Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local Sports

November 1, 2013

Warriors gear for sectional showdown

No. 3 Winamac hosts No. 7 Whiting tonight.

Winamac’s dominating football team has its eyes on repeating as a sectional champion.

The Class A No. 3 Warriors will have get past No. 7 Whiting tonight in a semifinal game to do so.

The Warriors (10-0) face the Oilers (9-1) at 8 p.m. EST tonight in a clash of ranked teams. The game was moved back to 8 o’clock since Whiting is located in the central time zone and taking into account rush-hour traffic in the Region.

The winner will face the winner between West Central (7-3) at Culver (4-6) in next week’s final.

Winamac is 2-0 all-time against Whiting in football, with the two wins coming in cluster play in 1983 and 1984.

“They have been a good program,” Warriors coach Tim Roth noted.

The Oilers have won three sectional titles, the last coming in 1997. They won a regional in 1996. Roth recalled of outstanding sectional battles the Oilers had with Brad Urban’s West Central teams in the middle part of the last decade.

Whiting’s lone blemish this season was a 30-20 loss to Class 2A River Forest in Week 8. The Oilers bounced back with a 34-14 win in Week 9 over Lake Station, the lone common opponent with the Warriors. The Warriors blasted Lake Station 73-14 last week in sectional play in a game Roth was miffed why the Fighting Eagles chose to not punt the ball no matter the position on the field or the yards needed to gain.

Whiting quarterback A.J. Veloz has completed 59.1 percent of his passes for 1,726 yards and 10 touchdowns to go with six interceptions. Petruf Martin has 36 catches for 525 yards and 4 TDs, and Keegan Rooke has 32 catches for 506 yards and 4 TDs.

Ethan Young is the leading rusher with 1,497 yards and 21 TDs and is averaging 6.8 yards per carry.

“They’ve got the complete package,” Roth said. “Their quarterback has thrown for 5,000 yards in his career. Their tailback has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season. We hope we’ve got things to stop them or slow them down.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT041714 - phs AOW Kayte Miller.jpg Miller looking for one more big season for the Panthers Pioneer senior Kayte Miller has enjoyed a lot of success in volleyball and softball during her four-year career. Miller has one more season of softball this spring with the Panthers before she will play the sport at Ancilla College next year. Miller

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT041714 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball wins at Taylor, moves to 4-1 Logansport's baseball team held off a late Taylor rally for a 13-9 win Wednesday in Kokomo. The Berries (4-1) were one out away from winning by 10-run rule in the fifth inning before the Titans (1-1) extended the game with two runs to make it a 13-4

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, April 17 Logansport to honor Jennings on May 16 The Berry Boosters and Logansport High School are having a community celebration to honor and recognize the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Whitney Jenni

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logan AD Fisher to retire Logansport athletic director Greg Fisher’s retirement request was approved by the Logansport Community School Corporation school board Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, April 15 Monday's inclement weather meant led to postponements of scheduled sporting events.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Monday, April 14 Whitney Jennings and Jerry Hoover teamed up one more time and had a familiar result: a lopsided victory.

    April 14, 2014

  • SPT-PT041314 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball has strong showing at Joe Heath Classic Logansport's baseball team had dominating wins over Lafayette Jeff and Harrison to open Joe Heath Classic play and had a seventh-inning rally fall just short in a loss to McCutcheon. The Berries had to settle for a 2-1 showing at the Classic and they

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Poll

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.