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  1. Serious question. After all this delightful banter back and forth it seems that Lowell's offense likes to grind it out (that isn't a bad thing), so my question is how much of Lowell's defensive numbers are based off the fact that the other team is limited to fewer possessions? No question Lowell has a great D, just wondering if some of that is played off of the offensive strategy or if it's just because point blank they have a great defense.
  2. Nice to see some passion though for the big game, and i think the lines were drawn Monday.
  3. Not trying to start an argument, just trying to inform you. NP has some kids that can catch the ball and the QB can throw it better than one would think (if you are looking at his total passing yards). NP doesn't pass much because they haven't really needed too. Now, does NP wanna throw the ball around? no. But they are capable if need be. Can't wait for Friday!
  4. Sorry, I was unaware that NP was incapable of scoring 14-28 points on a defense that has given up 13 points a couple of times...how stupid of me. Not to mention the fact that NP has one of the best offenses in the state. three 1,000 yard rushers (by a long shot), 554 points this season, and 11 games in a row scoring at least 40 points. Yeah what a ludicrous comment to think NP will score HALF of their average.... But seriously Lowell's D is stout and I wouldn't be all surprised to see NP struggle on the offensive side of the ball. But NP will get theirs and Lowell will too, it's going to be a dog fight!
  5. Obviously the story of the game will be; can Lowell stop the New Prairie rushing attack. Lowell will be by far the best defense that NP has faced all season, so I don't expect the 40+ points NP puts up every game. But I still see New Prairie being able to score 2-4 TD's. Now that begs the question, does Lowell have enough offensive fire power to be able to move the ball and score on a solid NP defense consistently? NP does have 9 games giving up 13 points or less, including 5 games without a touchdown. The two teams SOS's are very similar with a slight edge going to NP. Either way it should be a hell of a game in the region this Friday night!
  6. 27-13 20-7 19-0 27-13 27-0 28-9 16-0 30-7 These are the final scores to 8 of Lowell's games. They must have some confident coaches to pull their starters in the 2nd quarter....
  7. 4A schools remaining

    Surprised nobody has been talking about a potential NP-Griffith game. I'm sure a regional championship between two 11-1 teams at the boneyard for Radtke's homecoming would be PACKED. But first things first, take care of St. Joe tomorrow night.
  8. I acknowledged that St. Joe usually turns is up during post season play, and they are probably better than their record indicates. But please explain why is isn't "fair" to compare common opponents scores? Especially when two of those common opponents were literally played 3 days ago.
  9. St. Joe seems to turn it on during postseason play every year. If they can figure out a way to keep the NP offense at bay, they have a chance. But if NP scores 35+ I don't think St. Joe has enough offensive firepower to keep up. Common opponents: Marian: NP won 42-0, St. Joe lost 13-14 Clay: NP won 73-0, St. Joe won 50-20 Mishawaka: NP won 42-21, St. Joe won 27-25 Riley: NP won 42-32, St. Joe won 39-27
  10. NIC Teams 2nd Round Games

    Good game last night, I know it's been said a ton on here but Mishawaka had a TON of sophomores being called out over the PA for tackles on defense. Even a fair amount of freshman were getting significant playing time. I have a feeling there will be a couple more NP vs. Mish battles in the next few years.
  11. NIC Teams 2nd Round Games

    Very cool article. Only thing wrong is I believe Curtis coached the cougars for 11 seasons, 1997-2007.
  12. Bad Weather (Favorite Games)

    Easily the coldest I have been. Ever. People still talk about the weather during that game often. I remember not being able to turn the lock on my locker after the game because my hand was so cold. The only person it didn't seem to effect was Harnish.
  13. NIC Teams 2nd Round Games

    Just to compare apples to oranges, here are a few past sagarin rankings for both Mishawaka and NP (These were just the ones easy to find on john harrell's website) 2013: NP 25 Mishawaka 60 2014: NP 18 Mishawaka 20 2015: NP 48 Mishawaka 16 2016: Couldn't find sagarin ratings but NP had a 9-3 record and Mishawaka had a 10-3 record 2017: NP 30 Mishawaka 104 Yes, I know it's impossible to compare these two programs when no games have been played, but i'd guess that there would probably have been some VERY good games between NP and Mishawaka the past 5 seasons.
  14. NIC Teams 2nd Round Games

    Finally some intriguing match-ups in the NIC. I'll take: Penn avenges an early season loss to the Vikings. Laporte over Adams easily Elkhart Central wins in a game that'll be in question well into the fourth. NP over Mishawaka. I'd imagine a pretty packed house at Amzie Miller, the NP community has been wanting this game ever since Curtis left. St. Joe over Riley. St. Joe just has a history of playing better in the postseason. Really, no outcome in this game will surprise me. Knox beats Marian. With Glenn being their only common opponent, it should be a good game. But the edge goes to Knox and Marian seems to be limping in the post season. Jimtown wns vs Peru. Identical 5-5 records but I gotta give the edge to the Jimmies with their SOS and being at home. Also, a little North South bragging rights are on the line Friday night with NP vs. Mishawaka and St. Joe vs. Riley. For what it's worth, the South currently holds a 6-2 advantage over the North this season (Clay went 0-4 against the south teams).
  15. NIC - End of the Regular Season

    Just to clear a few things up here... We took Culver, Triton, LaVille, and Knox off of our schedule. We have only lost 2 conference games since joining the NIC. 1 against Washington in 2015 and 1 against Marian in 2016. It's tough to think Mishawaka will be the first "real" test. Andrean put together a nice campaign, so did LaPorte. Riley also has a good team with athletes. Mishawaka hasn't done anything to prove that they are better than those 3 teams. NP is in a up-cycle right now. Marian, Jimtown, and One of the South Bend schools (Washington or Riley) should be able to put together a team that competes for a championship every year. Not to mention Bremen is always a tough out just with limited resources. Clay has proven to be a doormat in recent years, we should definitely drop them. Would love to get a cross-over game with either St. Joe or Mishawaka (although they won't do that because of the Marian game and I don't blame them). LaPorte aint coming off our schedule, and they shouldn't. The NP Andrean rivalry started in 2001 and has had a total of 10 game (7-3 andrean leads) It became a big game because there was ALWAYS a trophy on the line (even if they met early in sectionals it was the defecto championship game). It is a still a good game and should be on the schedule, but has definitely lost some of it's luster now that it is a non-con game without much but bragging rights on the line. New Prairie isn't going to the Duneland. That isn't a good move for NP and isn't a good move for the Duneland. New Prairie fits the NLC mold perfectly but the distance is probably too much to overcome, especially when you think of baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc. on weekday nights. The NIC is a good home for NP but there should be some "tweaking" in the comings years to make it a long term fix. And with the Elkhart mega school coming next year I'd imagine the leaders want to see how that all shakes out first before making any decisions.