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Football playoffs: Regional championship picks

I previewed all the Class 5A regional contests yesterday with a game of "Contender or Pretender (or Chicken Tender)?," so you might have thought my work was done. But they pay me to make predictions (and clean the gunk out of the mouses), so here we go with picks for every game this weekend:

Class 5A regional championship picks

Carmel (11-1) at Ben Davis (10-2)

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

The Greyhounds get back to the ground game and run Ben Davis off the field.

CARMEL 33, BEN DAVIS 14

Crown Point (9-3) at Penn (12-0)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Crown Point's defense hasn't faced an attack like Penn's yet. Penn is too explosive in this one.

PENN 41, CROWN POINT 19

Hamilton SE (11-1) at FW Snider (8-4)

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

The Royals will miss injured QB Jake Jones if Snider makes this a passing game.

FW SNIDER 24, HAMILTON SE 20

Center Grove (8-4) at Bedford NL (9-3)

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Keep an eye on Center Grove running back Logan Hutson. After he explodes tonight, I can say I told you so.

CENTER GROVE 28, BEDFORD NL 10

Class 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A after the jump

Class 4A picks

SB Washington (9-3) at Hammond Morton (11-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

SB WASHINGTON 28, HAMMOND MORTON 14

Leo (12-0) at NorthWood (9-3)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LEO 35, NORTHWOOD 30

Cathedral (9-3) at Pendleton Heights (11-1)

Friday, 7 p.m.

CATHEDRAL 23, PENDLETON HEIGHTS 22

Evansville Central (7-5) at Columbus East (11-1)

Friday, 8 p.m.

COLUMBUS EAST 30, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 24

Class 3A picks

SB St. Joseph's (10-2) at Jimtown (10-2)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

SB ST. JOSEPH'S 14, JIMTOWN 7

Bellmont (6-6) at West Lafayette (11-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE 33, BELLMONT 20

Indian Creek (8-4) at Bishop Chatard (10-2)

Friday, 7 p.m.

INDIAN CREEK 25, BISHOP CHATARD 23

Corydon Central (10-2) at Evansville Memorial (7-5)

Friday, 7 p.m.

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 33, CORYDON CENTRAL 10

Class 2A picks

Bremen (12-0) at Wheeler (12-0)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHEELER 34, BREMEN 20

Bishop Luers (10-1) at Tipton (8-4)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

BISHOP LUERS 30, TIPTON 16

South Putnam (10-2) at Guerin Catholic (9-3)

Friday, 7 p.m.

GUERIN CATHOLIC 18, SOUTH PUTNAM 6

Triton Central (7-5) at Evansville Memorial (11-1)

Saturday, 3 p.m.

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 38, TRITON CENTRAL 35

Class 1A picks

Lafayette Central Catholic (12-0) at South Newton (11-1)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28, SOUTH NEWTON 17

Adams Central (7-5) at Sheridan (9-3)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

SHERIDAN 35, ADAMS CENTRAL 10

Indianapolis Science (9-3) at North Vermillion (7-5)

Friday, 7 p.m.

NORTH VERMILLION 14, INDIANAPOLIS SCIENCE 7

Milan (11-1) at Linton-Stockton (12-0)

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

LINTON-STOCKTON 21, MILAN 10

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