NP breakdown


GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m.

COACHES: Kyle Ralph, 35-1 in 3rd year at New Palestine. Will Ragle, 2-25 in 3rd year at New Castle, 2-35 in 4th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 97.14, first in 5A. New Castle, 36.90, 53rd in 4A.

LAST MEETING: New Palestine 55-10 on Oct. 10, 2014.

NOTES: The Dragons improved to 7-0 with a 45-0 rout of Shelbyville last week … The win gives New Palestine 22 straight during the regular season, a state record … It also locked up the Hoosier Heritage Conference title for the third straight year … Senior quarterback Alex Neligh scored four rushing touchdowns and now has 19 on the season … New Castle’s lone win of the season came in Week 2, a 7-3 victory over Rushville … The Trojans have only won five games the last six years … Dalton Engle leads the offense at quarterback and has 640 yards and eight touchdowns … Cody Werking leads a rather weak rushing attack that only have five scores all season … Werking has 410 rushing yards … Wide receivers Brady Renner and Nic Broyles are the biggest offensive threats, combining for more than 500 yards and nine touchdowns.