Tonight’s Class 5A regional matchup: Terre Haute North at Columbus East
Game time: 7 p.m.
Records: Terre Haute North 6-5, Columbus East 11-1
Last week’s games: Terre Haute North beat Terre Haute South 34-10, East beat Floyd Central 42-14
Previous meeting: The teams have never met.
Coaches: Bob Gaddis is 301-134 in his 39th year, including 183-34 in his 17th year at East; Chris Barrett is 101-135 in his 23rd year, including 73-103 in his 16th year at Terre Haute North.
Key players: Columbus East QB Josh Major, RB Jamon Hogan, TE Tyler Thomas, OT Zach Clark, LB Nash Murphy, CB Jonah Wichman, S Ethan Summa; Terre Haute North QB Tristin Elder, RB Shawn Hapenny, WR Nathan Barrett, DL R.J. Londo, LB Angelo Cooper, DB Alan Holliman
What to watch for: The Class 5A No. 2 Olympians will be looking for their second consecutive regional title and their sixth in the past seven years. The teams have played two common opponents. The Patriots beat Bloomington North 42-11 and lost to Columbus North 38-14. East beat the Cougars 42-17 and lost to the Bull Dogs 34-17. If East wins tonight, it would visit the winner of the Cathedral at Bloomington South game in next week’s semistate.
Prediction: Columbus East 52, Terre Haute North 14