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  1. 5 points
    Seriously.. you don't think we know it's over? Jeez.. we're just doing some comparison with what we saw when we played the team they are playing Friday. I thought we were here to talk football? If your team if out it's against policy to keep talking football? I think I've done nothing but shed some light on Providence to the Southridge folks.. same for Fountain Central with Eastern Greene. part of that is the fact we played them. Unlike so many others on the Gridiron.. I don't fold up tent and bail once my team is gone.
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    If I am LaVille, I stick to what I do. They should hang their hat on their stout defense and know there's nothing wrong with punting the ball. Don't give up turnovers and don't give Pioneer a short field in the first half. If they can do that and get to 2nd half in a reasonably good score situation, then you can be aggressive and see what happens. Personnel changes or whatever since the first 41-0 meeting when the Panthers had multiple TOs in the red zone, the margin of error is still small, and LaVille can't bank on the Panthers missing opportunities like Triton did in the last 20 plays of the sectional final game.
  4. 3 points
    Stinky, Stink, Stink 1.2..3... don't ever count out the Tigers from LBC! Stink can go way back to the days where Stink Town played Memorial in back to back years. Those were some slug fest, both going into overtime and Stink Town going for two for the WIN, to only come up short both years! The crew and I and the "Arch Street" gang were on the hill again, 10 toes up...but I still remember those games like it was yesterday. Memorial this Memorial that, who on their schedule has a down hill running attack? Stink Town will not roll in there and play football in gym shorts. Stink Town will come down hill and punch Memorial in the face. Has anyone done that to Memorial or has it been run side to side and sling it around? I think all the E'Ville folks will be shocked how PHYSICAL the Tigers are. Stink Town has an outstanding defense. Statically one of the best in the STATE! Stink is not drunk enough "yet" to think my Stink Town Crew will shut EM out, but I think they can get stops. Stink really thinks the game goes like this: Stink Town will need to pound the ball like the Crew & I do every Friday night! A few here and a few there, add up to a lot in the end. Stink Town will need to control the clock, "play keep away" and convert on all their drives. If Stink Town can keep the ball away and get a few breaks, it may be a game. With all that said, the Crew is leaving for E'Ville on Friday @ 9:00 A.M and it will be go time. Look for the Clown mobile to roll into The Pony or XCess and get after it! We will be there for a good time. I hope the Private School Folk don't get too mad when we roll up in smoke. Public Schools FOREVER -- Private Schools NEVER!!!! as a famous Tiger Coach once said, "we are the public school champs"
  5. 2 points
    Pioneer needs to sell out #FamilyDollarField
  6. 2 points
    I guess you could say that Lowell has the advantage statistically throwing but NP almost averaged double the rushing yards per game (418 vs 202) while the average is not so far apart on the average of passing per game (98 yrds per game vs 54)....The biggest disparity is between their top point scorers with NP's sophomore (#5) averaging 14.5 points per game with Lowell's Cashetta averaging 5.3.....I definitely think this will be both teams toughest matchup of the season....I actually think this will be a tougher game than the semi-state matchup. Whoever wins this game probably should consider making some hotel plans for Indy for Thanksgiving weekend! Best of Luck!
  7. 2 points
    I agree about polls...completely...but someone referenced Lowell as the #1 team in the state so that would be straight "poll" talk.....so at the point...the only poll that would ever be worth anything would be the stat driven Sagarin Poll...which also statistically shows NP on top....we shall see on Friday! One quick factoid-Lowell does report to Maxpreps so I guess we could compare apples to apples....
  8. 2 points
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  10. 2 points
    Where is the most recent voting putting Lowell at #1 ranked 4A team in the State? According to the most recent ranking on MaxPreps is showing New Prairie at #2...the other polls (Coaches Poll, etc) has not been updated since 10/17? I should also add....NP is the #1 ranked rushing team not just in the conference...not just in the state....but nationally! I would also question whether Lowell's starters are going to be able to push through all four quarters since apparently they haven't played those starters for all 4 quarters in any game....having watched NP this year...their RB's and QB as well as the lines are ready to play all four since they are conditioned to doing so! Both of our running backs (who are sophomores BTW) have over 1000 yards apiece! And our QB can add another 1800....and have scored 62 touchdowns between the three. So I think NP fans are fairly confident that we can play at the Inferno.
  11. 2 points
    A prominent NWI AD recently said that in 10-15 yrs., most high school sports will, in fact, be club sports, run by outside agencies rather than schools. This AD felt it likely that football and basketball would be the last to go, but they would eventually.
  12. 2 points
    YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR POSITION
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Maybe, but that wasn't my point. My point was that NorthWood's coach made a philosophical decision to not kick this year so them kicking a field goal was a moot point.
  15. 2 points
    That's how #64 got hurt slipped on the turf, which could happen anywhere, but you do wonder
  16. 2 points
    I remember our referee was not popular so we made our linesman the crew chief, so a new name appeared on ballots. We did see an improvement in our rating even though the crew was the same. Another time we were honored to work chains at the state finals. However, on the field was a longtime crew, but the back judge was working his first state title game in his first year refereeing football. No grudges about it, just two examples of how the setup is flawed. Dan
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    That is excellent news! The Cathedral vs Center Grove games have provided some of the most entertaining games the past 4 years 2014 CG wins 44-38, 2015 CG wins 7-0, 2016 CG wins 44-41, 2017 Cath wins 21-14. Every year it seems posters on here mention that they expect the Trojans and Irish to rest players for the tournament, but every year both teams go all out! Coach Streiff and Coach Moore are among the best coaches in the State, and I admire them both. As for the CG at Avon game. I look for a close game. Center Grove does a great job eating clock with their offense which can limit Offensive possessions for Avon. They also have a solid defense. Avon has an offense that can get yards in big chunks, they have a very good QB and RB and a solid defense. This will be an excellent game at Avon with 2 fantastic coaching staffs lead by Coach Bless and Coach Moore. In this type of game turnovers and special teams can be a difference maker!
  19. 2 points
    6 4A schools for an average of 44ppg. But hey we only score against 2 and 3 A
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    56-2 For Angola to beat Northwood AND CMA, that's saying something. Dwenger's wins were good against Wayne and NH, but I don't think as impressive as Angola's. Whatever the outcome, Dwenger has their work cut out for them...especially with their starting running back out since mid-season (Hudson) and recent injuries to their starting QB (Morris) and kicker (Garrett). BTW, weather may be a factor - s/b the coldest night of the year.
  22. 1 point
    The only club sport I am familiar with is lacrosse. As regards the incorporation of multiple schools, lacrosse is moving in just the opposite direction...or, at least, it has been (I've seen no indication that is changing, though). Admittedly, it's anecdotal. Other club sports may differ.
  23. 1 point
    This is a football forum, so naturally people will be biased towards the sport. But it is entirely true that "some" kids would not have any other way to learn the life lessons that they are able to through football. Why? Because football is the only sport/activity/hobby/interest that they enjoy. Just like there are "some" kids whose only way to learn those things are through band, chess club, cheerleading or any other sport/club you can think of. If some kids didn't have the opportunity to play football, they would make it in other ways by finding other things to do that interest them and they'd be okay. But I'd be willing to bet that a healthy number of kids wouldn't find that outlet in any other way and it could shape their lives in a completely negative way by not having the support that the game provides them. I am quite positive that is what Coach Ellenwood is getting at... I don't want to speak for him so I could be wrong, but I think most football coaches would agree. If a school has a program and can sustain it, be it through public funds or self-raised, they should have it. Just like they should have chess club, academic teams and any other sport imaginable. If it gives kids an outlet, it is a plus and should not be taken away.
  24. 1 point
    Listen, I understand both sides. It's just a forum site to express are thoughts and opinions. Like I said, my opinion on that Lowell's QB has the edge is just my thoughts. The only way to find out, will be on Friday night. Like I always say, just my thoughts. We will see on Friday night! I'm glad to here this! It's hard for people to understand stats, I guess. Offense wins games, Defense wins championships.
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  26. 1 point
    Yep....my prediction by the way is New Prairie 28-14
  27. 1 point
    Exactly. Polls don't really mean much at any point. They're mostly opinion. They make you feel good until November rolls around and it's survival time. This should be a heck of a ball game.
  28. 1 point
    Agreed. Rivera, Kubiak, and Mike Singletary doing some sort of coaching on the defensive side.
  29. 1 point
    http://indianahsfootball.homestead.com/files/topten4A.htm Mrs. Robinson A couple factoids: Our polls shut down after regular season, AP and Coaches poll. Above I posted the latest polls after 9th regular season week, into week 10 no more polls. I also attached the GID poll, final poll as well. Also: PLEASE take Maxpreps stats with a grain of salt. Not every team in the nation, let alone the state of indiana uses it for stats. HOWEVER: Yes New Prairie has a very good team and equally good rushing attack per usual under Coach Radke led teams
  30. 1 point
    Stack the box and hope to contain the ground game as best you can imo . Going to be cold it may affect the irish pass game or you hope it will panthers already have 19 int's this season . South has a moderate sized d line this year. #'s 41 & 49 are 210-225 and strong quick players #95 is 6'3 260 and has seen more playing time as the season progressed.#97 is 6'2 215 somewhere in there has a lot of experience . On offense all you can do is study hard this week and hope to catch the irish off guard for a score or two. Cathedral probably does not have many weaknesses so you can only do what you do and hope to do it better than you have all year. If you can make up any ground in the trenches with study this week then you do what you can there And as coach mo does give one of the best all time pre game or half time speeches you ever gave. Getting your team to believe they can compete in this one is probably the most important thing. I am looking forward to seeing cathedral. Ekiyor and Stepp are great players Collins too.
  31. 1 point
    Final Standings Rambacker 88 WWFan 87 Npatman 84 JQWL 81 PiratePride 80 Jgib8371 60 WCGrad 59 CameoJoe 59 Sparks 59 oldcoach 56 BtownQBCoach 54 Lions55 53 CoachSnyder 34 BillyBob 26 Sean8680 14 Silvertone 8 Gozoron 7 eagleeye 6
  32. 1 point
    If we only had a Bob Rohrman dealership in our tiny town to sponsor an upgrade. (not saying LCC did, but yes I've seen other schools who do). Fact is our local companies do lot for our school given what they are, but certainly we don't have corporations with the deep pockets in our back yard to put their name on the field or stadium or such.
  33. 1 point
    It ain’t the yeast rolls, it’s the strawberry jam that goes on ‘em!
  34. 1 point
    Was unable resist the Lou Grant quote. I see this as a close game that will come down to turnovers. I don’t see NP putting up 21. Not comparing Griffith to NP by any stretch, but I had pre game with some Griffith alums and we talked about the teams. I said Griffith will not run the ball on Lowell, they said if we can’t run we are in trouble. With a straight face I said “You are in trouble”.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    All the better to listen to classical music while warming up!
  37. 1 point
    Avon junior RB Sampson James has been offered a scholarship to Ohio State. This kid can fly!
  38. 1 point
    I said weakness...not weak. Difference. Carmel's offense isn't weak, either. The strength is the defense. Strength vs. Strength...weakness vs. weakness. That's my point. I'd say that of the offense and defense of BD, the defense is the weakness. They aren't weak, either, but they are the weakness...if there is one.
  39. 1 point
    Sorry, I was unaware that NP was incapable of scoring 14-28 points on a defense that has given up 13 points a couple of times...how stupid of me. Not to mention the fact that NP has one of the best offenses in the state. three 1,000 yard rushers (by a long shot), 554 points this season, and 11 games in a row scoring at least 40 points. Yeah what a ludicrous comment to think NP will score HALF of their average.... But seriously Lowell's D is stout and I wouldn't be all surprised to see NP struggle on the offensive side of the ball. But NP will get theirs and Lowell will too, it's going to be a dog fight!
  40. 1 point
    Cliff notes version to help you follow along with me.... Yes, Dwenger was tested in the regular season Angola was tested in Sectional 19 I'm picking Angola to win by 2-8 points
  41. 1 point
    I don't know anything about the situation, but I wouldn't be surprised if the old coach (also AD) liked the idea of playing on that surface. The old home field advantage thing... old school football, etc. But this is a new era, and the support is surely there for a change! I'm sure the Pioneer football program has done "more than it's share" of supporting the other athletic teams at Pioneer. Time to be a little selfish and get this thing done!
  42. 1 point
    This will be the coolest Football experience you've ever had outside the Reitz Bowl. Friday nights in St Leon are an event.
  43. 1 point
    Go Panthers! Win one of the "small" pond.
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  45. 1 point
    It's also interesting because I know a lot of people think in certain years 1A has been better than 2A. Some people this year think Lowell would win 5A. I'm not sure I don't agree with them. Has any team ever petitioned in the off year to be moved up, or would that even be allowed?
  46. 1 point
    Coach Nowlin I respect your opinion. But I also know that there are something called unwritten rules-- like not trying to throw home run balls late in the fourth when you are up several scores-- running the score up -or like one coach (or athletic director) critiquing another coach's in-game decisions-- there are a number of things that aren't written down that are still not done as I am sure you are well aware.
  47. 1 point
    Yes I have noticed how arrogant you guys are about your superior humility. It's quite impressive.
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  49. 1 point
    Not in boys basketball. FootballKing 16 ran a test pitting Sagarin's anticipated results vs. actual results when a team in the top 1/2 of the Sagarin ratings played a team in the bottom 1/2... the results, "Of the 53 match-ups in classes 1A-5A this past weekend, 2 (TWO) upsets occurred." And those matchups were between something like #25 and #32; hardly upsets. Qualifications in football may help to eliminate the inevitable blowouts that happen in round 1 or 2. Flip over to hoops... last year only 3 of the top 10 2A teams won a sectional (and none of those won a regional). #1 Howe lost to #58th ranked Speedway on opening night. Crawford County started the tournament ranked somewhere in the middle of 2A and went clear to the championship game. South Knox finished the year at #24 after having got past Linton and BarrReeve, both top 5 teams. They too likely started in the middle somewhere. Lots of parity in hoops... Would anyone want to do away with the opening weekend in March Madness and just start w/ 32 teams? Someone is wearing the glass slipper every year. No qualifying metric needed (or wanted) in basketball...
  50. 1 point
    Education-based athletics is not a business. Also, anyone with a basic knowledge of school funding will tell you that a large portion of funding for athletics does not come out of a school district's general fund. It must be generated by gate sales, fundraisers, etc. Now, that said, transportation, facilities, lights, etc. are things a district uses public money on, but more and more schools are charging that back to the student athlete in the form of fees.
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