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Triton Central falls one spot in state football coaches poll after overtime loss to Scecina

Triton Central’s heartbreaking 21-20 overtime loss to Indianapolis Scecina Friday cost the program one spot in the state coaches poll.

The Tigers (5-2), who went for the win and failed to score on a 2-point conversion attempt in overtime, fell from No. 6 to No. 7 in the latest Indiana Football Coaches Association’s state coaches poll.

Linton-Stockton (7-0) remains No. 1 in the Class 2A poll with Andrean (5-2), LaVille (7-0), Evansville Mater Dei (5-2) and Scecina (6-1) rounding out the top five.

Lafayette Central Catholic (5-2) moved ahead of Triton Central to No. 6 this week. Fort Wayne Luers (4-3) is No. 8 followed by Heritage Christian (5-2) and Eastbrook (5-2).

Indianapolis Lutheran improved to 7-0 to stay on top of the Class A poll but there are six more unbeatens giving chase in the top 10. Adams Central (7-0) is No. 2 ahead of North Judson (7-0), North Decatur (7-0), Carroll (Flora) (7-0), South Putnam (6-1), Tri (7-0), South Adams (5-2), Tecumseh (7-0) and Sheridan (6-1).

There are four unbeatens in the top five of the Class 3A poll. West Lafayette is still No. 1 at 7-0 with Gibson Southern (7-0), Chatard (4-3), Norwell (7-0) and Hanover Central (7-0) completing the top five. Western Boone (6-1) is No. 6 followed by Lawrenceburg (6-1), Guerin Catholic (4-3), Owen Valley (7-0) and Tri-West (5-2).

New Palestine (7-0) and Roncalli (7-0) are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in Class 4A while East Central (6-1) has moved up to No. 3. Kokomo (7-0) remained undefeated but dropped one spot in the poll to No. 4. NorthWood (7-0) is No. 5.

New Prairie (7-0) starts the second five in the 4A poll with Evansville Reitz (7-0), Martinsville (6-1), Mooresville (5-2) and Brebeuf Jesuit (4-2) giving chase.



Mt. Vernon (4-3) is ranked No. 13 and hosts Shelbyville (1-6) this week.

For the second week in a row, there is a new No. 1 team in Class 5A.

Fort Wayne Snider (6-1) jumped from No. 3 to No. 1. Merrillville (6-1) held on to the No. 2 ranking and Whiteland (6-1) climbed to No. 3.

Previous No. 1 Mishawaka (6-1) suffered its first loss and dropped to No. 4 ahead of Bloomington South (6-1), Harrison (West Lafayette) (6-1), Fort Wayne North (5-2), Fort Wayne Dwenger (5-2), Franklin (5-2) and Valparaiso (4-3).

Brownsburg is the consensus No. 1 in Class 6A at 7-0.

Center Grove (6-1) is No. 2 followed by Cathedral (5-1), Hamilton Southeastern (7-0), Carmel (5-2), Carroll (Allen) (7-0), Ben Davis (4-3), Crown Point (7-0), Fishers (5-2) and Penn (5-2).