Week 5 of the high school football season is just around the corner, and our Game of the Week is the Battle of Gibson County, as Princeton makes the short trip to Gibson Southern.
Both teams are 4-0 heading into Friday night's matchup. The Titans are unbeaten at this point in the season for the 3rd consecutive year. As for the Tigers, they started 3-0 for the 4th straight year, and finally beat Mount Carmel for the first time in more than 40 years, with a 37-30 victory over the Golden Aces.
You can expect plenty of points to be put up on the board in this one. Gibson Southern is averaging 61 points per game, while Princeton is putting up 'only' 57 points per contest. In fact, the Titans scored exactly 63 points in each of their first 3 games, a streak that was put to an end in a 56-7 win over Henderson County.
These programs have made unbelievable progress since both current coaches took over in 2012. The Tigers had won a total of 3 games in a 7-year span between 2005-2011, a total already surpassed by Waylon Schenk's club in half a season.
Nick Hart meanwhile, has turned Gibson Southern into a Class 3-A powerhouse in a short period of time. The Titans had won exactly 4 games each season from 2008-2011. Hart took the job in 2012, immediately led Gibson Southern to back-to-back semistate appearances, and fell to Heritage Hills by a point in last year's sectional championship game.