Scouting Friday's area high school football games

Scouting Friday's area high school football games


Scouting Friday's area high school football games


Whiteland at Lafayette Jeff

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: No recent meetings

Last season: Whiteland 9-3; Lafayette Jeff 1-9

About Whiteland: The Warriors have won their last two season openers, both over New Palestine. … Whiteland won a sectional championship last season before losing to Cathedral in the regional. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Brandon Patterson (84-700 yards, 8 TD). … Passing: Shaw Cloud (1-1, 22 yards). … Receiving: Isaiah Calaway (45-967 yards, 9 TD). … Tackles: Nick Ratti (113). … Interceptions: Gabe Clippert (3).

About Lafayette Jeff: The Bronchos have lost five straight season openers, all to Zionsville. … Lafayette Jeff won 15 North Central Conference titles before exiting the conference in 2004. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Brandon Gawlik (3-17 yards). … Passing: Gawlik (4-11, 67 yards). … Receiving: Austin Collins (4-35 yards). … Tackles: Tanner Collins (68). … Interceptions: Sam Collins (1).

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

Zionsville at McCutcheon

Time: 7 p.m.


Series: McCutcheon snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 30-6 win last season.

Last season: Zionsville 4-6; McCutcheon 4-7

About Zionsville: The Eagles have won five straight season openers, all against Lafayette Jeff. … Zionsville, ranked ninth in Class 5A, is coming off its first losing season since 2007. … The Eagles’ six points against McCutcheon last season were its second lowest. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Matt Penola (82-359 yards, 5 TD). … Passing: Trevor Liechty (14-24, 205 yards, 2 TD). … Receiving: Chandler Orbaugh (6-39 yards). … Tackles: Blake Kocher (75). … Interceptions: Brandon Wilson (2).

About McCutcheon: The Mavericks are coming off their third season in a row where they increased their win total from the year before. … McCutcheon has never won a season opener under head coach Ken Frauhiger, losing to Brownsburg in each of the last seven seasons. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Blake Elming (112-773 yards, 8 TD). … Passing: Aaron Phillips (43-101, 774 yards, 6 TD, 6 INT). … Receiving: Elming (15-371 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Lukas Robinson (64). … Interceptions: Cole Taylor and John Bonaguro (1).

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

Westfield at Harrison

Time: 7 p.m.

Series: Westfield has won the last four meetings, including 42-14 and 42-13 last season.

Last season: Westfield 12-2; Harrison 0-10

About Westfield: The Shamrocks were the 5A state runner-up last season. … Westfield is ranked second in 5A. … The Shamrocks have won their last three season openers, all over Harrison. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Elvin Caldwell (253-1,457 yards, 16 TD). … Passing: Ryan Pepiot (4-9, 81 yards). … Receiving: Ben Lotfalion (52-651 yards, 2 TD). … Tackles: Matt Crupi (112). … Interceptions: None.

About Harrison: The Raiders last won a season opener in 2010, when they defeated Westfield. … Harrison currently owns a 36-game losing streak, longest in the state. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Daniel Wright (110-446 yards, 1 TD). … Passing: None. … Receiving: Cameron Greene (15-138 yards). … Tackles: Brett Spitznagle (78). … Interceptions: None.

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

Tri-West at West Lafayette

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Series: West Lafayette won the season-opening meetings in 2012 and ’13.

Last season: Tri-West 9-3; West Lafayette 12-2

About Tri-West: The Bruins’ 15 points against West Lafayette last season were their second-lowest total of the season and their 7 in 2012 were the lowest of that year. … Tri-West is the defending Sagamore Conference champion. The Bruins are ranked ninth in 3A. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Jake Hendershot (154-837 yards, 16 TD). … Passing: Hendershot (158-300, 2,564 yards, 20 TD). … Receiving: Colton Jobe (54-808 yards, 5 TD). … Tackles: Nick Sprecher (124). … Interceptions: Several with 1.

About West Lafayette: The Red Devils have won eight straight season openers, last losing to Crawfordsville in overtime in 2005. … West Lafayette is ranked fourth in 3A. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Travis Rolle (38-128 yards). … Passing: Mikey Kidwell (5-11, 40 yards). … Receiving: Rolle (47-616 yards, 9 TD). … Tackles: Spencer Ronchetto (83). … Interceptions: Kyle Turner (4).

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

Central Catholic at Delphi

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: ESPN 1450

Series: Central Catholic has won the last seven seasons, all season openers. The two did not meet until 2007 following Delphi’s 1997 victory.

Last season: Central Catholic 9-2; Delphi 6-6

About Central Catholic: The Knights have won their last eight season openers. … Central Catholic is ranked second in 2A. …. The Knights have won the Hoosier Conference the last three seasons since rejoining the league in 2011. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Jackson Anthrop (39-150 yards, 5 TD). … Passing: N/A. … Receiving: Anthrop (72-677 yards, 3 TD). … Tackles: Coy Cronk (127). … Interceptions: Adam Lovell (4).

About Delphi: The Oracles have not won their season opener since 2002. … After starting 1-3 last season, Delphi won five of its final nine games. … Delphi’s six wins last season were its most since 2000. … Returning leaders—Rushing: Clint Rude (558 yards, 4 TD). … Passing: Weston Windell (48-120, 476 yards, 3 TD). … Receiving: Mason Lane (28-266 yards, 1 TD). … Tackles: Adam Zink (56). … Interceptions: Treavor Cox (3).

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

— Compiled by Sam King/


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