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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  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. 4 points
    Wait, so your saying that someone isn't happy with me?
  2. 3 points
  3. 2 points
    I think we can all agree that the records, schedule, and previous scores can be thrown out the window. I feel like you can treat these two teams as rivals based on their talent and intense meeting in the past during sectionals. And like all rivals games, it's going to be a dogfight.
  4. 2 points
    Saw this posted on FB: Information has been received that RTCtv4 will be providing a live webcast of the Sectional Championship game this Friday! So out-of-towners plan your evening online!
  5. 2 points
    That's like saying you know a Pioneer defender that likes to wear a cowboy collar!
  6. 2 points
    I wonder what would have happened if the school administration had told the seniors that turned in their gear in protest that they had in effect quite the team and were no longer eligible to play in the Penn game and that by quitting the team they also did not finish the season in good standing and thus would not be eligible for any post-season awards such as varsity letters etc. I feel like if the coach had to be held accountable for his actions then these senior players should have been held accountable for their actions.
  7. 2 points
    I'd generally suggest reading all of the posts first though it might not change your opinion....but, at least, act like you are paying attention. Thoughts as regards some of the other "great" points having been made: 1. Lots of stupid rules p#ss me off...some a helluva lot more consequential in my life than not being able to go to a game I couldn't play in. Some cost me 100s of thousands of dollars. Some cost my kids more than you could possibly imagine in hurt and pain...newly made up rules in their case. Life is jam-packed full of stupid rules. Believe me, missing a football game in the stands is pretty miniscule. This "standing by my "bros" crap" excuse I have seen from others is...well crap. Some of this drama/tragedy seems like something I'd attribute to a bad soap opera. 2. Reschedule the surgery if you want to stand by your "bros" - it would appear your season is over anyway. If you can go to the game that same day it must be minor surgery...kind of like wart removal. Though, apparently it is season ending...apparently. 3. The season had at least one more game at home. Didn't Penn play Valpo AT Valpo (maybe I am wrong)? It wasn't like the week prior was the last game he would EVER see his "bros" at his home field. NOW, I have made just as an uninformed response as some of you. I admit it is just as fully uninformed...but, at least its logical based on the information we have seen cited. As I have said, there is likely SO much info we don't really have here. I am arguably the biggest sentimentalist, teary-eyed guy here but I think Gonzoron may well be right as regards an "Entitlement Attitude". I truly wonder what most of the kids on the Valpo team will say 25 years from now. Will they say "We had a team that had a chance to make it to a State Championship except for a bunch of "prima donnas" who forced our coach to resign because he refused to break the school rules for a player who wanted him to break them "? Will they say, "I am so proud that we lost a chance to go to the State Championship because I threatened to quit the team because the coach refused to let a player sit in the stands because the coach was following the school rules and we forced him to resign"? Extreme alternatives, maybe. But don't tell me its about the "kids". My guess is there might be a few more kids on that team than the one who wanted to sit in the stands (and could have stood on the home sidelines the following week) and those who walked out - and they ain't the Founding Fathers. Sorry. I get teary-eyed about the rest of the team.
  8. 1 point
    GID friends, I hate to sound needy. But in all honesty, I’ve got a tough week coming up. This coming Friday I expect to work a sectional final someplace. That game will mark the end of my 40th - and final - season as an on field official. Officiating has been such a significant part of my life for such a long time. It’s hard for me to visualize what life will be like without it. As my last game approaches, I know I’m going to be bombarded with many different feelings, Although I’ve known this was coming, it’s still hard for me to believe. But it’s getting real now. I’m sure I’ll have more to say as the week wears on. I have an awful lot of people to thank. But right now I’m alternating between disbelief and a mild depression.
  9. 1 point
    Having a tougher schedule helps you find that dawg in a team, but once it's there it's there. I believe both teams have that. So having a tougher schedule as an advantage is basically thrown out of the equation. Just for the sake of the other side of the argument, having a tougher schedule could also wear down a team with time...not saying GS or Memorial are wore down.
  10. 1 point
    Come on Gipper. Don't kid yourself or anyone else. It is Black AND Black. Lol.
  11. 1 point
    No it hasn’t as they are about to walk into a Red & Black buzzsaw.
  12. 1 point
    For whatever reason, outside of Chatard, I have probably see East Central play more than any other HS team over the last 3 years. I thought last year when they played Chatard at EC the two teams seemed very similar as to the way they played. Both a little "chippy" and...well often unfriendly. This year's game with Chatard was a little different. EC gave Roncalli the best game of anybody last year from what I could tell and were only beat in the last minute by Roncalli - if they had won, they would have made their second trip to LOS in a row (I think they would have won last year). An EC v. EC Regional could really be interesting. BTW, I have seen Culver Military Academy listed recently as someone to watch. They got my attention when they played Brebeuf and almost won. I think Brebeuf is one of the hottest teams around right now with the way they finished the season with wins against Zionsville and Westfield. CMA really looks legit in 4A.
  13. 1 point
    I don't think Southridge has ever played Hamilton Heights.
  14. 1 point
    Big difference between Week 2 and Week 12, just look at last year, CN beat East week 2, but as we saw and Bloomington South can attest, East was better at the end of the year. I think this will be a good game, I’m hoping for a CN win! Go Columbus
  15. 1 point
    I saw every Franklin Central game except the finale down in TH. Versus Col North, FC got out to a lead & then played perfect ball-control offense to close out that win. I honestly don't think the FC offense could have played/coached any better that night. FC offensive strength was being versatile-- they could move the chains with power running or get chunks in the passing game. Most teams can't stop both -- of course CG could. On D, FC switched from their usual 4-2-5 to a 4-4 to try to stop the CG run game but that D wore down in the 2nd half. CG is going to be too physical for Col North. Prediction CG 28 CN 13.
  16. 1 point
    Solely based on what I have read on here and looking at records/schedules/scores, I think EM will pull it off, but it will be a dogfight. Maybe like 35-28 ish? Don't sleep on L'Burg the following week either. Not saying GS or EM aren't both better, but if you sleep on them, they are good enough to make you pay for it. I'm sure the week after won't be any easier with Chatard/Ritter/Danville. I would never pick against Chatard in 3A. (except on a dry field in 2015)
  17. 1 point
    Not sure who did it for sure but Titan32 usually does it once a year.
  18. 1 point
    So do they need to reshape the districts? It seems like they are based on the old building locations.
  19. 1 point
    A little info I dug up while wasting the last hour at work today. Angola's only other 11+ win season was in 1992 with a 12-1 record (only loss was to Northwestern at Semi State). Angola beat Culver Military Academy 53 to 21 that same year. Angola/CMA have only played twice until this Friday's game, in 1991 and 1992, Angola won both times. In both of the years Angola/CMA have played, Angola has won the Sectional Title (Angola has 2 Sectional Titles). Perhaps Angola should try scheduling CMA a little more frequently! In 1991, Angola beat Northwood for the Sectional title by 8 points, then went on to lose Griffith in Regionals. (Angola beat Northwood last week while Griffith plays Lowell in the S17 Championship this Friday) CMA had not won 10+ games in a season (until this season) since 1903....Looks like the Cubbies aren't the only ones breaking streaks lately. Just for a reference, John Dillinger was born the same year. (here in Goshen there is a permanent police booth next to the courthouse because of he and his gang). CMA's 2 Sectional Titles came in 2000 and in 2015. In 2000, CMA played both South Bend St. Josephs and New Prairie twice, once in the regular season, then again in Sectionals. (those two teams face each other this Friday night for the Sectional 18 Championship) In 2015, CMA lost to Mishawaka Marian in Regionals 21 to 14. (Mishawaka Marian plays Jimtown this Friday night for the Sectional 27 Championship)
  20. 1 point
    Maybe it was the field conditions, maybe our O line was really locked in, or maybe GM was just on a tear vs Tipton, but things were clicking from a running standpoint last Friday. The 124 yards rushing was Webo's second best performance vs a decent team this season (they had more yards vs TriWest) and was almost equal to the passing yards in that game. Spencer is only listed as picking up 2 yards which meant other players had the chance to contribute. It really *%#!?*s losing Ryan because he was the leading rusher and he's a good corner BUT if Webo can recreate what occurred Friday, I like our chances vs just about anyone.
  21. 1 point
    10-13-1967 Warsaw 3 - 41 Penn 0-1 10-25-1968 Warsaw 25 - 26 Penn 0-2 09-02-1983 Warsaw 3 - 49 Penn 0-3 08-31-1984 Warsaw 0 - 21 Penn 0-4 10-25-1985 Warsaw 0 - 47 Penn 0-5 10-25-1991 Warsaw 0 - 36 Penn 0-6 10-21-1994 Warsaw 0 - 42 Penn 0-7 10-22-1999 Warsaw 15 - 51 Penn 0-8 10-27-2000 Warsaw 7 - 10 Penn 0-9 10-19-2012 Warsaw 21 - 42 Penn 0-10 Penn leads series 10-0 I'm guessing the score to be more like the 2000 game than the 2012 game. 09-04-1970 South Bend St. Joseph 21 - 0 New Prairie 1-0 09-30-1983 South Bend St. Joseph 35 - 6 New Prairie 2-0 09-28-1984 South Bend St. Joseph 34 - 7 New Prairie 3-0 10-23-1998 South Bend St. Joseph 49 - 22 New Prairie 4-0 10-22-2004 South Bend St. Joseph 22 - 32 New Prairie 4-1 10-20-2006 South Bend St. Joseph 20 - 34 New Prairie 4-2 11-08-2013 South Bend St. Joseph 6 - 28 New Prairie 4-3 South Bend St. Joseph leads series 4-3 I could see this one most likely ending up being similar to the 98 game, except with the teams flipped. 09-09-1983 Jimtown 17 - 0 Mishawaka Marian 1-0 09-07-1984 Jimtown 7 - 17 Mishawaka Marian 1-1 10-29-1993 Jimtown 49 - 14 Mishawaka Marian 2-1 10-23-2009 Jimtown 17 - 14 Mishawaka Marian 3-1 09-19-2015 Jimtown 6 - 7 Mishawaka Marian 3-2 09-16-2016 Jimtown 7 - 30 Mishawaka Marian 3-3 09-15-2017 Jimtown 7 - 0 Mishawaka Marian 4-3 Jimtown leads series 4-3 Should come down to the wire like the game earlier in the year, toss up either way on this one.
  22. 1 point
    You beat me to it about Martinsville's turn-around against suspect competition. However, regardless of the competition, winning brings confidence which the Arties will clearly have, and I'm sure they will be fired up for this game as they always are against South. For the second time this year, South will be missing a starter (LB Trent Richardson) who was ejected in last week's game for throwing a punch. They had a player ejected for the same reason in the season opener at Brownsburg. After getting the the practice reps with South's starters last week, their new starting QB, soph Jake Johnson, looked pretty good versus North last week, and I expect him to get better. Getting Kristian Pechac back has not had the same impact that I thought he would have (maybe he's a little tentative or not quite 100 pct yet), but the tandem of him and Maveric Thiery sharing carries, has been pretty effective, so I see this contest being a little closer than the regular season meeting, however, South is the better team, and should win it.
  23. 1 point
    I'm not so down on my Tigers as I am up on the Penn defense. 4 shutouts on the season and only giving up 6 points a game. Warsaw struggled against the top 2 defenses in the NLC, scoring only 7 points against Plymouth and 6 against Northridge. While the Tiger offense has clicked better in their last 5 games (minus the first half of the Chesterton game), I just will consider scoring any points against the Kingsmen defense a victory in and of itself. I also think the Warsaw defense is probably the second best defense Penn has seen all year behind Valpo (at least scoring wise), and thus, why I don't think Penn will score more than 28. I guess it just depends on what your definition of "closer" is. The scoreboard might be close in the sense of 21 or 28 points... but it could very well be a long night for the Tiger "O"
  24. 1 point
    If you can throw you have a shot. It's been stated all year that Cathedral's secondary is very inconsistent and it was evident once again in the Roncalli game. I have not seen Decatur Central either this year but I know they have some athletes and a few D1 commits.
  25. 1 point
    I hope Southmont can keep it close. Brebeuf plays a solid schedule and I think they are a really good team. I hope they keep it close, but I could see it being a Brebeuf win by at least 2-3 TDs I agree with your Danville prediction. Shouldn't be much of a game I'm taking Webo by a bunch. Only way it'll be within 14 is if Webo pulls their starters early to rest for their regional championship game.
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  27. 1 point
    This is probably true, but it doesn't do much to stop the binge drinking problem that this fan base probably has.
  28. 1 point
    What a few people within EVSC have said. Too far for some kids to get to when buses aren’t running - summer, late evenings, etc.
  29. 1 point
    Covenant Christian, Traders Point, Shortridge, Indiana School for the Deaf, Tindley, Arlington, and Howe to name a few Didn't know Fairland, IN was a large metropolitan area.
  30. 1 point
    If they wanted to get it done, they would, sure they would find a donor and money.
  31. 1 point
    “You are what your record says you are” ― Bill Parcells
  32. 1 point
    You get bonus points for your humility.
  33. 1 point
    I really enjoy seeing “new” teams moving toward the finals. It’s great getting new blood deep in the tourney.
  34. 1 point
    Northridge no longer in it but I will say don't sleep on Culver Military who beat our 9-0 squad coming out of the North if they get past undefeated Angola this week. Well coached good team speed. However, Dwenger should be the favorite from what I've read and strength of schedule.
  35. 1 point
    Then why come on and start slinging accusations. Accusations that you have nothing to back-up on. Like I said in another post, these Div 1 committed players were not on Alabama's, Ohio State, or Notre Dame's recruit list when they were in 8th grade. Their recruitment to these colleges which led to offers had to do a lot with the players, parents, and coaches placing videos out there showing their on field abilities. No different than many other recruits on other High School teams.
  36. 1 point
    Definitely agreed. I don't think media was needed at that game because everyone knew that game was in doubt the second the ping pong balls were drawn. Why rub it in further and drag Broad Ripple football through the mud? They had an extremely long and uneventful season. Feel sorry for the majority of the Broad Ripple players but the decision to field and play a varsity schedule should have never been allowed. Going 0-10 and being outscored 507-90 is about as low as it gets, the fight on the sideline to end Broad Ripple football was simply the result of weeks of frustration and a failed system that allowed them to be there in the first place, in my opinion of course.
  37. 1 point
    So because it wasn't covered heavily it wasn't a big deal? There's a murder a day in Chicago that doesn't get near the coverage that kneeling NFL players get, does that mean one is a bigger deal than the other? Let me put it this way, how many times have you seen a player (especially at the high school level) punch out his own coach on the sideline and then subsequently have the game called because of it? If you've seen it a lot than yeah I can understand why it might not be a big deal. But the fact is this doesn't happen often, it's a big deal and a black eye for the school and IPS in general.
  38. 1 point
    Just build their own stadium? It's going to take a HUUUUUUGE donation(s) in order to accomplish that. Cathedral is a privately funded and independently operated school. Building a multi-million dollar stadium just to appease a Center Grove fan posting on a message board really isn't high on the priority list for Cathedral.
  39. 1 point
    A bye works to your advantage if you have a bye and 2 teams are playing each other. In that aspect you have 2 weeks to prepare. However Cathedral, Roncalli, and Tech all had bye's. Tech's bye should have given them 2 weeks to prepare for DC, but they didn't really have the horses to compete with Decatur Central. Cathedral's bye only allowed a 2nd week to get players healthy. Both Roncalli and Cathedral had 2 weeks to prepare to play each other. Cathedral and Decatur Central both only get 1 week to prepare for each other. There is no real advantage both teams played last Friday. I will state that there are several coaches (I have spoke to) that would rather not have the bye week. There can be too many distractions and they want as many reps as possible and nothing you do in practice matches reps you get during a live game On your P.S. there is nothing in the IHSAA by-laws that states that a team must have their own football field in order to host a tournament game. That being said a simple look on google maps would show you that Cathedral does have their own football field. BTW it is very obvious you have a hatred for Cathedral by many of your posts. Does that have to do with their win over LaPorte a few years ago. I mean I have seen you even post it is hard for any public school to beat a team that can recruit players going to Ohio St, Alabama, and Notre Dame. You do realize these kids were not committed to those schools when they enrolled as Freshman right?
  40. 1 point
    To answer your first question-- "Since when does playing 1 less game in the tournament become an advantage?" Since forever. You even gave a perfect example of why a bye week IS an advantage. After a tough 9 game regular season, I bet almost every HS Coach would prefer to have that bye week to get healthy & also to have an extra week of preparation for the playoffs. And last time I checked, no team has ever lost to IDLE. p.s. Why does a school without their own football field get to "host" tournament games anyway???
  41. 1 point
    Believe both CIC will advance to Regional. I must ask as a person who just saw Eastbrook in action last week for the first time, they are by far one of the top teams in 2A. I must ask XStar, why even predict the Eastbrook score. I am guessing the past two seasons you choose against them so you have only been correct .04% of the time...clearly you dont believe what you write so why argue others and waste your time? Panther crowd was very nice to myself last week and had conversations with a few different parents. Still getting the ringing out of my ears HAHA Good Luck Panthers.
  42. 1 point
    MISSISSINEWA over western; I think this will be close but will give ole Miss the edge. EASTBROOK over cass; Cass is capable of hanging with Eastbrook, but Home Field, Coaching, team speed and tradition propels the Panthers in this one.
  43. 1 point
    Martinsville should be commended for their 6 game win streak. When you've been losing as much as they have for the past few years, its not easy to get over that mental hump. But it should also be noted that during that 6 game streak, they played Franklin (1 win) twice, Mooresville (was 0-8 when they beat them), Whiteland (2 wins), Manual (enough said) and Plainfield (who was playing a 3rd string QB). They took advantage of a very advantageous schedule to finish the year. I think they have a shot to be very competitive against South but doubt (even with South's obvious personnel problems and "down" year) they have enough to win the game.
  44. 1 point
    So maybe, just maybe, coach thought that if he knowingly violated a school rule he would have been reprimanded. In today’s society, ANY rule that is even close to being broken is grounds for suspension or expulsion. This is the monster of these modern times. Seems to me he was in a no win position.
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  46. 1 point
    You can tell by your message what HS football has meant to you and how sincere you are. Best of luck to you and thanks for everything you have given to the game.
  47. 1 point
    My favorite bad weather game is from 2015's semi-state at home on Lake Michigan. It snowed and sleeted all day and we basically played on frozen turf. I attached a couple of pictures - one is us celebrating the win but you can see the field in the background covered in snow. People tried to shovel off the yard lines and hash marks... it was a chaotic evening. People dubbed the game, "The Ice Bowl". We won 14-7 to propel us to the state championship. The other picture was taken by a father who owns a drone. You can see just how close we are to Lake Michigan. We frequently get terrible weather in late October into November. Back in 2005 we were playing our rivals Clark HS in a torrential downpour. We won 6-0 but it rained constantly all evening - sideways rain. Later that evening, I heard the weatherman talk about Lake Effect rain - never heard of it before. It didn't rain anywhere else that night but Whiting. Kind of crazy.
  48. 1 point
    Unless they have to come to our house to play. Home team advantage would put us ahead in the sagarin ratings.
  49. 1 point
    My Panthers were too much for the rats this year. Eastbrook wins 42-21. The defense was outstanding as they caused several turnovers. Unless a wheel falls off, the CIC was won tonight. Oh yeah.... and we got FRANK (the milk can) back where he belongs. GO PANTHERS!
  50. 1 point
    I would agree that every CIC team has Eastbrook circled on their schedules every year. Kudos to Coach Adamson and his staff for building a football empire. Mississinewa, in recent years, has been the lucky recipient of a lackluster conference. Put them in a 4A conference with a 4A schedule and they're a .500 team at best. Credit Coach Funk for putting Ole Miss back in the mix of conference contenders but when your enrollment is nearly twice that of some of the schools in the CIC then you're naturally going to have a better selection of players.
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