Both Salem and Eastern will be having deja vu in their upcoming IHSAA Football sectionals because they will be playing the same teams they face this week in regular conference play.
Eastern will be traveling to play at Crawford County this week. The Musketeers are 1-6 and the Wolfpack are 0-7.
The Musketeers coach Luke Dean is 4-14 over the past two seasons. The Wolfpack coach Kevin Mills is 0-7 in his first year at the helm.
Neither team has won a sectional in football.
On Oct. 21, the two teams will face off for the first game of Class 2A Sectional 40 at Pekin in a 7p match. The winner of the first game will face the winner of the Forest Park and South Spencer match up.
Salem (4-3) will host their final home game of the season against the Corydon Panthers this Friday at Paul A. Graves Athletic Field. The Panthers are 3-4 on the season.
The Lions coach RJ Hartsfield is 16-21 over four seasons and the Panther’s coach Andrew Smith is 9-9 over the past two years.
Salem last won its sectional in 1994. Corydon won the sectional and regional in 2011.
The pair will meet up again on Oct. 21 in Harrison County for the first game of the Class 3A Sectional 31. The winner will advance to the next game against the winner of the Brown County vs. Brownstown game.
West Washington will face Oldenburg Academy – which is just east of Greensburg, which was the host of the Senator’s 1993 Regional win.
The Twisters are 0-7 under head coach Wes Gillman. The Catholic school is only in the fourth year of its program.
The Senators close out their season against Indianapolis Washington (1-6) this week and the Salem Lions on Oct. 14.
The Senators host their Class A Sectional 47 on Oct. 21. The winner will face the winner of Edinburg vs. North Decatur on Oct. 28.
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