When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Reporter/Twitter: Jim Peters/@JP8185
Radio/internet: WIMS-AM (1420), WCOE-FM (96.7).
What to watch: The game doesn't quite have the ramifications it had last year when the teams shared the DAC lead, but there is still plenty at stake with the Wolves tied atop the standings with Valpo and the Slicers a game back along with Crown Point. City is playing as well as anybody in the area, its defense dialing up a big effort to lock down Portage's Anthony Maceo last week, while quarterback Michael McCullough has been lights out, throwing for over 600 yards the last two weeks. LaPorte gave up big pass plays in the first half at C.P., then was gutted on the ground in the second half by Tyler Gomez. Its best chance, as it usually is, is controlling the football or at least matching scores with ground game that has moved on everybody, but has sabotaged itself with game-changing red zone fumbles. Drayson Nespo went over 1,000 yards rushing last week. If the Slicers don't turn the ball over, it might come down to who scores last. Kicker Riley Shreve could be a difference maker for City in a high-scoring game. LaPorte won 42-35 last year.