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Triton Central holds steady at No. 6 in state coaches poll

Friday night’s Indiana Crossroads Conference meeting between Indianapolis Scecina and Triton Central has both conference runner-up status and top-five status in the state coaches poll at stake.

Following its 29-18 loss last week to Class A, No. 1 Indianapolis Lutheran, Scecina dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in this week’s Indiana Football Coaches Association Class 2A poll.

Triton Central routed Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, 58-15, and held pat at No. 6 as the Crusaders (5-1, 3-1 ICC) and Tigers (5-1, 3-1 ICC) prepare for Friday’s clash in Indianapolis.

Linton-Stockton (6-0) remained No. 1 in the 2A poll as Andrean (4-2), LaVille (6-0) and Evansville Mater Dei (4-2) jumped over Scecina.

Triton Central leads the second five ahead of Lafayette Central Catholic (4-2), Fort Wayne Luers (4-2), Lewis Cass (5-1) and Eastbrook (4-2).



The biggest shakeup in the polls came in Class 5A after No. 1 Whiteland lost 35-21 at Martinsville. The Warriors dropped to No. 4 in this week’s poll behind a trio of northern Indiana programs.

Mishawaka (6-0) is the new No. 1 with Merrillville (5-1) and Fort Wayne Snider (5-1) rounding out the top three ahead of Whiteland (5-1).

Bloomington South (5-1) and Harrison (West Lafayette) (5-1) share the No. 5 ranking with Valparaiso (4-2), Fort Wayne North (4-2), Castle (4-2) and Franklin (4-2) rounding out the top 10.

Brownsburg (6-0) continues to hold off Center Grove (5-1) for the top spot in Class 6A. Cathedral (4-1) is No. 3 ahead of Hamilton Southeastern (6-0), Ben Davis (4-2), Carmel (4-2), Carroll (Allen) (6-0), Fishers (4-2), Crown Point (6-0) and Penn (4-2).

Five of the top six ranked teams in Class 4A are still unbeaten. New Palestine (6-0) is No. 1 and followed by Roncalli (6-0), Kokomo (6-0), East Central (5-1), NorthWood (6-0), New Prairie (6-0), Mooresville (5-1), Martinsville (5-1), Evansville Reitz (6-0) and Greenfield-Central (4-2).



Shelbyville (1-5) hosts New Palestine Friday at McKeand Stadium.

Four of the top five in Class 3A remain undefeated. West Lafayette (6-0) is still No. 1 and being chased by Chatard (4-2), Gibson Southern (6-0), Norwell (6-0), Hanover Central (6-0), Western Boone (5-1), Lawrenceburg (5-1), Guerin Catholic (3-3), Owen Valley (6-0) and Tri-West (4-2).

The entire top five in Class A has not lost a game yet. Lutheran (6-0) still reigns over Class A and is riding a 21-game win streak. Adams Central (6-0) is No. 2 ahead of North Judson (6-0), North Decatur (6-0), Carroll (Flora) (6-0), Park Tudor (5-1), South Putnam (5-1), Triton (5-1), South Adams (4-2) and Tri (5-1).