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Tournament Preview

         Class 4A Championship                 Class 5A Championship
         Lowell (13-1) vs.                     Carmel (13-1) vs.
         Evansville Reitz (14-0), 3:30 p.m. (ET)  Warren Central (12-2), 7:05 p.m. (ET)
         A rematch of the 2007 Class 4A championship game at the   More than familiar with one another, the top-ranked Carmel
         RCA Dome, the Lowell Red Devils seek to avenge their   Greyhounds and third-ranked Warren Central Warriors
         33-14 loss to Evansville Reitz. Lowell won the 4A crown   have battled to a virtual tie through their past 18 meetings,
         in 2005 and will have to defeat its fifth top-10 team (No. 4   claiming nine wins each. With each storied program either
         Plymouth, No. 10 South Bend Washington, No. 9 Hammond   winning or sharing the Metropolitan Interscholastic Confer-
         Morton, No. 2 Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger) to win its   ence (MIC) championship the past six years, Carmel has
         second all time. If victorious, Reitz will finish a perfect 15-0   held the recent edge, winning three straight regular-season
         for the second time in three seasons.  meetings since the two teams met for the 5A title at the
                                               RCA Dome in 2006.
         Fast Facts
           •  Lowell is making its third appearance in the state   Fast Facts
             finals in five years.              •  Warren Central and Carmel will meet in the Class 5A
           •  Evansville Reitz is making its second appearance in a   title game for a second time in four years (2006).
             Class 4A state title game in three seasons.  •  The Warriors won four straight Class 5A state titles
           •  The Lowell Red Devils are ranked seventh in both   from 2003-06. In the past seven years, the Class
             the Associated Press and Coaches polls. Evansville   5A championship game has involved either Warren
             Reitz is ranked fourth in the AP poll and sixth in the   Central or Carmel.
             Coaches poll.                      •  With a victory, Warren Central coach John Hart would
           •  Lowell’s victory over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger   become the third coach in state history to win state
             marked the teams’ third consecutive meeting for the   championships at two different schools (Evansville
             semi-state crown.                    Reitz, 2007), joining Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South/
           •  Quarterback Matt McIntosh is the younger brother   Carmel) and Dick Dullaghan (Carmel/Ben Davis).
             of Paul McIntosh, who led the Panthers to the Class   •  This is the 11th consecutive year a team from the MIC
             4A state title two years ago against the Lowell Red   has vied for the Class 5A state title. It will mark the
             Devils.                              9th consecutive year a team from the MIC will win the
                                                  5A championship.
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