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  1. You need to get in your Prius with Bernie stickers and drive through the Webos area and find the sprawl. I swear to God you do
    7 points
  2. If receivers are going to drop the ball, why teach how to catch? If linemen miss blocks, why teach blocking? If QB's are going to miss throws or throw picks, why teach passing? if running backs are going to fumble, why teach ball handling? Sorry, could not resist. 🙂
    4 points
  3. Was the original post out of a time warp? Most, if not all, teams in the IEFA teach the rugby style of tackling made famous by the Seattle Seahawks. I assume that's what foxbat is referring to as Hawk tackling. We've been teaching it league-wide for 4-5 years.
    4 points
  4. How did you go from NFL football to youth football. Do you have any youth data to back up the doctor's claims? How do you know that rugby style tackling isn't already being taught at the youth levels? BTW, this study published by the NIH says something very different about rugby risks. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26786902/ Results: The overall injury rate was 4.9/1000 AEs in football versus 15.2/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 3.1 (95% CI, 2.3-4.2). Game injury rates were higher than practice injury rates: IRR = 6.5 (95% CI, 4.5-9.3) in football and IRR = 5.1 (95% CI, 3.0-8.6) in rugby. Injury rates for the shoulder, wrist/hand, and lower leg and for sprains, fractures, and contusions in rugby were >4 times as high as those in football (all P ≤ 0.006). Concussion rates were 1.0/1000 AEs in football versus 2.5/1000 AEs in rugby. Most injuries occurred via direct player contact, especially during games. The rate of season-ending injuries (>3 months of time loss) was 0.8/1000 AEs in football versus 1.0/1000 AEs in rugby: IRR = 1.3 (95% CI, 0.4-3.4). Conclusion: Overall injury rates were substantially higher in collegiate rugby compared with football. Similarities between sports were observed in the most common injury types (sprains and concussions), locations (lower extremity and head), and mechanisms (direct player contact). Upper extremity injuries were more common in rugby, and the rate of season-ending injuries was similar between sports.
    4 points
  5. Not engaging in the question......but it is good to know that out of the 1,000 plus members here (based on the fact that you are the only one who believes it) that you are the ONLY one on this entire forum that truly cares about the health and safety of children.
    3 points
  6. Doubtful, Purdue hasn't even been able to do that.
    3 points
  7. Nah, not to my knowledge. I just have to LOL at the way this story is being framed by @BDGiant93 and local media sources which is honestly a deflection from the truth. The MIC schools got hurt feelings and were getting their brains beat out in nearly every sport and garnered support by playing the victim card. In the environment which we live in 2022, its a way of life for so many...and it works more often than not. In what can only be described as karma, CG and Carmel dominated this last weekend's MIC wrestling meet on their way out the door. Until the conference expands to 8 teams again, every conference title won by current MIC schools will have an asterisk next to it in the Temp's book.
    3 points
  8. I drive through western Boone county and the Dover area quite frequently (in my sticker free 2005 Dodge Caravan, btw) The sprawl is coming. Every day Lebanon becomes more and more just a bedroom community for the Indy metro urban sprawl. How is your Outback with the "wag more, bark less", "life is good", and "Feel the Bern" stickers doing?
    3 points
  9. Memorial’s Hartig has landed his first D1 offer to Western Michigan
    3 points
  10. 2 points
  11. Finally released by the DOE. Schools with an * do not report enrollments to the DOE, so their numbers are just what the IHSAA has in their directory and may not be current. Enrollments only include students in grades 9-12. Probably not perfect, but it should give an idea what the next alignment would be based off of. Dugger Union will become tourney eligible in 22-23, and Purdue Polytechnic will become tourney eligible in 23-24, so they are both included. Carmel 5327 Ben Davis 4557 Warren Central 3845 North Central (Indpls.) 3709 Fishers 3611 Hamilton Southeastern 3430 Pike 3387 Penn 3345 Elkhart 3294 Avon 3248 Noblesville 3220 Lake Central 3211 Franklin Central 3206 Brownsburg 2983 Crown Point 2923 Lawrence North 2833 Center Grove 2754 Westfield 2611 Homestead 2502 Carroll (F.W.) 2472 Southport 2379 Perry Meridian 2373 Portage 2269 Lawrence Central 2245 Zionsville 2233 Columbus North 2219 Lafayette Jefferson 2153 Indianapolis Arsenal Tech 2111 Jeffersonville 2099 Warsaw 2087 Fort Wayne Northrop 2080 Harrison (West Lafayette) 2079 Valparaiso 2063 Whiteland 2012 Merrillville 2003 Decatur Central 2001 Chesterton 1995 Goshen 1980 Castle 1933 South Bend Adams 1917 Hammond Central 1904 Fort Wayne Snider 1872 Floyd Central 1854 Anderson 1837 Plainfield 1810 McCutcheon 1807 New Albany 1787 LaPorte 1756 Hammond Morton 1729 Concord 1689 Evansville North 1687 Bloomington South 1655 Terre Haute South 1650 Seymour 1604 Bloomington North 1592 Mishawaka 1584 Terre Haute North 1575 Franklin Community 1571 Munster 1568 Columbus East 1534 Michigan City 1526 Fort Wayne North Side 1513 Kokomo 1488 Greenfield-Central 1474 Huntington North 1442 Muncie Central 1437 Northridge 1410 Pendleton Heights 1409 Bedford-North Lawrence 1391 Mooresville 1391 Fort Wayne South Side 1385 Fort Wayne Wayne 1379 Mt Vernon (Fortville) 1375 Richmond 1315 Martinsville 1284 East Central 1264 Evansville Reitz 1264 Hobart 1264 Logansport 1252 Gary West Side 1226 Greenwood 1186 Jennings County 1180 New Palestine 1162 Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 1135 Shelbyville 1133 Evansville Harrison 1124 Columbia City 1108 East Chicago Central 1107 Indianapolis Roncalli 1081 DeKalb 1080 Plymouth 1079 Indianapolis Cathedral 1073 Lowell 1068 Kankakee Valley 1055 Evansville Central 1051 New Haven 1047 East Noble 1042 Jasper 1038 Marion 1036 South Bend Riley 1030 Highland 1021 Indianapolis Shortridge 1015 Lebanon 1001 New Prairie 985 Connersville 981 Beech Grove 968 Leo 963 Northview 955 Wawasee 945 Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 928 Silver Creek 911 Indianapolis Washington 906 Frankfort 893 Boonville 879 Northwood 879 New Castle 875 Jay County 871 Brebeuf Jesuit 841 Western 838 Culver Academies 832* Mississinewa 808 South Bend Saint Joseph 806 South Bend Washington 801 Edgewood 800 Angola 793 Norwell 790 Delta 781 South Bend Clay 778 Evansvill Bosse 776 Hanover Central 763 Yorktown 763 Danville 759 Franklin County 756 West Lafayette 752 Guerin Catholic 740 Washington 738 Madison 736 Hamilton Heights 731 Corydon Central 730 Vincennes Lincoln 722 Charlestown 717 Greensburg 716 Lawrenceburg 715 Scottsburg 715 Batesville 707 Gibson Southern 703 West Noble 698 Crawfordsville 695 Mishawaka Marian 690 South Dearborn 689 North Harrison 687 Indianapolis Bishop Chatard 667 Rushville 656 Twin Lakes 655 Owen Valley 650 Peru 650 Mt Vernon (Posey) 643 Bellmont 641 John Glenn 636 Tri-West 624 Calumet 622 Heritage 615 Heritage Hills 615 Fort Wayne Concordia 610 Griffith 609 Northwestern 605 Maconaquah 604 Garrett 602 Princeton 596 Indian Creek 591 Jimtown 582 Lakeland 578 Purdue Polytechnic (23-24) 563 Tippecanoe Valley 561 Evansville Memorial 556 Knox 551 North Montgomery 549 Fairfield 543 Speedway 543 Woodlan 538 Monrovia 531 Salem 531 Oak Hill 526 West Vigo 525 Centerville 517 Rensselaer Central 517 Boone Grove 516 Southridge 515 Pike Central 512 River Forest 511 Western Boone 511 South Vermillion 509 Benton Central 508 Frankton 507 Bremen 502 Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 502 Brown County 501 Evansville Mater Dei 496 Heritage Christian 496 Cascade 495 Hammond Bishop Noll 493 Alexandria 492 Rochester 492 Blackford 489 Eastbrook 489 Southmont 487 Brownstown Central 483 Whiting 482 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 481 Manchester 479 Lapel 477 Greencastle 475 Sullivan 472 Bluffton 471 Wabash 471 Triton Central 461 Eastern (Greentown) 455 Tipton 454 Mitchell 451 North Posey 445 North Putnam 444 Tell City 440 Indianapolis Scecina 439 Wheeler 436 Prairie Heights 432 Switzerland County 428 Northeastern 425 Eastern (Pekin) 419 Delphi 418 Central Noble 417 Whitko 417 Crawford County 415 Shenandoah 415 Lewis Cass 411 Elwood 410 Andrean 408 Winchester 405 Paoli 401 Churubusco 397 Clarksville 395 Union County 393 Perry Central 392 Lake Station Edison 388 LaVille 388 North Knox 388 Eastside 387 Seeger 387 Winamac 387 Linton-Stockton 386 Forest Park 383 Eastern Hancock 379 Park Tudor 378* South Spencer 375 Parke Heritage 368 Adams Central 366 South Putnam 359 North Newton 358 Clinton Prairie 353 Covenant Christian (Indpls.) 352 Madison-Grant 352 Taylor 352 Carroll (Flora) 337 South Adams 334 Hagerstown 332 Sheridan 329 Knightstown 328 Providence 327 North Judson 323 Eastern Greene 321 Monroe Central 320 Milan 318 Pioneer 313 South Central (Union Mills) 313 Cloverdale 312 Riverton Parke 311 North Decatur 301 Lafayette Central Catholic 296 Covington 294 Fremont 291 North Daviess 286 Wes-Del 286 Bowman Academy 285 North Miami 285 Tecumseh 283 Fountain Central 275 Northfield 273 Cambridge City Lincoln 272 North White 272 West Washington 268 Springs Valley 264 South Decatur 260 Triton 258 North Central (Farmersburg) 257 Culver 255 Clinton Central 252 Southern Wells 252 Union City 246 Anderson Prep Academy 241 Southwood 240 Caston 234 Tri 234 Tri Central 233 Edinburgh 227 Indianapolis Manual 225 South Newton 225 Indianapolis Lutheran 224 Indianapolis Tindley 219 Tri-County 218 North Vermillion 213 Frontier 196 West Central 196 Dugger Union 193 Rock Creek Academy 176 Attica 170 Traders Point Christian 124 Indiana Deaf 94*
    2 points
  12. There's nothing telling about it. You are just looking for an argument. And in your hypothetical situation you celebrate the win and point out the preferred tackling method in film. Had my parents believed something that absurd I would have never played football. I've never begrudged a parent's paranoia about football. There are other sports/activities for their kids.
    2 points
  13. Carmel 5600..................maybe they should consider the Crossroads League.
    2 points
  14. IHSAA has rules in it’s by-laws. IGA needs to stay in its lane. I have sent messages to my rep and senator.
    2 points
  15. Northwest Indiana Conferences : Lowell in the Northwest Crossroads Conference - great football school, rabid fan following, huge home field advantage, active alumni Wheeler in the GSSC - supporters love their Bearcats, aggressive coaching staff, solid over achieving kids Valparaiso in the Duneland - great talent, big strong athletic kids, tremendous fan and alumni support, winning heritage New Prairie in the NIC - hard nosed farm boys with high football intellect, winning mentality, great fan support
    2 points
  16. It's not fair to say he was never taught the proper technique. Just because he chose not to use it, does not mean it was not taught. While they may not have been taught in youth football, I am willing to bet they were taught in either high school or college. This style of tackling has been around for years now. When Bob Davie was the DC at Notre Dame, he was teaching it. I had a coaching video from that era of teaching techniques. That was in the mid 90's. Holtz' last year there was 96, so it was before that. Also, the coaching videos that we as Indiana coaches are required by the IHSAA (that the NFHS produces) to view have been teaching it for at least 10 years now.
    2 points
  17. Catch our interview with North Coach Joey Paridaen at Hoosier Highschool Football https://www.facebook.com/Hoosier-High-School-Football-107360041590757/
    2 points
  18. This 100%. There is a reason Warren Central scheduled Warsaw in 2024-2025. It gives them another look at a very run heavy team to help prepare for the inevitable matchup with Center Grove. In the case of Snider, I imagine they are trying to accomplish the same thing. EN usually has a good mix of run/pass and 2023 (assuming nothing crazy happens) should be year 3 for their QB with a bunch of the upcoming Juniors/sophomores having some good varsity experience. Wouldn't be shocked to see this series end up 2-2 at the end of the 4 year contract. Quality guy and coach. He definitely has the kids bought in and isn't afraid to play anyone. I am sure he was very happy when Snider agreed to schedule them.
    2 points
  19. I agree with Foxbat and @Grover. The opinion piece seems a bit dated. My sons youth league has been teaching these mechanics for at least 4-5 years.
    2 points
  20. There are already youth programs that teach Hawk tackling which is tied to rugby style tackling.
    2 points
  21. Nope, but being a pharmaceutical company, they want to keep treatments within their realm, so they oppose any alternatives.
    2 points
  22. You don’t like dogs either? That explains everything! Life is good stickers go on Jeeps, state law. I haven’t felt a good bern since my last time with Angel Skinners. And Outbacks are great cars made with Hoosiers pride but I don’t have one.
    2 points
  23. I'd vote out any team that doesn't want to be in my conference but that is just using your conference as a fall back in case something else doesn't work out...like getting into another conference.
    2 points
  24. Rushville and Connersville don't fit and never have. Was a dumb decision to bring them in. East Central would benefit from being independent but I don't ever see that happening.
    2 points
  25. Thought it was Elon's fault for her???
    2 points
  26. He'll be eligible to play basketball at Tech in a couple more transfers.🤣
    2 points
  27. I’ve been watching all the armchair officials on the internet commenting something like this: ”The whistle had no impact on the play, but still, a rule’s a rule so the TD shouldn’t have counted.” This is often followed by demands that all or some of the officials involved should be fired, or tarred and feathered, or prosecuted for obvious corruption, etc. Please save us from “rule book” officials.
    2 points
  28. Who said it was a step back? I don't recall anyone saying that. I do recall a couple of posters saying they were surprised. I don't think anyone was expecting a 4a school. But hey, I'm sure the Snider staff knows what they are doing.
    2 points
  29. East Noble, under the leadership of Coach Amstutz, absolutely knows that this is a GREAT opportunity to prepare them for the juggernaut that the NE8 has/will be for seasons to come. For those that think this is a 'step back' for Snider....PULEEZE! East Noble is formidable is every way! I would suspect that other NE8 schools will choose to play SAC schools in the 2 'free weeks' and we can see cross-conference rivalries flourish in NE Indiana.
    2 points
  30. Yes!!! To have them get beat at home, with the announcers rooting for them, and in the way it finished. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving owner, team, or fans.
    2 points
  31. How ‘bout them Cowboys! There truly is something worse than being a Colts fan!
    2 points
  32. Wait a minute! I was always told size didn’t matter! 😉
    2 points
  33. If it was over a specified length it could be a 15 yard penalty !
    2 points
  34. That's a hard one, but you'd think the refs would be a little flexible in their climatic resolution. Seriously, I can't blame the refs for kicking it to the sideline as opposed to picking it up. I've had a player throw up on the field when coaching a game before and we tried to run everything to the opposite side of the field whenever we'd get back around that yard line later in the game. I think the there are a couple of NFL refs that could pull off stating a call on this ... could bring Ed Hochuli out of retirement just for this. For the first incident of the season, maybe it's like a sideline warning, with a mic'd reading like, "Sideline warning. Frustrated fan with inadequate partner or inability to secure a partner. Next instance will result in 5 yard delay of game penalty against *insert team name here*." No pun intended on the insert. Immediately after the infraction announcement, the stadium announcer could announce that fans are requested not to throw foreign objects or marital aids on the field ... and that batteries ARE available at the concession stands in the lower concourse. Of course, it could just be one of the old standby calls with a little modification, "After the play, the fan in the stands was givin' him the business."
    2 points
  35. I sincerely hope this works out for JC. The AD is young and seems to have a plan for moving in a positive direction for the whole athletic program. Massive facility upgrades have been going on in North Vernon the last few years. Hopefully they can drag the locals, kicking and screaming if necessary, into a competitive program.
    2 points
  36. I don’t think it’s much of an issue at the NFL level. There are about 120 officials in the NFL. They all get the same memos, watch the same film, go to the same clinics, listen to the same supervisors. They should be as close to interchangeable as humanly possible. Plus, they are pretty good to start with.
    1 point
  37. Yeah, someone really pulled a boner.
    1 point
  38. Looks like JC hired exactly what they needed. I hope he can turn that program around.
    1 point
  39. How could Coach NOT remember Bobref in those white knickers? Thank you for the awesome story. Coach really does seem like a genuine, nice guy. Had Coach not learned anything in his 50 years (or so to that point) on Earth? 😂
    1 point
  40. I agree except for Dallas. I think the Niners dominate them, stopping short of taking their women folk……..at least until the number 6 dance that night.
    1 point
  41. Harbaugh’s “satellite camps” during the summer of 2015/16 came to Indy and the guy could not here been more personable. One of the coolest days of my life as it was full access and I stood on the sideline and watched the UM staff coach up the kids. Also, via my experience teaching/coaching at an Indy 6A school it was a constant revolving door of who is who in the college football coaching world. Ok, brag time over.
    1 point
  42. Turn the clock back about 30 yrs. and St. Joe was playing at Munster, and Digger Phelps’ kid plays TE for St. Joe. Got to chat briefly with Digger before the game. I was crushed that he didn’t remember me. 😂 I was a sophomore at ND when he showed up there to rescue the basketball program. I used to see him occasionally on campus or in the ACC.
    1 point
  43. SMH. And they know you are a Hoosier fan. As an Irish fan, a few years back, St. Joe’s played @ KV for sectionals. I was at the game watching. BK’s son played for SJ. BK was in attendance. My friend, who is a HUGE ND fan, was working the gates at the game. He texted to tell me to come take a picture with him and BK. My friend has a nice picture of himself and BK.
    1 point
  44. Also remember that during the time between Elmhurst/Harding out and Carroll/Homestead in, each team in the SAC had 2 non-conference openings but they were spread all over the schedule. One team it was Week 2 and 6. Another it was Weeks 4 and 5. Point being, with the new format having the non-conference weeks being the first two of the season, it makes it a lot easier to schedule Indiana opponents. While some of those Toledo Whitmer, Cincinnati LaSalle games were exciting to look at on the schedule, they basically came about because of the inability to find anyone in the state to play.
    1 point
  45. As would Merrillville and Chesterton. As they would be in conference (DAC) play.
    1 point
  46. Chaos is good. Disruption of the status quo is good. That is how growth occurs.
    1 point
  47. Todd observed us this year, he was very fair and provided valuable constructive criticism. A true ambassador for high school officiating. He will be missed!!!
    1 point
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