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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  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison 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 Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired 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  Michael Torgerson Hired 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 Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough 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
    And Then There Were Two Western @ Mississinewa Lewis Cass @ Eastbrook Going with both CIC teams to win Sectionals
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 1 point
    Lol This is the first time I’ve been called out for a down vote. I wasn’t going to add anything, but since I was called out. I want to start off by saying that Coach Szabo is a heck of a coach. I know there are some at North that weren’t big fans, but I coached under him for a few years while finishing up college. As a coach overall, but especially as a defensive coach, I learned so much from him. I wish him well! Having coached there, I can tell you @tango is 100% correct. The distance drives kids away (when it comes to athletes) from North. Every summer while myself and other coaches would pick up kids for practice, we simply couldn’t pick several of them up. It’s not like these were kids that lived 10-15 minutes away. They lived on the south side. I’ll never forget, one day at practice I was talking to a player about his weekend. I asked him what he did, he said him and his family moved houses, but it was just a couple houses down from where they did live. Come to find out he lived beside Roca Bar.... No! Not the one on the North side, but the one on Kentucky AVE. Literally south of Bosse. I haven’t been in the EVSC in a few years, but AT LEAST AT THE TIME, that was technically North district. In case you’re wondering, the kid (along with several others) was at Harrison the following year. Kids would say it was a 45 minute bus ride in the mornings. Even IF they are able to get a ride in the summers/late evenings, would you rather sleep in another 20-30 minutes every school day and just pick another school Freshman year? I’m not saying it’s impossible to win at North, but hiring the “right” coach isn’t going to make athletes magically appear, only winning will gradually do that, and you’ll have to win with the cards you’ve been dealt first. I’ll start off by saying that I don’t mean this in some sort of negative way, because I know how offended SOME Gibson Southern fans can be. I know it’s popular to throw Coach Hart’s name out with every opening. I have no idea what Coach Hart does, whether he does something in the school, owns a business, or works at a local business. However unless he finds the perfect spot or gets his teaching license, it may be hard for some schools to accommodate him. Honestly that’s good for Gibson Southern fans. *** That’s assuming Coach Hart would even want to take another job.
  12. 1 point
    http://www.rtc4.com/single-post/2017/10/31/IHSAA-Class-A-Football-Sectional-42-Championship---Pioneer-vs-Lafayette-Central-Catholic Hopefully that link is working on Friday night!
  13. 1 point
    GS definitely could compete in the SIAC. But would they be undefeated? Probably not... That's why with only one SIAC loss to an extremely talented Central team, npatman gave EM a slight edge.
  14. 1 point
    CN HAS to shut down Steele and the other running backs if they want a chance of winning. I think this one will be closer than it has in years past. I still am going to say CG by 14 though.
  15. 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
  16. 1 point
    I think it will be a 21 or 28 to 14 win for the Trojans. Center Grove at home is tough to beat.
  17. 1 point
    Because instead of your Pappy complaining about your Hot Rod Lincoln he said this instead?????
  18. 1 point
    I agree... don't think location is the problem (for most at least). If North can hire a winning coach, the athletes will magically appear... they always do!
  19. 1 point
    The 2007 semistate between Lowell and Dwenger at the Inferno enjoys a prominent place in my list of the top 5 games I ever worked. What a game! What an atmosphere!
  20. 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)
  21. 1 point
    I agree with pantherpride, i dont see Eastbrook losing the rest of this year. The Marion vs Mississinewa game was a great game to watch last week. Marion has one of the best athletes i have seen in the Johnson kid at QB. Does anyone know what Western has got? Hopefully the Indians can come out on top this week as well.
  22. 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.
  23. 1 point
    New Prairie's strength is their offense. They have three 1,000 yard rushers and average about 45 pts per game. Their line is stout with three 300lb tackles. Defense is solid and has been improving all season. Basically shut down Mishawaka all game.
  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
    But the schedule hurts him. He did poorly against Purdue. Once thought the best conference, the ACC seems to be mediocre this year.
  26. 1 point
    Lots of people are pulling for a Danville/Chatard rematch...
  27. 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.
  28. 1 point
    He didn't say "find me a coach" Jk coach D, you are the man! Who needs to be coaching again btw
  29. 1 point
    Basically, killa wants to know if anyone can beat his Evansville Central team. I hope they do play East Central in Regional. Seeing Lawrenceburg play in regional against GS would be nice, but seeing Central commit 10 personal fouls against a very physical EC team would be even more entertaining.
  30. 1 point
    If they wanted to get it done, they would, sure they would find a donor and money.
  31. 1 point
    Eastbrook Ole Miss Jimtown Shenandoah Monroe Central
  32. 1 point
    I know of a local coach who owns a business and is leading his team into the sectional championship again this year. I know this man personally and have seen him forfeit to pour into his kids and program. He may not teach in the building, but do not doubt the things he teaches daily on the field and in off season conditioning. I know the reasoning behind teachers being coaches but I'm thankful for his example for his team and community. Go Knights!!
  33. 1 point
    The best team will win regardless of the stadium or field or number of byes. I like cathedral in a very close game. BTW, Cathedral neeeds to build their own stadium.
  34. 1 point
    Tech might not be Cathedral's actual field but I bet it's nicer than 95% of the facilities around the state. The only ones better are likely the 6A mega schools. Why do you care?
  35. 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???
  36. 1 point
    Since when does playing 1 less game in the tournament become an advantage? Aside from possible players with injuries getting healthy there is no advantage, and playing 2 games as opposed to 1 can certainly be looked at as an advantage (more reps = more opportunities to improve). Why would you be surprised by that? Have you watched Decatur Central play? They are what 4 weeks away from Decatur Central beating Roncalli, the same Roncalli team that just lost a close game to Cathedral. I would not be surprised at all if Decatur Central wins or even makes it a very close game. I stated several weeks ago while others say that 5A will be a walk through for Cathedral, there are 2 teams in their sectionals alone that are capable of competing with and or beating Cathedral (Roncalli and Decatur Central).
  37. 1 point
    Nobody gets into teaching and or coaching for Money NO ONE
  38. 1 point
    But my point is, how many head coaches in Indiana make more than $70k a year when combining a teaching salary + stipend. I'm guessing not many. Most, if not all head coaches basically work 2 full time jobs. It's unrealistic for it to happen but I would imagine you'd start to see a) the quality of applicant pool increase and/or b) coaching turnover decrease if coaches were employed strictly to be a head coach. It's tough for a coach making $50k who also has to teach full-time. You're talking about 12-13 hour work days during the season. Why would someone down vote this? It was a genuine question.
  39. 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.
  40. 1 point
    Ole Miss by a TD Eastbrook by 2 TDs
  41. 1 point
    My first game of the season I was able to attend. I really think this is the best team Kelly has had since arriving. The speed on the field is something to see. I think a couple changes made by Kelly is the difference. Hiring a legit OC and the new DC hire have worked well. I have hesitated saying it having been disappointed in the past, or just knowing they were not that good; this team is a good football team; a really good team.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    Their offensive line is playing just great. Some of those holes, well, I’m not saying I would have scored. But even I could at least get through some of those. They just imposed their will on NC State.
  44. 1 point
    2009 sectional semi-final, Tri-West at North Putnam. I played at North Putnam. Rained all day and during the game. The field was a total swamp. The final score of that game was 4-0 if that tells you anything. Fun Times!
  45. 1 point
    this continues to be one of Indiana's best kept secrets!!! WHITING!!!! Home of the world renown Pirogi Fest, soon to be open Mascot hall of fame and of course the OILERS!!!!
  46. 1 point
    Paul Moala from Penn HS in Mishawaka tweeted this earlier today.
  47. 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!
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 1 point
    End of 3rd Qtr Eastbrook - 54 Norwell - 7
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