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Knights part of showcase at the Dome

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Western Indiana Conference will hold their second Day at the Dome this afternoon, featuring all seven conference teams along with Cascade.

The afternoon begins with Sullivan facing winless Brown County at 11 a.m. followed by Edgewood taking on Cascade. The afternoon games will be Owen Valley against West Vigo followed by the nightcap between Northview and South Vermillion.

The Wildcats will be trying to snap a four-game losing streak that came on the heels of winning their first two contests. The Knights on the other hand will be trying to wash away the bad taste of a loss to Vincennes on Friday.

Northview will be hosting a new breed of South Vermillion that likes to throw the ball much more than the run at all cost 'Cats of years past.

Quarterback Andy Walsh has thown the ball 143 times, nearly twice as many times as the Knights' Caleb Whitman who has completed 37-of-78 this year.

Walsh has also thrown for 852 yards and five touchdowns, but has been picked off eight times. That stat alone should have the Knights' secondary licking their chops.

The Knights have rode their defense to a 3-3 mark this season that has included two shutouts and they have their eyes on locking down the Wildcats offense this week as well.

Cody Mumaw has been Walsh's favorite target with 19 catches for 275 yards and a touchdown.

South Vermllion has barely averaged a touchdown per game over their four-game losing streak, hitting 14 against West Vigo, but scoring just six points in each of the other three games.

Perhaps the most important aspect of tonight's game to the Wildcats is that they are trying to equal their most wins in a season since 2004. South Vermillion hasn't won more than three games in a year since they went 8-3 back in 2001.

For Northview, the Wildcats might be just the cure they need for an offense that has been inconsistent this season. South Vermillion is allowing just under 30 points per game while Northview is scoring just under 18 points a contest.

Whitman could use a solid game to boost the confidence again and the running game has been the foundation of the offense of late.

Jered Timm has been the top target for Whitman, hauling in 21 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns. He also leads the team with two interceptions and Corey Crowder has recovered two fumbles to lead the squad.

Tickets are available for the Day at the Dome for $13 at the door on the day of the game.

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