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HSFB WEEK 13 TOP GAMES

Posted Nov 9, 2012

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

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea – Indiana Football Digest

CLASS 5A

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (10-2) AT MERRILLVILLE (10-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Demaree Stadium. (WEFM 95.9 FM)

COACHES: Doug Dinan, 23-12 in 3rd year at Carroll (Fort Wayne). Zac Wells, 66-22 in 7th year at Merrillville.

LAST OUTING: Carroll (Fort Wayne) beat South Bend Adams, 44-35, Nov. 2. Merrillville beat Crown Point, 24-14, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays F.W. Snider (12-0) or Fishers (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Carroll (Fort Wayne) 64-65, Merrillville 68-62.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT KOPSEA’S PICK: Merrillville 35, Carroll 30.

FISHERS (9-3) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Spuller Stadium.

COACHES: Rick Wimmer, 54-28 in 7th year at Fishers, 218-111 in 30th year overall. Kurt Tippmann, 40-11 in 4th year at Fort Wayne Snider.

LAST OUTING: Fishers beat McCutcheon, 38-13, Nov. 2. Fort Wayne Snider beat Fort Wayne North, 24-14, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Carroll (F.W.) (10-2) or Merrillville (10-2) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fishers 61-69, Fort Wayne Snider 72-61.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Fishers, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Fishers, 47-34, regional, Nov. 12, 2010.

MATT’S PICK: F.W. Snider 28, Fishers 24.

PIKE (9-3) AT LAWRENCE CENTRAL (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Smysor Field.

COACHES: Derek Moyers, 53-18 in 6th year at Pike, 87-48 in 12th year overall. Jayson West, 49-12 in 5th year at Lawrence Central.

LAST OUTING: Pike beat Avon, 55-24, Nov. 2. Lawrence Central beat North Central (Indianapolis), 21-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Castle (12-0) or Center Grove (11-1) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Pike 71-59, Lawrence Central 51-79.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lawrence Central, 10-6.

LAST MEETING: Lawrence Central, 34-23, Sep. 8, 2012.

MATT’S PICK: Lawrence Central 33, Pike 27.

CASTLE (12-0) AT CENTER GROVE (11-1)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Center Grove Field.

COACHES: Doug Hurt, 58-25 in 7th year at Castle. Eric Moore, 127-48 in 14th year at Center Grove, 175-53 in 18th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Castle defeated Jeffersonville, 50-29, Nov. 2. Center Grove defeated Columbus North, 42-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Pike (9-3) or Lawrence Central (12-0) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Castle 61-69, Center Grove 62-65.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Center Grove, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Center Grove, 49-7, regional, Nov. 14, 2008.

MATT’S PICK: Center Grove 42, Castle 31.

CLASS 4A

HAMMOND MORTON (7-5) AT MISHAWAKA (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Steele Stadium. (WTMK 88.5 FM).

COACHES: Roydon Richards, 100-61 in 14th year at Hammond Morton, 123-86 in 19th year overall. Bart Curtis, 46-15 in 5th year at Mishawaka, 157-82 in 22nd year overall.

LAST OUTING: Hammond Morton beat Highland, 34-0, Nov. 2. Mishawaka beat South Bend Washington, 36-34, overtime, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Concord (10-2) or F.W. Bishop Dwenger (6-6) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hammond Morton 50-76, Mishawaka 70-65.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Mishawaka 23, Hammond Morton 13.

CONCORD (10-2) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (6-6)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Zollner Stadium.

COACHES: Tim Dawson, 165-103 in 24th year at Concord. Chris Svarczkopf, 116-30 in 11th year at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

LAST OUTING: Concord beat Wawasee, 24-10, Nov. 2. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Norwell, 14-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Hammond Morton (7-5) or Mishawaka (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Concord 60-71, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 69-66.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 1-1.

LAST MEETING: Concord, 48-21, semistate, Nov. 17, 2006.

MATT’S PICK: Concord 31, Bishop Dwenger 21.

MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (11-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (7-5)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Arlington Field.

COACHES: Doug Armstrong, 16-6 in 2nd year at Mount Vernon (Fortville), 68-62 in 12th year overall. Rick Streiff, 175-42 in 18th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 198-85 in 24th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Mount Vernon (Fortville) beat Delta, 28-13, Nov. 2. Indianapolis Cathedral beat Indianapolis Roncalli, 34-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Columbus East (12-0) or Evansville Reitz (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Mount Vernon (Fortville) 62-66, Indianapolis Cathedral 53-35.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Cathedral 24, Mount Vernon 10.

COLUMBUS EAST (12-0) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (9-3)

GAME TIME: 5 pm CT, Saturday, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Bob Gaddis, 119-28 in 12th year at Columbus East, 237-128 in 34th year overall. Tony Lewis, 53-10 in 5th year at Evansville Reitz, 100-31 in 11th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Columbus East beat Franklin County, 36-14, Nov. 2. Evansville Reitz beat Jasper, 31-30, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (11-1) or Indianapolis Cathedral (7-5) for semistate title.  

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Columbus East 56-73, Evansville Reitz 57-51.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Evansville Reitz, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Reitz, 61-60, regional, Nov. 10, 2007.

MATT’S PICK: Columbus East 38, Evansville Reitz 35.

CLASS 3A

HERITAGE (10-2) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Otolski Field. (WAOR 95.7 FM).

COACHES: Dean Lehrman, 20-13 in 3rd year at Heritage. Reggie Glon, 122-82 in 19th year at Mishawaka Marian.

LAST OUTING: Heritage beat Jimtown, 40-29, Nov. 2. Mishawaka Marian beat South Bend St. Joseph, 21-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Hamilton Heights (11-1) or Eastbrook (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Heritage 71-56, Mishawaka Marian 57-63.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK:  Marian 21, Heritage 17.

HAMILTON HEIGHTS (11-1) AT EASTBROOK (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, George Freck Field.

COACHES: Mitch Street, 20-4 in 2nd year at Hamilton Heights. Jeff Adamson, 207-70 in 24th year at Eastbrook.

LAST OUTING: Hamilton Heights beat Western Boone, 52-16, Nov. 2. Eastbrook beat Western, 31-28, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Heritage (10-2) or Marian (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hamilton Heights 70-61, Eastbrook 62-66.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Hamilton Heights 34, Eastbrook 20.

GREENSBURG (10-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (10-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Tech Stadium.

COACHES: Scott Moore, 28-21 in 5th year at Greensburg. Vince Lorenzano, 120-23 in 10th year at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 180-92 in 22nd year overall.

LAST OUTING: Greensburg beat Indian Creek, 27-19, Nov. 2. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Greencastle, 50-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Gibson Southern (10-2) or Charlestown (12-0) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Greensburg 60-69, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard 85-40.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 42-0, sectional, Oct. 31, 2008.

MATT’S PICK: Bishop Chatard 36, Greensburg 22.

GIBSON SOUTHERN (10-2) AT CHARLESTOWN (12-0)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Dutch Reis Field.

COACHES: Nick Hart, 10-2 in 1st year at Gibson Southern. Jason Hawkins, 52-15 in 6th year at Charlestown, 54-23 in 7th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Gibson Southern beat Evansville Memorial, 27-24, overtime, Nov. 2. Charlestown beat Brownstown Central, 62-10, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Greensburg (10-2) or Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (10-2) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Gibson Southern 54-72, Charlestown 59-69.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Charlestown 43, Gibson Southern 23.

CLASS 2A

ANDREAN (10-2) AT LEWIS CASS (11-1)

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

COACHES: Phil Mason, 43-18 in 5th year at Andrean, 76-55 in 12th year overall. Scott Mannering, 200-97 in 27th year at Lewis Cass.

LAST OUTING: Andrean beat Rensselaer Central, 28-21, Nov. 2. Lewis Cass beat North Judson, 35-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays F.W. Bishop Luers (8-4) or Tipton (11-1) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Andrean 69-61, Lewis Cass 66-64.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Lewis Cass 29, Andrean 26.

FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (8-4) AT TIPTON (11-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Tipton Field.

COACHES: Steven Keefer, 69-28 in 9th year at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. Aaron Tolle, 62-30 in 8th year at Tipton.

LAST OUTING: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers beat Churubusco, 21-0, Nov. 2. Tipton beat Benton Central, 35-17, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Andrean (10-2) or Lewis Cass (11-1) for regional title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 59-52, Tipton 80-56.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 44-23, regional, Nov. 11, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: Bishop Luers 32, Tipton 28.

SHENANDOAH (9-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (12-0) (COLTS FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TOUR GAME OF THE WEEK)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Marian College.

COACHES: Scott Widner, 47-10 in 5th year at Shenandoah, 47-20 in 6th year overall. Ty Hunt, 78-13 in 7th year at Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.

LAST OUTING: Shenandoah beat Heritage Christian, 41-35, Nov. 2. Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter beat Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 48-8, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Evansville Mater Dei (10-2) or Lawrenceburg (11-1) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Shenandoah 60-70, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 72-62.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 26-15, regional, Nov. 12, 2004.

MATT’S PICK: Cardinal Ritter 44, Shenandoah 21.

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (10-2) AT LAWRENCEBURG (11-1)

GAME TIME: 3 pm ET Saturday, Neary Memorial Field.

COACHES: Mike Goebel, 158-48 in 16th year at Evansville Mater Dei. Ryan Knigga, 16-7 in 2nd year at Lawrenceburg.

LAST OUTING: Evansville Mater Dei beat South Spencer, 42-0, Nov. 2. Lawrenceburg beat Paoli, 52-34, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Shenandoah (9-3) or Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter (12-0) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Evansville Mater Dei 65-64, Lawrenceburg 53-66.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Evansville Mater Dei, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 38-15, regional, Nov. 12, 1999.

MATT’S PICK: Mater Dei 30, Lawrenceburg 27.

CLASS 1A

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (11-1) AT WINAMAC (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Roudebush Field.

COACHES: Kevin O'Shea, 65-3 in 5th year at Lafayette Central Catholic, 165-66 in 20th year overall. Tim Roth, 202-131 in 32nd year at Winamac.

LAST OUTING: Lafayette Central Catholic beat Pioneer, 38-7, Nov. 2. Winamac beat West Central, 49-13, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Sheridan (8-4) or North Miami (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lafayette Central Catholic 77-57, Winamac 59-71.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Lafayette Catholic 39, Winamac 16.

SHERIDAN (8-4) AT NORTH MIAMI (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, North Miami Field.

COACHES: Larry Wright, 378-162 in 47th year at Sheridan, 379-165 in 48th year overall. Greg Miller, 52-46 in 9th year at North Miami.

LAST OUTING: Sheridan beat Tri-Central, 38-28, Nov. 2. North Miami beat Adams Central, 33-15, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Lafayette Central Catholic (11-1) or Winamac (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Sheridan 81-50, North Miami 53-76.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT’S PICK: Sheridan 25, North Miami 19.

INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (9-3) AT NORTH VERMILLION (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Gibson Field.

COACHES: Ott Hurrle, 139-107 in 21st year at Indianapolis Scecina, 140-116 in 23rd year overall. Brian Crabtree, 12-0 in 1st year at North Vermillion, 47-39 in 8th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Scecina beat Eastern Hancock, 35-19, Nov. 2. North Vermillion beat Attica, 27-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Linton-Stockton (12-0) or West Washington (9-3) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Scecina 75-58, North Vermillion 57-69.

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

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Scecina, 35-8, regional, Nov. 11, 2011.

MATT’S PICK: North Vermillion 36, Scecina 32.

LINTON-STOCKTON (12-0) AT WEST WASHINGTON (9-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Art Sanders Field.

COACHES: Steve Weber, 127-28 in 13th year at Linton-Stockton. Phillip Bowsman, 37-28 in 6th year at West Washington.

LAST OUTING: Linton-Stockton beat North Daviess, 48-6, Nov. 2. West Washington beat Milan, 24-7, Nov. 2.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Indianapolis Scecina (9-3) or North Vermillion (12-0) for semistate title.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Linton-Stockton 58-69, West Washington 49-68.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Linton-Stockton, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 20-8, sectional, Oct. 31, 2008.

MATT’S PICK: Linton-Stockton 45, West Washington 23.

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