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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Harrison at Westfield

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Westfield leads 8-5, including a 27-7 victory last season.

2012 records: Harrison 0-10, Westfield 3-7

About Harrison: The Raiders have lost 26 straight dating back to Sept. 17, 2010. … Harrison returns eight starters on offense and seven on defense. … The Raiders averaged 8.7 points per game and allowed 44.4. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Nick Torres (7-294 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: Jake Lasky (76-169, 677 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT). … Receiving: Nathan Brown (15-142 yards, 1 TD). …. Tackles: Drezden Johnson (75). … Interceptions: Johnson and Jeep Morehouse (1).

About Westfield: The Shamrocks’ victories last season came against Harrison, McCutcheon and Lafayette Jeff. … Westfield returns eight starters on offense and eight on defense. … The Shamrocks averaged 24.5 points and allowed 24.9 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Frank Grimes (143-703 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Nick Ferrer (165-291, 2,195 yards, 17 TD). … Receiving: Devin Reece (63-864 yards, 6 TD). … Tackles: Mitch Turley (69).

If you go: The high school is at 18250 N. Union Street in Westfield.

Lafayette Jeff at Zionsville

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WJEF 91.9

Series: Zionsville leads 5-3 and has won four straight, including a 41-20 victory last season.

2012 records: Lafayette Jeff 3-7, Zionsvile 8-3

About Lafayette Jeff: The Bronchos lost their final three games last season and six of their last seven. … Lafayette Jeff returns four starters on offense and seven on defense. … The Bronchos averaged 19.1 points and allowed 33.6 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Darian Green (204-1,394 yards, 14 TD). … Passing: Matt Johnson (56-149, 794 yards, 6 TD, 12 INT). … Receiving: Tim Wilson (16-285 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Woody Archibald (105). … Interceptions: Archibald (7).

About Zionsville: The Eagles are ranked No. 4 in Class 5A. … Zionsville has won eight or more games in 11 of the last 14 seasons. … The Eagles return three starters on both offense and defense. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Cole Wendt (183-917 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: Josh Hinkel (7-10, 60 yards). … Receiving: Wendt (6-61 yards). … Tackles: Nick Maines (57). … Interceptions: Ben Kocher (4).

If you go: St. Vincent Health Stadium is at 1000 Mulberry Street in Zionsville.

McCutcheon at Brownsburg

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: The series is tied 10-10 after six straight wins by Brownsburg, including a 36-9 victory last season.

2012 records: McCutcheon 3-9, Brownsburg 9-1.

About McCutcheon: The Mavericks are coming off their first sectional championship appearance since 2002. … McCutcheon returns six starters on both offense and defense. … The Mavericks averaged 16.8 points and allowed 27.4 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Nate Deno (186-1,261 yards, 14 TD). … Receiving: Deno (12-177). … Tackles: Caleb Harper (132). … Interceptions: Alex Nicoson (2).

About Brownsburg: The Bulldogs went undefeated in the regular season last year before a 19-17 overtime loss to Zionsville in the sectional opener. … Brownsburg returns seven starters on offense and five on defense. … The Bulldogs seek their fifth straight winning season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Toks Akinribade (179-891 yards, 13 TD). … Passing: Clint Fink (2-5, 57 yards, 2 TD). … Receiving: Isiaiah Hightower (4-60 yards, 1 TD). … Tackles: Zach Carlson (76). … Interceptions: Caleb Cooley (2).

If you go: Roark Stadium is at 1000 S. Odell Street in Brownsburg.

West Lafayette at Tri-West

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: West Lafayette won 9-7 last season.

2012 records: West Lafayette 6-4, Tri-West 8-3

About West Lafayette: The Red Devils lost to four sectional champions last season, including two state finalists. … West Lafayette returns nine starters on offense and seven on defense. … The Red Devils seek their seventh straight winning season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Maurice Woodard (218-1,415 yards, 19 TD). … Passing: Parker Ronchetto (64-125, 723 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT). … Receiving: Kyle Turner (27-355 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Ty Edmond (72). … Interceptions: Spencer Ronchetto and Ian McLuckey (1).

About Tri-West: The Bruins are ranked No. 8 in Class 3A. … Tri-West is coming off its most victories in a season since 2005. … The Bruins averaged 24.6 points and allowed 16.0 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Jake Hendershot (155-506 yards, 10 TD). … Passing: Hendershot (117-235, 1,957 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT). … Receiving: Colton Jobe (5-80 yards). … Tackles: Rick Perry (92). … Interceptions: Perry (3).

If you go: Tri-West is at 7883 N. State Road 39 in Lizton.

Central Catholic at Delphi

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Central Catholic leads 26-19 and has won six straight, including a 52-7 victory last season.

2012 records: Central Catholic 14-1, Delphi 4-7

About Central Catholic: The Knights are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. … Central Catholic is 12-0 in Hoosier Conference play over the past two seasons. … The Knights return five starters on offense and six on defense. … Returning starters–Rushing: Jackson Anthrop (48-194 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: Ty Preston (101-182, 1,490 yards, 11 TD, 9 INT). … Receiving: Anthrop 27-323 yards, 1 TD. … Tackles: Tyler Schrader (77). … Interceptions: Nigel Hensley (3).

About Delphi: The Oracles seek their first season-opening victory since 2002. … Delphi returns eight starters on both offense and defense. … The Oracles averaged 12.8 points and allowed 29.2 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Garrett Johnson (159-834 yards, 7 TD). … Passing: Jason Sterrett (82-203, 970 yards, 6 TD, 17 INT). … Receiving: Mason Lane (25-311 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Johnson (74). … Interceptions: Johnson (3).

If you go: Berto Field is at 501 Armory Road in Delphi.

North Montgomery at Benton Central

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WIBN 98.1

Series: North Montgomery has won six of the last seven, including a 32-6 victory last season.

2012 records: North Montgomery 6-4, Benton Central 5-7

About North Montgomery: The Chargers seek their sixth winning season in seven years. … North Montgomery returns eight starters on offense and seven on defense. … The Chargers averaged 24.0 points and allowed 12.4 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Jalen West (131-497 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: West (96-167, 1,037 yards, 12 TD, 9 INT). … Receiving: Joel Kauth (21-224 yards, 1 TD). … Tackles: Kauth (61). … Interceptions: Many with 1.

About Benton Central: The Bison are coming off their first sectional championship appearance since 2001. … Benton Central returns five starters on offense and five on defense. … The Bison averaged 17.7 points and allowed 25.5 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Nick Fischbach (46-154 yards, 2 TD). … Passing: KJ Munson (1-2, 3 yards). … Receiving: Tyler Souligne (29-245 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Fischbach (91). … Interceptions: Souligne (3).

If you go: Mallory Field is at 4241 E. 300 S. in Oxford.

Fountain Central at Southmont

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WCDQ 106.3

Series: Southmont leads 9-8 in games played since 1997, but Fountain Central won 21-18 last season.

2012 records: Fountain Central 8-2, Southmont 4-7

About Fountain Central: The Mustangs have won eight or more games in each of the past four seasons. … Fountain Central returns six starters on offense and eight on defense. … The Mustangs averaged 42.7 points and allowed 14.3 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Jared Fishero (54-366 yards, 6 TD). … Passing: Koby Pierce (54-102, 884 yards, 8 TD, 5 INT). … Receiving: Trevor Loveall (9-162 yards, 1 TD). … Tackles: Kiowa Simonton (49). … Interceptions: Loveall and Fishero (1).

About Southmont: The Mounties won three of their last four regular-season games last year. … Southmont returns seven starters on offense and five on defense. … The Mounties averaged 25.6 points and allowed 24.9 last season. … Returning leaders–Rushing: Devon Burton (141-941 yards, 12 TD). … Passing: Burton (33-80, 602 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT). … Receiving: Mitch Dehne (8-99 yards). … Tackles: Burton (66). … Interceptions: Kurt Wertz (2).

If you go: Mountie Field is at 6425 U.S. 231 S. in New Market.

— Compiled by Nathan Baird/nbaird@jconline.com

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