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  1. I dunno . . . HHC has some good teams. New Castle's new Air Raid, Shelbyville is always tough, and Mt. Vernon now boasts an indoor practice facility and a 6A state champion coach. Pendleton Heights, New Castle, and Mt. Vernon all won a sectional game. New Pal is a small 4A school that now schedules two 5A teams and a 6A team . . . and has dominated the last few years. Does their lack of depth show up in 5A tourney? Of course. But their schedule isn't that bad considering their enrollment size.
  2. Sorry. You didn’t know who the 5th leading rusher in the state was. You didn’t know that NP had improved their schedule with Kokomo and Center Grove. So yes, wrong again. Whiteland also wanted out of contract with NP.
  3. New Palestine has beefed up its non conference schedule. Open the year at 5A runner up Kokomo and then home vs Center Grove. I guess you don’t know what you are taking about. Again.
  4. Zionsville returns quite a bit. And they have twice as many players as New Palestine.
  5. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    I believe it is official since he was at New Palestine High School today. Charlie Spegal is a Dragon.
  6. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    Oh, I agree. Depth is an issue. And being sent North was definitely nice. Should be deeper than last year, as senior class only had 7 players. But combining a talented junior class with a deep sophomore class that got a lot of playing time last year bodes well for this year. Solid freshman class. And the 8th grade class was the biggest group of football players ever at the middle school level . . . so hopefully there will be a little more depth in 2018. They were not in Cathedral or Columbus East's class last year. May not be this year. Time will tell. But they were WAY better than I expected them to be last year. Hopefully that means good things for the upcoming season.
  7. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    Dragons return 9 starters on offense, including QB, RB, and their entire offensive line. They also return 7 starters on defense. And their kicker and punter. Not to mention a big name move in . . .
  8. Bishop Noll cancels game

    Well with those minimum numbers, New Pal would have to have forfeited several games this year.
  9. New Palestine Cadet Football League has the following limits: 1/2 division 65 lbs 3/4 division 85 lbs 5/6 division 110 lbs Research tends to show that weight limits have negligible effect on injuries. My seventh grade middle school team currently has two kids playing skill positions that were ineligible in 6th grade.
  10. Youth/Feeder Programs

    Kindergarten program involves kids in shoulder pads running into pads and falling down. It's one night a week for 4 weeks. On the last night they have a "game" that does closely resemble herding cats.
  11. Youth/Feeder Programs

    New Palestine has a kindergarten program, a first/second grade division, a third/fouth grade division, and a fifth/sixth grade division. Cheerleaders too. Usually 6-7 teams per division. All are tackle. 7th and 8th graders have separate teams at Doe Creek Middle School.
  12. Or less flag-happy crews that think every collision is a penalty.
  13. And sometimes the change is bad and needs to be eliminated. I've yet to see a interception return or decent punt return not be flagged this year due to this stupid rule.
  14. It's not a Neanderthal attitude. I have already said that blocks above the shoulders and blindside blocks away from the play should be eliminated. I'm all for rules on targeting. But at the point of attack, you are asking kids to now say, "ok, I can't block him too hard here, even though he's not looking at me, I have to stick out my hands or just stand here and let him blast me as I set a pick." It's probably one of the dumbest rules I've ever seen.