HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL // Scouting this week’s matchups

Lawrence Central (4-1) at Center Grove (4-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: centergrovefootball.com (pregame 6:45 p.m.)

Recent history: The Bears defeated the Trojans in a 2012 semistate game, but Center Grove has won the three regular-season meetings since, including a 17-7 triumph last fall.

Sagarin ratings: Lawrence Central 99.65 (sixth), Center Grove 115.17 (second).

Players to watch: Lawrence Central — QB Donyell Meredith, Jr.; RB John Childs, Jr.; WR Daveon Bell, Sr.; DL Kavonta Murray, Jr. Center Grove — QB Jack Kellams, Sr.; RB Triston Clark, Sr.; OL Clay Hadley, Sr.; LB Nick Arbuckle, Sr.; DB Logan Bontrager, Sr.; DB Tyler Watson, Jr.

Keys to victory: The Trojans’ defense must be able to put the clamps on Bell, a 5-foot-7, 145-pound senior with 35 receptions already this season. Bell recorded 11 receptions in each of Lawrence Central’s wins against Lawrence North and Pike.

Notable: Tonight marks only the second road test of the season for Lawrence Central. The Bears have played three games at home and defeated rival Lawrence North inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Two weeks ago they were blanked at Warren Central, 37-0.

Franklin (1-4) at Mooresville (0-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Broadcast: KORN Country 100.3 FM

Recent history: Mooresville is 15-4 against the Grizzly Cubs since 1998, with victories the past two years. Prior to a three-year Franklin winning streak from 2011 to 2013, the Pioneers had taken 13 of the previous 14 meetings.

Sagarin ratings: Franklin 53.10 (114th), Mooresville 51.16 (121st).

Players to watch: Franklin — QB Jake Moore, Sr.; RB Riley McCann, Jr.; DL Jesse Johnson, Sr.; DB Shane Reynolds, Jr.; DT Thomas Reed, Jr. Mooresville — WR Zeke O’Dell, Sr.; WR Drew Collins, Sr.; LB Josh Bradford, Sr.; LB Andrew Sanders, Sr.

Keys to victory: The Grizzly Cubs have averaged 30 points in their past four outings, and they will need to keep finding the end zone if tonight’s contest becomes a shootout. Franklin is allowing 45.8 points per game, the Pioneers 32.6 points.

Notable: Mooresville has been held to 20 or fewer points in eight of its past 15 games dating back to the start of last season.

Greenwood (4-1) at Guerin Catholic (4-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: Since the two teams began playing in 2009, neither side has managed to win three meetings in a row. Guerin has taken the past two, including a 31-21 triumph last year.

Sagarin ratings: Greenwood 66.31 (67th), Guerin Catholic 61.75 (81st).

Players to watch: Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, Jr.; RB Isaiah Borjas, So.; LB Bryce Taylor, So.; DL Jake Patton, Jr.; S Dylan Rosado, Sr. Guerin Catholic — QB Luke Keller, Jr.; RB Carter McGinnis, Sr.; LB Jake Labus, Jr.; LB Logan Weaver, Jr.

Keys to victory: The Woodmen must be able to contain 200-pound running back McGinnis, who at 9.8 yards per carry is a first down waiting to happen. McGinnis torched Greenwood for 244 yards rushing and two touchdowns in last season’s Guerin Catholic win.

Notable: Golden Eagles coach Tom Dilley led Indianapolis Chatard to the Class 3A state championship in 2002 with a perfect 15-0 record.

Whiteland (2-3) at Martinsville (0-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Broadcast: WMYJ 100.5 FM

Webcast: wchsradio. cpcsc.k12.in.us

Recent history: Whiteland is 8-4 in the series under head coach Darrin Fisher. The Warriors have won the past three meetings and scored 170 points in the process, rolling to a 52-0 victory a year ago.

Sagarin ratings: Whiteland 77.17 (39th), Martinsville 45.47 (156th)

Players to watch: Whiteland — WR Charlie Ogega, So.; RB Ryan Hammond, Jr.; RB Edwin Cisneros, Sr..; DL Ryder Emberton, Sr.; LB Logan Mullinix, Sr.; LB Ryan Hahn, Sr. Martinsville — QB Jonathan Collier, Jr.; RB Ben Balcerak, So.; WR Colton Tribby, Sr.; DL Matt Hoskins, Sr.

Keys to victory: With so many of Martinsville’s key players being underclassmen, the more experienced Warriors have to maintain the momentum achieved after rallying to defeat Avon a week ago.

Notable: Martinsville’s 16-game losing streak began with a 59-21 sectional loss at home to Bloomington South in 2014.

Indian Creek (2-3) at Edgewood (0-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: This will be the first meeting between the two teams. Indian Creek is in its initial season as a member of the Western Indiana Conference.

Sagarin ratings: Indian Creek 40.34 (182nd), Edgewood -7.75 (307th).

Players to watch: Indian Creek — QB Taylor Voris, Jr.; RB Brandon Dunn, Jr.; RB Avery Welch, So.; RB Brandon Perkins, Jr.; WR Isaiah Lacey, So.; LB Grant Goforth, Jr.; LB Joe Clevenger, Sr. Edgewood — QB Andrew Graef, Jr.; RB Logan Day, Sr.; LB Chase Oltman, Sr.; LB Ethan Jacobs, So.

Keys to victory: Indian Creek needs to continue establishing some sort of identity with the running game in order to take pressure off junior quarterback Taylor Voris and his receivers.

Notable: With 301 career victories, Mike Gillin is behind only Sheridan’s Bud Wright (397) and New Prairie’s Russ Radtke (334) among current head coaches in Indiana.

Milan (3-2) at Edinburgh (1-4)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: The two schools didn’t play last year, but Milan has won all 22 meetings since 1994, with all but five of those decided by 20 points or more.

Sagarin ratings: Milan 49.55 (131st), Edinburgh -11.27 (314th).

Players to watch: Milan — QB Blane Beck, Sr.; RB Jed Minnich, Jr.; WR Zac Minnich, Jr.; WR Michael Offill, Sr. Edinburgh — QB Jacob Atha, Jr; WR Parker Bryant, Jr.; DB Zach Smiley, Sr.; DB Grant Godsey, So.

Keys to victory: Milan throws the football as well as any team the Lancers will face this season. Edinburgh needs to find ways to pressure Beck, who comes into the game having already thrown 15 touchdown passes.

Notable: The least amount of yards Beck has thrown for in Milan’s first five games is 230 yards in a loss to Lawrenceburg.

Roncalli (5-0) at Brebeuf (3-2)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: portal.stretchinternet.com/roncalli

Recent history: The Rebels had won eight straight in the series, a streak that began with a sectional victory in 2000, before Brebeuf pulled out a 17-10 win in double overtime last season.

Sagarin ratings: Roncalli 83.41 (23rd), Brebeuf 73.00 (51st).

Players to watch: Roncalli — QB Derek O’Connor, Sr.; RB Kenny Gillum, Sr.; RB Nate Fischer, Sr.; WR Luke Smock, Sr.; LB Christian Brueggeman. Brebeuf — QB Luke Iffert, Jr.; RB Noah Delumpa, Jr.; WR Max Kucer, Sr.; LB James Kroot, Jr.

Keys to victory: Roncalli’s defense, which has permitted a grand total of six points in the past two games, needs to slow the Braves’ pass-catch combination of Iffert and Kucer. Iffert needs 103 passing yards to reach 1,000 this season; Kucer has 29 receptions.

Notable: The winning team hasn’t scored more than 21 points in this matchup since Roncalli’s 28-6 victory in 2011.