April 24, 2024
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Week one of the Indiana High School football season is in the books. We have looked over the records for 8 Southern Indiana sectional pairings, like our preseason analysis. Below you’ll find charts. brief write ups, as well Team Standings, Points Differentials, Week 1 match ups, and updated weekly rankings for football teams in the Southern Indiana area.

Week one of the Indiana High School football season is in the books. We have looked over the records for 8 Southern Indiana sectional pairings, like our preseason analysis. Below you’ll find charts. brief write ups, as well Team Standings, Points Differentials, Week 1 match ups, and updated weekly rankings for football teams in the Southern Indiana area.

Sectional 15

Columbus East, Bloomington South, Bloomington North, Seymour

“Monroe Bowl”

Bloomington South remains atop the Sectional 15 “Monroe Bowl”, as the only team to win in Week 1. The Panthers put on the pressure, beating a good New Albany team 34-14. A New Albany team that went to Semi-State last year. Bloomington South’s Zach David had 2 pass TD’s, 2 takeaways on D. The Panthers also had 2 running backs over the century mark. Check out this Herald Times story on the game.

None of the other teams in Sectional 15 scored over 13 points.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Bloomington South
  2. Columbus East (+1)
  3. Bloomington North (-1)
  4. Seymour

Sectional 23

Bedford North Lawrence, East Central, Edgewood, Greenwood, Jennings County, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Silver Creek

“Crossroads Bowl”

4 teams won, 4 teams lost in Sectional 23, a 4A sectional group. East Central is the still the clear favorite after a 38-3 route of Lawrenceburg. East Central QB Cole Burton threw for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns. Senior receiver Eli Aston caught 10 passes for 154 yards and 2 tds. Lawrenceburg and East Central both lost in their regionals in 2021, and both are still good teams.

BNL and Martinsville began their season playing each other, the only contest this week between teams in Sectional 23. Martinsville got the win again, 28-14. Bedford North Lawrence has not beaten Martinsville since 1992. Martinsville’s Senior QB Tyler Adkins threw for 198 yards and 3 total touchdowns. Follow this link for a WBIW Story from Justin Sokeland for this game.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. East Central
  2. Martinsville (+2)
  3. Greenwood (+2)
  4. Edgewood (+2)
  5. BNL (-2)
  6. Silver Creek (-4)
  7. Shelbyville (+1)
  8. Jennings County (-1)

Sectional 24

Boonville, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Memorial, Evasnville Reitz, Jasper

“Evans Bowl”

Two teams from Sectional 24, Jasper and Evansville Memorial, played opening day.  Jasper won 34-10 on some fixable errors on Memorial’s part. Jasper won with an aggressive Wildcat Triple option run game. These two teams are arguably the best teams in this group, but with the Memorial loss we’re going to move up Reitz to the number 2 spot.

Jasper vs Evansville Memorial Football 2022

A big game from quarterback Clay Conner, led Boonville over Paoli 38-6. Conner had 180 all purposes yards and 2 touchdowns (1 pass/1 rush), and was definitely an exciting player to watch.

The other teams in the “Evans Bowl” didn’t fair as well, with Bosse and Central both getting blown out. Mater Dei may be a 2A school, but beating the larger 4A Evansville Central doesn’t come to much as a surprise, as Mater Dei could probably compete regularly at the 4A level.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Jasper (+1)
  2. Evansville Reitz (+1)
  3. Evansville Memorial (-2)
  4. Boonville
  5. Evansville Central
  6. Evansville Harrison
  7. Evansville Bosse

Sectional 32

Charlestown, Corydon Central, Heritage Hills, Madison, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, Southridge

“Heritage Bowl”

Sectional 32 is highlighted by a lopsided affair between North Harrison and Salem, with North Harrison winning 40-7. It was hard to find any information on this game, but based on past success, we would not have predicted these results.

From a reader, “Sawyer Wetzel had a strong showing in the Cougars’ 40-7 Week One win at Salem. Behind a strong outing from the offensive line, he had 15 carries for a career high 213 yards, to go with two touchdowns. That’s 14.2 yards per carry! The Cougars are now 4-2 at Salem under head coach Mark Williamson and they’ll look to keep building in their home opener in Week Two against conference rival, Scottsburg.”

Charlestown Pirates also had a big game behind the arm, and legs, of Junior QB Clay McClelland. McClelland finished the game with 241 all purpose yards and 5 TDs, in what was a dominate game against the 4A Silver Creek. The Dragons have been on a downward trend the last few years. Read this story Tom Whitus of the News and Tribune for more information on this game.

Southridge won against Washington 38-7, with Seniors Levi Neukam and Reid Schroeder combining for 167 total yards and 4 TDs.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. North Harrison (+5)
  2. Charlestown (+1)
  3. Southridge (+1)
  4. Heritage Hills (-2)
  5. Salem (-4)
  6. Corydon Central (+2)
  7. Scottsburg (-2)
  8. Madison (-1)

Sectional 37

Cascade, Greencastle, Linton-Stockton, North Knox, North Putnam, South Vermillion, Southmont, Sullivan

“Coal Bowl”

In the 2A sectional class 37, several good teams performed as expected. The Linton Miners scored the most points of the group, beating Parke Heritage 56-6. Senior running back Hunter Johns led the Miners with 116 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns.

Greencastle shutout the larger school, Indianapolis Attucks 42-0, behind the legs of junior Lamar Moore who rushed 18 times for 118 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Sullivan defeated North Knox, both playing in sectional 37, 31 to 12. Regardless of the impressive outing from the North Knox running backs Carter Lemberg and Caleb Bottum, combining for nearly 300 combined yards, and shared the only TDs for North Knox.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Linton-Stockton
  2. Sullivan
  3. Greencastle (+1)
  4. Southmont (+1)
  5. South Vermillion (+1)
  6. North Knox (-4)
  7. Cascade
  8. North Putnam

Sectional 39

Brown County, Brownstown Central, Christel House Manual, Clarksville, Eastern (Pekin), Switzerland County, Triton Central

“Hilltop Bowl”

One of the buzz stories of week 1 comes out of Sectional 39, after Owen Valley put up 77 points on Brown County, leaving many of us to wonder at what point did the freshman sub in to play?

Brownstown Central Braves won their 11th straight time against Corydon Central, 53-28, rushing for a team total of 389 yards. Braves QB Carson Darlage had 177 rushing yards, 148 passing, and 2 touchdowns.

Triton Central put the hurt on Cascade 42 to 14. Triton Central junior QB, Jace Stuckey, threw for 191 yards and 5 total TDs.

In the Clarksville and Scottsburg game, running back Robert Lamar led the way with 266 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, for a Clarksville win and becoming Clarksville’s All Time Leading Rusher. Lamar also led the game with 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Lamar may be my pick for Player of the Week.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Brownstown Central
  2. Triton Central
  3. Clarksville
  4. Scecina
  5. Switerland County
  6. Eastern (Pekin) (+1)
  7. Brown County (-3)
  8. Christel House Manual

Sectional 40

Crawford County, Evansville Mater Dei, Forest Park, Mitchell, North Posey, Paoli, Perry Central, Tell City

“Patoka Bowl”

North Posey scored the most points in Sectional 40, against 1A South Spencer, 54-14. North Posey QB Harold Bender led the way with 176 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.

Evansville Mater Dei blew Evansville central out of the water. Mason Wunderlich was the star for Mater Dei with 235 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Look for Mater Dei to continue to have a sensational year.

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Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Mater Dei
  2. North Posey (+1)
  3. Forest Park (+4)
  4. Perry Central (+1)
  5. Paoli (-3)
  6. Tell City
  7. Mitchell
  8. Crawford County

Sectional 48

Eastern Greene, North Daviess, Providence, Rock Creek Academy, South Spencer, Springs Valley, Tecumseh, West Washington

“Backwoods Bowl”

Eastern Greene new head coach Wray had a tough first game back, losing to Bowl Foe Springs Valley, 43-6. Springs Valley QB Mavrick Land threw for 159 yards and 3 TD while running back Ezra Mills rushed for 129 yards and 3 TDs.

Tecumseh won over North Daviess behind 4 touchdowns from Tecumseh tailback Chase Jones.

Week 1 SISN Ranking

  1. Springs Valley
  2. Tecumseh (+4)
  3. West Washington (+1)
  4. Providence
  5. North Daviess
  6. South Spencer
  7. Eastern Greene
  8. Rock Creek Academy

I hope you enjoyed the review. After doing the research this week, I’ve realized that finding information about a lot of these games is a difficult task. We wish we could cover more sectional pairings, but just covering these 58 teams is a challenge. If we messed up any stats, or missed something from any of these teams, please commend and let us know.

If you’re interested in the past success story I wrote a couple weeks ago, please follow this link.

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