Saturday, November 25, 2017 3:40 pm
Southridge 15, Woodlan 14
Woodlan football falls in Class 2A state game
AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette
INDIANAPOLIS – Southridge was unrelenting as the Raiders defeated Woodlan 15-14 in the Class 2A Football State Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday.
Southridge's Tucker Schank scored on a 42-yard pass from Jayce Harter and converted a 2-point play with 1:22 left in the game to lift the Raiders.
Woodlan (12-2) went up 14-7 31 seconds into the fourth quarter on a 13-yard pass from quarterback Justin Durkes to Ah'Lan Howard.
In the first quarter, the Warriors scored on their first drive, a 4-play, 77-yard scoring drive set up by a 54-yard pass from Durkes to Aaron Hahn and a 27-yard run by Jack Rhoades to go up 7-0 with 10:58 left in the first quarter.
Southridge (12-2) scored on a six-play, 71-yard drive when Colin Smith ran for 12 yards with 2:08 left in the first.
The teams were tied at 7 at halftime despite close calls in the second quarter.
Durkes' pass was intercepted in the end zone shortly into the second quarter and the Warriors got the ball back one play later from a fumble recovery.
The subsequent drive ended with a missed 22-yard field goal attempt.
Harter was named the mental attitude winner. It's the Raiders' first state title in four visits to the title game.