Scouting tonight’s sectional matchups

Greenwood (7-2) at Beech Grove (4-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: KORN Country 100.3

Recent history: The Woodmen were a 42-25 winner in a sectional-opener two years ago. Before that game, the teams had not met since 2006.

Sagarin ratings: Greenwood 71.11 (53rd overall, 10th in Class 4A), Beech Grove 52.34 (133rd, 34th in 4A)

Players to watch: Greenwood — QB Seth Gallman, RB Nick Willham, TE Conner Battinau, DT Nick Young, DB Noah Compton; Beech Grove — QB Jordan Reel, RB/DE Isaiah Hulse, RB/S Sergio Hulse, LB Corey McFarland

What to look for: The Hornets are led on both sides of the ball by Isaiah Hulse, who leads the team in rushing (869 yards) and has 19 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, on the other end.

Limiting his production on the ground — and keeping him away from Gallman — will be the key for the Woodmen, a senior-dominated team with plans to make a deep run.

Whiteland (2-7) at Bloomington South (4-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.


Recent history: This will be the first meeting since 2010, when the Warriors won a first-round sectional game by a 37-14 margin.

Sagarin ratings: Whiteland 58.01 (106th overall, 21st in Class 5A), Bloomington South 69.00 (63rd, 13th in 5A)

Players to watch: Whiteland — QB Iyan Pelfree, RB Ryan Hammond, RB Jake Perry, LB Austin Cook, DB Camron Ciampa; Bloomington South — RB Kristian Pechac, RB Maveric Thiery, WR Sean Azcui, LB Chase Shields, CB Quantrell Porter

What to look for: The Panthers have been decimated by injuries, losing quarterback Gavin Yeskie and top offensive lineman Garrett Hickman. Star tailback Pechac has missed time with an injured ankle and is just working his way back. Porter and safety Phillip King both had pick-sixes last week, but Whiteland does most of its damage on the ground anyway. If the Warriors’ defense can buckle down after a rough second half of the season, this is anyone’s game.

Indianapolis Manual (5-4) at Indian Creek (6-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

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

Sagarin ratings: Manual 24.99 (248th overall, 49th in Class 3A), Indian Creek 48.96 (148th, 26th in 3A)

Players to watch: Manual — QB Coadie Barnett, RB DeAngelo Dean, RB/LB Isaiah Starks, DE Ricky Belt; Indian Creek — QB Taylor Voris, RB Avery Welch, WR/S Isaiah Lacey, WR/CB Brad Trietsch, LB Grant Goforth

What to look for: Manual has put up some respectable numbers this season, but that has at least something to do with a schedule that ranks among the state’s easiest. The Redskins have been outscored 226-12 in their past four sectional games, and this one doesn’t figure to be a whole lot different.

Edinburgh (1-8) at South Decatur (4-5)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Recent history: The Cougars have won the past seven meetings, including a 46-22 victory at home in Week 5 this season. They won in Edinburgh last year 42-6.

Sagarin ratings: Edinburgh minus-15.21 (324th overall, 61st in Class A), South Decatur 15.18 (281st, 38th in Class A)

Players to watch: Edinburgh — QB Tyson Sackman, RB/LB Austin Streeval, RB/LB Zach Murphy, WR Dakota Balthazor, WR Hunter Dean; South Decatur — QB Kordell Meadows, RB Devon Martin, WR Tucker Bushhorn, OL/DL Bryce Lang, S Trent Nobbe

What to look for: If nothing else, the Lancers have the advantage of familiarity — but this has been a one-sided rivalry since Edinburgh scored a sectional upset in 2011.

A key this time will be whether the Lancers can stop Martin, who rushed for a season-high 143 yards in last month’s meeting.

Note: Edinburgh picked up a win last week when Eastern Greene was forced to forfeit three games, including its Week 7 matchup with the Lancers.

— Compiled by Ryan O’Leary