Greenfield-Central (2-0) at Mt. Vernon (0-2)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon field.
COACHES: Adam Sherman, 2-0 in 1st year at Greenfield-Central. Doug Armstrong, 37-21 in 6th year at Mt. Vernon, 89-77 in 16th year overall.
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SAGARIN RATINGS: Greenfield-Central, 54.45, 111th overall, 28th in Class 4A. Mt. Vernon, 33.34, 210th overall, 55th in Class 4A.
MOST RECENT OUTING: Greenfield-Central defeated Bloomington North, 52-35. Mt. Vernon lost to Marion, 31-0.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: Mt. Vernon, 19-12.
NOTES: Last week, after a rainout Friday, Class 4A No. 12 Greenfield-Central continued what it started in Week 1 with a 52-35 win against Bloomington North … Cougars senior quarterback Spencer Hert was 6 of 9 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown … Seniors running backs Michael Sosnowski and Skylar Gary were effective on the ground as Sosnowski finished with 82 yards and a score and Gary finished with 159 yards and three touchdowns … The Greenfield-Central rushing attack is ranked No. 11 in the nation according to MaxPreps … Senior defensive back Bryce Ratliff leads the team with 18 tackles … Mt. Vernon fell to 0-2 last week after a 31-0 loss to Marion … Junior quarterback Zac Montgomery finished 15 of 25 passing for 105 yards and two interceptions … The Marauders added 104 yards on the ground, as well, led by junior Eric Jones’s 57 yards … junior receiving Damari Gatewood caught three passes for 29 yards … Senior linebacker Mitch McCarthy leads the team with 26 tackles … Last season, Mt. Vernon beat Greenfield-Central in overtime, 20-14.
Northeastern (2-0) at Eastern Hancock (0-2)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m., Knarr Field.
COACHES: Mike Roeder, 98-109 in 20th year at Northeastern. Jim O’Hara, 20-6 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock, 107-54 in 15th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Northeastern, 46.37, 154th overall, 15th in Class 2A. Eastern Hancock, 42.2, 174th overall, 20th in Class 2A.
MOST RECENT OUTING: Northeastern defeated Winchester, 14-7. Eastern Hancock lost to South Decatur, 30-26.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: Eastern Hancock, 7-2.
NOTES: Class 2A No. 17 Eastern Hancock fell to 0-2 last week after a heartbreaking 30-26 loss to South Decatur on the road … A holding call caused the game-winning touchdown catch (from Jarett Lewis to Clayton Cochard) to be called back … The Royals are 0-2 for the first time in Jim O’Hara’s three seasons at the helm … Lewis finished 17 of 31 from behind center and added two touchdowns and two interceptions … Junior running back A.J. Muegge started in place of an injured Devin Denny and held his own … He finished with 22 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown … Muegge also caught a touchdown through the air and converted three onside kick attempts as the team’s place kicker … Junior Spencer Maxwell leads the Royals’ defense with 24 tackles. … 2A No. 8 Northeastern defeated Winchester 14-7 last week to move to 2-0 … Senior running back Ryan Hartmann leads the team with 351 yards and two touchdowns this season … Quarterback Jacob Auger, also a senior, has three touchdown passes on just eight attempts this year … Senior Gunnar Adams leads Northeastern, which averages 354 rushing yards per game, with 13 tackles on defense… Last season, Eastern Hancock beat the Knights 33-7.
Yorktown (1-1) at New Palestine (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m., Kelso Stadium.
COACHES: Mike Wilhelm, 67-57 in 12th year at Yorktown. Kyle Ralph, 43-2 in 4th year at New Palestine.
SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 84.92, 19th overall, 4th in Class 5A. Yorktown, 44.67, 164th overall, 34th in Class 3A.
MOST RECENT OUTING: Yorktown lost to Muncie Central, 28-21. New Palestine defeated Richmond, 49-32.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: New Palestine, 15-4.
NOTES: Class 5A No. 2 New Palestine escaped a sloppy night of football with a 49-32 win against Richmond last week … The Dragons moved to 2-0 for the fourth time in head coach Kyle Ralph’s four seasons in control … Senior quarterback Gunnar Large finished 12 of 17 through the air for 251 yards and three touchdowns … After a big Week 1, senior running back DuRon Ford used 20 carries to gain 149 yards. … Ford also scored a rushing touchdown … Senior Adam Kincaid led the aerial attack with five catches for 115 yards and a score … On defense, senior Brett Luker leads the team with 19 tackles … On offense, New Palestine is averaging 180 passing yards and 275 on the ground … Last season, the Dragons topped Yorktown in Week 3, 63-7 … The Tigers lost to Muncie Central 28-21 in Week 2 after a two-point win over Anderson to begin their season … Senior quarterback Brogan Miller has completed 45 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns … He also has two interceptions … Junior Jordan Spangler (141 yards) leads Yorktown’s rushing attack.