Scouting tonight’s matchups

Pike (2-4) at Center Grove (3-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: KORN Country 100.3


Recent history: The Trojans are 6-0 in the series under head coach Eric Moore, including a 51-7 rout last season.

Sagarin ratings: Pike 88.58 (14th), Center Grove 101.84 (third)

Players to watch: Pike — QB Jordan Garrett, RB Reggie Lipscomb, WR Richard Huston, DB Zane Greene; Center Grove — QB Jackson Moore, RB Carson Steele, WR Jacob Keith, DL Austin Daming, LB A.J. Gin

Keys to victory: Pike, once an afterthought, can’t be overlooked anymore; the Red Devils crushed the same Lawrence Central team that beat the Trojans last week. If Center Grove can establish the run and control the tempo, however, it should be able to fend off the upset bid. Pike hasn’t won consecutive games since 2015.

Franklin (1-5) at Plainfield (3-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: The Quakers have won three straight since Franklin’s 2013 victory, including a 55-27 triumph last fall.

Sagarin ratings: Franklin 48.47 (145th), Plainfield 74.81 (43rd)

Players to watch: Franklin — QB Drew Byerly, RB Tyler Fromer, WR Riley McCann, LB Tommy Reed, S Clayton Coll; Plainfield — QB Ben Slaton, RB Dawson Anderson, WR Tyler McCarty, LB/TE Chase Spears

Keys to victory: Can the Grizzly Cubs build on the momentum generated last weekend? Franklin showed some offensive firepower, particularly through the air, but the Quakers figure to offer much greater resistance than Mooresville did. A scoring drive or two early could give Franklin the confidence to stay in it all night.

Decatur Central (5-1) at Greenwood (5-1)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Recent history: The Hawks have a four-year winning streak going, including a 28-14 home win last season.

Sagarin ratings: Decatur Central 83.54 (20th), Greenwood 69.55 (60th)

Players to watch: Decatur Central — QB Bryce Jefferson, RB Tyrone Tracy, LB/S Nick Pickett, DB Larry Tracy; Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, RB Brandon Rosado, WR R.J. Meyers, DE Jake Patton, LB Bryce Taylor

Keys to victory: Everything starts with containing the lethal backfield duo of Jefferson and Tyrone Tracy. Slow them, and it’ll be a ball game; if they break loose, it could be a wrap early. The Woodmen seniors expected to contend for a Mid-State title this year; a win against the high-flying Hawks would create a three-way tie at the top.

Whiteland (1-5) at Mooresville (0-6)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.


Recent history: The Warriors have won the last seven matchups, including a 28-6 triumph last year. Mooresville’s most recent series victory came in 2009.

Sagarin ratings: Whiteland 56.68 (111th), Mooresville 35.23 (210th)

Players to watch: Whiteland — QB Iyan Pelfree, RB Ryan Hammond, WR Matt Luechtefeld, LB Camron Ciampa, LB Austin Cook; Mooresville — QB Eli Bunch, WR Jon Eineman, LB Ryan Spangler, DB/WR Gavin Evans

Keys to victory: Which team can do a better job of bouncing back morally after a crushing defeat last week? Mooresville was routed by previously winless Franklin, while the Warriors let one get away in the second half at Martinsville. Whichever side strikes first could control the momentum and the evening.

Indian Creek (4-2) at Cascade (3-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: Last year’s meeting, a 41-16 Braves victory, was the first between the new Western Indiana Conference rivals.

Sagarin ratings: Indian Creek 46.75 (163rd), Cascade 27.63 (237th)

Players to watch: Indian Creek — QB Taylor Voris, RB Avery Welch, WR/S Isaiah Lacey, WR/DB Dylan Sprong, LB Grant Goforth; Cascade — RB Connor Horning, RB Jason Mantooth, WR/DB A.J. Sanders, OL/DL Cameron Ginter

Keys to victory: The Braves have yet to lose to an East Division foe since joining the WIC last year; the Cadets may be the biggest threat to that streak so far. Indian Creek would be wise to keep an eye on Sanders, a threat both in the secondary (4 INT) and as a kick returner. Keep him quiet, and the visitors should be OK.

Eastern Greene (6-0) at Edinburgh (0-6)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: The Thunderbirds, who started their program in 2003, are playing the Lancers for the first time.

Sagarin ratings: Eastern Greene 58.60 (104th), Edinburgh minus-15.01 (324th)

Players to watch: Eastern Greene — QB Caleb Hamilton, WR Jaden Evans, LB Zach Terry, LB Levi Southern; Edinburgh — QB Tyson Sackman, RB Austin Streeval, WR/DB Dillon Simpson, OL/DL Tavian Cosby, LB Zach Murphy

Keys to victory: To stay with the Class A No. 6 Thunderbirds, Edinburgh needs to find a way to slow Hamilton, who is approaching 1,000 yards rushing while also posing a threat in the air. Eastern Greene has scored at least 45 points in each game — bad news for a reeling Lancers team that suited up just 17 players last week.

Roncalli (6-0) at Fishers (3-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.


Radio: CBS Sports-1430 AM

Recent history: This will be the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and the Tigers.

Sagarin ratings: Roncalli 97.29 (sixth), Fishers 81.90 (25th)

Players to watch: Roncalli — QB Conner Gore, RB Elijah Mahan, WR Michael Dill, DL John Harris, LB Cade Morgan; Fishers — QB Jon Vore, WR Collin Statz, OL Luke Martin, LB Michael Nettleton, LB Seth Sontich

Keys to victory: Fishers has had trouble running the football this season, but Vore already has matched his passing numbers from a year ago. Can the Rebels contain the Tigers’ improved aerial attack, which stunned Avon last week? If so, a 22nd straight victory seems likely.

— Compiled by Ryan O’Leary