Regional rally: Columbus East breaks out of sectional bracket, faces Zionsville

Columbus East at Zionsville

Game time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Columbus East 11-1, Zionsville 6-5

Last week: Columbus East beat Whiteland 56-31, Zionsville beat Plainfield 33-28

Last year’s meeting: Did not play

Coaches: Bob Gaddis is 288-132 in his 38th year, including 170-32 in his 16th year at East; Pat Echeverria is 37-33 in his sixth year, including 14-19 in his third year at Zionsville

Key players: Columbus East QB Josh Major, RB Jamon Hogan, WR Caled Voelker, OT Jared Clark, C/LB Harry Crider, LB T.C. O’Neal, DB Ethan Summa, DB Wade Forman; Zionsville QB Blake Levy, QB Andrew Broecker, RB Brandon Mikesell, WR Jay Edwards IV, LB Drew Williamson

What to watch for: Zionsville has followed a four-game losing streak with a three-game winning streak. Last week, the Eagles held off Plainfield with a stop at the 1-yard line as time expired. Class 5A No. 4 East has won 10 in a row, including last week’s victory against Whiteland, when the Olympians pulled away in the second half. Tonight’s winner advances to next week’s semistate. East would either host Castle or visit Bloomington South.

Prediction: Columbus East 49, Zionsville 28