Can it be? Central vs. Memorial again
Those IHSAA ping pong balls continue to bounce in intriguing ways.
Concord has a tough first-round draw, Jimtown has a potential monster matchup in the semifinals and NorthWood gets a rematch.
But the biggest local rematch of the first-round sectional pairings for the state football tournament features Central playing rival Memorial again. The Blazers rolled over the Chargers 51-3 in the opening week of the season.
First-round tourney games are set for Friday, Oct. 19. Statewide pairings were made Sundayin Indianapolis.
The Minutemen, who are going for a third-straight NLC crown this week at Warsaw, will travel to East Noble in Class 4A.
The Jimmies, top-ranked in Class 3A, will play at home to Fort Wayne Concordia (2-6), but with a win, could play once-beaten Garrett on the road in the second round.
In 4A, NorthWood will travel to Plymouth this week with the Rockies looking for a share of the NLC title. The same two rivals will play in Nappanee to open the sectional the following Friday.
Central (4-4) at Memorial (0-8)
SB Adams (5-3) at Goshen (2-6)
Carroll (6-2) at LaPorte (1-7)
Penn (8-0) at Warsaw (6-2)
Plymouth (6-2) at NorthWood (4-4)
Wawasee (4-4) at DeKalb (2-6)
Angola(2-6) at Northridge (1-7)
Concord(6-2) at East Noble (6-2)
Knox (2-6) at SB St. Joseph (4-4)
Hamm. Gavit (3-5) at Calumet (0-8)
Culver Academy (6-2) at Glenn (4-4)
Gary Wallace (2-4) at Marian (5-3)
Garrett (7-1) at Whitko (3-5)
Concordia (2-6) at Jimtown (8-0)
Tippecanoe Valley (6-2) at West Noble (1-7)
Lakeland (8-0) at Heritage (6-2)
Bremen (5-3 at Lewis Cass (7-1)
Fairfield (6-2) at Prairie Heights (3-5)
Rochester (5-3) at Wabash (0-8)
Manchester (3-5) at North Judson (2-6)