Sullivan football brothers share game of a lifetime


SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) — As brothers, Evan, Zane and Jack Conner have shared a lot. They even share bedrooms. But on Friday night at South Vermillion, the three kids from Sullivan shared a special moment on the football field under the lights.

“We’re all starting on the same team together, playing together,” Zane said. “It’s awesome, honestly, it really is.”

Sullivan quarterback Trey Powell put on a clinic on against the Wildcats, throwing for a school-record seven touchdowns in the 70-6 win. But that was overshadowed by the Conners.

Early in the game, Powell hit one of his favorite targets, Evan Conner, for a touchdown. It was Evan’s third touchdown of the season.

Later, Powell rolled left and and found Zane Conner for a touchdown, putting two brothers on the scoreboard.

Then something special happened. Jack Conner came in on offense and went around the end for a third Conner touchdown.

“I scored my first touchdown and I was pretty happy and got to share it with everyone else on the field,” Jack Conner said.

His brother, Evan, was excited to see him in the red zone. “I wanted him to score very bad,” Evan said, “but I didn’t realize that we all three had scored. It didn’t cross my mind at all.”

Sports 10 reached out to the IHSAA and several high school football historians. We were unable to find any record of this happening before. This very well could be the first time in Indiana high school football history that three brothers scored a touchdown in the same game.

It’s definitely history in Sullivan, and it’s a moment the Conner brothers will never forget.

“It’s awesome that we’re in high school together and can play football together,” said Evan. “And especially because we all score and contribute to our team, that’s probably the best part.”

“If we were the first ones in history to do that,” Zane Conner said. “If we were just around here, the only ones that we know that did it, that’s pretty cool. Because not only will we know about it, but it will live on through us. And we’ll tell our kids about it, saying that we shared that moment with our two brothers on the field at the same time. And it’s just.. It’s awesome.”

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