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      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired  James Broyles Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara Doug Armstrong Hired Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Michael Torgerson Hired Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller Chad Montgomery Hired Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Chuck Foga Hired Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Adam Handley Hired Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Jason Grunewald promoted Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  James Bragg Hired Tell City:  Josh Teague Aaron Clements Hired Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly Dave Stephens Hired Crawford County:  Kevin Mills Jeremy Reynolds Hired Northwestern Steve Dibler  Patrick Rosner hired  Gary West:  Jason Johnson Collin McCullough Hired Indianapolis Washington :  ?    Steve Moorman Hired Indianapolis Attucks: ?   Ibrahim Tawfeek Hired North Newton Jeff Bean Scott Rouch Promoted Madison Grant:  Kyle Booher Brady Turner Promoted 

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  1. 13 points
    As we begin another high school football journey, I wanted to take a moment and pay a bit of respect to the founder of the GID and still the never-forgotten heart and soul of the page, Tim Adams. Hard to believe it's been over eight years since his unexpected passing. We still miss you TA. Watch over these players from above. Your spirit lives on.
  2. 10 points
    I am 1 of a few, I just have a good gig where I am in a computer lab 8 hours a day working so it has been my pleasure to just do a small part to keep the ship a float. @DK_Barons still takes care of the operational portion of the site and I bombard him with tech texts all the time!! @77Jimmie checking with his years of guidance is appreciated. My guys @Irishman also does a lot in our world with @SR1 taking the lead in the southern Indiana world. @WCGrad92 helps me with job openings and is our GID Poll Wizard!! But at the end of the day, its not about those folks or me, but of course our community!! We have had more coaches and referees sign up in last few years than I ever remember. I absolutely LOVE the Officiating Forum for our readers and COACHES alike. What a great spot to freshen up on the new rules and the funky scenarios. I thank @bobref, @BisonUmpire and @Impartial_Observer plus a host of others for their wiliness to post. Of Course best wishes to @Mrs Gridiron Digest she checks in here and there and is very generous each year with her donation in memory of Coach Tim Adams.
  3. 7 points
    Somebody thinks Monroe Central is better than Pioneer? Somebody needs drug tested.
  4. 6 points
    It's just exfoliating the dead skin out if your moth. Just gotta let it soak in the milk before u eat it.
  5. 6 points
    Not a triple option guy huh........ I would take that offense than any silly Spread/RPO But hey I am double tight Single Wing Gun type of fella
  6. 6 points
    Congrats Muda, you got it all figured out. I'm still choosing my teammates, no matter how much you bully me.
  7. 6 points
    I remember the scouts in school, you'll have to forgive me, but I'll stick with my teammates.
  8. 6 points
  9. 5 points
    Good to see Hammond Noll get some votes... wait what??
  10. 5 points
    I think that works for your 6A and 5A teams but how could 1A and 2A schools do this? I'm sure most of their athletes are doing baseball and track during the spring season.
  11. 5 points
    Oh lord, Lets hope not, we don’t need another thread going on about Soccer taking over.
  12. 5 points
    When I first moved to this area in 1998, TA was one of the first people I met. We became friends and one of my early stories when I worked for the local newspaper was about how TA put together the early GID. Later, we became very close friends and broadcast partners. I've never met anyone who could take football and simplify it for the average fan like he could on the air, while being conversational and relational. We had a lot of fun every Friday night. TA was passionate about his faith - he was a Christian Church minister and drove an hour one way multiple times a week to teach at his church near Connersville. He was very passionate about his family - we never had a conversation where he didn't talk about his three daughters and how proud he was of them. And he loved football - not just his players at Mt. Vernon (and before that, Eastern Hancock), but the entire football community. He was a great friend and I often miss him, but especially this time of year. I think a lot about what he'd be doing right now, but it would probably involve updating the GID and doing everything he could to promote football at every level. Thankful for the community he put together - many of us have become friends beyond the computer screen - but also thankful for the friendship we had.
  13. 5 points
    I do what I do for our community in Tim's Honor. Thank you to all of our community for making this what it is. A great place for us to discuss High School Football in the State of Indiana!
  14. 5 points
    if the way back machine is on..... Is there any better lyrical poetry then my guys from Geto Boys : Mind Playing Tricks on Me? This was my choice for Wedding Songs: I was denied:
  15. 4 points
    If you know all the answers, then why ask? You and BB should give Grover some credit. He is orders of magnitude closer to having actual insight of this program than either of you. Not saying that to sound jerkish....just a fact. Sorry....the you can count on it comment made me think of this movie classic quote......
  16. 4 points
    That was nothing more than a witch hunt by a couple dads who weren't happy about junior's playing time. Why would that change anything with our 'camp'?
  17. 4 points
    What? It's got lots on your "boy". It doesn't shred the roof of your mouth when you eat it.
  18. 4 points
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    Has Wild Hogs ever participated in High School Cross Country? Own a Tool Chest? Im asking for a friend
  21. 3 points
    You would also probably find an entire wing of patients who are suffering from delirium due to the mind numbingly boring discussion of Columbus East's domination of the Hoosier Hills Conference.
  22. 3 points
    Why not use the same concept for summer that you want to apply to spring ball. Just say Football can pick two weeks on in the summer the rest is dead.
  23. 3 points
    I still agree with mo about giving the summers back to the kids. It is also too much responsibility on assistant coaches. Spring ball may not be the answer maybe a week in june after school is out .
  24. 3 points
    I just want to set this straight. On the Linton-Stockton Miners page of the 2018 Indiana Football Digest the first paragraph reads "There are few communities that embrace their Friday night football better than the southwest Indiana towns of Linton and Stockton." Now c'mon. There is not now, nor was their ever a town named Stockton, at least not near Linton. Linton is a small city. It is located in the Indiana township of Stockton. Stockton Township is located in the western part of Greene county. The township does not reach very far beyond the city limits of Linton. It is true that the community of Linton embraces it's Friday night football. we're sorta proud of that. I don't want to share that attribute with some mythical town called Stockton.
  25. 3 points
    Allowing a couple seniors to play a JV schedule at the possible expense of taking away a football program seems more than practical to me. The only casualties in your scenario are the few seniors + underclassmen who have zero control over the situation. I would be in favor of waiver that would allow seniors to voluntarily play at a neighboring school in a scenario where they were limited to a JV schedule but shutting down a program due to low numbers in a couple of consecutive classes would kill any chance of the program ever starting back up.
  26. 3 points
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  28. 3 points
    Every poster on this forum needs to read this.
  29. 3 points
    Keep pointing backward........NWA, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy!
  30. 3 points
    my gawd this is amazing!!! Cheers GID
  31. 3 points
    That was a great game by 2 great teams. East would've easily rolled New Prairie as we did. It was a pleasure watching both teams. Highest regard for the high consistent high level of play from the East program. My kid was the senior RB for New Pal on that team, only time I've seen him smile coming off the field of any game ever. Lol. I think there's a realistic shot of a title game matchup this year. Good luck to East this year, here's hoping we meet at Lucas Oil!!
  32. 3 points
    Who can forget Quisp cereal!
  33. 3 points
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is far superior than Honey Smack
  34. 3 points
    But it's one of the largest.
  35. 3 points
    I’ll be the good looking guy in the white hat.
  36. 3 points
    I thought the idea was to get the best teams into LOS on Thanksgiving weekend, regardless of where they are from. I’m perplexed.
  37. 2 points
    Or....much of what was considered normal in the past, has become considered "toxic" in today's "more evolved softer and sensitive" world. Just finished lunch at work....gotta get to my "group hug" session, followed by the "everyone get's an award" event. Your "logic" DT is interesting...at best.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    trust me we have plenty of time away from our team in the summer Not sure what I am missing here This idea being discussed would put Indiana football backwards in my opinion. The conversation should start with Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and start restricting the amount of competition and practices THEY allow. Which if you are scoring at home: UNLIMITED for those sports
  40. 2 points
    my annual................. SSSSSNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  41. 2 points
    I miss ROXFAN!!! Maybe this will be the year of the comeback for him. Wolvesfan perhaps? That would be awesome!
  42. 2 points
    Why isn’t Mitchell vs Edgewood in the Pick’em?
  43. 2 points
    That's a myth. Besides, have to think outside the box if you expect to win The Caddy. Ask Chatard about homefield advantage. 13 State Championships and they've never played a home game. Until this Friday night. What an atmospere that will be.
  44. 2 points
    They didn't have to adjust anything. The school system will have new policies that apply to all coaches but Coach Moore doesn't need to change because he does things the right way. Are your daytime soaps not providing you enough drama?
  45. 2 points
    Yeah im not sure. I thought last year would be a breakthrough season. Never can tell. I think i have finally accepted that this isn't the same as coach mo's first go around at bhss. A lot of things were different back then the town was a lot different. Things were perfectly aligned his first stint here. This time he has done very well but im not sure the culture and other variables are aligned as well as the first time he was here. Ill be satisfied if the program can continue to build itself up each season . State titles may not be in the near future but good/exceptional football can still be on the horizon.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    My modern experience (not counting my leather helmet days) is that Freshman football's FIRST priority was to keep kids loving the game and having fun doing it. Don't run kids away from the game. By playing with those of similar size and age (and developing a sense of class unity), they have something to build on and develop comradeship and pride in their class. Its goal is to keep that certain small kid engaged so that when he has that 6" and 50lb growth spurt he hasn't left the game behind two years previously (or the short heavy kid that adds inches and turns into a tight end). There are so many stories about what kids looked like Freshman year versus what they became as Seniors. I get it if you frankly just don't have the numbers but I think you are at a severe disadvantage (at least in 3A upwards) if you can't or don't field Freshman teams. Its great to win games, etc., but if you really think that is the real priority of Freshmen football, I think it's a mistake. It's to keep kids in the game and playing the NEXT year.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    With Indiana being a bball state, it could well be the mentality that you have a basketball game for every one football starting team that doesn't take the field ... so there's less love for the idea of anything other than "traditional football." On the other hand, in a football-first state like Texas, the idea is to find any and every way to play football ... thus the affinity for less-than-traditional football.
  50. 2 points
    Borderline hilarious you say it's become a problem only in government schools. Only see what you want to see dont ya?
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