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      Head Coach Openings 2017   10/17/2016

      Frankton: Randy England  Bobby Ryan Promoted  Franklin Community:  Adam Reese  Chris Coll hired from Tri-West Martinsville: Brad Rose  Carter Whitson Hired  Lake Central: Brett St. Germain Tony Bartolomeo Promoted South Bend Clay: Craig Redman  Will Porter Hired from South Vermilion  Boone Grove:  Tony Tinkel   Dan Kukulski Promoted  Mooresville:  Chad Dockery Mike Gillin hired from Indian Creek Wood Memorial:  Caleb Cherry/Archer  Bret Kramer Hired Tippecanoe Valley:  Shriver/Norris   Stephen Moriarty  Hired Corydon Central:  Andrew Smith    Aaron Humphrey Hired Calumet New Tech:  Rik Richards  Rick Good Hired  Winamac:  Tim Roth Craig Barr Hired   Tri-West: Chris Coll Tyler Bruce Promoted North Central (Indy): Kevin Kreinhagen Kevin O'Shea hired from Lafayette Central Catholic Indy Chatard:  Vince Lorenzano Rob Doyle Promoted Paoli: Brian Balsmeyer Jeremy Lowery Promoted Mt. Vernon (Fortville): Doug Armstrong  Neil Kazmierczak  Hired from Lebanon  Bluffton: Randy Hudgins Brett Kunkel Hired Indian Creek: Mike Gillin Brett Cooper Hired Vincennes Lincoln:  Jon Heiden  Levi Salters Promoted  Frankfort:  Joel Sienicki Eric Davis Hired from Tri-County South Vermillion:  Will Porter  Greg Barrett hired from North Putnam Riverton Parke:  Jake Weber Brad Sanders Promoted Elkhart Central:  Levon Johnson Josh Shattuck hired from Seymour Mt. Vernon (Posey) Paul Meirer Cory Brunson hired from Evansville Harrison Richmond:  Matt Holeva  Abe Tawfeek hired from Indy Northwest Lebanon:    Neil Kazmierczak Jeff Smock Hired North White:  Jim Davis Kirk Quasebarth Promoted  North Posey:   Paul Rynkiewich  Waylon Schenk hired from Princeton  Pike Central:  Dustin Powell   Erik Mattingly Hired  John Glenn:  Damon Groves Austin Faust Promoted North Putnam:  Greg Barrett Sam Carnes Hired  Lafayette Central Catholic: Kevin O'Shea Don Coller Promoted  Evansville Harrison: Cory Brunson Lane Oxley Hired Indianapolis Roncalli:  Bruce Scifres Scott Marsh Promoted  Anderson Prep Academy: Jeffrey Dorman Randy Albano Hired Princeton:   Waylon Schenk   Jared Maners Hired Ft. Wayne North:  Mike Cochran Michael Brevard Hired Turkey Run:  Steve Stewart Bruce Scaggs Hired Indianapolis Northwest:   Abe Tawfeek Jonas Williams Promoted Tri-County:  Eric Davis  Sam Zachary Hired Carroll Community:  Mark Brown Kevin Sayler Promoted  Oldenburg Academy:  Wes Gillman  Union County:  Rusty Hensley Joel Hofmann promoted Edgewood: Jerry Bland Brian Rosenburg Hired Seymour:  Josh Shattuck  Michael Kelly Hired Wawasee:  Josh Ekovich Michael Eshbach hired from Eastside Muncie Central:  Adam Morris Scott Pethtel Hired Benton Central:  Ed Roberson  Mike Hammons  Promoted  Western:  Ron Jankovich Alex Stewart Hired New Castle:  Will Ragle  Kyle York Hired Sullivan:  Trent Olson Blaine Powell promoted Northwestern:  Alex Stewart Steve Disler hired  Clinton Central:  Isaac Sturgis Justin Gardiner Hired North Miami:  Mark Lefebvre  Joe Grant Hired from Rochester Spring Valley Justin Scheller Mark Hammond Hired  Edinburgh:  Derrick Ball  Jason Burton Hired Eastside: Michael Eshbach Steve Cooley promoted Rochester: Joe Grant Brian Hooker Hired Cloverdale: Tony Meyer Tom Winder Promoted Hammond Clark: Eric Schreiber  Hammond Noll:  Colin McCullough  Wayne Racine hired Lake Station:  Adam Hudak   South Central:  Eric Stephens Buzz Schoff Hired  Caston:  Brady Jones  Tony Slocum Promoted  


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  1. I think the clear favorite in this sectional is whichever team gets lucky enough to get slotted in the opposite bracket of the other two. But, I'm sure 2 of the 3 teams will be playing each other in the opening round, with the winner facing the 3rd the next round. It seems like that's how it always works.
  2. How many youth league teams does ND have in each age group?
  3. That's unfortunate. Small schools can't afford to have kids specializing in a single sport. The exception would be a kid who has an opportunity to have his/her education paid for in a particular sport, I get that. I'm sure that's not the case for the majority of players. Does ND have a lot of college bound baseball players? I hope these kids aren't being influenced by the other coaches/administration.
  4. What happened to ND football?
  5. Ritter Raiders @ Linton Miners

    Will both teams enter the contest at 100%, or close to it? I know Gretlein is questionable, but are there any other injuries/issues?
  6. Ritter Raiders @ Linton Miners

    The track was open during the Monrovia game last year.
  7. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Rumor yesterday was that next year Oolitic and Shawswick will combine to form 1 middle school team. Step in the right direction.
  8. Ritter Raiders @ Linton Miners

    I'd bet money that Week 5 Ritter is a better team than Week 1 Southridge...Week 5 Southridge could be a different story. We'll let you know Friday night.
  9. Ritter Raiders @ Linton Miners

    Our LB's have to play lights out if we want a shot at winning this game. I think we can score points, but we can't aid their O by missing tackles.
  10. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    Agreed! Not consolidating the Jr. High teams is a disgrace. The administration is failing those kids. Without BOSS in the spring, the handful of kids who attend St. Vincent would go 2 years without playing football, and the Shawswick kids would only know how to run the wishbone. Weber has an uphill battle, and he's finally making some headway. As for the game, there will be a bigger crowd there. Like you said, the weather's going to be perfect, and the youth league players are getting introduced at halftime. In the short span I've followed NA, last 5 years, they've never impressed me. The potential was there, it just wasn't utilized to the fullest extent. I think this game will be a battle as well, with a BNL win by 11-12 points.
  11. Hoosier Hills Conference 2017

    The difference I've seen this year for BNL versus that past 4 years under Weber, these kids don't give up. They're tough kids who seem to be finally buying into what he is selling. If they can continue to win, maybe they can garner more support from the administration and community.
  12. 1 sack registered....and how many times have we hit the QB, or the RB for that matter, in the backfield and not brought him down? Even in the Monrovia game, that happened 3 or 4 times. I think the pressure's there, we just can't finish the job. And I'll give credit to those QB's/RB's, except the Sullivan guys ;), they've been tough athletes.
  13. That's exactly how I look at it Tut. This team is improving. Keaton looked more comfortable as each game progressed. The backs looked like they trusted their linemen more, and look more confident with their assignments/responsibilities. I still saw more missed tackles in the Monrovia game than what historically we're accustomed to, but there were a lot less than the previous two weeks. For a young team, "improvement" is the most important. As for this game, much like the first 3 games, I don't know what to expect. I'd like to say it's a 3 score W, but this is a young team who hasn't had enough time to establish an identity yet. I'm fairly certain they won't overlook NV, and I guess I don't understand why they would. NV has won every game the way the were supposed to, correct? I haven't seen them on film or in person yet this year, but they're well coached, and I'm assuming, still disciplined...I just don't know what to expect.