How far have we come since the start of the season in Indiana? Quite simply, the only difference is that Warren Central and defending 6A Center Grove have flip-flopped their starting positions with Warren Central, now the top team in our Indiana Top 10 and Center Grove ranked #2 in the state. Nationally, WC is ranked #15 in our Top 25, while CG is #28 in our Top 50.
Warren Central (10-1) took-over the top-spot after taking a 21-16 win over then #1 Center Grove in the regular season opener. Center Grove (10-1), which entered that game ranked #22 in our national Top 50, took a 14-7 lead into the third quarter of that August 19th game, but a fourth quarter Pick-6 by Triston Clark proved to be the difference in the Warriors.
Since then, Warren Central has rolled-over every team with only one loss, a 31-28 defeat on the road against #6 Colerain in Ohio, the week against its win over the Trojans. Center Grove has ripped-off ten straight wins.
Warren Central senior quarterback Zach Summeier has had an outstanding season, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes for 2,614 yards with 22 touchdowns and only four interceptions. The Warriors average 485 yards in total offense per game.
Center Grove Russ Yeast has had a big year, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns after having to fill-in for Titus McCoy, who injured his ankle in the season opener. As a team, CG is averaging 269 yards a game on the ground.