The Indiana Football Digest's Top Games - 2016 Sectionals Round Two

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea

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CLASS 6A SECTIONAL 3

CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (6-3) AT WARSAW (5-4)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Fisher Field.

COACHES: Doug Dinan, 56-24 in seventh season at Carroll (Fort Wayne). Phil Jensen, 97-79 in 17th season at Warsaw, 126-91 in 21st season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Carroll (Fort Wayne) beat Fort Wayne Wayne, 23-6. Warsaw lost to Concord, 45-38.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Carroll (Fort Wayne), 49-21, on October 23, 2015 in Class 6A sectional semifinal.

UP NEXT: Carroll hosts Fort Wayne Northrop or Homestead in sectional final. Warsaw travels to Fort Wayne Northrop or hosts Homestead.

DID YOU KNOW: Warsaw has never won a sectional championship.

SECTIONAL 4

CARMEL (5-4) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (6-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Royal Stadium.

COACHES: John Hebert, 15-7 in second season at Carmel. Scott May, 83-27 in 10th season at Hamilton Southeastern, 86-46 in 12th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Carmel beat Lawrence Central, 35-20. Hamilton Southeastern lost to Brownsburg, 35-24.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Hamilton Southeastern, 27-21, on August 19, 2016.

UP NEXT: Carmel travels to Noblesville or hosts Fishers in sectional final. Hamilton Southeastern plays at Noblesville or Fishers.

DID YOU KNOW: Going back to the 2000 season, Hamilton Southeastern has had just one losing campaign (4-6 in 2014).

SECTIONAL 5

BEN DAVIS (6-3) AT BROWNSBURG (8-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Roard Stadium.

COACHES: Mike Kirschner, 78-35 in 10th season at Ben Davis, 92-61 in 14th season overall. John Hart, 8-1 in first season at Brownsburg, 276-83 in 32nd season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Ben Davis beat North Central (Indianapolis), 56-20. Brownsburg beat Hamilton Southeastern, 35-24.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Ben Davis, 38-31, 2OT, on October 28, 2011 in Class 5A sectional semifinal.

UP NEXT: Ben Davis entertains Avon or Indianapolis Pike in sectional final. Brownsburg plays at Avon or hosts Indianapolis Pike.

DID YOU KNOW: John Hart led Evansville Reitz to a state title in 2007 and Warren Central in 2009.

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 9

SOUTH BEND ADAMS (6-3) AT MISHAWAKA (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Steele Stadium.

COACHES: Antwon Jones, 6-3 in first season at South Bend Adams, 45-47 in ninth season overall. Bart Curtis, 82-29 in ninth season at Mishawaka, 193-96 in 26th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: South Bend Adams beat South Bend St. Joseph, 33-23. Mishawaka beat Elkhart Memorial, 42-13.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Mishawaka, 42-13, on September. 9, 2016.

UP NEXT: Adams travels to Elkhart Central or hosts Michigan City in sectional final. Mishawaka hosts Michigan City or plays at Elkhart Central.

DID YOU KNOW: Before coming to Mishawaka, Bart Curtis previously coached at Maconaquah (1991-96) and New Prairie (1997-2007).

SECTIONAL 10

CONCORD (6-3) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (9-0)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Spuller Stadium.

COACHES: Craig Koehler, 14-6 in second season at Concord. Kurt Tippmann, 83-19 in eighth season at Fort Wayne Snider.

LAST CONTEST: Concord beat Warsaw, 45-38. Fort Wayne Snider beat Fort Wayne Luers, 52-27.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Snider, 47-21, on November 6, 2015 in Class 5A sectional final.

UP NEXT: Concord entertains Fort Wayne North or Goshen in sectional final. Fort Wayne Snider hosts Fort Wayne North or travels to Goshen.

DID YOU KNOW: Fort Wayne Snider has scored 41 or more points in six of its nine games.

SECTIONAL 11

MCCUTCHEON (7-2) AT HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (6-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Richard Field.

COACHES: Ken Frauhiger, 37-66 in 10th season at McCutcheon. Terry Peebles, 17-13 in third season at Harrison (West Lafayette).

LAST CONTEST: McCutcheon beat Marion, 35-7. Harrison (West Lafayette) beat Richmond, 68-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Harrison (West Lafayette), 23-20, on September 30, 2016.

UP NEXT: McCutcheon plays at Westfield or entertains Lafayette Jeff in sectional final. Harrison travels to Westfield or Lafayette Jeff.

DID YOU KNOW: Harrison went through a 38-game losing between the 2010 and 1014 seasons.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 18

ANDREAN (5-5) AT NEW PRAIRIE (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Amzie Miller Field.

COACHES: Chris Skinner, 5-5 in first season at Andrean. Russ Radtke, 48-11 in fifth season at New Prairie, 338-131 in 40th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Andrean beat South Bend St. Joseph, 30-13. New Prairie beat South Bend Riley, 42-14.

PREVIOUS MEETING: New Prairie, 38-28, on September 2, 2016.

UP NEXT: Andrean and New Prairie will host Hobart or Kankakee Valley in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: In 2014, Andrean was Class 3A state runner-up and New Prairie was Class 4A state runner-up.

SECTIONAL 20

MISSISSINEWA (10-0) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (7-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, University of Saint Francis.

COACHES: Curt Funk, 46-28 in seventh season at Mississinewa. Chris Svarczkopf, 138-44 in 14th season at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

LAST CONTEST: Mississinewa beat Logansport, 49-6. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Marion, 22-14.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

UP NEXT: Mississinewa travels to New Haven or hosts Fort Wayne South in sectional final. Bishop Dwenger plays at New Haven or entertains Fort Wayne South.

DID YOU KNOW: Chris Svarczkopf missed last season battling lymphoma.

SECTIONAL 21

INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (10-0) AT LEBANON (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Lebanon Field.

COACHES: Bruce Scifres, 243-88 in 27th season at Indianapolis Roncalli. Neil Kazmierczak, 11-10 in second season at Lebanon.

LAST CONTEST: Indianapolis Roncalli beat Northview, 35-14. Lebanon beat Beech Grove, 62-48.

PREVIOUST MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 28-14, on October 30, 2015 in Class 4A sectional semifinal.

UP NEXT: Roncalli and Lebanon travel to Mooresville or Greenwood in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: Neil Kazmierczak was the head coach at Earlham College from 2012-14.

SECTIONAL 24

EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (9-1) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (9-1)

KICKOFF: 6 p.m. CDT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Andy Owen, 67-42 in 10th season at Evansville Central. Andy Hape, 37-9 in fourth season at Evansville Reitz.

LAST CONTEST: Evansville Central beat Owen Valley, 41-13. Evansville Reitz beat Evansville Bosse, 48-8.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Evansville Reitz, 38-28, on September 9, 2016.

UP NEXT: Evansville Central and Evansville Reitz travel to Evansville Harrison or Boonville in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: Andy Owen is also Evansville Central's athletic director.

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 25

HANOVER CENTRAL (10-0) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (9-1)

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Otolski Field.

COACHES: Pete Koulianos, 16-4 in second season at Hanover Central. Reggie Glon, 154-97 in 23rd season at Mishawaka Marian.

LAST CONTEST: Hanover Central beat Hammond, 49-12. Mishawaka Marian beat Wheeler, 57-8.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

UP NEXT: Hanover Central will host Griffith or Rensselaer Central in sectional final. Marian will travel to Rensselaer Central or Griffith.

DID YOU KNOW: Marian was Class 1A state champion in 1973 and Class 2A champs in 1975 and 1976.

SECTIONAL 26

GARRETT (9-1) AT CULVER ACADEMY (7-3)

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, Oliver Field.

COACHES: Chris DePew, 37-17 in fifth season at Garrett, 114-59 in 16th season overall. Andy Dorrel, 109-97 in 19th season at Culver Academy.

LAST CONTEST: Garrett beat Fairfield, 42-16. Culver Academy beat Lakeland, 45-34.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Culver Academy, 23-21, on November 6, 2015 in Class 3A sectional final.

UP NEXT: Garrett hosts Jimtown or West Noble in sectional final. Culver Academy plays at West Noble or Jimtown.

DID YOU KNOW: Chris DePew is a 1986 Garrett graduate.

SECTIONAL 29

TRI-WEST (9-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (5-5)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Brebeuf Jesuit Field.

COACHES: Chris Coll, 79-42 in 11th season at Tri-West. Vince Lorenzano, 156-38 in 14th season at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 216-107 in 26th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Tri-West beat Guerin Catholic, 35-3. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Brebeuf Jesuit, 28-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 42-10, on November 6, 2015 in Class 3A sectional final.

UP NEXT: Tri-West and Bishop Chatard will host Danville or Greencastle in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW:  Bishop Chatard suffered its first losing regular season since 2000.

SECTIONAL 31

SOUTHRIDGE (9-1) AT NORTH HARRISON (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. EDT, North Harrison Field.

COACHES: Scott Buening, 34-12 in fourth season at Southridge, 46-40 in eighth season overall. Mark Williamson, 28-24 in fifth season at North Harrison, 44-42 in eighth season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Southridge beat Heritage Hills, 37-34, 2 overtimes. North Harrison beat Charlestown, 17-14.

LAST MEETING: Southridge, 28-21, on October. 23, 2015 in Class 3A sectional opener.

UP NEXT: Southridge and North Harrison will entertain Brownstown Central or Salem in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: North Harrison is looking to advance to the sectional final for the first time since 2005.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 33

WHITING (9-1) AT NORTH NEWTON (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Gilbert Field.

COACHES: Jeff Cain, 173-78 in 23rd season at Whiting. Jeff Bean, 12-9 in second season at North Newton, 36-66 in 10th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Whiting beat Boone Grove, 36-6. North Newton beat Bowman Academy, 42-0.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Whiting, 48-7, on September 27, 2013.

UP NEXT: Whiting and North Newton will travel to River Forest or Knox in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: North Newton has not won a sectional crown since 1993.

SECTIONAL 36

WINCHESTER (8-2) AT EASTBROOK (9-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Freck Field.

COACHES: Mike Jones, 41-16 in fifth season at Winchester. Jeff Adamson, 238-82 in 28th season at Eastbrook.

LAST CONTEST: Winchester beat Madison-Grant, 30-0. Eastbrook beat Eastern (Greentown), 44-3.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Winchester, 44-28, on November 6, 2015 in Class 2A sectional final.

UP NEXT: Winchester and Eastbrook plays at Blackford or Elwood in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW:

SECTIONAL 37

INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER (6-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, University of Indianapolis.

COACHES: Ty Hunt, 112-30 in 11th season at Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter. Ott Hurrle, 169-126 in 25th season at Indianapolis Scecina, 170-135 in 27th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter beat Heritage Christian, 35-13. Indianapolis Scecina beat Speedway, 28-6.

LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 21-18, on October 7, 2016.

UP NEXT: Cardinal Ritter and Scecina will entertain Lapel or Park Tudor in sectional final.

DID YOU KNOW: Scecina was Class 1A state runner-up in 2011 and 2012.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 42

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (10-0) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (10-0)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Carroll Field.

COACHES: Kevin O'Shea, 112-9 in ninth season at Lafayette Central Catholic, 212-72 in 24th season overall. Mark Brown, 19-14 in third season at Carroll (Flora).

LAST CONTEST: Lafayette Central Catholic beat Frontier, 55-7. Carroll (Flora) beat Seeger, 56-0.

LAST MEETING: Lafayette Central Catholic, 68-0, on September 17, 2010.

UP NEXT: Lafayette Central Catholic hosts Attica or travels to Clinton Central in sectional final. Carroll plays at Clinton Central or Attica.

DID YOU KNOW: Prior to becoming the head coach at Carroll (Flora), Mark Brown was an assistant coach at Lafayette Central Catholic.

SECTIONAL 44

ADAMS CENTRAL (9-1) AT SHENANDOAH (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Shenandoah Field.

COACHES: Michael Mosser, 55-35 in eighth season at Adams Central. Scott Widner, 81-22 in ninth season at Shenandoah, 81-32 in 10th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Adams Central beat Wes-Del, 35-7. Shenandoah beat Union City, 64-12.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

UP NEXT: Adams Central hosts Tri-Central or Monroe Central in sectional final. Shenandoah plays at Tri-Central or Monroe Central.

DID YOU KNOW: Shenandoah was Class 2A sectional champs in 2012 and 2014.

SECTIONAL 45

COVENANT CHRISTIAN (10-0) AT NORTH VERMILLION (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Gibson Field.

COACHES: Larry McWhorter, 13-5 in third season at Covenant Christian, 164-65 in 21st season overall. Brian Crabtree, 57-6 in fifth season at North Vermillion, 92-45 in 12th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Covenant Christian beat Turkey Run, 55-6. North Vermillion beat Rockville, 55-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

UP NEXT: Covenant Christian hosts Sheridan or Fountain Central in sectional final. North Vermillion travels to Sheridan or Fountain Central.

DID YOU KNOW: Larry McWhorter coached at Zionsville before starting the program at Covenant Christian.

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CLASS 6A SECTIONAL 8

COLUMBUS NORTH (8-1) AT NEW ALBANY (5-4)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Buerk Field.

COACHES: Tim Bless, 112-78 in 17th season at Columbus North, 124-87 in 19th season overall. Sean Coultis, 9-10 in second season at New Albany.

LAST CONTEST: Columbus North beat Southport, 32-29. New Albany lost to Floyd Central, 27-14.

PREVIOUS MEETING: No meetings.

UP NEXT: Columbus North travels to Jeffersonville or hosts Center Grove in sectional final. New Albany plays at Jeffersonville or Center Grove.

CLASS 5A SECTIONAL 11

WESTFIELD (7-2) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (6-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Sheumann Stadium.

COACHES: Jake Gilbert, 41-27 in sixth season at Westfield, 71-63 in 12th season overall. Pat Shanley, 6-3 in first season at Lafayette Jeff.

LAST CONTEST: Westfield beat Brebeuf Jesuit, 37-21. Lafayette Jeff beat Muncie Central, 55-48.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Westfield, 45-27, on November 6, 2015 in Class 5A sectional final.

UP NEXT: Westfield hosts McCutcheon or Harrison (West Lafayette) in sectional final. Lafayette Jeff travels to McCutcheon or hosts Harrison (West Lafayette).

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 19

EAST NOBLE (7-2) AT PLYMOUTH (5-5)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, The Rockpile.

COACHES: Luke Amstutz, 38-14 in fifth season at East Noble, 64-29 in ninth season overall. John Barron, 103-42 in 13th season at Plymouth.

LAST CONTEST: East Noble beat DeKalb, 45-0. Plymouth beat Angola, 26-23.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Plymouth, 7-0, on October 28, 2005 in Class 4A sectional semifinal.

UP NEXT: East Noble travels to Northridge or hosts NorthWood in sectional final. Plymouth hosts NorthWood or plays at Northridge.

SECTIONAL 23

FRANKLIN COUNTY (7-3) AT EAST CENTRAL (8-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Trojan Field.

COACHES: Kirk Kennedy, 18-12 in third season at Franklin County, 186-116 in 26th season overall. Justin Roden, 32-16 in fourth season at East Central.

LAST CONTEST: Franklin County beat South Dearborn, 42-7. East Central beat Shelbyville, 41-27.

PREVIOUS MEETING: East Central, 44-24, on September 9, 2016.

UP NEXT: Franklin County and East Central plays at Seymour or hosts Jennings County in sectional final.

CLASS 4A SECTIONAL 28

WEST LAFAYETTE (8-2) AT WESTERN BOONE (6-4)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Western Boone Field.

COACHES: Shane Fry, 40-9 in fourth season at West Lafayette. Justin Pelley, 29-14 in fourth season at Western Boone.

LAST CONTEST: West Lafayette beat Tipton, 48-7. Western Boone beat Benton Central, 56-21.

PRREVIOUS MEETING: West Lafayette, 41-23, on October 23, 2015 in Class 3A sectional opener.

UP NEXT: West Lafayette and Western Boone will travel to Twin Lakes or North Montgomery in sectional final.

SECTIONAL 29

DANVILLE (8-2) AT GREENCASTLE (9-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Harbison Field.

COACHES: K.C. Woods, 8-2 in first season at Danville, 16-6 in second season overall. Mike Meyer, 29-42 in seventh season at Greencastle, 33-68 in 10th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Danville beat Indianapolis Northwest, 53-12. Greencastle beat West Vigo, 33-30.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Danville, 42-10, on October 19, 2007 in Class 3A sectional opener.

UP NEXT: Danville and Greencastle will play at Tri-West or Indianapolis Bishop Chatard in sectional final.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 35

CHURUBUSCO (8-2) AT WHITKO (7-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Huff Stadium.

COACHES: Paul Sade, 28-14 in fourth season at Churubusco. Jeff Sprunger, 38-38 in eighth season at Whitko.

LAST CONTEST: Churubusco beat Eastside, 21-16. Whitko beat Central Noble, 28-24.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Whitko, 34-27, on October 30, 2015 in Class 2A sectional semifinal.

UP NEXT: Churubusco and Whitko travel to Woodlan or South Adams in sectional final.

SECTIONAL 39

NORTH PUTNAM (7-3) AT MONROVIA (6-4)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Monrovia Field.

COACHES: Greg Barrett, 57-33 in eighth season at North Putnam. Kevin Hutchins, 68-31 in eighth season at Monrovia, 85-64 in 13th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: North Putnam beat Paoli, 42-20. Monrovia beat Southmont, 44-6.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Monrovia, 50-0, on November 6, 2015 in Class 2A sectional final.

UP NEXT: North Putnam and Monrovia travels to Cascade or hosts Mitchell in sectional final.

CLASS 1A SECTIONAL 42

CLINTON CENTRAL (6-4) AT ATTICA (7-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Bruce Field.

COACHES: Isaac Sturgis, 11-19 in third season at Clinton Central. Ryan Good, 64-34 in ninth season at Attica.

LAST CONTEST: Clinton Central beat Covington, 16-8, overtime. Attica beat Clinton Prairie, 70-46.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Clinton Central, 36-28, on October 7, 2016.

UP NEXT: Clinton Central hosts Carroll (Flora) or Lafayette Central Catholic in sectional final. Attica travels to Lafayette Central Catholic or hosts Carroll (Flora).

SECTIONAL 45

SHERIDAN (6-4) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (9-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Mustang Stadium.

COACHES: Larry Wright, 400-185 in 51st season at Sheridan, 401-188 in 52nd season overall. Raymond Jones, 17-4 in second season at Fountain Central.

LAST CONTEST: Sheridan beat South Putnam, 49-12. Fountain Central beat Riverton Parke, 72-20.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Sheridan 53-47, Fountain Central 37-63.

PREVIOUS MEETING: First meeting.

UP NEXT: Sheridan and Fountain Central travels to Covenant Christian or hosts North Vermillion in sectional final.

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