The Showdown at Shenandoah. The Royals-Raiders Rumble. The Mow Down in Middletown.
A game like this just has to have a nickname.
Class A No. 6 Eastern Hancock (7-0) will travel to Henry County on Friday to face fellow undefeated and 2A No. 8 Shenandoah. The winner of this game could conceivably make an argument as the state’s best small-school program.
It’s a contest that promises to light up the scoreboard.
The host Raiders are Indiana’s highest scoring team at 55.9 points per game. Eastern Hancock is sixth with a 54.4-point average.
“Their efficiency,” Eastern Hancock coach Pat Echeverria said of what made Shenandoah special. “You can tell they’re a very well-coached group. Offensively they do a good job with mis-direction.
“They force you to play your responsibilities, and then ultimately they have extremely good football players who make those plays work.”