FORT WAYNE –
Indianapolis Cathedral (2-4) at Bishop Dwenger (5-1): Both ranked teams come in reeling as the Class 4A No. 8 Saints fell last week to Wayne 45-6, and the 5A No. 4 Irish lost their second straight, 35-30, to Louisville Trinity 35-30. Cathedral has won the last four games in the series, including two straight in the regular season in 2011 and 2012 and two in 4A state finals in 2008 and 2010.
Carroll (4-2, 2-2) at Homestead (5-1, 3-1): Although neither team is in first place in the conference, this game could decide the conference champion – or at least part of it. A Spartans loss and a win by New Haven (4-0 NHC) against Bellmont would clinch at least a share of the NHC title for the Bulldogs. Homestead, which beat DeKalb last week 68-13, hasn’t lost to Carroll (which beat Bellmont 55-7) in a decade.
Woodlan (4-2, 2-1) at Leo (6-0, 3-0): The Warriors will be the latest team attempting to slow down the Lions’ run. After beating Heritage last week 35-12, Leo has beaten its six opponents by an average of 38-6. Woodlan beat Garrett 43-0 last week and has three straight, two by shutout, and has given up only seven points in the third quarter.
Culver Academy (4-2) at Churubusco (6-0): The Eagles have won their last eight straight regular-season games, dating back to a 35-16 loss in 2012 to Culver Academy. It was their only regular-season loss last season. Churubusco registered its third shutout of the season by beating West Noble 49-0 last week. The visiting Eagles beat John Glenn last week, 23-19.
Wawasee (3-3, 2-2) at Warsaw (4-2, 3-1): The Warriors made this annual Kosciusko County/Northern Lakes Conference grudge match a little more interesting with a 52-35 win last week against a good Plymouth team. The Tigers bounced back from a shutout loss a week prior with a 34-12 win against Goshen last week.