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Indian Trail (2-1, 1-0 SEC) at Bradford (1-2, 1-0 SEC)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Bradford Stadium (3700 Washington Rd.)

Broadcast: WLIP-AM 1050 and WGTD Live on Facebook

Series note: Since Indian Trail became a varsity program in 2012, the Hawks hold a 4-3 lead over the Red Devils. … In Week 8 at Jaskwhich Stadium last season, Indian Trail notched a 14-0 shutout, holding Bradford to just 111 total yards and picking off two passes. … The series' most memorable game came in Week 6 of 2016, when the Hawks held on for a 41-38 win in a thriller that was the first game ever at Bradford Stadium.

Indian Trail player to watch: Senior Curtiss Tolefree III (6-0, 190 pounds) is listed as a defensive end but is a versatile player who's played tight end, running back and defensive end in his three seasons with the Hawks. ... "He is explosive, disruptive and a great leader as one of our captains," Indian Trail coach Paul Hoffman said.

Bradford player to watch: Bradford has played three predominantly rushing teams so far. The Red Devils' opponents have thrown just 14 passes, a major reason why Bradford hasn't recorded an INT yet. Indian Trail throws much more than any of Bradford's opponents to date, so look for 5-9, 165-pound senior cornerback Sayge Terrell — one of the best in the state — to be around the ball.

Key stats: The Red Devils are averaging just 9.3 points per game, while the Hawks are allowing 23 per game. However, 20 of those points against Indian Trail came in the fourth quarter of a 54-34 Week 2 win over Zion-Benton (Ill.) after the Hawks had the game well in hand. … Other than Week 2, a 42-14 loss to Lake Geneva Badger, Bradford's defense has been stout. The Red Devils allowed just 15 points in a Week 1 loss at Waterford and shutout Racine Horlick, 14-0, on the road in Week 3. Bradford yielded just 106 total yards to the Rebels.

FYI: Indian Trail has both the SEC's leading passer in junior quarterback Argjent Ismaili (596 passing yards) and sophomore running back Xavier McWhorter (315 rushing yards). … One team will get within two wins of automatic postseason eligibility tonight, an important benchmark considering the teams' upcoming schedules. Indian Trail travels to Franklin in Week 5, while Bradford hosts Oak Creek in Week 5 and plays at Franklin in Week 6.

Mike Johnson

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