Mt. Vernon entered last season’s Week 9 matchup with rival New Palestine with a record of 7-1 and was considered a heavy favorite.
The Marauders will go into Friday’s game against the Dragons with the same record, but are listed as double-digit underdogs.
In an illustration of how much things can change in a year, 4A No. 2 NP (8-0, 5-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) visits 4A No. 7 MV (7-1, 4-1 HHC) Friday with HHC title implications headlining the stakes — which also includes, of course, the Boundary Rail.
The Sagarin ratings list the visitors as a near 19-point favorite. With a win, the Dragons clinch the outright HHC crown.