Unlike the past few weeks, when it seemed like POWERADE Top 10 teams were facing off left and right, there's not much doing this weekend. The biggest game may be an out-of-state contest, with No. 3 Cathedral traveling to Kentucky to take on Trinity-Louisville. Trinity is for real at 4-0 and ranked No. 9 nationally in the POWERADE FAB 50, but Cathedral has looked strong in recent weeks. This could end up being a tight contest and a possible springboard for a reawakening Cathedral squad.
No. 3 Cathedral at Trinity-Louisville (Ky.)
Friday, 7 p.m.
Cathedral — Corey Babb is the key to the Irish offense. When the senior QB plays well, as he did in last week's 42-3 dismantling of Bishop Dwenger, Cathedral looks like one of the best teams in the Midwest.
Trinity-Louisville — Much like Cathedral, Trinity is coming off a big win over St. Xavier (Ohio). Junior QB Travis Wright was the star, passing for 240 yards and throwing a pair of touchdown passes. Cathedral's pass defense will be tested.
A win here would solidify Cathedral as one of the best three teams in Indiana, up there with No. 1 Warren Central (who the Irish played tough) and No. 2 Carmel.
Cathedral has gotten better each week, but Trinity has proven they can beat top national competition. When push comes to shove, I'm not sold on the Irish being able to move the ball against an elite defense.
TRINITY 28, CATHEDRAL 17
Other notable games:
Terre Haute North at No. 1 Warren Central
If Central gets healthy in time for the postseason, this could be an All-Decade type team. WARREN CENTRAL 45, TERRE HAUTE NORTH 6
No. 2 Carmel at North Central
Greyhounds' offense is getting more and more diverse each week. Too many weapons for North Central. CARMEL 40, NORTH CENTRAL 13
SB Washington at No. 5 Penn
Can the Penn defense stop a one-receiver offense (albeit a really really good receiver in Gehrig Dieter)? I think they can. PENN 28, SB WASHINGTON 14