EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (WANE) – Woodlan’s historic season came to an end on Saturday in a 14-7 loss to Whiting in the 2A Semi-State.
The Saturday evening affair was held in snowy East Chicago, Indiana. The town just off of Lake Michigan saw just about three inches of snow before the game.
The Warriors were the first to score in the frosty conditions. QB Justin Durkes powered his way through for a seven yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The TD capped off an 80 yard drive for Woodlan.
Whiting responded back just before halftime. QB Stuart Glascow rumbled his way through the Woodlan defense for a 11 yard touchdown run. The two teams went into halftime tied at seven.
The Oilers broke the 7-7 tie early in the third. Glascow carried in his second touchdown of the game.
With 2:32 left in the game, Woodlan showed signs of another come from behind win when Blake Acosta picked off Glascow. The Warriors could not put together a game-winning drive, turning the ball over on downs with seconds remaining. Whiting took a knee and punched their ticket to the 2A State Championship.
Woodlan ends their historic season 13-1. This was their first trip to semi-state since 1988.
Whiting will play Monrovia in the 2A State Championship game next Saturday.