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Friday football preview: Week 6
September 27, 2013Hancock County Sports
Eastern Hancock (5-0, 4-0 MIFC) at North Decatur (2-3, 0-2 MIFC), 7 p.m. (HancockCountySports.com)
Mt. Vernon (4-1/1-1) at Shelbyville (4-1/2-0), 7 p.m. (WSVX-1520, wsvx.com)
Each team comes into this matchup after successful back-to-back weeks. MV looked very good in a 35-7 victory over Pendleton Heights. Alec Lohman scored twice and Alex Chambers forced two fumbles and returned an interception for a score. Jordan Reyes also had a defensive touchdown for the Marauders. Shelby’s defense has also been solid. Jake Laker ran for 187 yards in a 14-6 victory over Greenfield-Central last week, while the Bears’ defense held an opponent to 14 points or less for the third time this season. MV won last year’s meeting 42-0.
New Palestine (5-0/2-0) at Yorktown (5-0/3-0), 7:30 p.m. (DelawareCountyVoice.com)
One of these teams will control its destiny for the league title going into the final third of the season as the Dragons and Tigers meet. Both feature explosive offenses, with NP quarterback Blake Luker and receiver Tyler Walden forming a fierce connection on one side, and Yorktown’s Riley Neal and Chandler Carroll providing a potent pass/run threat on the other, with both topping 1,000 yards in the first half of the year. NP has scored at least 35 points in all of its games, Yorktown at least 27. Both defenses have been solid, too. Walden had 150 yards receiving in last week’s 35-10 win over Whiteland for the Dragons. Carroll had 220 yards rushing in a 27-14 win over Delta for the Tigers. Yorktown won last year’s meeting 27-20 on a last-play thriller.
Greenfield-Central (1-4) at Rushville (4-1), 7 p.m. (WRGF-89.7, WIFE-94.3, wifefm.com)
This week’s non-conference game features a Cougar squad taking on a surprising Rushville team. The Lions have had a 4-1 start in their maiden voyage in the EIAC, including a victory over traditional Eastern Indiana power East Central. They’ll face a G-C team that has shown big play ability. Last week, Cameron Nuckols broke a 64-yard TD run to get the Cougars on the board. In Week 3, it was a 75-yarder by Stephen Dickerson. The Cougars have had balance in their attack this season, with six different players scoring TDs. Dickerson has four receiving touchdowns.