North Central, Sullivan play at home Friday; Bulldogs cancel last regular season game
With the Indiana High School Athletic Association preparing to announce pairings for the annual state tournament series on Sunday, the regular season has reached week eight.
But it would appear that the season is over for the Dugger Union Bulldogs. Their game Friday at Indianapolis Tindley has been cancelled and will not be made it. It was the final scheduled game in 2019 for the Bulldogs, who have completed three consecutive seasons with winless records (21 losses in a row.
On the field, both North Central and Sullivan will have home games on Friday.
Attica (4-3) at North Central (1-6) — The Thunderbirds are coming off
of a disappointing 44-27 homecoming loss to Riverton Parke.
The Thunderbirds rolled up 273 yards of total offense. Quarterback
Coby Brewer completed 5 of 10 passes, including a 60-yard touchdown to
Tyler Young, who also had two rushing touchdowns and 87 yards on the ground.
Senior Cody Curtis returned from a shoulder injury and scored on a 46-yard run.
“The kids played really hard,” said North Central coach Brad Hudson. “I cannot fault their effort.
“We played great for two, 2 /2 quarters. We made some mistakes in the second half and had trouble stopping their running game. I was proud of the kids and how much they have improved. It was good to see how much the loss meant to them and their teammates.”
The Red Rambers are 4-3 this season. Attica, who averages just over 31 points per game and allows 14.4, Their coach Ryan Good is 86-45 in his 12th year at school.
They have wins over Riverton Parke, Clinton Prairie, Seeger and Fountain Central. Attica has lost to Parke Heritage, North Vermillion and Covington.
Attica has won all five meetings the last 35 years with the Thunderbirds. The Red Ramblers defeated North Central 28-0 in a sectional game 11 years ago.
Kickoff at Farmersburg is set for 7 p.m.
West Vigo (4-3, 1-3) at Sullivan (4-3, 2-2) — These two Western
Indiana Conference teams will continue their annual rivalry at
West Vigo is once again coached by Jeff Cobb, who is 69-82 in his 15th
year at the school.
The Vikings started the season with wins over North Central,
Crawfordsville and Greencastle, but has lost 3 of 4 since They are coming off of a 34-13 setback at North Putnam.
The Vikings are scoring almost 23 points per game. Their defense allows 20.1.
After losing 3 of 4 to begin the season, Sullivan has rebounded wins over South Vermillion, South Putnam and Greencastle.
Their varsity defense went through a stretch where they allowed one touchdown in 11 quarters.
“We made some adjustments on defense, which has really helped,” said nose tackle Dane Moody. “After the overtime loss at North Putnam, we have come together as a team.
“We are playing with a lot of confidence.”
For the season, the Arrows are scoring 25.9 points per game and allows 19.9.
The Arrows are rushing for 121.4 yards per game. They have 850 yards on 215 attempts.
The passing game has produced 241 yards per game.
Karter Vernelson has completed 51 of 87 passes for 1,685 yards with eight TDs and five interceptions.
Kyle Vernelson, Grant Bell, Jackson Shake and Kevin Figg have combined for 103 receptions, 1,490 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Sullivan coach Blaine Powell has a 22-8 record in his third season in charge of the Golden Arrows.
Sulllivan has won seven games in a row against the Vikings, including two last year. West Vigo defeated the Arrows 8-7 in West Terre Haute in 2012.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.