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      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  Trent Fine Hired 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 Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Promoted  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 Justin Boser Hired  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  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Noblesville:  Jason Simmons


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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
    After watching your television debut I think you might be a Sex in The City kind of guy
  25. 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.
  26. 1 point
    NW is an interesting team because they have athletes and I love their scheme(Air Raid) but sometimes they get in their own way. The QB can throw a good ball but is inaccurate at times. They have size at most positions even WR. Cardwell is a load to tackle at TB with his size and speed. Against Tipton, they had success going right at the Blue Devils but were content to try and match speed. Can't do that against this year's Tipton defense as they trade size for speed at lot of the time. And the other thing is that they are at least used to defending the offense in a phone booth because they ran double wing last year. Not completely the same but similar esp if under center.
  27. 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!
  28. 1 point
    I heard Columbus North won’t play a conference game until week five next year.
  29. 1 point
    THIS ^^^^^^ thank you Coach Nowlin!!
  30. 1 point
    Both Northridge and Concord staffs will be very well prepared for this one. A lot of grinding, tough, old-school football. Not only do Minutemen have good size (not huge) up front, but they are athletic... not big, slow-movers. It's a one-score game either way. Be surprised if either team gets blown out. Challenge is NR defense keeping Concord from long, churning drives. Just my thoughts... Bill B.
  31. 1 point
    What if the AD is a she? Does all this rhetoric still stand? To answer the bolded part of your post, I would say yes.
  32. 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".
  33. 1 point
    Canoe Fest has it right. The game was at Lawrenceburg. With just a couple of minutes to go they had the game well in hand (think they were up by 10). I remember watching the game (and I already knew they had lost) and thinking just how in the world was EC going to pull the rabbit out of it's hat (which they did). Still, Lawrenceburg has a couple of games where I scratched my head at the score since they were games I expected them to dominate (and the scores didn't indicate that they did).
  34. 1 point
    Could be right! We'll see. As I said, only concern for me is how we struggled against size of Goshen. Honestly feel we may have let up knowing goshen has had a down year as well. There won't be any let down when we kickoff Friday. No prediction from me just hoping for a great game and a W
  35. 1 point
  36. 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.
  37. 1 point
    Lord I miss those days, the entire community is better when the football team is a powerhouse. I really wish enrollment was the only issue but I think there are bigger issues then that. Bluejays always had an attitude that you'd have to kill us to beat us, but that seemed to disappear a long time ago. seems everyone is fine with losing and mediocracy these days. we got some real good kids now but they weren't trained and taught like we used to be. its a much more sensitive community then it used to be. Everybody wants a powerhouse program but very few people are willing to do the things that it takes.
  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
    Greenfield Central and New Pal both could have been placed in Sectional 13 while Cathedral and Tech were placed in the Sectional that both GC and NP are in. It is what it is and I'm sure you won't hear the Cathedral or Roncalli players or coaches complain. Still doesn't change that the way the IHSAA selects the Sectionals is terrible. Not just that one but look at 6A with Ben Davis and Warren Central in the same Sectional. It's just terrible.
  40. 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.
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  42. 1 point
    I am not so sure that is correct. Football was the only sport that used the cluster system and wrestling is somewhat seeded now.
  43. 1 point
    I don't see Vincennes being halted by any other teams in the Big 8. Jasper Ran all over MC. We limited their run to under 50 yard and gave up close to 230 passing yards. Shouldn't be a problem.
  44. 1 point
    ...and he frequently misspells wonder by using the word "wander". LOL!
  45. 1 point
    I think the most obvious way to seed the sectionals would be to use the Sagarin Ratings. I mean, the state of Indiana is the ONLY state that Sagarin does this for. Pretty easy if you ask me. Even seeding based on record would be better than no seeding at all. Knowing the IHSAA, they would have to come up with their own system to determine the seeding. Like someone said before, the IHSAA has to be "unique." That's more important than doing what is best.
  46. 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?
  47. 1 point
    The argument for seeding is simple, put the best teams at opposite ends of the bracket and you will more often than not see them in the Championship game. The two best teams should provide the best "potential" game and generate the most fan interest. However, the IHSAA clings to the "Milan Moment" theory that says some other team will get a life-long memory by getting clobbered in the championship game instead of the 1st or 2nd round. I just don't see it. Football is not basketball or baseball where a, once-in-a-life time, outstanding individual effort can dramatically alter the outcome of any one game. To be the best - or win the Sectional - you have to play and defeat the best/better teams, regardless of which round it falls. There are several sectionals where the best 4 teams are stacked on one side of the bracket. The "lucky" team from the weaker bracket is not going to get a lifetime memory from being drubbed in the championship game vs the semi-final or first round game. However, the build-up to a real championship game between two of the better teams can engender just such a memory from a well-played, much anticipated match up. This year as in many/most years, there will be 1st Round games in every division that would be likely championship games if field were seeded. If the top 2 teams - or just 2 of the top teams - were playing in the Championship, instead of the 1st or 2nd round, the build up would be much greater and the attendance, not only from the teams playing but from high school football fans, in general, would be far greater. It would lead to many more intriguing & competitive match-ups at the Sectional level which can only improve the view of Indiana high school football.
  48. 1 point
    I can sum it up in one word: it is long past time for the IHSAA to seed the sectional draw.
  49. 1 point
    I don't think winning the conference once constitutes a "program"!! It takes more than one successful season!
  50. 1 point
    Thoughts sent to NR community. Football doesn't seem as important on these days Prayers
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