Snider outguns New Palestine 64-61 for 5A title


(WXIN/WTTV) Snider quarterback Isaac Steibeling reaches across the goal line for the game-winning touchdown in the Panthers’ 64-61 IHSAA 5A State Championship win over New Pal (November 27, 2015)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November, 2015) – Records fell left-and-right and no lead was safe Friday Night at Lucas Oil Stadium until Snider quarterback Isaac Steibeling punched a three yard rush into the end zone with eight seconds remaining, giving the Panthers a 64-61 win over New Palestine.


According to the IHSAA, here are the records set in Friday night’s game, an instant classic, and easily one of the greatest high school football games ever played in the state of Indiana:

Team Records

Most Combined Points (125) 5A & Overall 64-Snider 61-NewPal
Most Touchdowns (9) 5A only – Snider
Most PAT Kicks (8) 5A only – Snider
Most Passing Yards (501) 5A & Overall – New Pal
Total Offensive Yards (757) 5A & Overall – New Pal
Total combined offensive yards (1,302) 5A & Overall  757-New Pal 545-Snider
Most First Downs (30) 5A & overall – New Pal
Most Kickoff Return yds. (168) 5A only – Snider

Individual Records

Most Touchdowns (4) Tied 5A record (Alex Neligh) – New Pal
Most PAT Kicks (8) Tied 5A record (Paul Buisman) – New Pal
Most Rushing Touchdowns (4) Tied 5A record (Alex Neligh) – New Pal
Most Passing Yards (501) 5A & Overall (Alex Neligh) – New Pal
Receiving Yards (328) 5A & Overall (Duke Blackwell) – New Pal
Receiving TD’s (3) Tied 5A & Overall (Duke Blackwell) – New Pal

New Pal won the IHSAA 4A State Championship in 2014 and was hoping to be the only repeat state champion in 2015. Their loss Friday snaps a 28-game win streak, dating back to August, 2014.

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