Scouting Friday's area high school football matchups

Scouting Friday's area high school football matchups

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Rensselaer (5-0) at West Lafayette (5-0)

Time: 8 p.m.

Radio: WIBN 98.1

Series: West Lafayette has won five of the last six meetings, including 42-18 last season.

Last week: Rensselaer defeated Twin Lakes 45-0. West Lafayette defeated Tipton 34-10.

Hoosier Conference: Rensselaer 2-0, West Lafayette 3-0

Sagarin ratings: Rensselaer 70.95, West Lafayette 81.42

About Rensselaer: The Bombers are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. … Rensselaer is on its longest winning streak since starting 13-0 in 2010. … The Bombers average 37.2 points and allow 8.0. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Rylan Arihood (61-304 yards, 2 TD). … Passing: Dylan Wright (20-40, 344 yards, 7 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Avery Walker (6-118 yards). … Tackles: Beau Boswell (38). … Interceptions: Boswell (3).

About West Lafayette: The Red Devils are ranked No. 4 in Class 3A. … West Lafayette is 5-0 for the sixth time in seven seasons. … The Red Devils average 43.4 points and allow 10.6. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Maurice Woodard (99-839 yards, 13 TD). … Passing: Parker Ronchetto (55-73, 965 yards, 14 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Travis Rolle (21-287 yards, 5 TD). … Tackles: Matt Nordland (37). … Interceptions: Spencer Ronchetto, Keegan Forbes and Brandon Watt (1).

If you go: Straley Field is at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Salisbury Street.

Central Catholic (4-1) at Tipton (3-2)

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Central Catholic won 24-13 last season.

Last week: Central Catholic defeated Benton Central 31-0. Tipton lost to West Lafayette 34-10.

Hoosier Conference: Central Catholic 3-0, Tipton 1-2

Sagarin ratings: Central Catholic 65.24, Tipton 71.49

About Central Catholic: The Knights are ranked No. 3 in Class 2A. … Central Catholic is 15-0 in conference play since the start of the 2011 season. … The Knights average 25.8 points and allow 8.4. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Joe Smith (88-452 yards, 5 TD). … Passing: Ty Preston (79-137, 1,150 yards, 9 TD, 5 INT). … Receiving: Luke Fusiek (14-346 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Coy Cronk (53). … Interceptions: Smith and Adam Lovell (3).

About Tipton: The Blue Devils have won eight or more games in each of the past six seasons. … Tipton scored 121 points in its first three games and 17 in the last two. … The Blue Devils average 27.6 points and allow 16.6. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Nate Hein (76-418 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Jack Crister (14-40, 171 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Nathan Friend (4-81 yards). … Tackles: Josh Snider and Bryce Calvin (43). …. Interceptions: Brody Dell (2).

If you go: The high school is at 619 S. Main Street in Tipton.

Brownsburg (2-3) at Lafayette Jeff (1-4)

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WJEF 91.9, ESPN 1450

Series: Brownsburg leads 5-3 and has won five straight, including 42-6 last season.

Last week: Brownsburg lost to Avon 41-13. Lafayette Jeff lost to Hamilton Southeastern 42-22.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: Brownsburg 2-3, Lafayette Jeff 1-4

Sagarin ratings: Brownsburg 72.70, Lafayette Jeff 73.56

About Brownsburg: The Bulldogs have not been 1-5 since 2006. … Brownsburg scored 49 points in the season opener vs. McCutcheon and 32 points in four games since. … The Bulldogs average 16.2 points and allow 33.8. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Toks Akinribade (82-567 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: Hunter Johnson (12-43, 191 yards, 2 TD). … Receiving: Devonte Allen (7-115 yards). … Tackles: Zach Carlson (34).

About Lafayette Jeff: The Bronchos have lost three straight. … Lafayette Jeff has allowed its fewest points through five games since 2006. … The Bronchos average 16.6 points and allow 19.6. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Darian Green (137-875 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: Matt Johnson (22-48, 361 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Green (9-113 yards). … Tackles: Woody Archibald (47). … Interceptions: Archibald (4).

If you go: Scheumann Stadium is at 1801 S. 18th Street.

McCutcheon (3-2) at Fishers (4-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Fishers leads 9-1 and has won nine straight, including 34-6 and 38-13 last season.

Last week: McCutcheon lost to Noblesville 28-20. Fishers defeated Harrison 35-13.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: McCutcheon 3-2, Fishers 4-1

Sagarin ratings: McCutcheon 75.18, Fishers 87.80

About McCutcheon: The Mavericks are ranked No. 7 in Class 5A. … McCutcheon’s last three games have been decided by eight or fewer points. … The Mavericks average 24.0 points and allow 23.4. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Nate Deno (121-788 yards, 7 TD). … Passing: Jami Frier (14-30, 231 yards, 3 TD). … Receiving: Blake Elming (9-211 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Caleb Harper (76). … Interceptions: Parker Caldwell (1).

About Fishers: The Tigers are ranked No. 7 in Class 6A. … Fishers has won four straight since a season-opening loss at Noblesville. … The Tigers average 36.8 points and allow 28.2. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Harvey Allen (58-389 yards, 4 TD) and Maurice Campbell (44-388 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: Connor Christiansen (69-116, 984 yards, 9 TD, 4 INT). … Receiving: J-Shun Harris (24-472 yards, 4 TD). … Tackles: R.J. Potts (35). … Interceptions: Campbell and Griffin Hulecki (1).

If you go: The high school is at 13000 Promise Road in Fishers.

Zionsville (2-3) at Harrison (0-5)

Time: 7 p.m.

Webcast: waltonwebcasting.com

Series: Zionsville leads 12-1 and has won three straight, including 55-14 last season.

Last week: Zionsville lost Westfield 10-7. Harrison lost to Fishers 35-13.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: Zionsville 2-3, Harrison 0-5

Sagarin ratings: Zionsville 77.29, Harrison 60.70

About Zionsville: The Eagles’ victories came against Lafayette Jeff (14-7) and Noblesville (14-9). … Zionsville has not scored more than 14 points in any game. … The Eagles average 8.8 points and allow 15.4. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Joshua Hinkle (37-223 yards, 2 TD). … Passing: Hinkle (43-79, 397 yards, 3 INT). … Receiving: Ben Kocher (9-150 yards). … Tackles: Blake Kocher and Nick Maines (37). … Interceptions: Jake Manusky, Ryan Conner and Joe Lupinski (1).

About Harrison: The Raiders have lost 31 straight. … Harrison has not scored more than 19 points in a game this season. … The Raiders average 9.0 points and allow 32.2. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Daniel Wright (53-202 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: Jake Lasky (39-98, 410 yards, 2 TD, 6 INT). … Receiving: Cameron Greene (9-106 yards). … Tackles: Brett Spitznagle (39).

If you go: Rickard Field is at 5701 N. 50 W.

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