Scouting Friday’s high school football games

<strong>Greenwood (4-4) at Whiteland (7-1)</strong>

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

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Attendance: Each school had an allotment of pre-sale tickets. None will be available at the gate.

Recent history: The Warriors’ 35-16 victory last year was their second in a row after the Woodmen had taken the previous two meetings.

Sagarin ratings: Greenwood 68.90 (13th in Class 4A, 64th in Indiana), Whiteland 89.43 (third in 5A, 10th overall)

Players to watch: Greenwood — QB/LB Gavin Ruppert, RB Noah Apgar, RB Ethan Haessig, DE Dylan Mayhew, DB Tanner Allen; Whiteland — QB Brant Kunz, RB Chase Valentine, RB Jonathan Crowley, LB Daniel Adams, LB Kayden Welling

What to look for: The Warriors come in as one of the hottest teams in Indiana, but the Woodmen are feeling pretty good themselves after a dominating win over Franklin last Friday. Both teams rely heavily on their ground attacks, so whichever team can control the line of scrimmage should have the upper hand. Whiteland comes in as a solid favorite, but paper favorites mean little in this rivalry; if the Warriors want their first eight-win regular season since 2008, they’ll need to earn it.

<strong>Cathedral (8-0) at Center Grove (8-0)</strong>

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

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Attendance: All tickets on both sides are sold out.

Recent history: The two teams have split the last four meetings, with the Fighting Irish earning a 14-9 victory a year ago.

Sagarin ratings: Cathedral 111.58 (first in 5A, second in Indiana), Center Grove 114.32 (first in 6A and overall)

Players to watch: Cathedral — QB Nathan McCahill, RB Jake Langdon, WR Camden Jordan, LB Hudson Miller, DB Zane Hill; Center Grove — QB Tayven Jackson, RB Carson Steele, DL Caden Curry, DB Matt Soderdahl, K Austin Watson

What to look for: Center Grove is looking to solidify itself as one of the greatest teams in Indiana high school history; a win over a Fighting Irish team that might also be in that discussion would certainly help the cause. McCahill is a two-way threat capable of making big plays, which is a must for any team looking to get anywhere against the Trojans’ defense. Jordan leads a deep receiving corps that will test the Center Grove secondary. Will this game live up to the considerable hype? Watson is back tonight for Center Grove after missing the last two games.

<strong>Indian Creek (6-2) at Northview (6-2)</strong>

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

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Attendance: Indian Creek received an allotment of tickets for pre-sale; none will be available at the gate.

Recent history: The Braves were a 32-28 winner in last year’s WIC championship game after Northview came out on top in 2018.

Sagarin ratings: Indian Creek 55.87 (15th in 3A, 120th in Indiana), Northview 65.85 (16th in 4A, 73rd overall)

Players to watch: Indian Creek — QB Aidan Neathery, RB Connor Fruits, RB/DB Brandon Murray, WR/DB Jordan Gorham, OL/DL R.C. Hall; Northview — QB Keegan Garrison, RB Korbin Allen, TE/DE Ilias Gordon, OL/LB Parker Jordan, LB Braxton Sampson

What to look for: The Braves pulled out last year’s meeting after Gordon’s ejection just before halftime helped swing the momentum. Can Indian Creek stop him from making a big impact on both sides of the ball this time around? And can the Knights slow down Fruits, who ran for a school-record 339 yards in last week’s comeback win over Sullivan? Those two will be the best players on the field tonight, but it could well be somebody else who ends up stepping up and making the difference. Perhaps a big play from the Braves’ interception-happy secondary?

<strong>Indianapolis Crimson Knights (0-7)</strong>

<strong>at Edinburgh (2-6)</strong>

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Attendance: Capped at 50 percent of capacity. Tickets are expected to be available at the gate.

Recent history: The Lancers have lost the last three meetings in the series, including a 44-15 defeat last year.

Sagarin ratings: Crimson Knights N/A, Edinburgh 4.00 (53rd in A, 302nd overall)

Players to watch: Edinburgh — QB/DB Riley Palmeter, RB/LB Austin Streeval, WR/DB Caleb Dewey, WR/DB Landen Burton, DB Colin Richardson

What to look for: This matchup hasn’t gone Edinburgh’s way in recent years, but the Crimson Knights don’t appear to be what they’ve been in years past and the Lancers have been firing on all cylinders offensively, with Palmeter and Dewey launching an assault on the school record book. If the defense can hold up its end of the deal — as it did in last week’s shutout win over Rock Creek — then Edinburgh may be able to lock up its first three-win season since 2016.

<strong>Roncalli (6-1) at East Central (7-1)</strong>

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio:, CBS Sports 1430

Attendance: Roncalli received an allotment of tickets for pre-sale; none will be available at the gate.

Recent history: The Rebels won the 2016 Class 4A semistate on the road, 24-21, on a Patrick Sandler field goal as time expired.

Sagarin ratings: Roncalli 86.59 (third in 4A, 21st in Indiana), East Central 83.10 (fourth in 4A, 24th overall)

Players to watch: Roncalli — QB Aidan Leffler, RB Baron Huebler, WR Kyle Lockard, DL Owen Volk, DB Dominic Brown; East Central — QB Ryan Bond, RB Hunter Sohns, RB Josh Ringer, LB Kole Viel

What to look for: The races for the 6A and 5A state titles in Indiana might lack drama, but the 4A chase is wide open — and these two teams are both legitimate contenders. This meeting pits Roncalli’s high-octane offense (39.3 ppg) against the top scoring defense in 4A (6.5 ppg allowed). Roncalli will be the toughest opponent the Trojans have faced; it will be interesting to see how their defense holds up against Huebler &amp;amp; Co., who are averaging more than 50 points a weeks over the last four.