Andrean wins Indiana 2A high school football championship

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Andrean captured its third overall Indiana high school football championship. Drayk Bowen ran for three touchdowns in the 59ers’ 21-9 victory over Evansville Mater Dei in the the Class 2A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Bowen ran for 171 yards rushing on 24 carries. He also had six tackles from his linebacker spot, including 2.5 for losses.

Andrean’s Robby Ballentine earns the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award
During the awards ceremony, Robby Ballentine of Andrean High School was announced by the IHSAA Executive Committee as the recipient of the Blake Ress Mental Attitude Award in Class 2A Football.

The award is annually presented to a senior who is nominated by his principal and coach, and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability during his four years of high school.

He is an all-state candidate and a first team all-conference honoree in football and will participate in his fourth year with the 59ers’ basketball and baseball teams later this year. He was a member of Andrean’s 2019 state championship teams in both baseball and basketball.

He ranks in the top five of his senior class academically, is a National Honor Society member and an Andrean Ambassador.

He is the son of Shawn Ballentine and Julie Cantrell-Ballentine of Crown Point, IN. He is undecided on his college choice but he is interested in studying political science and/or pre-law.

The award is named in honor of Commissioner Emeritus Blake Ress, who served as the IHSAA’s seventh commissioner from 2000-11.

The Indianapolis Colts, the presenting sponsor of the state tournament, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Andrean High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Robby Balletnine.

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