Jasper rolls in the season opener in a matchup that use to be epic and now has become kind of a yawner. The Wildcats show that they haven't missed a beat from last year. Senior Grant Theil does it on both sides of the ball for Jasper with 7 receptions for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, he has an interception taken back for a touchdown and 6 tackles.
Southridge lost a lot just like Jasper but new faces have come to shine in game 1. Southridge takes a 21-0 lead with junior Nolan O'Brien having a breakout game in his first start at running back with 2 touchdowns and 112 yards rushing. The Raider defense is tough all night and Corydon doesn't score until late in the 4th Quarter when Coach Winkler called off the dogs on defense.
Heritage Hills is in a dogfight with a Mt. Vernon team that is going to make some noise this season. While the patriot running game is stalled, Senior Caleb Mulzer hooks up with Kenton Crews for 2 touchdown passes. with the score 17-14, Crews also returns a punt to give the Patriots some breathing room
The Forest Park Rangers have the tough task of taking on one of the better teams in the area on opening night. The Titans rely on all-everything Nick Sellers and he doesn't disappoint with 237 yards passing and 65 yards rushing. Forest Park's bright spot is Ben Wendholt who throws for 201 yards and even though the scoreboard doesn't show it, the rangers show promise this season.