INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jerome Halsell rushed 29 times for 142 yards and Conner Coghlan kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to lift Carmel to a 16-13 win over defending champ Center Grove in the Class 6A state title game Friday.
Halsell’s touchdown run gave the Greyhounds (10-4) a 13-10 lead with 46 seconds left. Center Grove (12-2) then drove 39 yards in 45 seconds to set up a 50-yard field goal by Luke Eckert as time expired.
Russ Yeast fumbled at the goal line on Center Grove’s overtime possession, setting up Coghlan’s game-winner. Carmel quarterback Jake McDonald went 17 of 27 for 197 yards.
Center Grove was led by running back Titus McCoy’s 79 rushing yards. Yeast finished with 55 yards on 14 carries and had five catches for 49 yards.