Columbus East at Bloomington South
Game time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the gate, or $10 in advance when purchased at the Columbus East athletic office, 7:30 a.m. to noon today.
Records: Columbus East 12-1, Bloomington South 11-1
Last week: Columbus East beat Zionsville 42-35, Bloomington South beat Castle 44-23
Last year’s meeting: Did not meet
Coaches: Bob Gaddis is 289-132 in his 38th year, including 171-32 in his 16th year at East; Mo Moriarity is 284-83 in his 31st year, including 180-42 in his 19th year at Bloomington South
Key players: Columbus East QB Josh Major, RB Jamon Hogan, WR Caleb Voelker, OT Jared Clark, C/LB Harry Crider, LB T.C. O’Neal, DB Ethan Summa, DB Wade Forman; Bloomington South QB Gavin Yeskie, RB Kristian Pechac, WR Chris Bomba, WR Luke Jager, LB Sam Helm
What to watch for: Both the Class 5A No. 4 Olympians and 5A No. 3 Panthers are riding 11-game winning streaks. Bloomington South’s lone loss against Brownsburg and East’s lone loss at Columbus North came against teams who were ranked in the top six in Class 6A at the time. The teams have played two common opponents. The Olympians beat Bloomington North 62-7, and the Panthers beat the Cougars 49-0 and 38-0. East lost to Columbus North 30-13, and Bloomington South beat the Bull Dogs 42-28.
Prediction: Columbus East 35, Bloomington South 28