GREENWOOD, Ind. — Center Grove continued its quest to defend its state championship with a dominating 45-6 win over Ben Davis Friday night.
The Trojans took a 7-0 lead on a Micah Coyle touchdown with less than four seconds left in the first quarter. Ben Davis answered, but failed in its two-point conversion attempt.
Center Grove added a field goal to lead 10-6 at halftime, then poured it on in the second half.
Tayven Jackson and Daniel Weems ran for scores and Jackson Griffen returned an interception for a touchdown to give the Trojans a 31-6 lead after three quarters. Micah Coyle and Weems added fourth-quarter touchdowns to close out the rout.
The Trojans will take on Westfield at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in a rematch of last year's Class 6A title game. Center Grove won that game 38-14.
Westfield earned its place in the title game with a 48-19 win over Merrillville on Friday.
State championship schedule
CLASS 6A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.
Center Grove vs. Westfield
CLASS 5A - Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
Cathedral vs. Zionsville
CLASS 4A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon vs. Northridge
CLASS 3A - Friday, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Brebeuf Jesuit vs. Gibson Southern/Tri-West winner
CLASS 2A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at noon
Evansville Mater Dei vs. Andrean
CLASS A - Friday, Nov. 26 at noon
Adams Central vs. Lutheran