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High School

October 3, 2013

West Vigo, North, South in high school football action today

TERRE HAUTE — Owen Valley at West Vigo

Kickoff — 7 p.m.

Airwaves — None planned in the Wabash Valley.

Records — The West Vigo Vikings take records of 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Western Indiana Conference. Owen Valley takes a 3-3 mark overall and 3-2 in the WIC into its final league game.

Last meeting — Owen Valley won last season by a score of 41-20.

Last time West Vigo defeated Owen Valley — The Vikings won 25-13 in 2011.

Coaches — Jeff Cobb is 43-46 in his ninth season at the helm for West Vigo. Duane Potts is 54-63 in his 12th year at Owen Valley.

Injuries, lineups — For West Vigo, Hunter Voils is out for the season, running back Dakota Short (ankle) is out tonight and running back Lane Burke (shoulder) is also out. That leaves Skyler Warnock (5-10, 180) as the primary ball carrier in a running back by committee.

Quarterback Jimmy Maples (5-10, 170) will look to bounce back from a six-interception performance last week against Edgewood.

Coaches’ comments — Cobb on his squad: “We moved the ball. We played pretty good defense until the defense wore down. But we had seven turnovers.’

Cobb on the Patriots: “Owen Valley is a very, very good team. They’ve played everybody tough in some of their losses. They’ve been in some good games. Like us, they lost a lot of players off a good team last year. I expect nothing but the best from them. They’re predominantly a running team and play some pretty good defense. We’re at a size disadvantage every week and that’s no exception with Owen Valley.”

— By Craig Pearson

Terre Haute North at Bloomington South

The action — Class 5A No. 2 Terre Haute North (4-2, 2-2 Conference Indiana) plays at Bloomington South (2-4, 1-3).

Kickoff — 7:30 p.m.

Airwaves — The game will be broadcast locally on WFNF-FM 99.5 and WFNF-AM 1130. Air time is 7:15 p.m.

Last meeting — North and Bloomington South last played in the opening round of the 2005 sectional. North won 17-10. North also won a sectional meeting in 2004. Bloomington South’s last win in the series came in 1997.

Coaches — Chris Barrett is 48-77 in his 12th season at North and is 76-109 in 19 seasons overall. Mo Moriarty is 145-35 in his 16th season at Bloomington South, this season is his first in his return to Bloomington’s south side, and is 249-76 in 28 seasons overall.

Outlook — The Patriots — who have earned their highest-ever ranking in the state high school poll — are riding high, having notched dominant wins over Bloomington North (44-23) and Columbus North (49-17) in the two games since a frustrating 11-10 overtime loss to Southport on Sept. 13. North running back Ricky Brookins was incandescent against the Bull Dogs as he scored six touchdowns, via the run, pass and an interception return. Brookins averaged 14.5 yards per carry against Columbus North. In North’s four Conference Indiana games this season, Brookins has averaged 7.7 yards per carry.

For Bloomington South, it’s a case of meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The Panthers have not had a winning season since 2008, a development that would have been unthinkable a decade ago when it was a regular in the state rankings. Once a state champion under Moriarty, the Panthers are trying to get back to winning as Moriarty began his second tenure with the Panthers this season. Bloomington South is making baby steps and earned its first Conference Indiana win since 2010 last week with a 28-21 victory over Terre Haute South.

Injuries, lineups — For Terre Haute North, T Austin Vermillion has a concussion. LB Austin Barron has an ACL injury. QB Chris Barrett II (ankle) and T Michael Ghant II (ankle) are questionable.

For Bloomington South, coach Mo Moriarty said the Panthers are “banged up”, but did not mention who was injured.

Coaches’ comments — Barrett on Brookins: “It comes down to his attitude, his ability and his work ethic. He can take advantage of opportunities presented and he can create opportunities. He’s just a playmaker.”

Barrett on North’s success so far: “It’s a great group of kids. They’ve worked hard and closely with each other. It’s truly that championship-caliber brotherhood that has to happen. They’re very well-coached by our assistants. My hats off to the players and assistants.”

Barrett on Bloomington South: “They are one of the most improved teams we’ve faced. They play Bloomington South-style football. We’ll have our hands full at their place. Defensively they move well and get to the ball.”

Barrett on Conference Indiana so far: “I love it. It’s outstanding. As an educator, our No. 1 job is for a kid to have a great high school experience, let alone a football experience. There’s a reason there’s classes in this state. Our kids are in a competitive situation. We haven’t had any issues. It’s a great relationship.”

Moriarty on getting Bloomington South back on-track: “You can’t get it back to where we had it overnight. What I will say is we’re getting better each week. Our kids are working hard and paying the price. We’re developing the program all the way down to its roots.”

Moriarty on Terre Haute North: “They’re a very good football team. It’s a group that has been good as they’ve come up. [Brookins] is — head and shoulders — the best we’ve seen all year. He’s outstanding. He’s a threat to take the ball the distance, but he’s not a one-man show.”

— By Todd Golden

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