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  1. 23 points
    Only a few people have known privately what I am about to share on the open forum. I have appreciated their silence until I had more answers. Plus I wanted the discussions to be about football. In late April I was diagnosed with cancer (stage 4, mantle cell lymphoma). The cancer is an aggressive type and therefore is treated aggressively. For treatment I have received chemo (in Bloomington hospital) for a week, was home for 2 weeks recovery time and then back for another week of chemo. I just finished my 8th (and last) week of chemo last Friday. I have had to deal with a myriad of side effects and still will for several more weeks or months. I can't sleep for more than a couple hours at a time due to some of the side effects so getting on here all hours of the day and night has helped take my mind off some things and makes it seem like (to some people) I never sleep. Also since my immune system is trashed I can't be around crowds of people (due to germs) so I haven't been to any games. Shoutout to the folks at Lintonminers.com for broadcasting the Miners' games on the internet this year! For me, it was like an early Christmas present. A few weeks ago my doctor told me I am in remission! Going forward I have a lot of work to do with rehab and trying to feel like a human again, but I feel I have been so blessed through this ordeal. One of my goals is to attend a Miner football game in person this season. I am shooting for Thanksgiving weekend! Thanks for allowing me to share this with all of you. Regards.
  2. 21 points
    I know I haven't posted on here in a LONG time and rarely am I ever serious... but I feel like this is as good as an occasion as any to make an appearance. Although I am not as seasoned as "Bud", I have seen my share of coaches through my years. There will never be another Larry Wright, he single handily put modern day Sheridan on the map. He has a complete section on Sheridan's Wiki page for the love of God... if that isn't bad A don't know what is. So this post is to you "Bud" Wright...
  3. 19 points
    Mr. Faulkens, Our football crew had the pleasure of working at West Washington HS Friday hosting Indianapolis Washington. I just wanted to pass along what I thought was the best display of sportsmanship I’ve seen in many years of working. First of all, Indpls Washington only brought 12 kids to play, so it was safe to assume the game could easily get out of hand quickly. Early on, one of the Indpls kids got injured and did not return. Late in the second quarter, another of the Indpls kids had to be looked at after a tackle. In an effort to keep the player in the game, West Washington took a time out so the “injury” could be looked at without him having to be removed. He ended up coming out for a few plays anyway. Since Indpls was down to 10 kids, the West Washington staff pulled one of their kids so as to not have an advantage with numbers. West Washington continually ran underclassmen in and out of the game to give them experience, but to also not run up the score as they could have. During the contest, West Washington players were constantly helping the Indpls kids up off the ground. I believe we may have had a total of 5 flags during the game and three of those were false starts. The score could have easily been 100-0, even with a “running” clock in the second half. I just wanted to pass along my thoughts on what I observed working this contest. Bad behavior gets criticized and reported, but rarely does good sportsmanship get attention. I copied this on to the IHSAA Sportsmanship report on Arbiter. Regards, Craig T. Sparks, LUTCF
  4. 16 points
    Perhaps they struggle with the English portion of the SAT?
  5. 16 points
    It's the world we have ceded over. We have elected officials and emplaced bureaucrats that have nothing in common with those of us they rule. We have said nothing when the crazies began to dominate our media and journalism. We are reaping what we have allowed to be sown. Sorry....going all OOBs here.
  6. 14 points
    Truly, truly going to miss seeing Coach L leading the Trojans. I'm an Indy import but he was there during the most formative times in my kid's lives. He IS the "Chatard" that both they and my family knows. His influence on the life of my children is indelible. An important part of what they are and will become is what he helped make them Seven State Championships in 14 years. That statement stands fairly alone in the history of Indiana HS football. It stands minimally in light of the future fathers he helped guide. Over half of Chatard's current State leading 13 Championships came under Coach Lorenzano's leadership. He's truly defined and left his stamp on the program. As incredible as that is, Coach L "brought a swagger" and "inspired everyone" to quote my oldest son....long since gone from Chatard. That same son, today, walks with that inspiration and swagger he got from "L". I suspect he will always walk so. Those State Championships dwindle in light of those truly, truly tough, inspired kids who swagger in his wake. Lives and generations beyond will be touched by that....long after the medals and rings fade. Coaches touch most of our lives as kids. They give us so much more than they gain...that's why they are such special people. They certainly touched and molded mine many years ago in HS and College....but much, much moreso in HS. Whatever they receive, they give back tenfold. Even so, it's a rare coach that touches the parents so deeply as well....as Coach L has done within our family...along with some other wonderful coaches at Chatard (other than Dad, perhaps the biggest male influence on my youngest son was his Freshman line coach). Though it's inadequate, all we can do is thank you Coach. Our family has a special place in our hearts and thoughts for you. Edit - apologies for the overlong post. I could have written a book, though, on his behalf.
  7. 14 points
    If you've been watching the news, you know that Wayne Township lost two of its own last week. Jamie Wells, a teacher at Rhoades Elementary, was killed in a bicycling accident, and Frank Wilson, Jr., a senior at Ben Davis High School, was killed in a car accident. Before Friday night's game, North Central had a moment of silence in honor of these two individuals. It was a very classy thing to do, and I wanted to thank Paul Loggan and the entire North Central Athletic Department for recognizing the loss of those two. I did not know either of them personally, but it's so tough any time someone is taken young and suddenly. Hug your family and appreciate your friends. Thanks again North Central.
  8. 14 points
    I would rank them as follows: 1. LCC 2. Doesn't matter....
  9. 13 points
    Here you go Stink, just for you. (Queue up Gin and Juice for full effect) With so much drama from the STC, it's kinda hard hangin' out on the TGD, but I, somehow, some way, keep coming up with relevant posts like every single day. May I say a little something on this thead dude, tell a little bit about the Braves crew? Third week o' November and the party's still jumpin' 'cause the Braves ain't done. We got 4 good kids that can run the ball, but which one has it will perplex you all. So what you gonna do? Quit? Got a pocket full of weapons and can throw the ball too. So turn off the lights and close the do', but (but what?) we do love them trophs! So we get on the bus with it, hands up, break it down, while you Tiger fans hide the kids. Rollin' down Fif-ty, with that trophy, sippin' on Gatorade, laid back. With our minds on the Title and the Title on our minds! Rollin' down Fif-ty, with that trophy, sippin' on Gatorade, laid back. With our minds on the Title and the Title on our minds!
  10. 13 points
    Hardly. But you wouldn't start a thread like this. You would start a thread talking about how New Pal's uniforms are ugly and Bloomington South's are better, but Bloomington North's were better until South and North split into two schools and Kennedy and Moriarity are the greatest and their uniforms are better than the rest of Conference Indiana's and 5A's except when they aren't, but you at least know they were prepared to win because their coaches are great and their uniforms are best.
  11. 13 points
    The parish churches that feed into Bishop Chatard will only baptize male babies if the father is sufficiently tall, muscular, and fast. There is a protocol you have to go through. Otherwise we send you over to the Presbyterian church.
  12. 12 points
    Shhhhhh Nobody cares about those facts because it doesn't sensationalize like the great sport of Football.
  13. 12 points
    SERIOUSLY?? If you cannot achieve and earn a 2.0 then NO ATHLETIC TEAM should be a priority.
  14. 12 points
    School boards do not hire and fire people. You have administration in place to do that part of the job. Your school board is in place as a system of checks and balances for your Superintendent and to make Corporation decisions. Extra curricular and teaching hiring and firing are not in their job description. However some boards show disrespect to their administration and over step their boundaries!
  15. 11 points
    The school board does not have every right to weigh in on hiring decisions. The school board's role is school policy, not administrative. The administration is responsible for interviewing and school board DOES have final say. But if the school board declines a hire, they are showing not only lack of confidence in the hire, but a lack of confidence in administration. That is a major problem. The ultimate decision to keep a coach or teacher should ultimately lie with the principal, AD, or superintendent.
  16. 11 points
    Coach Wright is 1 game away from earning his 400th career win as HC, living legend does not even come close to explain his impact at Sheridan and Indiana High School Football. I will always remember our games in 2000's with his teams. Coach Wright and his Sheridan Blackhawks will be in action this Friday looking for win #400 vs Taylor. I wanted to start this thread to express my gratitude, and congratulatory remarks to Coach Wright and the Sheridan Program. I would love to hear any great Coach Wright stories from folks out there, I know there are some doozies and I have a few of my favorite memories I will eventually share. Cheers to you Coach Wright and the Sheridan Blackhawks
  17. 11 points
    The football off season is boring. Let's shake it up! I've seen multiple posts in this forum along the lines of "...I can't believe [insert Name] from our school isn't being recruited to play [insert Position] in college." Let's take a look at one hypothetical situation, Johnny Q. Bradford is the all-conference quarterback and career passing leader for Gnaw Bone High School. He's a captain of the Football, Basketball and Baseball teams. He led his team to their first sectional win in two decades this year. (Gnaw Bone unfortunately lost a tough Regional matchup against those cheaters from Cardinal Higi HS). Johnny seems like a smart kid and gets mostly A's and B's in school. Every week since the end of the football season, at least a dozen people ask Johnny "Where are you going to play next year, John? I bet the recruiters are knocking down your door!" Even though John is the best Quarterback to come of out Gnaw Bone since Smedley Fenderson (Class of 1928) the odds still aren't good for our boy John. Here are some numbers for your perusal: Number of athletes: There are 1,088,158 athletes playing high school football on 16,047 High School teams. This means that there are roughly 16,047 (or more) starting Quarterbacks in the country About 10,000 of those starting Quarterbacks will graduate this year At least 5,000 of those graduating, starting QBs have some level of interest in playing college football Availability of positions: The average college program has no more than 6 QBs on their roster Only 1 or 2 new athletes (lets call it 1.5) are needed on per team per year to replace exiting athletes Here are the number of football teams at each level of collegiate competition:D1 FBS Teams - 126 D1 FCS Teams - 123 D2 Teams - 164 D3 Teams - 243 NAIA Teams - 79 NJCAA Teams - 67 (this is "Junior College") Total College Teams: 802 Assuming that no more than 1.5 quarterbacks per team are needed, here is an estimate on the number of quarterback athletes needed at each level of competition: D1 FBS - 189 D1 FCS - 185 D2 - 246 D3 - 365 NAIA - 119 NJCAA - 101 Total QB Athletes needed: 1,203 There are multiple theories and much wisdom about how to get Johnny recruited. This post isn't about that. It's about understanding the basic odds that he faces in playing ball at the next level. For this example, let's pretend that every high school has a pretty good quarterback and that college coaches pick their recruits by randomly drawing names out of a hat. In that scenario, here are John's odds of playing QB in college. In each case, the % chance is cumulative and includes that level of football and all levels above it. This reflects the thought that if (for example) John is willing to consider playing at D2 schools, he has 189 D1 FBS + 185 D1 FCS + 246 D2 schools that might make him an offer. Here are the raw odds:Chance of playing QB @ D1 FBS: 3.6% " @ D1 FBS or FCS: 7% " @ D1 FBS/FCS or D2: 12% " @ D1 FBS/FCS, D2 or D3: 18% " @ NCAA or NAIA: 21% " @ NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA: 23% For a variety of reasons, the odds are actually worse than this. But let's consider these "best case" or "optimistic" odds Availability of scholarships: Here's where the real bummer comes in. In Division 1 FBS not everybody gets a scholarship. There are 105 roster spots and only 85 of those guys get scholarships. Philosophies differ per school, but the difference between the 85 and the 105 number is often unproven underclassmen who work and train (and pay for school and go to class) but have no guarantee of a scholarship down the road. At lower levels there are even fewer scholarships and they are generally partial scholarships. Here are the number of scholarships per team at each level:D1 FBS - 85 Scholarships per team (all full scholarships) D1 FCS - 63 Scholarships per team (mostly partial) D2 - 36 Scholarships per team (mostly partial) D3 0 Scholarships per team NAIA 12 Scholarships per team (mostly partial) NJCAA 24 Scholarships per team (mostly partial) Expressed another way, here are the average scholarship amounts that a football athlete receives at each level: D1 FBS $17,551 D1 FCS $10,882 D2 $4,938 D3 $- NAIA $6,577 NJCAA $1,920 Said another way... some of the D1 athletes will pay for their schooling with football. Most of the rest will pay to play their college to play football. Even at the D1 level, it is estimated the value of the scholarship is worth less than being paid minimum wage for the number of hours that a college athlete will put into their sport. In summary: John's odds are not good to play D1. The scholarships aren't very substantial below D1. Stop asking him where he's going to play college ball. That is all. Thoughts?
  18. 11 points
    These guys went undefeated in Middle School!
  19. 11 points
    I wasn't at the game but rumor has it that WW was up 41-0 at half and someone yelled "what would Muda do?" Running clock half later we won 41-7. Kept it at 34.
  20. 11 points
    Clearly on a page devoted to HS Football we here are going to take notice but if it is unjust, shouldn't the attention it has drawn generated by the fact it happened to Wimmer be a good thing for all teachers.
  21. 11 points
    1994 - Urbania Giants 27 -21 over the Urbania Cowboys. Giants win by scoring on the game's final play using a trick play called "The Annexation of Puerto Rico".
  22. 10 points
    Nice article about John Harrell, it focuses on the basketball side, but the Football community owes this man a great deal of gratitude. http://www.ibj.com/articles/62140-lopresti-the-unlikely-nerve-center-of-indiana-high-school-basketball
  23. 10 points
    I don't understand this move. Granted they're independent, but the don't have to put together the schedules they do by consistently playing some of the best around in Indy and Cincinnati. IMO, stepping down to 5A is like saying they want to seriously challenge themselves in the regular season, but not in the playoffs when hardware is on the line. They'll probably run through 5A next year with an average margin of victory around 25 ppg.
  24. 10 points
    I would put significantly more value on the opinions of the coaches than the opinions of the media.
  25. 10 points
    Haha, way to introduce yourself to the forum and represent your school in a positive manner. We are working hard on the field, I think it's almost ready for you...
  26. 10 points
    They've outscored 3 opponents by 1700? Wow, how did they not get listed on the run up the score thread?
  27. 10 points
    Thank you for your service. I was US Army 86-90 but I believe we serviced so Americans can have all freedoms. Do I like the idea of players kneeling? No, but that is there right that was fought for them.
  28. 10 points
    This is the grand-daddy of all troll topics at GID, but I'll give you an honest answer. Caveats: I have the perspective of a guy who grew up and played sports in a public school and have parents and other family who are public school teachers and administrators... but now I send my kids to Catholic schools and they play sports there. I'm also 100% in favor of the success factor (with some modest changes to the current system) because although it's imperfect, I think it does smooth out some unfairness or inherent differences between private school enrollment and public school enrollment. I think the factors of success (in roughly this order) are: Discipline - My son's (Catholic) high school experience doesn't resemble what I think of as "high school" from my own public school experience. The private school kids that I come in contact with are pretty focused (for teenagers) and work harder at school and sports than my high school friends and I ever did. The corrective discipline at school is also pretty intense... e.g. kids getting suspended for things that would probably be no big deal at the school I attended. There also is a parent dynamic of "Hey kid... I'm not spending $10k+ per year for you to screw around". I can put myself back in the shoes of a public school kid and I know that the "discipline" answer can tick off people who think we're saying that the private school kids are somehow better kids. I don't think that's it at all. It's just that the environments are very different. Training and Resources - A large percentage of private school athletes seem to have access to camps, private coaches, training and year -round / travel teams that the general population may not have. Not every family in our school is wealthly, but very few seem to be genuinely "poor". I'm surprised by how many kids have a private position or skills coach, a personal trainer, a nutritionist, etc. Recruiting? I've been around CYO and Catholic High School football and I've never seen a shred of evidence for individual recruiting. I have though seen direct evidence of recruiting in public schools... growing up, my older brothers (who were excellent all-state level multiple sport athletes) were offered opportunities by coaches from a nearby schools to transfer by using a fake residence address provided by an athletic booster. That's probably a story for a different forum though. I will readily admin though that there are factors which make your typical Catholic school enrollment not have the same dynamics as public school enrollment. I think some of those factors are:CYO and other youth sports leagues - Kids that go through successful youth sports programs will tend to want to play with their friends in high school. Opportunity to play - I've seen some examples of kids (including non-Catholic kids) that probably would have been 2nd string athletes at a larger public school (Carmel, Fishers, HSE, etc) who probably transfer in to have an opportunity to be a starter. Think about it... you could make a pretty darn good 2A or 3A sports team out of kids that are sitting the bench, playing JV or only getting garbage minutes at a 5A or 6A program. Tradition - Kids want to go somewhere where they have a good chance to win. Choice - Private schools are inherently schools of choice... if you want something different than your local default school offers (including the chance to win a state championship?), private schools are set up as schools that you can easily transfer to in in 9-12 grade. Now... keep in mind that everything isn't sunshine and roses at private schools. Facilities - With only a few exceptions (e.g. Brebeuf's weight training facilities) private school sports facilities don't tend to be very good. Indeed, remember that two of the Indianapolis Catholic powerhouse schools don't even have a home field. $ - I've heard that nobody is coaching for the money. That's going to be even more true at a Catholic school where the teaching salary and coach extracurricular $ is consistently less than the surrounding public schools.
  29. 10 points
    Sad, definitely. But a 9 yr. old collapsing after a " light non-contact practice" smacks of some sort of a congenital condition that could just as easily have occurred when he was playing in the backyard or on the playground at recess. I'll be interested to see if you post anything when the cause of death is determined.
  30. 10 points
    I hope they have better things to do with their lives than trolling on message boards written by middle aged men about high school football... Sadly, this is a solid source of entertainment for me.
  31. 10 points
    13 deaths out of how many million kids playing? Also were they directly related to football or was their another health issue that contributed to it? How many kids have died doing other activities? I bet more kids have died on school buses going to school....bottom line is their is risk in everything we do. Basketball it just takes one undercut on a fast break and the kid can hit his head on the floor. Kid from a school near us was lifelined because of it...Baseball youth teams have had kids hit in chest by pitch and die. I am not trying justify anything here just pointing out their is so many things kids can do and be hurt or killed while doing it. Farming kills 300 children a year. Wonder why we don't hear about it in the media???
  32. 10 points
    I'm not sure what YOUR intention is on posting this, but my opinion has been clear. ANY sport causes chance for injury or even death. I feel awful that such a travesty has occurred in the US, and I pray that the families find peace in the matter. However, if we stopped doing EVERYTHING that has caused a person to pass, then our choices of any extracurricular activities would be extremely limited. Again, it's up to the coaches to translate safety to players. Hard hitting will always be a part of the game, doing it correctly is the part we need to work harder at. This post seems to be attacking football supporters for supporting a sport in which kids have passed. Does this mean we need to stop supporting our kids swimming in a pool/lake? Do we need to not let our infants/toddlers take baths? Many have passed doing these things. But, these things can be prevented by taking proper precaution, which is what we are trying to do with our new rules (EVERY YEAR) and upgraded equipment! I'm not trying to provoke any arguments. Simply stating my opinion. Have a blessed week everybody and enjoy FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!
  33. 9 points
    Says arguably the most prolific posting user on a website catered specifically for extracurricular activities. Go figure.
  34. 9 points
    It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to Jim Daily, a long time member of our Pioneer football family who passed Monday morning after an unexpected heart attack on Friday. A 1980 Pioneer graduate, Jim had never played football himself, but joined the youth staff in 2000 when his middle son Evan (2010 graduate) began playing, grabbed onto the details of the wing-T that then head coach Mike Johnson taught, and made a huge impact in our youth program, coaching 13 seasons from 2000 thru 2012. Those efforts in youth league are still filtering thru our Varsity program yet today. In addition, Jim volunteered as our video man, filming from on top of press boxes in wind and rain and cold for the last 15 seasons and counting, of which he was named All-State video man by Pioneer coaches for his quality of work (I'm sure many of our opponents can vouch for our film quality they saw when scouting us). Jim really enjoyed the success of the 2014 and 2016 IHSAA State Runner-Up teams, and filmed those from high above Lucas Oil Stadium. Jim was a tremendous supporter of every kid that passed through our system, and he eagerly awaited watching the Panthers compete the next 2 years in particular. Jim was a great man who volunteered many, many hours for the benefit of the program, and he will be truly missed by all of his football family. God bless Jim and let his sudden passing be a reminder to all of us that everyday is a blessing in itself, so make the most of each and every one!
  35. 9 points
    I can confirm The TW will be remaining with the Indianapolis Fire Department and not heading to Bishop Chatard.
  36. 9 points
    I dont care what anyone says, but seeing the 60 and 70 and 80 year olds still coming out to High School football games is where it is at. No matter what KingTut, you personify what high school football is all about. The days you cant come to a game will be a sad day in high school football. Anyone dedicated enough to a program to come out for that long is someone I would want supporting the team.
  37. 9 points
    I will be the first to personally apologize for my role in getting this thread into the dumpster. 21 Banners, I apologize for attacking you and your intelligence level. That was immature on my part. I get tired of a lot of the same narrative about LCC and fans always looking to jump overboard if anyone even sarcastically takes a shot at the Knights. You have a tremendous program, one that 99.9% of the state would love to be a part of or match in success level. Be proud of it, you don't always have to start firing back even if the shots are meant to be serious. The play on the field is so loud I can't hear what you are saying anyway. Most people will admit they are jealous of the success LCC has had, which leads to the hate. Now, the thing I hate more than anything is the enrollment argument and complaints by LCC fans looking for some kind of sympathy or something...When you play in 1A ball and have players like Anthrop, Cronk, Denhart, George, etc. etc. you are going to win regardless of your enrollment. I've said it a hundred times and I will always believe it. I have seen 5A schools with 5x the number of students as LCC not have 4 athletes the size and talent level as those 4 I named. The LCC coaching staff is tremendous as well and would put a competitive team on the field even without athletes at that level. Would they dominate the state? Probably not, I am a firm believer in it being about the Jimmy's and Joe's over the X's and O's. I can draw up an offense right now that is schematically better than any defense you put on the field, but without the players it simply won't work. LCC also has the benefit of great feeder programs in youth ball and junior high ball that prepare their athletes for what is going to be expected of them if they want to succeed at the varsity level. That is huge, again I have seen 5A programs that do not have this luxury. These 2 areas are where I believe LCC and Linton are similar. Both coaching staffs are great. Both youth programs and junior high programs are great. Would I say one is better or worse than the other? No. I have no way of measuring that as I haven't experienced LCC's youth programs first hand or seen their coaching staff in action in the offseason or in practice. But I know they are both great examples for their players and great mentors of the game. Now, am I saying Linton is as good of a program as LCC? Absolutely not. Nobody in their right mind would say that is true. Linton doesn't have the athletes LCC has, plain and simple. They don't have the same level of success, although Linton has been a very good program for a very long time and has a lot to be proud of in their hillbilly neck of the woods. Everybody has room for improvement, Linton and LCC included. Linton just has a little bit more improving to do in order to get to the LCC level. Now, for the love of God, can we just enjoy the rest of the season and hope that the 2 best 1A teams in the state meet week 15 and play a helluva game whether it be Linton, LCC, Pioneer, West Washington, Lutheran, Fountain Central, or whomever? *disclaimer: nothing in this post was meant to be in anyway disrespectful towards any high school athletic programs in the state of Indiana.
  38. 9 points
    Cheering wildly for a nice tackle or hit when clearly converting 3rd or 4th down.
  39. 9 points
  40. 9 points
    I was on a first name basis with several teachers paddles. Thank you for your service.
  41. 9 points
    When are administrators going to get a back bone and tell these little ....... I am sick of the threat of litigation by adults, who don't know how to raise a decent, respectable human being.
  42. 9 points
    Please add the University of Louisville to this list. What they did to Florida State was straight dirty!
  43. 9 points
    In the hopes to bringing awareness to teams that aren't quite up to the level of their opponents, the IHSAA should allow more practice time for teams that lose in the previous week by >35. This list has been forwarded to the IHSAA, to hopefully open their eyes to the need to allow these teams to improve themselves. Please sign our Change.org petition. This weeks list includes: Alexandria(2A) Benton Central(3A) Bloomington North(5A) Bluffton(2A) Brown County(3A) Caston(1A) Clarksville(2A) Covington(1A) Edgewood(4A) Elkhart Memorial(5A) Elwood(2A) Evansville Bosse(4A) Franklin Central(6A) Frontier(1A) Indianapolis Broad Ripple(2A) Indianapolis Marshall(3A) Jennings County(4A) Lawrence Central(6A) Leo(4A) Martinsville(5A) McCreary Central(Ky.) Mount Vernon (Fortville)(4A) Noblesville Home School North Daviess(1A) North Judson(1A) North Vermillion(1A) Norwell(3A) Oldenburg Academy(1A) Pike(6A) River Forest(2A) Rochester(2A) Salem(3A) South Bend Clay(4A) South Bend Riley(4A) South Bend Washington(4A) South Dearborn(4A) Springs Valley(1A) Taylor(2A) Triton(1A) Turkey Run(1A) Union City(1A) Western(4A)
  44. 9 points
    And the helmet logo would simply say: DEEZ
  45. 9 points
    It is true. We met with our team yesterday, Monday, December 7, and informed them that we coaches, Tim Hunter, Terry Nobbe, Steve Ollier, Mike Ploeger and I, are retiring. We had decided it was our last before the season started. We've loved our 20 years guiding Batesville football. We're going out on the best of terms. I've loved the relationships with players, my fellow coaches, other staff and opposing coaches. My life is richer for the experience. Batesville football has been a blessing. Eric Heppner
  46. 9 points
    You are getting upset about people talking about the past, but the last two games for Linton everybody has been talking about the hump the miners couldn't get over and you never got upset about that? If the miners had as good as succes winning state like LCC has I would be talking about it just as other miner fans would. Also if Linton had beat power house teams like WL or pioneer I'm sure that would get thrown into the conversation too. I feel all this information is pretty relevant I don't know what you're getting "disgusted" about.
  47. 9 points
    If I were savvy enough I would provide the link to Monty Python's "Holy Grail" for the scene featuring the quote, "Help! Help! I am being repressed!" Is anybody as tired as I am of fans of teams declaring they are being disrespected? They wear it like some sort of badge of honor. It's not just crappy teams or underdogs that beg and whine for it...and gleefully prostrate themselves. Recently I saw a fan of a team that is either No. 1 or 2 in most every idi@t AP or Coaches Poll (lest anyone question my truly high regard for both these polls) and No. 1 in Sagarins declaring (after they had mauled the No. 2 team in Sagarin) that maybe they might FINALLY get some respect. Seriously? Really? It's just really, really.........tiresome. Either you are a charlatan or have some self-esteem problems to proudly declare it. Both equally worse. I thought football was about a culture of success and not playing the victimization card like so much of society is today. Equally as bad is the quote, "well, I guess our team just shouldn't bother to show up on Friday" or some such repetitive nonsensical variant of that. Please, at least think of some interesting or witty way to say it no matter how truly tired and frayed the message is. That, at least, I might enjoy. If you are a crappy team or an underdog, well....just win. Respect will follow....despite the fact that many top teams (several still playing) drone on and on about being disrespected. Am I the only person that is more than a little tired of this?
  48. 9 points
    I wonder how many young lives have been saved because they were playing football instead of drinking and driving, shooting smack, running with a gang of thugs, etc. No way to tell. But I would bet football has saved more lives than it's taken ... probably by a wide margin.
  49. 9 points
    This is why we're glad to play Linton and their class act school and programs. This here is respect at a high level http://wthitv.com/2015/09/10/linton-selling-t-shirts-in-support-of-hollowell-and-north-vermillion/
  50. 9 points
    ran this one just for fun on Calpreps... Soldier Field [2015] Lafayette Central Catholic (Lafayette, IN) 38, [1985] Chicago Bears (Chicago, IL) 3