Posted On: 11/5/20 5:19 PM

By Harvey Scruggs


Indiana high school football fans are in for a treat when sectional championships kick off on Friday for the state’s three largest classes. When these teams take the field, all eyes will be on a number of standout football players as well. Let’s look at some key matchups and players to watch in the Class 4A - 6A games. 

Mooresville Pioneers are the favorite to win Sectional 23, with the help of Purdue recruits in Zach RichardsZachRichards6'4" | OLMooresville | 2021StateIN and Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanterJaelinAlstott-VanDeVanter6'6" | OLMooresville | 2021StateIN. On the edge for the Pioneers is senior Tommy O’Connor who has recorded 12 sacks. The 6’4 220-pound sackmaster is headed to Cincinnati to play baseball at the next level. In Sectional 21, lookout for 6’6 215-pound Ball State pledge Tanner Koziol and Indiana State recruit Rylan ColeRylanCole6'0" | DBMount Vernon | 2021StateIN to lead Class 4A top ranked Mount Vernon Marauders in their quest for a championship. Marauder quarterback Gehrig Slunaker is garnering attention from college coaches. The remaining Class 4A field in the sectional championships bolster talented players in Hobart linebacker Bobby BabcockBobbyBabcock5'11" | LBHobart | 2021StateIN an Illinois State commit and one of the Midwest’s top 2022

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