HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL // Scouting this week’s matchups

Franklin (1-6) at Greenwood (4-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Broadcast: KORN Country 100.3 FM

Recent history: The Woodmen have won six of the past seven meetings, shutting out the Grizzly Cubs three times during that span (including 38-0 last year). Franklin’s lone victory in that stretch was a 35-14 triumph in 2014.

Sagarin ratings: Franklin 52.31 (122nd), Greenwood 66.40 (68th).

Players to watch: Franklin — QB Jake Moore, Sr.; RB Tyler Fromer, Jr.; RB Riley McCann, Jr.; LB Thomas Reed, Jr.; DB Shane Reynolds, Jr.; DB Lane Voris, Sr. Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, Jr.; RB Isaiah Borjas, So.; WR Dylan Rosado, Sr.; DL Will Wolf, Sr.; LB A.J. Montgomery, Sr.; LB Bryce Taylor, So.

Keys to victory: Greenwood, which allowed a total of 38 points in its first four games, has permitted 98 in its past three. The Woodmen must get back on track defensively considering the Grizzly Cubs have been held under 21 points just once all season.

Notable: Franklin is more than doubling its scoring output from a year ago, jumping from 12.3 points a game to 25.3.

Center Grove (6-1) at Lawrence North (3-4)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

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

Recent history: Center Grove is 16-1 against Lawrence North under head coach Eric Moore. The Trojans have won four of the past five meetings by 31 points or more, but the Wildcats put up more of a fight in last year’s 17-7 defeat.

Sagarin ratings: Center Grove 115.77 (second), Lawrence North 90.71 (14th).

Players to watch: Center Grove — QB Jack Kellams, Sr.; RB Trevor Hohlt, Sr.; RB Russ Yeast, Sr.; C Bailey Smith, Sr.; LB Nick Arbuckle, Sr.; DE Parker Ferguson, Sr. Lawrence North — QB Jackson Hamersly, Sr.; RB Al McKeller, Sr.; RB Martell Williams, Sr.; RB Elijah Smith, Sr.; DE Josh Mays, Sr.; LB Tajhi Irving, Sr.

Keys to victory: Lawrence North’s massive bodies along the offensive line — including 6-foot-9, 345-pound Caleb Jones and 341-pound center Robb Brown — pose problems for every opponent while running the wing-T. The Trojans’ defense must counter with quickness and endurance.

Notable: Lawrence North coach Patrick Mallory is a former Center Grove assistant coach. He worked on Eric Moore’s staff from 2001 to 2010.

Whiteland (4-3) at Plainfield (4-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: wchsradio.cpcsc.k12.in.us

Recent history: The Wildcats dropped five of their first six meetings with the Quakers under head coach Darrin Fisher, but they’ve since won the past five, including a 17-7 victory a year ago.

Sagarin ratings: Whiteland 78.63 (38th), Plainfield 76.26 (46th).

Players to watch: Whiteland — RB Ryan Hammond, Jr.; RB Edwin Cisneros, Sr.; DL Ryder Emberton, Sr.; LB Ryan Hahn, Sr.; LB Logan Mullinix, Sr.; P-K Jacob Ballain, Sr. Plainfield – QB Ben Slaton, So.; RB Tavian Gadia, So.; RB Dawson Anderson, Jr.; WR Gavin Ritter, Sr.; LB Michael Pappas, Jr.

Keys to victory: Whiteland must be able to sustain long drives with its ground attack in order to take time off the clock and keep the Quakers’ offense on the sidelines.

Notable: Whiteland is 12-2 in games played in October since the 2012 season.

Cloverdale (3-4) at Indian Creek (4-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

Sagarin ratings: Cloverdale -3.95 (305th), Indian Creek 38.23 (190th).

Players to watch: Cloverdale — QB Tyce Jackson, Jr.; WR Nick Winders, Jr.; DE Sean Johnson, Sr.; DL Logan Abner, So.; LB Zeb Holder, Sr. Indian Creek – Taylor Voris, Jr.; RB Brandon Perkins, Jr.; RB Avery Welch, So.; WR Bryce Hogue, Sr.; DE Andrew Pierce, Sr.; DB Isaiah Lacey, So.

Keys to victory: The Clovers, an unknown in these parts, average only 133 yards of offense per outing. It’s another chance for a fast start for Indian Creek, which the past two weeks has outscored its opponents 71-6 in the first half.

Notable: A win would give the Braves the Western Indiana Conference’s East Division title outright and set up a crossover game for the league crown next week, likely against Sullivan.

Wes-Del (5-2) at Edinburgh (2-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: Last year’s 46-26 Wes-Del victory was the first meeting between the teams since the Warriors beat the Lancers four times in a row from 2006 to 2009.

Sagarin ratings: Wes-Del 16.58 (262nd), Edinburgh -14.17 (318th).

Players to watch: Wes-Del — QB Mason Whitted, So.; RB Tyler Rector, Sr.; RB Jake Redwine, Sr.; DB Connor Townsend, Jr. Edinburgh — QB Jacob Atha, Jr.; WR Parker Bryant, Jr.; DB Zach Smiley, Sr.; DB Grant Godsey, So.

Keys to victory: Wes-Del has allowed a total of only 16 points in its five victories. The Lancers must find ways to get the football down field in order to give themselves an opportunity for a third win this season.

Notable: Four of Wes-Del’s games this season have resulted in shutouts. The Warriors have blanked two opponents and been blanked twice themselves.

Decatur Central (6-1) at Roncalli (7-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: portal.stretchinternet.com/roncalli

Recent history: Since the teams began playing annually in 2006, the Rebels own a 7-3 edge, including last year’s 30-14 victory. The Hawks did manage a 22-12 win in their last trip to Roncalli two years ago.

Sagarin ratings: Decatur Central 86.12 (20th), Roncalli 81.78 (26th).

Players to watch: Decatur Central — QB Bryce Jefferson, Jr.;WR Nick Canavan, Sr.; WR Tyrone Tracy, Jr.; LB Calvin Thomas, Jr. Roncalli — QB Derek O’Connor, Sr.; RB Kenny Gillum, Sr.; RB Nate Fischer, Sr.; RB Patrick McManama, Jr.; WR Luke Smock, Sr.; LB Christian Brueggeman; K Patrick Sandler, Sr.

Keys to victory: Roncalli, which runs the football 65 percent of the time, might opt for a higher percentage against the Hawks in order to control the clock. This would keep Jefferson and his many capable receivers on the bench.

Notable: Roncalli coach Bruce Scifres has 240 career victories, eighth among active coaches in Indiana. A win tonight would tie him with Elmer Britton for 25th on the state’s all-time list.