A wide-left field goal attempt with six seconds left in the game resulted Carroll upsetting a top-10 ranked team in the state tournament.
Penn, which was ranked No. 7 in the Class 5A state coaches poll, missed a potential game-winning 42-yard field goal as the Chargers defeated the Kingsmen 14-13 in the sectional semifinals on Friday in Mishawaka.
Drue Tranquill in the victory had a team-high 163 all-purpose yards and score both of the Chargers' touchdowns.
With Carroll trailing 13-7 in the third quarter, Tranquill caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Terry to put the Chargers in the lead. He also opened the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Earlier this week Tranquill was invited to the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio in January.
Ross Koble and Matt Melchi led the Chargers' defense each with seven tackles against Penn.
Following this victory, Carroll will play South Bend Adams in the sectional finals at 7 p.m. Friday at Carroll High School. South Bend Adams defeated Elkhart Central in its sectional semifinal game on Friday.
This will be the second consecutive year the Chargers have advanced to the sectional finals. Carroll has not won a football sectional championship since 2001 and has never won a sectional title since moving from Class 4A to Class 5A.