GAME DAY PREVIEWS: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Northview (6-0, 3-0) at Greencastle (6-0, 3-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Coaches: Mark Raetz is in his sixth year at Northview. Mike Meyer is in his ninth year at Greencastle.

On the airwaves: WREB-FM 94.3 and WAMB-FM 99.5 will broadcast the game on radio. The Indiana Sports Network will have a video broadcast at

So far: Northview has beaten Terre Haute North 35-26, Edgewood 42-14, Sullivan 50-20, West Vigo 42-0, Owen Valley 70-0 and North Putnam 41-21. Greencastle has beaten Crawfordsville 9-0, Cloverdale 28-18, West Vigo 23-12, South Putnam 12-0, Cascade 49-26 and Sullivan 29-28.

History: Northview won 22-20 last year on a last-second field goal. Greencastle has a 7-6 lead in games played over the past 30 years.

WIC impact: The teams are tied for first place in the WIC West division, and the winner will win the title regardless of what happens next week.

Opponents’ records: Northview 16-20, Greencastle 13-23.

Per-game averages: Offense – Northview 46.7, Greencastle 25.0. Defense – Northview 13.5, Greencastle 14.0.

John Harrell prediction: Northview 38, Greencastle 17

West Vigo (2-4, 1-2) at North Putnam (4-2, 1-2)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Coaches: Jeff Cobb is in his 14th year at West Vigo. Sam Carnes is in his second year at North Putnam.

On the airwaves: WGRE-FM 91.5 will broadcast the game.

So far: West Vigo lost 42-12 to North Central, beat Crawfordsville 31-7, lost 23-13 to Greencastle, lost 42-0 to Northview, lost 21-14 to North Daviess and beat South Putnam 44-8. North Putnam beat North Montgomery 28-12, Southmont 28-42 and South Putnam 20-2, lost 48-21 to Sullivan, beat Cloverdale 49-14 and lost 41-21 to Northview.

History: North Putnam won 28-21 last year and has won both games the teams have played in the past 30 years.

WIC impact: Both teams are in a three-way tie with Sullivan for third place in the West Division at 1-2.

Opponents’ records: West Vigo 21-15, North Putnam 18-18.

Per-game averages: Offense – WV 18.8, NP 31.2. Defense – WV 23.8, NP 26.5.

John Harrell prediction: North Putnam 35, West Vigo 21.

Cloverdale (1-5, 1-2) at Owen Valley (0-6, 0-3)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Coaches: Tom Winders is in his second year at Cloverdale. Duane Potts is in his 17th year at Owen Valley.

On the airwaves: WCLS-FM 97.7 will air the game.

So far: Cloverdale lost 6-0 to South Putnam, 28-18 to Greencastle, 45-6 to Edgewood, 14-8 to Cascade and 49-14 to North Putnam before defeating Brown County 26-8 last week. Owen Valley has lost 44-11 to Vincennes Lincoln, 57-14 to South Putnam, 59-8 to Indian Creek, 66-6 to Edgewood, 70-0 to Northview and 61-0 to Cascade.

History: Cloverdale won 20-9 last year. Owen Valley has a 26-5 lead in the series over the past 30 years.

WIC impact: Cloverdale is in sole possession of fourth place in the WIC East, while Owen Valley is tied with Brown County for fifth place.

Opponents’ records: Cloverdale 21-15, OV 23-13.

Per-game averages: Offense – Clovers 12.0, OV 6.5. Defense – Clovers 25-0, OV 59.5.

John Harrell prediction: Cloverdale 38, OV 21

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

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Nathan Aker is in his fifth year at South Putnam. Blaine Powell is in his second year at Sullivan.

So far: South Putnam beat Cloverdale 6-0 and Owen Valley 57-14 and has lost 20-2 to North Putnam, 12-0 to Greencastle, 40-16 to Edgewood and 44-8 to West Vigo.

History: Sullivan won 63-20 last year and has won the matchup in each of the past three years.

WIC impact: Sullivan is in a three-way tie for third place with North Putnam and West Vigo. South Putnam is in sixth place.

Opponents’ records: South Putnam 17-19, Sullivan 22-14.

Per-game averages: Offense – SP 14.8, Sullivan 34.3. Defense – SP 21.7, Sullivan 22.3.

John Harrell prediction: Sullivan 38, South Putnam 14.