The Indiana Football Digest's Top Games - 2016 Week 8

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea

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CARMEL (4-3) AT WARREN CENTRAL (6-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Warren Central Field.

COACHES: John Hebert, 14-6 in second season at Carmel. Jayson West, 34-11 in fourth season at Warren Central, 86-23 in ninth season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Carmel beat Ben Davis, 40-36. Warren Central beat Lawrence North, 63-21.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Carmel, 30-20, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Carmel hosts Lawrence Central and Warren Central plays at St. Xavier (Ohio).

DID YOU KNOW: Carmel has not had a losing season since 1997 (4-6).

CARROLL (FLORA) (7-0) AT NORTHWESTERN (6-1)

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

COACHES: Mark Brown, 16-14 in third season at Carroll (Flora). Alex Stewart, 10-7 in second season at Northwestern.

LAST CONTEST: Carroll (Flora) beat North White, 42-16. Northwestern beat Western, 43-13.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Northwestern, 28-3, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Carroll (Flora) plays in Hoosier Heartland Conference playoff game and Northwestern competes in Hoosier Conference playoff contest.

DID YOU KNOW: Carroll (Flora) has not started 8-0 since 1996.

COLUMBUS NORTH (7-0) AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (6-1)

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

COACHES: Tim Bless, 111-77 in 17th season at Columbus North, 123-86 in 19th season overall. Mo Moriarity, 175-42 in 19th season at Bloomington South, 279-83 in 31st season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Columbus North beat Perry Meridian, 41-13. Bloomington South beat Terre Haute North, 23-21.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Bloomington South, 22-17, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Columbus North hosts Southport and Bloomington South plays at Perry Meridian.

DID YOU KNOW: Bloomington South has won the last three meetings against Columbus North.

DECATUR CENTRAL (6-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (7-0)

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

COACHES: Kyle Enright, 6-1 in first season at Decatur Central. Bruce Scifres, 240-88 in 27th season at Indianapolis Roncalli.

LAST CONTEST: Decatur Central beat Greenwood, 28-14. Indianapolis Roncalli beat Martinsville, 35-9.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 30-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Decatur Central travels to Franklin and Roncalli plays at Guerin Catholic.

DID YOU KNOW: Decatur Central has not won a sectional crown since 2005.

EAST NOBLE (5-1) AT NEW HAVEN (6-0)

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

COACHES: Luke Amstutz, 36-13 in fifth season at East Noble, 62-28 in ninth season overall. Jim Rowland, 100-77 in 16th season at New Haven.

LAST CONTEST: East Noble beat Columbia City, 48-0. New Haven beat Bellmont, 55-10.

PREVIOUS MEETING: East Noble, 54-20, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: East Noble plays at Bellmont and New Haven travels to Huntington North.

DID YOU KNOW: Both teams had their contest against DeKalb canceled after a pair of DeKalb players were injured and eventually passed away in car crash.

EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (6-1) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CDT, Reitz Bowl.

COACHES: Andy Owen, 64-42 in 10th season at Evansville Central. Mike Goebel, 201-54 in 20th season at Evansville Mater Dei.

LAST CONTEST: Evansville Central beat Evansville Memorial, 21-14. Evansville Mater Dei beat Evansville Bosse, 42-0.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 35-20, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Evansville Central hosts Evansville North and Evansville Mater Dei entertains Evansville Reitz.

DID YOU KNOW: Evansville Mater Dei has posted double-digit victories for six straight seasons.

FORT WAYNE SNIDER (7-0) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER (5-2)

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

COACHES: Kurt Tippmann, 81-19 in eighth season at Fort Wayne Snider. Chris Svarczkopf, 136-43 in 14th season at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

LAST CONTEST: Fort Wayne Snider beat Fort Wayne Northrop, 54-3. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger beat Fort Wayne Luers, 14-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 20-17, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Fort Wayne Snider hosts Fort Wayne Bishop Luers and Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger entertains Fort Wayne Northrop.

DID YOU KNOW: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger handed Fort Wayne Snider its lone defeat in 2015.

FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (7-0) AT NORTH VERMILLION (5-2)

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

COACHES: Raymond Jones, 15-3 in second season at Fountain Central. Brian Crabtree, 54-6 in fifth season at North Vermillion, 89-45 in 12th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Fountain Central beat South Vermillion, 42-0. North Vermillion beat Rockville, 42-6.

PREVIOUS MEETING: North Vermillion, 56-33, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Fountain Central entertains Rockville and North Vermillion plays at Seeger.

DID YOU KNOW: Fountain Central has had seven straight winning seasons.

GUERIN CATHOLIC (6-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (3-4)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Indianapolis Tech.

COACHES: Tom Dilley, 23-8 in third season at Guerin Catholic, 103-85 in 17th season overall. Vince Lorenzano, 154-37 in 14th season at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 214-106 in 26th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Guerin Catholic beat Brebeuf Jesuit, 13-10. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard beat Cincinnati Winton Woods (Ohio), 23-19.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, 14-7, October 30, 2015, Class 3A sectional.

UP NEXT: Guerin Catholic hosts Indianapolis Roncalli and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard travels to East Central.

DID YOU KNOW: Tom Dilley coached Bishop Chatard to back-to-back state championships in 2001 and 2002.

JIMTOWN (5-2) AT BREMEN (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT, Don Bunge Field.

COACHES: Mike. Campbell, 84-25 in ninth season at Jimtown. Jordan Leeper, 5-2 in first season at Bremen.

LAST CONTEST: Jimtown beat South Bend Riley, 31-20. Bremen beat South Bend Washington, 27-21, overtime.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Jimtown, 35-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Jimtown hosts New Prairie and Bremen travels to Culver Academy.

DID YOU KNOW: Jimtown has not experienced a losing season since going 2-8 in 1979.

LAPORTE (7-0) AT MICHIGAN CITY (6-1)

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

COACHES: Dave Sharpe, 13-4 in second season at LaPorte, 25-14 in fourth season overall. Phil Mason, 6-1 in first season at Michigan City, 119-62 in 16th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: LaPorte beat Crown Point, 34-16. Michigan City beat Portage, 35-14.

PREVIOUS MEETING: LaPorte, 41-26, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: LaPorte plays at Portage and Michigan City hosts Crown Point.

DID YOU KNOW: LaPorte is 7-0 for the first time since 1946.

MISHAWAKA MARIAN (7-0) AT MISHAWAKA (6-1)

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

COACHES: Reggie Glon, 152-96 in 23rd season at Mishawaka Marian. Bart Curtis, 80-28 in ninth season at Mishawaka, 191-95 in 26th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Mishawaka Marian beat New Prairie, 21-17. Mishawaka beat South Bend St. Joseph, 36-3.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Mishawaka, 19-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Mishawaka Marian plays South Bend Washington at School Field and Mishawaka travels to Penn.

DID YOU KNOW: Mishawaka Marian has opened the season with eight straight wins since 1999.

BEST OF THE REST

ANGOLA (6-1) AT GARRETT (6-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Memorial Field.

COACHES: Andy Thomas, 13-14 in third season at Angola, 103-81 in 17th season overall. Chris DePew, 34-17 in fifth season at Garrett, 111-59 in 16th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Angola beat Prairie Heights, 42-0. Garrett beat Fairfield, 26-16.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Garrett, 21-3, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Angola hosts Eastside and Garrett entertains Central Noble.

EASTERN GREENE (6-1) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (7-0)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Williams Field.

COACHES: Joey Paridaen, 19-9 in third season at Eastern Greene, 21-27 in fifth season overall. Brian Oliver, 44-5 in fourth season at Linton-Stockton.

LAST CONTEST: Eastern Greene beat Mount Vernon (Posey), 49-34. Linton-Stockton beat North Knox, 61-0.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Linton-Stockton, 69-7, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Eastern Greene plays at Tecumseh and Linton-Stockton travels to North Central (Farmersburg).

FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (5-2) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Charger Field.

COACHES: Tim Mannigel, 26-45 in seventh season at Fort Wayne Concordia. Doug Dinan, 55-23 in seventh season at Carroll (Fort Wayne).

LAST CONTEST: Fort Wayne Concordia beat Fort Wayne Wayne, 55-32. Carroll (Fort Wayne) lost to Homestead, 35-18.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Carroll (Fort Wayne), 49-7, October 16, 2015.

UP NEXT: Fort Wayne Concordia travels to Fort Wayne North and Carroll (Fort Wayne) plays at Fort Wayne Wayne.

GREENCASTLE (6-1) AT NORTH PUTNAM (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Cougar Stadium.

COACHES: Mike Meyer, 26-42 in seventh season at Greencastle, 30-68 in 10th season overall. Greg Barrett, 55-32 in eighth season at North Putnam.

LAST CONTEST: Greencastle beat Northview, 14-0. North Putnam beat West Vigo, 35-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: North Putnam, 28-7, August 21, 2015.

UP NEXT: Greencastle and North Putnam both compete in a Western Indiana Conference playoff game.

HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (5-2) AT KOKOMO (4-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Cross Field.

COACHES: Terry Peebles, 16-12 in third season at Harrison (West Lafayette). Brett Colby, 77-25 in 10th season at Kokomo, 192-92 in 27th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Harrison (West Lafayette) beat McCutcheon, 23-20. Kokomo beat Logansport, 63-7.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Kokomo, 48-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Harrison hosts Richmond and Kokomo travels to Indianapolis Tech.

LAWRENCE CENTRAL (5-2) AT BEN DAVIS (4-3)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Giants Stadium.

COACHES: Bill Peebles, 5-2 in first season at Lawrence Central, 67-58 in 12th season overall. Mike Kirschner, 76-35 in 10th season at Ben Davis, 90-61 in 14th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Lawrence Central beat North Central (Indianapolis), 21-17. Ben Davis lost to Carmel, 40-36.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Ben Davis, 28-22, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Lawrence Central travels to Carmel and Ben Davis plays at North Central (Indianapolis).

MISSISSINEWA (7-0) AT FRANKTON (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Otis Cress Field.

COACHES: Curt Funk, 43-28 in seventh season at Mississinewa. Randy England, 10-17 in third season at Frankton.

LAST CONTEST: Mississinewa beat Oak Hill, 34-14. Frankton lost to Eastbrook, 24-20.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Mississinewa, 28-0, October 16, 2015.

UP NEXT: Mississinewa plays host to Alexandria and Frankton travels to Oak Hill.

MUNCIE CENTRAL (6-1) AT MCCUTCHEON (5-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Ellison Stadium.

COACHES: Adam Morris, 11-6 in second season at Muncie Central. Ken Frauhiger, 35-66 in 10th season at McCutcheon.

LAST CONTEST: Muncie Central beat Marion, 38-33. McCutcheon lost to Harrison (West Lafayette), 23-20.

PREVIOUS MEETING: McCutcheon, 16-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Muncie Central hosts Lafayette Jeff and McCutcheon entertains Marion.

NORTH MIAMI (7-0) AT PERU (6-1)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Bengal Field.

COACHES: Mark Lefebvre, 11-27 in fourth season at North Miami, 145-121 in 24th season overall. Bob Prescott, 41-47 in ninth season at Peru, 102-125 in 22nd season overall.

LAST CONTEST: North Miami beat Wabash, 41-7. Peru beat Southwood, 29-28.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Peru, 27-14, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: North Miami and Peru will both compete in a Three Rivers Conference playoff game.

NORTHFIELD (6-1) AT WHITKO (6-1)

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

COACHES: Brandon Baker, 24-17 in fourth season at Northfield, 63-92 in 15th season overall. Jeff Sprunger, 6-1 in first season at Whitko.

LAST CONTEST: Northfield beat Maconaquah, 53-7. Whitko beat Manchester, 31-20.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Whitko, 19-7, Oct. 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Northfield and Whitko will both compete in a Three Rivers Conference playoff game.

WARSAW (5-2) AT NORTHWOOD (7-0)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. EDT Friday, Andrews Field.

COACHES: Phil Jensen, 97-77 in 17th season at Warsaw, 126-89 in 21st season overall. Nate Andrews, 21-9 in third season at NorthWood, 61-48 in 10th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Warsaw beat Wawasee, 38-14. NorthWood beat Elkhart Memorial, 52-21.

PREVIOUS MEETING: NorthWood, 21-14, Oct. 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Warsaw hosts Concord and NorthWood travels to Plymouth.

SHENANDOAH (6-1) VS. EASTERN HANCOCK (4-3)

KICKOFF: 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, Lucas Oil.

COACHES: Scott Widner, 79-21 in ninth season at Shenandoah, 79-31 in 10th season overall. Jim O'Hara, 24-7 in third season at Eastern Hancock, 111-55 in 15th season overall.

LAST CONTEST: Shenandoah beat Winchester, 47-14. Eastern Hancock lost to Monroe Central, 34-13.

PREVIOUS MEETING: Eastern Hancock, 42-27, October 9, 2015.

UP NEXT: Shenandoah travels to Monroe Central and Eastern Hancock plays at Lapel.

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