Cards prepare to face Franklin Central


Justin Ray

Junior Blake Evans sprints up the field. Evans could move from wide receiver to quarterback against Franklin Central.

This Friday, Sept. 25, SHS will host Franklin Central. It is homecoming for the Cards.

“We feel like we need to establish the run a little bit better in this game,” head coach Bill Peebles said. “(We need) to commit to it more and open up passing lanes for us.”

According to Peebles, the 3-2 Cards need to get more ready for this game because they weren’t ready last week after losing 35-7 against Bloomington South.

Senior quarterback Luke Johnston is currently injured. Peebles says that he is either going to start Johnston at quarterback like usual or if he doesn’t feel well enough, then he will switch it off between junior wide receiver Blake Evans and sophomore quarterback Scott Rippy.

According to Maxpreps, Evans leads the Cards in receiving yards this season with 42 receptions for 539 yards and six touchdowns. If he does play quarterback, it won’t be permanent. Evans because they will play wide receiver at least part of the time. When that happens, Rippy will play the quarterback position.

“I played a lot of quarterback when I was in grade school and then when Jason Weaver got down last year, I had to step up and play quarterback for JV,” Evans said.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. against Franklin Central. When the Cards get the ball, the we will know who will be under center tonight.