Tonight's prep football capsules
Sullivan (4-1, 2-0) at Greencastle (4-1, 1-1)Media coverage: WGRE-FM 91.5 will broadcast the game.
The coaches: Blaine Powell is in his first year at Sullivan. Mike Meyer is in his eighth year at Greencastle.
The history: Sullivan won 56-7 on its home field last year. The teams have split six meetings played over the last 30 years.
So far: Sullivan beat North Knox 45-14, lost 30-28 to Linton-Stockton, beat Northview 29-28, beat North Putnam 47-27 and beat South Vermillion 42-28
WIC impact: Sullivan leads the West Division at 2-0, and Greencastle is in a four-way tie for second place at 1-1. The Tiger Cubs would move into a tie for first place with a win.
Per-game point averages: Offense – Sullivan 38.2, Greencastle 20.0. Defense – Sullivan 25.4, Greencastle 6.8 (tied for seventh overall, tied for first in Class 3A).
Opponents’ records: Sullivan 13-12, Greencastle 7-18
Coach Meyer on his team: “We need to continue the offensive momentum from last week’s game and continue to play aggressive defense for 4 quarters. We must minimize penalties and mental mistakes.”
Coach Meyer on Sullivan: “Sullivan has size on their lines and some very athletic players on both sides of the ball. We must be able to adjust offensively and defensively and control field position.”
Northview (3-2, 1-1) at North Putnam (2-3, 1-1)
Media coverage: WREB-FM 94.3 will broadcast the game.
Special events: Senior Night for all fall sports.
The coaches: Mark Raetz is in his fifth season at Northview with an overall career record of 49-58 in 11 years. Sam Carnes is in his first season at North Putnam.
The history: Northview won 34-13 on its home field last year in the only previous meeting between the schools.
So far: Northview lost 35-14 to Terre Haute North, defeated Edgewood 56-0, lost 29-28 to Sullivan, beat West Vigo 40-21 and beat Owen Valley 45-13. North Putnam lost 34-10 to Indian Creek, lost 49-27 to Southmont, beat South Putnam 48-21, lost 47-27 to Sullivan and beat Cloverdale 27-9.
WIC impact: Both teams are in a four-way tie for second place in the West Division at 1-1.
Per-game point averages: Offense – Northview 36.6, North Putnam 27.8. Defense – Northview 19.6, North Putnam 32.0.
Opponents’ records: Northview 14-11, North Putnam 13-12.
Coach Carnes on his team: “As always the battle up front will decide the game. Our kids know what they are supposed to do and have done a great job preparing all week. We are excited for our last regular season home game.”
Coach Carnes on Northview: “Northview is a team that will run three or four plays out of a few formations, and they are very good at those few plays. In order to be successful you have to stop those plays.”
South Putnam (1-4, 0-2) at West Vigo (3-2, 1-1)
The coaches: Nathan Aker is in his fourth year at South Putnam with a career record of 19-19. Jeff Cobb is in his 13th year at West Vigo with a career record of 60-69.
The history: West Vigo won 33-21 at South Putnam last year. The teams have split two meetings in the past 30 years.
So far: South Putnam beat Cloverdale 20-6, lost 21-14 to Brown County, lost 48-21 to North Putnam, lost 49-7 to Greencastle and lost 21-0 to Edgewood. West Vigo lost 22-18 to North Central, beat Crawfordsville 35-13, beat Greencastle 14-0, lost 40-21 to Northview and beat North Daviess 49-13.
WIC impact: South Putnam is in sixth place in the West Division at 0-2, and West Vigo is in a four-way tie for second place at 1-1.
Per-game point averages: Offense – South Putnam 12.4, West Vigo 27.4. Defense – South Putnam 29.0, West Vigo 17.6.
Opponents’ records: South Putnam 11-14, West Vigo 12-13.
Coach Aker on his team: “We must play responsivity football on defense and move the chains on offense. When we are able to possess the football and build long drives, we have found success. We must play physical, limit penalties, and take advantage of opportunities.”
Coach Aker on West Vigo: “West Vigo has great size and is a physical football team. Offensively, they are able to run and pass, they distribute the carries among three running backs. Their quarterback is having a solid season and has been very effective in the passing game.”
Cloverdale (1-4, 1-1) at Brown Co. (3-2, 0-2)
The coaches: Tom Winders is in his first year at Cloverdale. Randy Minniear is in his second year at Brown County with a career record of 4-11.
The history: Cloverdale won 19-11 on its home field last year, and has won four of seven meetings in the past 30 years.
So far: Cloverdale lost 20-6 to South Putnam, lost 21-13 to Greencastle, beat Edgewood 19-10, lost 27-0 to Cascade and lost 27-9 to North Putnam. Brown County beat Edinburgh 46-14, beat South Putnam 21-14, lost 15-8 to Cascade, lost 52-7 to Indian Creek and beat Southside Home School 39-7.
WIC impact: Cloverdale is in a tie for third place in the East Division at 1-1, while Brown County is in a tie for fifth place at 0-2.
Per-game point averages: Offense – Cloverdale 9.4, Brown County 24.2. Defense – Cloverdale 21.0, Brown County 20.4.
Opponents’ records: Cloverdale 10-15, Brown County 6-14