July 23, 2024
Preview the biggest matchups in Week 5 of IHSAA Southern Indiana high school football. Dive into coach records, Sagarin ratings, past performances, and predictions. All stats and insights are sourced from the trusted John Harrell Game Capsules. Gear up for an electrifying weekend on the gridiron!

High school football is more than just a game; it’s a confluence of teamwork, community spirit, and raw athletic talent. As we delve into this week’s matchups, it’s essential to recognize the dedicated individuals who keep fans informed and fueled with passion. A special thank you to John Harrell and his comprehensive website for providing these detailed game capsules. Whether you’re a die-hard follower, a proud parent, or someone new to the world of high school football, these insights are sure to set the stage for a thrilling weekend of competition. Let’s dive in!

Bedford North Lawrence (2-2) at Seymour (2-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Bulleit Stadium.
COACHES: Derrick Barker, 12-13 in 3rd year at Bedford NL. Tyson Moore, 15-19 in 4th year at Seymour.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Bedford NL, 69.34, 64th overall, 20th in 4A. Seymour, 62.23, 94th overall, 20th in 5A.
LAST OUTING: Bedford NL defeated New Albany, 52-14. Seymour lost to Floyd Central, 50-47.
VS. COMMON FOES: Bedford NL 1-0; Seymour 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Bedford NL 7-9. Seymour 7-9.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Seymour, 19-16
LAST MEETING: Seymour, 27-6, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Bedford NL, 38-35.

Bedford North Lawrence at Seymour Both teams walk into the Bulleit Stadium with matching 2-2 records, but the past seems to favor Seymour with a 19-16 lead in the last 35 years. Bedford’s powerful 52-14 win over New Albany suggests they’re heating up, and the prediction sees them edging out Seymour in a close contest. Nevertheless, Seymour’s home advantage shouldn’t be underestimated. Predicted Outcome: Bedford NL, 38-35.

Boonville (2-2) at Linton-Stockton (3-1)

GAME TIME: 8 pm ET, Williams Field.
COACHES: Darin Ward, 50-37 in 9th year at Boonville, 120-67 in 18th year overall. Brian Oliver, 107-24 in 11th year at Linton.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Linton, 56.29, 116th overall, 9th in 2A. Boonville, 51.9, 145th overall, 36th in 4A.
LAST OUTING: Boonville defeated North Knox, 14-0. Linton defeated Sullivan, 14-12.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Boonville 12-4. Linton 7-5.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Linton, 3-1
LAST MEETING: Linton, 50-40, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Linton, 24-17.

Boonville at Linton-Stockton History leans towards Linton with a 3-1 record in the last 35 encounters, and current stats suggest they’ll maintain that dominance. Boonville will need a big performance to outdo the host’s potent attack. Predicted Outcome: Linton, 24-17.

Boonville Pioneers Sophomore QB Grant Davis
Boonville Pioneers Sophomore QB Grant Davis

Castle (3-1) at Vincennes Lincoln (3-1)

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Inman Field.
COACHES: Doug Hurt, 130-71 in 18th year at Castle. Levi Salters, 39-33 in 7th year at Vincennes.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Castle, 73.57, 47th overall, 10th in 5A. Vincennes, 70.54, 61st overall, 9th in 3A.
LAST OUTING: Castle defeated Evansville Harrison, 49-7. Vincennes defeated Evansville Central, 56-6.
VS. COMMON FOES: Castle 2-0; Vincennes 2-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Castle 4-12. Vincennes 6-10.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Castle, 3-0
LAST MEETING: Castle, 35-21, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Vincennes, 31-30.

Castle at Vincennes Lincoln A tight contest is expected between these two giants. Castle has dominated previous matchups, but Vincennes’ recent form, especially their 56-6 demolition of Evansville Central, suggests they might just have the upper hand this time around. Predicted Outcome: Vincennes, 31-30.

East Central (4-0) at Batesville (4-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Dawg Pound.
COACHES: Jake Meiners, 46-9 in 5th year at East Central. Evan Ulery, 45-36 in 8th year at Batesville.
SAGARIN RATINGS: East Central, 89, 12th overall, 1st in 4A. Batesville, 65.46, 78th overall, 14th in 3A.
LAST OUTING: East Central defeated Franklin County, 55-0. Batesville defeated Rushville, 56-18.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: East Central 5-3. Batesville 6-10.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: East Central, 29-5
LAST MEETING: East Central, 35-0, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: East Central, 38-21.

East Central at Batesville Two undefeated teams, but East Central’s massive win over Franklin County paired with their historical dominance over Batesville points towards another victory for them. Batesville will have to pull out a spectacular performance to counter the visiting giants. Predicted Outcome: East Central, 38-21.

Jasper (2-2) at Evansville Mater Dei (1-3)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Boots-Baumann Field.
COACHES: Tony Lewis, 30-14 in 5th year at Jasper, 161-80 in 22nd year overall. Mike Goebel, 261-85 in 27th year at Mater Dei.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Jasper, 71.51, 53rd overall, 17th in 4A. Mater Dei, 60.65, 101st overall, 7th in 2A.
LAST OUTING: Jasper defeated Evansville Bosse, 56-34. Mater Dei lost to Evansville Memorial, 9-6.
VS. COMMON FOES: Jasper 0-1; Mater Dei 0-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Jasper 9-7. Mater Dei 10-6.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Jasper, 3-1
LAST MEETING: Mater Dei, 27-7, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Jasper, 31-21.

Jasper at Evansville Mater Dei Though Mater Dei won the previous year, their current form seems to tilt the balance towards Jasper. With a stronger Sagarin rating, Jasper looks poised to take this one. Predicted Outcome: Jasper, 31-21.

Jasper vs Evansville Memorial Football 2022

North Harrison (4-0) at Brownstown Central (4-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Blevins Stadium.
COACHES: Mark Williamson, 71-49 in 12th year at North Harrison, 87-67 in 15th year overall. Reed May, 295-62 in 31st year at Brownstown.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Brownstown, 61.15, 99th overall, 6th in 2A. North Harrison, 56.8, 113th overall, 23rd in 3A.
LAST OUTING: North Harrison defeated Charlestown, 34-22. Brownstown defeated Salem, 47-0.
VS. COMMON FOES: North Harrison 3-0; Brownstown 3-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: North Harrison 5-11. Brownstown 3-13.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Brownstown, 30-3
LAST MEETING: Brownstown, 27-22, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Brownstown, 28-24.

North Harrison at Brownstown Central In this battle of the unbeaten, historical records heavily favor Brownstown. They’ve managed to outplay North Harrison in most of their encounters, and their recent form suggests they might continue this trend. Predicted Outcome: Brownstown, 28-24.

North Posey (4-0) at Heritage Hills (4-0)

GAME TIME: 7 pm CT, The Jungle.
COACHES: Waylon Schenk, 44-24 in 7th year at North Posey, 72-48 in 12th year overall. Todd Wilkerson, 87-41 in 12th year at Heritage Hills.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Heritage Hills, 73.33, 49th overall, 4th in 3A. North Posey, 64.28, 86th overall, 3rd in 2A.
LAST OUTING: North Posey defeated Tell City, 35-0. Heritage Hills defeated South Spencer, 40-0.
VS. COMMON FOES: North Posey 2-0; Heritage Hills 2-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: North Posey 6-10. Heritage Hills 8-8.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Heritage Hills, 28-6
LAST MEETING: North Posey, 33-26, 2OT, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Heritage Hills, 35-24.

North Posey at Heritage Hills These two unbeaten teams promise a cracking contest. Last year’s double overtime win for North Posey suggests it’s anyone’s game. However, Heritage Hills’ impressive ratings and home advantage might give them the edge. Predicted Outcome: Heritage Hills, 35-24.

Providence (4-0) at Charlestown (2-2)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Reis Field.
COACHES: Daniel McDonald, 22-15 in 4th year at Providence. Jason Hawkins, 116-51 in 16th year at Charlestown, 122-64 in 18th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Providence, 62.5, 93rd overall, 3rd in 1A. Charlestown, 47.54, 167th overall, 38th in 3A.
LAST OUTING: Providence defeated Clarksville, 66-8. Charlestown lost to North Harrison, 34-22.
VS. COMMON FOES: Providence 1-0; Charlestown 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Providence 3-9. Charlestown 10-6.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Providence, 16-8
LAST MEETING: Providence, 35-28, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Providence, 38-31.

Providence at Charlestown Providence steps into this game undefeated and with a higher Sagarin rating. Despite Charlestown’s decent form and historical stats slightly favoring Providence, it seems like the visitors are set to continue their winning streak. Predicted Outcome: Providence, 38-31.

Southridge (3-1) at Gibson Southern (2-2)

GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Jewell Field.
COACHES: Scott Buening, 99-31 in 11th year at Southridge, 111-59 in 15th year overall. Nick Hart, 117-23 in 12th year at Gibson Southern.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Gibson Southern, 64.4, 84th overall, 16th in 3A. Southridge, 61.75, 96th overall, 17th in 3A.
LAST OUTING: Southridge defeated Pike Central, 49-12. Gibson Southern lost to South Warren (Ky.), 45-28.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Southridge 7-9. Gibson Southern 0-4.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Southridge, 20-12
LAST MEETING: Gibson Southern, 24-14, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Gibson Southern, 31-28.

Southridge at Gibson Southern This is one of those classic encounters where historical records and current form diverge. While Southridge leads historically, Gibson Southern’s recent performances and home advantage may give them the push they need. Predicted Outcome: Gibson Southern, 31-28.

West Washington at Paoli Paoli’s massive win last year and their better form this season make them the obvious favorites. West Washington needs to rethink their strategy, especially after their recent 46-7 loss to Springs Valley. Predicted Outcome: Paoli, 38-17.

West Washington (3-1) at Paoli (3-1)

GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Cook Field.
COACHES: Jeremy Lowery, 14-9 in 3rd year at West Washington, 42-28 in 7th year overall. Neil Dittmer, 24-12 in 4th year at Paoli.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Paoli, 54.02, 130th overall, 16th in 2A. West Washington, 26.5, 245th overall, 31st in 1A.
LAST OUTING: West Washington lost to Springs Valley, 46-7. Paoli defeated Perry Central, 44-22.
VS. COMMON FOES: West Washington 0-1; Paoli 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: West Washington 4-12. Paoli 6-10.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Paoli, 18-16
LAST MEETING: Paoli, 41-0, Sep. 16, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Paoli, 38-17.
Paoli Rams’ Head Coach Neil Dittmer

Final Thoughts: Week 5 promises a blend of tightly-contested matches, historical rivalries, and potential upsets. As always, the unpredictable nature of the sport means anything can happen on game day. It’s time to strap in and enjoy the football spectacle!

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