Week 1 of the 2021 Regular Season is complete, and teams are now preparing for Week 2.  The Indiana Preps SWIN Game Of The Week will take place at Castle High School, as the Evansville Mater Dei Wildcats (1-0) (Class 2A – # 3 AP and # 4 Coaches) travel to take on the host Castle Knights (1-0) (Class 5A – # 12 AP and # 11 Coaches) in what will be a game of early importance in shaping what the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference picture may look like in 2021.

The Wildcats, coming off a season-opening 24-14 victory over Central, are led offensively by Jr. TB Joey Pierre (5’8”, 175).  DL James Ralph (6’0”, 270), an Indiana Preps 2021 Preseason All-State Top 22 – Small School selection, keys the Mater Dei defense.

The Knights, after opening their season with a 25-12 win over North, are keyed offensively by Jr. TB Peyton Guerzini (5’11”, 185), an Indiana Preps 2021 Preseason All-State Top 22 – Underclassmen selection.  Guerzini rushed for 119 yards and 2 TD’s in the victory over the Huskies.  Sr. WR Evan Pritchard (5’10”, 175) averaged 38 yards per reception, on 3 catches, providing a big-play threat through the air for Jr. QB Cameron Tilly.

Defensive leaders for Castle include Jr. LB John Purdy (5’11”, 195) (14 Tackles v. North) and Sr. LB  Adam Watson (5’10”, 200) (11 Tackles v. North).

Which team will get a victory and, as a result, begin SIAC play with a 2-0 record?  Indiana Preps will cover this key early-season SIAC showdown.