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EasyEJay

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  1. ???IFCA poll???

    Or Covenant Christian their name is right above alphabetically I know its only their 3rd year of eligibility but they are 5-0.
  2. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 6

    Beech Grove Ritter Scecina Speedway Park Tutor
  3. Shades of Monrovia vs Ritter thread circa 2009!!!!
  4. People are starting to hear of Sampson James Avon Jr running back racked up 175+ yards vs Brownsburg and has an offer from IU (won't be the last Big10 school to offer him) Closing in on 700 yards and has had 100+ yards in 4 out 5 games this year including 140+ yards vs the stout BD Defense was really impressive in that game. He also has added 11 total TD's
  5. My argument was the last 3 years which Monrovia has a state title and 3 straight semi-state appearances, All in all the resumes are just about the dead even both have 4 semi state appearances and 1 state title. Ill admit 11,12,13 were really down years for Monrovia, but 2008 lost sectional title to speedway (had 6 senior on the entire team) 2009 State runner-up (little bit closer game with Luers.....) 2010 Second round of sectionals lost to (North Put State Runner-up) 2011 second round lost to Paoli 2012 first and only time Monrovia has lost a first round sectional game since 2005 2013 Second round to Ritter (state Champ) 2014 Semi state loss to Mater Dei 2015 State Champs 2016 Semi State loss to Ritter (state champ and beat them week #1) obviously the further back you go Monrovia resume gets watered down as is the case with most public schools that go through natural swings in talent, especially if you don't have a program mentality thankfully Monrovia does and will remain a solid program, we can argue all day over who had the better program over a period of 5 years and it would switch hands back and forth, but again my original argument was the last 3 years, its my opinion and didn't mean an offense to the wonderful and tradition packed program you run a RCHS I'm sure you will be a strong state contender IMO the "slightly" weaker 2A this year
  6. So your saying Monrovia and Ritter wouldn't make 2A a tougher classification right now because of Tipton, RCHS and Linton? I never said 2A didn't have some good teams, ill grant you that Monrovia maybe doesn't make 2A stronger because of their now 2 losses to 2A ranked teams and the loss of RB Dalton Smith for the year, however Ritter alone achieves this because they are a top 5 3A team and would be be the hands down #1 team in 2A already handled Linton and are as high as #2 in 3A. Thats comparing apples to oranges, Again my argument was the last 3 years and from top to bottom Monrovia and Ritter have been more dominant programs than those 3 and arguably the two most dominate programs in 2A. So despite gaining Tipton, Linton, and RCHS, losing Monrovia and Ritter makes 2A ill compromise to "slightly weaker" instead.
  7. Part of this can be contributed to Monrovia and Ritter moving up to 3A because of the success rule, even tho the Bulldogs aren't off to a great start this year, Ritter and Monrovia have traded off the last two state titles in this class, Monrovia has been to 3 straight semi-state games and Ritter has made it to State 3 out of the last 5 years arguably the 2 most dominate schools in 2A the last 3 years are no longer in the class.
  8. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 5

    Beech Grove, Ritter, Roncalli, Lutheran, Monrovia, TC, Northwest, South Decatur
  9. Both Avon and Brownsburg bounced back nicely after their week #2 losses to the MIC both teams are in a similar position as they were when they met last year which turned into a slug fest. I would expect more of the same this year, however Avon will have the atmosphere on its side should be electric especially with the new turf. Despite the fact that Brandon Peters nor Hunter Johnson is playing in this game the communities will still be plenty fired up! They now play for a traveling trophy in all sports named after the B&O (Bulldog & Oriole) trail that connects the two towns. Should be a fun one no doubt!
  10. Jaylen Smith my Jr. year in the 2A state title game, although he was only a Freshman Kenny Mullen got most of the carries both D1 players. Hank Spencer at full back from North Putnam gets an honorable mention considering we went on to have a pretty impressive career at Mount Union starting all four years for the Raiders.
  11. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 4

    Lutheran BG Monrovia Park Tutor Ritter Guerin NV Indian Creek
  12. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 4

    Lutheran BG Monrovia Park Tutor Ritter Guerin NV Indian Creek
  13. If you had ever had Dawg House pizza you wouldn't suggest Zydecos, lol plus both Dawg House and Main Street offer you more bang for your buck, went to Zydeco's about 2 months ago and it was over priced for the amount of food and service wasn't that good. Atmosphere and food was good but not anything you couldn't get at Yatz for a quarter of the price. Linton fans will really appreciate the nostalgia of the small town restaurants in Main Street and Dawg House can't go wrong with either one!
  14. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 3

    Ritter Monrovia Scecina BG Lutheran Edinburgh JC
  15. IFCA Poll Week 2

    Don't let the small town team fan base fool you they love the idea of being unranked and being the classic underdog. Gives them something to talk about after the game on Friday night at the 1 bar in town, trust I was born and raised in Monrovia, played on the 2009 State runner-up team,and worked Saturdays and Sundays in the 1 bar in town. We spent most the first half of the season unranked but undefeated fighting for respect (and we loved every min of it!) its a tale as old as time lol
  16. Indiana Crossroads Conference Week 2

    Triton Central Ritter Scecina Monrovia Beech grove Brebeuf Sullivan
  17. Avon at Ben Davis

    Two of the four middle schools will get things kicked off on Thursday when we at Avon Middle School South travel to Lynhurst for a 7th and 8th Grade match-ups! As for the High school game tough to tell what the game will yield especially given the week 1 opponents of both schools , ( post season match has been the better game the last couple of years) I would imagine BD will be favored almost everywhere but these two teams and coaching staffs continue to become more familiar with one another that can lead to some great football! Also glad to hear all Ben Davis and Tech fans were safe after the report shots were fired outside close to Tech Friday night news said may have just been some firecrackers. Should be fun looking forward to some great football !
  18. I think it falls in line with the defenseless player protection rule since it hits the ground first the receiving player cannot call a fair catch , leaving them a sitting duck . The way I have seen this coached is on kickoff is guy 1 drills the receiving player on the return and guy 2 recovers the football. Really only an issue for teams with a good enough kicker to to pull off that type of onside off, basically coaches will just have to get more creative with onside kicks.
  19. My thoughts as well...... but we know the Bulldogs love to be the underdog they will will actually enjoy and embrace the role, I mean hey you get a shot at #6 week 1
  20. Agreed we are losing a terrific member of our staff , but NP gained a good one best of luck to Coach Carnes and the Cougars this season!
  21. 2017 Hoosiers

    Tough kid, from a powerhouse program in Cincy Elder could play a role similar to what Zander had last year then be handed the reins next year that gives 3 years as a starter and security at a very important position that IU can continue to recruit the athletes to put around him. I think this kid could have a bright future for the Hoosiers.
  22. Archie Miller hired at IU

    New broke last night that all 3 of IUs Signee's inn the class of 2017 will stay with the Hoosiers a win for Archie considering Cliff Moore will give some more depth at PF especially if Bryant does stay in the NBA so people have mentioned they think its a bad spot in terms of spots on the roster especially with Archies top recruit from Dayton back on the board (personally I think we will stay closer to home now and play for Pitino at Minn) will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
  23. I agree I don't think it is a big jump from Freshman to JV anyway so if you can keep a group of kids together that have been playing with each other since youth league (if your a small town school) or Begin to develop some chemistry with all of your kids coming from different middle schools (if your a 5 or 6A program) is going to pay dividends in the long run and you still get the same development on the field. IMO the only time you bring up a Freshman is if he is good enough to play Varsity which does happen at 4,5,6 A schools but not often its better to keep them with their classmates than play JV, plus its more playing time for your 10th and 11th graders that might not see Varsity action.
  24. Archie Miller hired at IU

    Agreed even if they don't land Langford which may be tough considering the proximity of his hometown to U of L , I would have to think priority number 1a would now be Kevin Easley Jr. from LN decommitted from VCU because of the coaching change... I have a sneaking suspicion hes going head south for college but Bloomington is a lot closer than Baton Rouge where VCU's coach ended up. I think when its all said an done Archie will end up with an Indiana Heavy 2018 that could include Easley, Jallow, and Phinisee, if that were to happen I would be ok with not landing Langford