Two weeks with two losses is what the Class 6A Noblesville Millers will try to overcome this week at Brownsburg. The Millers (4-3) dropped a hard fought game to a very good Bishop Chatard team back in Week 6 and then followed suit by dropping a close game to rival Hamilton Southeastern.

So what will the Millers need to do to get the win against the Bulldogs tonight? It's pretty simple, stop the run. In these past two losses the Millers have given up more than 600 yards total on the ground. They gave up 344 yards to Chatard and just last week surrendered 301 yards to the Royals.

They might have their hands full with a Brownsburg team that is also looking for a win after three-straight weeks of losing. Their junior running back Toks Akinribade is averaging 166 yards a game and just over seven yards a carry and could be a menace to the Millers' defense if he is allowed in open space. On the year, Akinribade has rushed for 1,162 yards and has found the end zone 12 times for the Bulldogs.

Some good news for Noblesville is that Brownsburg hasn't been too keen on stopping opposing team's offenses.

In two out of three losses the Bulldogs have surrendered 35 points or more and 300-plus yards of total offense. The only exception was last week where Brownsburg gave up 287 yards to an underachieving Zionsville team that has only won two games all season.

If the Millers jump out to a big lead, then it'll be game over for the Bulldogs. The Millers are 2-0 in games that have been decided by 20 points or more, but they are just 2-3 in games that come down to the wire. So if Noblesville decides to let the Bulldogs hang around, it could spell trouble for them.



Class 6A No. 1 Carmel (7-0, 5-0) vs. Class 6A No. 2 Warren Central (7-0, 6-0), 7 p.m.

Storyline: The past couple of seasons this game has been a Class 6A state title game preview. Carmel won both the 2012 and 2013 regular season match-ups but lost the state title game to Warren Central in the same seasons. This game will decide the winner of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference as well. It is Warren Central's last conference game of the season before heading to Ohio to play Cincinnati St. Xavier while Carmel will host Lawrence Central next week.

Player to watch: Mykelti Williams is Mr. Everything for Warren Central. He plays defense and runs the wildcat offense for the Warriors. He has the most solo tackles on his team with 25 along with three interceptions and has also rushed for 160 yards and five touchdowns on the year.



Class 6A No. 11 Fishers (5-2, 3-2) vs. Class 5A No. 10 Westfield (4-3, 3-2), 7 p.m.

Storyline: Fishers controls their own destiny in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. If they can get the win tonight against the Shamrocks and also knock off Zionsville next week, then the Tigers would have first place all to themselves. They'll have a tough time against a Westfield team hoping to bounce back after losing to Avon last week 23-6.



Class 5A No. 5 Indianapolis Cathedral (2-4) vs. Class 6A Hamilton Southeastern (3-4, 2-3), 7 p.m.

Storyline: After a string of three-straight losses the Royals have posted back-to-back wins. Hamilton Southeastern put up 35 points against Zionsville on homecoming night, a game in which junior quarterback Carter Poiry threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns. They'll have a tough matchup against Cathedral, who despite their 2-4 record, is a very good football team and has played against some of the best schools in the Midwest.



Class 3A No. 9 Guerin Catholic (5-2) vs. Class 4A No. 5 Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (5-2), 7 p.m. at Lawrence Central

Storyline: After last week's dismantling of Class 3A No. 10 Brebeuf Jesuit, the Golden Eagles have shown that they can be a Class 3A state contender. They'll prove it even more if they can pull of the win against a very talented football team in Chatard. Much like last week the Golden Eagles will need to find a way to slow down the rushing attack. They were able to do it last week holding LeVante Bellamy to a game-low 114 yards but will have a tougher task against a Chatard team that rushed for nearly 350 yards against Noblesville two weeks ago.



Class 3A Hamilton Heights (5-2, 4-1) vs. Class 3A Western (2-5, 2-3), 7 p.m.

Storyline: It should be another easy win for the Huskies as they travel to Mid-Indiana Conference rival Western. The Huskies haven't given up more than 26 points to opponents in Class 3A or lower and the trend looks to continue as Western has only be able to put up more than 26 points twice this season.



Class A Sheridan (4-3, 2-1) vs. Class A No. 7 Linton-Stockton (6-1), 8 p.m.

Storyline: The Blackhawks will need to find a way to slow down the high-scoring Miner offense. The Miners have scored more than 40 points five times this season and have outscored opponents by an average of 33.5 points in each of those five games.