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  1. 7 points
    He brings up a good point but I don't necessarily believe Rosen is correct. It sounds like the economics major isn't very fond of capitalism, which is how the NCAA operates. Good luck trying to sell the NCAA that college and college football don't go together. If you aren't a college student then good luck playing college athletics. That will never change. "No one in their right mind should have a football player's schedule and go to school," he said. "It's not that some players shouldn't be in school; it's just that universities should help them more -- instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible". This statement quoted above by Rosen is what absolutely drives me nuts; "its just that the universities should help them more". I find that incredibly hypocritical. What more can a University do other than provide hundreds and thousands of dollars in scholarships for a free education, free living, free food, private tutors, access to state of the art workout facilities, personal trainers and strength coaches, and national media exposure. Factor in costs of travel, lodging, meals all while away from the university on road games. You're talking about expenses that total up to almost $500k in some cases for kids that stay all four years. I don't see what more a University can do in terms of "helping them more". God forbid you pay your own way through school, while working a full-time job, and graduating thousands of dollars in debt from student loans. Even if you don't make it to the professional level once your college career is up, a D1 athlete on a full-ride scholarship is already way ahead of the curve than 99.9% of their peers, simply by being a college athlete. My spiel is this and it's rather simple. If you don't like your employer profiting off you, in this case your university or the NCAA, don't sign a letter of intent to play college athletics. The last time I checked I've never seen a recruit sign on the dotted with a gun pointed to their head. If a free education, exposure, training, etc isn't enough to offset your perceived worth to your university don't play sports for that university, it's that simple. I just don't understand how or why this is still an on-going debate and why people continually try and change the rules of capitalism.
  2. 7 points
    Congrats to (in)famous GID poster LCCFAN09ER on being named the varsity boys' basketball coach at TC Howe High School in Indy! Although not as invested in this iteration of the GID, LCCFAN09ER will forever have a place in the pantheon of GID "bad guys." Kendrick named new Howe coach
  3. 6 points
    Jack Kiser has received his third Big10 offer as Purdue has now jumped in the mix (Iowa Indiana Purdue) congrats Jack good for HNAC and the little guys
  4. 6 points
    I didn't realize Brebeuf (who defeated Cathedral last year) and Guerin had left the IHSAA.
  5. 5 points
    Not only do the Vikings open the season with new Coach Waylon Schenk at home Friday night. The Vikings are also honoring former head coach Carl Joe Gengelbach by naming the field after him. Coach Gengelbach was an assistant for one year before being named the head coach in 1970. Coach was our head coach until 2013 when he decided to retire. During his time at North Posey he guided his teams to six PAC championships, four sectional champions, four regional championships, and a state finals berth in 2005. He had two undefeated regular seasons (1996, 2012) and also coached the south all-star team in the North/South game in 1982 and 1997. He was President of the IFCA in 1986, served two terms as Region 9 Director and 29 years on coaches rating board. Twice voted Region 9 coach of the year and was a member of the IFCA Ethics Committee, was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2000, inducted into the University of Evansville Hall of Fame in 2010 where he was a two year starter and three year letterman. Coach and his wife Shannon both attended Tell City High School and raised their two sons Mike and Mark here in Poseyville. Both Mike and Mark currently have children in our school system. Coachs resume does not do him justice, he has been a great teacher, coach, father, husband, role model, and a truly caring father like figure to many Vikings thru the years. Recently Coach has begun spending time at the Jr High volunteer coaching when he has time. Looking forward to honoring a great man Friday night!
  6. 5 points
    Wow they are going as far as NJ to get players now. JK.
  7. 4 points
    The Pioneer football program and community is not about a fancy field, shinny new scoreboard, aluminum bleachers, or a luxury press box. Those things are not prioritized above academics or other sports. So many past athletes and teams have played on the nasty field called the Pit, and if it's been good enough for them, why not for the next generation? No spoiled players at Pioneer, other than being on a winning team year after year.
  8. 4 points
    Well everyone... it's Week 1 and I suppose I'll give it another hack at making some weekly predictions for the NLC games. Last year, I went 31-13 in my regular season guestimates, so let's see how this year goes. Overall, should be a very competitive season in the NLC with Concord, Goshen, Plymouth and NorthWood battling it out among the top, Northridge and Warsaw being darkhorse teams, and Elkhart Memorial and Wawasee trying to get out of the cellar. #9 (5A) Concord (0-0) @ South Bend St. Joseph (0-0): In the third year of this season opening series, the Minutemen visit one of my favorite Michiana high school venues Father Bly Field to take on the Indians. Last year Concord crushed SBSJ 43-18. The Indians went 2-8 last year, their worst season since 1978, after winning a regional championship in 2015. They were bitten by the injury bug and played a number of underclassmen and bring back 12 starters. However, while I expect this game to be more competitive than last season, the Minutemen are bringing back 8 starters on offense and 4 on their offensive line alone. They say you win the game in the trenches... CONCORD by 17 Elkhart Memorial (0-0) @ Elkhart Central (0-0): In what appears to be one of only a few tilts left in the "Battle for the Mangy Lion", the Crimson Chargers and Blue Blazers are looking to start their respective seasons on a high note after both finished last season with 2-8 records. Unfortunately, it appears as though Memorial is trending down while Central is trending up ahead of their looming consolidation in a few years. Memorial's numbers are low, while the Blue Blazers have a new boss in charge (Josh Shattuck who took Seymour from 0-10, 2-8, 5-7 to 8-4 last season) and 21 seniors on the roster. While the Crimson Chargers might have won last seasons matchup, I don't expect them to win ever again in this series... ELKHART CENTRAL by 13 Goshen (0-0) @ Fairfield (0-0): After winning their first sectional game since 2011 and finishing second in the conference (8-3. 5-2 NLC), Coach Kyle Park and the Redsk... err... Redhawks appear to be flying high. Goshen is one of many NLC teams replacing their starting QB this season, and according to WNDU, that position is going to be filled by sophomore Dominic Sosa. Fairfield (usually a highly competitive squad under Coach Bob Miller) is coming of a down year of 1-9. It's been fun to see this backyard brawl occur recently, but much like the Plymouth-Bremen matchup, I expect "big brother" to continue to dominate the series... GOSHEN by 21 Jimtown (0-0) @ #1 (4A) NorthWood (0-0): Always a fun battle to start the season, the defending 4A North and NLC champion Panthers look to make it an astounding 5 in a row over their rival Jimmies. Jimtown leads the season opening series 11-9 over the last 20 years, but seem to be trending down while the boys from Nappanee continue to climb under Coach Nate Andrews. The Jimmies appear to be low on numbers after already losing quite a bit of production from last season. Even with a new QB under center for the Panthers and a number of new names and faces thrown in, I don't expect them to lose their season opener at home following their successful 2016 campaign... NORTHWOOD by 22 Northridge (0-0) @ South Bend Adams (0-0): This could be one of the more interesting games of opening week in my opinion. The Raiders are looking to rebound from their 3-8 season last year after going 25-10 the first 3 years under Coach Tom Wogoman. They will face a great test in the South Bend Adams Eagles on the road to start things off. Adams is looking to finish with a winning record for three straight seasons for the first time since the 1970's. The Raiders and Eagles have split this season opening series 3-3 over the last 6 years (not counting the forfeit Northridge received). Hopefully Northridge's defense has improved back to where it was a few years ago as Adams appears to bring a high scoring attack to this matchup. Unfortunately for the Raiders, I think I'll give the Eagles the close nod being at home... SOUTH BEND ADAMS by 6 #8 (4A) East Noble (0-0) @ #14 (4A) Plymouth (0-0): The new turf at the Rockpile will host the best matchup featuring an NLC team in week 1 as the Rockies welcome the Knights in a MUCH NEEDED UPGRADE to Plymouth's non-conference schedule (I know, I know, Bremen is a historic rival... but that series record over the last 20 years is 18-2 in favor of Plymouth). This will be a great non-conference series for these sectional foes. I know my Tigers have faced some stiff competition since they started their series with East Noble, and I imagine the Rockies and Knights will both benefit from this match-up come tournament time. Both teams are ranked in the preseason IFCA Coaches' Class 4A Poll, and while I expect both teams to be in/near the top 10 at the end of the season, it'll take Plymouth a few weeks to get into their groove. If these teams meet in the sectional, the outcome could be different by then, but... EAST NOBLE by 10 Columbia City (0-0) @ Warsaw (0-0): Speaking of lopsided season opening series, Warsaw has won 16 of 20 versus their US 30 foe Columbia City while outscoring the Eagles 57-10 over the last two years. Granted, the Tigers will be looking to replace a plethora of talent on both sides of the ball this season and will more likely than not turn to the run more often this season over their passing attack of the last two years. I don't expect Warsaw will be a ground and pound team like the Coach Jensen teams of yore, but hopefully they find a way to utilize their speed in a spread rushing attack. Hopefully this game will allow some of the first-year/less experience starters to settle into their roles and get some quality playing reps under their belts before the back-to-back matchups of East Noble and Plymouth follow... WARSAW by 20 Lakeland (0-0) @ Wawasee (0-0): The Lakers (who have no lake in the town of their high school) make their trip to the shores of Lake Wawasee to visit the Warriors and their new boss Coach Mike Eshbach on their new turf field. Lakeland is a 3A school with a schedule featuring 4 schools from 1A and 2A and seemed to have regressed in recent years after going 56-27 from 2006-2013 (with ZERO postseason accomplishments) to 12-18 over the past 3 seasons. Wawasee is squarely in rebuilding mode, but Coach Eshbach did a good job in making Eastside competitive in the Northeast Corner Conference. With emotions running high from a new head coach and new turf field, I'll give the slight edge to the Warriors... WAWASEE by 4 Well folks there you have my predictions for Week 1... we'll see how they go considering I haven't seen much of ANYTHING from any of these squads! For future reference: Concord by 17, Elkhart Central by 13, Goshen by 21, NorthWood by 22, South Bend Adams by 6, East Noble by 10, Warsaw by 20, Wawasee by 4
  9. 4 points
    Mr. Rosen needs to educate swimmers, wrestlers, lacrosse players, etc. Not sure if anyone works harder than a swimmer....and most are not on full rides. Football players are far from the only athletes that invest significant time. I wonder how the football players at the service academies make it? Ever see their course loads? Responsibilities outside of the classroom and athletic field? How they spend their summers? That being said, he does make a good point about university priorities. Football brings in the cash, and cash is king. I work with a friend who had a son that was being recruited for major sport. During his visit to Purdue the coach asked him about his desired major. He told him engineering. The coach told him he didn't align with that choice and as such, he had no engineering students on his team. He ended up at West Point playing the sport....with an engineering degree. He's now a pilot in the US Army. So I would agree with Mr. Rosen that many major academic institutions have lost their way in this regard.
  10. 4 points
    This is not only a Coach problem, this is a society problem. I know there are many great parents that are teaching their kids to be gritty and do things the right way, but on the other hand, many are too worried about hurting people's feeling instead of teaching them the right way. If we teach our athletes anything as coaches, it should be that life is not fair and you have to persevere through tough things in life to be successful. We are are doing our kids a disservice teaching them the world revolves around them and preparing them for a warm and fuzzy real world that doesn't truly exist!
  11. 4 points
    Sign me up for 3A. I'd like to do 2A, 4A and 5A but I'm fundamentally too lazy.....though, I will be the first to criticize those rankings if I disagree. Did I mention I am a hypocrite as well?
  12. 3 points
    Come over a little early and go the the Chateau. Have some good food, and a couple drinks AND then you will love the Jungle like we all do!!
  13. 3 points
    Man this thread turned into a HH ego stroking, I'm getting nauseous.
  14. 3 points
    In an effort to interact with more GID users, I've copied my NLC predictions for this week of the four NIC-NLC matchups. If I'm not welcomed here, I'll go back to the better thread #9 (5A) Concord (0-0) @ South Bend St. Joseph (0-0): In the third year of this season opening series, the Minutemen visit one of my favorite Michiana high school venues Father Bly Field to take on the Indians. Last year Concord crushed SBSJ 43-18. The Indians went 2-8 last year, their worst season since 1978, after winning a regional championship in 2015. They were bitten by the injury bug and played a number of underclassmen and bring back 12 starters. However, while I expect this game to be more competitive than last season, the Minutemen are bringing back 8 starters on offense and 4 on their offensive line alone. They say you win the game in the trenches... CONCORD by 17 Elkhart Memorial (0-0) @ Elkhart Central (0-0): In what appears to be one of only a few tilts left in the "Battle for the Mangy Lion", the Crimson Chargers and Blue Blazers are looking to start their respective seasons on a high note after both finished last season with 2-8 records. Unfortunately, it appears as though Memorial is trending down while Central is trending up ahead of their looming consolidation in a few years. Memorial's numbers are low, while the Blue Blazers have a new boss in charge (Josh Shattuck who took Seymour from 0-10, 2-8, 5-7 to 8-4 last season) and 21 seniors on the roster. While the Crimson Chargers might have won last seasons matchup, I don't expect them to win ever again in this series... ELKHART CENTRAL by 13 Jimtown (0-0) @ #1 (4A) NorthWood (0-0): Always a fun battle to start the season, the defending 4A North and NLC champion Panthers look to make it an astounding 5 in a row over their rival Jimmies. Jimtown leads the season opening series 11-9 over the last 20 years, but seem to be trending down while the boys from Nappanee continue to climb under Coach Nate Andrews. The Jimmies appear to be low on numbers after already losing quite a bit of production from last season. Even with a new QB under center for the Panthers and a number of new names and faces thrown in, I don't expect them to lose their season opener at home following their successful 2016 campaign... NORTHWOOD by 22 Northridge (0-0) @ South Bend Adams (0-0): This could be one of the more interesting games of opening week in my opinion. The Raiders are looking to rebound from their 3-8 season last year after going 25-10 the first 3 years under Coach Tom Wogoman. They will face a great test in the South Bend Adams Eagles on the road to start things off. Adams is looking to finish with a winning record for three straight seasons for the first time since the 1970's. The Raiders and Eagles have split this season opening series 3-3 over the last 6 years (not counting the forfeit Northridge received). Hopefully Northridge's defense has improved back to where it was a few years ago as Adams appears to bring a high scoring attack to this matchup. Unfortunately for the Raiders, I think I'll give the Eagles the close nod being at home... SOUTH BEND ADAMS by 6
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    Wow no Votes for Monrovia in 3A?
  17. 3 points
    '58 Jardine, '59 Shea, '60-'76 LaRocca, '77-'78 Croussore, '79-'82 Lehnen, '83-'84 Metzger, '85-86 Coller, '87-'88 Brewster, '89-91 George, '92 Getts, '93-'99 Muncy, '00-01 Tomey, '02 Jacobs, '03-06 Gallogly, '07 Kennedy, '08-'16 O'Shea, '17 Coller
  18. 3 points
    I don't begrudge what they're doing. Hopefully the kids who's parents are shelling out enormous amounts of cash for the training are being prepared for life. We've all been around long enough to know life doesn't always go as planned. My point is this is not high school Football, this is a minor league that parents are shelling out more than most 65K+ a year for. For the ones who end up with million dollar NFL contracts, I'm sure it was a good decision. Is it best for "the kids", I guess time will tell.
  19. 3 points
    Yikes!!! I guess with Knox then Pioneer in first 2 weeks folks won't have to wait long to see if the promise will be kept.
  20. 3 points
    You joined Monday and made four posts selling your wares. I'm sure the GID would accept an advertising donation.
  21. 3 points
    I don't think he means that the Senior is more Dedicated than the Underclassman. I think he means the Senior has been dedicated enough to stick with it for 4 years, therefore he gives the opening day nod.
  22. 3 points
    Tell city may b seating a little higher on this list. Their junior class has some skilled players coming up this season who got a lot potiential...plus their senior class has several great players returning. These boys and the coaches having been putting a lot of sweat and tears in this summer. The head coach is wonderful influence on these boys with work hard never quit attitude. Should b a whole new team coming out this season.
  23. 3 points
    I saw another study in which 99% of lungs studied were found to be blackened with tar. The lungs were all donated from smokers after they passed.
  24. 3 points
    Oh for the days of well maintained grass fields..... ....
  25. 3 points
    I disagree. Everyone knows that the GID is the ultimate poll that everyone waits for!
  26. 3 points
    Schedule change coming for the Titans! http://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/07/19/gibson-southern-announces-series-6a-southport/103830470/
  27. 3 points
    The Miners will be young is some key spots... Can't replace some of the guys we lost... At the same time... The cupboard is hardly bare. There are some guys that have patiently waited for their chance to play... Mixed with some young guys who are high on talent and low on experience. It will be an interesting year. As for polls, who really cares. None of it matters until the postseason.
  28. 3 points
    Pioneer is the team to beat. Young Mr. Kiser is the real deal. They will get even better.
  29. 3 points
    It's just a joke guys. Lol. Trying to do something to pass the time untill the season starts.
  30. 2 points
    Kind of like the sectional with LCC, Pioneer, and Carroll.
  31. 2 points
    Thought it was "old L coach." Haha.
  32. 2 points
    to make things easier to find, you should start a thread next week for the Week 2 picks in the Pick'em Forum.
  33. 2 points
    I like this as well. Both schools get a tip of the cap from me. When I taught at Argos, our quiz bowl would travel to Pioneer for all our conference meets. The school has a huge display of all their academic successes. I can not think of a small school that has won as many state academic championships as them. It truly is impressive. I lived in Bourbon for 9 years, I still own property there. Triton has down so much in the last 20 years to improve their standing athletically and academically.
  34. 2 points
    Goes back to an old post from the 2011 season before the State Championship game between Scecina and LCC. Danny Anthrop was touted as one of the fastest backs in 1A. Someone from Scecina had posted, in reference to their back, David Tarver, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards at that point, that Anthrop may have speed, but the the Knights had not encountered/seen "city speed." Probably alluding to the fact that several of the big, strong Catholic schools come out of the Indy area. So the joke became that Anthrop had "country/county speed" vs. "city speed." Of course, the tale of the tape showed that "city speed" didn't prevail as the Knights held Tarver to 35 yards on 13 carries and -3 on 1 reception in the state championship game that year, while Anthrop ran all over LOS amassing 255 yards on 23 carries and LCC put Scecina away 38-7 for their 3rd consecutive state title.
  35. 2 points
    All the respect in the world for Coach Fuhs! We should have taken our HH/GS banter to another thread....I apologize for any disrespect! Sometimes we get blinded by our love for each other...sorry about that.
  36. 2 points
    Grid guy, concord has a huge O line and 4 returning starters there. Also QB returning and when it's all said and done, potentially 2 or 3 d 1 or FBS kids on the roster. I believe Damien Jackson(wr/lb) just committed to Illinois State. As for us being "loaded", we clearly have the Yoders coming back along with Smart and Giesinger back, but I believe the NLC is fairly wide open. We will have at least 4 or 5 kids going both ways. As has been mentioned multiple times, we didn't lose just really good players, but ultimate leaders from last year. I actually would say Concord is the favorite. Happy Sunday
  37. 2 points
    Rensselaer and North White had a lovely evening. Beautiful weather, no serious injuries, and some fresh cut grass!! All the smells of popcorn and pork burgers. What a time!!!
  38. 2 points
    I was impressed with Brownstown tonight. For the short time that all of the 1s were in together we looked fast and dangerous. We will have some growing pains and some kinks to work out, but I feel good about it. I had us at 6 scores and them at 2, with one of theirs coming late with young kids on both sides. I will complete my picks when I get back to work Monday, but I know for sure that I will disagree with Coach Snyder for at least one game!
  39. 2 points
    And I tend to agree with you . I just wish the NCAA and it's member schools would just end the sham that is the 'student-athlete'. It is now the 'athlete-student' with the student part of that equation becoming increasingly marginalized.
  40. 2 points
    How is that any different than a student who pays their OWN way who also works 20-30 hour weeks? College athletics is a privilege, not a right, too many people forget that. If you can't balance both, either quit sports and become a full-time student or quit school and train on your own until you're draft eligible. Seems like a pretty easy solution don't you think?
  41. 2 points
    North Posey Preview: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/sports/home-team-friday-preview-north-posey/782549787
  42. 2 points
    http://www.pharostribune.com/sports/article_7143ddcc-797a-11e7-8520-a3e6b444c42a.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ROYAL CENTER — Pioneer football standout Jack Kiser is just halfway through his high school career but has already picked up five Division-I offers. Kiser so far has offers from Big Ten schools Indiana, Iowa and Purdue and from Missouri Valley schools Illinois State and Indiana State. “It’s pretty incredible,” Pioneer coach Adam Berry said. “It’s been a fun offseason for him, getting some recognition from a small school. He didn’t even know it was going to happen this soon, he thought there was a chance it could. But it’s been pretty neat.” Kiser’s latest offer is from Purdue, and he comes from a Purdue family. His father, Aaron Kiser, competed in track and field for the Boilermakers in the early ’90s and recorded two second-place and a third-place finish in the discus and a second-place finish in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships in his career. Kiser’s uncle Brian Kiser was a six-time Big Ten champion and All-American thrower at Purdue, although Aaron threw at further distances. “It’s neat to have to have that Purdue background and then have an opportunity to where I could potentially go to Purdue and be a part of athletics,” Kiser said. “That’s really neat. But my family is going to support me no matter where I go. That’s nice too. “My family would travel, it wouldn’t be a problem. Maddie is going to Louisville [for track] and there is no big issue about that. We’re grateful for her to get that opportunity at Louisville. No matter where I go they’ll be traveling to see me.” Kiser said when he got the Indiana offer that his family would fully support him if he decided to attend there as well. Iowa was the first school to offer last spring. Kiser’s older brother Bryce Kiser was a defensive end at Illinois State where he played for former Purdue defensive coordinator Brock Spack. Kiser’s cousin Jake Kitchell played basketball at Indiana State. Kiser is being recruited as a linebacker. He’s 6-foot-2, 205 pounds now as a 16-year-old and has two full years until he enrolls at a college. “I’m a linebacker,” he said. “Some people like me as a hybrid, so a little bit of a bigger safety coming into the box a little, guard the big tight ends. But I can still grow, put some more weight on. You never know really.” Kiser also visited Stanford this summer. “I went out to Stanford and it’s a beautiful campus. I went to camp there. I thought I had a really good camp,” he said. “September 1st is the big day where they can start sending me mail and texting me. They said I’ll be hearing from them September 1st.” He could be hearing from a lot of schools on Friday, Sept. 1, which is Week 3 of the Indiana high school season. Pioneer opens its season in two weeks on Aug. 18 against Lewis Cass at the Pit. Kiser plays quarterback and safety for the Panthers and is coming off a sophomore season when he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 35 touchdowns and passed for over 1,300 yards and 25 more scores for a Panthers team that went 14-1 and finished runner-up in Class A. On defense he led the Panthers in tackles (99) and interceptions (5). He was a big reason why Pioneer was able to knock off Class A behemoth Lafayette Central Catholic in regional play but he noted it takes all 11 players on the field to knock off a program like the Knights have. “Last year’s group was special to get it done here at the Pit against LCC. That was just a great game. We really had to grind it out,” he said. “You can see on that fourth-and-goal, our linemen got a push off. And that’s something I’ll always remember. “Yeah, it was a team effort. Our defensive line at the very end stepped up. It was huge. It was just a great team win.” Pioneer has an enrollment of 275 as a public school in northwest Cass County but has a football program that has enjoyed an incredible amount of success in the last 20 years ever since the state championship season of 1997. The Panthers have reached the state finals in two of the last three years and Kiser’s teams are 26-2 the first two years of his career, with the only losses coming to Central Catholic in regional play in 2015 and to Linton-Stockton in last year’s state championship game. “Since youth league we’re learning our spots, we’re learning our offense, we’re learning our defensive scheme,” Kiser said. “By the time we get to varsity, everybody should be able to play. Because if one man goes down like last year, then the next man has to step up. I think we’re very fortunate to be able to have a guy step up and not lose a step.” The next step for the Panthers is to win another state title and they have several starters returning on both sides of the ball. “You can just see it and our team believes it,” Kiser said. “Our team genuinely believes it. Last year at Lucas Oil we died in the second half. You can see we’re out here running and we’re building every day, we’re building up 40s. And in practice we’re running two drills, we’re hurrying on plays. We just don’t want to sit back and relax and be like ‘all right, we’ve got this year.’ No, we have to work for it. Linton-Stockton is not going to be in the class but we still have to work. LCC is going to be in our sectional this year, we’ve got to beat them. Winamac is back down in Class A, we’ve got to beat them. So you just never know and we’ve got to work for it.” Berry said the Panthers have improved depth going into this season and Kiser agrees. “Our skill guys we have a lot of depth. With the [Lewellen] twins coming up, it gives us more depth and we have confidence in them,” Kiser said. “Our offensive line, we’re junior and senior heavy which is a good thing. If the guy is a backup guard, he’s also a backup tackle, he knows every position, that’s something to be said about our offensive line, I think.” Kiser reached the state podium in track and field in two events as a sophomore last spring, placing seventh in the discus and eighth in the shot put. He said right now track is more of a backup option in college as he will probably focus on football. “You never know. Maybe something happens when I’m playing football and I can’t really play at the top notch then I could always go throw. Bryce was thinking about that when he hurt his shoulders, he was thinking he could go throw but it didn’t happen but it was an option. You can never close that, but we’ll see,” he said. Kiser said he probably won’t set a timetable for his college decision until next year. “I don’t know, honestly. A lot of people are committing now. Some of my friends committed just recently,” he said. “I’m going to take things slow. I want to see every college on an official visit. I want to go to a game everywhere. We’ll start talking about that maybe next spring, next summer.”
  43. 2 points
    https://blogs.usafootball.com/blog/3343/there-is-nothing-like-high-school-football-and-we-need-to-remember-that
  44. 2 points
    Death was ruled a suicide. Too bad, suicide is probably the biggest "grey" areas for reasons and cause why a person takes such a drastic action to escape or hide pain/problem, etc. It is called the "silent epidemic" for a reason. Most times behavior help is needed at some stage, but it is hard to recognize when person is in need, it is costly and there are few places that can help people that suffer or are in need of.
  45. 2 points
    Median age is 66... lots of safety improvements since those tested played. Curious what effect those safety improvements have made.
  46. 2 points
    One thing I'd be interested in seeing/knowing is how often do brains of "healthy" former football players get analyzed? The way this article is worded, it makes it seem like 87% of former football players are at risk of CTE. HOWEVER, if you truly understand what is being said, it's only 87% of the brains from players who were considered at risk of CTE had signs of CTE. If this is still a study/concern at the time of my death, I would gladly offer my brain (played 14 years of contact football from 3rd grade through all 4 years of college), especially if I am considered decently "healthy" at the time of my death (i.e., little to no memory loss, signs of depression, and other signs/symptoms of CTE). My point about this study (which is IMPORTANT) is that this test was performed on those former players who were already considered a risk of CTE, so of course there would be a higher percentage of them showing signs of CTE. It does NOT mean that 87% of those who play football will develop CTE. Another interesting thing to note is those who played THROUGH high school were only at a 3 of 16 (19%) of having CTE, and theirs were mild cases as opposed to the mix of mild and severe for those who played past high school. To me, that could be a sign (if these were RECENT deaths in young persons) that newer helmet technology has helped decrease the chance of acquiring CTE.
  47. 2 points
    My MSC predictions 1) Brownstown lost alot, but had one of the better JV squads, N.Harrison & Charlestown being the others, and reports having them looking good in summer scrimmages. On top until someone knocks them off! 2) Silver Creek. Talented and experienced. Could be their year. Need D1 big back Garrett to stay healthy. 3) North Harrison. Return alot of their skill players. Good JV squad last year. However I have heard they are short on numbers and have struggled in summer scrimmages. 4) Charlestown. After 10 years of reloading now facing a rebuilding season. JV team was one of the best three in conference last season and alot of those Sophomores will have to step up. Schedule is way front heavy. Playing Brownstown, SC, & NH in all in the first four weeks. If the young guys can make it through that watch out! 5) Salem lost alot. JV team was not very good, but have the best player in the conference in WR Brishbauer. A state finalist in 100m dash. Have seen him have a couple great scrimmages this summer. Scoring on Charlestown, New Albany, Bloomington North, Jeffersonville, & Providence. If the O-line can give enough time he will cause problems. 6) Corydon. Coach Humphrey trying to capture that Darin Ward magic. Loss alot. Number of players was huge problem last season. 7) Eastern. Coach Dean making steady progress. Returns some talent. Including QB. 8) Scottsburg. Welcome back to MSC Football. Needs to win week one against Clarksville or could be facing an 0'fer. 9) Clarksville. Suffering through states longest losing streak. Week 1 will be key!
  48. 2 points
    jasper turf is in, track is next and should be done by the first game. joe rohleder field at jerry brewer alumni stadium. private donor that wants to remain anonymous.....we have a good idea of whom it is, prominent family that had numerous sons that have played from what i have heard.
  49. 2 points
    The field has been completed! Just in time for the hottest week of the year so far. http://www.shelbynews.com/sports/article_39cf3583-f137-56d7-851f-e474e6b730b0.html
  50. 2 points
    I would start the player who gave my team the best opportunity to win a game.