The Indiana Football Digest's 2014 Top Games– Regional and Sectional Finals

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S 2014 TOP GAMES – REGIONAL AND SECTIONAL FINALS

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

CLASS 6A REGIONAL FINALS

MERRILLVILLE (6-5) AT PENN (11-0)

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

COACHES: Zac Wells, 82-30 in 9th year at Merrillville. Cory Yeoman, 129-26 in 12th year at Penn.

LAST OUTING: Merrillville beat Lake Central, 21-19. Penn beat Chesterton, 41-6.

VS. COMMON FOES: Merrillville 3-1, Penn 5-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Merrillville 65-49, Penn 44-68.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Tied, 2-2.

LAST MEETING: Penn, 19-0, Nov. 14, 2008, regional.

UP NEXT: Merrillville will host Carmel (11-0) or Carroll (Fort Wayne) (11-0) in northern semistate. Penn will host Carmel or travel to Carroll (Fort Wayne).

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (11-0) AT CARMEL (11-0)

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

COACHES: Doug Dinan, 43-16 in 5th year at Carroll (Fort Wayne). Kevin Wright, 52-9 in 5th year at Carmel, 186-63 in 21st year overall.

LAST OUTING: Carroll (Fort Wayne) beat Homestead, 28-0. Carmel beat Fishers, 14-7.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Carroll (Fort Wayne) 59-58, Carmel 51-54.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Carmel, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Carmel, 38-7, Nov. 8, 2013, regional.

UP NEXT: Carroll (Fort Wayne) will travel to Merrillville (6-5) or host Penn (11-0) in northern semistate. Carmel will travel to Penn or Merrillville.

WARREN CENTRAL (9-2) AT BEN DAVIS (9-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Giants Stadium.

COACHES: Jayson West, 20-5 in 2nd year at Warren Central, 72-17 in 7th year overall. Mike Kirschner, 63-27 in 8th year at Ben Davis, 77-53 in 12th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Warren Central beat Lawrence Central, 16-0. Ben Davis beat Avon, 34-27.

VS. COMMON FOES: Warren Central 8-1, Ben Davis 7-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Warren Central 46-59, Ben Davis 62-54.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Warren Central, 22-18.

LAST MEETING: Warren Central, 28-21, Sep. 19, 2014.

UP NEXT: Warren Central will host Southport (9-2) or Center Grove (8-3) in southern semistate. Ben Davis will travel to Southport or host Center Grove.

SOUTHPORT (9-2) AT CENTER GROVE (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Center Grove Field.

COACHES: Bill Peebles, 54-52 in 10th year at Southport. Eric Moore, 146-53 in 16th year at Center Grove, 195-59 in 20th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Southport beat Franklin Central, 28-18. Center Grove beat Columbus North, 54-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Southport 0-1, Center Grove 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Southport 54-60, Center Grove 56-59.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Southport, 2-1.

LAST MEETING: Center Grove, 56-14, Nov. 8, 2013, regional.

UP NEXT: Southport will travel to Warren Central (9-2) or host Ben Davis (9-2) in southern semistate. Center Grove will travel to Warren Central or Ben Davis.

SECTIONAL FINALS

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 11

HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (7-3) AT WESTFIELD (6-4)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Stanley Stadium.

COACHES: Terry Peebles, 7-3 in 1st year at Harrison (West Lafayette). Jake Gilbert, 26-19 in 4th year at Westfield, 56-55 in 10th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Harrison (West Lafayette) beat Kokomo, 17-14. Westfield beat McCutcheon, 28-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Harrison (West Lafayette) 0-1, Westfield 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Harrison (West Lafayette) 46-56, Westfield 58-45.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Westfield, 11-5.

LAST MEETING: Westfield, 35-14, Aug. 22, 2014.

UP NEXT: Harrison will host Fort Wayne Wayne (9-1) or Fort Wayne Snider (8-2) in regional. Westfield will travel to Fort Wayne Wayne or host Fort Wayne Snider.

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 12

FORT WAYNE WAYNE (9-1) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (8-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Spuller Stadium.

COACHES: Scot Shaw, 9-1 in 1st year at Fort Wayne Wayne, 198-67 in 26th year overall. Kurt Tippmann, 59-17 in 6th year at Fort Wayne Snider.

LAST OUTING: Fort Wayne Wayne beat Fort Wayne North, 40-35. Fort Wayne Snider beat Huntington North, 30-21.

VS. COMMON FOES: Fort Wayne Wayne 6-1, Fort Wayne Snider 6-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fort Wayne Wayne 43-58, Fort Wayne Snider 53-49.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Fort Wayne Snider, 30-4.

LAST MEETING: Fort Wayne Wayne, 41-32, Oct. 17, 2014.

UP NEXT: Fort Wayne Wayne will host Westfield (6-4) or travel to Harrison (West Lafayette) (7-3) in regional. Fort Wayne Snider will travel to Westfield or Harrison (West Lafayette).

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 13

DECATUR CENTRAL (8-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (5-5)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Indianapolis Tech H.S.

COACHES: Justin Dixson, 34-26 in 6th year at Decatur Central. Rick Streiff, 195-62 in 20th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 216-94 in 25th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Decatur Central beat Zionsville, 24-20. Indianapolis Cathedral beat Anderson, 70-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Decatur Central 43-60, Indianapolis Cathedral 49-35.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Indianapolis Cathedral, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cathedral, 54-26, Oct. 25, 2013, sectional.

UP NEXT: Decatur Central will host Floyd Central (6-4) or Whiteland (7-3) in regional. Cathedral will travel to Floyd Central or host Whiteland.

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 15

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (9-1) AT MARTINSVILLE (7-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Siderewicz Field.

COACHES: Mo Moriarity, 156-39 in 17th year at Bloomington South, 260-80 in 29th year overall. Brad Rose, 7-3 in 1st year at Martinsville.

LAST OUTING: Bloomington South beat Bedford North Lawrence, 51-7. Martinsville beat Bloomington North, 32-28.

VS. COMMON FOES: Bloomington South 1-0, Martinsville 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Bloomington South 52-51, Martinsville 57-46.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Bloomington South, 28-15.

LAST MEETING: Bloomington South, 33-23, Aug. 29, 2014.

UP NEXT: Bloomington South will host Terre Haute North (5-5) or Terre Haute South (9-1) in regional. Martinsville will travel to Terre Haute North or host Terre Haute South.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 17

HAMMOND MORTON (10-1) AT LOWELL (7-4)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, The Inferno.

COACHES: Roydon Richards, 118-65 in 16th year at Hammond Morton, 141-90 in 21st year overall. Keith Kilmer, 29-22 in 5th year at Lowell.

LAST OUTING: Hammond Morton beat Highland, 28-21. Lowell beat Gary West, 41-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Hammond Morton 5-1, Lowell 7-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hammond Morton 43-70, Lowell 61-54.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Lowell, 16-9.

LAST MEETING: Hammond Morton, 42-41, overtime, Aug. 29, 2014.

UP NEXT: Hammond Morton will host Plymouth (11-0) or travel to New Prairie (10-1) in regional. Lowell will travel to New Prairie or Plymouth.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 18

NEW PRAIRIE (10-1) AT PLYMOUTH (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, The Rockpile.

COACHES: Russ Radtke, 31-4 in 3rd year at New Prairie, 321-124 in 38th year overall. John Barron, 88-33 in 11th year at Plymouth.

LAST OUTING: New Prairie beat Kankakee Valley, 67-3. Plymouth beat South Bend St. Joseph, 28-21.

VS. COMMON FOES: New Prairie 1-0, Plymouth 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: New Prairie 56-60, Plymouth 59-55.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: New Prairie, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: New Prairie, 42-21, Nov. 1, 2013, sectional.

UP NEXT: New Prairie will host Hammond Morton (10-1) or Lowell (7-4) in regional. Plymouth will travel to Hammond Morton or host Lowell.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 19

NORTHRIDGE (9-2) AT LEO (9-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Lion Field.

COACHES: Tom Wogomon, 16-5 in 2nd year at Northridge, 41-42 in 8th year overall. Jared Sauder, 77-24 in 9th year at Leo.

LAST OUTING: Northridge beat East Noble, 51-6. Leo beat NorthWood, 28-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Northridge 2-0, Leo 2-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Northridge 53-60, Leo 58-59.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Northridge, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Northridge, 35-0, October 17, 1986.

UP NEXT: Northridge will host Columbia City (5-6) or travel to Norwell (5-6) in regional. Leo will travel to Columbia City or Norwell.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 23

COLUMBUS EAST (11-0) AT EAST CENTRAL (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Trojan Field.

COACHES: Bob Gaddis, 146-29 in 14th year at Columbus East, 264-129 in 36th year overall. Justin Roden, 12-10 in 2nd year at East Central.

LAST OUTING: Columbus East beat Madison, 48-10. East Central beat Shelbyville, 48-12.

VS. COMMON FOES: Columbus East 1-0, East Central 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Columbus East 45-68, East Central 35-48.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Columbus East, 7-3.

LAST MEETING: Columbus East, 26-7, Oct. 19, 2012, sectional.

UP NEXT: Columbus East will host Evansville Reitz (10-1) or travel to Jasper (10-1) for regional. East Central will travel to Evansville Reitz or Jasper.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 24

JASPER (10-1) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (10-1)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Tony Ahrens, 115-28 in 12th year at Jasper. Andy Hape, 18-5 in 2nd year at Evansville Reitz.

LAST OUTING: Jasper beat Evansville Central, 35-20. Evansville Reitz beat Owen Valley, 35-10.

VS. COMMON FOES: Jasper 2-0, Evansville Reitz 2-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Jasper 56-56, Evansville Reitz 43-50.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Evansville Reitz, 5-3.

LAST MEETING: Jasper, 17-9, Nov. 8, 2013, sectional.

UP NEXT: Jasper will host Columbus East (11-0) or East Central (8-3) in regional. Evansville Reitz will travel to Columbus East or host East Central.

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 29

TRI-WEST (10-1) AT WESTERN BOONE (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Western Boone Field.

COACHES: Chris Coll, 58-37 in 9th year at Tri-West. Justin Pelley, 15-7 in 2nd year at Western Boone.

LAST OUTING: Tri-West beat Brebeuf Jesuit, 14-7. Western Boone beat Edgewood, 35-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Tri-West 6-0, Western Boone 5-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tri-West 53-60, Western Boone 62-51.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Tri-West, 15-7.

LAST MEETING: Tri-West, 20-13, Oct. 3, 2014.

UP NEXT: Tri-West will host Hamilton Heights (9-2) or Guerin Catholic (8-3) in regional. Western Boone will play at Hamilton Heights or host Guerin Catholic.

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 30

HAMILTON HEIGHTS (9-2) AT GUERIN CATHOLIC (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Guerin Catholic Field.

COACHES: Mitch Street, 39-10 in 4th year at Hamilton Heights. Tom Dilley, 8-3 in 1st year at Guerin Catholic, 88-80 in 15th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Hamilton Heights beat Rushville, 31-6. Guerin Catholic beat Batesville, 21-13.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hamilton Heights 54-60, Guerin Catholic 69-47.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

UP NEXT: Hamilton Heights will host Western Boone (8-3) or play at Tri-West (10-1) in regional. Guerin Catholic will travel to Tri-West or Western Boone.

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 32

HERITAGE HILLS (10-1) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (10-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Jack Jewell Field.

COACHES: Todd Wilkerson, 17-14 in 3rd year at Heritage Hills. Nick Hart, 34-5 in 3rd year at Gibson Southern.

LAST OUTING: Heritage Hills beat Evansville Bosse, 49-0. Gibson Southern beat Mount Vernon (Posey), 57-13.

VS. COMMON FOES: Heritage Hills 7-0, Gibson Southern 7-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Heritage Hills 59-58, Gibson Southern 49-66.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Heritage Hills, 23-3.

LAST MEETING: Heritage Hills, 38-33, Sep. 26, 2014.

UP NEXT: Heritage Hills will host North Harrison (4-6) or travel to Charlestown for regional. Gibson Southern will play at North Harrison or Charlestown.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 33

RENSSELAER CENTRAL (11-0) AT WHEELER (10-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Wheeler Field.

COACHES: Chris Meeks, 130-64 in 16th year at Rensselaer Central. Tony Klimczak, 21-10 in 3rd year at Wheeler.

LAST OUTING: Rensselaer Central beat Bowman Academy, 60-14. Wheeler beat Boone Grove, 27-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Rensselaer Central 3-0, Wheeler 3-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Rensselaer Central 45-70, Wheeler 46-67.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Rensselaer Central, 5-2.

LAST MEETING: Wheeler, 14-7, Oct. 28, 2011, sectional.

UP NEXT: Rensselaer Central will host Woodlan (8-3) or travel to Bremen (6-5) for regional. Wheeler will travel to Woodlan or Bremen.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 35

LEWIS CASS (10-1) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, LaRocca Field.

COACHES: Scott Mannering, 215-104 in 29th year at Lewis Cass. Kevin O'Shea, 85-8 in 7th year at Lafayette Central Catholic, 185-71 in 22nd year overall.

LAST OUTING: Lewis Cass beat Benton Central, 51-7. Lafayette Central Catholic beat Delphi, 56-6.

VS. COMMON FOES: Lewis Cass 3-0, Lafayette Central Catholic 3-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lewis Cass 53-62, Lafayette Central Catholic 52-64.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

UP NEXT: Lewis Cass will host Lapel (5-6) or travel to Oak Hill (9-2) for regional. Lafayette Central Catholic will play at Oak Hill or Lapel.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 37

INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (7-4) AT MONROVIA (9-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Monrovia Field.

COACHES: Ty Hunt, 100-20 in 9th year at Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter. Kevin Hutchins, 46-25 in 6th year at Monrovia, 63-58 in 11th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter beat Park Tudor, 41-0. Monrovia beat South Vermillion, 41-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 5-2. Monrovia 6-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 62-56, Monrovia 54-63.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 3-1.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 41-40, overtime, Aug. 22, 2014.

UP NEXT: Cardinal Ritter will host Shenandoah (9-2) or travel to Winchester (10-1) for regional. Monrovia will travel to Winchester or Shenandoah.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 38

WINCHESTER (10-1) AT SHENANDOAH (9-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Shenandoah Field.

COACHES: Mike Jones, 23-10 in 3rd year at Winchester. Scott Widner, 65-16 in 7th year at Shenandoah, 65-26 in 8th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Winchester beat Centerville, 33-12. Shenandoah beat Heritage Christian, 28-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Winchester 4-0, Shenandoah 3-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Winchester 46-59, Shenandoah 64-54.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Tied, 2-2.

LAST MEETING: Shenandoah, 58-24, Oct. 26, 2012, sectional.

UP NEXT: Winchester will host Cardinal Ritter (7-4) or Monrovia (9-2) in regional. Shenandoah will host Monrovia or travel to Cardinal Ritter.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 41

LAVILLE (8-3) AT WINAMAC (11-0)

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

COACHES: Will Hostrawser, 13-8 in 2nd year at LaVille. Tim Roth, 226-133 in 34th year at Winamac.

LAST OUTING: LaVille beat Triton, 15-0. Winamac beat Whiting, 34-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: LaVille 1-0. Winamac 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: LaVille 50-65, Winamac 55-59.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

UP NEXT: LaVille will host Pioneer (10-1) or Carroll (Flora (3-8) in regional. Winamac will host Pioneer or travel to Carroll (Flora).

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 44

SHERIDAN (7-4) AT TRI-CENTRAL (10-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Tri-Central Field.

COACHES: Larry Wright, 391-173 in 49th year at Sheridan, 392-176 in 50th year overall. George Gilbert, 42-25 in 6th year at Tri-Central, 203-161 in 34th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Sheridan beat Clinton Central, 60-24. Tri-Central beat Indianapolis Shortridge, 47-6.

VS. COMMON FOES: Sheridan 4-0, Tri-Central 3-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Sheridan 65-48, Tri-Central 41-61.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Sheridan, 16-4.

LAST MEETING: Tri-Central, 40-21, Oct. 17, 2014.

UP NEXT:  Sheridan will host Southern Wells (8-3) or travel to South Adams (5-6) for regional. Tri-Central will play at Southern Wells or South Adams.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 45

EASTERN HANCOCK (9-2) AT NORTHEASTERN (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Northeastern Field.

COACHES: Jim O'Hara, 9-2 in 1st year at Eastern Hancock, 96-50 in 13th year overall. Mike Roeder, 89-105 in 18th year at Northeastern.

LAST OUTING: Eastern Hancock beat Monroe Central, 35-18. Northeastern beat Hagerstown, 50-13.

VS. COMMON FOES: Eastern Hancock 3-0, Northeastern 3-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Eastern Hancock 64-52, Northeastern 54-62.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Eastern Hancock, 4-2.

LAST MEETING: Northeastern, 34-6, Aug. 22, 2014.

UP NEXT: Eastern Hancock will host Indianapolis Lutheran (8-3) or Indianapolis Howe (6-5) in regional. Northeastern will play at Indianapolis Lutheran or host Indianapolis Howe.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 47

FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (9-2) AT NORTH VERMILLION (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Gibson Field.

COACHES: Brian Moore, 28-6 in 3rd year at Fountain Central, 179-39 in 19th year overall. Brian Crabtree, 33-2 in 3rd year at North Vermillion, 68-41 in 10th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Fountain Central beat Rockville, 19-7. North Vermillion beat Covington, 48-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Fountain Central 7-1, North Vermillion 8-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fountain Central 55-60, North Vermillion 49-66.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Fountain Central, 24-12.

LAST MEETING: North Vermillion, 21-14, Oct. 10, 2014.

UP NEXT: Fountain Central will host Linton-Stockton (10-1) or North Knox (9-2) in regional. North Vermillion will travel to North Knox or host Linton-Stockton.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 48

NORTH KNOX (9-2) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (10-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Roy Williams Field.

COACHES: Shawn McDowell, 59-45 in 10th year at North Knox, 95-87 in 19th year overall. Brian Oliver, 23-2 in 2nd year at Linton-Stockton.

LAST OUTING: North Knox beat Tecumseh, 28-8. Linton-Stockton beat Perry Central, 63-13.

VS. COMMON FOES: North Knox 7-1, Linton-Stockton 7-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: North Knox 44-67, Linton-Stockton 52-60.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Linton-Stockton, 31-6.

LAST MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 40-28, Oct. 3, 2014.

UP NEXT: North Knox will host North Vermillion or travel to Fountain Central in regional. Linton-Stockton will play at Fountain Central or North Vermillion.

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