ALMOST HALFWAY THERE Friday’s Week 4 matchups

Class 6A No. 4 Ben Davis at Class 6A No. 1 Center Grove, 7 p.m.

Center Grove Trojans (3-0)

Head coach: Eric Moore, 17th season at Center Grove (150-54), 21st overall (198-59)

Last week: Won 24-21 at Carmel

Conference: Metropolitan Interscholastic

Players to watch: Cameron Tidd, Sr., DL; Jovan Swann, Sr., DL; Devin Wilson, Sr., DL; Zach Wells, Jr., DL; Dan Root, Jr., DL; Connor Steeb, Sr., DB; Will Smithey, Sr., DB; Bailey Bennett, Jr., LB; Jackson Sodrel, Sr., LB; Nick Davis, Jr., OL; Clay Hadley, Jr., OL; Chris Barnett, Sr., OL; John Richardson, Sr., OL; Joey Siderewicz, Sr., QB; Zak Smith, Sr., WR; Quinten Stirsman, Sr., WR; Cory Heinrichs, So., TE; Titus McCoy, Jr., RB; Trevor Hohlt, Jr., RB; Nathanael Snyder, Sr., K; Drew Conrad, Sr., P.

Ben Davis Giants (2-1)

Head coach: Mike Kirschner, ninth season at Ben Davis (68-28), 13th overall (82-54)

Last week: Lost 30-27 against visiting Pike

Conference: Metropolitan Interscholastic

Outlook: Center Grove puts its No. 1 ranking on the line against the defending Class 6A state champion.

Ben Davis defeated the Trojans 49-45 in last year’s semistate en route to winning the state title.

Class 5A No. 7 Whiteland at Franklin, 7 p.m.

Whiteland Warriors (2-1)

Head coach: Darrin Fisher, 11th season at Whiteland (76-43), 25th overall (137-115)

Last week: Won 35-14 against visiting Decatur Central

Conference: Mid-State

Players to watch: Brandon Patterson, Sr., RB; Jace Carpenter, Jr., QB; Tyler Johnson, Sr., OL; Jake Sayer, Sr., OL; Austin Bates, Sr., OL; Chase Jones, Sr., DB; Djimmon Ogega, Sr., DB; Ryder Emberton, Jr., DL; Braxton Short, Sr., DL; Quetin Truex, Sr., LB; Jacob Walters, Sr., LB; Jacob Ballain, Jr., K/P.

Franklin Grizzly Cubs (0-3)

Head coach: Adam Reese, third season (8-15)

Conference: Mid-State

Last week: Lost 68-7 at Brownsburg

Conference: Mid-State

Players to watch: T.J. Ahlefeld, Jr., QB; Phoenix Campos, Sr., RB; Tyler Fromer, So., FB; Gabriel Terriquez, Sr., OL; Skylar Marshall, So., OL; Alex VanDyke, Jr., OL/DL; Gavin Eason, So., OL; Garrett Eason, So., C; Zach Dowell, Sr., LB; Alex Blackwell, Sr., DB; Jacob Lamping, Jr., DL; Lane Voris, Jr., DB.

Outlook: Whiteland, which lost rushing leader Shaw Cloud to a season-ending injury last week, looks stay afoot in the race for the Mid-State Conference championship.

Franklin, meanwhile, is bidding for its first win of the season and looks to halt an 11-game skid against the Warriors.

Mooresville at Greenwood, 7 p.m.

Greenwood Woodmen (2-1)

Head coach: Mike Campbell, 10th season (45-56)

Last week: Won 28-25 at Martinsville

Conference: Mid-State

Players to watch: John Gallman, Sr., RB; Brandon Rosado, So., FB; Seth Gallman, So, QB; Kyle Nixon, Sr., OL; Thomas Bowling, Jr., C; Jackson Daugherty, Sr., WR/DB; Anthony Carver, Sr., WR/DB; Brayton England, Sr., LB; A.J. Montgomery, Jr., LB; Patrick Lowenstein, Sr., DL; Jordan Anderson, Sr., DL; Dylan Rosado, Jr., DB; Will Wolf, Jr., DB; Spencer Schmidt, Jr., K; Damon Maynard, Jr., P.

Mooresville Pioneers (2-1)

Head coach: Chad Dockery, fourth season (8-25)

Last week: Lost 24-7 against visiting Plainfield

Conference: Mid-State

Outlook: Coming off last week’s Mid-State-opening win at Class 5A Martinsville, the Class 4A Woodmen look to stay unbeaten in league play.

The Class 4A Pioneers are 0-1 in the Mid-State following last week’s loss at Plainfield.

Indian Creek at Clinton-Massie (Ohio), 7:30 p.m.

Indian Creek Braves (1-2)

Head coach: Mike Gillin, 15th season at Indian Creek (127-38), 37th overall (293-110)

Last week: Lost 41-7 against visiting Eastern Hancock

Conference: Mid-Indiana Football

Players to watch: Gynson Robley, Sr., QB; Bryce Hogue, Jr., WR/DB; Austin Coy, Sr., WR/LB; Elijah Dunn, Sr., RB/WR; Isaiah Lacey, Fr., WR/DB; Brandon Dunn, So., RB/DB; Joey Willis, So., RB; Nick Clevenger, Sr., OL/DL; Noah Maness, Jr., OL/DL; Hunter Pottoroff, Sr., DL; Joe Clevenger, LB; Grant GoForth, So., LB; Austin Worth, So., LB; Jordan Summers, Sr., DB; Brad Trietsch, So., DB.

Clinton-Massie Falcons (1-1)

Head coach: Dan McSurley

Last week: Lost 37-18 at Steubenville (Ohio)

Conference: South Central Ohio League

Outlook: Off to an uncharacteristic 1-2 start, the Braves look to even their record but face a formidable challenge in traditional Ohio power Clinton-Massie.

The host Falcons won class state championships in 2012 and 2013.

Directions: Take I-74 East to toward Cincinnati; go 65 miles and take I-275 E (Exit 9) toward Dayton; go about 20 miles and merge onto I-71 North (Exit 49) toward Columbus, then exit onto Wilmington Road (Exit 36); turn right on Wilmington Road and continue to Highway 7, which becomes Lebanon Road. School is at 2556 Lebanon Road.

Edinburgh at South Decatur, 7 p.m.

Edinburgh Lancers (0-3)

Head coach: Derrick Ball, first season (0-3)

Last week: Lost 47-0 against visiting Arlington

Conference: Independent

Players to watch: Bobby Simpson, Sr., QB; Jentry Lange, Sr., QB/DB; Shane Smith, Sr., RB/DE; Marcus Ruch, Sr., WR/DB; Carigan St. Pierre, Sr., OL/DL; Sean Bacha, Jr., OL; Noah Martin, Jr., OL; Grant Godsey, Fr., DB; Zach Giles, Fr., DL; Bryce Burton, Fr., DB.

South Decatur Cougars (1-2)

Head coach: Tony Bell, first season (1-2)

Last week: Won 31-7 against visiting Knightstown

Conference: Mid-Indiana Football

Outlook: Edinburgh continues to look for traction on both sides of the ball.

The Lancers average only 4.0 points per game and yield 48.7.

Directions: Take State Road 252 east to State Road 9 and turn right (south). Take State Road 9 to State Road 46 and turn left (east). Take State Road 46 east to State Road 3. Turn right (south) onto State Road 3. The school is about eight miles ahead on the right side.

Plainfield Quakers at Class 4A No. 10 Roncalli, 7 p.m.

Roncalli Rebels (1-2)

Head coach: Bruce Scifres, 26th season, 226-84

Last week: Lost 31-8 at Chatard

Conference: Independent

Players to watch: Nate Fries, Sr., RB; Robbie Strader, Sr., QB; Louie Hibner, Sr., OL; Garrett Shura, Sr., OL; Tyler Reed, Sr., DL; Tyler Lucas, Sr., DL; Jake Franklin, Sr., LB; Nate Eble, Sr., LB; Gabe Otley, Sr., LB; Caleb Bowling, Sr., DB; Justin Saylor, Sr., DB.

Plainfield Quakers (2-1)

Head coach: Brian Woodard, 10th season (60-43)

Last week: Won 24-7 at Mooresville

Conference: Mid-State

Outlook: Rebels look to rebound coming off last week’s lopsided loss at Class 3A No. 1 Chatard but face a still challenge in Plainfield, which received votes in this week’s Class 5A poll.

Roncalli has won past four meetings against the Quakers.