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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   11/01/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier  Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo  Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May Peru:  Bob Prescott  North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Evansville Central:  Andy Owens  River Forest: Austen Robison  Shelbyville:  Pat Parks  Cathedral: Rick Strieff

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  1. 7 points
    There may be something I’m missing here, but I wanted to offer the following as food for thought: change the JV eligibility rule from 5 quarters to 3 halves. The current rule is often sighted as to why starters have remained in the game late into blowouts. This would easily solve that issue at seemingly no cost. Thoughts?
  2. 3 points
    NPatman.... I like to personally apologize for last year I was under a lot of stress and emotionally unstable . I am new and improved man.
  3. 3 points
  4. 3 points
    Everybody knows no one does pre-K recruiting better than Roncalli.
  5. 3 points
    I am predicting a Tigers victory for this one, no real basis for my prediction, just a gut feeling, but I feel pretty strongly about it!!
  6. 3 points
    It is only Wednesday and the lines are being drawn. If we don’t settle this soon, the kids will just have to go ahead and play the game Friday night.
  7. 2 points
  8. 2 points
    Trojans the clear 'dogs in this one.
  9. 2 points
    And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground.
  10. 2 points
    That's a joke right? IU has had a 1st team AA lineman in consecutive seasons. I'll give you that IU's line isn't very good this year but when you lose a 2x AA like Dan Feeney and then two other seniors it's bound to struggle, they are extremely young up front. IU has had 4 different 1000 yard rushers in the last 3 years. Tevin Coleman (2000+ yards), Jordan Howard and Devine Redding.
  11. 2 points
    So if a kid plays 2 plays in the first quarter and 3 plays in the 4th, does this constitute 2 halves? I like the idea, but it might be better to just expand it to 6 quarters, rather then 3 halves.
  12. 2 points
    I have not heard. He was walking around during the game but had a good limp. It was the knee. It may be sore but I bet 7 days was enough to get him ready for the game. Gipper you sound like a Ft. Wayne(fill in the blank) fan. Don't be so cocky. I agree you have the advantage this Friday but it will be your last win.
  13. 2 points
    Agree, football is better when there is s chill in the air.
  14. 2 points
    It was actually 1998 when the Giants' all-time record climbed above the .500 mark (defeated Indpls. Northwest 38-20 in the sectional opener on October 23 of that year). That put Ben Davis' record at 300 wins, 299 losses and 12 ties, the first time in history (save the season opener of 1937, when the Giants beat Warren Central 32-9 at Indpls. Washington, during the first year of Ben Davis' modern football history) that the program had been above .500. The Giants are now 485-355-12.
  15. 2 points
    To be clear, I'm not arguing or judging....just reporting my own limited experience. That said, if it all ends up like AAU Basketball...then the end is near....of all that is good (I'd say "holy" if I were especially religious)
  16. 2 points
    The Ridge has brought more tears to Catholic eyes than the Spanish Inquisition.
  17. 1 point
    Also...with all due respect to the SAC, because of its locked up schedule, isn't it hard to find out just how good the teams really are each year? Snider has not played an opponent yet outside of SAC competition...both of their Sectional opponents were SAC foes who they already beat once. We might find out how for real the SAC is when Snider plays Carmel this weekend. (Even though Carmel is a true 6A and has a big advantage). Luers was not challenged in their sectional...they played one SAC school and beat two other schools from other conferences(a 4-6 team and a 3-8 team). Dwenger was not challenged during sectional either....except for the one team that they played that was not an SAC school. (New Haven...Dwenger won 13-6). Not trying to say the SAC is bad by any means, but this weekend will prove if your beloved conference is the juggernaut that you always presume it to be, or it will prove that may be it was a little down this year. With the locked regular season schedule, it makes it hard to tell. All that being said...how many conferences still have 3 teams in the playoffs? (Like the SAC does)
  18. 1 point
    CMA only had on regular season loss....they only lost to ONE team....Brebeuf. I as well did not think they were going to do much in the Sectional, but they beat a sound 9-0 Northridge team...if you remember, the Raiders beat BD 21-0 in 2014...so maybe Dwenger doesn't always just easily beat anyone outside of the SAC.
  19. 1 point
    Basketball season is about to begin and you will not find a single player on the Crusaders varsity roster who attended Holy Cross, Holy Spirit, St,Michaels (Greenfield), St. Philip Neri, St. Rita, St. Simon the Apostle, Our Lady of Lourdes or St. Therese Church of the Little Flower.
  20. 1 point
    Many years ago, when my son was playing, my wife brought a sleeping bag for each person in our group. We each got in a sleeping bag, still wearing our winter coats. The temperature was in the upper thirties, but the wind was a steady 20-30 mph. We were nice and toasty and anyone that laughed at us thought differently by the start of the second quarter.
  21. 1 point
    Hopefully this is as accurate as your Tipton vs Webo prediction.
  22. 1 point
    WOW what a collassal matchup has to be the best game in the state of Indiana. Eville in a close one.
  23. 1 point
    We have spent considerable time attempting to educate the young padawan TurntTiger about proper GID etiquette. He has made strides, but his training is not complete...
  24. 1 point
    Haha, it's all good, just had to jab you a little for it!
  25. 1 point
    LOL npatman!! I was waiting for someone to pull that up...
  26. 1 point
    He threw for 180 with 2TDs and had the FLU vs reitz ... His postseason stats 62-83 745 yards and 7TDs
  27. 1 point
    Great insight! This is the first year in a few years we hadn't played MC early in the season. South Bend St. Joseph replaced them on our schedule for week 2 now, but have to say the Wolves have been impressive each time I've seen them. If Concord of the last few weeks shows up, I think it's easily a 2 score or more win for the Wolves, if the Concord team from earlier in the year shows up, it could be competitive.
  28. 1 point
    I think they would seed before they up and reduce the field. I agree w/ your last comment. I think the current system is here to stay in both sports, especially basketball.
  29. 1 point
    I was wondering if this game and Terre Haute North vs CE might hurt the attendance for IU vs ISU? Not often the High School teams from either of these towns make it this deep in the playoffs even though both are pretty big underdogs. I would argue with the popularity of High School Football in general in the state why would IU schedule their first game of the year on a Friday?
  30. 1 point
    Some D-I's and D-1AA's from 2014 still playing are: Alex Cotton- OL - Valpo Ronnie Hill- S- Purdue Caleb Cross- RB- Butler Joe Schopper-K- Purdue Malcolm Dotson-WR- Purdue Jared Thomas- OL- Northwestern
  31. 1 point
    No. Sure they can run for 100. Can they run for 300. No.
  32. 1 point
    Asinine. I can't speak for other schools, but here are the starters for P/P Roncalli against Cathedral in the sectional. Listed is the grade school they attended. Every starter attended a south deanery grade school. Anyone that tells you that coaches from Roncalli are knocking on their door to get their kids to come there and are offering money (which, also, is not happening) is lying to your face. By the way, this Roncalli team (which was ranked Top 10 in Sagarin and beat Scecina 38-7) has ZERO division 1 football commits. Unfair advantage my backside! QB Conner Gore- St. Jude DB Ethan Newett- Nativity RB Patrick McManama- St. Jude DB Brandon Berger- Saints Francis and Clare WR Jacob Luedeman- St. Jude DB Sam Sedgwick- Our Lady of Greenwood WR Michael Dill- Nativity DB Dylan Williams- St. Barnabas WR Murphy McManama- St. Jude DB Cameron Fath- St. Barnabas TE Hayden Moran- Our Lady of Greenwood LB Cade Morgan- Nativity LT Dominic Clouse- Holy Name LB Jones Asher- St. Barnabas LG Simon Dias- St. Jude LB Luke Hanley- St. Jude C Sean Hornek- St. Mark DL Tony Schott- Saints Francis and Clare/Center Grove MS RG Simon Dias- St. Jude DL John Harris- Our Lady of Greenwood RT Nathanial O'Mara- St. Jude DL Ethan Lockard- St. Jude
  33. 1 point
    I'm starting to feel like I was young when the Andrews Sisters were topping the charts.
  34. 1 point
    I was in attendance, and from the stands, you couldn't really see much and didn't know what happened. All people knew was the one of the best players in the game suddenly was no longer in the game. Pretty unfortunate.
  35. 1 point
    Around 30 degrees forecasted for kickoff Friday BUT wind is suppose to be just around 5 mile per hour, and 0% of precipitation so shouldn't effect our high flying football teams Friday night. Weather does tend to play a role some rounds in the playoffs. should be a cold but GREAT night of football
  36. 1 point
    I plan on bringing my brass monkey come Friday.
  37. 1 point
    Man...I grew up listening to Jim Scott. WSAI, WLW. I know radio paid poorly back in the day but...poolwork?
  38. 1 point
    I recall a certain Hamilton County school club President citing club fees of $650.00 about 3-5 years ago for a sport requiring a lot of equipment - which no one seemed to blink at. A sport requiring much the same equipment as football...whatever that sport might be. In this club world future as regards football, my sense is that a coach might benevolently "guide" a kid to certain universities via their shoe contracts and that the club fee for "that" kid might (as in "ABSOLUTELY") be "waived"....plus a truly, truly nominal (lest there be any doubt...outside of the IRS) referral fee for the "coach". Travel and club soccer (men and women), girl's softball, etc., etc., would, no doubt, be as clean as a whistle. Boy's football, basketball and baseball.............well.......
  39. 1 point
    Just not gate receipts, but the whole 'pay to play' movement in government high school sports. Here is an example: https://www.a2schools.org/domain/1642 I can virtually guarantee that if the Pay to Participate fee at Frankfort High School was $200+ you would see participation plummet, most families simply do not have that kind of disposable income.
  40. 1 point
    Tipton's QB got cocky and got shut down easily? He's the most humble kid I've ever been around. He also had over 300 yards of offense that game and was hands down the best player on the field. Also, you clearly haven't seen WL play or even checked their scores. Whole different animal!
  41. 1 point
    Chuck Pagano should be available. I am just throwing it out there. GB
  42. 1 point
    Your man Jay Graves going with the Trojans yet again. Im still thinking avon but ....... may be a real close one.
  43. 1 point
    I never contended Lowell’s defense is on par with a professional team: that’s beyond silly. But they are quite a force. Remember that.
  44. 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.
  45. 1 point
    Don’t disagree with the personnel being the same. However, the offensive approach and offensive play calling is night and day different this year, at least in my opinion. Everything is ultra-conservative. 3rd and long, we run draw or a route 4 yards from the first down marker. It’s almost as if IU is playing to have the defense win them the game. It’s a complete 180 from Wilson. Wilson was a riverboat gambler. It backfired more times than not, but you could be assured he was going to beat his opponent before he let them beat you. Case in point was the MSU game this year. IU leads 6-3 early in the 4th and is faced with a 4th and G from the 2. Allen and Co. kick a FG which I vehemently disagreed with. You’re a TD underdog on the road against a ranked team, win the ball game right there. Wilson 100% would have gone for it. Im sure there are more specific examples but to me the offensive approach is just night and day different.
  46. 1 point
    Really?!? Awww, man! LOL I joined a couple years ago but usually only get on during tournament time. I spend hours reading this stuff! I wish there were more Concord fans on here, and the NLC in general.
  47. 1 point
    Big congrats go out to the Spartans and Coach Bean on their 1st sectional title since 1993!! Good time to be a Spartan. Good luck next week against Woodlan!!
  48. 1 point
    I won't say that CG will win, just because their play has been inconsistent. However, if CG does lose by more than 1 score, I will be very surprised. The only team to do that this year has been Ben Davis. No matter the outcome, I hope this is another classic between the two schools.
  49. 1 point
    Yes....I've heard of the CYO and their feeder systems and that the guru churns the butter in the cyo. There is absolutely nothing wrong with building strong programs. I know these kids get quality educations and their college attendance rates are like 98.6%. I feel they have an unfair advantage against public schools which typically have 1 or 2 great seasons to which p/p are good year in and year out. If I don't get to the cyo butter churning championships ....go ahead and start with out me.
  50. 1 point
    Based on someone's perspective of the situation or the information you may or may not know (I am not implying that I know any more about the situation than anyone else) I think someone could take this position for either Coach Coyle or the players involved...
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