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  1. A lot of youth football leagues & middle schools want licensed officials, for liability reasons if nothing else. That's also a great way to get some experience and some extra spending money. I'd love to consider it, but I have a ton on my plate and I know that my personal makeup could make me a pretty lousy official, so I try to give back to the games I enjoy by helping with game ops & media responsibilities.
  2. Franklin Central Goes For Win #400

    I assume you're referring to Cathedral. FC has won a lot more than 50 games in 33 years :). The first game TA & I broadcast together was a Cathedral-Carmel game in 2006 where the Irish hit another milestone. Can't remember exactly what it was, but it might have been 500.
  3. The big game this week features two of the state's top offenses - New Castle's air raid attack and 3,000-yard passer Niah Williamson against New Palestine and its power spread running game, with 1,000-yard rusher Luke Canfield and dual-threat QB Zach Neligh. A win for NP clinches at least a share of its fifth straight HHC title. New Castle is 4-3/3-2, New Palestine 7-0/5-0. Also this week, Delta (2-3/4-3) and top rusher Charlie Spegal travel to Greenfield-Central (2-3/3-4) Mt. Vernon (1-4/2-5) travels to Shelbyville (3-2/5-2) Pendleton Heights (4-1/6-1) is at Yorktown (0-5/2-5) HHC update
  4. Last I checked, New Palestine was in the same sectional as its county rival, Greenfield-Central. And Roncalli and Cathedral, which are in the same county and are longtime rivals, are in the same sectional. Remember, the IHSAA doesn't look at the map holistically and go "this team is north, this team is south." It groups sectionals first, then pairs the sectionals into regionals, and then into semistates, and usually, tries to keep county and historical rivals together whenever possible.
  5. I posted this article to my social feed a while back and got shouted down by several vehement, loud, angry anti-football crusaders demanding "scientific research." I posted something from the Mayo Clinic, and apparently, that wasn't good enough for them. At least one was consistent. Usually, the answer about "what happens when we ban football" is a variant of "SOCCER! It will finally become the most popular sport ever as it should be" and the agenda is revealed. At least one crusader was also apparently anti-soccer (but then I discovered was suing both USA Football & the USSF, so they had a financial interest in hysteria).
  6. Week 5 in the HHC saw some ridiculously great performances. New Castle's Niah Williamson threw for 7 TDs and ran for two more in the Trojans' 62-55 win over Yorktown. He threw for 538 yards in the win, and had three 100-yard receivers - Luke Bumbalough (200), Nicholas Grieser (117) and Triston Chesher (177). Yorktown's Reid Neal threw for 180 and ran for 188. That game was back-and-forth, with NC going the length of the field to score late after Yorktown had taken a seven-point lead in the final two minutes. Landon Watson of Shelbyville threw for 383 yards and four TDs in the Golden Bears' 41-14 victory over Greenfield-Central. Luke Canfield of New Palestine ran for 305 yards and four TDs in the Dragons' 41-21 victory over Pendleton Heights. Tyson Harley of Mt. Vernon threw for 244 yards - 123 to Braxton Trittipo - in the Marauders' 31-26 win over Delta. Players of the week: Niah Williamson (NC) & Landon Watson (Shelby) - offense; Landan Burton (NP) - defense This week's games: New Castle at Delta: A matchup between the league's top passer in Niah Williamson & top rusher in Charlie Spegal New Palestine at Greenfield-Central: The Helmet game and an always-spirited intra-county rivalry Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon: Another long-standing rivalry between two SR 67 neighbors. Look for the ball in the air a lot in this one Yorktown at Shelbyville. Another matchup between teams with high-octane offenses. Full HHC week 5 wrap/week 6 preview
  7. Grindirondigest Twitter Account

    Was wondering why I wasn't getting RTs from the @NPHSDragons account when I use the #TGD hashtag. That would explain it.
  8. I think it's more about confirmation bias. "I don't like football because it (is more popular than my favorite sport, has a pro sports league run by millionaires, is a sport supported by people I don't like, some other reason), therefore, here's something that supports my view that football is bad.:"
  9. IFCA Poll Week 5

    That's not atypical of the AP. A lot of AP voters just look at last week's poll, and move down teams that lost an arbitrary number of spots (but feel like they have to move teams down IF they lost), and you only move up if someone ahead of you lost. I didn't vote that way when I was an AP voter for 8 years (I tried to look holistically at everyone's season - Harrell's site was tremendous at making this easy), and because of that, you might see teams jump those who won the previous week because they have a more impressive body of work.
  10. AP Poll Week 5

    I used to be an AP voter back in the day. One of the issues is the voting takes place with drop-down menus - or at least did in the past. It's possible someone was trying to vote for Lawrence Central & gave Lake Central a second-place vote (the AP uses a sliding scale where a first-place vote is 20 points and a 10th-place vote is six).
  11. Hoosier Heritage Conference week 5 Two teams remain unbeaten in the HHC race: Pendleton Heights & New Palestine. They play each other Friday in New Palestine. PH is 4-0 for the first time since 2001 and is averaging 39 points per game. QB Christian Conkling threw for 250+ last week. Evan Douglas & Eli Pancol have both had big seasons for the Arabians. NP's defense has been outstanding, allowing 2 TDs all season so far, while the Dragons' offensive trio of Zach Neligh, Luke Canfield & Colby Jenkins have been putting up big numbers. Matchup of two teams with outstanding QBs in Yorktown this Friday. New Castle, with Niah Williamson (420 yds / 6 TDs last week) and Luke Bumbalough (253 yds / 3 TDs last week) travels to Yorktown, to face Reid Neal and the Tigers. Delta, with the nation's leading rusher Charlie Spegal, travels to Mt. Vernon, which returns home after dropping 3 straight road games. Interesting matchup at Greenfield-Central, where both Shelbyville and the host Cougars look to bounce back from losses last week and are 1-1 in the HHC. This week's HHC report
  12. Hoosier Heritage Conference week 4 Week 1 is down in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Mt. Vernon posted its first win over Greenfield-Central since 2011 with a 27-0 shutout. New Palestine won its 28th straight HHC game, 43-0 at Yorktown. Pendleton Heights won a back-and-forth battle with New Castle 34-31, while Shelbyville beat Delta 28-21 on a late TD. Shelby, PH & NP are all 3-0 to start the season. Two big rivalry games mark the week: Yorktown travels to Delta, while Mt. Vernon travels to New Palestine in the Boundary Rail game. The G-C at PH game will also be a big one as it features two teams who won their HHC openers last week This week's games Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights Mt. Vernon at New Palestine Shelbyville at New Castle Yorktown at Delta Full HHC weekly report
  13. Start of conference play this week. HHC went 13-3 in non-conference, with 5 of the 8 teams going 2-0. This week's games Delta at Shelbyville Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central New Castle at Pendleton Heights New Palestine at Yorktown The full HHC update
  14. Here's the thread for game broadcasts. IHSAAtv has a significant list of webcasts: http://ihsaatv.org/othergames.html New Pal Radio has all New Palestine games, coverage begins an hour before kickoff each week: https://tunein.com/radio/New-Pal-Radio-s229444/