FORT WAYNE –
North Side (5-1, 3-1) at Bishop Luers (4-2, 4-1): The Redskins explosive offense will meet the Knights stalwart defense in a battle for second place in the conference behind Snider. Led by quarterback C.J. Jackson and running back Anthony Linnear, North Side is averaging 35 points per game, while the Jaylon Smith-led Luers defense is surrendering just 10 points per game with only seven scored against the Knights in the last two games. Dont expect a lot of points despite Luers 56-28 win a year ago.
Homestead (6-0, 4-0) at Carroll (5-1, 3-1): The Spartans have yet to get tested this year, winning games by an average of 41.5 points (fourth-best in the state). The Chargers have the ability to give Homestead a game but cant afford to fall into an early deficit. The Spartans have won 18 straight conference games and 22 straight in the regular season, while the Chargers started 5-1 last year before getting beat 31-10 by Homestead.
Heritage (4-2, 3-1) vs. Bluffton (5-1, 2-1): These teams meet in a big conference game Saturday at Ball State. The Patriots will be looking to bounce back from a 13-10 overtime loss to Leo that had a controversial finish. The Tigers already have a legitimate chance at their first winning season in nine years and a win would guarantee that for the program.
Churubusco (6-0) at Culver Academy (4-2): The high-flying Eagles will take a break from their conference slate with a trip to Culver. Churubusco has rolled over its first six opponents and have beaten the other Eagles the last two years. Churubusco is averaging 50.8 points, including getting 60 or more points twice.
Rochester (4-2, 4-0) at Tippecanoe Valley (5-1, 4-0): Two of the three Three Rivers Conference teams still without a league loss will face off. The Vikings face the third 4-0 team, North Miami, next week, while Rochester will end the regular season with the Warriors in two weeks. Valley has won five straight games after opening the season with a loss to Culver Academy.