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  1. * Week Five Scores *

    Irish pub on Mass Ave. It's a chain but it's actually a pleasant spot. Within walking distance of Tech (about a mile) or a short Uber ride. Mass Ave will be busy that time of night and parking will be limited I'm afraid.
  2. Ben Davis at Center Grove

    Not hard to follow. No one is debating that Cathedral is a top program year in and year out. However they are clearly a tier below the likes of Warren, Carmel, Center Grover, and Ben Davis. It would be a long shot to beat any of these teams let alone potentially having to beat all four of them in a row in order to win a state championship. It's not fair nor should Cathedral voluntarily elect to remain in a class that has schools with 2,3, and 4x their enrollment. There's a reason why other schools don't voluntarily elect to play up a class either. Cathedral will play wherever the IHSAA mandates them to play and this year and next that is in 5A which is still a class up from their technical classification.
  3. Ben Davis at Center Grove

    This is Cathedral's justification for not electing to remain in 6A.
  4. Ben Davis at Center Grove

    You miss it again. Center Grove is much more suited to compete with Ben Davis than say Cathedral because Center Grove has that much more depth than Cathedral. One player like a Nick Zachery or Danny Antrhop can single handily win you a game at the 1A level. Someone like that can't do that at the 6A level. No doubt Cathedral has had their share of D1 commits and I'll assure you nobody feels sorry for them. But a couple things: a) Cathedral didn't play a single game last year with their entire group of D1 kids and in fact had more than one out at a time spanning multiple games. Cathedral HAS to have all those kids play in order to compete against the top 6A schools because Cathedral has nowhere near the depth to replace those kids of that caliber because they only have so many kids. Center Grove was able to replace Titus McCoy with somebody like Russ Yeast. That doesn't happen at Cathedral. Back in the day Warren Central could replace an injured Darren Evans with someone like Jewell Hampton. That doesn't happen at Cathedral. b) Again, Cathedral had the top end talent to match the like of Warren, BD, Carmel, etc but there is a significant drop off in talent and depth after those top individual kids in comparison to their 6A counterparts.
  5. Ben Davis at Center Grove

    The belief was that Stepp was back 100% because he played sparingly in the game the week before. Didn't end up being the case as he only played inside the 20 yard line. Touched the ball twice, 1 went untouched for an 18 yard TD run. The belief was that Cathedral needed a healthy Stepp in order to have a chance. Hindsight, even with Stepp Ben Davis still convincingly beats Cathedral. Maybe not by 30 but they win going away. It didn't matter that Cathedral had 7 or 8 D1 prospects because Ben Davis did as well. It was a night and day difference from a depth perspective.
  6. Ben Davis at Center Grove

    This pretty much sums up the difference between 4A/the new 5A and 6A. A team like Cathedral may have top individual talent that can individually take over a game at the 4A and some at the 5A level and that's why they've been so successful the last 10 years. In 6A Cathedral may be able to match Warren, Center Grove, Ben Davis, and Carmel D1 prospect for D1 prospect but that's not where games are won or lost. Depth plays a MAJOR factor at that level and what decides these games. Cathedral, a school of 1200 kids, cannot match the depth of schools 2,3, and 4x their size. The drop off from Cathedral's top players to their secondary and bench players is night and day inferior to that of most the 6A schools, it's simply numbers. So a team that has somebody like a Markese Stepp, Emil Ekiyor, or Pete Werner might have the 3 best players on the field at any given night but those three players alone aren't going to win you a ballgame at the 6A level.
  7. IFCA Poll Week 5

    Good point about the CYO QBs. Cathedral appears to have a good one for the next 2.5 years and that could lead to a great one for Chatard in the near future who may have to wait until his senior to get his shot.
  8. IFCA Poll Week 5

    Curious to get your thoughts on Chatard's new offense? Pretty weird seeing a Chatard team putting it in the air that much. Obviously it's a bit more exciting than the norm, but always thought Chatard's biggest strength was being able to methodically pound it down the throats of 3A competition come the colder months.
  9. 2017 Hoosiers

    Hoosiers can get away with Ramsey taking Lagow's starting spot if he can consistently throw the ball down the field. Diamont was a nice change of pace for the Hoosiers last year but was not a threat to through the ball down the field whatsoever and teams could simply stack the box. If he can't then it's pick your poison. Ramsey helps manufacture the running game as a dual threat option where Lagow isn't a threat to run. However, Lagow can really stretch the field with his arm, albeit if he he's not turning the ball over. Lagow really got no favors Saturday as his receivers dropped 3 or 4 passes that killed drives so the slow start isn't all on him.
  10. Lets Run up the score thread

    You mean to tell me there are more important things than pointing out high school football teams beat other teams by more than 35 points? Color me shocked.
  11. How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal

    Ha, maybe you're on to something.... No in all seriousness if Notre Dame were to move to a conference I think the B10 would make the most sense.
  12. How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal

    1. 8 games makes it a little different I was thinking 9, any chance they'd go to 9 with the addition of ND as a full pledge member? Either way, add USC + the potential to play Clemson, FSU, Va Tech, Miami every year and there isn't much room for error in advancing to the playoffs. Their schedule becomes infinitely harder going to the ACC full time and Notre Dame just hasn't been that good recently. I think the path to go undefeated or one loss sets up better as an independent but SOS and/or quality wins may be at a premium without being in a conference and that could potentially hurt ND especially if they can't claim to be a conference champion. It's almost a pick your poison. 2. Notre Dame is different than the schools you list because those schools actually recruit kids in the region they are located/play the majority of their games. Notre Dame recruits nationally because as an independent they travel all over. That drastically changes moving solely to an East Coast based conference. Not going to be able to schedule a "neutral" home game in Houston or Dallas or wherever like they have in the past. I guess I see Notre Dame's transition to the ACC similar to Nebraska's and their transition to the B10. Nebraska in their heyday was able to compete in a non-football rich state because they played in the B12. A lot of their roster was made up of guys from Texas because by playing in the B12 half their games were played in Texas. Financially the move to the B10 was sound but you've seen the results. What kid from Texas wants to play in the Midwest nearly every week with the potential to play out east if PSU/MD/Rutg show up on the schedule? Nebraska's move to the B10 has severely hurt recruiting.
  13. How realignment knocked Notre Dame off its pedestal

    Agree wholeheartedly that the clearest path to the CFB playoffs is via conference champion. I think Notre Dame in the long run would suffer if they became a full pledged conference member and here's why. Notre Dame as an independent is still nationally relevant despite average results the last two decades. Reason why is they get to play a national schedule and that allows Notre Dame to recruit at the national level. I think that's eliminated if Notre Dame joins a conference, especially out on the east coast. It hurts their ties to the west coast and Texas which Notre Dame has pulled some top recruits from in recent years.
  14. 2017 Hoosiers

    I think Lagow is much improved, especially from an accuracy standpoint. Didn't see many errant or overthrows like we saw all last year, he looked crisp. Forced some things sure, but when you virtually have zero running game and drop back 65 times against that defense, bad things are bound to happen at some point. Still feel he needs to get stronger and more aware in the pocket, but he's not going to see a push rush like that the rest the year.
  15. You at least pronounced Achilles right didn't you?