ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Parke Heritage Wolves and North Vermillion Falcons are both 10-1 heading into the class 1A sectional title game on Friday night. North Vermillion won their matchup 42-36 back on October 4th. Quarterback Logan White is second in the state in passing yards with 342 per game. He says the Wolves learned a lot from that loss. “Yeah we had a lot of things we need to fix whether it was the receivers, me, the linemen, defense we had a bunch of things to fix and our main focus was getting ourselves better and prepare ourselves for the post season and we’re happy where we’re at now so we’ll see what we can do,” he said.
Head coach Brian Moore is known for blunt honesty. He says the Wolves learned what some of their weaknesses were in that game from week 7. “We got the ball down in the redzone a few times in the first half and didn’t score and just you know I take all the credit for that it was my fault and so and in the second half we were fortunate we were able to score some and get back in the game and get a lead and then during the end they hit a big play and beat us but you know it was a heck of a high school football game and here to get a chance at redemption is rare and you don’t always get that and we’re very blessed to have that so we’re going to at least go in and we’re going to give everything we’ve got,” Moore said.
The higher stakes this time around has everyone’s attention. White says the Wolves expect an even bigger crowd than the last time. “You know we’re all excited for this game we’ve prepared so hard and we’re going to have a big atmosphere and I feel like a lot of the games led up to this we’ve gotten better, we have a chance to redeem ourselves this Friday we’re all excited we’re all jacked and we’re definitely prepared for this game,” White said.
Of course it’s worth bearing in mind that this is only the second season for Parke Heritage football after the merger of Rockville and Turkey Run. Coach Moore believes the players deserve a lot of the credit for the success. “That’s a testament to these kids and how hard they’ve worked and our coaches our coaches have done a great job and again we’re trusting the process we’re not being impatient, we’re a little bit impatient but we’re just staying the course and there’s times where you start thinking oh are we doing something wrong, no let’s just stay the course and it’s working and so we’re very pleased with that and it’s exciting to be playing here in November and playing for a sectional title we’re just ecstatic to have this opportunity,” he said. Kickoff is Friday at 7 pm at North Vermillion high school.