It’s championship Friday in the Hoosier state and there are several big time matchups taking place for sectional championships. In class 5A, sectional 14, football fans will get a rematch between the Franklin Grizzly Cubs and Whiteland Warriors to advance to the regional round. Back on September 9th in a regular season contest, the Warriors blanked their conference foe 21-0. Whiteland held onto the number one ranking in class 5a for several weeks prior to their lone loss on the season. They finished at number two in the final regular season polls. The Cubs finished at eighth in the regular season polls. Both teams share a loss to Martinsville. It’s a good bet, that the winner of this game has a really good shot at making it to Lucas Oil to represent the south in the class 5a championship.

Whiteland (9-1) at Franklin (8-2)
GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Shireman Field.
COACHES: Darrin Fisher, 127-72 in 18th year at Whiteland, 188-144 in 32nd year overall. Chris Coll, 25-35 in 6th year at Franklin, 104-78 in 17th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Whiteland, 87.82, 17th overall, 2nd in 5A. Franklin, 79.95, 28th overall, 4th in 5A.
LAST OUTING: Whiteland defeated Terre Haute North, 63-3. Franklin defeated Terre Haute South, 35-34.
VS. COMMON FOES: Whiteland 5-1; Franklin 5-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Whiteland 48-54. Franklin 56-47.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Whiteland, 30-13
LAST MEETING: Whiteland, 21-0, Sep. 9, 2022.
jh PREDICTION: Whiteland, 31-24.
courtesy of John Harrell’s Indiana High School Football