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      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. 7 points
    That didn't take you long......what a week??? Lets see in a week you have managed to highlight the "poor' programs in the state, advocating removing football from schools, called for multiple head college coaches to be fired already or on the "hot seat' This place has not changed from the days of Coach Tim Adams as it pertains to coaches and their families. We allow what is reported, nothing more, nothing less. I know shall go in the shame corner for allowing myself to get *%#!?*ed into the DT vortex of ridiculousness
  2. 3 points
    Have at it. I'd rather have a root canal during a prostate exam.
  3. 3 points
    If you don't like how this website is run, why don't you go start your own Indiana high school football websi.........oh wait........nevermind.
  4. 3 points
    Cass up 14 with 2 minutes to go. They onside it and get it. They drive down to the 5 yard line and take a knee after realizing that wagonmasters sound better than a date with Westside.
  5. 3 points
    Every year I say this, but what the hell. The all-in tournament is *Deleted*ic for a number of reasons. I was not originally in this camp, but then I did the research. Then I spent time coaching on teams who had absolutely no chance of getting out of a sectional. There is no sound logic behind it. There are really easy ways to cut it down to 32 teams per class. One could make a pretty strong case for cutting it down to 16 since no team lower than 13 has ever made it to the state finals. Cutting two rounds off of the tournament gives everyone an 11 game regular season. How much better would it be to end your 2-8 regular season run with a rivalry game you have a chance in rather than getting run off the field 66-0 by a team everyone knows you can’t beat? Plus, half the teams in the state are getting a bonus 11th game instead of the ten they normally get.
  6. 3 points
    https://twitter.com/The_Wrath_Of/status/915005780683902976 Tom Petty was reported dead then not dead. Which makes sense because you can stand him up at the gates of hell but he won’t back down.
  7. 2 points
    Angola's official stance...
  8. 2 points
    Doesn't your conference schedule dictate most of everyone's schedule, regardless of the size of your AD's stones?
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    I'm a few years younger than you https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Generation_X
  11. 2 points
    Sometimes I wonder about Coach E and his general lack of awareness. Guessing he was an offensive player.
  12. 2 points
    Just so it's understood, the seeding dilemma in Indiana is not an IHSAA problem. It''s an IFCA hurdle. Once the collective heads in the IFCA can present a viable format and present it to state coaches and principals, then there may be football sectional seedings. I've had this conversation with heads of the IFCA a number of times over the years. Coaches have to come together to make it work. IHSAA will not force a seeding on football. Just a thought... Bill B.
  13. 2 points
    Coach Nowlin is just being smart and level headed. It's always important to have the facts before rushing to judgement.
  14. 2 points
    Not very. Last 2 games have had a running clock for the second half. Brebuef and Western have been the best competition so far and we went 1-1 losing to Brebeuf by a FG. Had the ball 4th and goal from the 2 with a few seconds left, went for it instead of a FG to tie and wasn't able to punch it in. Decent talent but not really tested in most wins. We will have a better idea of where we stand in the next 2 weeks with St Joe and Bremen.
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Tail between my legs: Fballfan15 is correct its point differential between the 3 tied teams. Here's to Lewis Cass running up the score on Tipton to make things interesting!!!! ONSIDE KICK UP 14 with 2 minutes to go!!!!!!
  17. 2 points
    I find it hard to believe anyone would ever say Wawasee "used to be a really big power house". Per Almanac Sports, since 1968 when Wawasee was founded after the merging of high schools from Syracuse, Milford and North Webster, the Warriors have had 16 winning seasons (an overall record of 219-275-2) and only have 2 Sectional, Regional and Semi-State championships in school history (1985 and 2004) and 3 NLC championships (1973, 1986, 2004). Also, Wawasee is not the smallest school in the Northern Lakes Conference, NorthWood is. And all the Panthers did last year (as the smallest school in the conference), was go 7-0 in the NLC while averaging 44 points on offense and 19 points on defense in those games and finished the year 14-1 as the class 4A State Runner Ups. Granted, NorthWood has always been known as a football power whereas Wawasee has had it's fair share of ups and downs.
  18. 2 points
    Well since I seem to always stop the conversation...here is my short and sweet pick for the NLC GOTW. Northridge 22 Concord 21 OT (Ridge goes for two in OT and wins.)
  19. 2 points
    It got a little chippy in the 4th. A punch was thrown and a player ejected. Triton coaches removed players from the game after that to eliminate additional problems. I'm sure Judson coaches did the same. I don't think it was anything too serious, although I'm always disappointed when I see our guys running their mouths! I hate that.
  20. 2 points
    I'm cool with Sags. They generally get it right very late in the season (problem being the out-of-state games which CalPreps does incorporate....pretty broad range still between Sags and Calpreps....and I believe CalPreps is closer to reality at this point in the season). Regardless, if you are a contender and have a losing record or modest record (like some smaller teams can have in a tough conference or metro area) you get in. I'm about ready to sign on to BobRef's scenario. I still believe you can have the best of both worlds with an all-in tournament...just seed it in a reasonable fashion.
  21. 2 points
    Always my favorite threads of this time of year.......... Rinse Repeat
  22. 2 points
    Wouldn't it be nice if we had a tournament with only 160 teams, so these next two weeks would be filled with compelling late season games that have post season berths on the line. This would eliminate the need for seeding, because all the 0-9, 1-8 and 2-7 teams would be turning in their gear and getting ready for basketball season. Of course, this is the way its done in almost every other state in the union. But Indiana wants and needs to be different and "unique." And please, don't bring up Northwood. I've heard it a million times. Enough already.
  23. 1 point
    6A Total 1 Ben Davis 120 12 2 F.W. Snider 98 3 Lawrence Central 97 4 Warren Central 93 5 Avon 50 6 Valparaiso 39 7 Carmel 31 8 Penn 26 9 Center Grove 25 10 Lafayette Jefferson 24 Others Receiving Votes: Homestead 19, Franklin Central 18, Brownsburg 10, Columbus North 7, Pike 2 5A Total 1 Roncalli 120 12 2 New Palestine 102 3 Columbus East 88 4 Indpls. Cathedral 82 5 Concord 68 6 Decatur Central 67 7 Michigan City 50 8 Zionsville 25 9 McCutcheon 20 10 Floyd Central 13 Others Receiving Votes: Plainfield 10, LaPorte 4, Bedford-North Lawrence 3, Castle 1 4A Total 1 Lowell 97 9 2 Evans. Central 76 3 Evans. F. J. Reitz 71 1 4 New Haven 61 5 East Central 53 6 Northridge 52 7 F.W. Bishop Dwenger 40 8 Angola 30 9 New Prairie 23 10 NorthWood 19 Others Receiving Votes: Greenwood 7, Hobart 7, Marion 5, Lebanon 4, Mishawaka 2, Plymouth 1, Griffith 1, Silver Creek 1 3A Total 1 West Lafayette 126 9 2 Gibson Southern 114 4 3 Danville 87 4 Indpls. Bishop Chatard 85 5 Indpls. Cardinal Ritter 69 6 Evans. Memorial 65 7 Lawrenceburg 53 8 F.W. Concordia Lutheran 47 9 North Harrison 16 10 Brownstown Central 15 10 Andrean 15 Others Receiving Votes: F.W. Bishop Luers 9, Vincennes Lincoln 6, Brebeuf Jesuit 5, Guerin Catholic 3 2A Total 1 Eastbrook 138 12 2 Indpls. Scecina 122 2 3 Tipton 89 4 Southridge 84 5 Woodlan 80 6 Evans. Mater Dei 74 7 Rensselaer Central 67 8 Western Boone 56 9 Linton-Stockton 25 10 Triton Central 19 Others Receiving Votes: Milan 11, Shenandoah 4, Central Noble 1 A Total 1 Pioneer 160 16 2 Monroe Central 134 3 Indpls. Lutheran 122 4 Eastern Greene 99 5 Churubusco 92 6 Carroll (Flora) 68 7 Sheridan 49 8 Fountain Central 41 9 Hagerstown 30 10 Adams Central 26 Others Receiving Votes:North Central (Farmersburg) 24, Southwood 13, Eastside 12, Attica 6, South Adams 2, Northfield 1, Tri-County 1 There you have it folks.
  24. 1 point
    "I remain optimistic that, despite attitudes like yours, we can learn from other states and not need to reinvent the wheel. Will it be perfect? Probably not. Will it satisfy everyone? Don’t be silly. But will it be a vast improvement? " We had it, it *%#!?*ed, going to the all in was better than the cluster system when you had to qualify. Have not heard of one person who liked the old system in this state better than the new one. Can see no reason to change, many of the other states you mention also have a lot more High Schools as well meaning a longer tourney if all were in. Also be week 4 or 5 if you have been eliminated from playoff contention, and do not have a conference to play in, can not see a lot of intensity in those games either, so you can half many teams playing for nothing and their season basically being over by week 5
  25. 1 point
    Here is my original post and was a reply to a Mater Dei fan. I was talking about Mater Dei breezing through the first two games. Where does it say it is a given that Linton will make a deep tournament run? I never even hinted at that. They are in the conversation as one of the top three teams in sectional 40. That's all I said. Winning sectional 40 (for ANY team) will be tougher than winning the regional. That still goes. The Sectional 40 winner will be one of the four teams left the week before Thanksgiving.
  26. 1 point
    4a Lowell beat 6a Portage and 6a Crown Point 2a Rensselaer beat 4a Hammond Clark last year and 4a Kankakee Valley this year
  27. 1 point
    East Noble isn't a soft team to schedule, and from all accounts that I've heard, Warsaw isn't looking to go anywhere....but I'll let @NLCTigerFan07 answer that one.
  28. 1 point
    No. I don't know enough about Brownsburg or Salem to make a prediction. I will say Lawrenceburg is either bored or they're not as good as people thought. I think it's the former, but we'll see come tournament time. Greensburg is a midline option team that will grind it out, grind it out, and grind it out. They're very beatable though. From what I hear, Batesville is extremely high tempo. They're a true no huddle that will run a play every 15 seconds or so. They've given up a lot of points though so we'll see what happens. NH's coach is a former FC guy as well.
  29. 1 point
    I know scheduling is hard for small schools. I'd like to point out the opportunity that two PLAC schools are giving Indianapolis Washington the next few weeks. If it weren't for them being willing to host Washington, they may not have a full schedule for their kids. I know last year Washington struggled to fill their schedule and field a team with only 12 kids. Hopefully over the next 2 weeks the PLAC will become, "Where Dreams Come True," for Indianapolis Washington and their kids. Nice show of sportsmanship!
  30. 1 point
    I'm commending you for watching out for your own. Learn how to take a compliment dude. These goofy millennials sometimes just dont get it. LOL
  31. 1 point
    I heard Columbus North won’t play a conference game until week five next year.
  32. 1 point
    THIS ^^^^^^ thank you Coach Nowlin!!
  33. 1 point
    What a year for the Flashes. Nobody saw this coming. Typically how things like this go tho.
  34. 1 point
    and the old addage continues Coach N...... "cant teach old dogs new tricks." translates to......"once a troll, always a troll." and @DrivenT, before you say that I am one of his "coaching botherhood", yes we are friends, but I do not presently coach anymore. I kept the name bc many of my former players and friends still call me "Coach".
  35. 1 point
    Go ahead, I screw up every day, just ask Mrs. Veeder
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    How young are you? Crowds from 15-20 years ago, just no. I get the hype but not at all. The Homecoming crowd was disappointing. We hosted several Sectional Championships and a couple Regionals all with highly ranked teams in that time period and those crowds, do you remember them? It'll be a nice crowd, but Inman will never be like it once was. Was that taken after the ball had crossed and he was pulled back? Or right before he stretched and got the ball across? ;) My guess is the second.
  38. 1 point
    I have only seen Lawrenceburg v East Central in Game 1. I watched the broadcast (actually rebroadcast) knowing they had lost. Frankly, Lawrenceburg controlled the game up until the last 2-3 minutes. I haven't seen them since. But I was really impressed with them in that game.
  39. 1 point
    Thanks fellas: Yea forgot about that 6a week later stuff. Silly small school minded meathead of mine: Thanks for all you fellas do for our game both on here and suiting up every week
  40. 1 point
    [sarcasm] meeting one year in the state semi finals and the next year in the first round. Definitely a sign that blind draw is a great playoff system. [/sarcasm]
  41. 1 point
    I don't think this is the same team Brownstown faced in semi-state last year as they graduated a lot from that team. However, Brownstown did too. This is evident with close games for Lawrenceburg against Batesville, Franklin County and Greensburg. All are solid programs, but they did not play them close last year. It should be a great game. Best of luck to all teams.
  42. 1 point
    I like the blind draw the way it is, if it just so happens that the 2 "best" teams in a sectional have to play in the first round, that shouldn't diminish the magnitude of that game regardless of which week it's played on. Does it make a difference if that game is played 2 weeks later for the sectional championship? Wouldn't it theoretically be the sectional championship game either way? The last time I checked you don't get any extra "cool" points for being a sectional runner-up.
  43. 1 point
    We aren't getting a qualification based tournament any time soon IMHO. Just seeding the top two with Sagarin...maybe some head to head logic as well, will at least stop the majority of these complete travesties where two of the top teams in the state play in week 10. Not sure how you do the home field calculation there for the two seeded teams but it shouldn't be tough to figure out.
  44. 1 point
    ...and he frequently misspells wonder by using the word "wander". LOL!
  45. 1 point
    The IHSAA is just to bullheaded to admit that their system is a joke. The blind draw is hurting ticket sales, plain and simple. Several players and fans of Carroll and Northrop, not to mention many other people whom don't have a team left in the tournament, would show up for the Snider/Homestead battle in Round 2. Do you think anyone on the outside will show up to a Carroll vs Snider/Homestead final? Nope. Snider and Homestead outscored Carroll 127-10 in the regular season. Won't be much of a sectional final. And Penn drew Valpo in the first round. Great job IHSAA! When will the regular season actually mean something with regard to the playoff?
  46. 1 point
    I can sum it up in one word: it is long past time for the IHSAA to seed the sectional draw.
  47. 1 point
    Nothing better than an evening in Culver. CMA plays at Bremen week 9. They are a solid team, but Northridge will be better.
  48. 1 point
    I don't think winning the conference once constitutes a "program"!! It takes more than one successful season!
  49. 1 point
    Thoughts sent to NR community. Football doesn't seem as important on these days Prayers
  50. 1 point
    Hard to run faster than 4.6 when you are dragging defenses for 40 yards. That kid should enter in the tractor pull.
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