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HSFB WEEK 11 TOP GAMES

Posted Oct 25, 2012

A look at the top games from around the state during the second week of the IHSAA State Football Tournament presented by the Indianapolis Colts.

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea – Indiana Football Digest

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 1

CHESTERTON (9-1) AT MERRILLVILLE (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Demaree Stadium.

COACHES: John Snyder, 74-55 in 12th year at Chesterton, 76-62 in 13th year overall. Zac Wells, 64-22 in 7th year at Merrillville.

LAST OUTING: Chesterton beat Michigan City, 37-7, Oct. 19. Merrillville beat Munster, 28-21, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Crown Point (7-3) or Lake Central (8-2) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Chesterton 42-58, Merrillville 48-52.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Merrillville, 18-5.

LAST MEETING: Chesterton, 40-35, Oct. 12, 2012.

MATT KOPSEA’S PICK: Merrillville 38, Chesterton 36.

SECTIONAL 2

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (8-2) AT PENN (9-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Freed Field (WGCS, 91.1 FM, WTRC, 1340 AM).

COACHES: Doug Dinan, 21-12 in 3rd year at Carroll (Fort Wayne). Cory Yeoman, 106-24 in 10th year at Penn.

LAST OUTING: Carroll (Fort Wayne) defeated LaPorte, 49-7, Oct. 19. Penn defeated Warsaw, 42-21, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Elkhart Central (6-4) or S.B. Adams (6-4) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Carroll (Fort Wayne) 46-54, Penn 53-47.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Penn, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Penn, 31-8, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Penn 35, Carroll 17.

SECTIONAL 4

FISHERS (7-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Royal Stadium.

COACHES: Rick Wimmer, 52-28 in 7th year at Fishers, 216-111 in 30th year overall. Scott May, 58-12 in 6th year at Hamilton Southeastern, 61-31 in 8th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Fishers beat Anderson, 27-14, Oct. 19. Hamilton Southeastern beat Lafayette Jeff, 41-13, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays McCutcheon (3-8) or Noblesville (5-5) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fishers 48-52, Hamilton Southeastern 46-54.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Hamilton Southeastern, 7-2.

LAST MEETING: Hamilton Southeastern, 28-21, Aug. 24, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Hamilton Southeastern 30, Fishers 27.

SECTIONAL 5

LAWRENCE CENTRAL (10-0) AT WARREN CENTRAL (5-5)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Warren Central field.

COACHES: Jayson West, 47-12 in 5th year at Lawrence Central. Steve Tutsie, 28-9 in 3rd year at Warren Central.

LAST OUTING: Lawrence Central beat Southport, 34-13, Oct. 19. Warren Central beat Carmel, 31-24, 3 overtimes, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Indianapolis North Central (3-7) or Indianapolis Tech (6-3) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lawrence Central 38-62, Warren Central 58-42.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Warren Central, 8-1.

LAST MEETING: Lawrence Central, 35-14, sectional, Oct. 22, 2010.

MATT’S PICK: Lawrence Central 21, Warren Central 13.

SECTIONAL 6

PIKE (7-3) AT ZIONSVILLE (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Eagles Stadium.

COACHES: Derek Moyers, 51-18 in 6th year at Pike, 85-48 in 12th year overall. Larry McWhorter, 147-53 in 17th year at Zionsville.

LAST OUTING: Pike beat Ben Davis, 35-25, Oct. 19. Zionsville beat Brownsburg, 19-17, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Avon (6-4) or Terre Haute North (6-4) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Pike 52-48, Zionsville 52-48.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Pike 27, Zionsville 20.

AVON (6-4) AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH (6-4)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Terre Haute North Field.

COACHES: Mark Bless, 25-10 in 3rd year at Avon, 174-77 in 23rd year overall. Chris Barrett, 44-74 in 11th year at Terre Haute North, 72-106 in 18th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Avon beat Decatur Central, 38-14, Oct. 19. Terre Haute North beat Terre Haute South, 28-10, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Pike (7-3) or Zionsville (8-2) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Avon 49-51, Terre Haute North 52-48.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Avon, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Avon, 35-26, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: T.H. North 17, Avon 14.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 10

MISHAWAKA (7-3) AT HOBART (8-2)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, The Brickyard.

COACHES: Bart Curtis, 44-15 in 5th year at Mishawaka, 155-82 in 22nd year overall. Ryan Turley, 11-10 in 2nd year at Hobart.

LAST OUTING: Mishawaka beat Lowell, 27-0, Oct. 19. Hobart beat Kankakee Valley, 38-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays New Prairie (9-1) or S.B. Washington (2-8) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Mishawaka 53-47, Hobart 54-46.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Mishawaka 32, Hobart 28.

SECTIONAL 13

PENDLETON HEIGHTS (8-2) AT MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (9-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Mount Vernon (Fortville) Field.

COACHES: John Broughton, 213-165 in 37th year at Pendleton Heights. Doug Armstrong, 14-6 in 2nd year at Mount Vernon (Fortville), 66-62 in 12th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Pendleton Heights beat Muncie South, 41-21, Oct. 19. Mount Vernon (Fortville) beat New Palestine, 40-21, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Greenfield Central (4-6) Delta (7-3) for sectional title.  

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Pendleton Heights 46-53, Mount Vernon (Fortville) 45-55.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 9-9.

LAST MEETING: Mount Vernon (Fortville), 58-26, Sep. 14, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Mt. Vernon 34, Pendleton Heights 28.

SECTIONAL 14

INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (8-2) AT GREENWOOD (9-1) COLTS FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TOUR GAME OF THE WEEK

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Woodman Field.

COACHES: Bruce Scifres, 208-72 in 23rd year at Indianapolis Roncalli. Mike Campbell, 34-42 in 7th year at Greenwood.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Roncalli beat Plainfield, 24-7, Oct. 19. Greenwood beat Owen Valley, 44-7, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Indianapolis Cathedral (5-5) or Lebanon (6-4) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Roncalli 61-39, Greenwood 47-53.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 17-7, regional, Nov. 11, 2005.

MATT’S PICK: Roncalli 23, Greenwood 21.

SECTIONAL 16

EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (6-3) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (7-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Andy Owen, 41-25 in 6th year at Evansville Central. Tony Lewis, 51-10 in 5th year at Evansville Reitz, 98-31 in 11th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Evansville Central lost to Evansville North, 23-8, Oct. 12. Evansville Reitz beat Madison, 56-7, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Jasper (10-0) or Seymour (5-5) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Evansville Central 35-44, Evansville Reitz 35-43.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Evansville Reitz, 15-6.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Central, 36-31, Sep. 8, 2012.

MATT’ S PICK: Evansville Reitz 35, Evansville Central 30.

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 18

HERITAGE (8-2) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Death Valley.

COACHES: Dean Lehrman, 18-13 in 3rd year at Heritage. Jeff Shriver, 42-28 in 7th year at Tippecanoe Valley.

LAST OUTING: Heritage beat Lakeland, 42-16, Oct. 19. Tippecanoe Valley beat West Noble, 44-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Whitko (4-6) or Jimtown (10-0) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Heritage 50-49, Tippecanoe Valley 43-57.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Heritage 37, Tippy Valley 33.

SECTIONAL 21

TRI-WEST (8-2) AT GREENCASTLE (10-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Robert Harbison Field.

COACHES: Chris Coll, 39-32 in 7th year at Tri-West. Josh Buis, 17-3 in 2nd year at Greencastle.

LAST OUTING: Tri-West beat Indianapolis Arlington, 37-0, Oct. 19. Greencastle beat West Vigo, 35-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Indianapolis Brebeuf (8-2) or Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (8-2) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tri-West 48-50, Greencastle 37-62.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tri-West, 4-0.

LAST MEETING: Tri-West, 7-2, sectional, Oct. 23, 2009.

MATT’S PICK: Tri-West 31, Greencastle 27.

INDIANAPOLIS BREBEUF (8-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Tech Stadium.

COACHES: Ryan Gallogly, 47-19 in 6th year at Indianapolis Brebeuf, 77-35 in 10th year overall. Vince Lorenzano, 118-23 in 10th year at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 178-92 in 22nd year overall.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Brebeuf beat Indianapolis Northwest, 54-16, Oct. 19. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Danville, 48-20, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Tri-West (8-2) or Greencastle (10-0) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Brebeuf 46-44, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard 58-31.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 9-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 27-0, Aug. 17, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Chatard 28, Brebeuf 22.

SECTIONAL 23

CORYDON CENTRAL (8-2) AT CHARLESTOWN (10-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Dutch Reis Field.

COACHES: Darin Ward, 54-22 in 7th year at Corydon Central. Jason Hawkins, 50-15 in 6th year at Charlestown, 52-23 in 7th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Corydon Central beat Silver Creek, 42-8, Oct. 19. Charlestown beat Mitchell, 82-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Brownstown Central (9-1) or Salem (4-6) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Corydon Central 53-47, Charlestown 40-60.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Charlestown, 9-8.

LAST MEETING: Charlestown, 47-0, Sep. 28, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Charlestown 45, Corydon Central 23.

SECTIONAL 24

VINCENNES LINCOLN (8-2) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Gibson Southern Field.

COACHES: Jon Heiden, 22-41 in 6th year at Vincennes Lincoln. Nick Hart, 8-2 in 1st year at Gibson Southern.

LAST OUTING: Vincennes Lincoln beat Evansville Bosse, 28-7, Oct. 19. Gibson Southern beat Mount Vernon (Posey), 49-21, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Washington (4-6) or Evansville Memorial (3-7) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Vincennes Lincoln 41-58, Gibson Southern 41-58.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 1-1.

LAST MEETING: Vincennes Lincoln, 28-7, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Gibson Southern 38, Vincennes 34.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 26

LEWIS CASS (9-1) AT FAIRFIELD (7-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Fairfield Field.

COACHES: Scott Mannering, 198-97 in 27th year at Lewis Cass. Bob Miller, 72-47 in 11th year at Fairfield.

LAST OUTING: Lewis Cass beat Bremen, 34-28, 2 overtimes, Oct. 19. Fairfield beat Prairie Heights, 28-13, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays North Judson (4-6) or Rochester (7-3) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lewis Cass 50-50, Fairfield 44-56.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lewis Cass, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Lewis Cass, 41-17, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Cass 25, Fairfield 22.

SECTIONAL 27

CHURUBUSCO (9-1) AT ELWOOD (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Panther Stadium.

COACHES: Lee Etzler, 84-39 in 11th year at Churubusco. Marty Wells, 35-48 in 8th year at Elwood, 58-77 in 13th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Churubusco beat Oak Hill, 38-14, Oct. 19. Elwood beat Madison-Grant, 22-14, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Eastside (6-4) or F.W. Bishop Luers (6-4) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Churubusco 47-53, Elwood 54-46.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Churubusco 35, Elwood 31.

SECTIONAL 28

TIPTON (9-1) AT NORTHWESTERN (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Tiger Field.

COACHES: Aaron Tolle, 60-30 in 8th year at Tipton. John Hendryx, 49-21 in 6th year at Northwestern, 162-67 in 20th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Tipton beat Seeger, 60-12, Oct. 19. Northwestern beat Taylor, 20-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Benton Central (4-6) or Delphi (4-6) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tipton 59-41, Northwestern 39-61.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tipton, 3-2.

LAST MEETING: Tipton, 41-22, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Tipton 28, Northwestern 26.

SECTIONAL 30

SPEEDWAY (7-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (10-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Marian College.

COACHES: Denny Pelley, 188-77 in 23rd year at Speedway, 282-129 in 38th year overall. Ty Hunt, 76-13 in 7th year at Indianapolis Ritter.

LAST OUTING: Speedway beat North Putnam, 21-6, Oct. 19. Indianapolis Ritter beat South Vermillion, 62-14, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Park Tudor (2-8) or Indianapolis Broad Ripple (7-3) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Speedway 47-53, Indianapolis Ritter 52-48.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Speedway, 10-8.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Ritter, 62-38, Sep. 8, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Ritter 42, Speedway 22.

SECTIONAL 31

PAOLI (8-2) AT TRITON CENTRAL (7-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Triton Central Field.

COACHES: Brian Balsmeyer, 55-26 in 7th year at Paoli. Gabe Johnson, 14-9 in 2nd year at Triton Central.

LAST OUTING: Paoli beat Providence, 40-0, Oct. 19. Triton Central defeated Monrovia, 33-12, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Clarksville (6-4) or Lawrenceburg (9-1) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Paoli 47-48, Triton Central 57-43.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Triton Central, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Triton Central, 36-27, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Paoli 24, Triton Central 21.

SECTIONAL 32

NORTH POSEY (10-0) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Joe Gengelbach, 256-192 in 43rd year at North Posey. Mike Goebel, 156-48 in 16th year at Evansville Mater Dei.

LAST OUTING: North Posey beat Tell City, 35-7, Oct. 19. Evansville Mater Dei beat Southridge, 22-15, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Forest Park (1-8) or South Spencer (4-6) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: North Posey 42-57, Evansville Mater Dei 45-53.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Evansville Mater Dei, 6-0.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 45-20, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Mater Dei 29. North Posey 27.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 33

WEST CENTRAL (9-1) AT WHITING (10-0)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Ray Gallivan Stadium.

COACHES: Darren Rodriguez, 23-28 in 5th year at West Central. Jeff Cain, 132-71 in 19th year at Whiting.

LAST OUTING: West Central beat Culver, 26-7, Oct. 19. Whiting beat South Central (Union Mills), 33-12, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Hammond Bishop Noll (5-5) or Winamac (7-3) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: West Central 42-58, Whiting 39-61.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: West Central, 5-2.

LAST MEETING: West Central, 39-7, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Whiting 39, West Central 28.

SECTIONAL 37

INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (7-3) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (7-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Panther Field.

COACHES: Ott Hurrle, 137-107 in 21st year at Indianapolis Scecina, 138-116 in 23rd year overall. Patrick Mallory, 14-7 in 2nd year at Knightstown.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Scecina beat Cambridge City Lincoln, 40-13, Oct. 19. Knightstown beat Indiana Deaf, 74-52, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Eastern Hancock (5-5) or Northeastern (6-4) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Scecina 59-41, Knightstown 36-63.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Scecina, 3-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Scecina, 43-22, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Scecina 34, Knightstown 30.

SECTIONAL 38

NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (8-2) AT NORTH VERMILLION (10-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Gibson Field.

COACHES: Travis Nolting, 16-4 in 2nd year at North Central (Farmersburg). Brian Crabtree, 10-0 in 1st year at North Vermillion, 45-39 in 8th year overall.

LAST OUTING: North Central (Farmersburg) beat Turkey Run, 20-7, Oct. 19. North Vermillion beat Covington, 58-6, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Attica (7-3) or Cloverdale (1-9) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: North Central (Farmersburg) 45-55, North Vermillion 40-60.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: North Vermillion, 13-6.

LAST MEETING: North Vermillion, 48-0, Sep. 8, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: North Vermillion 36, North Central 21.

SECTIONAL 40

PERRY CENTRAL (7-3) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (10-0)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Roy Williams Field.

COACHES: Greg Gibson, 7-3 in 1st year at Perry Central. Steve Weber, 125-28 in 13th year at Linton-Stockton.

LAST OUTING: Perry Central beat Eastern Greene, 47-20, Oct. 19. Linton-Stockton beat North Knox, 46-0, Oct. 19.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Tecumseh (6-4) or North Daviess (4-6) for sectional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Perry Central 41-57, Linton-Stockton 45-55.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Perry Central, 5-4.

LAST MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 48-7, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Linton- Stockton 49, Perry Central 23.

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