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    Monroe Central proved they were a top 10 team in Class A Friday night at Adams Central. But the Bears did not prove they can beat a top 10 team.

    The Bears fell two spots – from No. 5 to No. 7 – after losing a hard-fought battle to Adams Central, 21-13, Their first chance to atone for that loss comes this week at Southern Wells (1-2).

    The Raiders come into the game fresh off a 20-12 win over Class 4A Jay County and will be riding high, hoping to knock off one of the state’s top Class A programs.

    But they will be facing a Monroe Central team wanting to erase the sting of a rare regular season loss.

    The computer says a 35-14 win for Monroe Central. That’s about right.

Centerville at Winchester

    Will the real Black Attack please stand up?

    For Homecoming?

    Truthfully, Winchester’s 27-14 loss at Northeastern was not such a bad loss considering this young team had a chance to win until late, when the Knights experience took over.

    Despite Centerville’s 20-6 loss to Shenandoah last week, the Bulldogs are a very good football team and it will take four good quarters to improve the record to 2-2 and stay in the hunt for a Tri-Eastern Conference title.

    The computer says 21-20 in favor of Winchester. We will take that right now!

Union City at Knightstown

    

    There are some positive things going on in Union City. One of them is not the offense.

    Things didn’t look so bad three weeks ago when the Indians won 23-21 at Tri. But in the past eight quarters, the Indians have just one touchdown, and that was a late, meaningless one at Monroe Central.

    The Indians may never be an offensive juggernaut this season, and a really good defense can keep them in a lot of games. But against the Knights they need to show they can move the ball with some sort of consistency. Are you listening offensive line?

    We know Union City has a couple of good running backs in Jayden Hindsley and Nick Wells. But there has to be some open space.

    The computer favors Knightstown, 28-17. I don’t think the Panthers will get to 28.