Snider Outlasts Merrillville, Reaches 5A State Final

By Dean Pantazi

November 17, 2012 Updated Nov 17, 2012 at 2:05 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE (www.incnow.tv) - Brandon Phelps tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to Addison Dellinger, as Snider reached the 5A state football title game for the first time sinxce 2004 with their 42-39 win over Merrillville Friday night in semi-state action.

Phelps also ran for a score, but the rushing star was Tyrell Swain with 112 yards on the ground and two more touchdowns as Snider built a 16 point lead after three quarters.

The Panthers, who last won a state title in 1992, will face Lawrence Central for the 5A state championship next Saturday at 7:05, with NBC33 set to telecast the game live.

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