High school football – September 22

Center Grove (3-2) at Lawrence Central (4-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: centergrove football.com

Recent history: Since the Bears’ 2012 semistate victory, the Trojans have won each of the past four meetings by 14 points or more, including a 35-21 home win in 2016.

Sagarin ratings: Center Grove 102.91 (fourth), Lawrence Central 93.54 (10th)

Players to watch: Center Grove — QB Jackson Moore, RB Carson Steele, WR Jacob Keith, DL Austin Daming, LB A.J. Gin; Lawrence Central — QB Donyell Meredith II, RB John Childs III, WR Donivan Wright, WR Kirk Pinkston Jr., LB Cameron McGrone

Keys to victory: The Trojans had difficulty slowing down Ben Davis’ passing attack two weeks ago, and they’ll face a similar challenge against the Bears. Meredith directs a potent offense that features four receivers with double-digit reception totals. Center Grove will need to find a way to smother that air game and avoid a track meet.

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

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: KORN Country 100.3

Recent history: The Pioneers have won the last three meetings, but each of the past two have been one-score games, including a 29-22 finish last season.

Sagarin ratings: Mooresville 39.37 (196th), Franklin 44.41 (166th)

Players to watch: Mooresville — QB Eli Bunch, WR Jon Eineman, LB Ryan Spangler, DB/WR Gavin Evans; Franklin — QB Drew Byerly, RB Tyler Fromer, WR Riley McCann, LB Tommy Reed, S Clayton Coll

Keys to victory: The Grizzly Cubs know there may not be a better chance at victory this season; can they finish one off at home after some close calls? Franklin coach Chris Coll will be trying to get the better of his former high school coach, Mike Gillin, in their first head-to-head meeting.

Paoli (4-1) at Greenwood (4-1)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

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

Sagarin ratings: Paoli 55.08 (118th), Greenwood 69.54 (57th)

Players to watch: Paoli — QB/LB Ty Lawson, RB/DL Tyler Smith, RB/LB Ian Strange, WR/S Dawson Easterday; Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, RB Brandon Rosado, WR R.J. Meyers, DE Jake Patton, LB Bryce Taylor

Keys to victory: The Woodmen will be attempting to regroup after an extremely bumpy second half at Plainfield last week. They figure to be a solid favorite at home, but still shouldn’t discount a run-heavy Ram offense that has averaged 41.5 points during a four-game win streak.

Martinsville (1-4) at Whiteland (1-4)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: warriorbeat sportsnetwork.weebly.com

Recent history: The Warriors have posted double-digit victories in each of the last four showdowns, including a 42-17 triumph a year ago.

Sagarin ratings: Martinsville 51.76 (131st), Whiteland 59.34 (103rd)

Players to watch: Martinsville — QB Travis Griffey, WR Darius Stillman, CB Seth Galyan; Whiteland — QB Iyan Pelfree, RB Ryan Hammond, RB Preston Phillips, OL Garrett Curtis, LB Austin Cook

Keys to victory: A healthy Hammond has given the Warriors a bit more of a presence on the ground, and they’ll need to establish that run game early against an Artesians defense that held Franklin to just 213 yards of total offense last week.

Edgewood (1-4) at Indian Creek (3-2)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: The Braves rolled to a 56-13 win last year in the first meeting between the new WIC rivals.

Sagarin ratings: Edgewood 9.76 (294th), Indian Creek 47.90 (150th)

Players to watch: Edgewood — RB John McGlothlin, RB/LB Eithan Jacobs, LB Zarich Priest, DB Schuyler Curtis; Indian Creek — QB Taylor Voris, RB Avery Welch, WR/S Isaiah Lacey, WR/CB Brad Trietsch, LB Grant Goforth

Keys to victory: On paper, the Braves are an overwhelming favorite in this game — but they’ll need to avoid the turnovers that plagued them in last week’s home loss to Triton Central. Giveaways could open a door for the upset-minded Mustangs; Indian Creek would be wise to assert itself early and kill any thoughts of a surprise.

Edinburgh (0-5) at Milan (4-1)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: Milan is 28-0 in the series since 1994, and most of the margins have been fairly lopsided — none more so than last year’s 72-0 win by the Indians.

Sagarin ratings: Edinburgh minus-12.77 (323rd), Milan 57.12 (111th)

Players to watch: Edinburgh — RB Austin Streeval, WR Dakota Balthazor, WR/DB Dillon Simpson, OL/DL Tavian Cosby, LB Zach Murphy; Milan — QB David Carpenter, RB Jed Minnich, WR Zac Minnich, OL/DL Derek Sykes

Keys to victory: This is the toughest matchup on the Lancers’ schedule, and it comes at the worst possible time with the status of quarterback Tyson Sackman up in the air due to an ankle injury. Edinburgh will have to compensate by making big improvements on defense and running the football; can it conjure enough magic to keep this one close?

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

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Webcast: rebelmedia network.com

Radio: CBS Sports-1430 AM

Recent history: The Rebels have won five of six dating back to 2011, including a 14-6 triumph last year — but the Braves were a 17-10 overtime winner in their last trip to Roncalli.

Sagarin ratings: Brebeuf 73.58 (45th), Roncalli 97.12 (seventh)

Players to watch: Brebeuf — QB Derrick Ozobu, WR Jacob Pressler, CB Miles McIlwain, S Daniel Ingram; Roncalli — QB Conner Gore, RB Patrick McManama, WR Michael Dill, DL John Harris, LB Luke Hanley

Keys to victory: The Rebels’ stingy defense faces a challenge in the aerial combo of Ozobu and Pressler, which has connected a whopping 45 times in five games. On the other end, Gore will have to keep an eye on McIlwain, who has already picked off three passes. Whichever team gets a better effort from its secondary may have the upper hand.

— Compiled by Ryan O’Leary