Marion (1-0) at Mount Vernon (0-1)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m. at Mt. Vernon.
COACHES: Craig Chambers, 1-0 in 1st year at Marion, 24-13 in 4th year overall. Doug Armstrong, 37-20 in 6th year at Mt. Vernon, 89-76 in 16th year overall.
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SAGARIN RATINGS: Mt. Vernon, 58.77, 117th overall, 27th in Class 4A. Marion, 42.45, 208th overall, 54th in Class 4A.
SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Mt. Vernon, 5-0.
LAST MEETING: Mt. Vernon, 50-6, Aug. 28, 2015.
NOTES: Mt. Vernon opened its season with a 34-27 loss to Hamilton Heights … Marion topped Huntington North 39-14 in Week 1 … Marauders first-year starting quarterback Zac Montgomery, who transferred in this summer, led the team with two passing and two rushing touchdowns … He finished 29 of 43 for 328 yards through the air and 72 yards on the ground … Senior Eric Jones led the team with 82 rushing yards on 16 carries … Mt. Vernon junior Damari Gatewood caught nine passes for 111 yards and two scores … Marion finished 0-10 last season and lost to the Marauders 50-6 … Mt. Vernon has won five straight over the Giants … Senior quarterback Thomas Stone finished 9 of 16 against Huntington North for 123 yards and two touchdowns and an interception … Senior running backs Tyrell Phelps and Dontea Henderson combined for 230 yards rushing and three scores … Phelps led the team with 169 yards on the ground … Mt. Vernon was led on defense last week by senior linebackers Nathan Seifert and Mitch McCarthy … Each finished with 11 tackles in the loss … Craig Chambers is in his first season with Marion.
New Palestine (1-0) at Richmond (1-0)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m. at Lyboult Field.
COACHES: Kyle Ralph, 42-2 in 4th year at New Palestine. Matt Holeva, 26-16 in 5th year at Richmond, 87-39 in 13th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 88.92, 11th overall, 2nd in Class 5A. Richmond, 58.8, 116th overall, 26th in Class 4A.
SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: New Palestine, 5-0.
LAST MEETING: New Palestine, 72-7, Aug. 28, 2015.
NOTES: New Palestine beat Whiteland 38-26 to open its season at Lucas Oil Stadium … First-year starting quarterback Gunnar Large, a senior, completed 8 of 13 passes for 107 yards with no interceptions … Senior running back Duron Ford was the team’s biggest offensive force, though, finishing with 220 rushing yards on 23 carries to go along with four touchdowns … Seniors defenders Brett Luker and Jordan Shanahan finished with 14 and 13 tackles, respectively … The Dragons have won five straight contests over Richmond, last year being a 72-7 victory at home … The Red Devils defeated Connersville 27-0 in Week 1 … Last season, the Red Devils were 5-5 under Matt Holeva, who enters his fifth season with the team … The Red Devils fell to New Castle, 21-20, in the first round of sectional play in 2015 … New Palestine remains at No. 2 in the Class 5A AP Poll behind Fort Wayne Snider.
Bloomington North (0-1) at Greenfield-Central (1-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m. at Cougar Stadium.
COACHES: Scott Bless, 53-69 in 12th year at Bloomington North, 68-99 in 17th year overall. Adam Sherman, 1-0 in 1st year at Greenfield-Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Greenfield-Central, 62.09, 103rd overall, 23rd in Class 4A. Bloomington North, 52.92, 147th overall, 28th in Class 5A.
SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Bloomington North, 1-0.
LAST MEETING: Bloomington North, 20-7, Sep. 11, 1998.
NOTES: Greenfield-Central welcomed first-year head coach Adam Sherman to town with a win over 2A No. 8 Eastern Hancock in Week 1, 42-28 … The Cougars jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half … Senior running backs Michael Sosnowski and Skylar Gary were efficient offensive leaders … Sosnowski rushed for 168 yards on 12 carries and also scored the first touchdown of the game just seconds into the first quarter … Gary finished with 154 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns … Senior quarterback Spencer Hert finished with 55 yards through the air and connected with receiver Braden Brown for a touchdown … Bryce Ratliff led the Cougars defense with 12 total tackles … Bloomington North lost 62-7 to 5A No. 3 Columbus East in Week 1 … Bloomington North totaled nine first downs in the loss compared to Columbus East’s 17 … The two teams haven’t played since 1998, when Bloomington North won 20-7 … 4A Greenfield-Central entered Week 2 ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll.
Eastern Hancock (0-1) at South Decatur (1-0)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m. at Siebel Field.
COACHES: Jim O’Hara, 20-5 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock, 107-53 in 15th year overall. Tony Bell, 6-5 in 2nd year at South Decatur.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Eastern Hancock, 54.24, 135th overall, 10th in Class 2A. South Decatur, 45.68, 193rd overall, 18th in Class 1A.
SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Eastern Hancock, 9-4.
LAST MEETING: Eastern Hancock, 33-13, Aug. 28, 2015.
NOTES: Class 2A No. 11 Eastern Hancock fell three spots in the The Associated Press football poll this week after a slow start and 42-28 loss to county rival Greenfield-Central in Week 1 … Senior running back Devin Denny was limited in the first half but still managed 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries … Junior quarterback Jarett Lewis was 11-for-29 under center and threw seven strikes to junior receiver A.J. Muegge for 72 yards.. Junior receiver Payton Wilkinson caught two passes for 38 yards and a score … Senior Devyn Brinson led the team with 13 tackles from the secondary … The Royals own the series 9-4 with South Decatur the last 30 years and won 33-13 last season … In Week 1, South Decatur topped rival North Decatur 33-8 … The offense picked up 471 rushing yards with 314 of them going to senior Damon Allen … Allen also scored four touchdowns in the win… Senior Brandon Farr led the Cougars defense with 18 tackles … South Decatur is ranked No. 18 in Class A.