IHSAA 2013 sectional football pairings

From the IHSAA

For the first time, Class 6A will be used for the 32 largest schools in the state. With all eight of those sectionals, including four teams each, sectional semifinal games will be played on Oct. 25, sectional championship games on Nov. 1 followed by regionals on Nov. 8 and semi‐states on Nov. 15.

Ben Davis (6A, in white) and Cathedral (5A) should be strong contenders for state titles.

Ben Davis (6A, in white) and Cathedral (5A) should be strong contenders for state titles.

The two teams competing in the state championship game will have a week off before playing for the title.

In 5A, with the next 34 largest teams competing, two first round games must be played in sectionals 9 and 13 on Oct. 25 that contain five teams each. All other 5A teams will have a week off until sectional semifinals are played on Nov. 1 followed by sectional championship games on Nov. 8.

Teams in classes 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A will begin with first round sectional games on Oct. 25 and will play on consecutive weeks all the way to the state championship games as they have in previous years.

The 12 teams that earn a berth in the state finals will play on Thanksgiving weekend in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the state tournament’s presenting sponsor. A new format for the state championship games will also be utilized for the first time as the Class A, 3A and 5A games will be played on Friday, Nov. 29 while the 2A, 4A and 6A contests are set for Saturday, Nov. 30. In previous years, the Class A and 2A were played on Friday with 3A, 4A and 5A following on Saturday. In all, 316 games will be played around the state over the six‐week tournament.

Six teams are ranked No. 1 in both of the most recent polls from the Associated Press and Indiana Football Coaches Association. In Class 6A, No. 1 Penn will play at Portage in Sectional 2. In 5A, top‐ranked Westfield will travel to Harrison (West Lafayette) in Sectional 11. Class 4A No. 1 Columbus East will be at Madison in Sectional 23. Class 3A top‐ranked Andrean will host Knox in Sectional 25. In 2A, No. 1 Evansville Mater Dei will take on Forest Park in Sectional 40. And in Class A, No. 1 Linton‐Stockton drew a road matchup at Union (Dugger) in Sectional 48.

Sectionals
Class 6A: Oct. 25, Nov. 1.
Class 5A‐1A: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8.
Times: 7 p.m. local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $6 per person.
Determining Home Team
First Round: The second‐named team in the blind draw is host school unless the two teams agree to switch the site.
Semifinals: The team without a home game will host. Exception: The bye team will always be the visitor. If both teams were home or
both were visitors, the second‐named team in the quarter bracket will host. In 5A, in the four team sectionals, the second‐named
team will host.
Championships: Host team will be the team that has played the most away games. If both teams have played the same number of
away games, the bottom bracket team shall host.

Lawrence Central's Marcus Fletcher (17) scores on an interception return against Louisville Trinity. Photo by Justin Whitaker.

Lawrence Central’s Marcus Fletcher (17) scores on an interception return against Louisville Trinity. Photo by Justin Whitaker.

Class 6A (32 schools)
Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1.
Sectional 1 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Lafayette Jefferson at Merrillville.
Game 2: Crown Point at Lake Central.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 2 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Penn at Portage.
Game 2: Valparaiso at Chesterton.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 3 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Warsaw at Fort Wayne Northrop.
Game 2: Carroll (Fort Wayne) at Homestead.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 4 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Fishers at Noblesville.
Game 2: Carmel at Hamilton Southeastern.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 5 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Brownsburg at Pike.
Game 2: Avon at Ben Davis.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 6 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Lawrence Central at Warren Central.
Game 2: North Central (Indianapolis) at Lawrence North.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 7 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Franklin Central at Indianapolis Arsenal Technical.
Game 2: Perry Meridian at Southport.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 8 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: New Albany at Center Grove.
Game 2: Columbus North at Jeffersonville.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.

Cathedral's Terry McLaurin, an Ohio State commitment who is shown here against Ben Davis, was nearly unstoppable against Warren Central. Photo by Cory Seward.

Cathedral’s Terry McLaurin, an Ohio State commitment who is shown here against Ben Davis, was nearly unstoppable against Warren Central. Photo by Cory Seward.

Class 5A (34 schools)
Dates: Nov. 1, Nov. 8.
Sectional 9 (5 teams)
First Round
Game 1: LaPorte at Mishawaka. Oct. 25
Semifinals
Game 2: South Bend Adams at Winner of Game 1. Nov. 1
Game 3: Munster at Michigan City. Nov. 1
Championship
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3. Nov. 8
Sectional 10 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Elkhart Central at Goshen.
Game 2: Elkhart Memorial at Concord.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 11 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: McCutcheon at Kokomo.
Game 2: Westfield at Harrison (West Lafayette).
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 12 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Snider.
Game 2: Huntington North at Fort Wayne North Side.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 13 (5 teams)
First Round
Game 1: Indianapolis Cathedral at Decatur Central. Oct. 25
Semifinals
Game 2: Zionsville at Winner of Game 1. Nov. 1
Game 3: Richmond at Anderson. Nov. 1
Championship
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3. Nov. 8
Sectional 14 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Jennings County at Floyd Central.
Game 2: Franklin Community at Whiteland.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 15 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Bloomington North at Bedford North Lawrence.
Game 2: Martinsville at Bloomington South.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Sectional 16 (4 teams)
Semifinals
Game 1: Terre Haute North at Castle.
Game 2: Terre Haute South at Evansville North.
Championship
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.

Chatard's Alex Kimack runs against North Central.

Chatard’s Alex Kimack runs against North Central.

Class 4A (64 Schools)
Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8
Sectional 17 (8 teams)
Game 1: Hammond Clark at Griffith.
Game 2: East Chicago Central at Hammond Morton.
Game 3: Lowell at Gary West Side.
Game 4: Highland at Hammond Gavit.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 18 (8 teams)
Game 1: South Bend St. Joseph at Hobart.
Game 2: South Bend Washington at South Bend Clay.
Game 3: Kankakee Valley at New Prairie.
Game 4: South Bend Riley at Plymouth.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 19 (8 teams)
Game 1: NorthWood at East Noble.
Game 2: Leo at Wawasee.
Game 3: DeKalb at Angola.
Game 4: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger at Northridge.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 20 (8 teams)
Game 1: Columbia City at Norwell.
Game 2: Marion at Jay County.
Game 3: Frankfort at Logansport.
Game 4: New Haven at Fort Wayne South Side.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 21 (8 teams)
Game 1: New Palestine at Pendleton Heights.
Game 2: Muncie Southside at New Castle.
Game 3: Beech Grove at Mt. Vernon (Fortville).
Game 4: Greenfield‐Central at Muncie Central.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 22 (8 teams)
Game 1: Roncalli at Mooresville.
Game 2: Plainfield at Lebanon.
Game 3: Danville at Indianapolis Northwest.
Game 4: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard at Northview.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 23 (8 teams)
Game 1: Franklin County at Shelbyville.
Game 2: East Central at Connersville.
Game 3: Columbus East at Madison.
Game 4: South Dearborn at Greenwood.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 24 (8 teams)
Game 1: Owen Valley at Evansville Reitz.
Game 2: Boonville at Silver Creek.
Game 3: Seymour at Evansville Central.
Game 4: Jasper at Evansville Harrison.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.

Brebeuf's LeVante Bellamy ran 15 times for 134 yards and three scores in a win over Chatard early this season.

Brebeuf’s LeVante Bellamy ran 15 times for 134 yards and three scores in a win over Chatard early this season.

Class 3A (64 Schools)
Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8
Sectional 25 (8 teams)
Game 1: Calumet at Gary Wallace.
Game 2: Knox at Andrean.
Game 3: Glenn at Mishawaka Marian.
Game 4: Hammond at Gary Roosevelt.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 26 (8 teams)
Game 1: Twin Lakes at Culver Academies.
Game 2: Fairfield at Maconaquah.
Game 3: Jimtown at Tippecanoe Valley.
Game 4: Rochester at Peru.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 27 (8 teams)
Game 1: Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran at Lakeland.
Game 2: Bellmont at Whitko.
Game 3: West Noble at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Game 4: Garrett at Heritage.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 28 (8 teams)
Game 1: Mississinewa at Western.
Game 2: Delta at West Lafayette.
Game 3: Yorktown at Eastbrook.
Game 4: Northwestern at Blackford.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 29 (8 teams)
Game 1: Crawfordsville at Edgewood.
Game 2: Greencastle at Tri‐West Hendricks.
Game 3: Brebeuf Jesuit at North Montgomery.
Game 4: West Vigo at Western Boone.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 30 (8 teams)
Game 1: Indianapolis Marshall at Greensburg.
Game 2: Rushville at Guerin Catholic.
Game 3: Indian Creek at Batesville.
Game 4: Lawrenceburg at Hamilton Heights.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 31 (8 teams)
Game 1: Brownstown Central at Washington.
Game 2: North Harrison at Mitchell.
Game 3: Brown County at Salem.
Game 4: Corydon Central at Charlestown.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 32 (8 teams)
Game 1: Princeton at Mt. Vernon.
Game 2: Evansville Bosse at Pike Central.
Game 3: Vincennes Lincoln at Gibson Southern.
Game 4: Evansville Memorial at Heritage Hills.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.

Class 2A (64 Schools)
Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8
Sectional 33 (8 teams)
Game 1: North Judson at North Newton.
Game 2: Hammond Bishop Noll at Rensselaer Central.
Game 3: Boone Grove at Wheeler.
Game 4: Bowman Academy at River Forest.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 34 (8 teams)
Game 1: Eastside at Churubusco.
Game 2: Manchester at Bremen.
Game 3: Woodlan at Central Noble.
Game 4: Wabash at Prairie Heights.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 35 (8 teams)
Game 1: Southmont at Taylor.
Game 2: Delphi at Benton Central.
Game 3: North Putnam at Lafayette Central Catholic.
Game 4: Cass at Tipton.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 36 (8 teams)
Game 1: Elwood at Lapel.
Game 2: Frankton at Alexandria.
Game 3: Oak Hill at Madison‐Grant.
Game 4: Bluffton at Eastern (Greentown).
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 37 (8 teams)
Game 1: Park Tudor at Speedway.
Game 2: Cascade at Cloverdale.
Game 3: Indianapolis Washington at Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
Game 4: Monrovia at South Vermillion.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 38 (8 teams)
Game 1: Indianapolis Scecina at Centerville.
Game 2: Heritage Christian at Winchester.
Game 3: Union County at Knightstown.
Game 4: Shenandoah at Indianapolis Broad Ripple.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 39 (8 teams)
Game 1: Paoli at Eastern (Pekin).
Game 2: Crawford County at Clarksville.
Game 3: Triton Central at Milan.
Game 4: Indianapolis Manual at Providence.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 40 (8 teams)
Game 1: Sullivan at South Spencer.
Game 2: Forest Park at Evansville Mater Dei.
Game 3: North Posey at Eastern Greene.
Game 4: Southridge at Tell City.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.

Class A (64 Schools)
Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8
Sectional 41 (8 teams)
Game 1: Triton at West Central.
Game 2: South Central (Union Mills) at Culver Community.
Game 3: LaVille at Whiting.
Game 4: Lake Station Edison at Winamac.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 42 (8 teams)
Game 1: Carroll (Flora) at North White.
Game 2: Seeger at Pioneer.
Game 3: South Newton at Frontier.
Game 4: Tri‐County at Caston.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 43 (8 teams)
Game 1: North Miami at Adams Central.
Game 2: South Adams at Northfield.
Game 3: Southwood at Fremont.
Game 4: Howe at Southern Wells.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 44 (8 teams)
Game 1: Tindley at Indianapolis Shortridge.
Game 2: Clinton Prairie at Indiana School for the Deaf.
Game 3: Clinton Central at Tri‐Central.
Game 4: Indianapolis Arlington at Sheridan.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 45 (8 teams)
Game 1: Monroe Central at Wes‐Del.
Game 2: Northeastern at Tri.
Game 3: Hagerstown at Cambridge City Lincoln.
Game 4: Union City at Eastern Hancock.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 46 (8 teams)
Game 1: Trinity Lutheran at South Putnam.
Game 2: South Decatur at West Washington.
Game 3: Edinburgh at North Decatur.
Game 4: Indianapolis Lutheran at Indianapolis Howe.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 47 (8 teams)
Game 1: Covington at Attica.
Game 2: Rockville at North Vermillion.
Game 3: Riverton Parke at Fountain Central.
Game 4: North Central (Farmersburg) at Turkey Run.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Sectional 48 (8 teams)
Game 1: Wood Memorial at Tecumseh.
Game 2: Linton‐Stockton at Union (Dugger).
Game 3: Springs Valley at North Daviess.
Game 4: Perry Central at North Knox.
Semifinals
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.
Championship
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6.
Regionals
Class 6A: Friday, November 8, 2013.
Class 5A‐1A: Friday, November 15, 2013.
Times: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $7 per person.
Determining Home Team
Classes 2A, 4A & 6A
Sectional final game non‐host, if applicable, or lower sectional # (i.e., Sect. 1 is lower than Sect. 2).
Classes A, 3A & 5A
Sectional final game non‐host, if applicable, or higher sectional # (i.e., Sect. 2 is higher than Sect. 1).
Semi‐States
Class 6A: Friday, November 15, 2013.
Class 5A‐1A: Friday, November 22, 2013.
Times: 7 pm local time or as determined by host school.
Admission: $8 per person.
Determining Home Team
Classes 2A, 4A & 6A
*Regional non‐host, if applicable, or higher sectional # (i.e., Sect. 2 is higher than Sect. 1).
Classes A, 3A & 5A
*Regional non‐host, if applicable, or lower sectional # (i.e., Sect. 1 is lower than Sect. 2)
*If regional winner has not hosted either sectional final or regional, that school will be the designated host.
State Finals
Dates: November 29‐30, 2013.
Site: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis
Tickets: $15.00 per day. All seats are general admission. Pre‐school children admitted at no charge. Single day tickets may be purchased at participating schools the week of the state finals. Contact schools for ticket distribution hours. Tickets also will be available game day at the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office located on the southeast side of the venue at street level nearest Capitol Avenue.
Gates Open: Lucas Oil Stadium will open its gates to fans beginning at 11 am ET (one hour prior to kickoff of the first game) each day.
Television: All six state championship games will air live on Fox Sports Indiana.
Radio: Each game will be broadcast on affiliates of the IHSAA Champions Network.
Friday
Class A State Championship Game | 12 pm ET
Class 3A State Championship Game | 3:30 pm ET
Class 5A State Championship Game | 7:05 pm ET
Saturday
Class 2A State Championship Game | 12 pm ET
Class 4A State Championship Game | 3:30 pm ET
Class 6A State Championship Game | 7:05 pm ET

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