FORT WAYNE — The last two times Churubusco and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers faced off was in consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.
Both times, it was in sectional play.
‘Busco lost both games by a combined score of 85-7.
The SAC champions are ranked first in Class 2A by the Associated Press.
Churubusco’s Eagles are ranked 11th.
The Northeast Corner Conference Champions bring in an 11-0 record – the first perfect grid slate in school history.
It is no secret the Eagles will try to sustain drives and put up points by letting workhorse Jason Nicodemus do just that — work.
‘Busco’s leading rusher has almost 160 carries in 11 games, running for 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Nicodemus surpasses the 20 TD mark and is almost at 2,000 total yards of offense with his receiving.
Josh LeFever is the Eagles’ secondary offensive mainstay and presents a triple-threat. LeFever has eight touchdowns and almost 700 yards on the ground to go with his 300 yards and four TDs receiving and over 400 yards in the return game, including a touchdown.
Luers’ only loss comes from a forfeit after using an ineligible player in its game against Fort Wayne South Side. The Knights originally won the game 53-0.
While Churubusco and Bishop Luers have similar records, the Knights didn’t have any Class 2A teams on their schedule.
The teams shared only one common opponent this year, the Eastside Blazers.
Churubusco won the game 39-6; Bishop Luers won, 42-7.
The guessing, predicting and speculating will come to an end Friday.