Carmel takes-down #21 Center Grove in overtime to win Indiana 6A state title

Carmel footballCarmel wins 2016 Class 6A Indiana high school football championship. Photo from Twitter.

The end to Friday night’s Indiana 6A state championship game between defending state champ Center Grove, ranked #21 in the High School Football America National Top 25, and Carmel wasn’t good for those weak of heart as Carmel won the state title with a 16-13 win in overtime.

Carmel’s Jerome Halsell scored with 46 seconds to go to give Carmel (10-4) a 13-10 lead.  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, which sent the game to overtime.

Then in overtime, Conner Coghlan kicked a 20-yard field goal to give Carmel the win.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.