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Center Grove scouting report


Here is the scouting report on Penn’s opponent in the Class 6-A state championship football game on Saturday, Nov. 28. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is set for 7:05 p.m.

Center Grove Offense

Center Grove’s offense is known for its Wing-T offense. The Wing T is designed to confuse the defense and give multiple options to the offense. The purpose is to give off different formations and motion a wing to try and give a different look and make the defense’s eyes wander. This is a running offense and does not pass often, but when Center Grove does pass, it’s because they think they have the defense caught off-guard, or because they need quick yards. Center Grove averages 308.1 yards rushing a game, and 74.7 yards a game passing.

By Parker Adkins

Projected Center Grove offensive starters:

Position No. Name Ht. Wt. Class
Tight end 97 Cory Heinrichs 6-3 235 Soph.
Right tackle 70 Ethan Hart 6 245 Junior
Right guard 77 John Richardson 6’4 315 Senior
Center 67 Baily Smith 6’2 255 Junior
Left guard 66 Nick Davis 5’10 260 Junior
Left tackle 71 Clay Hadley 6’1 270 Senior
Wing/Slot 14 Jack Holt 5’11 175 Senior
Wide receiver 87 Quinton Stirsman 6’1 185 Senior
Quarterback 1 Joey Siderewicz 5’11 170 Senior
Fullback 30 Titus McCoy 5’10 185 Junior
Running back 29 Trevor Holt 5’11 170 Junior

Center Grove defense

Center Grove plays a 4-3 defense. The Trojans are the No. 3-ranked defense in Class 6-A, only behind Chesterton and Penn, giving up an average of 14.8 points a game. The Center Grove defense is anchored by two impressive defensive tackles, both of whom are going to be playing major college football next year. Cameron Tidd wears No. 89 and is a 6-3, 265-pound senior for the Trojans. He will play in the SEC next year for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Javon Swan is a 6-4, 270-pound senior who wears No. 51 for Center Grove. Swann has impressed college scouts due to his size and how quickly he gets off of the football. He is currently looking at Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State, Stanford, and Virginia to play at the next level.

By Ben Knutson

Projected Center Grove defensive starters:

Position No. Name Ht. Wt. Class
Defensive end 3 Devin Wilson 5-11 230 Senior
Def. tackle 51 Javon Swann 6-4 270 Senior
Def. tackle 89 Cameron Tidd 6-3 265 Senior
Defensive end 45 Dan Root 6-2 205 Junior
OLB 28 Sam Bolin 5-10 185 Junior
MLB 55 Nate Arbuckle 6-2 210 Junior
OLB 4 Bailey Bennett 6-0 205 Junior
Cornerback 33 Tyler Pence 6-2 180 Senior
Free safety 37 Logan Bontrager 5-11 180 Junior
Strong safety 32 Conner Steeb 5-9 195 Senior
Cornerback 7 Blake Morgan 6-0 200 Soph.



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