Some big games are on tap for Week Seven in Northwest Indiana football tonight. The Region Sports Network has previewed a number of them.
Andrean (6-0) has held onto the RSN's No. 1 ranking all-year, but will be tested tonight when they pay a visit to a No. 8 Kankakee Valley team coming off five wins in a row.
"The Kougars have been on fire for the past five weeks, but do they have the weapons to compete with an Andrean squad that averages nearly 40 points a game? On the ground, it sure looks like they do," Nathan Laird wrote. "The bad news for KV is that the Andrean defense is outstanding against the run. In their narrow week #4 win over Munster, the Mustangs did rush for 140 yards against the Niners, although it took 38 carries to reach that total." See full RSN Preview here.
Another battle of Top Ten teams will take place in the last regular season football game at "The Burial Grounds" before the longtime Lake Central home is renovated as No. 9 Chesterton will take on the third ranked Indians tonight.
"We’re four games into the Duneland slate and Lake Central and Chesterton are the only two teams that still haven’t suffered a conference loss," Dennis Churilla wrote. See full RSN Preview here.
Two teams out of the Top Ten, but coming together tonight to continue a longstanding rivalry are Highland and Griffith.
"Griffith has a couple of big play makers in Antonio Suarez (71 carries, 585 yards and 5 TDs) and Jacob Cottrell (69 carries, 414 yards, 7 TDs), but slow starts have hurt the team as the Panthers have been outscored 172-45 in the combined first halves of their games this season," Laird wrote. "It’d be an understatement to say the Trojan attack is centered around the run game as Highland has attempted all of 24 passes on the season, with only eight completions. Like their opponent, Highland features a multi-faceted run game as Caydon Hillegonds, Charlie Gerstner and quarterback Hunter Rycerz get the bulk of the carries." See full RSN Preview here.
First place is on the line in the Greater South Shore Conference tonight as Wheeler pays a visit to Hanover Central.
"The lack of offense has hurt the Wildcats as of late, scoring only a combined 16 points the past two weeks, while during their four-game winning streak to start the season their lowest output was 26," Steve Wartman wrote. See full RSN Preview here.
A late season battle of the unbeatens will also highlight tonight's slate of match-ups with Calumet and Whiting doing battle in the oil city.
"For everything Calumet has accomplished this season, a victory this Friday would mark the true gold star and be arguably the biggest regular season win in program history," Wartman wrote. See full RSN Preview here.