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IHSAA delivers sectional pairings for 50th Annual Football State Tournament

Shelbyville avoided a sectional quarterfinal game against a top-10 ranked opponent while Triton Central and Indianapolis Scecina – both ranked in the top 10 – would square off once again in a sectional championship game.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association slotted 313 teams Sunday for the 50th Annual IHSAA Football State Tournament.

Sectional games begin on Oct. 21 in Classes 4A, 3A, 2A, and A. Classes 6A and 5A have that week off. Sectional semifinal games will be Oct. 28 with sectional championship matches to follow on Nov. 4.

Regional championships are on Nov. 11. Semistate championships are one week later on Nov. 18 with state championship games on Nov. 25-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.



Class 4A, Sectional 23

Sectional 23 features eight teams including No. 3 East Central and No. 8 Martinsville.

In first round games, Shelbyville (1-7) will host Bedford North-Lawrence (4-4); Greenwood (1-7) hosts Martinsville (6-2); Jennings County (2-6) hosts Silver Creek (3-5); and East Central (7-1) hosts Edgewood (1-7).

The advancing team that did not host a first-round game would host the semifinal round. If both advancing teams were hosts or visitors, the second-named team in the bracket would be the host.

In that scenario, a win by Shelbyville would slot it into a road game at Greenwood or Martinsville in the regional.



Class 2A, Sectional 39

Class 2A, No. 7 Triton Central (6-2) opens the 2022 postseason with a road trip to Christel House Manual (3-5).

The other quarterfinal round matchups include Brownstown Central (5-3) at Brown County (0-8); Switzerland County (4-4) at 2A No. 5 Scecina (7-1); and Clarksville (3-5) at Eastern (Pekin) (1-7).

With a win, Triton Central would host Brown County or travel to Brownstown Central in the semifinal round.

If Triton Central is on the road for the semifinal round and wins, it would guarantee the Tigers to be host for the sectional championship game.