JASPER, IN (WFIE) - The Battle of Dubois County highlights Week Two of the high school football schedule, as the Southridge Raiders travel to Jasper to take on the Wildcats.
Both squads head into the contest with a record of 1-0. Jasper beat Memorial 28-14 after trailing the Tigers at halftime. Southridge held on for a 28-20 win over Corydon Central, after leading the Panthers 28-0 early on in that one.
The Wildcats have dominated this series over the past 15 years, going 13-2 against the Raiders since the year 2000. Jasper has beat Southridge 6 times in a row, while Southridge's only victories during that time period, came in 2006 and 2008.
The Raiders will have their hands full on defense because Jasper is loaded with weapons on the offensive side of the the ball. Running back Tate Blessinger led the charge against Memorial, rushing 22 times for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns. Luke Sermersheim added 65 yards on the ground, and Cal Krueger ran for 50 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Justin Goebel has an outstanding receiver to throw to, in senior Grant Theil who caught a 61 yard touchdown pass, and picked up an interception on the defensive side.
Southridge meanwhile, has plenty of size on both the offensive and defensive lines. Running back Mitchell Mundy will put up some big numbers on Friday, but the advantage goes to the Wildcats in this one.
Prediction: Jasper- 31, Southridge- 17
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