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October 5, 2012

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High school football — Carmel at TH North, 7 p.m.; Northview at West Vigo, 7 p.m.; South Vermillion at Sullivan, 7 p.m.; Linton at Union, 7 p.m.; Riverton Parke at Rockville, 7 p.m.; Lawrenceville at Marshall, 7 p.m.; Flora at Robinson, 7 p.m.; Charleston at Paris, 7 p.m.; Red Hill at Casey, 7 p.m.; Palestine-Hutsonville at Oblong, 7 p.m.; Arcola at Martinsville, 7 p.m.; TH South at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m.; Wood Memorial at North Central, 7:30 p.m.

Follow Todd Golden as he covers Terre Haute South at Warren Central: @TribStarTodd.

Follow Andy Amey as he covers Carmel at Terre Haute North: @TribStarAndy.

Follow Craig Pearson as he covers Northview at West Vigo: @TribStarCraig

A closer look at some of tonight’s games:

Northview at West Vigo

Kickoff — 7:30 p.m.

Airwaves — None planned in the Wabash Valley.

Records — West Vigo’s Vikings take a 4-3 record overall and 3-1 conference mark into this crucial Western Indiana Conference game against rival Northview. The Knights are 3-4 overall and 3-1 in the WIC.

Last meeting — Northview won 27-10 in 2011.

Last time West Vigo beat Northview — The Vikings won 14-13 in 2008.

Coaches — Jeff Cobb is 44-40 in his 8th year at West Vigo. George Gettle is 68-40 in his 11th year with Northview.

Outlook — So far, the Vikings have lost at Evansville Harrison 52-7 — a win by forfeit — lost to Greencastle 44-0, won at Brown County 40-19, lost at Linton 40-0, won at South Vermillion 41-21, topped Edgewood at home 26-8 and then lost 41-20 at Owen Valley.

The Knights have lost 18-9 to Indianapolis Broad Ripple, won at Edgewood 20-13, lost at Terre Haute North 55-0, lost 35-0 at Sullivan, beat Owen Valley 20-19, lost 22-3 at Vincennes Lincoln and beat South Vermillion 54-6.

Injuries, lineups — For West Vigo, senior offensive lineman/linebacker Ethan Boatman Offensive lineman Alex May (offensive lineman) (muscle pull) is out this week.

Coaches’ comments — Cobb on the Knights: “They’re a typical Northview team, very big across the offensive and defensive lines. “They’ve had some good games [recently]. They’re extremely young so it’s taken a while for them to get up to speed.”

Cobb on his Vikings: “Very disappointing [loss last week]. We played a good first half. Seems like everything that could go wrong did go wrong in the second half. Poor tackling at times. Some bad mistakes at offense.

“I think getting back home, we’re recognizing the 2002 undefeated team before the game. A lot of former players coming back for that.”

— By Craig Pearson

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