The high school football season is just weeks away. That means pre-season predictions. In 6A, the favorite will be the Trojans of Center Grove. No surprise here.

Head Coach Eric Moore led the Trojans to a 14-0 record during the pandemic season and a national #12 ranking. Center Grove should be ranked Pre-Season #1 when the AP and Coaches Polls come out soon. The Trojans are ranked #18 (national poll) in the MaxPreps Pre-season poll.

There is plenty of reason to be optimistic in Greenwood as the Trojans return plenty of talent.

Head coach: Eric Moore | Record: 210-72, 23rd season

2020-21 season: 14-0 | National ranking: No. 12

Last five years: 49-18 | State championships (3): 2008, 2015, 2020

PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

CB Kalen Carroll

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175

Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2022)

DL Caden Curry

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 250

Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2022)

QB Tayven Jackson

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 195

Status: Committed to Tennessee | Class: Senior (2022)

DL James Schott

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 220

Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2022)

RB Daniel Weems

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 205

Status: Uncommitted | Class: Senior (2022)

RATINGS

2020 Final Power Rating                 77.5

2020 National Rank                         #7

2020 State Rank                                #1

Off-Season Rating Adjustment   7.4*

2021 Starting Power Rating          82.7*

2021 National Rank                         #8*

2021 State Rank                                #1*

Dynasty Rating (avg. rating 2003-20)  56.8

Dynasty National Rank                   #44

2021 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating   better by 25.9*

Dynasty Record 172-59 (88-38 in league)

STRENGTH OF REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

2021 Rating                                        31.1*

2020 Rating                                        42.8 (46.2 overall)

Rating Difference                             -11.7*

PREVIOUS SEASON

2020 Overall Record                       14-0

2020 League Record/Finish          7-0 (1st)

2020 Points For Average                42.1

2020 Points Against Average        7.6

2020 Differential                            +34.5

BIG GAMES TO WATCH THIS SEASON:

Aug. 20 — at Warren Central

Sept. 3 — at Carmel

Sept. 10 — vs. Ben Davis

Oct. 15 — at Cathedral

FULL SCHEDULE

Aug. 20 at            Warren Central                                

Aug. 27                 Decatur Central               

Sep. 3    at            Carmel                 

Sep. 10                  Ben Davis                            

Sep. 17  at            North Central                    

Sep. 24  at            Lawrence Central                            

Oct. 1                    Pike                      

Oct. 8                    Lawrence North               

Oct. 15  at            Indianapolis Cathedral

MIC SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug. 20

Ben Davis at Brownsburg, 7 pm

Carmel at Louisville Trinity (Ky.), 7 pm

Center Grove at Warren Central ©, 7 pm

Lawrence Central at Hamilton SE, 7 pm

Lawrence North at Avon, 7 pm

North Central at Fishers, 7 pm

Pike at Zionsville, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 27

Avon at Ben Davis, 7 pm

Decatur Central at Center Grove, 7 pm

Detroit King (Mich.) at Carmel, 7 pm

Fishers at Pike, 7 pm

Hamilton SE at North Central, 7 pm

Bishop Chatard at Warren Central, 7 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Lawrence Central, 7 pm

Whiteland at Lawrence North, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 3

Center Grove at Carmel ©, 7 pm

Lawrence Central at Lawrence North ©, 7 pm

North Central at Warren Central ©, 7 pm

Pike at Ben Davis ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 10

Ben Davis at Center Grove ©, 7 pm

Carmel at Pike ©, 7 pm

Lawrence North at North Central ©, 7 pm

Warren Central at Lawrence Central ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 17

Center Grove at North Central ©, 7 pm

Lawrence Central at Pike ©, 7 pm

Lawrence North at Carmel ©, 7 pm

Warren Central at Ben Davis ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 24

Ben Davis at Lawrence North ©, 7 pm

Center Grove at Lawrence Central ©, 7 pm

North Central at Carmel ©, 7 pm

Pike at Warren Central ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 1

Carmel at Ben Davis ©, 7 pm

Lawrence Central at North Central ©, 7 pm

Pike at Center Grove ©, 7 pm

Warren Central at Lawrence North ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 8

Ben Davis at Lawrence Central ©, 7 pm

Lawrence North at Center Grove ©, 7 pm

North Central at Pike ©, 7 pm

Warren Central at Carmel ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 15

Carmel at Lawrence Central ©, 7 pm

Center Grove at Cathedral, 7 pm

North Central at Ben Davis ©, 7 pm

Pike at Lawrence North ©, 7 pm

©conference game