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‘Battle’ is on at Corydon this weekend

‘Battle’ is on at Corydon this weekend ‘Battle’ is on at Corydon this weekend

The annual Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Battle at the First Capital, hosted by the Corydon Central Lady Panthers, is set to take place Friday night and Saturday.

This year’s tournament field includes drawing early-season interest in the rankings.

Lanesville is ranked seventh in this week’s Class 1A poll. Providence and Southridge are tied for 15th in the Class 2A rankings followed by two-time defending Battle champ Crawford County at No. 18.

Tri, ranked 15 in Class 1A was originally scheduled to play as well, but has canceled its trip to Corydon. Due to that cancellation, there will be no game 1, 5 or 9 in the tournament.

The upper bracket features Boonville, Southridge and Lanesville, while the lower bracket includes Corydon Central, Crawford County, Northeast Dubois and Providence.

Play will begin Friday night with game 2 at 6 featuring Southridge (0-1) vs. Lanesville (1-1) in the main high school gym followed by Providence (0-1) vs. Corydon Central (0-1) in game 3 at 8.

Game 4 will be Northeast Dubois (2-0) vs. Crawford County (0-3) with tip-off at 8 p.m. in the junior high gym.

Consolation and semi-final games in the second round will take place Saturday. Game 6 will begin at 10 a.m. (Boonville vs. winner game 2) in the high school gym and game 7 at noon (loser game 3 vs. loser game 4) in the junior high gym. Game 8 will see the winner of game 3 take on winner of game 4 at noon in the high school gym.

Game 10 will begin at 5:30 in the high school gym, featuring the losers of games 6 and 8.

In the junior high gym, at 7:30 p.m., the loser of game 2 will take on the winner of game 7.

The championship game, featuring the winners of games 6 and 8, will take place in the high school gym at 7:30 p.m.

Admission will be $5 per session and will be limited to four spectators per athlete and coach to meet COVID-19 restrictions.

Family members coming to the game will check in at the gate under the name of their respective player or coach.

Masks must be worn at all times with no exceptions. Seats in both gyms will be marked to help promote social distancing. Fans are asked to spread out and sit in close proximity to immediate family members.

The gyms will be cleared after the Saturday morning session for cleaning.

Limited concessions will be available for spectators at each session.