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  1. How bout week 4 Pioneer and Frontier switch opponents? Caston plays Frontier both with limited players, while Pioneer plays Clinton Central?
  2. AP Poll Week 1

    We played last year in the Semi-State... and it wasn't close!
  3. HNAC Week 1

    A forfeit by one is a victory for another! Score doesn't matter when you use ineligible players... that's why it's called a forfeit!
  4. HNAC Week 1

    I'm really interested to see the outcome of 3 games this week. Knox/Winamac - did the Warriors really have 5-6 players quit recently? Can they fight and hang in there? CMA/Laville - will tell us what to expect from LaVille in week 3 vs Panthers. SC/Triton - is triton a threat this year? Heard today Caston's 14 is down to 12 for the WC game with 1 suspension and 1 hurt last Friday. That's gotta be tough.
  5. SCUM already scheduled their Noll-opened week 4 game with a trip to North Knox, a 4+ hour bus ride. They did switch it to Saturday though to aid travel. Pioneer vs SCUM would have been not so bad travel wise.., about 60 minutes.
  6. I will also add that Pioneer has been there before, and it can be turned around with time. In the fall of '88 Pioneer had 19 players on the roster - just 3 seniors - started 4/5 freshmen - and were not able to compete with other varsity teams while going 0-fer. I was one of the seniors. It was not a fun season at all.
  7. I would tend to agree with this. It is very unfortunate situation at Caston, and I'm not sure where it goes down the road. But I believe Caston should play a jv schedule to allow for some success and build for the future as their 5 freshmen are most likely not all ready for varsity football. ( Pioneer does not have a single freshman ready to play this fall) I also add that Caston's administration could be negligent in fielding a varsity only team where those kids are required to play just to field a team, as that could be construed as putting player safety in jeopardy. Maybe not the freshman who is playing lineman, but what about the senior QB or RB lining up behind him only to be subjected to direct shots from the defense? As for week 4 vs #1 Pioneer if Caston sticks with the varsity schedule, it might be best for the ADs to just mutually agree right now that this game should not be played for obvious reasons. Not sure what positive for either side could come out of it? If cancelled now, Pioneer might be able to find another opponent, and Caston could use it as a bye week to rest up the few players they have, in hopes of playing other weeks against teams they might more evenly match up with.
  8. Here's a report on Caston's numbers and thought process. http://www.pharostribune.com/sports/article_4bd53e90-9b71-11e8-9ef1-c3fd9e2e6599.html From a Caston alum on their 14 players... "I'm guessing it could be a 1 game season. (Player X) is out game 1 suspended so they will have just two guys on the bench for West Central. They have 5 freshman and 3 sophomores. I do not see them having enough healthy players by week 4 to suit up against Pioneer."
  9. Yes/No/Sorta He's still our starting QB and he plays TE on scout team offense. Defensively, of course we run alot of cover 3 and #4 will be walked up in run support. We also have some other coverages where he will be in the box as a SS. In addition our roster gives us more flexibility this year in the secondary and will allow #4 to rotate into the LB group more than last year. But regardless of what college we spoke to during the recruiting process, they ALL - including ND - encouraged #4 to (a) do whatever his coach needed him to do this fall for the sake of the team and (b) reconfirmed that they preferred him playing in space. They all stated they will take care of the transition to full time LB when he arrives on campus. So no conflicts to worry about in that regard. What? Pioneer has had pu$$ies at guard before, so he wouldnt be the first nor am I so sure that would toughen him up!!
  10. 4 days of practice complete... how's the roster numbers looking for all HNAC teams? Pioneer had just 6 seniors in 2017, and the year after their state title the roster numbers are lower than last year. A grand total of 41 right now. Rumor spreading last night was that Caston's to-be-QB decided to transfer to a different school... true? If so, what does that mean to the program? It's also rumored that 1/2 of their numbers are freshmen... true? If so, maybe they should consider playing a JV season only to give those kids a chance to succeed and build for the future?
  11. The next reclassification

    If Ben Davis wins State this year do they get to bump up to the MAC ?
  12. That's a new one... I've heard some say change of coach or coaches was the charm.
  13. oh well, it's not like LCC didn't reached out, there was just no interest joining them when you know you can beat them! LOL
  14. Indiana Football Digest has LaVille #9 and Triton #15 in the preseason rankings. Be interesting to see how both teams finish the regular season and the post season.
  15. I have been told 13 signed up by one source, and 19 by another. Not sure a team can expect to go through a complete 9 week Varsity season with just 19 players, several of which would be freshmen. Illness, injuries, etc could make it very difficult to field a team on Friday nights.