FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – Week three of the high school football season means the start of conference play in the NHC and another chapter to the East Noble and Homestead rivalry. Sure, the Spartans have won 8 of the last 10 meetings between the two programs, but history shows the winner of this meeting more often than not goes on to challenge for the conference crown.
This season figures to be no different with Homestead’s offense already in high gear after a 2-0 start. The Spartans set new school records for passing yards, passing touchdowns and receiving yards in a 49-6 week one win over Huntington North, before smoking Valparaiso 39-12 on the road in week two. Logan Ormsby and Ben Skowronek have been keying the aerial attack which shows no signs of slowing down.
East Noble meanwhile is coming off a 25-24 loss at Warsaw last week in which the Knights offense went quiet in the second half. Veteran quarterback Harold Wolfe says limiting turnovers will be the key to avoiding another slump in this NHC opener. The East Noble defense will also have to be on alert. The Knights proved they have what it takes, forcing nine turnovers in their opener versus Northrop.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night from Walter Memorial Stadium.