Friday football preview: Week 2
August 29, 2013By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Four games in Hancock County on Friday night.
Greenfield-Central (1-0) at Lebanon (1-0), 7 p.m.
Broadcast: WRGF-89.7, RadioMom 91.1.
The Cougars got a solid effort in a 32-7 win over New Castle last week, with QB Jeremiah Fields throwing for 163 yards and three TDs, two of those scores and 62 yards to Stephen Dickerson. G-C scored the game’s final 32 points in a win over New Castle. Lebanon is coming off a 22-0 shutout of Mooresville.
Marion (0-1) at Mt. Vernon (1-0), 7 p.m.
Broadcast: HancockCountySports.com (HCS2)
The defending HHC champs had an impressive 29-19 victory over a solid Kokomo team last week, thanks to 116 yards rushing by Brayton Shannon and 96 more from Dan Werner, as well as a big night from veteran defensive lineman Lucas Rice (2.5 sacks, 3 TFL, forced fumble, blocked extra point, 10 tackles), who was the HHC’s Defensive Player of the Week. Marion dropped a 35-12 decision to Madison-Grant last week.
Richmond (1-0) at New Palestine (1-0), 7:30 p.m.
Broadcast: HancockCountySports.com (HCS1)
The Dragons take on the defending NCC champions. Both teams had solid performances last week. For NP, Blake Luker threw for 220 yards, ran for 110, had three TDs each direction and earned Co-Player of the Week honors. WR Tyler Walden had 103 yards receiving on 10 catches, and the Dragons rolled up at least 20 points in each of the first three quarters, including two safeties. Richmond beat Connersville 23-7 last week.
South Decatur (1-0) at Eastern Hancock (1-0), 7 p.m.
The Royals had an impressive victory over No. 10 Tri-Central a week ago, winning 47-35. Spencer Gilbert ran for 217 yards and two TDs, Cooper Henderson ran for 129 yards and a score, and QB Austin Lacy completed 7-of-10 for 119 yards and two TDs. The Royal offense has a ton of weapons and hit the ground running last week. This week, they face a solid South Decatur team that posted an impressive 41-14 win over Cambridge City Lincoln last week. It's EH's home opener and first MIFC game of the year.