Lawrence Central rolls while Carmel survives a scare from Tech

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INDIANAPOLIS – When it comes to the benefit of changes in the class system in the IHSAA, the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference figures to have gotten the best part of the deal.

Already strong with the likes of Ben Davis, Carmel and Warren Central, the conference added in Class 5A defending champion Lawrence Central and competitive Pike to the mix for 2013.

Already the Bears are showing they are a team to beat as the easily bested township rival Lawrence North 49-3 on the road Friday night. Under new head coach Jeb Richman, Lawrence Central broke open a close game in the second quarter with 14 points to grab a 28-0 halftime lead.

Torrell Williamson put to rest any hope of a Wildcats’ comeback when he broke a 53-yard run early in the second half to seal the Bears’ first win of the season. Lawrence Central hosts North Central in their first game of the year next Friday while Lawrence North heads to Tech.

The Titans raised some eyebrows across the state on Friday as they stood toe-to-toe with traditional conference power Carmel at home on Friday night. With the benefit of a strong defense and an errant snap of the Greyhounds’ first punt of the game which bounced out of the endzone, the Titans led 2-0 late into the first half.

John Lampe got Carmel on the board just before the half with a five-yard quarterback keeper for the touchdown which accounted for the winning points as the Greyhounds survive a defensive battle with the 6-2 victory.

Carmel heads out of state for their next game as they will face Louisville Trinity next Friday night.