Week seven has arrived and here is who each Warrick County school faces as we are approaching the end of the 2021 football season.
Castle at Jasper: This Friday’s game against the Wildcats is arguably the most important game, not just for Castle, but for the entire SIAC.
A win or loss by either school could create ripple effects felt around the conference. Castle is ranked third in 5A. Jasper is third in 4A.
Jasper is currently atop the conference standings at 5-0 with Castle and Memorial tied for second at 4-1. A Jasper win would almost solidify them as the outright SIAC champs. They have already defeated Memorial this year in the season’s opener.
However, a Knight W could be them in the three-way tie with Jasper and Memorial. Castle has yet to play Memorial.
This will be the Knights second game without wide receiver Evan Pritchard. Pritchard would tear his ACL two weeks ago against Vincennes Lincoln. Castle would roll against the Panther last week 53-21.
Boonville at Princeton: The Pioneers will be looking to get their first win of the season against a 2-4 Princeton.
The Pioneers would lose in a close on 13-12 last week. Princeton is coming off a 40-24 win against Mt. Vernon.
The Tigers are led by sophomore quarterback Austin Schafer. For the season, Schafer has thrown for 609 yards with seven touchdowns.
Tecumseh at Spring Valley: The Braves are coming off a close defeat at the hands of North Posey. They would lose last week by the score of 23-18.
This week the Braves, sitting at 1-3, will play Spring Valley. The Blackhawks are coming off a 43-34 loss to Tell City. They currently have a 4-1 record and are ranked 11th in the state.
Spring Valley is led a pair of seniors in Kannon Chase and Conner Grimes. Chase, Spring Valleys quarterback, has more rushing touchdowns than throwing ones. While he’s throw two in the end zone, he’s rushed for 14 and a total of 475 yards.
Grimes has rushed for 11 touchdowns and 771 yards.