By Travis Miller Sports Correspondent
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — Last year’ season opener between Zionsville and Lafayette Jeff was a high scoring affair with a combined 61 points. A year later the teams met one more time in Hoosier Crossroads Conference play and it was time for the defenses to take center stage. Zionsville’s defense was the more stout one on the night, as it nearly pitched a shutout and took advantage of two Lafayette Jeff mistakes to give the Eagles a hard fought 14-7 season opening win on Aug. 23. “We had a speed issue against them and our kids really showed up in the right place,” Zionsville coach Larry McWhorter said. “They were in the right place to counteract that and if we had been in the wrong place a few more times tonight it would have been very different. The first half saw both offenses struggle to move the football, but the Lafayette Jeff read-option game between quarterback Matt Johnson and Ball State-bound running back Darian Green got the Bronchos in scoring position three times. For more of this story, read Aug. 28's Times Sentinel.