Friday night the Class 2A 10th ranked Shenandoah Raiders will host the Class A 2nd ranked undefeated Monroe Central Golden Bears at 7 p.m.
The Bears “12th Man” will be much needed Friday night as two of the top teams in the area clash in what starting in 2018 could be for the MEC title.
Coach John Hochstetler will lead the Bears in a game which a win will mark 2 consecutive regular seasons of undefeated football. Raider coach Jordan McCaslin is in his first year of seeing a match-up that the Raiders have won 4 of 5 meetings.
The fan bus will leave from Monroe Central at 5:30 p.m. Friday
|Monroe Central (8-0) at Shenandoah (6-2)|
|GAME TIME: 7 pm ET, Shenandoah.|
|COACHES: John Hochstetler, 42-22 in 6th year at Monroe Central, 129-105 in 21st year overall. Jordan McCaslin, 6-2 in 1st year at Shenandoah.|
|SAGARIN RATINGS: Shenandoah, 61.94, 90th overall, 10th in Class 2A. Monroe Central, 58.06, 108th overall, 5th in Class 1A.|
|LAST OUTING: Monroe Central defeated Anderson Prep Academy, 54-0. Shenandoah defeated Eastern Hancock, 67-13.|
|VS. COMMON FOES: Monroe Central 1-0; Shenandoah 1-0.|
|OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Monroe Central 23-41, Shenandoah 34-30.|
|SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Shenandoah, 4-1.|
|LAST MEETING: Monroe Central, 16-0, Oct. 14, 2016.|