CONCORD AT WARSAW (NLC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Warsaw

Coaches:    Craig Koehler (Concord), Bart Curtis (Warsaw)

Records:    Concord 4-4 (4-2 NLC), Warsaw 6-2 (4-2 NLC)

Last Game:    Concord 31, Northridge 21; NorthWood 14, Warsaw 13

Last Year:    Concord 26, Warsaw 20

Matchup:    Warsaw's senior class will play at Fisher Field for the final time in the regular season Friday night as the Tigers host the Concord Minutemen. The Tigers' senior class is looking for its first varsity win over Concord, as the Minutemen have won the last three meetings with Warsaw, 10 of the last 12, and lead the overall series 28-26. The Tigers enter Friday's game on the heels of a heartbreaking 14-13 loss to the undefeated NorthWood Panthers, who sit atop the Class 4A poll this week. Warsaw trailed 14-0 at halftime last week, but then shut out the high-scoring Panthers in the second half. The Tigers, who held NorthWood 34 points below its season average, scored with 29 second left in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 14-7, and then scored again with 1:40 remaining the game, capping an 80-yard drive that took 8:20 off the clock. Warsaw went for a two-point conversion and the lead instead of the extra-point kick, but came up short. After completing just one total pass in wins over Northridge and Goshen earlier this season, Warsaw senior quarterback Josh West has completed 9 of 10 passes for 177 yards and three scores the last two weeks against Wawasee and NorthWood. A win over Concord would give the Tigers seven wins in a season for the first time since 2013, and it would be the first time since 2001 Warsaw won seven games in the regular season. Concord enters the regular season finale following a 31-21 win over the Northridge Raiders. In that win, junior Carter Neveraski rushed for 132 yards and three TDs on 19 carries. Classmate Ethan Cain completed 15 of 25 passes for 152 yards, including 12 of 16 in the first half for 138 yards. Senior wideout Trayvon Sheppard caught five passes for 80 yards in the win over Northridge, while junior Braedon Taylor made seven receptions for 59 yards.



GOSHEN AT WAWASEE (NLC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Syracuse

Coaches:    Kyle Park (Goshen), Mike Eshbach (Wawasee)

Records:    Goshen 1-7 (0-6 NLC), Wawasee 0-8 (0-6 NLC)

Last Game:    Plymouth 49, Goshen 31; Elkhart Memorial 45, Wawasee 32

Last Year:    Wawasee 20, Goshen 0

Matchup:    In the 2018 regular season finale, the battle for the traveling WarHawk Trophy, either the Wawasee Warriors or the Goshen RedHawks are going to celebrate their first Northern Lakes Conference win of the season. For Wawasee, a win Friday would be its first overall of the season, as the Warriors are trying to snap a 9-game losing streak that dates back to last year's sectional opener. The Warriors average 15 points per game, but more than doubled that last week in a 45-32 loss to Elkhart Memorial. Wawasee's passing game was on display in Week 9 as junior quarterback Evan Eschbach completed 18 of 27 attempts for 454 yards and five touchdowns. Goshen has found some momentum in its passing game, too. Since taking over as the RedHawks' starter under center in Week 5, sophomore Colin Turner has completed 54 of 100 pass attempts for 690 yards. In those four games, senior receiver Dayveon Sandford has 21 receptions for 494 yards. Though Goshen leads the overall series against Wawasee with a 36-14 record, the Warriors have won six of the last eight meetings between the two teams.



TIPPECANOE VALLEY AT CLASS 1A NO. 3 SOUTHWOOD (TRC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Wabash

Coaches:    Steve Moriarty (T. Valley), Dave Snyder (Southwood)

Records:    T. Valley 5-3 (3-1 TRC North), Southwood 8-0 (4-0 TRC South)

Last Game:    T. Valley 35, Wabash 27; Southwood 21, Maconaquah 10

Last Meeting:    Southwood 49, T. Valley 29 (Oct. 14, 2016)

Matchup:    After an 0-2 start, the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings have won four straight games and five of their last six. Friday night they'll play for a Three Rivers Conference championship, as they travel to Wabash to battle the Class 1A No. 3 Southwood Knights. Valley is the No. 1 seed in the TRC North Division with a 3-1 record, while Southwood sits atop the TRC South Division at 4-0. The Knights have outscored their eight opponents 257-29 and are second among all teams in the state in fewest points allowed at 3.6 per game. Only Class 1A No. 1 Pioneer gives up fewer with its 3.1 per game. Southwood has won 16 of its last 17 games, with the only loss in that span being a 28-21 loss to Monroe Central in last year's regional. The Knights have won the last three games in the series with Valley, though the Vikings won 9 of 10 before that. Success in the passing game might be important to catch the defenses off guard. Valley averages 214 yards on the ground per game and 63 through the air. Senior Cam Parker, who missed last week's win over Wabash with an injury, leads the Vikings with 138 carries for 754 yards and four scores. Junior Dakota Gaff has 47 carries for 358 yards and four TDs. Gaff filled in nicely for Parker last week and tallied 166 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. Southwood averages 248 yards on the ground and 71 through the air. The Knights' running attack is spearheaded by Gabe Lloyd, who has carried the ball 190 times for 1,236 yards and 17 TDs. He's had at least 19 carries and 120 yards in each game.



WHITKO AT WABASH (TRC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Wabash

Coaches:    Josh Mohr (Whitko), Adam Handley (Wabash)

Records:    Whitko 1-7 (1-3 TRC North), Wabash 1-7 (1-3 TRC South)

Last Game:    Northfield 31, Whitko 8; Tippecanoe Valley 35, Wabash 27

Last Year:    Wabash 28, Whitko 22

Matchup:    A pair of teams that are even on paper will meet on the gridiron Friday night and play for seventh place in the Three Rivers Conference, as the Whitko Wildcats travel to Wabash to play the Apaches. Both teams are 1-7 overall and 1-3 in their respective TRC division - Whitko in the north and Wabash in the south. Both teams have given up 273 points this season, an average of 34 per game. Whitko, now being led by interim head coach Josh Mohr after Jeff Sprunger resigned effective immediately last week, heads into Friday's game on the heels of a 31-8 loss to Northfield. Wabash lost 35-27 at TRC North front runner Tippecanoe Valley last week. These two teams have met 12 times since Wabash joined the conference. The Apaches won last year's meeting 28-22, but Whitko has won 10 of the other 11 meetings. Of Whitko's 1,330 yards of offense this season, 1,060 of it has come on the ground. Cade Berg leads the Wildcats' rushing attack with 126 carries for 504 yards and three TDs, while Zach Garner (185 yards) and Zakk Neer (166 yards) have also shouldered some of the load. For Wabash, Jared Holley is the key to the offense. Holley has thrown for 825 yards and eight touchdowns, and also rushed for 510 yards and nine scores. Logan Vander Velden leads Wabash in receiving with 37 catches for 589 yards and six TDs.



MANCHESTER AT PERU (TRC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Peru

Coaches:    Greg Miller (Manchester), Romison Saint-Louis (Peru)

Records:    Manchester 2-6 (0-4 TRC North), Peru 0-8 (0-4 TRC South)

Last Game:    Rochester 49, Manchester 14; North Miami 55, Peru 14

Last Meeting:    Manchester 34, Peru 31 (Sept. 7, 2018)

Matchup:    After going 2-2 early in the season, the Manchester Squires find themselves on a four-game losing streak and in the ninth-place game in the Three Rivers Conference. The Squires will travel to Miami County to face the Peru Tigers, who are still winless heading into the regular season finale. Friday's game at Bengal Field could be high-scoring, as Peru has given up 354 points through eight games and Manchester has given up 312. Delton Moore could put up big numbers this week against a Peru defense that has struggled to stop the run. Manchester's senior running back has carried the ball 174 times this season for 1,280 yards and 14 TDs. In Manchester's 34-31 win over Peru in Week 4, Moore tallied 213 yards and three TDs on 29 carries. Manchester QB Devin Marcum has thrown for 1,017 yards and six scores this season. Peru's Michael Chandler has thrown for 437 yards and three TDs, while Isaac Sible leads the Tigers in rushing with 100 carries for 482 yards and a pair of TDs.



WINAMAC AT TRITON (HNAC)

Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Bourbon

Coaches:    Craig Barr (Winamac), Ron Brown (Triton)

Records:    Winamac 4-4 (2-4 HNAC), Triton 5-3 (4-2 HNAC)

Last Game:    Winamac 61, Caston 16; Triton 14, Knox 12

Last Year:    Triton 36, Winamac 16

Matchup:    With a win over Winamac Friday night, the Triton Trojans will have six wins in the regular season for the second straight year. Triton, a winner in three of the last four games, is in a three-way tie for second place in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference. Class 1A No. 1 Pioneer is 6-0 and has already won the title outright, while Triton, LaVille and Knox are all 4-2 in the league standings. James Snyder has thrown for 1,049 yards and 12 TDs for Triton, with Tye Orsund (22 receptions, 489 yards, 8 TDs) and Delano Shumpert (24-422, 4 TDs) being his favorite targets. Winamac has won its last three games after a 1-4 start. Russell Compton has thrown for 602 yards and eight TDs, while Kyle Chumley leads the Warriors' ground game with 491 yards and six scores.