BERNE — “It’s a game of momentum,” Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler said. “It’s huge in the high school ranks. We’ve got to weather the storm when things aren’t going real well.”
A cold and snowy Friday night greeted Churubusco in the class A sectional championship at South Adams.
COLUMBIA CITY — The old proverb states that all good things must come to an end. For the Columbia City Eagle football team the best season in recent memory came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Bishop Dwenger Saints in the finals of the Class 4A IHSAA sectional 11 finals. The Saints used a bruising running attack that gained more than 400 yards and a defense that forced two Eagle turnovers to down Columbia City 50-7 at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Each week of the Indiana high school football postseason has had its share of tests for the class A Churubusco Eagles.
The sectional opener was titled for its revenge of an early exit the year before to Adams Central.
After getting by the Flying Jets, a road trip to Southern Wells pitted rushing against rushing with Churubusco coming out on top in a defensive battle 12-6.
Sectional championship week has a new test for ’Busco with the high- scoring offense of the South Adams Starfires.
The 2010 Indiana high school football season has certainly been good to Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer.
School passing records have fallen. A Northeast Hoosier Conference championship has been captured and an appearance in the sectional championship awaits Friday night.
The QB at the top of all the Columbia City career passing records has another recognition to add to that list.
So far, the Columbia City football team has passed nearly every test that has stood in front of them.
New Haven, check. East Noble, got ’em. NHC championship, crowned. Return to the class 4A sectional championship, there.
Back where they stood a season ago, the Eagles get a rematch at home Friday night against the team that ended their 2009 season in Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (10-0).
With each week and another win added to the their records for the season, both Columbia City and Churubusco football are making their way up the records books at their respective schools.
Much debate has been brought up about whether this could be the greatest high school football season for Whitley County.
As the two Eagle squads head into the sectional championship week the seasons that stack up against 2010 are becoming less and less.
TERRE HAUTE — The Indiana high school cross country season came down to one last race Saturday.
Both Columbia City and Whitko had a representative at the state finals meet on Terre Haute’s LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
A season after running in 16th-place overall, the No. 17 Lady Eagles used an all-state finish by freshman Samantha Roush to place 13th overall.
ANGOLA — What is it about the fourth quarter and Columbia City football?
After countless penalties and lost leads, the Eagles found another way to win in the final period.
No. 8 Columbia City (10-1) saw an early 14-0 first-quarter lead disappear Friday night at Angola (9-2). Over two struggling quarters, the Hornets had the Eagles trailing —that is, until the fourth quarter.
PONETO –– The Churubusco Eagles took the long trip to Southern Wells Friday night to take on the Raiders in a sectional semifinal match-up.
Neither team would go down without a fight, but with 24.6 seconds left in the game, it was Churubusco that walked off the field with a 12-6 victory.
“We hung in there — we knew it was going to be a 48-minute football game — and they hung in there,” ’Busco head coach Lee Etzler said.
No longer is it just about being there. Been there, done that.
Now the No. 17 Columbia City Lady Eagles head to the Indiana high school cross country state finals Saturday wanting more than just the experience.
“We’re more focused this year,” senior Samantha Engle said. “Last year it was great just to make it.”