IHSAA 3A Road to the State Final

IHSAA 3A State Playoff Update

The 3A state final is set between South Bend St. Joseph and New Palestine. The game will be played June 9 at Bittinger Stadium, Purdue University with a 4:30 start time.

Take a look at how the South Bend St. Joseph Indians and the New Palestine Dragons battled their way to the state final.

South Bend St. Joseph started sectional play in their own sectional. They first played South Bend Washington and won 13-0. In the next round of sectionals, South Bend St. Joseph defeated Mishawaka Marian 7-1. In the sectional championship, the Indians beat New Prairie 7-0.

South Bend St. Joseph defeated Twin Lakes in the regional championship 2-1.

Last Saturday, the Indians won against Fairfield in the semi-state semifinals. South Bend St. Joseph would then play Knox in the semi-state championship and win 7-0.

New Palestine also played in their own sectional. The Dragons played Connersville in the first sectional game and won 18-0. In the sectional championship, New Palestine defeated Indian Creek 11-0.

In the regional championship, New Palestine took on Edgewood and won 16-1.

The Dragons then defeated Tri-West Hendricks 8-0 in the semi-state semifinals. In the semi-state championship, New Palestine punched their ticket to state after winning 12-1.