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Western Boone left little doubt on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday afternoon that they had remained the best Class 2A football team in the state following a perfect 15-0 season in 2018.
Out-gaining Eastbrook 512-127, the Stars thumped the Panthers 44-7 to claim their second-straight IHSAA state championship, and third in school history (1988).
Connor Hole put Western Boone up early with an 8-yard score, and the Stars never looked back. They led 21-0 at the half, and opened up a 44-0 lead in the fourth quarter, before Eastbrook got on the board.
Spencer Wright led the Stars with 254 yards on 14-of-18 passing, while connecting on a pair of touchdowns, including a 37-yard strike to Connor Garrity.
Cortez Stoudemire had five catches for 130 yards, while Wright added 54 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Western Boone became the third Sagamore Conference team to win back-to-back football state titles — joining North Montgomery’s 1995 and 1996 teams and Tri-West 2003 and 2004 teams. The 2019 title is the ninth football state title won by the Sagamore Conference (Brownsburg, North Montgomery 2, Tri-West 3, Western Boone 3). Brownsburg won the 1984 Class 3A state title before exiting the conference in the spring of 1985, while Tri-West’s 1996 Class A title came before they joined the Sagamore.