Late field goal helps Zionsville upset Brownsburg

ZionsvilleBen Davis

BROWNSBURG - An undefeated regular season wouldn't be enough to deter Zionsville, not even on the road.

In one of the biggest upsets of the first round of sectional play, the Eagles upended previously undefeated Brownsburg 19-17 on Friday night in the Sectional 6 opener.

Zionsville advances to the second round where they will face Pike, who pulled an upset of their own at home by beating Ben Davis 35-25.

Parker Dunshee led the way for the Eagles, kicking the game-winning 20-yard field goal to get the win.

It was Dunshee who made it look like a possible Zionsville blowout when they took a 16-3 lead into the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs made a rally and a Chase Dutra touchdown gave the Bulldogs a 17-16 lead late in the game. 

But Zionsville wasn't done. On 4th-and-16 in a final minute drive Dunshee hit John Naumcheff for a first down and he took it down to the seven-yard line. A few plays later Dunshee trotted on to hit the field goal to give the Eagles the lead.

Brownsburg's Ian Good would help lead the Bulldogs down the field for one last chance to tie, but his hail mary pass with no time left was batted down by Jackson Shaffer of the Eagles to ensure the win.

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