regional Friday night at Wayne.

The 80-yard drive cut Fishers’ lead to 28-21 with 1:20 to play, after which Snider forced a three-and-out, blocked the punt, recovered at the Fishers’ 28 and forced overtime on Brandon Phelps’ 4-yard pass to Quinton Daniels with 32 seconds to play.

But all that really began, Phelps said, on Thursday afternoon.

“We work on that every day,” he said of the Panthers’ two-minute drill. “Usually it’s a defensive drill, but we’ve gotten really good at it. It’s just something we do every Thursday, as a pregame.

“We just basically have to work on it in case we need. And tonight we needed it.”

‘Hitch and pitch’ works for Saints

As though there isn’t enough for opposing coaches to prepare for against Bishop Dwenger next season. And now there’s the hook-and-ladder, except that’s not the name of the play.

As its last touchdown of the season, Dwenger took a 21-14 lead with 1:30 remaining in the first half when sophomore quarterback Cory Miller completed a 10-yard pass to 6-foot-6 receiver Keenan Centlivre.

Centlivre, like passing out of the post in basketball, all but tipped the football to the oncoming Ryan Cinadr, who ran 37 yards for his third touchdown of the game. The Saints lost 35-21.

“We just put it in,” said Cinadr, a junior. “I came back off of a sprained ankle and they said it was brand new; put me in; ran it hard.

“I don’t even think (Centlivre) caught the ball. He like came at it and tossed it over to me.”

Knights’ penalties cause frustration

There were penalty flags aplenty for Bishop Luers in a 22-12 Class 2A regional win over host Tipton.

The Knights (9-4) even had two personal fouls on an extra-point attempt by the Blue Devils (11-2) that led to Tipton kicking off in Luers’ territory after the penalty yardage was marked off.

It all left Luers interim coach Steve Keefer feeling a little blue.

“Yellow is not my favorite color right now,” Keefer said in reference to the yellow penalty flags.