Second-ranked Westfield and sixth-ranked Carmel are among the final eight in the Class 6A state football tournament after victories Friday night.
Westfield increased its winning streak to 10 with a dominating 31-0 victory against Fishers. Carmel’s defense paved the way for a 21-7 victory against fourth-ranked Brownsburg.
The Shamrocks (10-1) will host Homestead (10-1) for a regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday. Carmel (9-2) travels to rival Ben Davis (6-5) in a rematch of a Metropolitan Conference matchup won 31-9 by the host Greyhounds on Oct. 2.
Westfield used a couple of big passing plays from Maximus Webster to Mason Piening to pull away from Fishers in the Sectional 4 final. A 28-yard touchdown connection between the two and Sean Sullivan’s extra point kick gave the Shamrocks a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
The lead grew to 14-0 at halftime on Micah Hauser’s 14-yard touchdown run.
Webster contributed a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, one on a 56-yard pass to Piening and a 4-yard run. Sullivan closed out the scoring with a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Hauser led all rushers with 91 yards on 11 carries. Webster was 10 of 14 passing for 179 yards.
Carson Dunn picked up 76 yards on 21 carries for Fishers, which finishes 3-8. Lucas Prewitt completed 14 of 22 passes for 102 yards. Luke Valerio caught four of those passes for 55 yards.
Carmel forced six turnovers and two safeties to shut down Brownsburg and capture its eighth consecutive sectional championship. Owen Schafer intercepted two passes.
Daniel Mullins took a pass from Zach Osborne and raced 69 yards for the game’s first touchdown. The second safety recorded by the Greyhounds made it 11-0 after one quarter.
Zach White added to Carmel’s lead with a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He rushed for 98 yards on 23 carries. Spencer Hanna kicked a 40-yard field goal.
Brownsburg, which finishes 8-2, scored its lone touchdown on a 5-yard run by Brandon Burks in the second quarter. Purdue wide receiver recruit Preston Terrell caught six passes for 38 yards.