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FB Sectional Week 2: Hoosier Heritage Conference roundup
October 27, 2012By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Sectional 13 featured five HHC teams going in, and four won their first-round games, essentially turning the sectional into a mini-conference tournament. HHC regular-season champion Mt. Vernon is looking to add a tourney title to its resume for the first time since 2006 (and to win both in the same year for the first time since 1999). It's a clash of two longtime rivals and the HHC's two most-decorated teams: Mt. Vernon and Delta have won more conference titles than anyone in the league, winning 12 between them in the HHC's 19-year football history. MV and Delts have had a lot of memorable games, but none have been in the IHSAA Tournament. Kickoff is 7 p.m. next Friday and we'll have LIVE coverage at HancockCountySports.com!
(4A 13) Mt. Vernon 54, Pendleton Heights 34: The Marauders rolled up 634 yards of total offense, and the two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards and 88 points in a shootout. But MV did the scoring early -- the Marauders scored six times in the game's first 14 minutes and led 40-0 at the 10:00 mark of the second quarter before PH could gain a first down. The Arabians answered with a TD, and had four more in the second half. MV's Tyler Dicks had a career day with 287 yards rushing and 42 yards receiving. He had rushing TDs of 42 and 10 yards and a 42-yard receiving touchdown. Anthony Burnett had 168 yards and two first-quarter TDs of 42 and 22 yards. Andy Spears had 55 yards and three TDs on 10 carries to lead MV's attack, as the varsity offense played only one possession in the second half and scored on eight of its 10 possessions in the game. Meanwhile, PH's Jesse Furrow had a strong day himself, throwing for 367 yards by completing 22-of-36 passes and five touchdowns. Three were to his brother Jon Furrow, who had 156 yards receiving. Two more went to Kurt Talbert, who had a 118-yard receiving game. MV, ranked No. 4/5 in Class 4A, is now 10-1. PH, which finished second in the HHC, finishes 8-3 and saw its two-year string of sectional titles snapped. MV has won sectional championships in 1997, 1999 and 2006 and looks to add to that number next week. Archived webcast | Hancock County Sports roundup + boxscore | Indianapolis Star | Daily Reporter (subscription) | Anderson Herald-Bulletin
(4A 13) Delta 28, Greenfield-Central 3: Delta QB Cade Jones ran for an early TD and threw for two more touchdowns to Ryan Bickford and Adam Fox as the Eagles advanced to the sectional title game for the fourth time in the last five years. Jones threw for 112 yards. Fulback Joe Spegal led the Eagles' ground game with 158 yards and a fourth-quarter TD. Delta outgained G-C 379-66 in the game. Mason Irbe's 36 receiving yards paced the Cougars. Derek Conley's late second-quarter interception set up the Cougars' points, a field goal by Chas Daniel at the first-half gun. G-C forced four turnovers, including three interceptions. Delta (8-3) advances to visit Mt. Vernon in next week's title game. Delta will be seeking the eighth sectional title in school history and the first since 2009. G-C finishes the year 4-7. Hancock County Sports roundup | Daily Reporter (subscription) | Muncie Star-Press
(3A 19) Eastbrook 35, Yorktown 20: The Tigers saw Eastbrook score 22 fourth-quarter points to oust them from the tournament. Eastbrook blocked an extra point that would've tied the game at 14-14. A 32-yard TD pass put Eastbrook up eight, and two interceptions led to two more TDs as the Panthers advanced. Eastbrook scored 21 points off Yorktown turnovers. Chandler Carroll led Yorktown with 102 rushing yards as the Tigers finished 5-6. Eastbrook (8-3) will visit Western (6-5) next week in the sectional final. Muncie Star-Press
Class 4A, Sectional 13 (Delta, Greenfield-C, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine, Pendleton Hts)
Class 4A, Sectional 15 (Shelbyville)
Class 3A, Sectional 19 (Yorktown)
Class 3A, Sectional 22 (Indian Creek)