INDIANAPOLIS — Josiah Smith kicked a last-minute field goal to cap a Western Boone rally and clinch the Stars' third straight Class 2A state championship.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers took a 35-26 lead with 3:38 remaining on Carson Clark's second touchdown pass of the game to Krashaun Menson.
Western Boone pulled within two on a 1-yard touchdown run by Robby Taylor with 1:36 remaining. After a failed onside kick attempt, the Stars' defense forced a punt, taking over at their own 46-yard line after a penalty with 39 seconds remaining.
A pass interference penalty gave the Stars the ball at the 21, where Smith, son of former Colts punter Hunter Smith, came on to kick the game-winning field goal with seven seconds remaining.
Taylor carried the ball a state-record 43 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Luke Marsh and quarterback Elliott Young also ran for touchdowns for the Stars.
Young also threw a touchdown pass to Connor Garrity in the game.
Marsh received the Ress Mental Attitude Award after the game.