When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Radio/Internet: WCOE-FM (96.7)/rrsn.com
Reporter/Twitter: Jim Peters/@JP8185
What to watch: Buckle up. The last time these teams played, LaPorte won 58-56 on a touchdown pass as time expired after a hotly-contested pass interference penalty on the Wolves, who rallied to take a late lead. "We're going to prepare for a game of inches," LaPorte coach Dave Sharpe said. "The first half was as well as we have played. All three backs and the quarterback were involved. We felt we could have moved the ball a little better, particularly in the third and fourth quarter." Wolves running back Daelon Wren did not play against Munster with City using Kameron Muhammad, who returned from a three-game absence, and Lyric McFarrin in the backfield on plays when they didn't go empty and use five receivers. "They keep everyone involved," Sharpe said. They have plenty of talent to go around. We've got to shore some things up." The Wolves' Michael McCullough has thrown for an area-best 1,919 yards with flyer Keyshawn McGill accounting for 884 yards on 39 grabs. LaPorte, in stark contrast, averages 4.2 passes per game and averages 412.9 yards per game on the ground. Drayson Nespo (216 carries, 1,511 yards) has the biggest numbers, but Nolan Lorenz, Isaac Alexander, Caleb Kuzdas and Michael Peeples all see their share of touches. Alexander broke out for a career-best 152 yards against South Bend Adams. With stops at a premium, turnovers could tell the story. Fumbles have sabotaged LaPorte in all of its losses. The Slicers have won the last four meetings and control the all-time series 20-5.