Scouting Friday's area high school football matchups

Scouting Friday's area high school football matchups

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Scouting Friday's area high school football matchups

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Noblesville (3-1) at McCutcheon (3-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Webcast: mtcsports.net

Series: Noblesville leads 10-8; the teams split a pair of games last season. The Millers won 21-14 on Sept. 14. McCutcheon won 26-10 in a sectional semifinal on Oct. 26.

Last week: Noblesville defeated Lafayette Jeff 24-13. McCutcheon defeated Harrison 24-19.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: Noblesville 3-1, McCutcheon 3-1

Sagarin ratings: Noblesville 80.56, McCutcheon 74.11

About Noblesville: The Millers are 3-1 for the first time since 2000. … Noblesville has converted 41.5 percent of its third downs and 71.4 percent of its fourth downs. … The Millers average 21.5 points and allow 14.3. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: TC McKiernan (70-317 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: McKiernan (60-96, 723 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT). … Receiving: Cody Sullivan (13-188 yards, 1 TD). … Tackles: Austin Ginther (25). … Interceptions: Jake Owens, David Cory and Luke Kseniak (1).

About McCutcheon: The Mavericks are ranked No. 5 in Class 5A. … McCutcheon is off to its best start since going 8-0 in 2002. … The Mavericks average 25.0 points and allow 22.3. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Nate Deno (91-656 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: Jamie Frier (13-27, 221 yards, 3 TD). … Receiving: Elming (4-136 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Caleb Harper (59). … Interceptions: Parker Caldwell (1).

If you go: Ellison Stadium is at 4951 Old U.S. 231 S.

Hamilton Southeastern (3-1) at Lafayette Jeff (1-3)

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WJEF 91.9

Series: Hamilton Southeastern has won 11 of 12 and eight straight, including 58-34 and 41-13 victories last season.

Last week: Hamilton Southeastern defeated Zionsville 21-3. Lafayette Jeff lost to Noblesville 24-13.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: Hamilton Southeastern 3-1, Lafayette Jeff 1-3

Sagarin ratings: Hamilton Southeastern 90.25, Lafayette Jeff 71.66

About Hamilton Southeastern: The Royals have won or shared the conference title in seven of the past eight seasons. … Hamilton Southeastern allowed 51 points in a loss to Fishers and 10 total points in its other three games. … The Royals average 29.3 points and allow 15.3. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Jamitreus Crockham (42-369 yards, 5 TD), Hunter Hardee (62-349 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Tyler Janney (37-67, 645 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Chris Ford (9-214 yards, 4 TD). … Tackles: Crockham (26). … Interceptions: Jocko Olexa (1).

About Lafayette Jeff: The Bronchos’ three losses came by 21 combined points. … Lafayette Jeff has lost 23 straight to Hamilton County opponents dating back to 2008. … The Bronchos average 15.3 points and allow 14.0. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Darian Green (102-706 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Matt Johnson (20-41, 290 yards, 1 TD). … Receiving: Austin Albrecht (7-110 yards). … Tackles: Woody Archibald (37). … Interceptions: Archibald (3).

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

Harrison (0-4) at Fishers (3-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Fishers leads 5-2 and has won four straight, including 66-0 last season.

Last week: Harrison lost to McCutcheon 24-19. Fishers defeated Avon 26-25.

Hoosier Crossroads Conference: Harrison 0-4, Fishers 3-1

Sagarin ratings: Harrison 56.68, Fishers 90.14

About Harrison: The Raiders have not won outside of Tippecanoe County since Oct. 16, 2009. … Harrison scored a season high and allowed a season low for points last week. … The Raiders average 8.0 points and allow 31.5. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Daniel Wright (48-177 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: Jake Lasky (33-81, 355 yards, 2 TD, 5 INT). … Receiving: Cameron Greene (9-106 yards). … Tackles: Brett Spitznagle (31).

About Fishers: The Tigers are ranked No. 10 in Class 6A. … Fishers has won 16 straight against Tippecanoe County opponents. … The Tigers average 37.3 points and allow 32.0. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Maurice Campbell (33-328 yards, 5 TD). … Passing: Connor Christiansen (60-102, 892 yards, 8 TD, 4 INT). … Receiving: J-Shun Harris (24-472 yards, 4 TD). … Tackles: R.J. Potts (30). … Interceptions: Maurice Campbell (1).

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

West Lafayette (4-0) at Tipton (3-1)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Series: Tied 8-8 after Tipton broke a five-game losing streak with a 20-14 victory last season.

Last week: West Lafayette defeated Benton Central 51-14. Tipton lost to Rensselaer 9-7.

Hoosier Conference: West Lafayette 2-0, Tipton 1-1

Sagarin ratings: West Lafayette 72.51, Tipton 75.14

About West Lafayette: The Red Devils are ranked No. 4 in Class 3A. … West Lafayette has scored 50 or more points in three straight games. … The Red Devils average 45.8 points and allow 10.8. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Maurice Woodard (75-630 yards, 10 TD). … Passing: Parker Ronchetto (48-61, 860 yards, 13 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Travis Rolle (20-289 yards, 5 TD). … Tackles: Austin Dienhart (32). … Interceptions: Spencer Ronchetto, Keegan Forbes and Brandon Watt (1).

About Tipton: The Blue Devils are ranked No. 7 in Class 2A. … Tipton has not lost consecutive games since Sept. 16-30, 2011. … The Blue Devils average 32.0 points and allow 12.3. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Nate Hein (69-380 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Jack Critser (13-34, 179 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT). … Receiving: Nathan Friend (4-81 yards). … Tackles: Josh Snider (27). … Interceptions: Brody Dell (2).

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

Benton Central (1-3) at Central Catholic (3-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: ESPN 1450

Webcast: waltonwebcasting.com

Series: Central Catholic leads 24-19 and has won four straight, including 55-12 last season.

Last week: Benton Central lost to West Lafayette 51-14. Central Catholic lost to Culver Academies 14-7.

Hoosier Conference: Benton Central 0-2, Central Catholic 2-0

Sagarin ratings: Benton Central 44.96, Central Catholic 69.55

About Benton Central: The Bison’s three losses came against teams with a combined 10-2 record. … Benton Central defeated Seeger 47-9 and was outscored 151-28 in its other three games. … The Bison average 18.8 points and allow 40.0. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Nick Fischbach (37-157 yards). … Passing: Tyler Souligne (21-49, 348 yards, 5 TD, 4 INT). … Receiving: Gunther Balenseifer (5-153 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Fischbach (40). … Interceptions: Fischbach, Balenseifer and Mason Cooley (1).

About Central Catholic: The Knights are ranked No. 5 in Class 2A. … Central Catholic has not allowed more than 14 points in a game this season. … The Knights average 24.5 points and allow 10.5. … Statistical leaders–Rushing: Joe Smith (69-354 yards, 5 TD). … Passing: Ty Preston (60-105, 901 yards, 6 TD, 3 INT). … Receiving: Luke Fusiek (12-300 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Coy Cronk (43). … Interceptions: Smith (3).

If you go: LaRocca Field is at 2410 S. 9th Street.

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