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  1. Kind of like the sectional with LCC, Pioneer, and Carroll.
  2. New schemes, but some of the same foundations about work ethic, etc. Recall that Coach Coller isn't exactly new to LCC and LCC football. The biggest impact that remains to be seen ... at least in my humble opinion, with be the defensive impact of coaching and the halftime adjustment items. Coach O'Shea was masterful in half-time adjustments and I think his brother was often overlooked as the D coordinator because of the offensive fireworks. LCC D has been as instrumental in their success as the O ... and some might argue, even more so. Friday will give a good first look.
  3. 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.
  4. I saw the news piece on the team a couple of nights ago and there seems to be some optimism from the players, so perhaps things are on the rise. Jeff had a good year last year, but more so in comparison to previous seasons. Recall that Jeff beat 3A Twin Lakes last season by five points and gave up 28 points to Twin Lakes. Twin Lakes, by comparison didn't score on LCC and only mustered 66 yards of total offense on LCC. With that said, this year's LCC team looks different from last year's with an almost new OLine, new QB, losing Metzinger and Tharp on offense. Defense is probably less impacted, but still losses of George, Page, Tharp, and Metzinger will be felt. Not to mention that, if Clark's scrimmage is indeed a broken collar bone, that takes away a very versatile set of hands and feet. Jeff's game against Twin Lakes last season pivoted on the fact that Jeff completely shut down Twin Lakes passing and only gave up one reception. LCC tends to have better passing games across seasons, so that could be a differential if Jeff looks similar to last season ... although LCC's passing, losing Tharp, Denhart, and Metzinger, will be somethign of a question mark ... especially with a new OLine. In either case, it should be a good game if for no other reason than two schools that sit about mile distance from each will meet for the first time in 50+ years on the gridiron.
  5. When you say turn around, are you talking about last year's team or something different for this season?
  6. Harrison is also a county school and Faith Christian doesn't participate in football ... matter of fact, Faith might be classified county too. Of course, there is also West Lafayette, but that's Lafayette's twin city. Part of the twin cities' area, but not within Lafayette.
  7. Hudl sideline

    Should outfit refs with a wi-fi jammer. :-)
  8. Hoosier Conference Week 1 Pick 'Em

    1 Point Games Lafayette Jeff @ Lafayette Central Catholic - The Turmoil on Teal kicks off. Yes, the odds say Jeff, the size says Jeff, the depth says Jeff, the Ghost of LaRocca says, "Remember the Immaculate Interception." LCC with a end-of-game TD to kick off another needed in-town rivalry. If it were a 3-pointer, I'd take Jeff, but at 1-point, it's certainly worth the risk ... and the surprise value. Kankakee Valley @ Rensselaer - Coach Nowlin and team start off the season on the the right foot. Consolation prize for KV ... Wagonmasters on the way out of town. Lewis Cass @ Pioneer - 1A is Pioneer's to lose this season. So is their whole schedule. Pioneer by several TDs. Madison Grant @ Tipton - Tipton with a strong showing to contend for the HC East. This game is a good chance to work out any kinks before HC play. Tipton in control the whole game. North Montgomery @ Benton Central - BC works on a building year, but North Montgomery is just a bit stronger in this one. North Montgomery by a couple TDs. Twin Lakes @ Culver Academy - Coach tells the players that they'll stop off at Culver's after the game for dinner. The players can be heard complaining, "Gotta travel north and we don't even get Wagonmasters?" Coach relents and promises to take the long way home through RCHS territory to get Wagonmasters after the game. The guys have Wagonmasters on the brain and drop one to C(M)A; succumbing to C(M)A's South American exchange student soccer player who gives C(M)A a three FG victory. 2 Point Games Clinton Central @ Northwestern - Cats and dogs, but the cats are bigger. Northwestern sends a message that, while the road to the HC East might run through the town of Tipton, the Blue Devils have to go through them. Frankfort @ Western - Will be a close game, but I'll take the HC team in this one. The Russiavillites ... or is that Russiavillians ... take one from the Hot Dogs. Will there be Trump sightings in RUSSIAville? Lord, I apologize for that. Hamilton Heights @ Mount Vernon Fortville - MV-F has a national ranking of 2,416. Unfortunately, for Heights, they are ranked 9,545. MV-F got some "Others getting votes" in the GID pre-season poll and look to break into the Top 10 perhaps. 3 Point Game West Lafayette @ Tri-West - After the game, Karlaftis gets an offer from the Bears. Decides to stick with the better offers from the D1 schools.
  9. Hoosier Conference 2017

    Heard after youth practice this morning that it might be broken collar bone. Solely unofficial and over morning coffee, so a couple grains of sugar should be taken with the story and your coffee until verified. Nice article about former LCC and HC standout, Jackson Anthrop, who is now at Purdue. Those who have played with him and against him will note from the article that it looks like he's even better ... but in other ways, still the same. http://www.jconline.com/story/sports/college/purdue/football/2017/08/10/purdue-receiver-jackson-anthrop-cant-be-rattled/549729001/
  10. What's your numbers?

    In Little Gridiron, the head ref attends all of our board meetings and helps to educate us on changes in the rules as well as serve as a resource for clarifications. He also will send out e-mails about every other weekend of games letting everyone know what he and his crews see, where there are issues that need addressing, and also where things have been corrected and are moving in the right direction. Like you said, if folks realize that we're there for the same reasons, then the refs tend to be considered more as part of the system as opposed to a general resource like game balls.
  11. Descending order alphabetically? :-)
  12. What's your numbers?

    Have them check out their youth leagues too although make sure that the youth league is serious about how they treat the refs. In Little Gridiron, we moved to a situation a bit over a decade and a half ago where we started using only official high school refs to ref the youth games. The impact has been phenomenal as our refs are very dependable and the vast majority of them do a great job not only reffing the games, but also instructing ... both players and coaches. I know that some of the more experienced refs are bringing some of the newer guys who are just getting interested, so it's a great training/learning opportunity for them too. The biggest danger though is that the youth programs have to be able to keep their parents and coaches in check. Sometimes folks forget that it's a kids' game. Our programs try to do a good job of working with the refs to make sure that they don't get grief from the parents ... and coaches too. It's been a really good partnership for us and the games go so much smoother with qualified and certified officials.
  13. IT'S SCRIMMAGE TIME!

    LCC has Frankfort. It's less an issue in looking at performance in an "us vs. them" way, but more a question of how are we looking against how we'd like to look. My guess is that lots of questions still need answering, so this is a good way to get some things to, hopefully, settle down. Given that LCC has 5A Lafayette Jeff first on its schedule first up, followed by 3A Guerin, and 2A Tipton, there's LOTS to be worked out without a lot of tune-up time.
  14. What's your numbers?

    LCC youth, 3rd-6th grade, has 62 so far, but school hasn't started yet. Might pick up a couple more. Actually had 65, but a family with three boys is moving out of the area. Last year had 63, but a couple of those were 2nd graders. In 2015 we had roughly 54. Big 5th and 6th grade classes with roughly 36-37 between those two, but really small 4th grade class ... maybe 8 or so. 3rd grade class clocking in at around 18-19.
  15. Just under 61% for the history of the program, but of interest is that they were under 54% prior to the four-peat run ... starting in the 2009 season.