WHO TO WATCH
Mitchell Burton, Columbus North running back
Bloomington South has one of the top defenses in the state, so the Bull Dogs may need Burton to break a couple of long runs, as he did in last week’s win against Perry Meridian, if they are unable to put long drives together.
Mark Salle-Tabor, Columbus North kicker
With Bloomington South’s stout defense, the Bull Dogs will need Salle-Tabor to come up big if their offense stalls in the red zone. Salle-Tabor has been a big weapon by converting 7-of-9 field goals this season.
T.C. O’Neal, Columbus East linebacker
Jeffersonville has a big, athletic quarterback in Cameron Northern, so O’Neal and his linebacking mates will have to make sure Northern doesn’t break a long run if he gets out of the pocket.
Nick Andrie, Columbus East safety
With the speed that Jeffersonville possesses at the receiver position, Andrie and the rest of the Olympians’ defensive backfield will need to contain the Red Devils’ passing game.
1. Center Grove (7-0)
2. Carmel (5-2)
8. Columbus North (6-1)
1. New Palestine (7-0)
2. Fort Wayne Snider (7-0)
3. Columbus East (7-0)
Josh Major, East, 51-66, 862 yards, 13 TDs
Triston Perry, North, 57-98, 842 yards, 9 TDs
Tanner Payne, North, 15-29, 211 yards, 1 TD
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Columbus East at Jeffersonville, 7 p.m.
Bloomington South at Columbus North, 7 p.m.
Jennings County at Floyd Central, 7 p.m.
Owen Valley at Brown County, 7 p.m.
Switzerland County at South Decatur, 7 p.m.
Edinburgh at Wes-Del, 7 p.m.
New Albany at Seymour, 7 p.m.