THE REGULAR SEASON ENDS Friday night’s Week 9 matchups

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

Center Grove Trojans (8-0)

Head coach: Eric Moore, 17th season at Center Grove (155-54), 21st overall (203-59)

Last week: Won 17-7 against Lawrence North

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.

Cathedral Irish (6-2)

Head coach: Rick Streiff, 21st season at Cathedral (205-64), 26th overall (226-96)

Last week: Won 51-21 against visiting Brebeuf Jesuit

Conference: Independent

Outlook: Ranked No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week, the Trojans can finish the regular season unbeaten for the first time since 1975. Center Grove got off to a fast start in last year’s game then held on late for a 44-38 victory against Cathedral.

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

Whiteland Warriors (6-2)

Head coach: Darrin Fisher, 11th season at Whiteland (80-44), 25th overall (135-116)

Last week: Won 17-7 at Plainfield

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.

Greenwood Woodmen (5-3)

Head coach: Mike Campbell, 10th season (48-58)

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.

Last week: Won 38-0 at Franklin

Outlook: Whiteland is the lone unbeaten remaining in Mid-State Conference play and can capture the league crown outright with a win.

The Woodmen snapped a two-game losing skid last week by posting the program’s first shutout since Week 8 of the 2010 season.

Franklin at Class 5A No. 7 Decatur Central

Franklin Grizzly Cubs (1-7)

Head coach: Adam Reese, third season (9-19)

Conference: Mid-State

Last week: Lost 38-0 to visiting Greenwood

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.

Decatur Central Hawks (6-2)

Head coach: Justin Dixson, seventh season (40-29)

Conference: Mid-State

Last week: Lost 30-14 to visiting Roncalli

Conference: Mid-State

Outlook: A Decatur Central win coupled with a Whiteland loss against Greenwood would create a three-way tie for first place in the final Mid-State Conference standings.

Indian Creek at South Decatur, 7 p.m.

Indian Creek Braves (5-3)

Head coach: Mike Gillin, 15th season at Indian Creek (124-39), 37th overall (297-111)

Last week: Won 57-8 against visiting Broad Ripple

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.

South Decatur Cougars (5-3)

Head coach: Tony Bell, first season at South Decatur (5-3)

Last week: Won 57-20 against visiting Switzerland County

Conference: Mid-Indiana Football

Outlook: Now riding a four-game winning streak after a 1-3 start, Indian Creek hopes to make it 12 consecutive victories against South Decatur. The Cougars’ last win against the Braves came by a score of 26-19 in 2003.

Southside Homeschool at Edinburgh, 7 p.m.

Edinburgh Lancers (2-6)

Head coach: Derrick Ball, first season (2-6)

Last week: Lost 46-26 at Wes-Del

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.

Southside Homeschool Crimson Knights (7-1)

Head coach: Mike Wilson

Last week: Lost 33-6 to visiting Wisconsin Home School

Outlook: Edinburgh handed the Crimson Knights a 20-14 loss in 2014. This is the fourth consecutive season the teams meet, with the Lancers having won the previous three.

Class 4A No. 5 East Central at Roncalli

Roncalli Rebels (4-4)

Head coach: Bruce Scifres, 26th season, 228-87

Last week: Won 30-14 at Decatur Central

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.

East Central Trojans (7-1)

Head coach: Justin Roden, third season (19-12)

Last week: Won 49-32 against Greensburg

Conference: Eastern Indiana

Outlook: Road victories the past two weeks at Martinsville and Decatur Central have given the Rebels momentum as they prepare for one of the best teams they’ve played all season.

East Central’s lone loss came in Week 3 to Cincinnati LaSalle, regarded as one of Ohio’s premier teams this season.