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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.
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    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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    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.
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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
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    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
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    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
    I like what Dave Mosbey did in the PAC thread..so mine will be sort of similar. Last Season Standings 1. Washington 6-0 2. Mt. Carmel 5-1 3. Jasper 3-3 4. Mt. Vernon 2-4 (tie) Princeton 2-4 (tie) Lincoln 2-4 (tie) 7. Boonville 1-5 ______________________________________________________ 2017-2018 Preview (rosters are based off max preps, unsure of accuracy) Boonville Pioneers- Returning varsity roster: 1 senior, 3 juniors, 2 soph (roster on max preps seems incomplete) Boonville looks to have a pretty young roster once again following a 3 win season last year. They will have a new head coach Brian Schoonover. The Pioneers could have a long season ahead. Jasper Wildcats Returning varsity roster: 4 seniors, 3 juniors, 1 soph I expect Jasper to be...well, Jasper. They seem to have a good group of veteran players every year. They're well coached by John Goebel, play sound fundamentally, and will make you earn what you get. Despite losing Nottingham, I think the Wildcats will be a factor in the conference race. Unfortunately, they make the jump to 4A and will be up against the likes of Reitz and Castle come sectional time. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Returning varsity roster: 4 seniors, 5 juniors The big question mark for Mt. Carmel is whether their stud Marcotte will be able to play. An injury before football season sidelined him. Not totally sure what it was. (ACL?) With Marcotte, this team is the unquestioned Big 8 favorite (and a probable Illinois state final favorite), but even without him I think they will be strong contenders. Mt. Vernon Wildcats Returning varsity roster: 6 seniors, 1 juniors, 5 soph Mt. Vernon seems to return a wealth of experience. I expect some improvement from 7 wins a year ago. Based on the recent history though, I'm not gonna call them a contender yet...will have to see more. Princeton Tigers Returning varsity roster: 5 seniors, 4 juniors Princeton has a lot of experience coming back as well. Unlike Mt. Vernon though, I'm gonna say the Tigers will be a force in the conference. They had several close losses last season that they could flip in their favor this year. Vincennes Lincoln Alices Returning varsity roster: 6 seniors, 4 juniors Coming off their first losing season since 2010-11, Lincoln looks to rebound in a big way for 2nd year coach Josh Thompson. They return 4 of 5 starters and 4 others who played significant varsity time. This group struggled to score last season under a new system, but looked really good at times. Despite only winning 8 regular season games, the Alices were able to make it to the sectional championship. I think they can build off that this year, and they should with the talent they have back. Lincoln will definitely be in the mix, but the conference is so experienced it's hard to say where they will finish. Washington Hatchets Returning varsity roster: 3 seniors, 2 juniors, 2 soph Unlike most of the conference, Washington looks to have minimal varsity experience coming back this year. They lost a great bunch of seniors that led them to the 2016-17 Big 8 title. I think the Hatchets will be competitive as always with Coach Miiller at the helm. But with the rest of the conference on the upswing, they will be middle of the pack at best. This is a very general summary of each team. I don't claim to have any inside knowledge other than VL. This is all based off of the teams I saw play last season and the projected rosters. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF YOU SEE AN ERROR. ______________________________________________________________ So there's a lot of experience, but a lot of uncertainty in the conference in 2017-18. This could easily be a year where there's a 2 or 3 way tie for 1st place. If I had to choose now, I would say Mt. Carmel is the favorite. Even without Marcotte, they still return most of the team that went deep into the Illinois tourney and lost to Chicago Orr. They've got a good coach in Tyler Buss who has been there a while. I feel like they've got the right combination of experience, coaching, and familiarity going right now. Of course, I can see Lincoln, Jasper and even Princeton rising to the top.
  23. 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?
  24. 1 point
    Talked to a fellow official who has seen both New Prairie and Lowell up close and personal this season. This guy used to be an asst.. football coach before we got him an honest job. He’s since become a multiple state championship official. So, I consider him both a reliable and unbiased source. I asked him who he thought would win, and he said “Lowell, and it won’t be close.” He felt the keys to be New Prairie’s relatively ineffective passing attack, and domination of both lines of scrimmage by Lowell. For what it’s worth ...
  25. 1 point
    Yep....my prediction by the way is New Prairie 28-14
  26. 1 point
    Good luck to the Dirty Burg ! I used to live in Hidden Valley.
  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
    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.
  29. 1 point
    Agreed. Rivera, Kubiak, and Mike Singletary doing some sort of coaching on the defensive side.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 1 point
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  33. 1 point
    Imagine the mayhem if Fishers were to pull off the upset. Not happening, but is a crazy thought.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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”.
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  38. 1 point
    That wont be a contest, go on down to the VILLE and watch a good game!
  39. 1 point
    All the better to listen to classical music while warming up!
  40. 1 point
    Avon junior RB Sampson James has been offered a scholarship to Ohio State. This kid can fly!
  41. 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.
  42. 1 point
    Not sure I'd call the field at Spuller "real grass".
  43. 1 point
    Go Panthers! Win one of the "small" pond.
  44. 1 point
    I don’t think I have ever heard the SAC called a little pond... Snider, Dwenger, Luers are multiple time state champions and Concordia won a state title last year. I agree with you, the game will be a double digit victory for the winner. I have watched enough game film of both teams to say that pretty confidently. Snider 38 - Carmel 20
  45. 1 point
    Are they really saying that or are some saying it may make some sense to use certain studs both ways? Every team has a couple/few athletes that truly can be difference makers on both sides of the ball all game long. And maybe employing such a thing might help them overall. There's usually a significant difference in talent from the kids Im talking about to the others that are locking down some key positions. This is 3A ball after all. And I'll repeat, not saying use a ton of two ways but to use those special athletes. Memorial did and those kids were dominating both sides all game. Maybe that was the difference or at a minimum an important factor that gave them an edge.
  46. 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.
  47. 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?
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    Yes I have noticed how arrogant you guys are about your superior humility. It's quite impressive.
  50. 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...
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