Greenfield-Central defeated New Castle (40-7) and lost to Pendleton Heights (45-0) this season. Muncie Central defeated New Castle (33-13) and lost to Pendleton Heights (42-13) this season.
Greenfield-Central is 3-6. Muncie Central is 3-6.
The Cougars give up 35 points per game. The Bearcats give up 33.7 points.
On paper, or in the computer, you won’t find a more even sectional contest across the state this week than the Central-Central, feline-on-feline quarterfinal matchup, which the Bearcats will host Friday in the 4A Sectional 13 quarterfinal.
Jeff Sagarin’s computer model lists Muncie Central with an overall rating of 41.84; Greenfield-Central is at 41.81.
“They’ve got some pretty good athletes,” Cougars coach Roger Dodson said. “We’re going to have to play a pretty good game. We’re just going to have to take care of the ball a little bit better on offense and try to get something going there to help us out defensively a little bit.”
The Cougars are looking for a glimmer of hope after a one-sided three-game slide. G-C opened the season at 3-3, then lost to Mt. Vernon (54-13), New Palestine (47-7) and Pendleton Heights (45-0).
Against the Arabians last week, the Cougars lost four fumbles and quarterback Jimmy Baggott threw three interceptions.