Columbus East at Floyd Central
Game time: 7 p.m.
Records: Columbus East 4-1 (3-0 HHC), Floyd Central 3-2 (2-1 HHC)
Last week: Columbus East beat New Albany 56-15; Floyd Central beat Jeffersonville 35-7
Last year’s meeting: Columbus East won 49-13
Coaches: Bob Gaddis is 281-132 in his 38th year, including 163-32 in his 16th year at East; Brian Glesing is 98-76 in his 16th year, including 58-46 in his 10th year at Floyd Central
Key players: Columbus East QB Josh Major, RB Jamon Hogan, WR Cam Wilson, OT Jared Clark, C/DL Harry Crider, LB T.C. O’Neal, DB Ethan Summa, DB Wade Forman; Floyd Central QB Matthew Weimer, RB Jason Cundiff, WR Bradley Philpot, LB Michael Sans
What to watch for: The Highlanders have been up and down this season, playing one of Kentucky’s top teams, Louisville Male, tough for three quarters to begin the season, but falling to Seymour. Floyd Central bounced back last week with a surprisingly easy 35-7 win against Jeffersonville. The Class 5A No. 5 Olympians are making their second trip to Floyd County in as many weeks after routing New Albany last week.
Prediction: Columbus East 35, Floyd Central 14
Terre Haute North at Columbus North
Game time: 7:30 p.m.
Records: Terre Haute North 2-3 (1-2 CI), Columbus North 5-0 (3-0 CI)
Last week: Terre Haute North beat Bloomington North 53-38, Columbus North beat Terre Haute South 54-0
Last year’s meeting: Columbus North won 40-14
Coaches: Tim Bless is 121-86 in his 19th year, including 109-77 in his 17th year at North; Chris Barrett is 93-126 in his 22nd year, including 65-94 in his 15th year at Terre Haute North
Key players: Columbus North QB Triston Perry, RB Mitchell Burton, OT David Redding, DT Coleman Tennyson, DT Hunter Wolford, LB Tucker Payne, WR/CB J.D. Harris, WR/S Harley Huser; Terre Haute North QB Nick Barrett, RB Nathan Barrett, LB Thomas Dull
What to watch for: The Class 6A No. 5 Bull Dogs are coming off back-to-back shutouts for the first time since blanking Perry Meridian and Pike the final two weeks of the 2004 regular season. Columbus North also is off to its first 5-0 start since 2007 and will look for its first 6-0 start since 2003. Terre Haute North has won two of three since falling to state-ranked 5A teams Castle (by one point) and Plainfield the first two weeks.
Prediction: Columbus North 45, Terre Haute North 7
Other area games:
Bedford North Lawrence at Jennings County, 7 p.m.
Brown County at Cloverdale, 7 p.m.
Milan at Edinburgh, 7 p.m.
Park Tudor at South Decatur, 7 p.m.
Next week’s games:
Madison at Columbus East, 7 p.m.
Columbus North at Perry Meridian, 7 p.m.
Jennings County at Seymour, 7 p.m.
South Decatur at Switzerland County, 7 p.m.
Edinburgh at Traders Point Christian, 7 p.m.
Edgewood at Brown County, 7:30 p.m.