Milan- Six passes, 82 running plays. No surprise that a couple of running teams kept the ball on the ground on a wet, chilly night. In the end the Milan Indians proved to be more than the Springs Valley Blackhawks could handle, advancing to the sectional championship for the third straight year with a 27-12 victory Friday night.
The game was heard live as part of our Indiana Virtual Academy high school football webcast schedule on SEI Local Sports and is available (after 12 pm Saturday) for replay in our webcast archives.
Each team attempted just three passes on the night, with Springs Valley completing two and Milan coming up empty-handed on all three throws. The Indians, however, ran for nearly 400 yards on 46 attempts, led by senior Scott Pennington, who put up 233 yards on 33 carries and scored a touchdown.
Springs Valley opened the scoring on its first possession. After forcing Milan to go three-and-out, the Blackhawks took very little time in getting to the end zone, as senior quarterback Levi Weddle broke free for a 44-yard run. A two-point conversion attempt was no good, but with 7:29 still remaining in the opening quarter the visitors had a 6-0 lead.