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  1. The next reclassification

    You can and always have been allowed to petition to a higher classification.
  2. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Haha, NFL combine has 50 players 4.5, about NA/FC combined have about a quarter of that. I don't think so. Add at least .1 maybe .2 to the fastest hand timed and you likely have accurate timing. I've been doing that for years to what fk says.
  3. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Fk , you are so funny with your most years fc has a few legit 4.4-4.5 guys. There will only be at MOST a handful of those guys in the state. At the NFL combine there are usually have around 50 4.5 or under guys. The NFL combine, meaning elite of college after getting faster after HS for 3-4 years. So now fc does not have and never has had a few 4.5 guys. Maybe one or two ever if lucky. The fastest player I know of in the HHC Stevie Brown ran a 4.51 at the NFL combine,. He was a man among boys in HS. True 4.5s are very rare in HS, especially in Indiana. Vast majority of HS touted 4.4-4.5 40 times turn into around 4.7's when accurately timed. Which is very fast! If in HS you have a few 4.7 or under guys, that's really good.
  4. New Pal had near zero seniors last year. I believe they had 5 or 6 on the roster. They are returning their entire team. They'll be much improved and I expect they'll make it to lucas oil, unless a DAC team takes them out at semi-state.
  5. Evans Brothers Leave Central

    That actually sounds very good sized for a smaller class line (just in terms of size, skill, strength who knows?). CE line has often been talked of as "big" and a year or two maybe that has been accurate, however this past season our starting line averaged 230-235 (state-caliber 5A team). We were well "under-sized" compared to our opponents at Semi-State and State to a little lesser extent. That happens in the regular season as well. When your line is winning the battle in the trenches, it always seems "big".
  6. Keith Jackson Has Passed

    I was surprised it had been over 10 years since he called a game. It seems it was much more recent.
  7. I was surprisingly disappointed in the Kokomo crowd. I thought one school city, first ever State title game would bring a massive crowd. However, they had relatively few fans. Much less than our last two opponents brought to LOS, and I'm quite sure CE brought a lot more dispite having been there multiple times recently including last year and being the smaller of 2 public HS in Columbus.
  8. It appears these have been announced. A lot of team announcements on Twitter. When someone gets links or lists put them here. Congrats to all players who made teams for 2017!
  9. Westfield lost at Regionals in 2015. So they only had 5 success points, 6 are needed to move up due to success points. When Columbus East first moved to 5A it was for both enrollment and success factor reasons, so it can happen, just not in Westfields case. Really the only difference is if success factor was one reason you moved up, you will stay in new class if you obtain 3 success points, regardless of enrollment. We did get that, but our enrollment also kept us in 5A (even if we were upset in sectionals and our enrollment dipped to 4A, we'd continue in 5A due to success points from winning state, won't happen our enrollment will keep us 5A again and may go to 6A bc success factors, but just showing hypothetical). Westfields enrollment is well into 6A. No going back for them.
  10. 5A - 2018 Edition

    They've been solid for a while. They may have been a little better last season due to having a couple of tremendous seniors. I expect them to still be decent. I don't have any inside info on upcoming season with them. I know there are other Tracy's on the team, I assume there is a relation, but my understanding is Jefferson was amazing and they lose other defensive leaders, so they should take a step back, but I bet they stay near the top of the Mid-state.
  11. 5A - 2018 Edition

    So thoughts on 5A south: Sectional 13, surprise I like Cathedral. They had a lot of younger guys get a lot of good playing time last season. They are also gigantic and deep compared with any other 5A school. They are similar to a 6A mega school in that regard. Who might challenge them? I'll say Plainfield which returns a lot. Roncalli will reload to a certain extent but they lose a ton (never know funny stuff happens in rivalries) and DC loses their stars in Jefferson and Tracy. Pending off-season work Bloomington South may be best able to challenge Cathedral from the South half of the bracket. They return a core of sophomores on offense and return some on defense as well. They seemed to play some good ball at end of year. Hopefully Whitelands down year was a blip, but they won't be a contender, so I think BS should take sectional 14. In sectional 15, 2- time defending South semi-state champs Columbus East loses a huge senior class in terms of depth (and star quality) and upcoming senior class is very shallow. CE will likely be playing a lot of sophomores and juniors next season. Should make it out of sectional, but likely not a real contender. They better watch out for BNL who won't contend deep, but could pull off an upset. In sectional 16, I don't think there are any contenders. All of Castle and both TH schools return some key players, butI don't think anyone will improve enough to contend. So my favorite from the South is Cathedral. I have Plainfield, Bloomington South, CE, and Roncalli a bit distant behind them. The South half of bracket at top will likely be down, but overall this half of bracket may be a bit deeper than it was last year.
  12. No doubt, no suspense this year. Maybe we can talk position awards?
  13. Class 6A-2018

    1998 season was 20 years ago, since then non-MIC champions: 1998 Bloomington South (CI) 2000 Penn (NIC) 2010 Fishers (HCC) 2012 Lawrence Central (CI) So 4 of last 20 were non-MIC champions. Granted one of those 4 is now MIC. Non-MIC teams do compete in 6A and I bet (not next season) within a few years we'll see this break up a bit more (granted likely with HCC teams).
  14. 5A - 2018 Edition

    Okay, thoughts on 5A North: In sectional 12 New Pal should be very good. In 2017 they only had a few seniors on the roster. Instead of being sophomore/ junior led, they'll be junior/senior led. Big difference. I also notice a lot of those last names, younger brothers of some of their key players from prior years. Zionsville is a quality 5A program and they'll be battle tested, but I think New Pal will get them and I think they are one of my three favorites to come out of the North. I don't see anyone in sectionals 10 and 11 as contenders next year. Concord nor the Lafeyette schools are there and Kokomo loses 8 offense and 7 defensive starters. Last year was their team. Four year starting big QB, plus Perkins and #14 and #43. Colby has built a good program but too much loses to overcome and be a real contender in the North IMO. That leaves us with Sectional 9. As DACnut stated, MC and LaPorte should both be good. They both lose some but also have some key, and large, guys coming back, particularly on defense. If off-seasons go well, I'd expect both teams to improve from 2017. So my favorites out of the North for 2018 are MC, LaPorte, and New Pal. I like Zionsville after those and there will likely be a surprise good team as well.
  15. 5A - 2018 Edition

    We do lose 4 of "back 7" starters. Granted first off bench was a junior, but still lose 4 of 7 starters and 5 who would play regularly from that back 7. That includes key players and co-captains O'Connor and Summa. We return some, but not all. This upcoming senior class was the thinnest in a very long time. On paper 2018 is the year other HHC teams would have a shot. Gaddis and asst coaches have built a program and players tend to improve a lot though and will likely be a lot of sophomores and juniors stepping up at varsity level next season.