(11-22-21) Adams Central will try to bring back an IHSAA Class A State Football title this weekend to Adams County when they take on Indianapolis Lutheran at 12Noon on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

ADAMS CENTRAL FLYING JETS (13-1)

  • Associated Press Poll: #3
  • IFCA Coaches Poll: #2

  • Adams Central making first state finals appearance in 21 years and chasing second state title (2000).
  • Jets lead the state in points allowed (4.7 ppg) and rank second in points scored (47.1 ppg).
  • Team has won 12 straight games since its lone setback of the season, a 21-19 setback at Eastside on Aug. 27.
  • Allen County Conference champions with a 6-0 record this season.
  • Topped last year’s state runner-up and conference rival South Adams twice this season – 48-7 on Sept. 24 and 41-0 in the regional championship on Nov. 12.
  • Topped two top 10 teams during the state tournament: def. #6 Churubusco 25-15 in sectional first round def. #5 South Adams 41-0 in regional championship

Football State Tournament History

  • IHSAA Membership: 1949-present
  • First Football State Tournament Appearance: 1981 (Class A playoff)
  • State Tournament Record: 95-37 (.720)
  • State Champion (1) 2000 (A)
  • State Finals Appearances (2) 2000 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Semi-State Champion (2) 2000 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Regional Champion (14) 1984 (A), 1985 (A), 1986 (A), 1993 (A), 1997 (A), 1998 (A) 1999 (A), 2000 (A), 2003 (A), 2005 (A), 2016 (A), 2018 (A), 2019 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Sectional Champion (22) 1981 (A), 1984 (A), 1985 (A), 1986 (A), 1987 (A), 1993 (A), 1994 (A), 1995 (A), 1997 (A), 1998 (A), 1999 (A), 2000 (A), 2003 (A), 2004 (A), 2005 (A), 2006 (A), 2011 (A), 2015 (A), 2016 (A), 2018 (A), 2019 (A), 2021 (A)

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INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN SAINTS (14-0)

  • Associated Press Poll: #1
  • IFCA Coaches Poll: #1
  • Top-ranked Indianapolis Lutheran playing in 1A state championship game for second time in three years.
  • Saints aiming for first football title and school’s fourth overall. All three previous crowns have been won in softball.
  • Lutheran only allowing 12.4 ppg while scoring at a 42.6 ppg rate.
  • Champions of the Indiana Crossroads Conference with a 7-0 record this season.
  • One of two undefeated teams competing this weekend (Center Grove in 6A).
  • Defeated two top 10 teams this tournament: def. #10 and defending state champion Covenant Christian 34-27 for sectional championship def. #8 Parke Heritage 42-6 in regional championship

Football State Tournament History

  • IHSAA Membership: 1981-present
  • First Football State Tournament Appearance: 2006
  • State Tournament Record: 39-15 (.722)
  • State Runner-Up (1) 2019 (A)
  • State Finals Appearances (2) 2019 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Semi-State Champion (2) 2019 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Regional Champion (6) 2014 (A), 2016 (A), 2017 (A), 2018 (A),2019 (A), 2021 (A)
  • Sectional Champion (8) 2009 (A), 2014 (A), 2015 (A), 2016 (A),
  • 2017 (A), 2018 (A), 2019 (A), 2021 (A)

Did you know…

Last year South Adams lost the Class A title in a heart breaker 41-40, along with Adams Central both are located in Adams County and members of the ACAC.

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