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BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE AT NEW ALBANY
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Buerk Field.
• RECORDS: New Albany 2-1, 1-0 Hoosier Hills Conference; Bedford North Lawrence 0-3, 0-1.
• SERIES RECORD: Bedford leads 23-14.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Bedford leads 7-5.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at BNL Stadium — Bedford 42, New Albany 7.
• KEY FACTS: New Albany scored 42 points in its 29-point victory last Friday at Jennings County. It was the first time the Bulldogs cracked the 40-point mark since their 48-47 loss in the 2010 Class 5A, Sectional 8 semifinals at Floyd Central. … New Albany has lost its last three matchups with the Stars by an average margin of 18.7 points per game. The last time Bedford won four in a row in its series with the Bulldogs was from 2004-2006. The Stars downed New Albany twice in 2006, a 34-28 triple-overtime win in the regular season and a 34-20 triumph in Sectional 8.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: New Albany’s offense vs. Bedford’s defense — The Stars’ defense has really struggled this year. Bedford has surrendered 41 points per contest this season, as it has given up 40-plus points in each of its last two games. Last week, the Stars allowed 495 total yards, including 384 yards passing, in a 41-26 setback at Jeff. This week, Bedford has to face a potent New Albany rushing attack, led by running back Tuwan Payton. The junior rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns at Jennings County.
MADISON AT JEFFERSONVILLE
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Blair Field.
• RECORDS: Jeff 2-1, 2-0 HHC; Madison 1-2, 0-1.
• SERIES RECORD: Jeff leads 37-0.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Jeff leads 10-0.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at Cub Field — Jeff 42, Madison 23.
• KEY FACTS: The Red Devils have a 31-0 record against Madison since they joined the HHC in 1981. They also are 16-0 all-time versus the Cubs at Blair Field. … Jeff quarterback Tyler Fridley’s five touchdown tosses last week against Bedford tied the Blair Field record for most TD passes in a game. His 21 completions and 384 passing yards each rank third in school history. Red Devil wide receiver Ricky Embry’s 189 receiving yards versus the Stars were the third-most in Red Devil history. Embry and teammate Jacquari Chandler each caught eight passes last week, which is the second-most receptions in a game in school history.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Jeff’s offense vs. Madison’s defense — The Red Devils currently rank 10th in Class 5A in scoring offense with 39.3 points per game. That average has a good chance of increasing against a Cub defense that has yielded 42 points a contest in 2012.
FLOYD CENTRAL AT SEYMOUR
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Bulleit Stadium.
• RECORDS: Floyd Central 1-2, 1-0 HHC; Seymour 0-3, 0-2.
• SERIES RECORD: Seymour leads 11-6.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Tied 5-5.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at Ron Weigleb Stadium — Floyd Central 58, Seymour 21.
• KEY FACTS: The Highlanders’ current three-game winning streak over the Owls is their longest in series history. During that streak, Floyd Central has averaged 44.3 points per game and produced an average winning margin of 29.7. … After his 405-yard rushing performance last week against Madison, Floyd Central sophomore Garry Posey moved into third place in the state in rushing. Posey was 11 yards short of the single-game school record.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Posey vs. Seymour’s defense — Posey has a chance to have another stellar effort against an Owls defense that is really struggling this year. Seymour has given up 46.7 points per game in 2012, allowing more than 50 points the last two weeks.
NORTH HARRISON AT CHARLESTOWN
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Dutch Reis Field.
• RECORDS: Charlestown 3-0, 2-0 Mid-Southern Conference; North Harrison 1-2, 0-2.
• SERIES RECORD: Charlestown leads 33-6.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Charlestown leads 8-4.
• LAST MEETING: Oct. 21, 2011 at Dutch Reis Field — Charlestown 56, North Harrison 0, Class 3A, Sectional 23, first round
• KEY FACTS: The Pirates have prevailed in their last seven meetings with the Cougars, with all those victories under the tutelage of coach Jason Hawkins. Charlestown has scored at least 41 points in five of those wins. In addition, 15 points were the most points North Harrison has scored during those seven contests. … Daniel currently ranks third in the state in rushing touchdowns with nine. He has had three rushing TDs in each of the Pirates’ first three games.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Charlestown’s offense vs. North Harrison’s defense — The Pirates are on pace to break the school record for most points in a season, which is 485 points in 1989. They have already tallied 67 points twice this year and are averaging 58.3 points a contest. The Cougars will have their hands full.
INDIAN CREEK AT PROVIDENCE
• TIME: 7:30 p.m.
• PLACE: Murphy Stadium.
• RECORDS: Providence 2-1, Indian Creek 1-2.
• SERIES RECORD: Indian Creek leads 3-1.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Indian Creek leads 3-1.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at Braves Field — Providence 30, Indian Creek 22.
• KEY FACTS: If the Pioneers win on Friday night, they will be off to their best start since 2007. That season, Providence won its first four games, finished the season with a 9-4 record and won its fifth sectional championship. … The Braves have begun the season 1-2 for the second year in a row. It is the first time in coach Mike Gillin’s 12-year tenure at Indian Creek that his team has had two consecutive slow starts.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Providence running backs Owen Mattingly and Matt Bell vs. Indian Creek’s defense — Mattingly and Bell have formed a solid backbone for the Pioneers’ offense this season. They combined to rush for 176 yards in last week’s 28-7 win at Louisville Holy Cross. The rushing duo have a good chance at another strong outing on Friday night against an Indian Creek defense that is yielding 34.3 points a contest.
CLARKSVILLE AT CORYDON CENTRAL
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Corydon Central High School.
• RECORDS: Clarksville 1-2, 1-1 MSC; Corydon 3-0, 2-0.
• SERIES RECORD: Clarksville leads 35-13.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Corydon leads 7-3.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at Clarksville — Corydon 49, Clarksville 0.
• KEY FACTS: The Generals have been blanked by the Panthers the last three seasons, losing those three contests by a combined score of 125-0. In fact, Corydon coach Darin Ward is 6-0 against Clarksville in his career and five of those six wins have been shutouts. … The 67 points the Generals surrendered last week to Charlestown are the most they have given up since a 68-8 sectional loss to Brownstown Central in 2001. Clarksville also allowed 63 points twice during the 2008 campaign.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Corydon quarterback Chase Burton vs. Clarksville’s defense — For the second week in a row, the Generals will be facing a standout quarterback. Burton, who currently leads the state in passing yards, threw for 376 yards in the Panthers’ 70-27 triumph last Friday at Silver Creek. Obviously, Clarksville is going to have to find a way to slow Burton down if it is going to break its losing skid to the Panthers.
SILVER CREEK AT EASTERN
• TIME: 7 p.m.
• PLACE: Eastern High School.
• RECORDS: Silver Creek 0-3, 0-2 MSC; Eastern 0-3, 0-2.
• SERIES RECORD: Eastern leads 1-0.
• SERIES LAST 10 YEARS: Eastern leads 1-0.
• LAST MEETING: Sept. 9, 2011 at Eastern — Eastern 40, Silver Creek 36.
• KEY FACTS: Corydon’s 70 points last week were the most the Dragons have given up since playing their first varsity game in 2010. Last season, Silver Creek allowed 67 points to Charlestown and 68 to Brownstown. … The Musketeers have yielded 40-plus points in each of their first three contests this season. Last year, Eastern surrendered more than 40 points three times during the entire campaign.
• MATCHUP TO WATCH: Silver Creek’s offense vs. Eastern’s offense — With both squads’ defenses struggling, this game might come down to which offense will have the ball last.
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