November 25, 2023
The BCHS football team, undefeated during the regular season, was crowned the 2023 3A State Champion with a 35-7 win over Heritage Hills on Nov. 24. This was a record 17th title for the BCHS Trojans.
The team started the game on the first drive with a 12 play rushing/pass offense that drove 76 yards and used 5:06 minutes of the quarter, resulting in a touchdown by Riley Kennett.
Kinnett had 158 yards rushing for the game and a 3A state-record-tying four touchdowns, 3 of those behind the left offensive line led by Harrison Campebll.
The defense allowed Heritage Hills to cross the midfield just three times in the game and, until the final 2 minutes, to have only one chance to score, which ended in an interception by Colin Guy at the Chatard 10.
Besides Kinnett, top performers were Guy who had three interceptions, tying an all-state-finals record, and led the Trojans in receiving with six catches for 66 yards; Sam Feeney, linebakcer, with a team-high 10 tackles and Matthew Woods, nose tackle, with eight tackles. *
* Info from ‘Chatard repeats in 3A, adds record 17th title’ by Lewis Bagley, IndyStar, Nov. 26, 2023
How They Got to the Finals
BCHS Trojans met Knox in Semi-State play on Nov. 17, 2023 and were crowned the Semi-State Champions with a 42-14 win over the team.
BCHS football captured the 2023 3A Regional title with a win over Delta, 35-6.
BCHS football became 3A 2023 Sectional champions with a 28-8 win over undefeated Hamilton Heights. This was the 18th straight win for the Trojans, dating back to last season.
They advanced to regionals with a 40-7 win over undefeated Tippecanoe Valley in first sectional round play and a 21-10 win over #5 Guerin Catholic in sectional semi-final.