EIAC teams eye sectional title

Greensburg QB Toby Brogan (12) (photo by Linda Lyness Maxwell)

There will be at least one sectional champion and possibly two out of the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference. Friday night sees EIAC 3A rivals Lawrenceburg (10-1) and Greensburg (7-4) duking it out for the Class 3A Sectional title. Their conference foe East Central (11-0), heads about an hour southwest of Indianapolis to face Mooresville (9-2) for the Class 4A sectional

This will be the second trip of the year for Lawrenceburg to Greensburg. The Tigers hope it goes as well as the first one did, coming away with a 49-17 victory. Lawrenceburg has added another weapon on offense since then. Senior receiver Gavin Yoon has returned from an injury that kept him out of the Tigers first seven games. He is tearing it up, having caught 17 passes for 509 yards and seven touchdowns from his younger brother Garrett over the last three weeks. Garrett Yoon racked up 299 yards of total offense (175 pass, 124 rush) and five touchdowns (two pass, three rush) in the first meeting versus the Pirates. Junior Adam Burd has 1,526 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing. The junior has run for 100 yards or more in 10 of his last 11 starts. Lawrenceburg is averaging 41.6 points per contest. The Tigers are looking for their 19th sectional title and third in the last four seasons. Greensburg hopes to celebrate the programs third sectional crown and first since 2012 in front of their faithful fans. Quarterback Toby Brogan has been spectacular throwing for 1,040 yards, running for 1,360 yards and accounting for 32 touchdowns (26 rush, six pass). The junior has 482 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing over the last three weeks. Lawrenceburg held him to just 63 yards on the ground, back in Week 4.

East Central continues to roll under first year head coach, Jake Meiners. The Trojans current 11-game winning streak is the school’s longest since going 14-0 and winning the 1994 state title. The program is looking to capture a fifth straight sectional championship and 19th in program. It is also the fifth consecutive season of at least 11 wins for East Central. Running back Jake Fike is coming off a 286-yard, five touchdown rushing performance. The junior now has 1,623 yards with 29 touchdowns on the ground. Mooresville has won six sectional titles including one a year ago. The Pioneers spread the ball around with more than 4,000 yards of total offense and 54 touchdowns. They average 34.8 points per game. The East Central defense had some problems handling the pass last Friday. Look for Mooresville to try and exploit that.

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