Lawrenceburg, Southridge Meet at Regional for Second Time in Three Seasons

Tigers fans are invited to help send off the team Saturday morning.

Lawrenceburg celebrates their fourth consecutive sectional championship. Photo by Travis Thayer, Eagle Country 99.3.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Lawrenceburg Tigers football team made history last Friday night by capturing their fourth consecutive sectional championship.

It is the first time in program history such a feat has been accomplished.

On Saturday, the Tigers will hit the road to Southridge to take on the 9th ranked Raiders in the Regional Championship.

Lawrenceburg enters the regional title game with the top scoring defense in the state, allowing only 5.9 points per game. The Tigers have shutout seven of their 12 opponents this season, matching a school record set by the 1985 state runner-up team.

During sectional play, Lawrenceburg has outscored their opponents 96-13 behind a strong rushing attack. Led by Teagan Bennett and Alex Witte, the Tigers have averaged 303 rushing yards per game this postseason.

In Friday’s 33-7 sectional championship win over Batesville, Lawrenceburg showed the ability to move the ball through the air. Junior quarterback Logan Ahaus went 7-10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He completed just two passes on six attempts through the first two postseason games.

On the other side of the field, the Southridge Raiders will deploy a wing-offense, using misdirection and multiple ball carries to try and confuse the defense.

Southridge is averaging 38.7 points per game, which is good for 10th best in Class 3A. They have scored 40 or more points in each of their three postseason games and have not scored less than 34 points in a game over their seven-game winning streak.

Fullback Reid Schroeder leads their rushing attack with 1,055 yards and 23 touchdowns. As a team, the Raiders have run for 3,648 yards and 50 touchdowns.

While the Raiders are run heavy, they average around 10 passing attempts per game.

Junior quarterback Hudson Allen has completed 61 percent of his passes this season for 1,534 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Defensively, Southridge on average allows 10.6 points per game. During sectional play, the Raiders allowed 55 points over three games.

Lawrenceburg and Southridge last met in the postseason in 2020 in the regional round. The Raiders came to Lawrenceburg and won the game 49-28.

The rematch happens on Saturday at Southridge High School in Huntingburg. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM EST. Eagle Country 99.3 will have full coverage starting at 4:40 PM.

Lawrenceburg Tiger Touchdown Club invites Tigers fans to send the team off in style on Saturday. Fans are asked to gather at Lawrenceburg High School at 9:00 AM by the cafeteria doors or by lining up on Tiger Boulevard to cheer, scream and send the boys off to Southridge.

Signs, banners and lots of noise are requested.  

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