CLASS 6A SECTIONAL 2
PENN (10-0) AT LAPORTE (9-1)
KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. CDT, Kiwanis Field.
COACHES: Cory Yeoman, 152-29 in 14th season at Penn. Dave Sharpe, 15-5 in second season at LaPorte, 27-15 in fourth season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Penn beat Valparaiso, 35-7. LaPorte beat Chesterton, 17-7.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Penn, 49-21, on Oct. 23, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Penn will host Crown Point or Merrillville in regional final. LaPorte travels to Crown Point or hosts Merrillville.
DID YOU KNOW: Penn is going after its fourth straight sectional crown and 23rd overall.
HOMESTEAD (8-2) AT WARSAW (6-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Fisher Field.
COACHES: Chad Zolman, 109-34 in 13th season at Homestead. Phil Jensen, 98-79 in 17th season at Warsaw, 127-91 in 21st season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Homestead beat Fort Wayne Northrop, 66-31. Warsaw beat Carroll (Fort Wayne), 23-13.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Homestead, 63-7, on August 24, 2012.
UP NEXT: Homestead hosts Carmel or travels to Fishers in regional final. Warsaw plays at Carmel or Fishers.
DID YOU KNOW: In their last post-season matchup in 2008, Warsaw was a 10-7 winner over Homestead.
AVON (6-4) AT BEN DAVIS (7-3)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Giants Stadium.
COACHES: Mark Bless, 56-25 in seventh season at Avon, 205-92 in 27th season overall. Mike Kirschner, 79-35 in 10th season at Ben Davis, 93-61 in 14th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Avon beat Pike, 39-20. Ben Davis beat Brownsburg, 49-13.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Ben Davis, 38-7, on August 26, 2016.
UP NEXT: Avon hosts Indianapolis Cathedral or travels to Lawrence Central in regional final. Ben Davis travels to Lawrence Central or Indianapolis Cathedral.
DID YOU KNOW: This is the fourth year in a row Avon and Ben Davis have met in the playoffs.
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (6-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (6-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Indianapolis Tech High School.
COACHES: Bill Peebles, 6-4 in first season at Lawrence Central, 68-60 in 12th season overall. Rick Streiff, 213-70 in 22nd season at Indianapolis Cathedral, 234-102 in 27th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Lawrence Central beat North Central (Indianapolis), 43-13. Indianapolis Cathedral beat Lawrence North, 41-38, overtime.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Cathedral, 43-22, on October 23, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Lawrence Central entertains Avon or Ben Davis in regional final. Cathedral hosts Ben Davis or plays at Avon.
DID YOU KNOW: Cathedral is looking for its 11th straight sectional title.
CENTER GROVE (9-1) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (9-1)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Andress Field.
COACHES: Eric Moore, 170-55 in 18th season at Center Grove, 218-60 in 22nd season overall. Tim Bless, 113-78 in 17th season at Columbus North, 125-87 in 19th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Center Grove beat Jeffersonville, 62-6. Columbus North beat New Albany, 52-6.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Center Grove, 34-7, on Oct. 23, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Center Grove entertains Southport or Warren Central in regional final. Columbus North hosts Southport or travels to Warren Central.
DID YOU KNOW: Columbus North is trying to snap a four-game losing streak to Center Grove.
CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 9
MICHIGAN CITY (7-3) AT MISHAWAKA (9-2)
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Steele Stadium.
COACHES: Phil Mason, 7-3 in first season at Michigan City, 120-64 in 16th season overall. Bart Curtis, 83-29 in ninth season at Mishawaka, 194-96 in 26th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Michigan City beat Elkhart Central, 49-33. Mishawaka beat South Bend Adams, 43-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Mishawaka, 34-15, on October 27, 2000 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Michigan City hosts Goshen or Fort Wayne Snider in regional final. Mishawaka travels to Fort Wayne Snider or hosts Goshen.
DID YOU KNOW: Before taking over at Michigan City, Phil Mason guided Andrean to the Class 3A state title in 2013 and a state runner-up finish in 2014.
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-0) AT GOSHEN (8-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Foreman Field.
COACHES: Kurt Tippmann, 84-19 in eighth season at Fort Wayne Snider. Kyle Park, 13-17 in third season at Goshen.
LAST CONTEST: Fort Wayne Snider beat Concord, 56-3. Goshen beat Fort Wayne North, 49-7.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Snider, 42-10, on October 30, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Fort Wayne Snider hosts Mishawaka or travels to Michigan City in regional final. Goshen plays at Mishawaka or Michigan City.
DID YOU KNOW: Goshen has not celebrated a sectional championship since 2000.
MCCUTCHEON (8-2) AT WESTFIELD (8-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Stanley Stadium.
COACHES: Ken Frauhiger, 38-66 in 10th season at McCutcheon. Jake Gilbert, 42-27 in sixth season at Westfield, 72-63 in 12th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: McCutcheon beat Harrison (West Lafayette), 29-12. Westfield beat Lafayette Jeff, 38-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Westfield, 28-7, on October 31, 2014 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: McCutcheon entertains Kokomo or Muncie Central in regional final. Westfield travels to Muncie Central or hosts Kokomo.
DID YOU KNOW: Westfield is looking for its eighth consecutive victory over McCutcheon.
MUNCIE CENTRAL (7-3) AT KOKOMO (7-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Cross Field.
COACHES: Adam Morris, 12-8 in second season at Muncie Central. Brett Colby, 80-25 in 10th season at Kokomo, 195-92 in 27th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Muncie Central beat Anderson, 46-14. Kokomo beat Huntington North, 24-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Kokomo, 20-15, on October 30, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Muncie Central hosts Westfield or plays at McCutcheon in regional final. Kokomo travels to McCutcheon or Westfield.
DID YOU KNOW: Muncie Central has registered back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2005 and 2006.
CASTLE (7-3) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (7-3)
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Scott Field.
COACHES: Doug Hurt, 85-42 in 11th season at Castle. Brian Glesing, 62-47 in 10th season at Floyd Central, 102-77 in 16th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Castle beat Evansville North, 21-14. Floyd Central beat Bedford North Lawrence, 40-34.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Castle, 56-12, on October 19, 2012 in sectional opener.
UP NEXT: Castle entertains Bloomington South or travels to Terre Haute North in regional final. Floyd Central plays at Terre Haute North or Bloomington South.
DID YOU KNOW: Floyd Central got past Castle, 42-32, to capture its last sectional crown in 2009.
CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 18
HOBART (9-2) AT NEW PRAIRIE (9-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Amzie Miller Field.
COACHES: Ryan Turley, 33-30 in sixth season at Hobart. Russ Radtke, 49-11 in fifth season at New Prairie, 339-131 in 40th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Hobart beat Kankakee Valley, 55-21. New Prairie beat Andrean, 28-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.
UP NEXT: Hobart entertains Munster or Lowell in regional final. New Prairie travels to Lowell or hosts Munster.
DID YOU KNOW: Russ Radtke needs one more victory to move into third place in Indiana behind Larry "Bud" Wright of Sheridan (401 wins) and Jasper's Jerry Brewer (368 wins).
NORTHWOOD (11-0) AT EAST NOBLE (8-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, East Noble Field.
COACHES: Nate Andrews, 25-9 in third season at NorthWood, 65-48 in 10th season overall. Luke Amstutz, 39-14 in fifth season at East Noble, 65-29 in ninth season overall.
LAST CONTEST: NorthWood beat Northridge, 44-13. East Noble beat Plymouth, 40-22.
PREVIOUS MEETING: NorthWood, 42-28, on October 23, 2015 in sectional opener.
UP NEXT: NorthWood hosts New Haven or travels to Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger in regional final. East Noble plays at New Haven or Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
DID YOU KNOW: Luke Amstutz previously coached at Angola before coming to East Noble in 2012.
FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (8-3) AT NEW HAVEN (10-0)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Young Field.
COACHES: Chris Svarczkopf, 139-44 in 14th season at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger. Jim Rowland, 104-77 in 16th season at New Haven.
LAST CONTEST: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Mississinewa, 56-2. New Haven beat Fort Wayne South, 51-19.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 37-6, on October 30, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Bishop Dwenger entertains NorthWood or East Noble in regional final. New Haven travels to NorthWood or hosts East Noble.
DID YOU KNOW: New Haven's lowest offensive output is 42 points (42-0) in its opener against Heritage.
EAST CENTRAL (9-2) AT SEYMOUR (8-3)
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Bulleitt Stadium.
COACHES: Justin Roden, 33-16 in fourth season at East Central. Josh Shattuck, 15-28 in fourth season at Seymour, 33-47 in eighth season overall.
LAST CONTEST: East Central beat Franklin County, 30-20. Seymour beat Jennings County, 43-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: East Central, 58-6, on November 6, 2015 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: East Central plays at Evansville Reitz or hosts Evansville Harrison in regional final. Seymour travels to Evansville Reitz or Evansville Harrison.
DID YOU KNOW: Seymour is enjoying its first winning season since going 8-3 in 2005.
EVANSVILLE REITZ (10-1) AT EVANSVILLE HARRISON (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Romain Stadium.
COACHES: Andy Hape, 38-9 in fourth season at Evansville Reitz. Cory Brunson, 21-22 in fourth season at Evansville Harrison.
LAST CONTEST: Evansville Reitz beat Evansville Central, 34-7. Evansville Harrison beat Boonville, 48-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Evansville Reitz, 23-6, on September 16, 2016.
UP NEXT: Reitz hosts East Central or Seymour in regional final. Harrison goes to East Central or entertains Seymour.
DID YOU KNOW: Before taking over at Evansville Harrison, Cory Brunson was an assistant coach at Evansville Reitz.
CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 25
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (10-1) AT GRIFFITH (8-3)
KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. CDT, The Boneyard.
COACHES: Reggie Glon, 155-97 in 23rd season at Mishawaka Marian. Ben Geffert, 12-10 in second season at Griffith.
LAST CONTEST: Mishawaka Marian beat Hanover Central, 43-6. Griffith beat Rensselaer Central, 28-21.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Griffith, 42-14, on September 13, 2002.
UP NEXT: Marian hosts Garrett or Jimtown in regional final. Griffith entertains Garrett or travels to Jimtown.
DID YOU KNOW: Reggie Glon is a graduate of Marian's rival, South Bend St. Joseph High School.
JIMTOWN (7-4) AT GARRETT (10-1)
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Memorial Field.
COACHES: Mike. Campbell, 86-27 in ninth season at Jimtown. Chris DePew, 38-17 in fifth season at Garrett, 115-59 in 16th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Jimtown beat West Noble, 27-3. Garrett beat Culver Academy, 28-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Garrett, 24-7, on October 30, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Jimtown plays at Mishawaka Marian or hosts Griffith in regional final. Garrett travels to Mishawaka Marian or Griffith.
DID YOU KNOW: Since the current playoff format was introduced, Jimtown is one of two teams (Penn being the other) to never lose an opening round game.
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (9-2) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (6-5)
KICKOFF: 7 pm ET, Luers Field.
COACHES: Tim Mannigel, 30-45 in seventh season at Fort Wayne Concordia. Kyle Lindsay, 27-23 in fourth season at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
LAST CONTEST: Fort Wayne Concordia beat Bellmont, 47-7. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers beat Peru, 48-12.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Concordia, 34-16, on September 9, 2016.
UP NEXT: Concordia hosts West Lafayette or Twin Lakes in regional final. Bishop Luers goes to West Lafayette or entertains Twin Lakes.
DID YOU KNOW: Fort Wayne Concordia captured its last sectional title in 2013 with a 42-21 decision over Bishop Luers.
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (10-1) AT SOUTHRIDGE (10-1)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Raider Field.
COACHES: Reed May, 238-47 in 24th season at Brownstown Central. Scott Buening, 35-12 in fourth season at Southridge, 47-40 in eighth season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Brownstown Central beat Salem, 46-10. Southridge beat North Harrison, 24-7.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Brownstown Central, 37-0, on November 6, 2015 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: Brownstown Central hosts Evansville Memorial or Sullivan in regional final. Southridge goes to Evansville Memorial or entertains Sullivan.
DID YOU KNOW: Going back to the 2000 campaign, Brownstown Central has recorded 10 or more wins 13 times.
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (8-3) AT SULLIVAN (10-1)
KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Sportland Field.
COACHES: John Hurley, 58-51 in ninth season at Evansville Memorial. Trent Olson, 58-45 in 10th season at Sullivan, 76-69 in 14th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Evansville Memorial beat Washington, 48-23. Sullivan beat Vincennes Lincoln, 42-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Evansville Memorial, 40-21, on October 31, 2003, in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Evansville Memorial plays host to Southridge or travels to Brownstown Central in regional final. Sullivan goes to Brownstown Central or Southridge.
DID YOU KNOW: Sullivan's lone setback came to Linton-Stockton (48-7) on August 26.
CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 33
WHITING (10-1) AT KNOX (9-2)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Community Field.
COACHES: Jeff Cain, 174-78 in 23rd season at Whiting. John Hendryx, 15-8 in second season at Knox, 190-84 in 24th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Whiting beat North Newton, 21-12. Knox beat River Forest, 12-7.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Whiting, 31-21, on November 6, 2015 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: Whiting hosts Winamac or travels to Bremen in regional final. Knox plays Winamac or Bremen.
DID YOU KNOW: Whiting has won 10 straight road games dating back to last season.
BREMEN (8-3) AT WINAMAC (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Roudebush Field.
COACHES: Jordan Leeper, 8-3 in first season at Bremen. Tim Roth, 242-141 in 36th season at Winamac.
LAST CONTEST: Bremen beat Manchester, 41-6. Winamac beat Oak Hill, 35-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Bremen, 27-7, on November 7, 1997 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: Bremen entertains Whiting or Knox in regional final. Winamac goes to Whiting or hosts Knox.
DID YOU KNOW: Bremen did not play a team in Class 2A during the regular season.
CHURUBUSCO (9-2) AT SOUTH ADAMS (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Starfield Field.
COACHES: Paul Sade, 29-14 in fourth season at Churubusco. Grant Moser, 8-13 in second season at South Adams.
LAST CONTEST: Churubusco beat Whitko, 20-6. South Adams beat Woodlan, 20-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Churubusco, 34-3, on October 23, 2015 in sectional opener.
UP NEXT: Churubusco goes to Eastbrook or hosts Elwood in regional final. South Adams travels to Eastbrook or Elwood.
DID YOU KNOW: South Adams won back-to-back Class 1A sectional crowns in 2013 and 2014.
LAPEL (8-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Marian University.
COACHES: Tim Miller, 23-32 in fifth season at Lapel. Ty Hunt, 113-30 in 11th season at Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
LAST CONTEST: Lapel beat Park Tudor, 49-18. Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter beat Indianapolis Scecina, 20-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 63-0, on August 31, 2012.
UP NEXT: Lapel travels to Milan or hosts Triton central in regional final. Cardinal Ritter goes to Triton Central or Milan.
DID YOU KNOW: Since starting 0-3, Cardinal Ritter has six games in a row and seven of its last eight contests.
MILAN (9-2) AT TRITON CENTRAL (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Triton Central Field.
COACHES: Ryan Langferman, 62-42 in ninth season at Milan. Tim Able, 34-14 in fourth season at Triton Central, 159-112 in 24th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Milan beat Indianapolis Howe, 63-35. Triton Central beat Eastern Hancock, 7-0.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Triton Central, 31-6, on November 7, 2014 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: Milan entertains Lapel or Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter in regional final. Triton Central plays at Lapel or hosts Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter.
DID YOU KNOW: Ryan Langferman is the principal at Milan High School.
CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 43
LAVILLE (10-1) AT SOUTHWOOD (8-3)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Wagoner Field.
COACHES: Will Hostrawser, 32-13 in fourth season at LaVille. Dave Snyder, 34-32 in sixth season at Southwood.
LAST CONTEST: LaVille beat Culver, 42-14. Southwood beat Triton, 39-20.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Southwood, 34-0, on November 15, 2002 in regional final.
UP NEXT: LaVille hosts Adams Central or Monroe Central in regional final. Southwood goes to Monroe Central or entertains Adams Central.
DID YOU KNOW: Will Hostrawser used to be the head baseball coach at John Glenn.
MONROE CENTRAL (11-0) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (10-1)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Jets Stadium.
COACHES: John Hochstetler, 34-21 in fifth season at Monroe Central, 121-104 in 20th season overall. Michael Mosser, 56-35 in eighth season at Adams Central.
LAST CONTEST: Monroe Central beat Tri-Central, 42-0. Adams Central beat Shenandoah, 35-24.
PREVIOUS MEETING: Adams Central, 28-12, on November 6, 2015 in sectional final.
UP NEXT: Monroe Central entertains Southwood or plays at LaVille in regional final. Adams Central goes to LaVille or Southwood.
DID YOU KNOW: Monroe Central has only been playing in the state tournament since 2010.
NORTH VERMILLION (9-2) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (10-1)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Mustang Stadium.
COACHES: Brian Crabtree, 58-6 in fifth season at North Vermillion, 93-45 in 12th season overall. Raymond Jones, 18-4 in second season at Fountain Central.
LAST CONTEST: North Vermillion beat Covenant Christian, 37-21. Fountain Central beat Sheridan, 38-7.
PREVIOUS MEETING: North Vermillion, 20-14, on October 7, 2016.
UP NEXT: North Vermillion entertains Indianapolis Lutheran or Hagerstown in regional final. Fountain Central goes to Indianapolis Lutheran or hosts Hagerstown.
DID YOU KNOW: Fountain Central has not had a losing season since going 3-7 in 2008.
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (8-3) AT HAGERSTOWN (7-4)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Hagerstown Field.
COACHES: Dave Pasch, 63-42 in ninth season at Indianapolis Lutheran, 128-99 in 20th season overall. Scott Snodgrass, 32-30 in sixth season at Hagerstown, 41-90 in 13th season overall.
LAST CONTEST: Indianapolis Lutheran beat Tri, 63-8. Hagerstown beat Knightstown, 55-10.
PREVIOUS MEETINGL First meeting.
UP NEXT: Lutheran plays at North Vermillion or hosts Fountain Central in regional final. Hagerstown goes to Fountain Central or North Vermillion.
DID YOU KNOW: prior to coming to Hagerstown, Scott Snodgrass coached at Connersville.
EASTERN GREENE (9-2) AT WEST WASHINGTON (11-0)
KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Sanders Field.
COACHES: Joey Paridaen, 22-10 in third season at Eastern Greene, 24-28 in fifth season overall. Phillip Bowsman, 69-41 in 10th season at West Washington.
LAST CONTEST: Eastern Greene beat South Decatur, 54-37. West Washington beat North Decatur, 64-14.
PREVIOUS MEETING: West Washington, 34-21, on October 30, 2015 in sectional semifinal.
UP NEXT: Eastern Greene plays host to Linton-Stockton or North Central (Farmersburg) in regional final. West Washington welcomes North Central (Farmersburg) or travels Linton-Stockton.
DID YOU KNOW: In search of its first sectional title, Eastern Greene is competing in its first championship game.