Concordia wins 3A state championship, defeats Lawrenceburg 56-14

The Cadets finish the season 13-2

Fort Wayne Concordia's Peterson Kerlegrand, left, Peter Morrison, center, and Gabriel Vohs celebrate with the championship trophy after winning the IHSAA Class 3A state championship football game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Fort Wayne Concordia defeated Lawrenceburg 56-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Fort Wayne Concordia's Peterson Kerlegrand, left, Peter Morrison, center, and Gabriel Vohs celebrate with the championship trophy after winning the IHSAA Class 3A state championship football game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. Fort Wayne Concordia defeated Lawrenceburg 56-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Concordia captured its first state championship in football with a 56-14 win over Lawrenceburg in the 3A championship at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Cadets got off to a hot start . Kamari Anderson-Drew got the scoring started with a 62-yard touchdown catch from Peter Morrison. He scored again two minutes later. Morrison then found Peterson Kerlegrand to put the Cadets up 21-0.

Concordia kept up their dominant offense to start the second quarter as Morrison hit Drew Bornder on a 70-yard strike. Mark Mallers was the latest to benefit from Morrison’s hot hand as his 38-yard touchdown catch gave Concordia a 35-0 lead at haltime.

Concordia Quarterback Peter Morrison talks on the phone to a coach during the 3A State Title Game in Indianapolis, Nov. 26, 2016.
Concordia Quarterback Peter Morrison talks on the phone to a coach during the 3A State Title Game in Indianapolis, Nov. 26, 2016.

The Cadets came out of the break with no plans of slowing down. Kerlegrand rushed for 20 yards for his second score of the day to give Concordia a 42-0 lead at the end of the third.

Morrison scored his sixth touchdown of the game finding Mallers for the second time of the game. Concordia’s defense lost their shutout in the fourth quarter as Hunter Privett put Lawrenceburg on the board. Kerlegrand scored his 3rd touchdown of the game with a 55 yard touchdown run. Lawrenceburg scored once more but they could not keep up with Concordia who took home the 3A state title with a 56-14 win.

Concordia quarterback Peter Morrison had a record-breaking day. Morrison set a new all-time passing touchdowns with six. The previous record was five. Morrison also set a new 3A record for most passing yards in a game with 376.