Coming into this game, the two teams were pretty evenly matched and the rivalry had both teams hungry for a win. The first half started out very slow as the two teams went into the locker room with only one score between them.


David Tillman
Elkhart Memorial


Ross Kirkton

Elkhart Central

Ross is a senior with a 4.45 weighted GPA and is three in his class of 427 students. He is the Central quarterback and a two year letter winner for Blazer Baseball.
Alex Richards

Elkhart Memorial

Alex is a four year participant on the football team as well as a two year participant in track and wrestling. He is a member of the Nation Honor Society and Student Publications. He will be attending Indiana University in Bloomington and plans to study business marketing.


Charger quarterback Nathan Williams put together a nine-play, 80-yard drive, capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass to David Tillman and an Austin Arbaugh extra point as Memorial took the lead late in the 4th quarter. David Tillman finished with 11 catches for 224 yards and scored all three Charger touchdowns as Memorial snapped a five-game losing streak to Central. Central answered by driving from its own 40-yard line to the Memorial 29 in the closing seconds, but the Blazers’ final field goal attempt to win the game came up well short.