Positively Promoting the Student Athlete Since 1992


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My quest to achieve 80 percent for the season was increased by going 12-0 in last week’s semistate round. Going into the final week, my overall record is 188-45, which has me at 81 percent for the year.


Center Grove (8-5) vs. Carmel (10-3) (7 p.m. Saturday): The No. 5 Greyhounds claimed a 20-14 win over Center Grove on September 6. Carson Steele ran 20 times for 91 yards in the Trojans’ 17-10 win over No. 10 Ben Davis. Ty Wise returned a fumble 67 yards for a touchdown in Carmel’s 38-17 win over No. 4 Merrillville. Matt’s pick:  Center Grove 22, Carmel 18.


New Palestine (13-0) vs. Valparaiso (13-0) (7 p.m. Friday): Lincoln Roth rambled seven times for 73 yards ns a score in the to-ranked and defending state champion Dragons’ 45-0 blanking of Bloomington South. Tommy Burbee tallied 31 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown in the No. 2 Vikings’ 10-7 win over No. 5 Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger. Matt’s pick: New Palestine 31, Valparaiso 28.


East Noble (14-0) vs. Evansville Memorial (12-1) (3:30 p.m. Saturday): Hayden Jones hauled in seven passes for 139 yards in the No. 2 Knights’ 29-24 win over Hobart. Brock Combs recorded 11 rushes for 96 yards with a touchdown in the No. 3 Tigers’ 28-3 win over Mount Vernon (Fortville). Matt’s pick: East Noble 35, Evansville Memorial 30.


Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (13-1) vs. Heritage Hills (14-0) (3:30 p.m. Friday): The top-ranked Trojans posted a 28-17 win over No. 2 Heritage Hills in the 2007 Class 3A southern semistate. Derion Gilbert raced 16 times for 124 yards with a score in Bishop Chatard’s 45-0 triumph over No. 4 Marian. Cole Sigler ran 11 times for 165 yards with two scores and completed 3-of-5 for 32 yards for the Patriots in their 33-17 win over Danville. Matt’s pick: Bishop Chatard 33, Heritage Hills 23.


Western Boone (13-1) vs. Eastbrook (12-2) (Noon, Saturday): The No. 2 Stars earned the Class 2A state title a year ago with a 34-20 win over No. 8 Eastbrook. Spencer Wright was 9-of-16 for 149 yards with a score and ran 10 times for 52 yards in Western Boone’s 35-13 win over Triton Central. Isaiah Dalton rumbled 13 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 26-14 win over Andrean. Matt’s pick: Western Boone 27, Eastbrook 20.


Indianapolis Lutheran (13-0) vs. Lafayette Central Catholic (11-3) (Noon, Friday): Ky Schreiber ran 21 times for 107 yards and caught five passes for 117 yards and a scores in the No. 8 Knights; 24-14 win over No. 4 Adams Central. Bryce Lucas recorded 15 rushes for 80 yards and a touchdown in the top-ranked Saints’ 49-0 win over No. 9 West Washington, Matt’s pick: Indianapolis Lutheran 39, Lafayette Central Catholic 17.