The Indiana Football Digest's 2014 Top Games Week Nine

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S 2014 TOP GAMES WEEK NINE

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

AVON (6-2) AT NOBLESVILLE (5-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Swanson Field.

COACHES: Mark Bless, 38-17 in 5th year at Avon, 187-84 in 25th year overall. Lance Scheib, 27-43 in 7th year at Noblesville, 125-109 in 23rd year overall.

LAST OUTING: Avon beat Zionsville, 38-0. Noblesville beat Brownsburg, 36-35, overtime.

VS. COMMON FOES: Avon 4-1. Noblesville 3-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Avon 32-32, Noblesville 31-33.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Avon, 10-3.

LAST MEETING: Avon, 17-11, Sep. 27, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: Avon can earn at least a share of the Hoosier Crossroads Conference title with a win.

BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (8-0) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Corydon Central Field.

COACHES: Reed May, 216-42 in 22nd year at Brownstown Central. Mike Spencer, 6-2 in 1st year at Corydon Central, 212-101 in 27th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Brownstown Central beat Silver Creek, 38-14. Corydon Central beat Salem, 14-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Brownstown Central 7-0. Corydon Central 6-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Brownstown Central 25-37, Corydon Central 29-33.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Brownstown Central, 25-6.

LAST MEETING: Brownstown Central, 21-6, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: A win gives Brownstown Central the outright Mid-Southern Conference crown.

CALUMET (7-1) AT WHEELER (7-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Wheeler Field.

COACHES: Ivan Zimmer, 61-111 in 17th year at Calumet, 135-180 in 31st year overall. Tony Klimczak, 18-10 in 3rd year at Wheeler.

LAST OUTING: Calumet beat River Forest, 56-0. Wheeler beat Boone Grove, 34-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Calumet 4-1. Wheeler 4-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Calumet 23-41, Wheeler 22-42.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Wheeler, 10-1.

LAST MEETING: Wheeler, 23-22, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: A win by Calumet gives the Warriors their best record since going 8-2 in 1999.

EVANSVILLE REITZ (8-0) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (8-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Andy Hape, 16-4 in 2nd year at Evansville Reitz. Mike Goebel, 178-50 in 18th year at Evansville Mater Dei.

LAST OUTING: Evansville Reitz beat Evansville Bosse, 51-0. Evansville Mater Dei beat Evansville Central, 56-20.

VS. COMMON FOES: Evansville Reitz 6-0. Evansville Mater Dei 7-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Evansville Reitz 17-30, Evansville Mater Dei 21-42.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Evansville Reitz, 16-14.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 16-14, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The winner claims the Southern Indiana Conference championship.

FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (4-4) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Luers Field.

COACHES: Chris Svarczkopf, 131-39 in 13th year at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger. Kyle Lindsay, 8-13 in 2nd year at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.

LAST OUTING: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger lost to Fort Wayne Snider, 40-8. Fort Wayne bishop Luers lost to Columbus Hartley (Ohio), 43-13.

VS. COMMON FOES: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 4-2. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 5-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 26-29, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 29-27.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 22-8.

LAST MEETING: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 36-2, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: Bishop Luers can earn a share of the Summit Athletic Conference title with a win and a Fort Wayne Wayne victory over Fort Wayne Snider.

FORT WAYNE SNIDER (7-1) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (7-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Wayne Stadium.

COACHES: Kurt Tippmann, 58-16 in 6th year at Fort Wayne Snider. Scot Shaw, 7-1 in 1st year at Fort Wayne Wayne, 196-67 in 26th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Fort Wayne Snider beat Fort Wayne Dwenger, 40-8. Fort Wayne Wayne beat Fort Wayne Northrop, 59-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Fort Wayne Snider 6-0. Fort Wayne Wayne 5-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fort Wayne Snider 30-34, Fort Wayne Wayne 26-38.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Fort Wayne Snider, 30-3.

LAST MEETING: Fort Wayne Snider, 15-7, Nov. 1, 2013, sectional.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: Fort Wayne Snider can earn the outright Summit Athletic Conference championship with a win.

INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (3-4) AT CENTER GROVE (5-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Center Grove Field.

COACHES: Rick Streiff, 193-61 in 20th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 214-93 in 25th year overall. Eric Moore, 143-53 in 16th year at Center Grove, 192-59 in 20th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Cathedral beat Hamilton Southeastern, 31-17. Center Grove beat Lawrence North, 55-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: Indianapolis Cathedral 0-2. Center Grove 0-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Cathedral 26-14, Center Grove 33-31.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Indianapolis Cathedral, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cathedral, 24-22, September 4, 1992.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Trojans are looking for their fifth straight win, while Cathedral hopes to avoid their second straight losing regular season.

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (6-2) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Gordon Straley Field.

COACHES: Kevin O'Shea, 83-7 in 7th year at Lafayette Central Catholic, 183-70 in 22nd year overall. Shane Fry, 18-4 in 2nd year at West Lafayette.

LAST OUTING: Lafayette Central Catholic lost to Rensselaer Central, 9-0. West Lafayette beat Culver Academy, 55-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: Lafayette Central Catholic 5-1. West Lafayette 5-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lafayette Central Catholic 29-35, West Lafayette 38-26.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: West Lafayette, 11-7.

LAST MEETING: Lafayette Central Catholic, 27-26, overtime, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: Both teams are still in the mix for a share of the Hoosier Conference title with a win and a Rensselaer Central loss to Benton Central.

MISHAWAKA (7-1) AT PENN (8-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Freed Field.

COACHES: Bart Curtis, 64-21 in 7th year at Mishawaka, 175-88 in 24th year overall. Cory Yeoman, 126-26 in 12th year at Penn.

LAST OUTING: Mishawaka beat Mishawaka Marian, 28-20. Penn beat South Bend Riley, 70-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: Mishawaka 4-0. Penn 4-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Mishawaka 25-39, Penn 23-40.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Penn, 35-4.

LAST MEETING: Penn, 28-7, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The outright Northern Indiana Conference title goes to the winner.

MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (6-2) AT YORKTOWN (7-1)

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

COACHES: Doug Armstrong, 31-12 in 4th year at Mount Vernon (Fortville), 83-68 in 14th year overall. Mike Wilhelm, 60-46 in 10th year at Yorktown.

LAST OUTING: Mount Vernon (Fortville) beat Shelbyville, 40-0. Yorktown beat Pendleton Heights, 49-6.

VS. COMMON FOES: Mount Vernon (Fortville) 5-1. Yorktown 5-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Mount Vernon (Fortville) 29-35, Yorktown 29-35.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Mount Vernon (Fortville), 18-10.

LAST MEETING: Yorktown, 49-25, Sep. 6, 2013.

NEW HAVEN (6-2) AT HOMESTEAD (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Dave Walters Stadium.

COACHES: Jim Rowland, 86-71 in 14th year at New Haven. Chad Zolman, 91-27 in 11th year at Homestead.

LAST OUTING: New Haven lost to East Noble, 28-24. Homestead beat Norwell, 48-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: New Haven 4-2. Homestead 4-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: New Haven 32-32, Homestead 32-32.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Homestead, 25-6.

LAST MEETING: New Haven, 45-20, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Spartans are looking to make it nine wins over New Haven in the last 10 meetings.

NORTHWOOD (5-3) AT PLYMOUTH (8-0)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, The Rockpile.

COACHES: Nate Andrews, 5-3 in 1st year at NorthWood, 45-42 in 8th year overall. John Barron, 85-33 in 11th year at Plymouth.

LAST OUTING: NorthWood beat Warsaw, 42-28. Plymouth beat Goshen, 43-13.

VS. COMMON FOES: NorthWood 3-3. Plymouth 6-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: NorthWood 31-33, Plymouth 33-31.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: NorthWood, 27-8.

LAST MEETING: Plymouth, 21-14, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Rockies are looking for their first unbeaten regular season since 2009.

PIONEER (7-1) AT WEST CENTRAL (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, West Central Field.

COACHES: Mike Johnson, 196-76 in 24th year at Pioneer. Marc Hall, 6-2 in 1st year at West Central, 19-20 in 4th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Pioneer beat Tri-County, 63-28. West Central lost to North Judson, 54-19.

VS. COMMON FOES: Pioneer 6-1. West Central 5-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Pioneer 32-32, West Central 27-37.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Pioneer, 26-5.

LAST MEETING: Pioneer, 50-36, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Panthers can lay claim to a share of the Midwest Conference title with a win and a Winamac loss to Frontier.

ROCKVILLE (6-2) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (6-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Mustang Stadium.

COACHES: Herb King, 97-49 in 13th year at Rockville, 155-105 in 24th year overall. Brian Moore, 25-6 in 3rd year at Fountain Central, 176-39 in 19th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Rockville beat Riverton Parke, 60-0. Fountain Central lost to North Vermillion, 21-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: Rockville 4-2. Fountain Central 4-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Rockville 26-38, Fountain Central 25-39.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Fountain Central, 20-19.

LAST MEETING: Fountain Central, 55-27, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The winner can finish second in the Wabash River Conference with a win and an Attica loss to Turkey Run.

WARREN CENTRAL (7-1) AT CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER (OHIO) (5-2)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio) Field.

COACHES: Jayson West, 18-4 in 2nd year at Warren Central, 70-16 in 7th year overall. Steve Specht, 89-32 in 10th season at Cincinnati St Xavier.

LAST OUTING: Warren Central lost to Carmel, 17-10. Cincinnati St. Xavier beat Cincinnati LaSalle, 24-21.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Warren Central 29-34, Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio) 34-16.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Warren Central, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Warren Central, 34-28, Oct. 18, 2013.

WHAT IS AT STAKE: The defending Class 6A state champion Warriors are looking to start a new winning streak after having their 14-game streak snapped by Carmel last week.

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