Updated: Saturday, 24 Nov 2012, 12:36 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 24 Nov 2012, 12:36 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) - The Bishop Luers football program made history Friday night, tying a state record with its fourth consecutive state championship. The Knights got a monster performance from senior Jaylon Smith who rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns to lead Luers past Indianapolis Ritter 40-28. It's the eleventh state championship in program history and runs the Knights postseason winning streak to 23 games, the second longest mark in Indiana history.
Snider will battle No. 1 Lawrence Central Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in the 5A state championship.
Closer to home, the Mad Ants opened their season at home with a loss to Erie. Veteran guard Ron Howard scored a game-high 27 points, while number one overall pick JaJuan Johnson added 13 points and 9 rebounds, but it wasn't enough in the 109-100 loss to the BayHawks. Warsaw native Miles Plumlee - on assignment from the Pacers - scored five points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
In girls high school basketball around the region, Bishop Dwenger, Homestead and DeKalb all picked up wins on Friday night.
The Komets ventured to Kalamazoo to cap off a home-and-home series with the Wings, but after winning at home on Thursday, the K's were bested 5-2 on the road.
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