Tonight's high school football game capsules

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Brown County (3-6) at Greencastle (5-4)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Media coverage: WREB-FM 94.3 will broadcast the game.

The coaches: Randy Minniear is in his second year at Brown County with a record of 5-14. Mike Meyer is in his eighth year at Greencastle with a record of 34-47.

The history: The teams last played on Oct. 16, 2015, in sectional action. Brown County won 27-17 in the only meeting between the teams in the past 30 years.

So far: Brown County beat Edinburgh 46-14 and South Putnam 21-14, lost 15-8 to Cascade and 52-7 to Indian Creek, beat Southside Home School 39-7, lost 53-18 to Cloverdale, 21-18 to Edgewood and 33-0 to Owen Valley and beat South Putnam 28-12.

Greencastle beat Crawfordsville 10-0 and Cloverdale 21-13, lost 14-0 to West Vigo, beat South Putnam 49-7 and Cascade 37-0, lost 41-10 to Sullivan, 22-20 to Northview and 10-0 to North Putnam and beat Edgewood 42-0.

Per-game point averages: Offense – Brown County 20.6, Greencastle 21.0. Defense – Brown County 24.6, Greencastle 11.9 (22nd overall, sixth in Class 3A).

Opponents’ records: Brown County 22-50, Greencastle 35-46.

Key statistics: Greencastle’s Gavin Bollman is third in the state with 13 quarterback sacks, while Cade Winslow is fifth with 12 and Jacob Meyer is eighth with 11. As a team, Greencastle leads the state with 49 sacks (13 more than second-place Hagerstown). The Tiger Cubs have forced opponents to lose 299 yards due to sacks.

Greencastle running back Damon Moody has gained 749 yards on 129 carries, an average of 5.8 yards per carry. He has seven touchdowns.

Brown County sophomore quarterback Noah Carter has passed for 1,666 yards and 10 touchdowns. His top target is senior Tristan Richards, who has caught 36 passes for 589 yards.

No. 3 Tipton (8-1) at North Putnam (4-5)Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Media coverage: WGRE-FM 91.5 will broadcast the game on radio, and the game will be shown via telecast on

The coaches: Sam Carnes is in his first season at North Putnam. Aaron Tolle is in his 13th year at Tipton with a career record of 94-53.

The history: The teams have not played in football.

So far: Tipton won its first eight games of the season, defeating Madison-Grant 72-0, Elwood 55-6, Lafayette Central Catholic 21-17, Hamilton Heights 31-7, Western 38-14, Northwestern 56-7, Sheridan 34-14 and Lewis Cass 17-13. West Lafayette, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, defeated Tipton 51-6 last week.

North Putnam lost 34-10 to Indian Creek, lost 49-27 to Southmont, beat South Putnam 48-21, lost 47-27 to Sullivan, beat Cloverdale 27-9, lost 41-35 to Northview, beat West Vigo 28-21 and Greencastle 10-0 and lost 23-19 to Cloverdale.

Per-game point averages: Offense – Tipton 36.7 (10th in Class 2A), North Putnam 25.7. Defense – Tipton 14.3 (7th in Class 2A, North Putnam 27.2.

Opponents’ records: Tipton 35-46, North Putnam 45-36.

Key statistics: Tipton is led by junior quarterback K.J. Roudebush, who has passed for 1,994 yards and 17 touchdowns. Roudebush also leads the team in rushing with 391 yards and 11 touchdowns. Senior Caleb Burkett is the team’s top receiver with 25 catches for 634 yards and eight touchdowns.

Covenant Christian (7-2) at South Putnam (1-8)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Larry McWhorter is in his fourth year at Covenant Christian with a record of 28-0. Nathan Aker is in his fourth year at South Putnam with a record of 19-23.

The history: The teams have never played in football.

So far: Covenant Christian defeated Rock Creek Academy 57-12, beat Oldenburg Academy 33-15, beat Dugger Union 62-6, beat Fremont 29-12, beat Indianapolis Tindley 21-8, lost 55-0 to Heritage Christian, beat Indianapolis Broad Ripple 47-26, beat Traders Point Christian 27-12 and lost 14-7 to Bowman Academy.

South Putnam beat Cloverdale 20-6 in is opener and has lost 21-14 to Brown County, 48-21 to North Putnam, 49-7 to Greencastle, 21-0 to Edgewood, 31-0 to West Vigo, 63-20 to Sullivan, 63-6 to Northview and 28-12 to Brown County.

Per-game point averages: Offense – Covenant Christian 31.4, South Putnam 11.1. Defense – Covenant Christian 17.8, South Putnam 36.7.

Opponents’ records: Covenant Christian 28-53, South Putnam 44-37.

Key statistics: Quarterback Christian Zeffel has passed for 524 yards and three touchdowns, and has also run for 264 yards and four scores. Kain Gregory is the top Eagle receiver with eight catches for 218 yards and three touchdowns.

For Covenant Christian, senior quarterback Emery Brough has passed for 953 yards and 10 touchdowns. Freshman Gage Coffey is the team’s leading rusher with 484 yards and seven touchdowns.

Cloverdale (4-5) at Speedway (3-6)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Tom Winders is in his first season at Cloverdale. Steve Wray is in his fourth year at Speedway with a record of 9-30.

The history: The teams have not played since Aug. 21, 2009. Speedway won that game 27-6, and has won 12 of 13 meetings over the past 30 years.

So far: Cloverdale lost 20-6 to South Putnam and 21-13 to Greencastle, beat Edgewood 19-10, lost 27-0 to Cascade and 27-9 to North Putnam, beat Brown County 53-18 and Owen Valley 20-9, lost 34-0 to Indian Creek and beat North Putnam 23-19.

Speedway beat Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 50-0, lost 50-21 to Indianapolis Scecina, lost 49-21 to Beech Grove, lost 38-13 to Indianapolis Ritter, lost 24-19 to Monrovia, beat Indianapolis Washington 61-0, won by forfeit over Park Tudor and lost 35-28 to Indianapolis Lutheran and 28-14 to Triton Central.

Per-game point averages: Offense – Cloverdale 15.9, Speedway 28.4. Defense – Cloverdale 20.6, Speedway 28.0.

Opponents’ records: Cloverdale 33-48, Speedway 38-34.

Key statistics: Cloverdale’s Tyce Jackson is the team’s leading rusher with 466 yards and seven touchdowns. Nick Winders (237 yards, one TD) and Jake Wilkes (234 yards) are the team’s top receivers.

For Speedway, senior quarterback Chris Valentine has thrown for 1,118 yards and 13 touchdowns. Valentine is also the team’s leading rusher with 461 yards and nine touchdowns, while senior Sam Jackson is close behind with 420 yards and seven scores. Jackson is the team’s leading receiver with 24 catches for 477 yards with seven TDs.

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