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The week 3 matchup between No.5 Carmel and No.3 Center Grove is arguably the game of the year, so far. Each team has the talent and coaches in place to make a strong run at the first ever IHSAA 6A State Championship. Both teams will be favored in their respective sectionals. However, that’s down the road and this Friday is all that matters to these traditional powers. Carmel’s Austin Roberts, a UCLA commit highlights the contest, but he will share the spotlight with Junior quarterback Isaac James. Don’t expect Center Grove to roll out the red carpet for the highly recruited prospects, as they have their own share of college bound players in Defensive Lineman Dillon Dallas and Defensive Back Alex Aukerman. This game is sure to be an instant classic and by far Indiana Preps toughest game to predict.

No.5 Carmel (1-1) vs No.3 Center Grove (2-0)
CARMEL: WR AUSTIN ROBERTS, QB Isaac James, RB Chris Perkins RB Shakir Paschall
CG: DL Dillon Dallas, DB Alex Aukerman, QB Luke Calvert