The Indiana Football Digest's Top Games

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S TOP GAMES

STATE FINALS EDITION

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

CLASS 1A: TRI-CENTRAL (13-1) VS EASTERN HANCOCK (14-0)

GAME TIME: Noon ET, Friday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WGCS, 91.1 FM).

COACHES: George Gilbert, 32-24 in 5th year at Tri-Central, 193-160 in 33rd year overall. Pat Echeverria, 23-13 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock.

LAST OUTING: Tri-Central beat Winamac, 20-14. Eastern Hancock beat Linton-Stockton, 37-16.

VS. COMMON FOES: Tri-Central 1-0, Eastern Hancock 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tri-Central 74-84, Eastern Hancock 93-66.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Eastern Hancock, 12-8.

LAST MEETING: Eastern Hancock, 47-35, Aug. 23, 2013.

MATT KOPSEA'S PICK: Eastern Hancock 38, Tri-Central 24.

CLASS 2A: TIPTON (11-3) VS INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (12-2)

GAME TIME: Noon ET, Saturday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WGCS, 91.1 FM).

COACHES: Aaron Tolle, 73-34 in 9th year at Tipton. Ty Hunt, 92-16 in 8th year at Indianapolis Ritter.

LAST OUTING: Tipton beat Rensselaer Central, 27-0. Indianapolis Ritter beat Paoli, 49-16.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tipton 106-60, Indianapolis Ritter 109-59.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Cardinal Ritter 39, Tipton 20.

CLASS 3A: ANDREAN (14-0) VS BREBEUF JESUIT (11-3)

GAME TIME: 3:30 pm ET, Friday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WEFM, 95.9 FM).

COACHES: Phil Mason, 58-19 in 6th year at Andrean, 91-56 in 13th year overall. Mic Roessler, 11-3 in 1st year at Brebeuf Jesuit.

LAST OUTING: Andrean beat West Lafayette, 52-7. Brebeuf Jesuit beat Gibson Southern, 35-14.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Andrean 85-71, Brebeuf Jesuit 95-71.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Andrean 28, Brebeuf 14.

CLASS 4A: FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (11-3) VS COLUMBUS EAST (14-0)

GAME TIME: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WGCS, 91.1 FM).

COACHES: Chris Svarczkopf, 127-34 in 12th year at Fort Wayne Dwenger. Bob Gaddis, 134-29 in 13th year at Columbus East, 252-129 in 35th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Fort Wayne Dwenger beat East Chicago Central, 38-0. Columbus East beat New Palestine, 49-14.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Fort Wayne Dwenger 91-61, Columbus East 77-77.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.

MATT'S PICK: Columbus East 31, Bishop Dwenger 27.

CLASS 5A: WESTFIELD (12-1) VS INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (9-5)

GAME TIME: 7:05 pm ET, Friday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WGCS, 91.1 FM).

COACHES: Jake Gilbert, 20-14 in 3rd year at Westfield, 50-50 in 9th year overall. Rick Streiff, 189-57 in 19th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 210-89 in 24th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Westfield beat Concord, 35-3. Indianapolis Cathedral beat Terre Haute North, 42-20.

VS. COMMON FOES: Westfield 1-0, Indianapolis Cathedral 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Westfield 62-76, Indianapolis Cathedral 83-47.

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

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cathedral, 34-0, regional, Nov. 9, 2007.

MATT'S PICK: Cathedral 35, Westfield 23.

CLASS 6A: CARMEL (10-3) VS WARREN CENTRAL (10-3)

GAME TIME: 7:05 pm ET, Saturday, Lucas Oil Stadium, (WGCS 91.1 FM)

COACHES: Kevin Wright, 41-8 in 4th year at Carmel, 175-62 in 20th year overall. Jayson West, 10-3 in 1st year at Warren Central, 62-15 in 6th year overall.

LAST OUTING: Carmel beat Penn, 28-13. Warren Central beat Center Grove, 12-7.

VS. COMMON FOES: Carmel 7-3, Warren Central 8-2.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Carmel 84-52, Warren Central 75-64.

SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Warren Central, 11-9.

LAST MEETING: Carmel, 21-15, Oct. 4, 2013.

MATT'S PICK: Carmel 24, Warren Central 21.

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