It’s an exciting week of football in Indiana on Friday, featuring some great rivalry games, and match-ups with conference implications on the line. Storied rivalries Cathedral and Chatard take center stage while North Central and Lawrence North lock horns to stake their claim as MIC contenders. A few top 25 showdowns make this week one of the better ones this season.

Top 5 Games of the Week

Bloomington South (2-1) at Bloomington North (2-1)

Prediction: Bloomington North 21-17

Floyd Central (2-1) at no.24 New Albany (3-0)

Prediction: New Albany 35-31

no.11 New Palestine (2-0) at no.17 Mount Vernon (3-0)

Prediction: New Palestine 28-24

no.8 North Central (3-0) at no.6 Lawrence Central (3-0)

Prediction: Lawrence North 42-35

no.7 Bishop Dwenger (3-0) at Homestead (2-1)

Prediction: Bishop Dwenger 24-21

Week 4 Game of the Week

no.3 Cathedral (3-0) at no.4 Chatard (3-0)

Two heavyweights square up at Bishop Chatard field on Friday night. Both teams ranked in our top 5, have their eyes set on reaching Lucas Oil Stadium in their respective classes. The Cathedral Irish and the Bishop Chatard Trojans have handled their opponents so far this season. The Irish have outscored their opponents 152 to 55. While the Trojans seem less explosive on the scoreboard with 65 points scored in 4 games, but their defense has limited their opponents to 21 points total. This includes a shutout win against class 4A contender East Central. Cathedral has made several statement wins, a 44-28 win over defending class 6A champion Carmel is one of them. Fans be ready for some big hits and good defense in this one.

Players to watch:

Cathedral: QB Nathan McCahill, RB Jake Langdon, DL David Guhl

Chatard: WR Ryan McGinness, QB Carter St. John, LB Joe Calvert

Prediction: Cathedral 42 Chatard 35