The North Vermillion football team saw their season come to an end on Friday night in Indianapolis when the 1A #5 Falcons fell to the 1A #1 Lutheran Saints by the score of 56-21.
Three Wabash River Conference football teams have advanced to their respective sectional finals out of the four who were still active on Friday night.
Big plays and mistakes were the difference when Attica hosted Fountain Central in the opening round of 1A football Sectional 45 action.
It was a hard fought game between two teams fighting for sectional seating Friday evening. Ultimately, Benton Central’s Bison sealed the win over the Tigers of Northwestern 27-19.
North Vermillion head coach Brian Crabtree did not get the ultimate result he wanted as his Falcons fell to Linton-Stockton by the score of 38-20, but he did find a lot to like in the game.
Last season it took two days and two overtimes for North Vermillion to defeat Covington in football as the game was suspended by lightning and then tied after regulation.
The first play of the game between Seeger and Benton Central set the tone of the contest as Patriot freshman Rayce Carr put the hosts up 6-0 on the opening kickoff on the way to a 61-21 win.
Season opening games are one of the three in a season where it is hard to predict the outcome, the others being senior night and sectional openers.
The event many people look forward to all summer long has finally arrived. The Chicago Bears have reported to Olivet Nazarene University for their annual training camp in Bourbonnais, Illinois, which means football season is finally around the corner.
The Attica Red Ramblers hosted North Vermillion with the 1A Sectional 47 football championship on the line in a rematch of a game from September 21 that had been won by the Falcons 27-22.
North Vermillion hosted the Seeger Patriots in a 1A Sectional 47 football semifinal in a game that, on paper prior to the contest, appeared to be a likely win for the Falcons.
On paper, 1A North Vermillion hosting 4A Evansville Bosse looked like a potential mismatch and when the two teams faced each other on Saturday night, it was obvious that the visiting Bulldogs were faster, quicker and deeper than the Falcons.
The Attica Red Ramblers defeated the Rockville Rox 40-6 Friday night, Rockville’s last football game before the school consolidates with Turkey Run next year.