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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:00 am

High school football

Ben Davis blows away Penn


Indianapolis Ben Davis won its ninth state football championship with a 63-14 rout of Penn in the Class 6A title game Saturday at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium. 

The top-ranked Giants (14-0) improved to 3-1 in championship games against the No. 4 Kingsmen (12-2). Broc Thompson had three touchdown catches, and Jermaine Hoskins caught two scores.

Ben Davis quarterback Reece Taylor threw for 340 yards and six touchdowns and ran for 131 yards and a score. Ben Davis outgained Penn 564-204.

The Giants led 49-7 at halftime.

Class 4A

EAST CENTRAL 14, LOWELL 7:Alex Maxwell scored on a 6-yard run with 2 minutes left to lift the Trojans. Maxwell also had a 13-yard scoring pass to Justin Brown in the second quarter.

Unranked East Central (12-3) won its second state championship after getting the 1994 4A title. 

Jordan Jusevitch gave the No. 1 Red Devils (14-1) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run.