The Carmel Greyhounds defeated Pike High School 21-18 on Friday to earn a .500 record of 2-2.
Carmel tallied the first score of the night with a Camari Hunt 44 yard run early in the first quarter to give the Greyhounds an early 7-0 lead.
Pike didn't stay scoreless for long. Their next drive went for 97 yards and ended with a touchdown at the halfway point of the first, but Carmel blocked the extra point attempt, barely keeping their lead 7-6.
Pike struck again on the next possession with a short 10 yard pass to the end zone, but the extra point attempt failed a second time. Pike us 12-7 with 7:40 left in the half.
After a quick three and out for Carmel, Pike took a 29 yard field goal attempt, but the kicking woes continued and they score remained 12-7 at the half.
Carmel started the third quarter with the ball and senior quarterback Jake McDonald found Jack Rodimel from the eight yard line for another Greyhound score. Conner Coghlan completed the play with the extra point, putting Carmel up by a couple, 14-12.
McDonald kept the scoring going for the Greyhounds, this time finding Hunt open on third and long for a 32 yard pass with 3:16 left in the third, giving Carmel some breathing room going into the final quarter, 21-12.
After another three and out for Carmel, Pike ended a fourth quarter drive with a three yard touchdown pass closing the gap 21-18, as the field goal attempt went wide.
Pike ran out of time and Carmel came away with the 21-18 victory. Carmel plays Lawrence North next week at home for Homecoming.