The Indiana Football Digest's Top Games

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S TOP GAMES

SEMISTATE EDITION

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

CLASS 5A

CONCORD (10-2) AT WESTFIELD (11-1)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Stanley Stadium (WAOR, 95.7 FM).

COACHES: Tim Dawson, 176-106 in 25th year at Concord. Jake Gilbert, 19-14 in 3rd year at Westfield, 49-50 in 9th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Concord beat Mishawaka, 34-14. Westfield beat Fort Wayne Snider, 36-7.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Concord 59-71, Westfield 52-73.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT KOPSEA'S PICK: Westfield 27, Concord 20.

TERRE HAUTE NORTH (10-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (8-5)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Indianapolis Tech High School

COACHES: Chris Barrett, 54-77 in 12th year at Terre Haute North, 82-109 in 19th year overall. Rick Streiff, 188-57 in 19th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 209-89 in 24th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Terre Haute North beat Bloomington North, 56-21. Indianapolis Cathedral beat Whiteland, 56-28.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Terre Haute North 65-63, Indianapolis Cathedral 72-44.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Terre Haute North, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Terre Haute North, 21-19, Sep. 4, 1998.

MATT'S PICK: Cathedral 44, T.H. North 21.

CLASS 4A

EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (11-2) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (10-3)

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

COACHES: Stacy Adams, 32-13 in 4th year at East Chicago Central. Chris Svarczkopf, 126-34 in 12th year at Fort Wayne Dwenger.

LAST OUTING: East Chicago Central beat New Prairie, 38-37, overtime. Fort Wayne Dwenger beat New Haven, 42-7.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: East Chicago Central 67-71, Fort Wayne Dwenger 79-58.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Bishop Dwenger 39, E.C. Central 32.

NEW PALESTINE (13-0) AT COLUMBUS EAST (13-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Columbus East Field.

COACHES: Kyle Ralph, 13-0 in 1st year at New Palestine. Bob Gaddis, 133-29 in 13th year at Columbus East, 251-129 in 35th year overall.

LAST OUTING: New Palestine beat Indianapolis Chatard, 27-14. Columbus East beat Jasper, 42-0.

VS. COMMON FOES: New Palestine 1-0, Columbus East 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: New Palestine 80-66, Columbus East 64-76.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: New Palestine 31, Columbus East 27.

CLASS 3A

WEST LAFAYETTE (12-1) AT ANDREAN (13-0)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Father Eckert Field (WEFM, 95.9 FM).

COACHES: Shane Fry, 12-1 in 1st year at West Lafayette. Phil Mason, 57-19 in 6th year at Andrean, 90-56 in 13th year overall.

LAST OUTING: West Lafayette beat Fort Wayne Concordia, 25-21. Andrean beat Jimtown, 27-7.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: West Lafayette 95-54, Andrean 73-69.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Andrean 30, West Lafayette 28.

GIBSON SOUTHERN (13-0) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (10-3)

GAME TIME: 4 pm ET, Saturday, Wilhelm Field.

COACHES: Nick Hart, 24-3 in 2nd year at Gibson Southern. Mic Roessler, 10-3 in 1st year at Brebeuf Jesuit.

LAST OUTING: Gibson Southern beat Brownstown Central, 44-29. Brebeuf Jesuit beat Guerin Catholic, 38-17.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Gibson Southern 64-77, Brebeuf Jesuit 81-70.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Brebeuf 35, Gibson Southern 34.

CLASS 2A

RENSSELAER CENTRAL (11-2) AT TIPTON (10-3)

GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Tipton Field.

COACHES: Chris Meeks, 119-63 in 15th year at Rensselaer Central. Aaron Tolle, 72-34 in 9th year at Tipton.

LAST OUTING: Rensselaer Central beat Bremen, 24-0. Tipton beat Oak Hill, 56-2.

VS. COMMON FOES: Rensselaer Central 4-3, Tipton 5-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Rensselaer Central 76-72, Tipton 95-55.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tipton, 7-6.

LAST MEETING: Rensselaer Central, 9-7, Sep. 13, 2013.

MATT'S PICK: Tipton 36, Rensselaer 32.

PAOLI (11-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (11-2)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Marian University.

COACHES: Brian Balsmeyer, 67-29 in 8th year at Paoli. Ty Hunt, 91-16 in 8th year at Indianapolis Ritter.

LAST OUTING: Paoli beat Southridge, 24-20. Indianapolis Ritter beat Indianapolis Scecina, 28-14.

VS. COMMON FOES: Paoli 1-0, Indianapolis Ritter 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Paoli 63-78, Indianapolis Ritter 97-56.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Cardinal Ritter 39, Paoli 19.

CLASS 1A

TRI-CENTRAL (12-1) AT WINAMAC (13-0)

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

COACHES: George Gilbert, 31-24 in 5th year at Tri-Central, 192-160 in 33rd year overall. Tim Roth, 215-132 in 33rd year at Winamac.

LAST OUTING: Tri-Central beat South Adams, 28-7. Winamac beat Pioneer, 28-14.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tri-Central 60-83, Winamac 69-76.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Winamac 38, Tri-Central 24.

LINTON-STOCKTON (13-0) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (13-0)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Ed Knarr Field.

COACHES: Brian Oliver, 13-0 in 1st year at Linton-Stockton. Pat Echeverria, 22-13 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock.

LAST OUTING: Linton-Stockton beat Fountain Central, 47-28. Eastern Hancock beat South Putnam, 29-14.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Linton-Stockton 69-71, Eastern Hancock 79-65.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Eastern Hancock 42, Linton-Stockton 28.

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