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Scouting Central Catholic football at Sheridan

November 16, 2012
Lafayette Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic (12-1) at Sheridan (9-4)

Time: Friday, 7 p.m.

Radio: ESPN-AM 1450

How they got here: Central Catholic won the Sectional 34 championship before defeating Winamac 49-14 in the regional. Sheridan won the Sectional 36 championship before defeating North Miami 35-14 in the regional.

Series: Sheridan leads 4-3, but Central Catholic won a semistate meeting last season, 17-0.

Tournament history: Central Catholic is the three-time defending Class A state champion and seeks its fifth semistate title. Sheridan is a nine-time state champion seeking its 11th semistate championship and first since 2008.

Sagarin ratings: Central Catholic 76.07, Sheridan 58.67

Opponents’ records: Central Catholic 86-69, Sheridan 81-53

Common opponents: Central Catholic defeated Tipton 24-13, and Tipton defeated Sheridan 40-18. Culver Academies defeated both Central Catholic (14-12) and Sheridan (19-18)

About Central Catholic:The Knights ended the regular season ranked No. 1. ... Central Catholic has won 22 straight state tournament games. ... The Knights have won nine straight since suffering a 14-12 loss at Culver Academies on Sept. 7. ... Central Catholic is 4-0 against Class A teams and played none during the regular season. ... Scoring averages: 33.7 offense, 11.8 defense. ... Statistical leaders—Rushing: Brad Schrader (203-1,308 yards, 17 TDs). ... Passing: Ty Preston (96-173, 1,369 yards, 10 TDs, 7 INTs). ... Receiving: Timmy Mills (31-576 yards, 3 TDs), Will Jones (32-363 yards, 3 TDs). ... Tackles: Ross Corcoran (138), Sam Kochert (114). ... Interceptions: Will Jones (6), Andrew Hubertz (5).

About Sheridan: The Blackhawks ended the regular season ranked No. 9. ... Sheridan has won five straight since back-to-back losses to Tipton and Culver Academies. ... The Blackhawks’ other losses came to 3A sectional finalist Western Boone and 3A regional champion Hamilton Heights in their first two games of the season. ... Sheridan is 8-0 against Class A teams. ... Scoring averages: 32.2 offense, 19.8 defense. ... Statistical leaders not available.

What’s next: The winner plays either Scecina (10-3) or Linton (13-0) in the Class A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 23.

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