The Penn Kingsmen lost a close 16-28 6A state championship game to the Center Grove Trojans (14-0, 7-0 Metropolitan). The Kingsmen played on a neutral cite for the 6A state championship game just as the other 5 state championship games were played in Lucas Oil stadium.

The Kingsmen gave up two touchdowns before they settled for a 21-yard field goal by Sam Scholtes to make it 3-14. Camden Bohn dropped in a 18 yard touchdown pass to James Iapalucchi to make it 10-14.

At the end of the third quarter the Kingsmen were down 21-10. Camden Bohn blasted his way in for a 10 yard touchdown run. However the gold rush missed a 2 point conversion which made it 16-21. With 1:41 left in the game Center Grove put Penn away with a final touchdown. Camden Bohn won the mental attitude award at the end of the game for the class of 6A in football.

The Kingsmen finished the season 12-2(5-0 NIC) and NIC champions. The Kingsmen won the sectional championship and regional championship with a combined margin of 81 points in 3 games. The Kingsmen also beat Carmel 16-10 in Semi-State after losing 2 years in a row in Semi-State.

By Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty teaches English and Mass Media Studies at Penn High School. He advises the Penn News Network and manages the PNN Studio and news room. For more information, navigate your browser to