November 28, 2015
Center Grove Completes Perfect Season for 6A State Title
Twice in the second half, Penn looked to have top-ranked Center Grove on the ropes. Both times, as they’ve done all season, the Trojans answered.
Center Grove (14-0) responded to two long scoring drives by the No. 3 Kingsmen with touchdown drives of their own. The second was a 14-play, 77-yard beauty capped by Titus McCoy’s fourth-down, 1-yard plunge with 1:41 left that clinched the Trojans’ 28-16 win and their second state title.
McCoy was the workhorse on the final drive, carrying the ball 10 times for 55 yards. He finished the night with a Class 6A finals record 193 yards on 27 carries, scoring three times. He made it look easy on Center Grove’s first possession of the game, breaking off runs of 27 and 38 yards during the drive, the latter giving the Trojans a 7-0 lead just 2:09 into the game.
Two possessions later, the Trojans put together another strong drive, moving 46 yards in nine plays. On second down from the Penn 6-yard line, CG quarterback Joey Siderewicz executed a perfect ball fake and found a wide-open Triston Clark in the back of the end zone for the score.
Penn (12-2) followed with a 16-play, 76-yard drive took 8:43 off the clock and ended with a Sam Scholtes 21-yard field. The Trojans countered by driving to the Kingsmen 37, but CG kicker Nate Snyder was short and right on a 54-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the half.
Penn opened the second half with another long drive, using up 6:16 to move 77 yards. Quarterback Camden Bohn was the catalyst, rushing three times for 41 yards before finding a wide-open James Iapalucci in the end zone from 15 yards out.
Center Grove countered with another quick scoring drive, moving 80 yards in just over two minutes. Lee Clinker got free on runs of 37 and 11 yards to set up McCoy’s 1-yard TD with 2:19 left in the third.
Penn wasn’t done. Bohn – who threw for 139 yards and ran for 77 more – hit 4-5 passes for 55 yards to set up his own 10-yard TD run with 8:38 left. But behind McCoy, the Trojans were able to use up nearly seven minutes of clock before scoring the clinching TD.
Most Rushing Yards (312) 6A only – CG
Most Yards Passing (139) 6A only – Penn
Fewest Pass Attempts (5) 6A only – CG
Fewest Pass Completions (5) Tied 6A – CG
Fewest Passing Yards Allowed (21) 6A only – Penn
Fewest Offensive Plays Allowed (52) 6A only – Both Teams
Most First Downs by Rushing (15) 6A only – CG
Most First Downs by Passing (8) Tied 6A – Penn
Most Interceptions (1) Tied 6A – CG
Most Points (18) 6A only (Titus McCoy) – CG
Most Touchdowns (3) 6A only (Titus McCoy) – CG
Most Rushing Attempts (27) 6A only (Titus McCoy) – CG
Most Rushing Yards (193) 6A only (Titus McCoy) – CG
Most Rushing Touchdowns (3) 6A only (Titus McCoy) – CG
Longest Touchdown Run (38) Tied 6A (Titus McCoy) – CG
Most Passing Yards (139) 6A only (Camden Bohn) – Penn
Longest Pass Completion (27) 6A only (Camden Bohn) – Penn
Most Receptions (6) 6A only (John Ohlson) – Penn
Most Receiving Yards (75) 6A only (John Ohlson) – Penn
Most Touchdown Receptions (1) Tied 6A (James Iapalucci – Penn) (Triston Clark – CG)
Longest Punt Return (17) 6A only (Will Smithey) – CG
Most Interceptions (1) Tied 6A (Tyler Pence) – CG
Penn’s Camden Bohn named Eskew Mental Attitude Award winner
At the conclusion of the state championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Camden Bohn of Penn High School as the winner of the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award in Class 6A Football.
Bohn is a two-sport athlete also participating in basketball. He is a team captain and has rushed for over 1,200 yards with 23 touchdowns in his senior season, while also being named the Kiwanis Student Athlete of the Month. He is a member of the Math IML team, the Debate team, and National Honor Society, while also garnering the President Academic Award and AP Award.
Camden is the son of Kevin and Sharon Bohn of Granger, IN. He plans to attend Harvard University pursuing an undergraduate degree in medicine with an ultimate goal to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior player who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability. The award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s 3rd commissioner from 1962-76.
The Indianapolis Colts presented a $1,000 scholarship to Penn High School in the name of Camden Bohn. The Colts have been the presenting sponsor of the entire football state tournament since 2009 and are sponsoring the Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award.