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  1. 3A Sectional 32

    Yeah huge advantage to Bosse. They could play the first two rounds with their JV. They will be fully rested for the title game.
  2. Big 8 Conference 2017-18

    The same way they beat VL. They were more mentally prepared and executed their defensive game plan perfectly. Jasper was definitely an underdog to win the Big 8, but they came ready to play each time out. They earned it and deserve it. Never would've imagined Princeton and Vincennes finishing 2nd and 4th at the start of the season. Both were big disappointments in conference play. Both are better teams than that. Fortunately, conference championships don't win you sectional titles. There's still a lot left to play for.
  3. Evans Brothers Leave Central

    I'm also of the belief that the Evans' will help The Tigers, but to say they will "contend for championships", as Coach Maners stated in the article, is a stretch. Princeton has had many great athletes at skill positions over the past 6 or 7 years, some better than others, but consistent weak line play and poor discipline has counterbalanced that talent. In my 20+ years of watching Big 8 football, I don't think I've ever seen a Princeton O-line that can pass protect.
  4. Big 8 Conference 2017-18

    BIG EIGHT ALL TIMES CENTRAL CONF AG OA DA AM STREAK Princeton 3- 0 13- 3 63.7 55.4 8.3 Won 1 Jasper 3- 0 7- 6 53.2 51.9 1.3 Lost 1 Washington 2- 0 5- 8 49.8 54.2 -4.5 Lost 1 Vincennes Lincoln 2- 2 11- 6 57.2 50.5 6.7 Won 2 Mount Carmel (Ill.) 1- 2 12-10 58.8 53.9 5.0 Won 1 Boonville 1- 4 3-11 55.3 61.0 -5.7 Lost 7 Mount Vernon (Posey) 0- 4 0-17 44.8 68.8 -24.0 Lost 18 Princeton and Jasper remain on a collision course Feb. 13 at Princeton with the Big 8 on the line, winner take all. Princeton- The Tigers have been able to maintain a consistent high level of play all season, including Big 8 play. Their season has pretty much gone as expected. Wilkerson is one of the top players, if not the top player, in the conference. I still expect them to defeat Jasper at home to win the outright title. And they will be a slight favorite over Vincennes to win Sectional 32. Jasper- I didn't expect the Cats to be in such a good position for a Big 8 title, but I'm not totally surprised either. They are so good at defending home court and it's an even year so they play 4 out of 6 conference games, including VL, at the new Jasper gym. I guess they could lose at home to Mt. Carmel or Washington leading up to the Princeton game, but that's highly unlikely. The strange thing about Jasper is they've not fared very well outside of the conference (4-6). Vincennes Lincoln- It's been a season of sky high peaks and rock bottom valleys for the Alices (more peaks than valleys). After losing to little brother county rival South Knox for the first time in 25 years AT HOME two Friday's ago, they followed it up the next weekend with a sweep of the two best teams in Evansville, one of them being state finals favorite #2 Bosse on the road. Unlike Jasper, some of Lincoln's best basketball has been played in non conference play. No doubt it's been disappointing to not have a shot at the conference, but this team has its sights set on a sectional title and they've shown they've got the team to contend for it. Washington, Mt Carmel- These two will most likely be playing for 4th place when they meet Feb 16. Washington may be 2-0 in league play, but has yet to play Lincoln, Princeton, or Jasper. Boonville, Mt Vernon- The young Pioneers started 3-4 and seemed like they could put a decent campaign together, but has since dropped 7 in a row. Mt Vernon has issues. Based on their remaining schedule, I can't really see where they might pick up a win. 0-24 is looking pretty realistic
  5. Heritage Hills at South Spencer

    What a season HH has put together so far. And the cupboard looks fully stocked with an undefeated JV squad. Has Nate Hawkins been the difference in this program? Or has their been a huge uptick in talent aside from the Sisley kid? It's a shame they're in the loaded sectional 32 with Bosse and Memorial. They'll have to keep their fingers crossed on Selection Sunday.
  6. Vincennes / Jasper

    I'm a week late replying to this but oh well....It's VL/Jasper and I'm still upset about this loss. My thoughts: First off, Jasper played a great game especially in the 2nd half. They are well disciplined and coached and always defend their home court well. Probably the toughest place to play in the Big 8 IMO. Lincoln has yet to win in the new gym. With that said, the usual stout Lincoln defense was no where to be seen in the 2nd half. To be frank, it was downright awful. They just could not get a stop and it got worse as the game got late. If VL was a consistently great shooting team, they may have been able to overcome it. But the fact of the matter is they're offense just isn't strong enough to bail them out when they aren't winning other facets of the game. And there is nothing wrong with that. Many good teams rely on defense to spark their offense. I still believe this team's best basketball is ahead of them and they will undoubtedly be a strong contender come sectionals. Good luck to Jasper the rest of the way. Sectional 31 won't be the same without the Cat's faithful in the stands, or the always polite and courteous student section.
  7. Big 8 Conference 2017-18

    CONF AG OA DA AM STREAK Princeton 3- 0 10- 2 62.6 55.4 7.2 Won 5 Jasper 2- 0 5- 4 53.8 49.4 4.3 Won 2 Washington 1- 0 4- 6 51.6 55.9 -4.3 Lost 1 Boonville 1- 1 3- 7 57.3 59.1 -1.8 Lost 3 Vincennes Lincoln 2- 2 8- 5 55.8 48.9 6.8 Won 1 Mount Carmel (Ill.) 0- 2 7- 9 56.3 54.5 1.8 Lost 2 Mount Vernon (Posey) 0- 4 0-12 45.3 70.6 -25.3 Lost 13 It's starting to look like there will be an outright champion after all. The Feb. 13 meeting of Jasper at Princeton should be the deciding game. Jasper could surprise, but they are always a much different team on the road. I predict that the Tigers will earn their first Big 8 crown since 08-09. Lincoln, meanwhile, has had average results in conference play. To be knocked out of the race by mid season is disappointing. And losing to the Cats in basketball NEVER sits well. Still, this group has a lot of potential to make some post season noise. And they should wrap up 3rd place in the league with 2 remaining home games. I'm still predicting Washington to finish middle of the pack at 3-3. Gene Miiller is getting the most out of his boys as you would expect. Boonville has shown improvement with their new head coach. They've only mustered 3 wins to this point, but are only being outscored by a mere 2 pts a game. I think they will defeat Mt Carmel in a battle for 5th place. Speaking of MC... The surprise of the year for me has been the Golden Aces fall from grace. I really expected more from this team despite losing the Marcotte kid. With several conference road games remaining, it will be tough to earn more than a win or two in the league. Mt Vernon has yet to even come close to beating anyone. I don't expect them to earn a Big 8 win.
  8. Big win for VL against Indy Howe 64-61 in overtime. They move to the championship game against undefeated University who beat a good Guerin Catholic squad. Tip off at 8:30
  9. Big 8 Conference 2017-18

    CONF AG OA DA AM STREAK Princeton 1- 0 7- 2 63.6 58.2 5.3 Won 2 Boonville 1- 0 2- 4 55.8 59.0 -3.2 Lost 3 Vincennes Lincoln 1- 1 5- 4 54.3 47.6 6.8 Won 1 Jasper 0- 0 3- 3 51.2 53.3 -2.2 Won 1 Washington 0- 0 2- 5 45.4 57.9 -12.4 Won 1 Mount Carmel (Ill.) 0- 1 6- 7 57.2 53.5 3.7 Lost 3 Mount Vernon (Posey) 0- 1 0- 8 47.1 71.6 -24.5 Lost It's still very early, but Princeton is in the driver's seat after squeezing out a hard fought win on the road at Lincoln. All their remaining major conference games (Jasper, Washington) are at home. They do play at Mt.Carmel but the Aces have so far been a shell of their 2016 selves without Marcotte.
  10. I’m a little late in posting this...but the holiday tournament in Vincennes kicked off yesterday. Not much to report on Day 1 as all but one first round game was a blowout. (Lincoln edged out a good Central Christian team in the night cap) Today’s match ups will be much more intriguing. University is undefeated and is one of the top teams in 1A. They take on the traditional 3A power Guerin Catholic. Meanwhile Lincoln will get a shot at 2A #8 Howe after a good win last night. (McDonald's Hoosier Hysteria Tournament) DATE GM SCHEDULE (EASTERN TIME) SITE ROUND Dec. 29 1 University 71, Eastern Greene 35 Vincennes First round Dec. 29 2 Guerin Catholic 103, North Knox 38 Vincennes First round Dec. 29 3 Indianapolis Howe 84, Evansville Day 52 Vincennes First round Dec. 29 4 Vincennes Lincoln 53, Central Christian 48 Vincennes First round Dec. 30 5 Eastern Greene vs. North Knox, 9 am Vincennes Consolation Dec. 30 6 University vs. Guerin Catholic, 10:30 am Vincennes Semifinal Dec. 30 7 Evansville Day vs. Central Christian, noon Vincennes Consolation Dec. 30 8 Indianapolis Howe at Vincennes Lincoln, 2 pm Vincennes Semifinal Dec. 30 9 Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 3:30 pm Vincennes 7th place Dec. 30 10 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7, 5 pm Vincennes 5th place Dec. 30 11 Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 pm Vincennes 3rd place Dec. 30 12 Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 8, 8:30 pm Vincennes 1st place
  11. I gave the wrong impression in my previous post. No doubt that 2003 team had an excellent bunch of linemen. I mean we’re talking about one of the best football senior classes to ever wear the green and white. And I believe all starting O-line/D-linemen were seniors except for maybe one. The point I was trying to make is that we hadn’t come across a group quite the caliber of East Central and it was a struggle for Lincoln that night. Does that mean we couldn’t have won on a different night? Absolutely not. And keep in mind...this is the same East Central team that lost the following week in OT to eventual 4A champ Roncalli. In contrast, this year’s Memorial squad had already faced a big, physical GS line and had success..not to mention the size and speed of SIAC competition they faced all year. I just felt they were more battle tested.
  12. I'll admit, I've never seen LB play. But I've come across East Central in my playing days, and from the way people in "the Burg" talk, I can't help but think of that Trojan team that beat us in the 4A regional in 2003. Nothing flashy about that group. Didn't throw the ball much. Just smashmouth type football, beat you at the line of scrimmage. They were probably outmatched at the skill positions but it didn't matter. Just so happens we had a decent QB that year as well. A kid named Curtis Painter. And it was COLD that night..much like this Friday's forecast. Sounds as if I'm predicting a LB victory...but Memorial, unlike that 2003 VL team, has proven themselves very capable in the trenches. And if you didn't know it before last week's win over GS (another team that prides itself on winning at the LOS), you do now. As I said prior to that game, I thought EM is one of the most well rounded teams in 3A. And I stand by that. People are talking up Lindauer and the passing game as a significant advantage (myself included), as they should. But if EM is to win this game, they have to have the OL/D Front 7 hold their own at the very least. I think they get that done. Memorial 35, Lawrenceburg 21
  13. Which is the better group of Tigers? I know very little about 2017 LBurg other than what I've read in recent threads. It seems they don't throw the ball much? I watched the 2016 team at state (from the comfort of my man cave) and they seemed to run it quite a bit. And I've not really seen much in regards to their defense. But what I do know is that Lindauer for Memorial is a special player and it's hard to imagine LB has seen a QB of his caliber this season. I'm not saying LB doesn't stand a chance, but if Memorial can hit on some big plays and get a lead like they did at GS, they could force LB into a game they aren't comfortable with. With that being said, they are the defending south champs for a reason. Whatever they've built their success on, it seems to work well. I'll wait to learn more before any kind of prediction.
  14. I like what Dave Mosbey did in the PAC thread..so mine will be sort of similar. Last Season Standings 1. Washington 6-0 2. Mt. Carmel 5-1 3. Jasper 3-3 4. Mt. Vernon 2-4 (tie) Princeton 2-4 (tie) Lincoln 2-4 (tie) 7. Boonville 1-5 ______________________________________________________ 2017-2018 Preview (rosters are based off max preps, unsure of accuracy) Boonville Pioneers- Returning varsity roster: 1 senior, 3 juniors, 2 soph (roster on max preps seems incomplete) Boonville looks to have a pretty young roster once again following a 3 win season last year. They will have a new head coach Brian Schoonover. The Pioneers could have a long season ahead. Jasper Wildcats Returning varsity roster: 4 seniors, 3 juniors, 1 soph I expect Jasper to be...well, Jasper. They seem to have a good group of veteran players every year. They're well coached by John Goebel, play sound fundamentally, and will make you earn what you get. Despite losing Nottingham, I think the Wildcats will be a factor in the conference race. Unfortunately, they make the jump to 4A and will be up against the likes of Reitz and Castle come sectional time. Mt. Carmel Golden Aces Returning varsity roster: 4 seniors, 5 juniors The big question mark for Mt. Carmel is whether their stud Marcotte will be able to play. An injury before football season sidelined him. Not totally sure what it was. (ACL?) With Marcotte, this team is the unquestioned Big 8 favorite (and a probable Illinois state final favorite), but even without him I think they will be strong contenders. Mt. Vernon Wildcats Returning varsity roster: 6 seniors, 1 juniors, 5 soph Mt. Vernon seems to return a wealth of experience. I expect some improvement from 7 wins a year ago. Based on the recent history though, I'm not gonna call them a contender yet...will have to see more. Princeton Tigers Returning varsity roster: 5 seniors, 4 juniors Princeton has a lot of experience coming back as well. Unlike Mt. Vernon though, I'm gonna say the Tigers will be a force in the conference. They had several close losses last season that they could flip in their favor this year. Vincennes Lincoln Alices Returning varsity roster: 6 seniors, 4 juniors Coming off their first losing season since 2010-11, Lincoln looks to rebound in a big way for 2nd year coach Josh Thompson. They return 4 of 5 starters and 4 others who played significant varsity time. This group struggled to score last season under a new system, but looked really good at times. Despite only winning 8 regular season games, the Alices were able to make it to the sectional championship. I think they can build off that this year, and they should with the talent they have back. Lincoln will definitely be in the mix, but the conference is so experienced it's hard to say where they will finish. Washington Hatchets Returning varsity roster: 3 seniors, 2 juniors, 2 soph Unlike most of the conference, Washington looks to have minimal varsity experience coming back this year. They lost a great bunch of seniors that led them to the 2016-17 Big 8 title. I think the Hatchets will be competitive as always with Coach Miiller at the helm. But with the rest of the conference on the upswing, they will be middle of the pack at best. This is a very general summary of each team. I don't claim to have any inside knowledge other than VL. This is all based off of the teams I saw play last season and the projected rosters. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF YOU SEE AN ERROR. ______________________________________________________________ So there's a lot of experience, but a lot of uncertainty in the conference in 2017-18. This could easily be a year where there's a 2 or 3 way tie for 1st place. If I had to choose now, I would say Mt. Carmel is the favorite. Even without Marcotte, they still return most of the team that went deep into the Illinois tourney and lost to Chicago Orr. They've got a good coach in Tyler Buss who has been there a while. I feel like they've got the right combination of experience, coaching, and familiarity going right now. Of course, I can see Lincoln, Jasper and even Princeton rising to the top.
  15. I actually picked GS by 3. I knew Lindauer was an all around great player, but wasn't real sure how good of a pure passer he was. Had I known what I do now, I'd have easily chosen Memorial. I did say that if the Tiger defense was as good as advertised, they would have a great shot to win. I never imagined only 17 pts for GS though. Congrats to Memorial on the Sectional Crown.