IHSAA sectional football draws: Eagles and Clovers home; Cougars and Tiger Cubs face tough road challenges

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

No. 5 South Putnam will begin its postseason with a home game against Trinity Lutheran, the Indiana High School Athletic Association announced on Sunday.

The Eagles (7-1, 4-0 WCC) are one of two local teams to draw a home game in their football sectional opener on Friday, Oct. 25.

Cloverdale (1-7, 0-4 WCC) opens at home against Cascade.

Greencastle and North Putnam will start their postseason journey on the road.

The Class 3A No. 12 Tiger Cubs take on No. 10 Tri-West.

The Cougars head north to face No. 2 Lafayette Central Catholic, winners of the last four state championships as a Class 1A team.

South Putnam's opponent features one of the top passing offenses in the state. As of week eight, the Trinity Luther Cougars (4-4) are scoring 32.6 points per game and allowing 26.6.

Cloverdale and Cascade, West Central Conference rivals, met earlier this season. The Cadets (5-3, 2-2 WCC) won that game 48-19 on Sept. 20.

Greencastle (7-1, 4-1 WCC) and Tri-West have not played this season, but the two appear to be evenly matched. Both began the year ranked in both the Coaches Poll and Associated Press Poll, and both have lived up to expectations thus far.

The Bruins (6-2, 5-1 Sagamore) are outscoring opponents by an average of 15.4 points per game and the Tiger Cubs are winning by a margin of 20 points per game.

Greencastle's only loss came to South Putnam, a team that lost to Tri-West.

North Putnam (0-8, 0-4 WCC) has a tough task ahead of it.

The Knights (7-1, 5-0 Hoosier) were moved up to the 2A class this season as a result of the IHSAA's new Tournament Success Factor. Lafayette Central Catholic's loss to Culver Academy this year was its first since 2008.

For more information visit IHSAA.org.

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  • I realize that someone had to draw Lafayette Central Catholic, but it seems to be a very unfair draw for N.P. To have to go up there on their home field and play one of the premier teams in the state. Whose only loss in 5 years was to Culver Academy. All I can say is wow they have a very tough task ahead of them. Good Luck to all the county schools.

    -- Posted by fourksdad on Wed, Oct 16, 2013, at 7:00 PM
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