THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S TOP GAMES – 2015 PLAYOFFS WEEK FIVE

THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S TOP GAMES – 2015 PLAYOFFS WEEK FIVE

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S TOP GAMES – 2015 PLAYOFFS WEEK FIVE

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

CLASS 5A SEMISTATES

NO. 4 KOKOMO (12-0) AT NO. 5 FORT WAYNE SNIDER (11-1)

KICKOFF: 7:30 pm ET, Friday, Wayne Stadium.

COACHES: Brett Colby, 73-22 in ninth season at Kokomo, 188-89 in 26th season overall. Kurt Tippmann, 72-19 in seventh season at Fort Wayne Snider.

LAST WEEK: Kokomo beat Westfield, 21-19. Fort Wayne Snider beat Mishawaka, 42-32.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Snider, 52-28, Nov. 4, 2011, sectional.

ALL-TIME SERIES: F.W. Snider 4-0.                   

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Kokomo (none), F.W. Snider (2012).

DID YOU KNOW: Kokomo won its first-ever regional title last week and first sectional since 1985 earlier.

CASTLE (8-4) AT NO. 1 NEW PALESTINE (12-0)

KICKOFF: 6 pm ET, Saturday, Kelso Stadium.

COACHES: Doug Hurt, 78-38 in 10th season at Castle. Kyle Ralph, 40-1 in third season at New Palestine.

LAST WEEK: Castle beat Bloomington South, 45-26. New Palestine beat Zionsville, 49-21.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Castle (1994), New Palestine (2014).

DID YOU KNOW: New Palestine's only loss over the past three seasons was a 49-14 setback to Columbus East in the 2013 Class 4A semistate.

CLASS 4A SEMISTATES

NO. 3 FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (12-1) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (8-5)

GAME TIME:  7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Father Bly Field.

COACHES: Ernie Bojrab (interim), 12-1 in first season at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 26-28 in fifth season overall. Ben Downey, 52-25 in sixth season at South Bend St. Joseph.

LAST WEEK: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Plymouth, 8-0. South Bend St. Joseph beat Lowell, 7-6.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 21-6, Oct. 17, 1992.

ALL-TIME SERIES: F.W. Bishop Dwenger 4-0.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: F.W. Bishop Dwenger (2013), St. Joseph (2011).

DIDYOU KNOW: St. Joseph has won three of its four semistate titles at home.

NO. 10 INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (9-4) AT NO. 9 EAST CENTRAL (11-2)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Friday, Trojan Field.

COACHES: Bruce Scifres, 233-87 in 26th season at Indianapolis Roncalli. Justin Roden, 23-13 in third season at East Central.

LAST WEEK: Indianapolis Roncalli beat Delta, 49-12. East Central beat Evansville Harrison, 42-28.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 31-10, Oct. 16, 2015.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Roncalli 7-3.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Roncalli (2005), East Central (1994).

DID YOU KNOW: With its win over Delta, Roncalli celebrated its 100th career post-season triumph.

CLASS 3A SEMISTATES

NO. 3 WEST LAFAYETTE (12-1) AT NO. 13 MISHAWAKA MARIAN (10-3)

GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Otolski Field.

COACHES: Shane Fry, 31-6 in third season at West Lafayette. Reggie Glon, 145-95 in 22nd season at Mishawaka Marian.

LAST WEEK: West Lafayette beat Bellmont, 28-21. Mishawaka Marian beat Culver Academy, 21-14.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: West Lafayette (2009), Marian (none).

DID YOU KNOW: Marian won state titles in 1973, 1975, and 1976.

NO. 1 GIBSON SOUTHERN (13-0) AT NO. 5 INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (9-3)

KICKOFF: 6 pm ET, Saturday, Lawrence North H.S.

COACHES: Nick Hart, 47-6 in fourth season at Gibson Southern. Vince Lorenzano, 149-33 in 13th season at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 209-102 in 25th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Gibson Southern beat Brownstown Central, 56-7. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Batesville, 33-0.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 59-7, Nov. 17, 2012, semistate.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Bishop Chatard 1-0.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Gibson Southern (none), Bishop Chatard (2012).

DID YOU KNOW: Bishop Chatard is 12-1 in state championship games, losing 7-0 to NorthWood in 2005.

CLASS 2A SEMISTATES

NO. 4 WOODLAN (13-0) AT NO. 6 WHITING (12-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Saturday, Ray Gallivan Stadium.

COACHES: Sherwood Haydock, 33-24 in fifth season at Woodlan, 166-143 in 28th season overall. Jeff Cain, 163-76 in 22nd season at Whiting.

LAST WEEK: Woodlan beat Winchester, 29-26. Whiting beat Bremen, 28-21.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Woodlan (1981), Whiting (none).

DID YOU KNOW: Sherwood Haydock coached at Whiting from 1988-1994.

NO. 3 MONROVIA (12-1) AT NO. 8 INDIANAPOLIS HOWE (10-3)

KICKOFF: 7 pm ET, Friday, Indianapolis Tech H.S.

COACHES: Kevin Hutchins, 60-27 in seventh season at Monrovia, 77-60 in 12th season overall. Craig Chambers, 23-12 in third season at Indianapolis Howe.

LAST WEEK: Monrovia beat Evansville Mater Dei, 40-20. Indianapolis Howe beat Indianapolis Scecina, 26-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Monrovia (2009), Howe (none).

DID YOU KNOW: Howe is the first Indianapolis public school to play in the semistate since Washington in 1994.

CLASS 1A SEMISTATES

NO. 1 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (13-0) AT NO. 11 NORTHFIELD (8-5)

KICKOFF: 7 pm ET, Friday, Wilber Dawes Field.

COACHES: Kevin O'Shea, 100-9 in eighth season at Lafayette Central Catholic, 200-72 in 23rd season overall. Brandon Baker, 18-15 in third season at Northfield, 57-90 in 14th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Lafayette Central Catholic beat Pioneer, 31-14. Northfield beat Adams Central, 21-13.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: Lafayette Central Catholic (2012), Northfield (none).

DID YOU KNOW: Northfield's lone loss on the field was a 19-7 decision to Whitko. The other four setbacks came as a result of having to forfeit four games because of the use of an ineligible player.

NO. 5 NORTH VERMILLION (12-1) AT NO. 3 LINTON-STOCKTON (12-1)

KICKOFF: 7:30 pm ET, Friday, Roy Williams Field.

COACHES: Brian Crabtree, 49-3 in fourth season at North Vermillion, 84-42 in 11th season overall. Brian Oliver, 36-4 in third season at Linton-Stockton.

LAST WEEK: North Vermillion beat Indianapolis Lutheran, 55-37. Linton-Stockton beat West Washington, 35-13.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 21-7, Sep. 11, 2015.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Tied 1-1.

LAST SEMISTATE CROWN: North Vermillion (2014), Linton-Stockton (none).

DID YOU KNOW: Linton-Stockton is actually unbeaten on the field. They had to forfeit a 45-0 blanking of North Daviess because of the use of an ineligible player.

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