GAME OF THE WEEK, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, IN PREPS

INPreps: Week 5 Game of the Week

Notable Games
Evansville Harrison (4-0) at Evansville Reitz (3-1)
Players to Watch
HHS: QB David Felton, WR Noah McBride, RB Elizjah Harvey
RHS: LB Joe Diekmann, QB Reid Mahan, WR Calvin Brinton
Winner: HARRISON

Hamilton Southeastern (3-1) at Westfield (4-0)
Players to Watch
HSE: QB Adam Mullett, DE Madison Norris, OL Sam Garvin
WHS: QB Andy Sweet, WR Evan Manley, OL Spencer Stachyra
Winner: WESTFIELD

GAME OF THE WEEK
Ben Davis (3-1) at no.2 Warren Central (3-1)
Players to Watch
BDHS: BDHS:QB Reece Taylor, DL LeShaun Minor, RB Jeremiah Whitthorne
WCHS: WR David Bell, DB Michael Tutsie, APB Tristen Tonte

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credit: usatodayhss.com

KEY STRENGTHS BY POSITION
QB: WARREN CENTRAL
RB: BEN DAVIS
WR: WARREN CENTRAL
OL: BEN DAVIS

DL: BEN DAVIS
LB: BEN DAVIS
DB: WARREN CENTRAL

We are a little over halfway through the season and a blockbuster matchup is on tap for week five of Indiana High School Game of the Week. The Ben Davis Giants, ranked 6th in the state, travel to number one ranked, Warren Central Warriors to do battle in the Circle City Showdown. Each program has only one loss on their record and have posted convincing wins through the first half of the season.
The Ben Davis Giants continue their program dominance this season by soundly defeating opponents by an average of 45 points with the 70-0 rout of Arsenal Tech to start the season. The Giants keep their offensive attack balanced with an average of 180 yards passing complimented by an average of 154 rushing yards. Quarterback Reese Taylor not only leads Ben Davis in passing yards but also in rushing. Another dual threat for the Giants is Senior wide receiver, Azjai Cooper.

He started at quarterback his junior year but a shoulder injury in week four sidelined him and head coach, MIke Kirschner, made the decision to start Taylor in his place. Cooper was asked to move to wide receiver which he did and without complaint according to Coach Kirschner. However, during practice last week, Cooper was injured again and was not available for the Center Grove contest. If that wasn’t enough, Cooper suddenly lost his father in a tragic car accident in early September.

“He never missed practice or a meeting in spite of the difficulties he is facing,” said Coach Kirschner.Cooper has a bright future as a commit to Division 1 Eastern Kentucky University on a full scholarship. Ben Davis has a lot to play for on Friday and it goes beyond bragging rights.

The Warren Central Warriors, ranked number one in the state, is playing host this Friday as they continue to break in their brand new field. The Warriors possess a strong passing attack and they accomplish this by using a two-quarterback system. Seniors Zach Summeier and Tristen Tonte split the workload throughout the game. Summeier handles most of the passing, while Tonte can split the defense with a pass or a run. In fact, Tonte leads the Warriors in yards rushed per game with an average of 65.8. Warren Central is coming off a close win against defending state champions, Center Grove.

Expect a high scoring game as these conference rivals clash on Friday night. Ben Davis and Warren Central average 33 and 27 points per game, respectively. Warren Central owns the rivalry with a 53-32-3 advantage against Ben Davis including the last three contest. – @IndianaHSGOTW

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Winner: WARREN CENTRAL

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