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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/25/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romaine Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  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  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer  Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  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  Clarksville:  Joby Turner 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 Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding  Eric Feller Hired 


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  1. Wish the same thing could be said about young kids. My oldest son is soon to be twelve and has been outside playing hard with his friends. He gets inside and that "boy smell" is quite pronounced when he "thaws out." I'm quite dreading his high school sports years. May just have to burn the house and move.
  2. LCC has a new coach

    Great! Glad to have Coach Nay on board. Looking forward to seeing him take the reins at LCC.
  3. I think you are right here. I am starting to see insurance companies come in and offer "sports policies" to families of youth players and, like you said, the fact that these guys tend to be pretty savvy, leads me to believe that they are riding the wave of concern as opposed to actual need. As they discuss the policies, it turns out that the policies cover kids not just for sports injuries but for ANY injury whether at the school during recess, at home riding the bike, or on the field AND also covers the family too. This would say to me that this is less about "football" insurance as there's now a new way to drive some additional product sales off of a wave of concern.
  4. Not just lower tech equipment, but also bad technique. When I played junior high ball in Texas, we had a coach who was pretty gung ho about demonstrating the "proper" technique for making tackles. His technique was driving your facemask right into the bottom part of the sternum while lock-grasping the thighs and squeezing to lift the legs. He would demonstrate this on the players at full speed at the start of the season without a helmet which eventually, around the second/third day of practice, led to him splitting open his nose at the bridge and bleeding all over whomever he was demonstrating on. As might be expected, there was plenty of "bell ringing" that happened with that bad technique for tacklers. My dad, who had played ball in the 50s, told me that I needed to get my head out of the tackle regardless of what the coach said.
  5. Ah yes, it's a lot like "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In many ways it's superior but will never be as recognized as the original. - Wayne Campbell
  6. 5A/6A Jeff, in Lafayette School Corp, only has the single junior high, Tecumseh, which is 7th/8th grade and one intermediate school, Sunnyside, which is 5th/6th. On the other side of the area, 5A McCutcheon and 5A Harrison, both in Tippecanoe School Corp, each have three middle schools, grades 6th-8th, that feed into them.
  7. Here's one that pretty traditionalist from 30+ years ago and has, as head coaches Ditka and Stallings.
  8. Fake Kneeldown

    Does this fall into that category of intentionally deceptive plays, assuming the QB tells the ref that they are taking a knee? The whole idea of TELLING the ref you are taking a knee seems to be to avoid the kind of unnecessary injuries that come in at the end of the game/half.
  9. I think Thieneman also has a younger brother who also went to Guerin who plays for Purdue too ... I think he plays safety as well.
  10. When I played ball back in the 70s, I recall that our warmups had six neck-focus exercises ... rolls to the left and right for general loosening and then forward neck rocks, back neck rocks, and left-side/right-side resistance against a teammates knee for strengthening. Don't see that much attention paid to necks like back then except for the neck rolls for stretching.
  11. Merry Christmas

    Play this scene for my kids every Christmas when they come down the stairs and before they open gifts. The oldest is now 19 and she still looks forward to this scene to kick off Christmas morning. May peace be with all at this time of the year and in the next.
  12. Not to Pretty cool for the city to do this.
  13. Has something changed? When the 2017 game was announced back in 2016, it was announced as a four-game series. http://www.jconline.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/09/07/central-catholic-jeff-start-football-series/89950766/
  14. 6A and three competitive 3As likely in the first month? New coach is gonna have his work cut out for him.
  15. Thought this was odd: CLASS SECTIONAL JOHN HARRELL'S INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECENT SEASONS 1A 42 E-MAIL CORRECTIONS MAP TO SCHOOL 0-0 TOURNAMENT HISTORY LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC KNIGHTS Coach: , 0-0 in 1st year at school DATE OPPONENT EASTERN TIME OA 0.0, DA 0.0 Sep. 7 at West Lafayette {3A}� 7:30 pm Sep. 21 Rensselaer Central {2A}� 8:00 pm �HOOSIER CONFERENCE GAME Typically, LCC has played WL at the end of the season or close to the very end. Going to come really early in 2018. With Jeff and Guerin at the front of the season, most likely, LCC will end up with a very tough front end again.
  16. Saw this article in Sports Illustrated. Of interest are the discussions about other reduction injuries such as helmet to knee, etc. https://www.si.com/edge/2016/08/30/guardian-cap-helmet-protection-football-georgia-tech-georgia-state-tennessee
  17. Looks like NFHS said that it would permit the use.
  18. 2018 1A

    LCC's probably a few years out from being back in the mix for outright taking 1A north, but they will still be someone to watch who'll be capable of ending a team's season come tourney time. Next year's freshman class is a bit small ... size and numbers as is next year's 8th grade. Plenty of talent lost this season, but still some good talent will be around next season including Dienhart, Schwartz, Schrader, Roach, Kennedy, Rogers, and Suppinger. Up and comers to watch will be Hensley, Joyce, and Puskar. LCC will also be looking for a kicker. The last three have come from other sports ... Bouggy from tennis and Millazzo and Taylor from soccer. Soccer team finished with back-to-back sectional titles the past two years, so I'm sure there's a good leg over there somewhere. Next year's 7th grade class looks strong ... size and numbers. Decent building foundation coming through. Trick in the short-term, and long-term, will be picking up a coach that buys in and motivates. The right coach could certainly speed things up a bit.
  19. Is it something tied to the economies of scale or something beyond that? I was at Jeff's open house for incoming freshman last night and the principal mentioned that the experience at Jeff offered things that only Jeff could offer of the area's schools. I got the impression that he wasn't doing it from a "we're like a family" qualitative standpoint, but that he was talking very quantitative types of things. As an example, they teach Japanese, Chinese, and Russian in their foreign language curriculum in addition to the more traditional offerings of French, Spanish, and German. I will probably follow up with the principal at a later time to get clarification, but I found it to be an interesting statement, especially if it's quantitative as opposed to "touchy feely" since the Lafayette area also has, in addition to 6A Jeff, two 5A schools, McCutcheon and Harrison and I'd be interested what's driving that specific idea of the only place to get the experiences if he was indeed referring to quantitative aspects.
  20. That's how you take steps to make it happen!
  21. It's amazing, playing man-to-man with kids, how many things slip through the seams just like you are playing zone.
  22. 40-Second Play Clock

    As a fan, I loved it and noticed it ... probably though because I was aware of it and looking for the possible changes. I could see the argument from a cost perspective of adopting it, but from a purely function aspect to the game, I like it. Wouldn't that impact your JV quarters?