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      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired  James Broyles Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Michael Torgerson Hired Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Jeremy Reynolds Hired Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired Indianapolis Washington :  ?    Steve Moorman Hired Indianapolis Attucks: ?   Ibrahim Tawfeek Hired

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  1. 4 points
    This argument drives me crazy. Columbus East doesn’t have super water to create these athletes. Part of being a great coach is to run a great program in all aspects and that’s what Gaddis does. Floyd Central has in the past had several big kids who start playing as Freshmen and aren’t there as Juniors and Seniors. Several transfer to play elsewhere or quit. I know what’s coming next is the “well it was too hard for them.” I’m not here to explain why they lose several every year but it’s not that simple. In my opinion if Gaddis has the same talent as the other team right now he’s still up 2 touchdowns on anyone in the HHC. It’s disrespectful and wrong to just say he wins every year because of better talent. That’s on the other schools. Figure it out and find a way to be competitive.
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  3. 4 points
    Live webcast with Greg Rakestraw and Lance Scheib on the call will be shown here... https://www.iscsportsnetwork.com/videos/2018-ifca-north-south-football-game As for watered down, I have 2 comments on that. 1) My oldest son was at Illinois State for summer school and summer conditioning after his senior year. He asked Coach Spack if he could go to the North-South week/game and he encouraged it. I realize Illinois State is not Ohio State, but I'm not sure how many of those top players WANT to play in it, or even ASK if they can. Obviously, there is some concern by the colleges of injury, which is understandable. 2) I personally choose not to focus on who is NOT there, rather attend and celebrate the kids who ARE there! They have all earned it, let them enjoy the moment, and just go support them! Other than the storm delayed shortened game in 2015, I have not heard of a player comment on a negative experience ever. It's a great week to be part of regardless if some top players are not there. Also, remember, this All-Star game is a representative All-Star game, meaning it's not just the best players period. It's the best players with respect to region, school, class, and position. So chances are you would never have the top 30 players in the state make the rosters even if they could play.
  4. 4 points
    A tremendous football family. Week 1 will be tough one for Momma Kirschner !!
  5. 3 points
    https://247sports.com/Season/2020-Football/RecruitRankings/?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool&Position=OC #1 Josh Fryar Beech Grove #5 Gus Hartwig Zionsville
  6. 3 points
    Western's Tyler Knepley and West Lafayette's Luke Staton were selected by their teammates as captains of the North All-Star team! Congrats to them, the Hoosier Conference is well represented!
  7. 3 points
    Yeah, but that’s too much of a hike to take on if the DAC is option. I think they need each other. The thought of going independent for football may sound intriguing, but that’s a scheduling nightmare for the AD. The DAC needs Penn to remind them how to play football. Maybe Penn winning the Duneland every year would put a fire into the bellies of some of those dormant programs.
  8. 3 points
    WHEWWWW!! Only took 1 page to get the good talk going, and didn’t even take me to spark the fire!! LOL
  9. 2 points
    HMM ... I guess you did not read the tile of this thread.
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    Picture for the cover of courier and press football preview had QB theme. Weitop from Reitz is in the picture. Any truth to rumor he’s not playing QB this year? Not sure why the courier and press wouldn’t just pick the best senior players in area for the cover every year. Combs kid is the best football player in SW Indiana and it’s not close.
  12. 2 points
    A couple of pictures Coach posted on Twitter the past couple of days. Seems like a ton of work to be ready for the scrimmage on august 10th.
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  14. 2 points
    Having an easy Sectional most certainly helped CG win that State title in 2015. Also, your post showed a lack of objectivity.
  15. 2 points
    Been a lot of undefeated state champs , Doesn't mean you should be considered with the greats of all time (top 5 ) . Both of bhss big school titles were undefeated yet i would not place them in the top ten best teams of all time . I would consider bhss' 1998 a top 15 of all time . It could be one of those 4A teams from pre success factor years may belong. There are a lot of years/teams to consider , Penn , Carmel , Snider and a few others have had some dominant teams. Your criteria may be that CG went undefeated in the MIC that's why they should be on the list. In 15' BD was 6-5, Warren 8-4, Lawrence C. 3-7, Pike 4-6, Carmel 10-3 Not an outstanding season for the mic.
  16. 2 points
    I have good information that the NLC invited Mishawaka only to be a doormat for the rest of the NLC powerhouses in all 19 varsity sports in which we attempt to compete. I hope some of the "lesser" NLC schools allow us to score a point in a game/match/meet or two. I'm not sure we should even field a baseball or wrestling team in 2020. It all seems so hopeless....
  17. 2 points
    Penn and EC would be better served to join the SAC than the DAC. Much better overall competition and they take their football much more seriously in Fort Wayne than they do in The Region The SAC produces much better athletes - talent than the DAC does. And it sits in prime recruiting ground between ND, OSU, MSU and UM. Great place for Penn and EC athletes to get maximum exposure. Penn would see Snider, Homestead, Caroll, Dwenger and Luers every year. That beats the crap out of what the DAC currently has to offer.
  18. 2 points
    PENN will dominate any Northern Indiana conference they join.
  19. 2 points
    "“I think many of the staff members from previous years will come back to serve on the staff because there probably won’t be as much of the demand from the time standpoint and it probably won’t be quite as strenuous." That looks like the head coach wanted to put more time in than the assistants. Ooh, a downvote. Someone help me out on my reading comprehension skills, Downvoteman!
  20. 2 points
    Sounds like a difficult situation all the way round. I have always had a lot of respect for Coach Getts and the programs he coached at Wayne and Bellmont when I was up in Fort Wayne. We played some intense Columbia City-Bellmont games in that time period. I always admired how he would have his 3A Bellmont teams competitive in a conference with 4A and 6A teams, and then often go on a run in the playoffs. Best of luck in the future Coach.
  21. 2 points
    I was at Enlow in '08. Love the facility......hated the outcome. Maybe the coldest game I ever sat (stood) through. As regards 4A, didn't Central lose their primary tailback and his brother? I watched the Central v. East Central (who have a lot returning) game last year and it just seemed like EC controlled the 2nd half. Right now, to me, Memorial has to be looked upon as the favorite in 3A. Frankly, I would argue that the 3A State Championship last year was likely determined in the Sectional 32 Championship game.
  22. 2 points
    It’s our approach that every level from 7th to JV is critical. It’s how we rural public schools have to play the game to have even a glimmer of hope against the P/Ps. Guess we just come from two different worlds.
  23. 2 points
    Wow! Henderson County better start having closed practices....lol. Just kidding!
  24. 2 points
    Snider is a football school and the unfortunate truth is that the SAC alone doesn't prep Snider for the Indy big boys. It would be nice to drop a couple of teams and pick Penn and Cathedral back up. Yes they are. 6A is comprised of 32 schools and Snider is one of the best 15 teams EVERY year, Top 10 most years, and Top 5 some years. 6A needs Snider, and quite frankly, playing Carmel in the regionals is just a bit more intriguing than playing Westfield. No offense to the Shamrocks, but Snider/Carmel goes back almost four decades. Kinda like the 2004 team? Yeah, I agree with that statement. But they've made it to the state game (big boy class) 6 times. Won once, blew one, and fell to the injury bug in another. IMO, Snider was the best team in the state 4 times when the were in the biggest divison...........'87, '92, '97, & '04. It's special when Snider puts together one of those teams. And there is nothing better than taking down a Carmel, Penn, Ben Davis, or Warren Central. I would love to see a voluntary bump up to 6A for good.
  25. 2 points
    I think everyone is just going by what the article said. Pretty much about the assistant coaches not the players. No need to prove it. Getts has a proven track record. I'm pretty sure there are a few here that could say what went down. As a fan do you know, or what you were told? I'm pretty sure Coach Getts will coach again. No desire to retire from what I was told. As far as proving it, I'm pretty sure Coach Getts has plenty of text messages from the players to prove whose a fool.
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  27. 1 point
    A big thanks to Hanover and their coaching staff for putting on an excellent team camp.
  28. 1 point
    It should come down to CN and Southport for the title. They both have excellent QB's and will have more skilled talent than anyone else in the conference. Not sure about CN's line, but was thinking they return several. Southport may be hurting on that front unless there's a lot of improvement and/or growth. They lost two good ones to graduation and there was a big fall off after that. THN may be the sleeper. BHSS looked more like pre-Mo BHSS last year and didn't seem to have that same level of confidence. I'd expect a great coach to get the most out of what he has but I think that's less this year than were used to. THS and BHSN round it out but I think they'll both have marginal success and should win a few games. The Circle City schedule merger I think is great and should work well for both conferences creating some intriguing match ups but I don't see them ever combining conferences especially if this format works. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
  29. 1 point
    Always a great way to really head into Football Season: IFCA North South All Star Game. I believe their is a FREE youth clinic on Friday prior to the game, t shirts and game ticket included: https://twitter.com/bkgaddis/status/1016439122024689671 Service Awards and other awesome acknowledgements throughout the evening Check out Seniors from this past year one last time!! I believe kickoff is 7 pm https://ifca.net/north-south-all-star-game/ Practice schedule this week local articles: JC: WL LB Luke Stanton https://www.jconline.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/07/10/west-lafayette-grad-luke-staton-gambles-himself-purdue-football-walk-spot/771913002/ Pioneer Jason Merch: http://www.pharostribune.com/sports/local_sports/article_9d2394fb-ea0e-57ee-94a8-d36469de111f.html
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  31. 1 point
    Does the North team always have the East sidelines here? Also, great placement of the lift for filming no one on the visitor side can see the scoreboard. other than that it has been entertaining.
  32. 1 point
    Add to B. South’s problem that the two guys that started at qb last year are gone. One graduated and one moved to Florida.
  33. 1 point
    Can't speak for the others, but taking over a Clarksville program that went 5-5 with 3 losses by 9 points or less doesn't seem to qualify as a pathetic dumpster fire. Seems the real challenge would be trying to turn Clarksville around now.
  34. 1 point
    Really enjoyed the Pat Shanley interview, and especially his thoughts on the Jeff- WL season opener. He said they are expecting 7000-10000 for that game. Wow! What a way to open the season. Lafayette area football really taking some major steps forward With regards to the all star game, a nice event but the college coaches have really watered this down by forcing the best players to skip the game. I dont think there is an Indiana top 30 recruit playing in this game. From a spectator standpoint, fans used to come to this event to watch indiana's best high school players. Now the game is more like a collection of All Conference players from around the state . Good fun for the players and coaches, but not a strong draw from a fan perspective.
  35. 1 point
    Lake Central High School went thru a referendum several years ago and decided against splitting in to two high schools, due mainly to construction costs and the expense of fully staffing two large high schools. It costs over $200M to build a full size modern high school these days. Can you imagine the replacement cost for THS and THN?
  36. 1 point
    Not real sure what to expect from Coach Salters and company in 2018. One would probably anticipate a drop off after losing a great senior class, including two D1 skill players and some of their best linemen. That may be the case in some facets of their game. They do however return several key contributors at WR, RB, OL, and DB positions. The biggest question for me will be spots on the defensive front 7. What I don't expect to see is a total collapse like we've seen in the past, following a successful campaign the previous year. There were encouraging signs last season, from a fundamental standpoint in particular, that lead me believe that it wasn’t a fluke because of talent. I have full confidence this coaching staff can produce a winning season in 2018. One thing I know for sure is that for the first time in over a decade, numbers are on the rise. Rumor has it they will be able to field a freshman team again which is UGE. There is a lot of enthusiasm running through the program right now!
  37. 1 point
    He looks good for an incoming freshman. Depending on his competition and how he improved this offseason, I probably wouldn’t give him the nod though. But that’s just on that short video I watched. Didn’t overly impress me. HS is a whole different ballgame than grade school. He looks like he could be a very talented QB in the next few years. I’m assuming they got his grades from a camp? Curious to see negatives and not just positives. And to end I’ll add that I loved to hear the one cameraman say “that’s really good” on every throw lol.
  38. 1 point
    Common sense isn’t usually around when you need it but adding C. North and the two Bloomington schools to HHC makes all kind of sense. Geographically and traditional rivals of the past makes good sense. It also allows any of the bottom dewellers of the HHC an opportunity to make a decision on their future and leave if it’s best for them.
  39. 1 point
    That's a great squad, and if they are not #5, probably #6. In all honesty, I am probably biased as a Ben Davis grad/fan, but I tried to break up that 17, 02, 91 block with another school and couldn't find one that, in my mind, would have been considered more dominate. Mule's right, could be a 4A team prior to success factors in the discussion too. Sorry Grover, that 15 team was good but not 06 Warren and 17 BD good. Not sure they would've handled 02 James Banks either. Maybe closer to 91, 98 BHSS, 92 Snider. A lot of teams go undefeated to win state - not the litmus test for me. Although, all on my top 5 were undefeated.
  40. 1 point
    One of the likely "unspoken" truths about this whole move is the likelihood that Mishawaka desperately wanted to distance itself from Penn The departure of Bart Curtis, the new stadium improvements and the move to a new conference indicate a break with the past and a look into the future. I would not be too surprised to see Mishawaka keep Penn off its schedule going forward after the conference move is completed.
  41. 1 point
    It's a delicate situation. As far as drawing local kids, there are some in the area that long to go to CMA. However, the yearly tuition plus the rigorous admission standards do exclude most of those that are interested. There is a common misconception that only "rich, trust fund" type of kids attend here. That is not the case. There are many on scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford the opportunity. Don't get me wrong, there are rich families that send their kids here but that is not the majority. Those that work in the Culver Community system are aware of which kids will be attending CMA due to a parent working there. Many in the community do not understand that so they automatically assume that CMA is poaching kids. As you have stated, a very small percentage of kids born and raised in Culver/Marshall County end up at CMA. Sports wise, many local schools will not play against CMA anymore due to the antics of a former basketball coach. He had visions of turning CMA into a prep school for sports and felt he could be above the law in "recruiting" athletes to come here. Many local schools also are involved in conferences so they don't have room on the schedule for CMA. The relationship between Community and CMA is strained at best. The people of Culver Community and CMA live as neighbors and attend the same community events. They just have a difference of opinion as far as sports. Not sure why as they don't compete against each other football (since 1988 I think) or basketball (since '07/'08). Many would like to see the 2 sides come together and support each other but I don't see that happening for a long time, if ever. It's like a rivalry but the weird thing is, they don't play each other.
  42. 1 point
    Or maybe the Head Coach doesn't know how to treat people. Programs at Wayne and Bellmont were all on the way down after the coach was there. No one to coach with him! Good story!
  43. 1 point
    Central wins it maybe splits between memorial. Central is far more athletic than ppl give them credit for. Memorial has very very little depth. Memorial air raid will be difficult to stop, but Central maybe the only team with the speed to run with them! Just like last yrs game I witnessed first hand.
  44. 1 point
    Ah yes, the infamous recruiting topic. Gotta say I’m a little disappointed it didn’t start a few month earlier. As for the conference I’d say that pic represents it well. Memorial, Central, and Reitz are really the only ones you need to watch. MD and Castle might have a little push and cause a commotion but I don’t see anything happening with them.
  45. 1 point
    Lol nice team. Lol nice team.
  46. 1 point
    I like GS, HH, and SR. All solid programs. Really don’t know much about each teams depth or skill positions. I’m going to pick HH strictly based on starters returning. That would obviously be an upset considering what GS and SR accomplished last season. Especially with the Raiders coming off a state title.
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    Here's a nice aerial view of the progress on the BC field. Photo cred to Drew Markel.
  49. 1 point
    Let's play four at Lucas Oil with our top four teams playing the best of Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. Two on Friday and two on Saturday.
  50. 1 point
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