GAME DAY PREVIEWS: High school football Week 6

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Brown County (1-4, 0-2) at Cloverdale (0-5, 0-2)

The coaches: Randy Minniear is in his third year at Brown County. Tom Winders is in his second year at Cloverdale.

On the airwaves: WREB-FM 94.3 will air the game.

So far: Brown County won its opener 58-8 over Edinburgh, and since then has lost 41-13 to Jennings County, 42-20 to Cascade, 55-0 to Indian Creek and 58-14 to Beech Grove. Cloverdale has lost 6-0 to South Putnam, 28-18 to Greencastle, 45-6 to Edgewood, 14-8 to Cascade and 49-14 to North Putnam.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — BC 21.0, Clovers 9.2. Defense — BC 40.8, Clovers 28.4.

Opponents’ records: BC 10-15, Clovers 18-7.

History: Cloverdale won 53-18 last year and has won five of the last eight meetings.

WIC impact: Both teams are tied for fourth place at 0-2.

John Harrell prediction: Cloverdale 31, BC 24.

Greencastle (5-0, 2-0) at Sullivan (4-1, 1-1)

The coaches: Mike Meyer is in his ninth year at Greencastle. Blaine Powell is in his second year at Sullivan,

So far: Greencastle has beaten Crawfordsville 9-0, Cloverdale 28-18, West Vigo 23-12, South Putnam 12-0 and Cascade 49-26. Sullivan beat North Knox 26-8 and Linton 42-14, lost 50-20 to Northvew and beat North Putnam 48-21 and South Vermillion 42-12.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — GHS 24.2, Sullivan 35.6. Defense — GHS 11.2, Sullivan 21.0.

Opponents’ records: Greencastle 6-19, Sullivan 14-11.

History: The teams split a pair of games last year, with Sullivan winning 41-10 in the regular season and Greencastle winning 14-0 in the sectional semifinals. The teams have split eight meetings over the past 30 years.

WIC impact: Greencastle is first in the WIC West, while Sullivan is tied for third.

John Harrell prediction: Sullivan 31, Greencastle 17.

West Vigo (1-4, 0-2) at South Putnam (2-3, 0-2)

The coaches: Jeff Cobb is in his 14th year at West Vigo. Nathan Aker is in his fifth year at South Putnam.

On the airwaves: WREB-FM 94.3 will air the game.

So far: West Vigo lost 42-12 to North Central, beat Crawfordsville 31-7 and has lost 23-12 to Greencastle, 42-0 to Northview and 21-14 to North Daviess. South Putnam defeated Cloverdale 6-0 and Owen Valley 57-14 to open the season and has lost 20-2 to North Putnam, 12-0 to Greencastle and 40-16 to Edgewood since then.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — WV 13.8, SP 16.2. Defense — WV 27.0, SP 17.2.

Opponents’ records: West Vigo 17-8, SP 13-12.

History: West Vigo won 31-0 last year and has won two of three meetings over the past 30 years.

WIC impact: The teams are tied for fifth in the WIC West.

John Harrell prediction: South Putnam 21, WV 14.

North Putnam (4-1, 1-1) at Northview (5-0, 2-0)

The coaches: Sam Carnes is in his second year at North Putnam. Mark Raetz is in his sixth year at Northview.

On the airwaves: WAMB (1130 AM, 99.5 FM) will broadcast the game.

So far: North Putnam beat North Montgomery 28-12, Southmont 48-42 and South Putnam 20-2, lost 48-21 to Sullivan and beat Cloverdale 49-14. Northview beat Terre Haute North 35-26, Edgewood 42-14, Sullivan 50-20, West Vigo 42-0 and Owen Valley 70-0l

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — NP 33.2, Northview 47.8. Defense — NP: 23.6, Northview 12.0.

Opponents’ records: NP 10-15, Northview 11-14.

History: Northview won 41-35 last year and has won the last two meetings between the teams.

WIC impact: Northview leads the West at 2-0 and North Putnam is tied for third at 1-1.

John Harrell prediction: Northview 45, NP 21.

Western Indiana Conference standings

East Division

Indian Creek2-02-3
Brown County0-21-4
Owen Valley0-20-5

Tonight’s games

Brown County at Cloverdale

Indian Creek at Edgewood

Owen Valley at Cascade

West Division

North Putnam1-14-1
South Putnam0-22-3
West Vigo0-21-4

Tonight’s games

North Putnam at Northview

West Vigo at South Putnam

Greencastle at Sullivan

Putnam County high school football stat leaders

PASSING (ranked by total yards)

Evan Davies (North Putnam)448437596
Brayden Baxter (Greencastle)275114204
Parker Watts (Cloverdale)247963482
Devin Cashion (South Putnam) 142512002

RUSHING (ranked by total yards)

Damon Moody (Greencastle)14290575
Chris Murray (North Putnam)6544252
Evan Davies (North Putnam)4438470
Dalton Scott (South Putnam)6527230
Aidan Baker (North Putnam)4822030
Logan Abner (Cloverdale)5819610
Aidan LeBlanc (South Putnam)3718221
Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)3618520

RECEIVING (ranked by total yards)

Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)8228272
Kevin Barger (North Putnam)8210287
Colton Clifford (North Putnam)10178143
James Johnson (Cloverdale)6179272
Alex Costin (Greencastle)11160232
Lucius Alexander (North Putnam)12156225

TACKLES (ranked by combined solo/assisted)

Logan Abner (Cloverdale)232851
Caydhan Stevens (Cloverdale)193049
Dalton Scott (South Putnam)232548
Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)301444
Trever Wood (Greencastle)31940
Nick Theis (South Putnam)112233
Devin Cashion (South Putnam)92231
Skyler Warren (North Putnam)171229
Caydhan Stevens (Cloverdale)71926
Luke Sanford (North Putnam)13922


Jake Wilkes (Cloverdale)4
Hayden Switzer (South Putnam)2
Damon Moody (Greencastle)2
Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)2
Brandon West (Greencastle)2


Alex Costin (Greencastle)4
Dakota Campbell (Greencastle)3
Hayden Switzer (South Putnam)2


Damon Moody (Greencastle)9.0
Jake Wilkes (Cloverdale)5.0
Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)3.0
Blake Boyer (North Putnam)3.0
Logan Abner (Cloverdale)2.5
Tray Dickison (Cloverdale)2.5


Damon Moody (Greencastle)800150
Evan Davies (North Putnam)700042
Chris Murray (North Putnam)500030
Dalton Scott (South Putnam)500030
Gavin Bollman (Greencastle)400024
Hector Lezama (Greencastle)0114023
Elliot Sabens (North Putnam)0220022