EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Home Team Friday’s crew previews some of the best games in the Tri-State ahead of week two.
Good evening everybody and welcome to week 2 of Home Team Friday countdown. We are ready to break down three of the biggest games of week 2 of the high school football season.
Tonight’s games are, the Annual Dubois County rivalry game that comes to an end this year. Jasper at Southridge, a huge Big 8 clash. Boonville versus Vincennes Lincoln. And two teams that picked up very nice wins in week one, Henderson County at North.
Tonight’s games are the Annual Dubois County rivalry game that will come to an end this year. Jasper at Southridge, a huge Big 8 Clash. Boonville at Vincennes Lincoln. Plus, two teams that picked up nice week 1 wins, Henderson County at North.
Let’s bring in the guys, our own Michael Gilbert and Chad Lindskog from the Courier and Press. Fellas, I hate to see the Jasper Southridge rivalry end. But it’s all conference games next year from the Wildcats with their move to the SIAC.
Mike, get us started with the Wildcats.
Jasper does not have an easy start to the season and their second game proves to be another tough test. After Jasper fell 35-20 to Memorial in their last time out, the Wildcats don’t have time to be upset about the lost. The Wildcats face Southridge and have won 8 out their last 9 match ups. Plus, Tony Lewis’ team has their second consecutive home game and I think that helps them this week. Should be a good game.
Southridge has just one win in the last 10 meetings and that came in 2016 despite being ranked No. 1 entering last year’s 35-7 loss to Jasper. Surely that still sings. However, the Raiders are coming off a comeback win last Friday and want nothing more than to keep the Goal Post Trophy for the foreseeable future as this Dubois County rivalry ends
Our second game, a big one in the Big 8. Boonville at Vincennes Lincoln both they can win the conference this year. Chad, you have the Pioneers.
It’s too bad this is the opening Big 8 game for each of these teams because they both have the potential to win the conference championship. Boonville won last year 40-26 on its way to a perfect regular season and the league title, so we’ll see if the Pioneers can go back to back over Vincennes for the first time since 08-09. Watch out for Devin Mockobee.
The Alices have to be feeling good after week 1. It’s the sixth consecutive year, they have started out 1-0. Now, Vincennes Lincoln will have a tough opponent than Bosse with Boonville. Levi Salters team’ can shine in this game if they keep the score low. Last year, Lincoln held opponents to less than 12 points in 6 of their 8 Victories. Defense will be a priority at home.
Our final game of the night. It’s North at Henderson County. Who goes to (2-0). Mieke, you have the Colonels.
Oh man, i like this match up. Two teams that maybe didn’t get the recognition they deserved. The Colonels enter week two feeling good holding Reitz to just 7 points. Even though it’s a new landscape for Josh Boston’s team offensively. Henderson county could find themselves in a tough defensive contest. Mykel Sanners might be the team’s best offensive weapon too. Tough to pick a favorite here.
From 1-9 last year to a 1-0 start, the Huskies showed promise during last week’s 49-7 blowout win at Princeton. Now, while North has dropped nine straight meetings to Henderson, about half of those were decided by a touchdown or less. Look for QB Ethan Brawdy and running backs Dylan McKinney and Cape Presswood to keep it close and just maybe pull off the upset.
Chad, is North legit and who do you have on Friday night?
I think we have may have underestimated North and these teams and I will be covering Reitz.
That’s all we got for Home Team Friday’s Countdown for week two. Home Team Friday airs at 10:25 tomorrow on WEHT.
(This story was originally published on August 29, 2019)