Six area football players received All-State or honorable mention recognition — Southridge's Jayce Harter, Mitchell Carter, Matt Gentry and Tucker Schank, Jasper's Malik Chatman and Forest Park's Sam Englert.
The award seems fitting for a player who has made it known that individual statistics and awards take a backburner to trophies received by the entire team such as Saturday’s state championship trophy — the first in school history.
It took a fourth quarter drive with less than two minutes remaining in the game for it to happen, but the Southridge Raiders will return to Huntingburg as state champions after coming from behind to defeat the Woodlan Warriors 15-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
New York spoken word artist Earl Simmons once wrote a song about having one more road to cross, which is a timely notion, considering the position the Southridge football team has found itself in this Thanksgiving week.
The Southridge Raiders motto throughout this season has been “Be legendary”. With Saturday’s 24-7 victory over Class 2A No. 2 Indianapolis Scecina in the semistate game, they’re now one step closer to that goal.