TSF Indiana Team of the Year: East Central

The East Central Trojans won the program’s second state title by knocking off Lowell Red Devils 14-7 in the IHSAA Class 4A state championship.

East Central (12-3) is the 2017 Indiana Team of the Year. Head coach Justin Roden and his Trojans have had quite a nice run of success of last. It was the second time in three years and his team played at Lucas Oil Field for a state title and this group of seniors have now won three straight regional titles.

Seniors RB Logan Storie, TE Justin Brown, LB Tanner Yocum and DB Nathan Lloyd were named to the IFCA (Indiana Football Coaches Association) Senior All-State team. Making the IFCA Junior All-State team was QB Alex Maxwell. Also Named to the IFCA Class 4A Senior All-State team were RB Mitchell Orschell and OL Noah Hammond of Franklin County.

Storie ran for 1,947 yards, found the end zone 23 times, averaged 7.7 yards and amassed 2,416 all-purpose yards. He finishes his career with 3,816 yards rushing, 4,672 all-purpose yards and 49 touchdowns (47 rushing).

The 6-foot-5, 220 pound Brown had six of his team high 27 receptions go for scores. He had 412 yards and averaged 15.6 yards on those catches.

Yocum was the heart and soul of a Trojans defense that allowed 14 points or less in 11 of their last 12 victories. Classmate Lloyd made a lasting impression in the finale where he snared two of his five interceptions on the year. They are members of a senior class that went 15-2 in the post season.

Playing through a wrist injury, Maxwell was clutch in the playoffs. He topped the 1,000 yard mark rushing (1,075) for a second straight year. He also accounted for 25 touchdowns (20 rushing, five passing). Maxwell heads into his senior campaign having racked up 4,519 (2,607 rushing, 1,552 passing) yards of total offense while accounting for 54 touchdowns (39 rushing, 15 passing). was founded in 2005 and started its postseason awards for Indiana in 2010. This is the fifth time that East Central has been named the TSF Indiana Team of the Year.

2017 – East Central
2016 – Lawrenceburg
2015 – East Central
2014 – East Central
2013 – Batesville
2012 – Lawrenceburg
2011 – East Central
2010 – Batesville

Join us as we recognize East Central, Team of the Year winners from Dayton, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Player of the year finalists from all of those areas, TSF Player of the Week winners and all members of the 2017 Postseason All-TSF squad as they will be recognized at our upcoming TSF Year in Review Show on Monday, February 19th at The Holy Grail – Banks in downtown Cincinnati.

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