“They’ve got some kids back healthy and obviously they’re playing better. They’ll come to town hoping for an upset and do everything they can to get it,” Winamac coach Tim Roth said. “They’ve got good size up front. They’re mammoth. We’ll have our hands full in the trenches to move those guys. It’s the Woody Hayes Theory, if you can’t run through them, run around them. Make those big boys run from sideline to sideline.”
The Warriors are coming off a 59-6 win at South Newton. They are averaging 51.3 ppg and allowing just 7 for the season.
Tyler Katschke has rushed for 527 yards and nine TDs to lead the Warriors. Parker Fox has rushed for 329 yards and five TDs and passed for 307 yards and five TDs. Sean Lynch is the leading receiver with five catches for 160 yards and three TDs.
The Warriors dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in this week’s coaches’ poll despite the lopsided win over South Newton. Roth was unsure why.
“That’s a good question. We score 59 and give up 6. That’s a difference of 53. I don’t know,” he said.
Linton-Stockton, which is also ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, leapfrogged the Warriors in the coaches’ poll after a 45-14 win over winless West Vigo, a Class 3A school.
“If we win we’ll be happy if we’re ranked 1, 2 or 5 or whatever,” Roth said. “In the 15th week of the season is when we want to be No. 1.”
Caston (1-3) at Carroll (1-3)
The Cougars opened the season with a 37-0 win over Tri-County but have since dropped three straight to Delphi, Tri-Central and Sheridan.
They’re facing a Comets squad coming off a high-scoring loss to Pioneer.
“We have to tackle somebody to be able to win a ballgame,” Caston coach Chris Ulerick said. “Until we do that it’ll be tough for our kids to win.