FORT WAYNE –
Warsaw (7-3) at Carroll (8-2): In a unique part of the new IHSAA playoff format, the Tigers and Chargers will meet in this sectional championship game while the five other classes will be in the semifinal round. The teams have met twice prior, with Carroll winning in 2011 and Warsaw in 2006. Carroll beat Homestead 49-7 last week, while Warsaw beat Northrop 40-20.
Huntington North (5-4) at North Side (6-3): The Redskins have won four straight games, while the Vikings have wins in 4 of their last 5 games. North Side has won the last three matchups against Huntington North, including 51-25 last year in the regular season. Both teams had a bye last week and will be in their first sectional game.
East Noble (8-2) at Leo (10-0): This sectional semifinal matchup features two of the hottest teams in northeast Indiana. The Lions haven’t lost a game all season after beating Wawasee 35-7 last week, while the Knights come in on a four-game winning streak after a 55-21 win over NorthWood.
Bishop Luers (1-9) at Heritage (7-3): After going winless in the regular season, the Knights can tie a state record with a win over the Patriots. A Luers’ win would give them a 26-game postseason winning streak, tying Warren Central’s mark 2003-07. Luers beat West Noble 41-3, while Heritage topped Garrett 41-38.
Churubusco (8-2) at Bremen (7-3): The Eagles bounced back from a two-game losing streak with a tough 28-13 win over Eastside last week in a sectional opener. Now Churubusco will face a Lions’ team that beat Manchester 49-21 last week and has won 6 of 7 games.
Adams Central (6-4) at South Adams (3-7): The Jets head into this sectional semifinal game having won 4 of 5 games, with the initial win being a 32-22 decision over the Starfires. Adams Central beat North Miami 34-7, while South Adams took care of Northfield 28-14 to stop a six-game losing streak.