Warren Central and Ben Davis have played some classic contests over the years. While there was quite a bit of anticipationg for the Week 4 showdown at Warren Central, the defending Class 5A champion Warriors proved they clearly have the upper hand on their conference rivals winning 36-0.
This was the first a Ben Davis team has been shutout since 1985, when Warren Central once again took honors. That year, Jeff George was the Warrior quarterback and Warren Central won the Class 5A state championship. While the Warriorrs have one loss this season (to Cleveland Glenville) this performance should could once again have the Warriors the favorites in the minds of football fans in Indiana.
Deionte Buckley was the star for Warren Central Friday rushing 20 times for 264 yard. The Warrior defense kept talented running back Lamont Osborn in check in keeping the Giants out of the end zone. Ben Davis' best scoring opportunity came in the third quarter thanks to a long run by Matt Brock. However a Giant fumble ended that threat and effectively ended any chances for a comeback.
Seven of the last ten seasons the Giants and Warriors have played in the IHSAA regional championship. Ben Davis needs to improve if they are going to get another crack at Warren Central. By the way things went Friday night, they'll need to improve significantly to get past their rivals come in the playoffs.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times