Operation Football preview: Nov. 8

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Operation Football this week features some huge games as five Class 6A schools play for regional championships and the rest of the schools battle for sectional title bragging rights.

Look for one of the biggest 6A battles to play out on the south side where undefeated Southport (11-0) takes on Center Grove (10-1) on the Trojans home field.  

That's where Chopper 13 and Dave Calabro will stop first this week for Skylights.  Watch for Dave's live reports from Center Grove at 5:00 and 6:00 PM.  

From Center Grove, Dave boards Chopper 13 for a trip to south the Columbus to check out another undefeated squad, the Columbus East Olympians (11-0).  Columbus East is #1 in 4A. They'll play the Shelbyville Golden Bears (6-5).

It's then on to Indian Creek where the 9-2 Braves host the Guerin Catholic (4-7) Golden Eagles. 

Whiteland is the last stop for Calabro's Skylights aerial blitz.  It's a match-up between two 8-2 teams, the Whiteland Warriors and the Floyd Central Highlanders.

Eyetwitness Sports Reporter Eric Yutzy has things covered in the battle for 4A supremacy in Hancock County where the 9-2 Mt Vernon Marauders take on the undefeated 11-0 New Palestine Dragons.   Watch Eric's reports at 5:00 and 6:00PM.

Rich Nye has a the big battles in Marion County covered.  Rich will report from Pike High School where the Red Devils (7-4) host the 8-3 Warren Central Warriors.  This is for a 6A regional title.

Rich will also check out Brebeuf's quest for a sectional title in 3A.  The Braves battle Tri-West at home.

We'll also be following two other big Marion County rivalries.  Parochial power houses Roncalli and Chatard square off at 7pm at Lawrence North.  Both teams are 8-3 and have multiple state titles in their trophy cases.  This is for the 4A Sectional 22 championship.

We'll also be checking the battle for bragging rights on the west side.  Speedway (8-3) takes on Cardinal Ritter (9-2) at Marian University for the 2A Sectional 37 title. 

Carmel (8-3) travels to play Carroll (9-2) in Ft. Wayne for their regional final.

Be sure to tweet us at #OPFB for a chance to see your picture or video on the air, and watch for highlights at 11:00 pm!!

We'll also have game highlights from: 

Paoli (9-2) @ Triton Central (9-2) 7pm 2A Sectional 39

Anderson (4-6) @ Cathedral (6-5) @ Lawrence Central 7pm 5A Sectional 13