INDIANAPOLIS – Coming into Friday, Sept. 7’s critical Hoosier Crossroads Conference game with Hamilton Southeastern at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Zionsville defense had been incredibly stout, ranking 20th in the state at only nine points per game.
Someone forgot to inform the Royals of that fact.
Hamilton Southeastern ran up more than 500 yards of total offense and hung half a hundred on the previously stout Eagle defense, winning its seventh-straight game over Zionsville 50-35.
“Almost anything that could go wrong did with the defense in the first half,” Zionsville coach Larry McWhorter said. “We didn’t have any major penalties or too many men on the field, but our mindset wasn’t right. I was really surprised by that.”
A sign of how bad things would be occurred on HSE’s first play from scrimmage.
See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.