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  1. 4 points
    Semistate games need to be played on a neutral field.
  2. 3 points
    No dog in this fight but, full disclosure, my mother was a Memorial grad so perhaps not completely un-biased on this one... For the past couple of weeks, I have read endless GID comments that "the team that is the most physical will win". Obviously there is a certain amount of "physicality" in football, as Kirk Herbstreet likes to say on College Football broadcasts, but IMO once you get to the Semi-State round, every team is physical or they wouldn't be there. Every line can bock or, conversely, fend off blocks and thus the potential game changing difference may well be in the skill positions. I just don't see one team dominating the other physically in this game. But, I've been wrong before, just ask my wife. : - ) I think the advantage in this game will be the team whose athletes are able to step up and affect the game by making plays downfield, beyond the LOS. Can Danville's LB's & DB's cover Memorial receivers long-enough for D Line to get pressure on Lindauer or will the Tigers simply dink & dunk their way down the field with their short, precise passing attack? Will the Tigers be able to do the same to the Danville skill position players? I would not be surprised at all if line play cancels each other out in this one and the skill players have to step up and put their stamp on the game. It could well come down to a punt or kick-off return that swings the game one way or the other. Best of luck to both teams for a well-played, injury free game and may all fans get to & home from the game safely. Bring it home Tigers!
  3. 3 points
    I'm just shocked that he posts something besides Ben Davis 2017 State Champs .
  4. 3 points
    Wow. Carmel moves on. And so should this thread.
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Speculating on a transfer of a 16 year old HS kid is dumb and negligent, especially when there’s no merit to it. He could potentially be ruled ineligible to play varsity next year as a transfer would clearly be for “athletic” purposes and sitting out a year could be damning to his recruitment. Cathedral also graduates a D1 RB and a D1 and AA lineman this year so wouldn’t be surprised at all if Cathedral opens up the playbook. Stop throwing out outlandish statements and hoping they stick.
  7. 2 points
    Rooting for the Franklin Grizzlies!! Former Bomber standout transferred thier after SJC closed, Austin Fleming. http://franklingrizzlies.com/sports/fball/2017-18/players/austinflemingf552?view=profile
  8. 2 points
    What are you talking about? Transferring from school A to school B because school A doesn't throw the ball and school B has a D1 WR is about as clear as an athletic transfer as there can be, especially when the player in question doesn't live in the school district to which he's transferring too. That's grounds for being ineligible at the varsity level for one calendar year because the IHSAA prohibits transfers solely for athletics. A kid with D1 aspirations really can't afford to sit out his junior year can he? Warren Central also returns Jayden George next year and there is no guarantee that the player you're talking about would start even if the IHSAA rules him eligible. All I'm asking you is to think before you post, you don't do that. Even if the player you are talking about does transfer why talk about it the week before he plays in a game to go to the state title? It's not fair to the kid, it's not fair to his coaches, it's not fair to his team whom I sure all read this.
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  10. 2 points
    Back in 1966 I believe Michigan City won the Boy's State Championship in basketball. When they arrived on the outskirts of town the over 3 mile route was lined with red and white clad fans. Talk about a "Hoosiers" scene. They estimated 40,000 people welcomed them home. The old Ames Field was pack with fans. They literally drove the fire turck into the stadium with the team on it. City is begging for a winner. I hope they get it. Would be awesome for the community
  11. 2 points
    I don't see Pioneer in a game closer than 30 points in their next 17 games. As long as Kiser is at Pioneer they will roll big time.
  12. 2 points
    MD did indeed play @ Danville in 2000 Semi-State. I can tell you from that experience, you will not find a better bunch of fans & hosts. Everyone we met was a class act and went out of their way to be friendly and helpful from the ticket takers to the concessions folks. Mater Dei was fortunate to come away with the win and at the end of the game, the entire Danville team formed two lines and made an exit for the Mater Dei team. Danville held their helmets up while MD players walked by and they congratulated the entire team. I have never seen a classier display of sportsmanship on a football field and will never forget it. Best of luck to the Tigers next week. Wish I could be there but it will have to be in spirit only. Hopefully this game will be streamed online as well. Anyone with info, pls post.
  13. 2 points
    A bunch of fans with a chip on their shoulder.
  14. 2 points
    I got a Michigan City, Indiana Howdy Do from Johnny Cash:
  15. 2 points
    73 year old Michigan City assistant coach Ken Bye hoisting the regional championship face plate to go with the sectional championship trophy.
  16. 2 points
    how do you like that....no mention of the Hip Hugger
  17. 2 points
    Here Here!!! Thanks for posting
  18. 1 point
    Just a quick shoutout to some smaller college teams in the state. UIndy, Trine and Saint Francis all enter their respective postseasons undefeated! All host playoff games this Saturday. Saint Francis comes into the postseason ranked #1 and defending national champs! Great job by the smaller schools in the state and keep it up in the playoffs!
  19. 1 point
    As the season moves toward its climactic weekends, the officials are coming under more scrutiny (if that's even possible). Calls and no-calls get magnified by the importance of the games. The stakes are very high. So, if you're one of those guys who sits at a game and hollers at the officials about holding ... or if you have the misfortune to be sitting in front of or next to that guy ... this is for you. Holding: The Most Misunderstood Foul Holding is, without a doubt, the foul that is most misunderstood by players, coaches, fans, media … and yes, sad to say, by officials, too. The barrier to our more complete understanding of the holding foul is our desire for simplicity, clarity, and consistency. The complex nature of the holding foul is unlikely to satisfy that desire. Recognizing and calling the holding foul requires a disciplined “mental checklist.” The first item that must be checked off is “illegal technique.” The blocking rules are fairly complex, when applied to 7 or 8 blocks on each play, many of them occurring simultaneously. A thorough knowledge of what is permitted and what is not is essential for properly calling this foul. Notably, the rules do not distinguish between holding that occurs inside the shoulder pads and holding that has the hands outside the pads, although the latter is much easier to detect. The second essential element of holding is a “restriction” imposed on the movement of the player being held. This includes the concepts of “disengagement” and “superior legs.” It is never enough to simply hold an opponent. There must be restriction of movement to consider a foul. If a player is content to merely maintain his position while the opponent has a handful of his jersey, and never attempts to disengage from the hold, there’s no foul. Similarly, if an offensive lineman has a grip on an opponent’s jersey, but is simply driving him away from the point of attack through superior leg position and drive, the fact that he is holding the opponent’s jersey becomes irrelevant. The third item on the checklist is “effect on the play.” Location is key. To be called a holding foul, the contact must normally include not only all the preceding elements, but also be located at or near the point of attack. Keep in mind, there can be several distinct points of attack in a single play. I once spent an entire playoff game watching the visiting team’s right tackle, who was badly overmatched by the home team’s all-state defensive end, hold on virtually every pass play. I never threw the flag once. The reason, the shotgun QB never held the ball for more than 2 seconds. It was strictly a rhythm passing game. When he wasn’t doing that, he was rolling away from that side. There’s no way the defensive end could have gotten anywhere near the QB before the ball was long gone, even if his rush had been unopposed. Therefore, since the fact that he was held had no effect on the play, no foul. I hope I have more luck explaining this concept to you than I did telling it to the all-state defensive end and his coach that night. Since each of these elements involves a degree of judgment on the part of the covering official, with so many judgments to make on a single potential foul, it is no wonder that consistency is a concern. A few guidelines can help officials call this foul more consistently: Call holding well away from or behind the play only when absolutely necessary and then, only with reluctance. What do you do when two guys get locked up well away from the play and one just obviously takes the other down, right out there in front of everybody? Do you lose credibility if you pass on such an obvious foul? You can help the situation by using “preventive officiating,” talking loudly to the players as they lock up and encouraging them to disengage. You can also term this “unnecessary roughness,” since it’s well away from the play, and make it a personal foul, instead of holding. But you’re probably going to need a takedown to sell that calla. If at all possible, the situation should be handled with a “talk to” instead of a flag. Ditto for calling holding on a double team block. The theory here is that the offense is committing two players to a single opponent and, therefore, any advantage gained by the holding is negated by the fact that there is another player unblocked. This is only a guideline, and defensive players have been known to defeat a double team on occasion. So questionable contact on a double team simply requires an extra pause to more carefully scrutinize the action to determine if the criteria are met. Make It Be There. As an official, you always get in more trouble for calling the foul that wasn’t there, compared to missing one that was. If you’re going to throw the flag for a holding penalty, remember: we’re fishing for whales, not minnows. There is so much hand contact in blocking that if you get nitpicky about holding, you are only opening yourself up to claims of inconsistency. So when you call a hold, make sure it’s one that will jump out at you on the video. Because of both the nature and the number of judgments needed, calling holding penalties will never be free from controversy. I hope this helps explain why.
  20. 1 point
    Don Hall's Tavern At Coventry is a solid choice. Pretty close and they have a good beer selection and a menu with something for everyone.
  21. 1 point
    It’s a very nice, modern stadium. Field Turf, plenty of seating on both sides and ample parking for a big game.
  22. 1 point
    Another classic city speed versus country speed.
  23. 1 point
    My two cents.... The white hat made the correct call on the "Roughing the Kicker" play.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    I merged 2 threads: Do not need a "score prediction thread" and another thread as well. Merged them both
  26. 1 point
    http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/eastbrook-panthers-(marion,in)/football/stats_by_game.htm We held them to statistically their worse ypc of the season 51 carries for 5.4 yards per. Gave up an 82 yarder on 3rd down in the 4th spiked it to that final 275. EB had players make the plays, we did not. Hence why they are playing semi state . We were close, I don't think Woodlan can keep up but never know.... Eastbrook does play very confidently at home from what I saw. Place will be raucous
  27. 1 point
    Right? Guy picking a nationally ranked top 10 team to win their state tournament is really going out on a limb. He's actually been wrong because he's predicted BD to blow through the 6A tournament and they've had to come from behind to win 2/3 games so far.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Not yet, the adrenaline rush is still pretty strong here. But it was a big game, in the Three Rivers Area.
  30. 1 point
    Not a fan of Saturday. That's purely college football for me. My only exception would be Saturday morning games like the youth and other levels do. Then you have the rest of the day for other activities. I'm all for neutral site games though. Especially for Regionals and Semi States in our current format. I wouldn't mandate turf like Ohio tries, bc that takes more of the football aspect from the game imo. Football should be about mud, cold, and etc. I haven't got my wish for partiality seeded sectionals or Indiana being on Central time (grew up on the IN/OH line and liked the difference) yet, so I won't hold my breath.
  31. 1 point
    Find it odd that Garland would tell ESPN 3 hours before he was suppose to announce, even if he did think its pretty low of Paul Bicardi to worry more about his Journalism job and not let this kid tell the nation himself and take away from HIS day. He had the rest of the day to write his 330 word half- A** article over it come on man.
  32. 1 point
    The short jaunt down the 31 bypass will have no effect on Michigan City at all, neither will playing on grass again. Most of the City players traveled to places like the Chicago subarban area, Indianapolis, Detroit, Kansas City and Orlando for tournament games during their Pop Warner years. Keyshawn McGill, Mason Kaletha and Braden Fiske (who is out with a back injury) were all members of the Michigan City 2010 Pop Warner Jr. Super Bowl National Jr. Pee Wee Championship team. Plus they have gone all over the midwest for camps, combines and 7 on 7s (Believe me on that one). http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/sports/article_3be7482d-c787-55a4-93bf-fb1ba2876103.html
  33. 1 point
    One interesting side bar that I mentioned in another thread, two players on City's roster junior Lyric McFarrin and senior Mason Kaletha both played against Kokomo week 1 last season as members of the Chesterton Trojans at Chesterton before transferring to Michigan City, a game Chesterton won 14-7 and Lyric and Mason played really well in. Chesterton beat Munster the next week and lost their rest of their eight games. http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/high-school/football/update-special-teams-defense-lift-trojans-over-wildkats/article_0856b1f2-f570-5a8b-9fe5-3b29336f32d4.html Lyric's case was kind of special because during the summer he was only going to be allowed to play JV becuase of his transfer but the case was taken to court and the judge ruled that he could play varsity. http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/high-school/football/michigan-city-s-lyric-mcfarrin-receives-full-eligibility-from-laporte/article_d6f745ac-1f6e-521f-8312-5b93e023a7cb.html Lyric's dad Lawrence McFarrin was the running back on Michigan City's '95 consolidation team that lost a heartbreaker to Penn in the sectional champioship game and now serves as an Indiana State Trooper. Mason Kaletha's dad Scott is also the training officer for the Michigan City Fire Department and was a great running back in his playing days at Elston.
  34. 1 point
    I don't follow the names really at IU bball, but was it supposed to be this bad this year? Or did dudes bolt with Crean firing?
  35. 1 point
    It is always a 2-year cycle. 2017 is the 1st year of the 2017-2018 cycle. Therefore, CE's 2016 runner-up was factored into the 2015-2016 cycle & will have no impact going forward. http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/Tournament Success Factor/Football Success Totals 2015-16 2016-17.pdf
  36. 1 point
    Pioneer has pretty good staff as well. Coach Berry is 27-1 as head coach. Panthers will be ready for war I'm sure best of luck everyone
  37. 1 point
    2 Point Games Carmel Ben Davis Indianapolis Cathedral Brebuf Jesuit Pioneer 3 Point Games Lowell East Central Eastbrook Indianapolis Lutheran 4 Point Games Michigan City Evansville Memorial
  38. 1 point
    At least he "WON" the challenge and kept the time out.
  39. 1 point
    I figure seating has to be the biggest issue here as I'm sure Lowell will travel very well to this game. USF just isn't great for high school games. A couple more sets of bleachers have been added on the visiting side, but I wouldn't count on any more in the future being added because it would take away from the view of the lake behind it that Sister Elise absolutely loves. Should be an exciting game at Zollner, hopefully the field isn't in too bad shape. Everyone should stick around for the Saint Francis playoff game on Saturday, I'll be there rooting my Cougs on!
  40. 1 point
    I will be at this game either way, but my goodness would I prefer a Saturday!
  41. 1 point
    This game is a pick 'em. This will be a much bigger challenge for Michigan City. Kokomo is not a one dimensional team like La Porte or Concord was. Well coached and disciplined. Brett Colby is very highly respected in his own right. Paul Condry from the Regional Radio Sports Network conducted an in depth pregame interview with both Michigan City defensive coordinator Roy Richards and head coach Phil Mason. Mason talked about in detail about him getting hired at Michigan City and establishing a culture of winning for the football program and the community. If you click the audio link below the Roy Richards interview is at 5:00 and the Phil Mason interview is at 17:30. https://portal.stretchinternet.com/rrsn/portal.htm?eventId=403976&streamType=audio Mason should have been brought in to City after Buzea left for Homewood-Flossmoor.
  42. 1 point
    What? East Central was in semistate last year and state the year before that.
  43. 1 point
    No he didn't. Don't believe every "used Car" that is sold to you......
  44. 1 point
    BD is playing really good at the right time, they will win by small margin, 1 to 4
  45. 1 point
    Claim the enrollment excuse? It’s the IHSSA that classifies schools by enrollment, not Cathedral. And Cathedral is still playing a class up. If you don’t like how teams are classified find another solution. But stop claiming that Cathedral is using it as an excuse, they aren’t even playing 4A.
  46. 1 point
    I’d tell you to go troll on a Warren thread but no one cares about a team that has been eliminated.
  47. 1 point
    Based on the Lowell folks on the other thread, we may as well just hand them the trophy! This Dwenger team does’t have Any D1 talent in the senior class. Defense is good. Offense not so much. I’m sure we will give it our best shot! Glad we don’t have to travel for our “beat down”. Have you all booked your rooms in Indy as you said you would?
  48. 1 point
    Congrats to Eastbrook for advancing to the Semi-State. Congrats to Mississinewa for a great season. Many thought they would never get out of sectional and to take a very good Greenwood team to wire was impressive. Greenwood players said that Mississinewa was the best team that they had played all year. Coach Funk said "They got the respect of Indianapolis football tonight. They know who Mississinewa football is now." Mississinewa advanced starting several sophomore's and junior's. The future is bright for Mississinewa.
  49. 1 point
    Are the underlying digs and snide rude comments really necessary on a Sophomore QB? I've seen several snide comments from you and its immature at times. I don't see anything positive out of degrading backhanded comments. Support your team. Brag how you feel your teams big o-line will play or how you feel your team will win. Heck spill your dislike of the opposing team or even make your predictions. Just remember there are 15-18 year old kids playing and there is absolutely no need in making degrading backhanded comments about players.
  50. 1 point
    Great piece by the SID of the circle city conference. really impressive work THE TW has done all year for all sports for that conference thus far!! Kuddos my man
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