July 23, 2024

#4 Jace Dorsey, SR CB East Central Trojans. Photo credit to Sandy Mahoney of In Motion Sports Photography

Southern Indiana – Week 7 brought a storm of matchups that threw the SISN Top 25 for a loop. As the dust settles, we’ve got some new heavyweights emerging and some familiar faces finding their footing. Let’s break down the most noteworthy shifts in this week’s ranking.

Week 8 Southern Indiana Top 25

  1. East Central (4A, 7-0) – Decisive win
  2. Evansville Reitz (4A, 7-0) – Big win against a previously undefeated team
  3. Bloomington North (5A, 7-0) – Decisive win
  4. Bloomington South (5A, 6-1) – Convincing win
  5. Floyd Central (5A, 6-1) – Close win
  6. Gibson Southern (3A, 5-2) – Decisive win
  7. Providence (1A, 7-0) – Solid win
  8. Heritage Hills (3A, 6-1) – Decisive win
  9. Evansville North (5A, 5-2) – Win over a top 10 team
  10. Linton-Stockton (2A, 6-1) – Decisive win
  11. Triton Central (2A, 6-1) – Convincing win
  12. North Posey (2A, 6-1) – Convincing win
  13. Paoli (2A, 6-1) – Decisive win
  14. Southridge (3A, 5-2) – Decisive win
  15. Lawrenceburg (3A, 5-2) – Convincing win
  16. Silver Creek (3A, 5-2) – Close win
  17. Castle (5A, 4-3) – Close win over Jasper
  18. Brownstown Central (2A, 6-1) – Decisive win
  19. Evansville Memorial (4A, 6-1) – Lost to a top team, moved down
  20. Vincennes Lincoln (3A, 5-2) – Lost to a top 10 team, moved down
  21. Batesville (3A, 6-1) – Convincing win
  22. Monrovia (3A, 5-2) – Big loss, moved down
  23. Jasper (4A, 4-3) – Close loss, small move down
  24. Bedford North Lawrence (4A, 4-3) – Close loss, moved down
  25. Seymour (5A, 4-3) – Huge win, back on the list.

Top-Tier Turbulence

One of the most anticipated clashes was between No. 2 Evansville Reitz and No. 4 Evansville Memorial. Reitz showcased their dominance by handing Memorial their first loss of the season, solidifying their position at No. 2 and pushing Memorial down to No. 19.

Bloomington North remained undefeated with a statement 42-0 victory against Columbus East, holding on to their No. 3 spot. East Central showed no signs of slowing down, trouncing Connersville with an impressive 64-0 win, maintaining their top position.

Movers and Shakers

Gibson Southern continues to move after Vinceness Lincoln’s loss up to 6th. On the other hand, the crushing defeat made Vincennes Lincoln slide down to the 20th spot.

In a week of close encounters, Floyd Central edged past Bedford North Lawrence 28-27, reinforcing their position at No. 5. Meanwhile, Bedford North Lawrence took a slight dip to No. 24.

Silver Creek and North Harrison engaged in a thrilling battle, with Silver Creek emerging victorious 42-37. As a result, Silver Creek climbed a spot higher to No. 16, while North Harrison fell off the list replaced by Seymour at 25.

Steady Sailors and Notable Nudges

Providence and Linton-Stockton both had dominant outings this week, solidifying their spots at No. 7 and No. 10 respectively.

Linton vs Mater Dei IHSAA Semi State Football -1-18

Monrovia, previously at No. 19, felt the sting of a big 49-14 loss to Indianapolis Lutheran, causing them to tumble to No. 22.

Castle, meanwhile, climbed up from No. 23 to No. 17 after a gritty 39-32 win over Jasper.

Final Whistle

As Week 8 looms, the intensity is set to notch up even higher. The SISN Top 25 rankings continue to provide a dynamic view of Southern Indiana’s high school football scene. Teams will be aiming to climb the ranks, and as we’ve seen, anything can happen on game day.

Till next week, keep those eyes on the gridiron and the heart with the game!

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