Week one has came and gone. The Warrick County teams had a record of 2-1 with lone the loss in the county being by Tecumseh to North Daviess. Let's preview this Friday's upcoming match-ups.
Castle vs. New Albany
Last year's game against the New Albany Bulldogs was a shootout that saw the Knights ultimately win by the score of 56-49.
Look for this year's game to be a high-scoring affair as well. Last week's contest proved that the Knights didn't lose much in terms of offensive firepower with the return of Noah Taylor who rushed for 249 yards last week and the emergence of quarterback Nathan Harpenau who completed 10 of his 12 passing attempts.
The Bullldogs have some key returning offensive weapons. The most important of these is quarterback Dylan Clark and wide receiver Devon Gummer. Gummer caught two of Clark's passes in last year's game for touchdowns.
"We need to focus on getting better," Castle coach Doug Hurt said. "We can build on what we did in game one and improve each week. They have great team speed and always put up big numbers on offense. They scored a lot of points on us last year. We will work hard this week to make sure we are prepared."
Boonville vs. Vincennes Lincoln
You can call this an early test for the Pioneers as they want to prove they can compete with the big boys of the conference. Vincennes Lincoln was last year's Big Eight Conference champion and is usually at the tier in league rankings most years.
Both teams are coming off dominating wins as Boonville defeated Washington 52-7 while Vincennes Lincoln trounced Owen Valley 44-11.
"We will have to play well defensively not allowing any big plays down the field," Boonville coach Darin Ward said. Offensively, we must be sound on the line of scrimmage and makes plays that present themselves."
Tecumseh vs. Pike Central
Win or lose, Friday nights game against Pike Central will be memorable for the Braves and their fans. That's because they will be playing at their brand new field located at the high school campus.
"The kids seemed to be excited about the new locker room facility," Tecumseh coach Jeff Daming said. "The new practice field and game field will take awhile to get used to."
The Braves are coming off a 24-8 loss to North Daviess while Pike Central is coming off a 34-22 loss to Indianapolis Lighthouse East. Both will be looking for their first win of the season Friday night.