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Snider senior wins mental attitude award

Class 5A football state finals notebook

INDIANAPOLIS– Snider’s Adam Wisler was named the 2012 Class 5A state championship mental attitude award winner Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The senior linebacker ranks 12th in his senior class of 480, has been part of the National Honor Society, Student Council and was Academic All-State.

“I was very proud of myself for earning this award, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates,” Wisler said after Snider’s 39-14 loss to Lawrence Central. “They push me, and I am working for them mainly.

“I am glad we got here, but we lost.”

Yards output a 5A record

Lawrence Central (539) and Snider (301) combined for a 5A state finals record 840 yards of total offense by two teams.

The former record was 799 by Warren Central (447) and Carmel (352) in 2009.

Pep rallies on Monday

Snider will hold a pep rally for its Class 5A state runner-up team at 8 a.m. Monday in the school’s gymnasium.

Bishop Luers will hold one for its 2A state title team at 2:30 p.m. in the gym.

IHSAA, Colts extend agreement

The Colts extended their agreement to sponsor the IHSAA state football tournament series until 2014.

The sponsorship includes all postseason games, including the state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The original deal was first announced in May 2009 when the Colts became the first professional sports franchise in the nation to partner with a state high school association.

The IHSAA football state finals have been played in Indianapolis since 1984. They were played at the RCA Dome from 1984-2007 before moving to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2008.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.