GAME DAY PREVIEWS: Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

North Putnam (6-3) at Cloverdale (2-7)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Sam Carnes is in his second year at North Putnam. Tom Winders is in his second year at Cloverdale.

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

So far: North Putnam beat North Montgomery 28-12, Southmont 48-42 and South Putnam 20-2, lost 48-21 to Sullivan, beat Cloverdale 49-14, lost 41-21 to Northview, beat West Vigo 26-20, lost 19-7 to Greencastle and beat Cloverdale 34-0. 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, beat Brown County 26-8 and Owen Valley 56-7 and lost 41-0 to Indian Creek and 34-0 to North Putnam.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — North 28.2, Clovers 14.2. Defense — North 22.0, Clovers 25.8.

Opponents’ records: North 41-40, Cloverdale 40-41.

History: North Putnam won 49-14 in September and won 34-0 last week. The Cougars have won 31 of the last 41 meetings.

Next round: The winner plays the Park Tudor-Cascade winner next Friday in the semifinals.

John Harrell prediction: North 42, Cloverdale 10.

No. 9/11 Greencastle (8-1) at Danville (5-4)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Mike Meyer is in his ninth year at Greencastle. K.C. Woods is in his third year at Danville.

On the airwaves: The game will be telecast online at

The rankings: Greencastle is ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and No. 11 in the Indiana Football Coaches Association poll.

So far: Greencastle beat Crawfordsville 9-0, Cloverdale 28-18, West Vigo 23-12, South Putnam 12-0, Cascade 49-26 and Sullivan 29-28, lost 42-9 to Northview and beat North Putnam 19-7 and Edgewood 34-6. Danville lost 28-21 to Cascade, 28-26 to Mooresville and 27-13 to Lebanon, beat Crawfordsville 40-6, Tri-West 35-28, Southmont 40-26 and Frankfort 62-6, lost 46-6 to Western Boone and beat North Montgomery 43-36.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — Danville 31.8, Greencastle 23.6. Defense — Danville 25.7, Greencastle 15.4.

Opponents’ records: Danville 39-42, Greencastle 41-40.

History: Danville won 44-0 last year in the sectional finals and has won 11 of the last 13 meetings between the teams.

Next round: The winner plays the South Vermillion-Tri-West winner next Friday in the semifinals.

John Harrell prediction: Danville 28, Greencastle 24

Indpls. Shortridge (2-6) at South Putnam (2-7)

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

The coaches: Nathan Aker is in his fifth year at South Putnam.

So far: Shortridge beat Southside Home School 40-13, lost 18-10 to Indianapolis Washington, lost 16-7 to Traders Point Christian, lost 21-18 to Heritage Christian, lost 18-10 to Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, lost 42-13 to Covenant Christian, beat Anderson Prep Academy 13-8 and lost 46-0 to Indianapolis Lutheran.

South Putnam beat Cloverdale 6-0 and Owen Valley 57-14 and lost 20-2 to North Putnam, 12-0 to Greencastle, 40-16 to Edgewood, 44-8 to West Vigo, 47-14 to Sullivan and 63-8 to Northview and beat Owen Valley 42-0.

Per-game scoring averages: Offense — Shortridge 13.9, SP 17.0. Defense — Shortridge 22.8, SP 26.7.

Opponents’ records: Shortridge 39-24, South Putnam 41-40.

History: The teams have never played in football

Next level: The winner plays the Traders Point Christian-Covenant Christian winner next week in the semifinals.

John Harrell prediction: South Putnam 31, Indianapolis Shortridge 10.

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