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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....
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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
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  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
    They are bringing interesting info about teams they played. If you had read everything you might have noticed that Southridge fans had actually asked questions and they replied. What exactly have you provided to this thread?
  23. 1 point
    I like your style. Just make sure the rooms aren’t non-refundable.
  24. 1 point
    One other thing, thinking Lowell has the edge at QB is a huge over estimation. In my opinion, #16 will probably be the MVP of the NIC (including North and South divisions). From what I hear, you may be right about the Special teams part. Do not punt/kick to them is the word on the street.
  25. 1 point
    You would think that Lowell's defense is better than the '85 Bears from the way some people are talking. I'm sure they have a great defense, but to think NP isn't going to get 100 yards rushing is crazy. The NP QB threw for 1,085 yards last year with 11 TDs and 614 this year with 6 TDs. So it's not that he can't throw, but why would you when you are averaging around 8 yards per carry. SBSJ tried to say throw it to beat us and they paid for it with some big plays in the passing game. Everyone does understand that Lowell has to play offense too right. Looking at their offensive stats for the year, they just aren't that impressive against a pretty soft schedule. I know, I know they all got pulled in the second quarter. I'll grant you that NP may have a tough time scoring, but Lowell's offense (which is much less explosive than New Prairie's) will not have it any easier getting in the end zone. (I really hope I'm right and get to gloat a little on Saturday, if not I'll still stop by and take my lumps).
  26. 1 point
    better be careful predicting that over there, I got downvoted for saying New Prairie by 10 lol
  27. 1 point
    observation of obvious: South used big number 9 as decoy and lit up Artesians with the fake and single coverage fly to Bomba. Throws were on point and no defensive answer for. Scoring on third play from scrimmage for South with that and then first offensive play for Martinsville int return for td by #24 while having only one shoe was par for course. Despite Collier keeping around end for td to briefly make it 14-7, it was over. South qb Johnson did even mix in the pump later, just to practice for next week. Mo and staff even had them attempt an end zone pass to the short squatty back who, of course, saw it go right through hands. But it was just the start of this week's practices for Cathedral. The biggest win for Martinsville will be IF they can somehow make Coach Whitson feel connected enough to stay along with Coach Evans. Have to think it would be big longshot. When he accepted, it was known he was needing a job and this was an available job close by. Have to believe with the connections they are both moving on to college coaching, especially with Riley taking over for Stoops at Whitson's alma mater and Wilson at OSU under Meyer.
  28. 1 point
    This would have been the same schedule had Wilson still been here. Not so sure how this is any more "brutal" than any other year. Basically it's the same teams (at least Big Ten). You mean to tell me Wilson would have 2 more wins than Allen by now? I agree with Irishman. No way they are any better than they are right now whether with Allen OR Wilson. In fact, there have been times I've watched games this year when I got the weird feeling of deja vu. Allen's offense looks a lot like Wilson's. They can get on a roll and move the ball (and sometimes even score) and then other times they look totally out of sync and lost. It was the same with Wilson. The only difference is Wilson had a little bit better O line for the running game and had a 1,000 yard rusher. They have a couple of good running backs this year, but can't get the holes to run through most of the time. I still say give Allen a couple of years to see if he is as good of a recruiter as they say he is. We'll see how good his "in-state connections" really are. IU has a great facility. I overheard several Buckeye fans at that first game of the season say how impressed they were with Memorial Stadium and how supportive the fans were of the Hoosiers. It's a shame the admins won't do what is necessary to put a better product on the field. Maybe the fans need to boycott a game or two to get their attention.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    So, with all the Wilson discussion; looking at the current roster, who here actually thinks this team would have a better record right now if Wilson were still the head coach? I for one, do not think it would be.
  31. 1 point
    You guys can all reminisce about the past glory days, till your heart's content. But the facts still remain, Irish are coming to town with a steam roller running attack with 300lb line men, and Panthers have a light weight D line. Now what?
  32. 1 point
    Maybe........MAYBE NOT?? Only one way to find out
  33. 1 point
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  34. 1 point
    Imagine the mayhem if Fishers were to pull off the upset. Not happening, but is a crazy thought.
  35. 1 point
    /s @Rocket3117, to Gippers defense, us non "region" 4A schools would be lucky to measure up to a 2A/3A west of SR49....just ask them. Probably why he downvoted my prediciton of a NP win lol I know Lowell has an incredible team, and I know it won't happen, but I'd love to see the Cougars bring home a convincing W on Friday night.
  36. 1 point
    They are showing up in smaller and smaller numbers at every level, in every state and in every league. Take your blinders off Woody. There may be a Clemson linebacker sneaking up on you at any time.
  37. 1 point
    There are plenty of other options for kids that don't result in weekly humiliating defeat, mangled bodies, broken spirits and an overwhelming sense of failure and disappointment. Parents should be lined up to insure that their progeny learn those "life lessons"
  38. 1 point
    Yeah, has always been disappointing to not try and take advantage of the one open week we have worth conference play + CN. Luckily though soon enough (either 2018 or 2019) we'll have one more open date. Better get good competition for that one at least.
  39. 1 point
    Surely ADs, admins and school boards will be dissecting and evaluating all options as we embark on the post season.
  40. 1 point
    Northwood doesn't kick extra points, kicking a field goal was not going to happen.
  41. 1 point
    That wont be a contest, go on down to the VILLE and watch a good game!
  42. 1 point
    Pioneer had community members step up and volunteer and were told they could not take care of the field by previous admins due to the liability involved. Hopefully this can be rectified in the near future so we don't have more kids getting hurt on this terrible surface.
  43. 1 point
    Helps Lowell played Portage and their dynamo QB early in the season, that is for sure I like Lowell at home
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    I have no doubts that LaVille has improved since week 3, but so have the Panthers. Our younger kids have really stepped up the last few weeks as the competition amped up playing Carroll and LCC. I also don't foresee the Panthers putting the ball on the ground 5 times this go around and having three turnovers in the redzone.
  46. 1 point
    Not sure I'd call the field at Spuller "real grass".
  47. 1 point
    Beware of the Frozen Tundra. They club baby seals and harpoon polar bears up there. #iglooLife
  48. 1 point
    Was there in 1993 with Evansville North (Deke Cooper and co.) Definitely an experience... think Friday Night Lights meets Field of Dreams!
  49. 1 point
    @Binford GS has long believed you can wear people down by only going one way. It's 3A. Put your studs on the field until someone gets hurt. Don't over-complicate 3A ball.
  50. 1 point
    Scecina does have two players who started at Howe last season.
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