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  1. Freshman teams are critically important. Not so much about learning Varsity schemes or winning games as they are about keeping kids involved and loving the game. Kids can change a ton between Freshman and Senior year (or even Sophomore year). The important thing is keeping them involved and letting them grow into the game.
  2. Personally, I think this game is absolutely a toss-up if played 2-4 years ago. New Pal was just that good. No idea how it goes down this year. That said, Center Grove is consistently winning with a school of 2,200-2,400 kids against schools twice their size in 6A. New Pal is roughly that much smaller against CG and seems extremely well coached (even if unmerciful against inferior opponents).
  3. My guess is that $ help prevent it. I've pumped in my minuscule contribution (I know you have as well....not saying yours is minuscule, btw....seems way to personal).
  4. Its a year to year thing. Indiana just three years ago produced the first Pro-Bowl Rookie Dallas had in roughly 40 years (drafted in lieu of Johnny Football). Been a Pro-Bowler every year since. Barring injury, a quite possible Hall of Fame career. I wouldn't get to bent out of shape about any given year. Talent varies.
  5. I always respect your thoughts and insights but that seems a bit unfair as regards Dan Jones (Gawwd knows he doesn't need me to speak up for him). Even so, he's certainly not invested as to parochials...or anyone else. I've, over the years, considered him perhaps the best non-partisan (and the bluntest) observer in central Indiana. He has often made me squirm uncomfortably as regards his observations in reference to parochials/privates but he is generally spot on...and ultimately...quite often painfully... fair. BTW, he picked the rise of New Pal well before those of us not associated with the school did....and oft-defended them as regards certain accusations about running up the score (I obviously don't always agree with him but truly respect his opinion and give it great weight). The ever eternal Cathedral/Roncalli Sectional pairing is always expected whenever their classes might meet. Whether wrong or right this particular year, the inevitability of it is simply tiresome...and a strange coincidence that always "just" seems to happen.
  6. I haven't really paid as much attention to the pairings as I have in year's past so its hard to judge this Sectional in a total context. I anticipated a Sectional with Chatard, Brebeuf, Guerin AND Ritter in it....seemed like too big an opportunity for the IHSAA to resist. I was disappointed. As regards this particular Sectional, there are natural rivals with Chatard and Ritter (though for some obscure reason they are not playing each other this year...continues to baffle me) both being Archdiocese schools. Broad Ripple has historically been the home field for Chatard - second only to Broad Ripple....and the greatest football field in Indiana history - at least to old school Chatard players and fans. Both schools are, literally, a 10 minute walk from each other. Manual and Northwest are both metro schools. The only questionable schools are Indian Creek and Rushville as regards proximity. Rushville is certainly the farthest. Without looking at the current class sizes, Greensburg (assuming they are still 3A) is certainly a closer drive. Its not a perfect Sectional but I can see some sense behind it. Chatard historically has seemed to move from east to west of Indy in Sectional play...but always part of the South.
  7. Looking forward to the "new generation" in the North and South Archdiocese. I am excited and absolutely optimistic as regards their futures. They both have an INCREDIBLE legacy they are following and I wish them both the best.....and continued success. Some continued epic North/South battles are in store for those of us who love watching.
  8. I'm not sure that bothers me quite as much since Chatard in recent years has generally tried to schedule teams in the regular season starting with those 3A conference/Catholic teams but generally has focused more recently on those teams in and out out State from 4A through 6A in size and has only made exceptions for Archdiocesan Scecina (who discontinued the series after 2010) and 2A (now 3A) Ritter who has regretfully just cancelled the series (per their Coach's directive as I am lead to believe.....though I am quite open to correction...and would welcome a knowledgeable correction...and am awaiting it......hopefully....I want to be wrong about this.....please, tell me I am wrong....please....since it took so long to get this series back on the books.....I'm begging here.....tell me this series wasn't cancelled because of.....ohhh...well). No doubt an LCC/Chatard game would be welcomed by many (and undoubtedly LCC plays WELL above class) BUT I'd be a LOT more excited about an LCC game if they joined the Circle City Conference. Otherwise, if I were the AD, it would be a push to schedule that game. I'd be looking for an Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky 5A/6A equivalent school if I can't get that game in state. Honest to God, I'd love to see an annual regular season game against GS (really would love that game annually), Reitz, Mater Dei, Castle or Heritage Hills in SW Indiana. I really like the recent East Central (I really like this game....thanks Roncalli) game Chatard plays in Southeast Indiana since EC seems to generally be the king in the southeast part of the state. NE Indiana appears to be off limits these days due to the SAC schedule of those teams.
  9. A prospective game for the ages. A battle. Much like the Antarctic game (thank God) just a couple years past for the blue....and it was for the blue.
  10. I haven't looked at the schedule but assume Week 5 is the week that opened when Ritter dropped Chatard off the schedule - which is unfortunate for both.
  11. Agreed. If 5A is as good the next 2 years as it was the last 2, it won't be a walkover for anyone.
  12. Footballking16 - I, for the most part, agree with most of the points you are making. With that, though, I just don't think last year's team is the best evidence of the inability of a 4A team to compete pound for pound/player for player with the top end of 6A. There were (I believe) 8 D1 players - almost 40% of the starters (yes, I know there were injuries). The balance of the remaining starters are likely all legit DIII and some DII candidates if they should so choose. That's likely a better mix of depth and quality than you will find in the biggest schools in their best years. Sometimes teams just don't mesh despite having all the pieces...even superior pieces. Sometimes kids are looking to the next level - it happens. I just don't think it was a depth problem last year. Frankly, I wonder if the staff wouldn't say the same thing in a moment of candor...or over a beer or two at the K of C.
  13. There is always an economy of scale that will favor size as to pure economics ...but that doesn't necessarily mean those economies apply in their ability to educate the bulk of students who have to attend by state mandate. Yes, returns always diminish but just what are the "returns" being sought? It may be more of a "mission" question. What is the actual goal? That said, (as an example) at the University of Carmel (The "U") you likely have access to more foreign language classes and a better observatory than 9/10s of the colleges in the country....if you utilize it (or can). In the end, my guess is it has equally to do with Tom or Jane at The "U" getting little blue rings and beating one's chest as it does to any commitment to providing the most cost efficient education to the "masses" in preparation for college. But hey...I'm just a Southern Indiana small town public school redneck monkey pounding a keyboard........and occasionally words come out. WTF do I know?
  14. Wow....just wow. I only just saw this. Lot's of changes in the Archdiocese this year. Congrats to Coach Scifres.
  15. They've hired Coach Junction Boy to scout the various public school playgrounds armed with Bit O' Honey bars and the prospect of better high school lunches.