Friday, November 03, 2017 1:00 am
7 games to watch
Warsaw (6-4) at Penn (9-1): The Tigers are 0-10 all time against the Kingsmen, including a 42-21 loss in 2012. Warsaw beat Chesterton 26-16 last week, while Penn blanked Valparaiso 13-0.
Carroll (7-3) at Snider (10-0): The Panthers have beaten the Chargers three times in the three years the schools have been SAC rivals, and the margins have increased each time, from 21-7 to 41-7 to 69-7 in Week 2. This will be the first postseason matchup since a 51-0 Panthers' win in 2004. Last week, Snider beat Homestead 37-0, and Carroll held off Northrop 42-34.
Angola (11-0) at Culver Academy (10-1): A late rally last week in a 28-21 win over NorthWood has put the Hornets on the brink of school history. Angola has started a season only once 11-0 prior to this year, 1992, when it lost the next game. The Eagles have won six straight games, including a 33-28 win over East Noble last week.
Wayne (5-6) at Bishop Dwenger (8-3): The Saints have beaten the Generals four straight times, including a 27-12 win in the season opener. Wayne, though, has shown a versatility in winning its first two sectional games 62-20 and 9-6 last week over Jay County. Dwenger held off New Haven 13-6 last week.
Concordia (7-4) at Bishop Luers (7-4): The Cadets have given up only six points in their last three games, including two shutouts (32-0 over Lakeland last week). The Knights' offense has gotten into high gear by going over 40 points in the last two games, including a 40-17 win over Norwell last week. Concordia won a Week 4 SAC matchup against Bishop Luers, 28-7.
Central Noble (8-3) at Woodlan (9-2): The Cougars have two straight wins by a combined 100-22 margin, with a 54-14 win last week over Bluffton, while the Warriors have won their last two games 100-8, including last week's 32-8 win over Wabash. Woodlan beat Central Noble 42-7 in a sectional opener in 2015.
Southwood (10-1) at Adams Central (9-2): The Jets will look to contain Knights senior quarterback Carson Blair, who has thrown for 3,465 yards and 51 touchdowns. Adams Central beat Southwood 23-7 in the regional last year. Last week, the Jets beat Churubusco 17-14, while the Knights took out Eastside 51-19.
– Greg Jones, The Journal Gazette