Football caps Oct. 8

Lawrence North at Class 6A No. 1 Center Grove, 7 p.m.

Center Grove Trojans (7-0)

Head coach: Eric Moore, 17th season at Center Grove (154-54), 21st overall (202-59)

Last week: Won 44-26 at Lawrence Central

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.

Lawrence North Wildcats (2-5)

Head coach: Patrick Mallory, third season at Lawrence North (3-23), fifth overall (17-31)

Last week: Lost 47-26 against visiting Warren Central

Conference: Metropolitan Interscholastic

Outlook: Ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight week, the Trojans can clinch sole possession of the MIC championship with a win.

Center Grove has won nine straight games against the Wildcats, including last year’s meeting, 55-14.

Plainfield at Class 5A No. 6 Whiteland, 7 p.m.

Whiteland Warriors (5-2)

Head coach: Darrin Fisher, 11th season at Whiteland (79-44), 25th overall (134-116)

Last week: Won 38-7 at Mooresville

Conference: Mid-State

Players to watch: Brandon Patterson, Sr., RB; Anthony Schantz, Jr., 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.

Plainfield Quakers (4-3)

Head coach: Brian Woodard, 10th season (62-45)

Conference: Mid-State

Last week: Won 33-14 against visiting Franklin

Outlook: Whiteland is the only unbeaten team inside the Mid-State Conference and can clinch at least a share of the title with a win tonight.

The Warriors are on a two-game winning streak. They average 34 points per game and give up only 16.

Greenwood at Franklin, 7 p.m.

Greenwood Woodmen (4-3)

Head coach: Mike Campbell, 10th season (48-57)

Last week: Lost 28-0 against visiting Decatur Central

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.

Franklin Grizzly Cubs (1-6)

Head coach: Adam Reese, third season (9-18)

Conference: Mid-State

Last week: Lost 33-14 at Plainfield

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: Both teams enter on two-game skids.

Greenwood needs a win to keep pace in the Mid-State Conference race, and Franklin is looking for its second straight victory against the Woodmen. Franklin won last year’s meeting, 35-14.

Broad Ripple at Indian Creek, 7 p.m.

Indian Creek Braves (4-3)

Head coach: Mike Gillin, 15th season at Indian Creek (123-39), 37th overall (296-111)

Last week: Won 32-6 against visiting North Decatur

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.

Broad Ripple Rockets (1-6)

Head coach: Kevin McMichel, third season at Broad Ripple (7-20), ninth overall (35-49)

Last week: Lost 50-0 against visiting Monroe Central

Conference: Indianapolis Conference

Outlook: After starting 1-3, the Class 3A Braves are on a three-game win streak and are above .500 for the first-time since winning the season-opener.

By contrast, the Class 2A Rockets are on a two-game slide and have been shut out in their previous two games. They average 12.9 points per game and give up 45.

Edinburgh at Wes-Del, 7 p.m.

Edinburgh Lancers (2-5)

Head coach: Derrick Ball, first season (2-5)

Last week: Won 43-0 against visiting Traders Point Christian

Conference: Independent

Players to watch: 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.

Wes-Del Warriors (2-5)

Head coach: Brad Hess, third season (10-17)

Last week: Lost 42-0 at Eastern Hancock

Conference: Independent

Outlook: Lancers enter with momentum, having won two of their past three games. Wes-Del enters on a three-game losing streak.

Directions: Take Interstate 65 north to I-465 east. Take Interstate 69 north (Exit 37) toward Fort Wayne. Go about 45 miles and exit at U.S. 35 (Exit 245) toward Alexandria. Go a short distance and turn right onto West State Road 28, go three miles and turn left onto County Road 600. School is on County Road 600W.

Roncalli at Class 5A No. 7 Decatur Central, 7 p.m.

Roncalli Rebels (3-4)

Head coach: Bruce Scifres, 26th season, 227-87

Last week: Won 36-10 at Martinsville

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.

Decatur Central Hawks (6-1)

Head coach: Justin Dixson, seventh season (40-28)

Last week: Won 28-0 at Greenwood

Outlook: Coming off a convincing win at Class 5A Martinsville, the Class 4A Rebels have a chance to even their record with two regular-season games remaining. Class 5A Decatur Central, which beat Roncalli 22-12 last season, is on a four-game winning streak.

Directions: Take I-65 north to I-465 west. Follow to Exit 8 (Kentucky Avenue) and turn left on Kentucky Avenue and go about 1½ miles. The school is on the left.