The Pennant

Penn Football draws Valpo in Sectional 2 opener

Penn High School’s Kingsmen (7-0) start their IHSAA state tournament journey at home on Friday, Oct. 28, against Valparaiso (5-2) in Class 6-A high school football sectional action.

LaPorte (7-0) plays at Chesterton (2-5) in the other Sectional 2 game.

The Sectional 2 championship game is set for Friday, Nov. 4.

Penn is 1-0 against the Sectional 2 field.

Coach Cory Yeoman’s Kingsmen beat Valpo, 27-7, in the season opener on Aug. 19.

LaPorte is 2-0 vs. the Sectional 2 field. The Slicers beat Valparaiso 39-38, and beat Chesterton 49-14.

Valparaiso is 1-2 against the Sectional 2 field. The Vikings beat Chesterton 34-13, and lost to Penn, 27-7, and LaPorte, 39-38.

Chesterton is 0-2 vs. the Sectional 2 field. The Trojans lost to Valpo, 34-13, and lost to LaPorte, 49-14.

Penn won the Sectional 2 crown last season. The Kingsmen have won 22 sectional championships in football, including the last three in a row. Penn advance to the state championship game last season, losing to Center Grove, 28-16.

Penn concludes the regular season on Friday, Oct. 14, vs. Mishawaka.

Class 6-A teams get a bye week following the regular season, and then the state tournament starts on Friday, Oct. 28.

Here is the IHSAA press release on the state tournament:

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