The Shelbyville football team returns to action Friday after an extended break. Due to low numbers within the program (COVID-19), the Golden Bears have not played since beating Richmond 22-16 on Aug. 27. Homecoming festivities will take place as SHS is set to host Yorktown in a Hoosier Heritage Conference game.
Triton Central hosts Indianapolis Ritter Friday in an Indiana Crossroads Conference contest. The Tigers handled Indian Creek 27-9 last week after dropping two consecutive games. TC head coach Tim Able won his 200th career game against the Braves.
Read more about each game below:
Yorktown (3-2) at Shelbyville (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m., McKeand Stadium.
COACHES: Mike Wilhelm, 89-90 in 17th year at Yorktown. Brian Glesing, 1-1 in 1st year at Shelbyville, 119-95 in 19th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Yorktown, 52.35, 127th overall, 21st in 3A. Shelbyville, 22.52, 249th overall, 52nd in 4A.
2021 AVERAGES: Yorktown offense 31.6, defense 23.0; Shelbyville offense 21.5, defense 29.0.
LAST OUTING: Yorktown lost to New Castle, 28-21. Shelbyville defeated Richmond, 22-16.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Yorktown 9-16. Shelbyville 2-6.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Shelbyville, 13-9.
LAST MEETING: Yorktown, 46-9, Sep. 25, 2020.
JOHN HARRELL PREDICTION: Yorktown, 42-17.
AROUND THE HHC: New Castle is at Delta, New Palestine is at Greenfield-Central and Pendleton Heights is at Mt. Vernon.
HHC STANDINGS: Mt. Vernon 3-0, New Palestine 2-1, Greenfield-Central 1-1, New Castle 1-1, Pendleton Heights 1-2, Yorktown 1-2, Shelbyville 0-0, Delta 0-2.
Indianapolis Ritter (0-5) at Triton Central (3-2)
GAME TIME: 7 p.m., Mendenhall Field.
COACHES: Brad Purcell, 0-5 in 1st year at Cardinal Ritter, 5-9 in 2nd year overall. Tim Able, 75-29 in 9th year at Triton Central, 200-127 in 29th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Triton Central, 53.05, 122nd overall, 18th in 2A. Cardinal Ritter, 45.78, 157th overall, 30th in 3A.
2021 AVERAGES: Cardinal Ritter offense 15.6, defense 40.4; Triton Central offense 25.6, defense 19.2.
LAST OUTING: Cardinal Ritter lost to Constantine (Mich.), 32-19. Triton Central defeated Indian Creek, 27-9.
VS. COMMON FOES: Cardinal Ritter 0-2; Triton Central 0-2.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Cardinal Ritter 18-2. Triton Central 12-11.
SERIES LAST 35 YEARS: Cardinal Ritter, 6-5
LAST MEETING: Triton Central, 30-20, Sep. 27, 2019.
JOHN HARRELL PREDICTION: Triton Central, 31-24.
AROUND THE ICC: Beech Grove is at Monrovia, Cascade is at North Putnam, Speedway hosts Edinburgh and Scecina is at Lutheran.
ICC STANDINGS: Lutheran 4-0, Monrovia 3-0, Speedway 3-1, Scecina 2-1, Triton Central 1-2, Beech Grove 1-3, Cardinal Ritter 0-3, Cascade 0-4.