UPDATED: Cougars, Clovers to square off at Cloverdale

Friday, October 9, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: The print version of this story and a previous online version contained inaccurate information regarding the location of the North Putnam-Cloverdale game Friday night.

The game will take place at Cloverdale at 7 p.m.

This week in Putnam County football it's a county rivalry match and South Putnam takes on the top team in the WIC, looking to give Northview its first loss.

Cloverdale (1-6, 1-3 WIC), which got its first win last week after Brown County was forced to forfeit due to an ineligible player, will be hosting North Putnam.

Cloverdale has seen its football team improve over the year and while the Clovers still struggle to get wins on the field, many of the basic problems that plagued the Cloverdale team are no longer an issue.

Penalties have dropped, there are no unforced fumbles or silly errors. It may be a while before CHS fans see big numbers on the scoreboard but coach Tony Meyer had the team going in the right direction.

CHS' Parker Watts and Tyler Kaeft are as good as any tandem in the county.

Meanwhile, North Putnam has been using its offensive threats of Hayden Rudes and Brad Hodges as well as the defensive crew led by Brayden White and Jack Kendall to win some gritty games.

The Cougars have won four in a row and will be hoping to stay second in the WIC East Division. North Putnam (6-1. 3-1 WIC) lost to Owen Valley early in the season as the Pats sit atop the standings in the East.

South Putnam (5-2, 3-1 WIC) will be in a battle against the strongest team so far this season. Northview (7-0) is putting up 55 points per game while allowing just 14 Only West Vigo managed more than a touchdown against the Knights.

Against Greencastle Northview scored in a variety of ways and it'll be up to the entire Eagle team to stop the high-scoring Northview team.

South Putnam has been a bit banged up, so it's not the ideal time to be facing the undefeated Knights, however SPHS coach Nathan Aker has been very creative with his substitutions.

Greencastle (1-6, 0-4) has had a disappointing season but has an opportunity to end on a high note and go into the crossover game with some momentum as the Tiger Cubs face 1-6 South Vermillion at home.

GHS has recently played some tough hard-hitting games and should be well conditioned as both GHS and South Vermillion try for their first conference win of the season.

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