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  1. Hoosier Conference Pick 'Em

    1 Point Games Pioneer @ Lewis Cass Tipton @ Madison Grant Northwestern @ Eastern Hancock 2 Point Games Delphi @ Benton Central Mount Vernon @ Hamilton Heights Rensselaer @ Kankakee Valley Tri-West @ Lafayette Central Catholic Western @ Twin Lakes Tri-County @ Carroll Triton @ South Central 3 Point Games Lafayette Jeff @ West Lafayette
  2. I think with Hood in the backfield, Jeff will have no options other than to try to blunt his impact early. WL will need to capitalize on this by picking up early passing TDs when/if Jeff exposes itself. The game is going to come down to Jeff's line size vs. WL line speed. It will look like WL's outings against Crete-Monee. If WL's DLine can get pressure, it will give some relief to their secondary. Last year, Crete-Monee exploited WL's secondary with stop-and-go routes for some long balls. If the WL line can get penetration this time around, those routes become less productive. Should be a good game. If WL's DLine can get the pressure and blunt the long ball against its safeties, I think WL wins this one. If Jeff can keep Hood to less than 100, then Jeff wins.
  3. West Lafayette's kryptonite is playing Lafayette-area schools when both are undefeated: 38-20 to LCC in 2015 45-37 to McCutcheon in 2014 27-26 (OT) to LCC in 2013 21-14 to LCC in 2011 22-13 to Harrison in 2004 28-17 to Harrison in 2003 36-6 to Harrison in 2002 Edit: Gotta go back to 2001 when West Lafayette beat Harrison 29-22 and 2000 when they beat LCC 33-30 in the first games out of the gate.
  4. I didn't see LCC last night, but folks who did said, while there's lots to work on, there's also lots to be excited about. There's definitely a pep in the step during practice. With the new tennis courts relocating the youth teams to right next door to the varsity practice field, it's been fun watching them practice.
  5. Are we starting up next week after the scrimmages and jamborees?
  6. Smack Talk

    Can't imagine this being that entertaining to listen too. Now Alvin and the Chipmunks ... now that's entertainment.
  7. The next reclassification

    I thought Scecina moved up due to enrollment, won a couple back-to-back 2A titles and then, when their enrollment dropped, petitioned to stay in 2A before moving back down to 1A. They then became one of the first teams, possibly the only, to be subject to Success Factor without getting a blue ring. Then their enrollment moved up again and they ended up staying in 2A based on enrollment.
  8. Smack Talk

    Yes! And the counterpart cereal Quake ... although Quake was just a Cap'n Crunch knock off. Especially since HS had a salmonella recall over the summer.
  9. Wood Memorial

    With Indiana being a bball state, it could well be the mentality that you have a basketball game for every one football starting team that doesn't take the field ... so there's less love for the idea of anything other than "traditional football." On the other hand, in a football-first state like Texas, the idea is to find any and every way to play football ... thus the affinity for less-than-traditional football.
  10. The next reclassification

    If Jeff moves down to 5A, I think they could see a deep tourney run given how they look. Took Carmel until 4Q last year to finally shake Jeff. Should get a good idea of their strength this season in the first game when they square of with cross-river foe West Lafayette. Two years of 6A under their belt and another good incoming class of players could make them a surprise player in 5A if they are reclassified there next time around. Didn't Mishawaka Marian petition up from 1A to 2A back in the day before Success Factor?
  11. The next reclassification

    They need three points, a semi-state win, to stay in 2A by Success Factor rules since they dropped the second round sectional game to Southridge last season. On the other hand, they only need about 14 additional students, assuming all other things equal with the top part of 1A to get into those 2A numbers. What's the predicted class size in the incoming freshman? Last year's numbers put them at 381, which would put them in line with Perry-Central, Lake Station, Knightstown, and Cloverdale at the last reclassification. Perry Central was down to 369 last year, Lake Station was down to 378, Knightstown was down to 373, and Cloverdale was down to 369. If that holds true this time around, then that's four 2A teams over Linton now that will be under them by enrollment. Similarly, Winamac, the top 1A school in enrollment last classification is down to 363 last year from 377 at last classification. Eastern Greene, Seeger, and Adams Central, the next three after Winamac had the following happen ... same at 377, up to 382 from 375, up to 378 from 375. That still puts three of the top four current 1A schools below Linton with another four 2A schools below Linton. Given those numbers, Linton may well end up in 2A regardless of tourney play this season.
  12. Wood Memorial

    There are so many teams playing 6-man ball in Texas that there are two brackets which leads to a pair of state champions in that group ... five weekends of post-season and only the top two teams from each district qualify for post-season.
  13. Hoosier Conference with nice representation here again. LCC kicks off the season against 3A Tri-West and West Lafayette kicks off against 6A Jefferson. Both jumping right into the fire with the first two games. WL plays 5A McCutcheon for its second game and LCC hosts Guerin for its second.