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  1. That issue had nothing to do with the contraction discussion. It was an internal personnel conflict.
  2. What I have listed below in a previous post in this thread mirrors the condition at Hammond Noll, Prairie Heights and many other small schools in Indiana. These are all local headwinds facing these programs. Given the current downward national trajectory for football, I would advise these schools to abandon their football programs and reinvest elsewhere. Keep in mind, football benefits approximately 6% of students at your typical Class 2A school, and has the highest cost per student to maintain. Here are the facts that you will report to your board and admin : * Your team has lost 95% of its games over the last 3 years, by an average margin of 42 points per game. * You have forfeited games due to low numbers and significant injuries. * You are hard pressed to find 20 able bodies willing and able to suit up and represent the school for football season. Multiple practices have also been cancelled due to the numbers problems. * Your equipment and facilities are in poor condition and you are looking at considerable expense to replace them. * Your local community is apathetic and non supportive of your program. Gate receipts are miniscule and contribute nothing to help fund other sports. * Your insurance costs are rising due to the severity of injuries resulting from a huge imbalance of athletic talent between your team and its opponents. You are asking undersized kids to go head to head with bigger, stronger and faster athletes, putting the health of your players in danger. * You are faced with replacing your coaching staff for the third consecutive year, a search which consumes valuable time, energy and financial resources. * Demographic trends in your community indicate that student athletes will be inclined to gravitate towards athletic endeavors that they relate to on a more cultural/ethnic level.
  3. This is not an issue for IFCA, the IHSAA or any other governing body. It is an individual school issue. And the heart of the matter is this. For my particular school, what is the most cost effective way to spend my allocation of state and federal dollars and provide the optimum educational AND extra curricular experience that benefits the majority of my students? Only each individual school can answer that question for themselves. As to my role, public on line lobbyist suits just fine.
  4. 2017 Hoosiers

    This may be Allen's way of putting his imprint on the offense. He is inclined to go with a low risk - spread type offense with minimal turnovers vs the big play NFL type throwing game employed by Wilson-Lagow. Our biggest challenge is recruiting, and the inability to put together a "complete" roster One year we have great linemen. Another we have a great QB. Then we have an NFL calibre RB. Other years we have a stable of high quality receivers. Now we have a decent, middle of the pack defense. But never has IU been able to combine all of these elements on the same roster. It's what separates us from the top teams in the conference. They always have talent and depth at every position. It's just very frustrating. The only way that Tom Allen exceeds the performance of his predecessors is if he can build that complete roster that is not only capable of beating outmanned non con opponents and winning a few B10 games a year against the bottom of the league teams. And despite his solid reputation with Indiana high school coaches, IU cannot advance by winning the in state recruiting battle. There just are not enough high quality players in the state to push the Hoosiers up to the next level. And Jeff Brohm has laid down the gauntlet in state. If you are an offensive blue chip recruit from Lawrence Central, are you going to buy into what Brohm is selling, given his NFL and college head coaching background? Or do go with Allen and his folksy, aw shucks approach to the game. Things will get tougher for Indiana, not easier. Allen has to go into Florida, Georgia, Texas, and triple IUs efforts in Ohio if they are to make a move up. I'll believe it when I see it. There is nothing in his background that says he can do this
  5. Coaches are not being fired at these "bubble" schools. They are leaving out of frustration and the realization that winning is an impossibility given the set of circumstances.
  6. The GID is a much more politically correct place than it used to be in wild west days of the early 2000s. I am respecting that fact and following decorum. And Mexicans can indeed play football. We are seeing a resurgence of football at Portage High School, which has a rapidly growing hispanic student population and a new hispanic head coach.
  7. Let me ask you a question and please contemplate your answer and response : Lets assume you are the Athletic Director for Wayne Tech High School (fictional small Indiana high school) You have been summoned by your school board and administration to give a post season assessment of your football team's performance, and to give an overall 5 year snapshot of results, with projections for the next 3 to 5 years as well. Here are the facts that you will report to your board and admin : * Your team has lost 95% of its games over the last 3 years, by an average margin of 42 points per game. * You have forfeited games due to low numbers and significant injuries. * You are hard pressed to find 20 able bodies willing and able to suit up and represent the school for football season. Multiple practices have also been cancelled due to the numbers problems. * Your equipment and facilities are in poor condition and you are looking at considerable expense to replace them. * Your local community is apathetic and non supportive of your program. Gate receipts are miniscule and contribute nothing to help fund other sports. * Your insurance costs are rising due to the severity of injuries resulting from a huge imbalance of athletic talent between your team and its opponents. You are asking undersized kids to go head to head with bigger, stronger and faster athletes, putting the health of your players in danger. * You are faced with replacing your coaching staff for the third consecutive year, a search which consumes valuable time, energy and financial resources. * Demographic trends in your community indicate that student athletes will be inclined to gravitate towards athletic endeavors that they relate to on a more cultural/ethnic level. Given all of these challenges, what is your approach to the board relative to their request for your program assessment?
  8. 2017 Hoosiers

    I've stopped watching IU football. This team was fun to watch when the Hoosiers had a chance to beat teams with their high scoring offense. This current offense is dull and uninspiring. The back half of the schedule is a real crapshoot. Many of you have already counted 3 or 4 conference wins for the Hoosiers based on the supposed ease of the schedule. Im not sure what you are looking at. Rutgers has won two consecutive conference games. Purdue and Maryland will both likely be favored to beat IU. We have no chance against Wisconsin. Illinois has IU at home. There are no sure wins. And 0-9 remains a possibility.
  9. 2017 Hoosiers

    This is why he was unsuccessful at Ben Davis.
  10. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/too-many-bad-teams-awful-quarterback-play-making-nfl-games-hard-to-watch/ The general gist of this thread focuses primarily on what I view as a declining quality of play and a broadening schism between the haves and the have nots in Indiana high school football. Competitive balance seems to be more out of whack than ever, and I firmly believe that these scores posted in this thread are a clear indication of where the game is heading in our state. Interesting as I read thru the CBS Sports on line headlines this morning, this same issue of poor quality of play in the NFL is front and center in the news. I see many similarities between this contraction discussion and the heated debate we had from 2004 to 2007 regarding The Multiplier. Both issues deal primarily with the competitive profile of IHSAA member schools, and offer potential solutions/remedies to address these issues. The IHSAA implemented The Multiplier, they just did it in a watered down version to avoid potential legal issues. Point is , it happened, and we are now several years into the implementation. And what are the results? The Success Factor basically addresses competitive balance issues at the top of the competition hierarchy, and ignores the bottom tier, which is the tier most clearly impacted given the scoring imbalance we are currently seeing. I believe contraction will also happen, and it will happen because school administrators come to the realization that the deck is stacked too deeply against them, and the cost/benefit relationship relative to fielding an IHSAA sanctioned high school football team no longer makes sense.
  11. 2017 Hoosiers

    This is why he was unsuccessful at Ben Davis.
  12. Bears 2016 and NOW 2017

    Bears are taking offensive football back to the 50s. Trubisky 4 of 7 for 107 yards today, and they BEAT the Panthers. 3-4 now, and coming along with a weak back half schedule.
  13. I dont. I just laugh. You could see better pee wee and bantam games on Saturday afternoon than this crap.
  14. Definitely not my kind of football. But then again, everybody deserves to get a shot at a trophy. That's the new age American Way. High school football LAST UPDATED AT 10:49 PM FRIDAY'S GAMES Trinity Lutheran 60 Dugger Union 6 CLASS 5A Sectional 10 Elkhart Memorial 14 Fort Wayne North 6 Sectional 12 Zionsville 40 Greenfield-Central 14 Sectional 13 Decatur Central 41 Plainfield 20 Sectional 14 Bloomington South 42 Whiteland 37 Sectional 15 Columbus East 63 Seymour 0 CLASS 4A Sectional 17 Hammond Morton 27 East Chicago Central 0 Griffith 55 Hammond 0 Lowell 41 Gary West 0 Highland 27 Hammond Gavit 0 Sectional 18 New Prairie 56 South Bend Washington 0 Mishawaka 71 South Bend Clay 0 South Bend Riley 49 Kankakee Valley 10 South Bend St. Joseph 19 Hobart 7 Sectional 19 Angola 38 Wawasee 7 NorthWood 54 DeKalb 3 Culver Academy 35 Northridge 13 East Noble 14 Plymouth 13 Sectional 20 Jay County 22 Logansport 21 Fort Wayne Wayne 62 Columbia City 20 New Haven 20 Leo 7 Fort Wayne Dwenger 41 Fort Wayne South 7 Sectional 21 Western 35 Yorktown 34 Pendleton Heights 30 Lebanon 22 Marion 35 Delta 21 Mississinewa 65 Frankfort 20 Sectional 22 Mooresville 61 Connersville 13 New Castle 41 Richmond 0 Greenwood 43 Beech Grove 7 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 30 Shelbyville 14 Sectional 23 Franklin County 46 Jennings County 34 Silver Creek 42 Madison 7 East Central 48 Edgewood 6 South Dearborn 22 Scottsburg 21 Sectional 24 Owen Valley 14 Evansville Harrison 10 Evansville Bosse 20 Boonville 14 Jasper 41 Northview 17 Evansville Central 34 Evansville Reitz 6 CLASS 3A Sectional 25 Wheeler 45 Hammond Clark 14 Andrean 24 Hanover Central 9 Twin Lakes 43 Calumet 20 West Lafayette 79 Benton Central 7 Sectional 26 Hamilton Heights 37 North Montgomery 23 Southmont 49 Crawfordsville 7 Brebeuf Jesuit 21 Guerin Catholic 6 Blackford 28 Northwestern 27 Sectional 27 Mishawaka Marian 8 John Glenn 0 Knox 49 Fairfield 7 Peru 33 Tippecanoe Valley 14 Jimtown 20 Maconaquah 7 Sectional 28 Lakeland 38 Heritage 26 Fort Wayne Concordia 20 Garrett 6 Norwell 24 Bellmont 7 Fort Wayne Luers 42 West Noble 14 Sectional 29 Indianapolis Chatard 62 Indianapolis Northwest 6 Indian Creek 44 Indianapolis Manual 8 Indianapolis Ritter 55 Rushville 14 Sectional 30 Sullivan 34 West Vigo 0 Greencastle 34 Brown County 7 Tri-West 41 Monrovia 21 Danville 55 South Vermillion 28 Sectional 31 Lawrenceburg 33 Brownstown Central 14 Greensburg 33 Salem 30 Batesville 38 Charlestown 22 North Harrison 50 Corydon Central 14 Sectional 32 Washington 32 Princeton 15 Evansville Memorial 41 Heritage Hills 21 Gibson Southern 63 Pike Central 6 Vincennes Lincoln 60 Mount Vernon (Posey) 28 CLASS 2A Sectional 33 North Newton 20 Whiting 14 Boone Grove 21 River Forest 0 Gary Roosevelt 52 Hammond Noll 6 Sectional 34 Central Noble 56 Whitko 8 Bluffton 27 Bremen 19 Wabash 30 Manchester 27 Woodlan 68 Prairie Heights 0 Sectional 35 Eastbrook 56 Eastern (Greentown) 7 Rensselaer Central 66 Taylor 0 Lewis Cass 7 Rochester 6 Delphi 35 Oak Hill 7 Sectional 36 Alexandria 56 Elwood 42 Lapel 38 Winchester 22 Frankton 67 Madison-Grant 8 Shenandoah 60 Northeastern 8 Sectional 37 Milan 28 Heritage Christian 14 Triton Central 21 Knightstown 0 Eastern Hancock 35 Centerville 21 Union County 44 Indianapolis Scecina 12 Sectional 38 Western Boone 48 Cascade 20 Tipton 49 North Putnam 7 Cloverdale 25 Speedway 20 Park Tudor 52 Indianapolis Washington 0 Sectional 39 Eastern (Pekin) 59 Switzerland County 21 Paoli 42 Clarksville 0 Providence 48 Perry Central 15 Mitchell 26 Crawford County 20 OT Sectional 40 Linton-Stockton 36 North Posey 35 Southridge 46 South Spencer 7 Evansville Mater Dei 49 Tell City 6 Forest Park 27 North Knox 14 CLASS 1A Sectional 41 Winamac 28 South Central (Union Mills) 20 Triton 42 Caston 13 Culver 49 West Central 14 LaVille 30 North Judson 0 Sectional 42 North Miami 57 South Newton 16 Lafayette Central Catholic 35 Tri-County 28 Pioneer 55 Carroll (Flora) 21 North White 8 Frontier 0 Sectional 43 Adams Central 28 South Adams 7 Churubusco 31 Northfield 15 Eastside 41 Southern Wells 14 Southwood 70 Fremont 14 Sectional 44 Clinton Prairie 74 Anderson Prep Academy 20 Monroe Central 57 Clinton Central 6 Sheridan 50 Tri-Central 8 Wes-Del 24 Union City 8 Sectional 45 Indianapolis Tindley 28 Indianapolis Shortridge 7 Indianapolis Howe 22 Indiana Deaf 6 South Putnam 40 Covenant Christian 15 Sectional 46 Hagerstown 40 North Decatur 12 Tri 60 Oldenburg Academy 14 Indianapolis Lutheran 54 Cambridge City Lincoln 16 South Decatur 57 Edinburgh 34 Sectional 47 Attica 22 North Vermillion 16 Rockville 38 Turkey Run 8 Fountain Central 54 Covington 13 Seeger 40 Riverton Parke 20 Sectional 48 Eastern Greene 57 North Daviess 0 Tecumseh 54 Wood Memorial 0 North Central (Farmersburg) 17 Springs Valley 14 UNREPORTED GAMES Mount Carmel (Ill.) Mount Vernon (Ill.) 8:00 PM
  15. Sectional scores

    Solid second round matchup.