FISHERS - The Carmel Greyhounds and Hamilton Southeastern Royals met up on Friday night in the opening round of the Class 6A Sectional 4, with the winner advancing to the sectional championship game next week. 

The Greyhounds who are looking for the chance to go back to the state title game got their post-season started off right as they were able to come away with a 28-14 win over the Royals. 

The defense for the Greyhounds proved to be a dominate force all night as they were pitching a shutout until the Royals scored all 14 of their points in the fourth quarter. 

This game featured two different styles of play as the Greyhounds love to establishi their running game, while the Royals usually find success through the air. 

In this game, the Greyhounds used their prolific running attack to keep the Royal offense off the field. The team rushed the ball 47 times for 253 yards in the win. 

The Greyhounds opened the game by going on a 14-play 80 yard drive which ended up taking over six minutes off the clock. The drive ended as Zach White scored from five yards out to give the Greyhounds a 7-0 lead. White then again increased the Greyhound lead to 14-0 with another five yard score in the second quarter. 

Andrew Hobson finished the game 23-33 for 263 yards and two touchdown passes for the Royals in the loss. 

The win for the Greyhounds improves their record to 7-3 on the season and they move on to play Westfield (6-4) next week in the sectional championship game. 

The loss for the Royals ends their season as they finish with a record of 5-5.