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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
    I think they called me out and accused me of saying that it is a "given" that Linton will make a deep tournament run. I never said anything close to that. I named the top 3 teams in sectional 40 (and gave them in the order of ranking: MD, Southridge, and Linton) and made the statement that any of those 3 teams could win sectional 39. Never said anything about any teams making a deep run especially the Miners. Can't think why they would say that.
  27. 1 point
    agreed totally, just think Driven's reaching for something that isn't there
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  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
    What a year for the Flashes. Nobody saw this coming. Typically how things like this go tho.
  33. 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".
  34. 1 point
    Go ahead, I screw up every day, just ask Mrs. Veeder
  35. 1 point
    Every night at 6:30 for the end of the day and every morning at 7:30 for Reveille. After every TD
  36. 1 point
    It would have to be done by a computer program similar to the OHSAA that calculates record and opponents record not directly from a poll.
  37. 1 point
    Lawrenceburg is a team that just wants to physically dominate you this year in the trenches. They're running the Single Wing and don't throw much. Their defense is pretty physical as well. They have a bunch of nasty dudes in their front 7 and on the OL this year.
  38. 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
  39. 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]
  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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    Yes, but one was a forfeit win. I'm not counting that one. They lost on the field.
  44. 1 point
    An interesting viewpoint: NCAA Violations Are Now Federal Crimes?: https://mises.org/blog/ncaa-violations-are-now-federal-crimes
  45. 1 point
    Not sure I am following. But then, I haven't started drinking......it will be clearer to me then. Let me read this a couple more times. As to rankings based seedings - start with CalPreps or Sagarin. Next go to drunken Sailors on leave. Next go to my Aunt Alice who sees Jesus...daily. Then go to IFCA. Then, find a bunch more drunken Sailors. Finally, go to AP once you're desperate. Lastly, find me...I'll be drinking with the Sailors. Sailors are just good dudes to drink with. All of which beat ping pong balls.
  46. 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.
  47. 1 point
    OK. Now that I have time to write a re-cap, I will. I know some BNL fans couldn't make it down. First of all, it's just a shame someone had to lose that game. BNL fans will be upset and feel they gave one away and they should. It was a game with about 6 fumbles. FC is usually stingy with turnovers but they coughed it up 3 times in this one. To be honest, I was extremely impressed with BNL. They looked like the better team in the 1st half. We didn't play well in the 1st half and really got fortunate on a 60 yd catch and run TD pass on a great play by Marshall Horner. McCall Ray was great. That kid can really sling it. He made some mistakes in the option game but we couldn't stop his passing. Deckard is a good WR. Floyd went to the Power I in the 2nd half and Jason Cundiff just ran wherever he wanted to. Sometimes Glesing goes back to our roots and pounds on teams, and it worked because BNL had our defense gassed. BNL looks promising. Definitely going to be #2 next season in the HHC. I see Floyd dropping back to 3rd-5th. We have talent returning but not like BNL. I hated that BNL had to lose and their fans are some of the best that come to visit.
  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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