Football season is here! An exciting season is on the horizon for fans of Indiana high school football. It’s been a long time since there hasn’t been a clear cut favorite to win the state title in each class. There is parity across the board, which makes for an exciting time each Friday. A historic rivalry game ends tonight in the battle for the Mangy Lion, while conference foes duke it out in their annual week one match-up on the Eastside of Indianapolis.

Top 5 Games To Watch

#13 Ben Davis at #4 Brownsburg
Prediction: Brownsburg 23-20

#23 Brebeuf Jesuit at #14 Bishop Chatard
Prediction: Chatard 21-17

#2 Center Grove at #5 Warren Central
Prediction: Center Grove 13-10

#7 West Lafayette at #11 Lafayette Jefferson
Prediction: Lafayette Jefferson 31-24

Elkhart Memorial at Elkhart Central

The Mangy Lion is up for grabs for the final time in this historic rivalry game dating back to when Elkhart school split in 1972. In 2020, Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central will consolidate to form one high school and will compete in Class 6A. That’s not what matters tonight, as players on both teams want final bragging rights.

Players to Watch
Memorial: QB Tyler Lehner, RB Derrick Woods, LB Clayton Lundy

Elkhart: QB Isaiah Chandler, RB Mark Brownlee, DB Vinny Ambrose

Prediction: Elkhart Central 28-21