INDIANAPOLIS – Lutheran rallied from a two touchdown deficit to beat Adams Central 34-28 for the school’s first state football title.
The back and forth class A final kicked off championship weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday.
Senior quarterback Montasi Clay connected with Brandon Brooks for a 50-yard gain, then scored from 12-yards out to break a 28-all tie with just over a minute to play.
Cur’Brian Shelby secured the win and completed the perfect season for the Saints with an interception.
The Flying Jets flew out to a 14-0 lead after a class A record 59-yard punt return for touchdown by Nick Neuenschwander.
Clay found Micah Mackay for a 30-yard touchdown before the end of the first quarter to prevent the game from getting out of hand.
The two teams exchanged touchdowns in the second quarter to make it a 21-14 game at halftime.
Lutheran took the second half opening kick and marched 61-yards in seven plays to tie the game. Clay capped off the drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jake Pasch.
The Saints took their first lead later in the third quarter when Clay hit Mackay for a 71-yard TD.
A Lutheran fumble in the fourth led to Blake Heyerly’s third touchdown of the game to tie it again, before Clay’s late game heroics.
The Saints avenged a 2019 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic in the state championship game.