With many seniors who had played together since youth football, the Woodmen reached the semistate for the first time since 1990. But they ran into East Central, which used its strong ground game for a 27-14 win in the 4A matchup.
Greenwood’s historic season ended but not without rallying after falling behind 13-0 in the third quarter.
The Woodmen marched 99 yards and scored on senior quarterback Seth Gallman’s 3-yard run and two-point conversion to trail 13-8. But East Central came back with a TD and two-point conversion with less than seven minutes to go.
Gallman was able to connect quickly with Isaiah Drew on a 28-yard TD pass, but the Woodmen could not cover the onside kick. Gallman racked up 157 yards of offense. East Central (11-3) controlled the game by rushing for 329 yards.
Coach Mike Campbell and the Woodmen have rejuvenated the program with 26 wins over the past three years. They also united the community Nov. 16 with a rally that featured players from their previous semistate teams and their retired Indiana Hall of Fame coach Leonard Scotten.