The New Palestine football team will open sectional play Oct. 27 against Muncie Central.
The Dragons (7-0) and Bearcats (1-6) will meet for the first time since 2011, when NP won a sectional contest.
Both teams drew byes in the five-team sectional. Zionsville will host Greenfield-Central in the opening round on Oct. 20, with the winner hosting Anderson on Oct. 27.
The championship game is slated for Nov. 3.
NPHS has won nine sectional titles in its history, along with five regional titles, three semistates and one state title.
IHSAA Class 5A Sectional 12
Friday, Oct. 20
Greenfield-Central (3-4) at Zionsville (4-3)
Friday, Oct. 27
Anderson (1-6) at G-C/Zionsville winner
Muncie Central (1-6) at New Palestine (7-0)
Friday, Nov. 3