When you’re south of 5-foot-10 in football, there’s something everyone does. When you’re 5-foot-7 in football, though, there’s something Heritage Hills senior Sean Schaefer has done that not everyone does.
Welcome to Week 9 of Jasper football, where second-string cornerbacks make game-changing plays, refrigerator-sized tight ends come up with catches of the year, and yelling is still the best way to motivate teenagers.
A look at the final prep football games of the regular season as Jasper aims to clinch at least a share of the Big Eight Conference title, Heritage Hills can secure a perfect PAC campaign, Southridge visits powerful Gibson Southern and Forest Park tries to build momentum against Tell City.
Austin Alles is a mystery. He’s a child. He’s an intimidator. He’s a baby-faced 18-year old. He’s the guy you don’t want to line up against when playing Jasper on a Friday night. He’s an eating-contest legend. He’s a fan of Pokémon, Harry Potter and Taylor Swift. He’s a Tweeter. He’s a thinker. He is simple. He is not.
The IHSAA announced pairings Sunday for prep football sectionals, and Jasper and Heritage Hills will both play at home for the opening round of sectional play Friday, Oct. 24. Southridge and Forest Park will take to the road for their first-round contests.