Smith was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014.
The Crimson Tide (14-1) won its three previous championship game appearances in runaway fashion.
Three Indiana players also have declared early for the NFL draft over the last two seasons.
The team will unveil their uniforms and the schedule in early Spring.
Jeff Belskus is named the new president of Indy Eleven, a professional soccer club in Indianapolis.
“We knew a run was coming, but I thought we kept making our shots and played good defense…”
Tim Sherwin was a Colts tight end from 1981 to 1987 before playing one season with the New York Giants.
Investigators believe he overdosed on cocaine and other drugs during a three-day stay.
See highlights of 7 games in part 1 of The Zone on WISH-TV with Anthony Calhoun.
See highlights of 7 games in part 2 of The Zone on WISH-TV with Anthony Calhoun.
North Central defeats Ben Davis 80-58.
Lawrence North defeats Warren Central 53-51.
Carmel defeats Center Grove 56-42.
Pike defeats Fishers 77-67.