Madison at Columbus East
Game time: 7 p.m.
Records: Columbus East 5-1 (4-0 HHC), Madison 2-4 (1-3 HHC)
Last week: Columbus East beat Floyd Central 49-14, Madison lost to New Albany 56-20
Last year’s meeting: Columbus East won 40-7
Coaches: Bob Gaddis is 282-132 in his 38th year, including 164-32 in his 16th year at East; Patric Morrison is 12-25 in his fourth year at Madison
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; Madison QB Andrew Frazier, RB Gabe Stoll, WR Clayton Hamby
What to watch for: The Class 5A No. 4 Olympians have been picking up steam each week since a loss to Columbus North in Week 2. Madison’s two wins have come against two winless teams — South Dearborn and Jennings County.
Prediction: Columbus East 49, Madison 7
Columbus North at Perry Meridian
Game time: 7 p.m.
Records: Columbus North 6-0 (4-0 CI), Perry Meridian 2-4 (2-2 CI)
Last week: Columbus North beat Terre Haute North 59-13, Perry Meridian beat Bloomington North 33-2
Last year’s meeting: Columbus North won 24-15
Coaches: Tim Bless is 122-86 in his 19th year, including 110-77 in his 17th year at North; Matt Henninger is 2-4 in his first year at Perry Meridian
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; Perry Meridian QB Jalen Lee, RB Franklin Hammond, WR D’Andre Miles
What to watch for: The Class 6A No. 5 Bull Dogs are off to their first 6-0 start since 2003. North has outscored its four Conference Indiana opponents 204-24. Perry Meridian has won two of its past three following an 0-3 start.
Prediction: Columbus North 45, Perry Meridan 14
Other area games
Jennings County at Seymour, 7 p.m.
Edinburgh at Traders Point Christian, 7 p.m.
South Decatur at Switzerland County, 7 p.m.
Edgewood at Brown County, 7:30 p.m.
Next week’s games
Columbus North at Bloomington South, 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Floyd Central at Jennings County, 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Brown County at Owen Valley, 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Wes-Del Edinburgh, 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Oldenburg Academy at South Decatur, 7 p.m. Oct. 7
Columbus East vs. Jeffersonville at Lucas Oil Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8