Football fans interested in finding out who the first sectional opponents will be for Rochester, Caston and Tippecanoe Valley can listen to GIANT fm Sunday at 6 p.m. to hear the live broadcast of the IHSAA Football State Tournament Pairings Show.
Aired locally on 92.1 fm (WROI), Bob Lovell, host of Indiana Sports Talk, and Paul Condry of the Regional Radio Sports Network will break down the sectional pairings for all six classes of IHSAA football.
The pairings show also will stream exclusively on IHSAAtv.org.
Rochester (5-2) will compete in Class 2A, Sectional 34 along with Lafayette Central Catholic (4-3), Seeger (6-1), Benton Central (1-6), Winamac (2-5), Lewis Cass (3-4) and Delphi (2-5).
Caston is in Class A, Sectional 43. The eight-team field includes No. 9 North White (7-0), No. 3 Carroll (Flora) (7-0), West Central (6-1), Tri-County (3-3), Tri-Central (1-6), Frontier (4-3), Caston (1-6) and Taylor (1-6).
Tippecanoe Valley is in Class 3A, Sectional 28 where four teams are ranked in the top 10 of the state coaches poll. The eight-team field includes No. 7 Hamilton Heights (7-0), No. 1 Indianapolis Chatard (7-0), Peru (7-0), No. 8 Tippecanoe Valley (7-0), Oak Hill (3-4), No. 2 Guerin Catholic (5-2), Maconaquah (5-2) and Northwestern (3-4).
The first round of sectional games for Class 4A, 3A, 2A and A are Oct. 20. Semifinal games follow on Oct. 27 with sectional champions being crowned on Nov. 3.
Regional championship games are Nov. 10 and Semistate champions are crowned on Nov. 17.
The six state championship games are scheduled for Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.