By Mark Ambrogi
The Ben Davis High School football team rallied from a 17-0 deficit to beat Carmel 42-24 in the Class 6A state championship game on Friday, Nov. 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Giants had 42 unanswered points.
Carmel took a 7-0 lead on Chris Perkins’ 15-yard TD run on game’s first possession. The Greyhounds made it 10-0 on Nick Stacey’s 21- yard field goal later in the first quarter.
Perkins’ 11-yard TD run gave Carmel a 17-0 lead. Ben Davis narrowed the deficit to 17-14 at halftime.
Ben Davis took a 21-17 lead on Dorian Tate’s 1-yard TD run with 6:31 left in third quarter. The Giants took a 28-17 lead on Kyle Castner’s 3-yard TD pass to Brennan Gillis.
Castner made it 35-17 on 3-yard TD run off a fake field goal attempt in the fourth quarter.