New Palestine (3-0) at Mt. Vernon (1-2)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon field.
COACHES: Kyle Ralph, 44-2 in fourth year at New Palestine. Doug Armstrong, 38-21 in sixth year at Mt. Vernon, 90-77 in 16th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 84.97, 17th overall, 4th in Class 5A. Mt. Vernon, 45.28, 156th overall, 42nd in Class 4A.
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MOST RECENT OUTING: New Palestine defeated Yorktown, 55-7. Mt. Vernon defeated Greenfield-Central, 27-10.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: New Palestine, 23-13.
NOTES: Mt. Vernon hosts Class 5A No. 2 New Palestine in the 12th annual Battle for the Boundary Rail game … The two schools are meeting for the 55th time, the longest rivalry for each program … The Dragons are 10-1 in games involving the traveling trophy and have won four straight over the Marauders … Last season, New Palestine beat the Marauders 59-7 … The Dragons are off to a 3-0 start for the fourth consecutive year under head coach Kyle Ralph … In a 55-7 win over Yorktown last week, New Palestine, which is averaging just over 475 yards of offense per game, received 155 yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Gunnar Large … Running back DuRon Ford continued to put up big numbers in Week 3 and now has 609 yards and 11 scores … Brett Luker leads the Red Rage defense with 23 tackles as a defensive back … Mt. Vernon also cruised to a 1-0 start in Hoosier Heritage Conference play with a 27-10 win over Greenfield-Central last week … Marauders junior quarterback Zac Montgomery has 478 yards through the air this season with two touchdowns and five interceptions … Junior Eric Jones leads the ground attack with 202 yards while Montgomery has three rushing scores … Senior linebacker Mitch McCarthy leads the defense with 35 tackles … Junior wide receiver and defensive back Damari Gatewood is a big-play threat on both sides of the ball.
Indianapolis Broad Ripple (1-2) at Eastern Hancock (1-2)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m., Knarr Field.
COACHES: Ethan Schreiber, 1-2 in first year at Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 9-25 in fourth year overall. Jim O’Hara, 21-6 in third year at Eastern Hancock, 108-54 in 15th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Eastern Hancock, 40.87, 178th overall, 19th in Class 2A. Indianapolis Broad Ripple,-2.1, 304th overall, 59th in Class 2A.
MOST RECENT OUTING: Indianapolis Broad Ripple defeated Anderson Prep Academy, 12-9. Eastern Hancock defeated Northeastern, 38-28.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 1-0.
NOTES: Eastern Hancock junior quarterback Jarett Lewis broke a school record last week in a win over ranked Northeastern … He finished with 308 passing yards and three touchdowns … Lewis now has 728 yards and six touchdowns on the season … Senior running back Devin Denny returned after missing a game and added 75 rushing yards and a touchdown … Junior A.J. Muegge has 164 rushing yards and 255 receiving yards in a dual role for the Royals … He finished with 141 yards through the air in last week’s win … Junior Spencer Maxwell leads the team with 32 tackles while junior Clayton Cochard has 23 … Eastern Hancock is currently ranked No. 15 in Class 2A after back-to-back losses to begin its season … Broad Ripple and Eastern Hancock have met only once in the last 30 years … Broad Ripple beat Anderson Prep Academy last week, 12-9 … The Rockets opened their season with blowout losses to Noblesville and Evansville North.
Pendleton Heights (1-2) at Greenfield-Central (2-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m., Cougar Stadium.
COACHES: Jed Richman, 1-2 in first year at Pendleton Heights, 36-32 in seventh year overall. Adam Sherman, 2-1 in first year at Greenfield-Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Greenfield-Central, 46.39, 151st overall, 39th in Class 4A. Pendleton Heights, 39.8, 183rd overall, 46th in Class 4A.
MOST RECENT OUTING: Pendleton Heights lost to New Castle, 15-14. Greenfield-Central lost to Mount Vernon (Fortville), 27-10.
SERIES PAST 30 YEARS: Pendleton Heights, 21-10.
NOTES: After an impressive 2-0 start, Greenfield-Central fell 27-10 last week to rival Mt. Vernon … Spencer Hert has thrown for 267 yards and two touchdowns this season in his first year starting under center … The running back tandem of Michael Sosnowski and Skylar Gary was slightly contained last week against a stout Marauders defense … The senior duo has 718 yards and nine scores between them this season but only managed 127 yards combined last week … Cougars’ speedster Orlando Mojica adds a threat on the outside and has 144 receiving yards and 113 rushing yards … Defensively, Bryce Ratliff and Andrew Leslie lead Greenfield-Central with 22 tackles each… Both also have an interception this year … Pendleton Heights entered the poll this week at No. 14 in Class 4A … The Arabians were edged by HHC foe New Castle, 15-14, in the first week of conference play… Pendleton Heights starting quarterback Christian Conkling, a sophomore, has 292 passing yards this season and four touchdowns … Four different receivers have at least 60 receiving yards with sophomore Tristan Spinks leading the team with 89 … Senior Payton Huth carries a majority of the load in the backfield for the Arabians… He has 383 yards and three touchdowns this season … Corbin Cox in another ground threat as he has 117 yards on seven carries … Pendleton Heights leads the overall series with Greenfield-Central 21-10 over the last 30 years and won 31-24 last year.