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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

      Frankton: Randy England  Bobby Ryan Promoted  Franklin Community:  Adam Reese  Chris Coll hired from Tri-West Martinsville: Brad Rose  Carter Whitson Hired  Lake Central: Brett St. Germain Tony Bartolomeo Promoted South Bend Clay: Craig Redman  Will Porter Hired from South Vermilion  Boone Grove:  Tony Tinkel   Dan Kukulski Promoted  Mooresville:  Chad Dockery Mike Gillin hired from Indian Creek Wood Memorial:  Caleb Cherry/Archer  Bret Kramer Hired Tippecanoe Valley:  Shriver/Norris   Stephen Moriarty  Hired Corydon Central:  Andrew Smith    Aaron Humphrey Hired Calumet New Tech:  Rik Richards  Rick Good Hired  Winamac:  Tim Roth Craig Barr Hired   Tri-West: Chris Coll Tyler Bruce Promoted North Central (Indy): Kevin Kreinhagen Kevin O'Shea hired from Lafayette Central Catholic Indy Chatard:  Vince Lorenzano Rob Doyle Promoted Paoli: Brian Balsmeyer Jeremy Lowery Promoted Mt. Vernon (Fortville): Doug Armstrong  Neil Kazmierczak  Hired from Lebanon  Bluffton: Randy Hudgins Brett Kunkel Hired Indian Creek: Mike Gillin Brett Cooper Hired Vincennes Lincoln:  Jon Heiden  Levi Salters Promoted  Frankfort:  Joel Sienicki Eric Davis Hired from Tri-County South Vermillion:  Will Porter  Greg Barrett hired from North Putnam Riverton Parke:  Jake Weber Brad Sanders Promoted Elkhart Central:  Levon Johnson Josh Shattuck hired from Seymour Mt. Vernon (Posey) Paul Meirer Cory Brunson hired from Evansville Harrison Richmond:  Matt Holeva  Abe Tawfeek hired from Indy Northwest Lebanon:    Neil Kazmierczak Jeff Smock Hired North White:  Jim Davis Kirk Quasebarth Promoted  North Posey:   Paul Rynkiewich  Waylon Schenk hired from Princeton  Pike Central:  Dustin Powell   Erik Mattingly Hired  John Glenn:  Damon Groves Austin Faust Promoted North Putnam:  Greg Barrett Sam Carnes Hired  Lafayette Central Catholic: Kevin O'Shea Don Coller Promoted  Evansville Harrison: Cory Brunson Lane Oxley Hired Indianapolis Roncalli:  Bruce Scifres Scott Marsh Promoted  Anderson Prep Academy: Jeffrey Dorman Randy Albano Hired Princeton:   Waylon Schenk   Jared Maners Hired Ft. Wayne North:  Mike Cochran Michael Brevard Hired Turkey Run:  Steve Stewart Bruce Scaggs Hired Indianapolis Northwest:   Abe Tawfeek Jonas Williams Promoted Tri-County:  Eric Davis  Sam Zachary Hired Carroll Community:  Mark Brown Kevin Sayler Promoted  Oldenburg Academy:  Wes Gillman  Union County:  Rusty Hensley Joel Hofmann promoted Edgewood: Jerry Bland Brian Rosenburg Hired Seymour:  Josh Shattuck  Michael Kelly Hired Wawasee:  Josh Ekovich Michael Eshbach hired from Eastside Muncie Central:  Adam Morris Scott Pethtel Hired Benton Central:  Ed Roberson  Mike Hammons  Promoted  Western:  Ron Jankovich Alex Stewart Hired New Castle:  Will Ragle  Kyle York Hired Sullivan:  Trent Olson Blaine Powell promoted Northwestern:  Alex Stewart Steve Disler hired  Clinton Central:  Isaac Sturgis Justin Gardiner Hired North Miami:  Mark Lefebvre  Joe Grant Hired from Rochester Spring Valley Justin Scheller Mark Hammond Hired  Edinburgh:  Derrick Ball  Jason Burton Hired Eastside: Michael Eshbach Steve Cooley promoted Rochester: Joe Grant Brian Hooker Hired Cloverdale: Tony Meyer Tom Winder Promoted Hammond Clark: Eric Schreiber  Hammond Noll:  Colin McCullough  Wayne Racine hired Lake Station:  Adam Hudak   South Central:  Eric Stephens Buzz Schoff Hired  Caston:  Brady Jones  Tony Slocum Promoted  


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  1. We actually have the same coaches for both teams, so we all meet together after the third week or so of practice and split the teams rather than do a draft. The idea is to make sure that the teams, if they played each other, would end up 5-5, 6-4, or 4-6 across ten games.
  2. Sometimes it's that way at 3rd/4th and even 5th/6th grade. Same thing with us ... we have 26-27 kids this season at the 3rd/4th grade level and split into a 13-player team and 14-player team. Split the weight, talent, speed, etc. evenly across the teams. Usually puts us at a distinct disadvantage against teams that only have a single consolidated team or one that might split A/B, but it helps with keeping the kids engaged and, when they play that much, they tend to come back the next year ... which is really important.
  3. Hoosier Conference 2017

    For those unfamiliar with Coach Durham and his crew around Wagonmasters ...
  4. I hadn't heard why. They had a change of leadership a couple of years ago and I think the transition was kind of abrupt instead of smooth and that may have had something to do with it. It was my understanding when KV joined Little Gridiron many years ago that, while there was PW up in that area, there were some kids/families that were looking for an alternative to playing PW ball. I got the impression that the reasoning was not necessarily tied to football per se. How big is the PW program in that area and what programs do they play ... or are they fairly self-contained?
  5. Little Gridiron League features teams from: Lafayette Central Catholic Benton Central Frontier Klondike (feeds into 5A Harrison) South Newton Kankakee Valley has also played for several years, but isn't playing this season. Last season, Little Gridiron programs played a few exhibition games against Monticello Youth Football and will again play some this season. Would be nice to potentially merge the two leagues, but right things are just in talks to see if there's any possibility there. Always looking for other programs that are interested in expanding out and playing. LGI has two divisions: 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade ... both tackle. There is flag football in the areas, but it isn't associated/affiliated with LGI.
  6. Used to ride a bunch when I was younger ... barrel racing, pole bending, jumping ... that doesn't surprise me if it's on a percentage basis.
  7. QB in motion?

    QB is in shotgun directly behind the center ... roughly 3 yards back. All snaps are going from center to QB. The QB is calling cadence and, right before the snap, he starts moving ... actually stepping ... to his right to get a quicker start on getting to the outside on QB keepers around the end. For example, if his cadence is "down," "set," "go," then he is stepping to his right/left after the "set" and just before the "go."
  8. QB in motion?

    Can the QB go in motion from the shotgun and have the ball snapped to himself? In other words can he "jump the gun" moving to the side before the snap and still receive the snap? Or is this tantamount to the QB "pulling out" before the snap when he's under center?
  9. Hoosier Conference 2017

    Could have put a bus next to 70 and he wouldn't look any smaller.
  10. West Lafayette 55 - RCHS 6 http://www.jconline.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/09/16/west-lafayette-runs-past-rensselaer-top-five-battle/657452001/
  11. * Week Five Scores *

    Is CMA that good this season? They typically have competitive teams, but that's a pretty close score against a team that lost by 7 to Ritter and 10 to Chatard; both of whom are to five 3A in the GID poll.
  12. Hoosier Conference Pick 'Em Week 5

    1 Point Games Hamilton Heights @ Northwestern - Huskies still shedding that summer coat and looking a bit patchy. I'll take the Cats by two TDs in this one. Lafayette Central Catholic @ Indianapolis Arlington - Rumors are that Hudson should be coming back along with Spencer. Now if we can just get Clark back too. Velasquez starts finding Turpin a bunch more. Calpreps says Arlington, but LCC streak goes to two. Frontier @ Traders Point Christian - Falcons "Sailoring" along on this one. Delphi @ Tri-County - Delphi picked up its first win of the season last week against Washington. Streak ends at one. 2 Point Games Twin Lakes @ Benton Central - BC looked scrappy last week against the Knights, but Twin Lakes gets a rebound win after buying a goose-egg against RCHS last week. Shenandoah @ Lewis Cass - Shenandoah brings the Kings back down to Earth this week. Triton @ Culver - Pretty evenly matched, so take the home team on this one. Culver by a TD. Tipton @ Western - I think the odds say Western, but I think Tipton's, ironically, on a "mission from God" ... setting up that showdown at the end of the seasons for the HC East with Cass. Clinton Prairie @ Sheridan - How deep is that dang bag of tricks that Coach Wright has? Sheridan not content to let him retire just yet. 3 Point Game Rensselaer @ West Lafayette (LUCAS OIL SATURDAY) - @Coach Nowlin returns to his day job just in time to catch the bus down to LOS. At first, he wonders if that's Karlaftis driving the bus ... then he realized Karlaftis IS the bus. Carroll @ Eastern Greentown (LUCAS OIL SATURDAY) - Carroll gets back on track toward the barnburner sectional. 5 POINT GAME ATTICA @ FOUNTAIN CENTRAL - Ouch. Attica keeps it respectable, but this one is all FC from the start.
  13. WLFI, Channel 8, CBS and WTHR, Channel 12, NBC.
  14. Hoosier Conference Pick 'Em Week 5

    Oh no he didn't!
  15. OT: Six stars of the northern cross ... in mourning for their sister's loss ...
  16. As of this weekend, Allen hasn't lost a regular season game in almost five years. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/7YNhNGpPU0ySEqPFbn5p2w/no-12-allen-downs-evangel-christian-academy-for-47th-consecutive-regular-season-win.htm Between the two of them, they have appeared in 7 of 10 state championship games and have five state titles combined. They also appear in five of the top ten attended games in state championships in Texas ranging from just under 44,000 to over 54,000 ... all in just the past five years.
  17. Hoosier Conference 2017

    With my dad, turning in the equipment would have been the least of my worries ... learning how to sit with no butt might have been on the top of that list.
  18. Hoosier Conference 2017

    Maybe they were artists and wanted to leave a bit of contrast ... you know, not painting with a broad brush. :-) Lord, I apologize for that. Usually that kind of stuff is reserved for soccer fans in the stands.
  19. Hoosier Conference 2017

    You just gotta flat out respect pure, brutal, honesty. :-)
  20. Hoosier Conference 2017

    I think 1A is Pioneer's to lose this season, but they will have a pair of big challenges in their sectional which features both LCC and Carroll ... may well be the toughest sectional in 1A.
  21. Hoosier Conference 2017

    That still doesn't change the fact that they are working on consistency ... which beta-blockers help with, among other things, regarding heart/pulse rates.
  22. Hoosier Conference Week 4 Pick

    1 Point Games Culver Academy @ Western - After its 2nd HC win this season, C(M)A should petition to take Delphi's vacant slot. Hamilton Heights @ Tipton - Bus driver asks the Huskies if they'd like to stop off at Burger King after the game. It's the 3rd quarter before they are finally revived from their shell-shocked, catatonic state. Tipton goes to 4-0 while HH goes to 0-4. Twin Lakes @ Rensselaer - @Coach Nowlin can be heard arguing with the head ref after a sideline warning ... "Do you know who I am? Do you know who I am?" In a disastrous attempt at humor, the head ref responds, "I don't know, Vanna White?" @Coach Nowlin loses it, screaming, "Vanna White? Vanna White? I know Vanna White. I spoke to Vanna White. ... Yeah, you better walk away or I'll buy a vowel and shove it *bleep*" After being ejected, he heads to the locker room where he fires up his IPad and pulls up WOF reruns on Game Show Network. The Bombers on the field don't hear the exchange, but are fired up by the ejection figuring their coach really cares ... unaware that he's suffering from PWSD ... Post Wheel Stress Disorder. Bremen @ Triton - Triton takes advantage of three consecutive uniform infringement penalties as a new ref crew penalizes the Lions for have eleven #6s on the field and Bremen is forced to punt and Triton scores. The one possession differential proves crucial as Triton prevails by a TD in an otherwise evenly matched game. 2 Point Games Benton Central @ Lafayette Central Catholic - Knights pick up their first win and in front of the future Knights at Little Gridiron Recognition Night. @foxbat and the other youth coaches can use a hand herding the 67 "cats" who will be hanging out in the west endzone. Northwestern @ Lewis Cass - King me! Cass just made HC East a whole bunch more interesting. Lafayette Jeff @ Harrison - OK, I'm a short-term believer. Harrison was scoreless in the 2nd half of a 17-12 loss to WeBo. Jeff dispatches Harrison with extreme prejudice. Clinton Central @ Frontier - Frontier splits a pair with the Clinton schools and prevails in a shootout with the Bulldogs. 3 Point Games Crete Monee @ West Lafayette - After the game, West Lafayette mayor John Dennis convinces Karlaftis to run for governor instead of mayor, after polling numbers show Karlaftis with a 78% approval rating. Oh yeah, West Lafayette wins too.