Sports Shorts: Nov. 24
Week 11 Pro Picks winner: Jeremiah Burke
The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 11 of the National Football League was Jeremiah Burke, of La Porte. He was one of five people in our contest to earn a 9-3 record, winning with his tiebreaker score of 55. The total number of points for Monday night’s Kansas City-L.A. Rams game was 105, so Burke will win the $50 prize.
Western Boone, Dwenger, Warren win football state titles
Second-ranked Fort Wayne Dwenger outlasted Evansville Central 16-10 in four overtimes Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Class 4A state championship, prevailing in the longest game in Indiana high school state finals history. The teams were scoreless through regulation and the first OT with the Saints missing two field goals, but also blocking two field goals to extend the game. The teams traded field goals and touchdowns in the second and third OTs before an interception gave Dwenger the upper hand in the fourth OT. It scored the winner on a walkoff 9-yard run by TJ Tippmann, who grazed the end zone pylon with the football.
In Class 6A, Romeir Elliott ran for two scores and caught a pass for another as unbeaten and top-ranked Warren Central downed Carmel 27-7, to defend its title and claim its ninth football state championship.
In Class 2A, Logan Benson had nine catches for 159 yards and a state finals-record four touchdown receptions as No. 1 Western Boone overcame Eastbrook in the second half to win 34-20, completing a 15-0 season for the Stars.
LP athletes to stuff Christmas stockings for troops/veterans
Led by the La Porte High School Student Athletic Council, Slicer athletes will team up with Cutler Funeral Home to furnish Christmas stockings to soldiers and veterans. Slicer athletes will be asked to stuff one stocking, and then provide an empty stocking to another athlete to be stuffed. That athlete will then stuff a stocking and provide an empty stocking to another athlete. Each time a stuffed stocking is returned, another stocking will go out to a different athlete in hopes of reaching as many LPHS athletes as possible by Dec. 1. Cutler’s will deliver the stockings at their expense to the Chicago USO, which will ship them to troops abroad in time for Christmas. Last year, 325 stockings were donated locally and they were shipped by the USO to military personnel in Afghanistan. The LPHS athletic council hopes to help increase the donations significantly this year.
Glenn boys hoops sinked by Pilgrims
John Glenn’s boys basketball team fell 57-52 at Plymouth Wednesday night. Carter Yung led the Falcons (0-1) with 16 points, and Rob Porter had 14 points. Glenn got outscored 33-30 in the second half. The Falcons next travel to South Central Tuesday night.