Friday football preview: Week 4
September 12, 2013By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Mt. Vernon (2-1) at Muncie South (0-3), 7 p.m. (HancockCountySports.com)
This week’s non-conference game has the Marauders traveling to Muncie. MV saw its seven-game HHC win streak end last week at the hands of Yorktown, but looks to bounce back before heading back into conference play. The Marauders’ diversity on offense showed last week, with Pete Werner, Dan Werner, Alec Lohman and Brennan Fox each scoring touchdowns.
New Palestine (3-0/1-0) at Delta (3-0/1-0), 7:30 p.m. (DelawareCountyVoice.com)
A great matchup between two top-10 teams in their respective classes. New Palestine has outscored teams 156-17 in three games this year and totaled 676 yards of offense a week ago in its 46-7 victory over Pendleton Heights. The Dragons also have held two of their three opponents to negative rushing yards. Delta is equally-explosive, putting up 42 points in a win over Fort Wayne North in Week 2, and totaling 60 last week against Greenfield-Central. The Blake Luker-to-Tyler Walden connection has connected for NP to the tune of two 100-plus yard games, including Walden setting four school records last week. Joe Spegal had a 176-yard game last week and leads a multi-pronged Delta attack that also features QB Cade Jones and WR Jalen Robinson, all veterans. Delta won a 21-6 meeting a year ago.
Greenfield-Central (1-2/0-1) at Yorktown (3-0/1-0), 7:30 p.m. (WRGF-89.7, DelawareCountyVoice.com)
The Tigers begin their defense of the Helmet at home in the Top Cat battle in the HHC. Yorktown last week had an explosive offensive performance, with Riley Neal throwing for 375 yards and 5 TDs, and Riley Miller on the receiving end of 14 passes and three touchdowns. Chandler Carroll continues to have a solid year on the ground for the Tigers. Greenfield-Central is looking to bounce back from a loss to Delta in which Stephen Dickerson provided the offensive highlights with a 75-yard TD catch. Yorktown won last year’s meeting 31-14.
Eastern Hancock (3-0/2-0 MIFC) at Milan (1-2, 0-0 MIFC), 7 p.m.
The Royals' come-from-behind 33-25 victory over Indian Creek last week was one of the biggest wins in program history. It vaulted the Royals into the Class A Top Ten, and propels them into an always-tough matchup with the Indians. Milan dropped a 39-38 shootout to Lawrenceburg last week.