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IHSAA 1A Road to the State Final

IHSAA 1A State Playoff Update

The state final is set, as Pioneer will take on North Central. The game will be played June 9 at Bittinger Stadium, Purdue University with a 10:30 start time.

Now let’s see how the Pioneer Panthers and the North Central Thunderbirds got to the state final.

Pioneer started their playoff run in the North Miami sectional. In the first round, they defeated Northfield 5-0. The Panthers then took down South Newton 17-0. In the championship game, Pioneer beat North Miami 9-1.

In the regional championship, Pioneer defeated Washington Township 1-0.

This past weekend they played in semi-state. In the semifinals, Pioneer took on Fremont and took a 3-1 victory. The Panthers then took on Frontier in the semi-state championship game and won 6-3.

North Central played in the Clay City sectional to start their playoff run. In the first round and second round, North Central defeated Bloomfield 17-0 and Shakamak 13-1. The Thunderbirds then defeated Clay City 8-4 in the sectional championship.

North Central beat Covenant Christian 11-1 in the regional championship.

In the semi-state semifinals, North Central took down Hauser 2-1. Then, the Thunderbirds defeated Lanesville 10-0 in the semi-state final.