Highschool football: Scouting this week’s matchups

Roncalli (1-0) vs. Franklin Central (1-0)

Kickoff: 6 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium)

Webcast: portal.stretchinternet.com/roncalli

Recent history: The Rebels own a five-game winning streak in the series, with the Flashes last defeating Roncalli in Week 2 of the 2010 season by a score of 10-7. Roncalli has won all but four of the 16 matchups since 2000.

Sagarin ratings: Roncalli 77.96 (38th), Franklin Central 73.44 (49th).

Players to watch: Roncalli — RB Kenny Gillum, Sr.; RB Nate Fischer, Sr.; QB Derek O’Connor, Sr., Luke Smock, Sr.; LB Christian Brueggeman; DB Alex Kuntz, Sr. Franklin Central — RB Michael Pitz, Sr.; QB Jon Arnold, Sr.; LB Chris Ford, Sr.

Keys to victory: Roncalli must find ways to slow the Flashes’ ground attack, which produced 271 yards in 45 attempts last week against Decatur Central.

Notable: Only once since 1995 has Franklin Central managed to score more than 22 points against the Rebels. That was in a 30-28 loss in 2013.

Center Grove (0-1) at Whiteland (0-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcasts: center grovefootball.com (pregame 6:45 p.m.); wchsradio.cpcsc.k12.in.us

Recent history: This series, since being revived in 2011, has been dominated by Center Grove. There has been only one close game, with the Trojans scoring a 14-13 victory two years ago on the Warriors’ field.

Sagarin ratings: Center Grove 94.74 (third), Whiteland 79.12 (32nd).

Players to watch: Center Grove — RB/WR Russ Yeast, Sr., OL Clay Hadley, Sr.; OL Nick Davis, Sr.; DE Dan Root, Sr.; LB Bailey Bennett, Sr. Whiteland — RB Edwin Cisneros, Sr.; RB Ryan Hammond, Jr.; OL Tarnjeet Singh, Sr.; LB Ryan Hahn, Sr.; LB Logan Mullinix, Sr.

Keys to victory: Neither offense incorporates the pass very often, so it may come down to which senior quarterback — Jack Kellams (CG) or Jace Carpenter (Whiteland) — is most efficient with the opportunities presented.

Notable: Tonight is the first time in the six recent matchups that both teams come in with 0-1 records.

Indian Creek (0-1) at Greenwood (1-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: A Week 2 staple since the 2008 season, the Woodmen hold a 5-3 series lead. The past three games were decided by a total of 12 points.

Sagarin ratings: Indian Creek 49.43 (172nd), Greenwood 74.94 (46th).

Players to watch: Indian Creek — QB Taylor Voris, Jr.; RB Brandon Perkins, Jr.; WR Isaiah Lacey, So.; WR Bryce Hogue, Sr.; LB Grant Goforth, Jr. Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, Jr.; RB Brandon Rosado, Jr.; RB Isaiah Borjas, So.; LB Tim Johns, Jr.; K Damon Maynard, Sr.; LB A.J. Montgomery, Sr.

Keys to victory: Indian Creek must shake off whatever psychological effects remain from losing to Lawrenceburg in last week’s season opener, 42-21.

Notable: This will be Indian Creek’s third attempt at getting head coach Mike Gillin his 300th career victory.

Shelbyville (1-0) at Franklin (0-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Broadcast: KORN Country 100.3 FM

Recent history: Franklin had won six straight against the Golden Bears before Shelbyville scored a 44-13 victory last season.

Sagarin ratings: Shelbyville 67.83 (74th), Franklin 50.50 (169th).

Players to watch: Shelbyville — QB John Lux, Sr.; WR Jalaen Ramsey, Sr.; WR Dalton Fuchs, Sr.; DB Sam Lewis, Jr.; LB Nolan Ray, Sr. Franklin — QB Jake Moore, Sr.; RB Tyler Fromer, Jr.; OL Alex VanDyke, Sr; DL Nate Sellers, Jr.; DB Lane Voris, Sr.; DB Ranger Soots, Jr.

Keys to victory: Franklin’s defensive secondary will be tested by Shelbyville senior John Lux, who completed 16 of 27 passes for 212 yards in Week 1.

Notable: Four of Shelbyville’s players recorded at least eight tackles in last week’s 21-6 win against visiting Greensburg.

Edinburgh (0-1) at North Decatur (0-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: North Decatur has won the past 19 meetings in the regular season, though the Lancers did post a 42-20 sectional victory in 2013. Edinburgh’s last regular-season triumph against the Chargers was a 20-19 decision in 1996.

Sagarin ratings: Edinburgh 9.10 (317th), North Decatur 31.24 (262nd).

Players to watch: Edinburgh — RB Zach Smiley, Sr.; QB Bryce Burton, Sr.; WR Jake Atha, Jr.; DL Zane Smith, Sr.; LB Noah Martin, Sr. North Decatur — QB Evan Smith, Jr.; RB Ethan Herbert, So.; LB Tyler Walterman, So.; LB Jacob Snider, Jr.

Keys to victory: Edinburgh must take advantage of its experience — most of North Decatur’s best players this season are either juniors or sophomores.

Notable: This rivalry has been played in Week 2 since the 1997 season. Prior to that, the programs opened their seasons against one another.