INDIANAPOLIS—Lafayette Central Catholic did everything they usually have done all season long, literally down to the number.
After averaging 52.4 points per game during their 14 regular season and playoff wins, the Knights kept it going in the Class A title game against Fountain Central, jumping out to a 28-0 lead in the first half and winning the state championship 52-0 Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Quarterback Chris Mills led the offensive route with 230 yards on 12 completions, four passing touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown.
"I knew our offense could put up some serious points," said the Senior Mills on how he thought the Knights offense would fair going into the game. "And I was pretty confident the defense would hold them either to 13, but zero is even better."
"They thought they were pretty similar to us, but I think we had a little more team speed. They got a little tired because they have players going two ways, and we only have one guy going two ways."
Head Coach Kevin O'Shea was happy with his team's offensive performance, which also included two rushing and two receiving touchdowns from Danny Anthrop (total of 195 total yards combined), but was even more estatic about the team's shut-out.
"The zero," said O'Shea on what makes him happier, seeing 52 offensive pionts or 0 points for the opposition. "My brother is the defensive coordinator, and he's been putting up goose eggs most of the year. It's always easier to call the offense when you're shutting teams out."
The championship is the third in the history of the school, as the team also was the top team in Class A in 1976 and 1999. This is the first championship for head coach Kevin O' Shea and gives Lafayette Central Catholic a 15-0 record to finish the season.
For the Mustangs, who were appearing in the championship game for the first time since winning the title in 1983, finish the season at 14-1.
See: Fountain Central Beats Clinton Central To Advance To State
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