Expect another big crowd for high school football at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday.
The inaugural I-69 Bowl will feature three state-ranked teams in three games with teams from southwest Indiana. A crowd of 10,000 is expected, according to event promoter Ray Compton.
In the first game, at 1:30 p.m., Class A second-ranked Linton-Stockton (3-0) will face No. 9 North Vermillion (2-1). At 4:15 p.m., Class 3A top-ranked Gibson Southern (3-0) plays Henderson County (Ky.). In the nightcap, at 7:30 p.m., Southridge (3-0) meets North Posey (2-1).
Last week’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium – a 27-25 Lawrence Central win over Lawrence North – attracted 7,561 fans.
• Brownsburg senior quarterback Hunter Johnson was the lone in-state player named to the watch list for the Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year.
Johnson, a Clemson recruit, is among 100 players on the watch list. The award, presented by Adidas, was established in 2007. The 16 semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 12 and the six finalists on Dec. 15. The winner will be announced on Jan. 18.
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