Indiana high school football fans will find-out in a hurry what the 2017 season holds as it relates to the top teams in the state. The season opens this weekend with two big showdowns within the High School Football America Preseason Top 100.
In Louisville, Kentucky, it will be a battle of 2016 Class 6A champs when No. 17 Carmel squares-off with No. 52 Trinity (Kentucky). Trinity, which finished No. 9 in the final 2016 High School Football America national rankings, only returns one starter on offense — wide receiver Rondale Moore, who’s already given his verbal commitment to Texas. Carmel won its eighth overall state title in 2016 with junior quarterback Jake McDonald at the helm. Last season, McDonald threw for 2,390 yards with 31 TDs
2016 Indiana Class 6A runner-up Center Grove, which lost to Carmel 16-13 in overtime in the state title game, will open its season Friday night against No. 20 Warren Central. Center Grove is ranked No. 48 in our preseason rankings.
Ben Davis, the fourth Indiana team in our national rankings, will open against Arsenal Tech. The Giants are ranked No. 50 in our preseason rankings that are developed with our proprietary algorithm.
Ben Davis is led by dual-threat QB Reese Taylor, who passed for 2,730 yards as a junior and rushed for 961 yards as a junior.