Hard to believe Indiana high school football is just about a month away from starting the tournament season. Again, we can not thank all of the school administrators, coaches, players and parents for everything they have done to keep the season going! At this point in the season, teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack. Week five features some games when the final whistle blows, we will have an idea of who the real contenders are.

Top 5 Games to Watch

No.24 Carmel (2-2) at No.12 Lawrence North (3-1)

Prediction: Lawrence North 28-17

No.19 East Noble (3-1) at Leo (3-1)

Prediction: East Noble 28-24

No.23 Hamilton Southeastern (3-1) at No.20 Westfield (3-1)

Prediction: Hamilton Southeastern 35-31

No.9 Mooresville (4-0) at No.22 Decatur Central (3-1)

Prediction: Mooresville 42-35

No.8 Mount Vernon (4-0) at Delta (3-0)

Prediction: Mount Vernon 24-17

Game of the Week

No.5 North Central (4-0) at No.1 Center Grove (4-0)

Not a team in the state has surprised prep football fans with a good start like the North Central Panthers. The Panthers have strung together some impressive wins in the early going to start 4-0. Their biggest test awaits them on Friday night, when the No.5 ranked Panthers make a visit to lock horns with No.1 ranked Center Grove Trojans. Like the Panthers, the Trojans are 4-0 and looking sharp, but with complete dominance of their opponents. The list of impact players on both teams are enough to garner the interest of every college coach in America. This game is easily the biggest one of the year for Indiana high school football fans!

Impact Players

North Central: QB Zayd Vestal, RB David Smith, DB Theran Johnson, LB Micah Green, DB Zion Woods

Center Grove: QB Tayven Jackson, DL Caden Curry, RB Carson Steele, DL Austin Booker

Prediction: Center Grove 34 North Central 28