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

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

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

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

CLASS 6A SEMISTATES

CARMEL (10-2) AT PENN (11-1)

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

COACHES: John Hebert, 10-2 in first season at Carmel. Cory Yeoman, 141-28 in 13th season at Penn.

LAST WEEK: Carmel beat Homestead, 41-7. Penn beat Merrillville, 56-38.

UP NEXT: Winner meets Center Grove (12-0) or Avon (10-2) for state championship on Nov. 28.

LAST MEETING: Carmel, 14-13, Nov. 14, 2014, semistate.

PREVIOUS SEMISTATE TITLE: Carmel (2014), Penn (2011).

AVON (10-2) AT CENTER GROVE (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Center Grove Field.

COACHES: Mark Bless, 50-20 in sixth season at Avon, 199-87 in 26th season overall. Eric Moore, 159-54 in 17th season at Center Grove, 207-59 in 21st season overall.

LAST WEEK: Avon beat Indianapolis Cathedral, 37-34, 2 overtimes. Center Grove beat Warren Central, 24-13.

UP NEXT: Winner plays Carmel (10-2) or Penn (11-1) for state championship on Nov. 28

LAST MEETING: Avon, 23-21, Oct. 22, 2004, sectional.

PREVIOUS SEMISTATE TITLE: Avon (none), Center Grove (2008).

CLASS 5A REGIONALS

MISHAWAKA (8-3) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-1)

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

COACHES: Bart Curtis, 74-26 in eighth season at Mishawaka, 185-93 in 25th season overall. Kurt Tippmann, 71-19 in seventh season at Fort Wayne Snider.

LAST WEEK: Mishawaka beat South Bend Adams, 27-6. Fort Wayne Snider beat Concord, 47-21.

UP NEXT: Mishawaka hosts Kokomo (11-0) or Westfield (7-4) for semistate. F.W. Snider hosts Kokomo or travels to Westfield.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Mishawaka (2012), F.W. Snider (2014).

WESTFIELD (7-4) AT KOKOMO (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Walter Cross Field.

COACHES: Jake Gilbert, 34-24 in fifth season at Westfield, 64-60 in 11th season overall. Brett Colby, 72-22 in ninth season at Kokomo, 187-89 in 26th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Westfield beat Lafayette Jeff, 45-27. Kokomo beat Huntington North, 57-0.

UP NEXT: Westfield hosts F.W Snider (10-1) or travels to Mishawaka (8-3) for semistate. Kokomo plays at Mishawaka or F.W. Snider.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Westfield (2013), Kokomo (none).

ZIONSVILLE (5-6) AT NEW PALESTINE (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Kelso Stadium.

COACHES: Pat Echeverria, 8-13 in second season at Zionsville, 31-27 in fifth season overall. Kyle Ralph, 39-1 in third season at New Palestine.

LAST WEEK: Zionsville beat Decatur Central, 50-32. New Palestine beat Columbus East, 24-14.

UP NEXT: Zionsville will host Bloomington South (11-0) or Castle (7-4) for semistate. New Palestine hosts Castle or travels to Bloomington South.

LAST MEETING: Zionsville, 31-14, Sep. 13, 1996.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Zionsville (2000), New Palestine (2014).

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (11-0) AT CASTLE (7-4)

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

COACHES: Mo Moriarity, 169-40 in 18th season at Bloomington South, 273-81 in 30th season overall. Doug Hurt, 77-38 in 10th season at Castle.

LAST WEEK: Bloomington South beat Terre Haute North, 35-7. Castle beat Bedford North Lawrence, 49-13.

UP NEXT: Bloomington South plays at Zionsville (5-6) or hosts New Palestine (11-0) in semistate. Castle travels to Zionsville or New Palestine.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Bloomington South (2014), Castle (1994).

CLASS 4A REGIONALS

SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (7-5) AT LOWELL (12-0)

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

COACHES: Ben Downey, 51-25 in sixth season at South Bend St. Joseph. Keith Kilmer, 42-23 in sixth season at Lowell.

LAST WEEK: South Bend St. Joseph beat South Bend Washington, 21-13. Lowell beat East Chicago Central, 34-16.

UP NEXT: St. Joseph hosts Plymouth (10-2) or F.W. Bishop Dwenger (11-1) in semistate. Lowell plays at Plymouth or F.W. Bishop Dwenger.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: St. Joseph (2011), Lowell (2009).

FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (11-1) AT PLYMOUTH (10-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, The Rockpile.

COACHES: Ernie Bojrab (interim), 11-1 in first season at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 25-28 in fifth season overall. John Barron, 98-36 in 12th season at Plymouth.

LAST WEEK: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Leo, 24-22. Plymouth beat NorthWood, 37-29.

UP NEXT: F.W. Bishop Dwenger hosts Lowell (12-0) or travels to St. Joseph (7-5) for semistate. Plymouth travels to St. Joseph or hosts Lowell.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Bishop Dwenger (2013), Plymouth (2001).

DELTA (9-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (8-4)

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

COACHES: Grant Zgunda, 167-48 in 18th season at Delta, 204-60 in 23rd season overall. Bruce Scifres, 232-87 in 26th season at Indianapolis Roncalli.

LAST WEEK: Delta beat Pendleton Heights, 46-32. Indianapolis Roncalli beat Greenwood, 35-19.

UP NEXT: Delta travels Evansville Harrison (10-2) or hosts East Central (10-2) in semistate. Roncalli plays at Evansville Harrison or East Central.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Delta (2001), Roncalli (2005).

EVANSVILLE HARRISON (10-2) AT EAST CENTRAL (10-2)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Trojan Field.

COACHES: Cory Brunson, 14-17 in third season at Evansville Harrison. Justin Roden, 22-13 in third season at East Central.

LAST WEEK: Evansville Harrison beat Jasper, 48-13. East Central beat Seymour, 58-6.

UP NEXT: Evansville Harrison hosts Delta (9-3) or Roncalli (8-4) in semistate. East Central travels to Delta or hosts Roncalli.

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Harrison (none), East Central (2005).

CLASS 3A REGIONALS

MISHAWAKA MARIAN (9-3) AT CULVER ACADEMY (7-5)

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

COACHES: Reggie Glon, 144-95 in 22nd season at Mishawaka Marian. Andy Dorrel, 102-93 in 18th season at Culver Academy.

LAST WEEK: Mishawaka Marian beat Hammond, 49-9. Culver Academy beat Garrett, 23-21.

UP NEXT: Marian hosts West Lafayette (11-1) or Bellmont (10-2) in semistate. Culver Academy travels to West Lafayette or hosts Bellmont.

LAST MEETING: Mishawaka Marian, 21-20, Oct. 11, 2002.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Marian (2012), Culver Academy (none).

WEST LAFAYETTE (11-1) AT BELLMONT (10-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Worthman Field.

COACHES: Shane Fry, 30-6 in 3rd season at West Lafayette. Larry Getts, 31-26 in 5th season at Bellmont, 50-62 in 10th season overall.

LAST WEEK: West Lafayette beat North Montgomery, 35-28. Bellmont beat Fort Wayne Luers, 21-7.

UP NEXT: West Lafayette travels to Marian (9-3) or hosts Culver Academy (7-5) in semistate. Bellmont plays at Marian or Culver Academy.

LAST MEETING: West Lafayette, 14-7, Nov. 11, 2011, regional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: West Lafayette (2013), Bellmont (2008).

BATESVILLE (11-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (8-3)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Lawrence North H.S.

COACHES: Eric Heppner, 148-82 in 20th season at Batesville. Vince Lorenzano, 148-33 in 13th season at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 208-102 in 25th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Batesville beat Lawrenceburg, 29-17. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Tri-West, 42-10.

UP NEXT: Batesville will host Gibson Southern (12-0) or Brownstown Central (10-2) in semistate. Bishop Chatard travels to Brownstown Central or hosts Gibson Southern.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 31-14, Nov. 13, 2009, regional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Batesville (1986), Bishop Chatard (2012).

BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (10-2) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (12-0)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Jack Jewell Field.

COACHES: Reed May, 228-45 in 23rd season at Brownstown Central. Nick Hart, 46-6 in 4th season at Gibson Southern.

LAST WEEK: Brownstown Central beat Southridge, 37-0. Gibson Southern beat Princeton, 49-21.

UP NEXT: Brownstown Central will host Bishop Chatard (8-3) or travel to Batesville (11-1) for semistate. Gibson Southern travels to Bishop Chatard or Batesville.

LAST MEETING: Gibson Southern, 44-29, Nov. 15, 2013, regional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Brownstown Central (2008), Gibson Southern (2013).

CLASS 2A REGIONALS

WHITING (11-1) AT BREMEN (7-5)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Don Bunge Field.

COACHES: Jeff Cain, 162-76 in 22nd season at Whiting. Bob Holmes, 51-24 in sixth season at Bremen, 117-95 in 20th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Whiting beat Knox, 31-21. Bremen beat Lewis Cass, 48-21.

UP NEXT: Whiting plays at Winchester (10-2) or hosts Woodlan (12-0) in semistate. Bremen travels to Winchester or Woodlan.

LAST MEETING: Bremen, 40-14, Nov. 6, 1992, sectional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Whiting (1996), Bremen (2011).

WINCHESTER (10-2) AT WOODLAN (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Leland Etzler Field.

COACHES: Mike Jones, 33-13 in fourth season at Winchester. Sherwood Haydock, 32-24 in fifth season at Woodlan, 165-143 in 28th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Winchester beat Eastbrook, 44-28. Woodlan beat Whitko, 22-19.

UP NEXT: Winchester hosts Whiting (11-1) or Bremen (7-5) in semistate. Woodlan travels to Whiting or hosts Bremen

LAST MEETING: First meeting.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Winchester (noon), Woodlan (1988).

INDIANAPOLIS HOWE (9-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (7-5)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, U. of Indianapolis.

COACHES: Craig Chambers, 22-12 in third season at Indianapolis Howe. Ott Hurrle, 161-123 in 24th season at Indianapolis Scecina, 162-132 in 26th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Indianapolis Howe beat Triton Central, 50-10. Indianapolis Scecina beat Heritage Christian, 40-7.

UP NEXT: Howe travels to Evansville Mater Dei (12-0) or hosts Monrovia (11-1) in semistate. Scecina plays at Monrovia or Mater Dei.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Scecina, 26-12, Aug. 19, 2011.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Howe (none), Scecina (2012).

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (12-0) AT MONROVIA (11-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET Saturday, Monrovia Field.

COACHES: Mike Goebel, 196-51 in 19th season at Evansville Mater Dei. Kevin Hutchins, 59-27 in seventh season at Monrovia, 76-60 in 12th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Evansville Mater Dei beat North Posey, 49-7. Monrovia beat North Putnam, 50-0.

UP NEXT: Mater Dei hosts Indianapolis Scecina (7-5) or Indianapolis Howe (9-3) in semistate. Monrovia travels to Howe or hosts Scecina.

LAST MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 42-18, Nov. 22, 2014, semistate.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Mater Dei (2014), Monrovia (2014).

CLASS 1A REGIONALS

PIONEER (12-0) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (12-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, LaRocca Field.

COACHES: Mike Johnson, 214-77 in 25th season at Pioneer. Kevin O'Shea, 99-9 in eighth season at Lafayette Central Catholic, 199-72 in 23rd season overall.

LAST WEEK: Pioneer beat North Judson, 56-18. Lafayette Central Catholic beat Clinton Prairie, 51-0.

UP NEXT: Pioneer hosts Adams Central (11-1) or Northfield (7-5) for semistate. Lafayette Catholic plays at Northfield or hosts Adams Central.

LAST MEETING: Lafayette Central Catholic, 38-7, Nov. 2, 2012, sectional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Pioneer (2014), Lafayette Catholic (2014).

NORTHFIELD (7-5) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (11-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Jets Stadium.

COACHES: Brandon Baker, 17-15 in third season at Northfield, 56-90 in 14th season overall. Michael Mosser, 46-33 in seventh season at Adams Central.

LAST WEEK: Northfield beat LaVille, 24-21. Adams Central beat Monroe Central, 28-12.

UP NEXT: Northfield travels to Pioneer (12-0) or hosts Lafayette Central Catholic (12-0) in semistate. Adams Central plays at Pioneer or Lafayette Central Catholic.

LAST MEETING: Adams Central, 28-3, Oct. 19, 2007, sectional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Northfield (none), Adams Central (2005).

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (8-4) AT NORTH VERMILLION (11-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Gibson Field.

COACHES: Dave Pasch, 55-38 in eighth season at Indianapolis Lutheran, 120-95 in 19th season overall. Brian Crabtree, 48-3 in fourth season at North Vermillion, 83-42 in 11th season overall.

LAST WEEK: Indianapolis Lutheran beat Cambridge City Lincoln, 56-26. North Vermillion beat South Putnam, 48-20.

UP NEXT: Lutheran hosts Linton-Stockton (11-1) or West Washington (11-0) in semistate. North Vermillion travels to Linton-Stockton or hosts West Washington.

LAST MEETING: North Vermillion, 37-19, Nov. 21, 2014, semistate.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Lutheran (2014), North Vermillion (2014).

LINTON-STOCKTON (11-1) AT WEST WASHINGTON (11-0)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Art Sanders Field.

COACHES: Brian Oliver, 35-4 in third season at Linton-Stockton. Phillip Bowsman, 58-40 in ninth season at West Washington.

LAST WEEK: Linton-Stockton beat North Central (Farmersburg), 74-0. West Washington beat North Decatur, 14-6.

UP NEXT: Linton-Stockton travels to Indianapolis Lutheran (8-4) or hosts North Vermillion (11-1) in semistate. West Washington plays at Lutheran or North Vermillion.

LAST MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 28-0, Nov. 9, 2012, regional.

PREVIOUS REGIONAL TITLE: Linton-Stockton (2013), West Washington (1994).

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