MONROE – Visiting Triton had a few nice plays, and did well in terms of time of possession. But host Adams Central scored its first three touchdowns quickly, from 52, 54 and 78 yards out and rolled to a 49-3 Class 1A Sectional 44 football championship victory Friday night.

The host Flying Jets entered the game ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press media poll and second in the coaches’ poll, and it didn’t take long for them to demonstrate how they earned the lofty ranking. Long touchdowns by seniors Blake Heyerly (on Adams Central’s first play of the game),  Nick Neuenschwander and Ryan Black, respectively, set the tone early.

Heyerly added a 27-yard scoring scamper in the second period. After a squib kickoff bounced off a Triton blocker and the Flying Jets recovered, Trevor Currie scored from 25 yards out.

Currie added a 13-yard TD run to close out the first half, then opened the second half with a 62-yard run for his third touchdown of the night, closing out the scoring for the contest.

The bright spot for the Trojans was sophomore Anthony Schuh, who added to his 1,000-yards rushing season with a 100-plus yard game. Cole Shively had a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter.

With the win, Adams Central (11-1) earned its 22nd sectional title, and gets a rematch with South Adams (10-2) in regional play Friday night at Berne. The Flying Jets won the first game 48-7 on Sept. 24.

Adams Central won the Allen County Conference title by a game over South Adams.

Triton, playing in its third sectional title game in the last five years, finished its season with a 4-7 record.