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  1. I just got a chance to read this and I am so thankful to be able to meet people like this and work with some top notch school systems. A Positive Story.docx In this strange unpredictable world of Covid-19, I have a very positive story I would like to share with you. Last week my team, the Rensselaer Central Bombers prepared very hard for our next opponent, the Lafayette Central Catholic Knights. We were scheduled for a major Hoosier Conference showdown to be played at their place. My team came to school wearing their game jerseys all fired up for the big game. At 9:00am after my fir
    28 points
  2. There are going to be positive cases, that was expected, as IHSAA Commish stated here, and what most people understand. Taking it 2 weeks at a time as we approach August.
    17 points
  3. I am Keith Nance. It is a HUGE understatement to say that this is less than an ideal situation for dozens of reasons. The obvious, we would all prefer to be standing beside and led by our dear friend Coach Bowsman. Secondly, the Superintendent being the head coach is obviously problematic. I have been fortunate to be allowed to work as a unpaid assistant/offensive coordinator while being the Superintendent for the last 5 years. I have coached for 20 as a varsity assistant all at WW, 19 with Phillip and 13 years as OC. It is my hobby, a passion and a chance to be close with kids and
    16 points
  4. All I know is this RAY SKILLMAN must of been one whale of a coach!!!
    15 points
  5. Quite a few on this forum thought we wouldn’t get to this weekend with HS foootball. I was optimistic but had my doubts. 95% of scheduled high school games in Indiana were played. We still don’t know all the answers for this pandemic, but congratulations to every member school, coaches, staff and players on staying disciplined and being a valuable source of entertainment in your communities. Let’s hope 2021 is closer to normal(whatever that will be) and we are all in the stands cheering our student athletes.
    13 points
  6. Congrats to the Frankfort Hot Dogs for having their first winning regular season (5-4) since 2009.
    13 points
  7. Just wanted to give a hug shout out to the players, coaches, cheerleaders, and fans from Eastern Hancock last night. After the tragedy of having one of students passing away in the stands before our game last week, the EH faithful brought a sign to the coin toss honoring her. These kind of acts are what makes the game worthwhile. Need more of this kind of being humane to one another on and off the field.
    12 points
  8. considering 95% of the "drama" and "reports" stems from that section of the website that truly serves no purpose, @DK_Barons pulled the plug on it which I fully support. It truly has turned into a personal political playground for about 7-10 users and continue to go around and around and then it goes too far and lots of energy is used to to moderate that section that serves no purpose to our sport of Football. Coach Tim Adams original foresight into that section was a place where you could put on blast your favorite sports teams and players and to a lesser extent a place where fo
    12 points
  9. It seems odd that this post gets 0 replies and there are a bazillion posts about cancelling/postponing the season.
    12 points
  10. Practice is great July 1st What I would hate to see is all sports all teams do a mad rush and start trying to schedule 7 on 7s, 11 on 11s, 1 day shootouts, insert countless other competition days Be happy to work with your kids in house and prepare what you need to do in house during those times. For 1 summer, I am sure the schools can get by with elimination of competition days Just one guys thoughts
    12 points
  11. Bud Wright Stadium - home of the Sheridan Blackhawks. Still active, but I think 9 state titles and 2 runners-up allow you that honor.
    11 points
  12. Dunno anything about any of that but I am anxious to see Phallic Academy’s mascot.
    11 points
  13. Is this an airport? Bus or train station? I never understand the mindset of people wanting to announce their departures from social media sites....lol For a guy that hates what he calls the "bro culture" or the "look at me" type athletes; creating a "look at me" topic is not only funny, but ironic.
    10 points
  14. Just goes to show, Catholics do more with less.
    10 points
  15. I think there are more than a few P/P supports left. That said, the same old arguments year after year got old and only takes a page or two to burn out now days when it comes back up. Perhaps everything that can be said regarding contraction has been said as well, I'm not sure. I think the GID has played a large part this season it helping to coordinate Covid Replacement games....that is a huge value add in my eyes.
    10 points
  16. OR, you can help the cause as stated above by @Muda69 https://gridirondigest.net/clients/donations/ GID does not generate the ADS ourselves in any way shape or form, HOWEVER, what it does is generate ADS based on the individual users "interests" from what I can recall. The former user Ellenwood for instance proudly spouted about his ADS were all TRUMP, and TRUMP related, reason? Welp, I think we know, his usage on his wifi and device and the magic of these computer internet tailor ads based on that IP address history. NOW, I am not Saying Tommy, I am just saying.....
    10 points
  17. Yeah 2 of the top favorites in 1A... how dare they!
    10 points
  18. My one burning question: If we start fall sports season with no fans present, or at most only family, how will the soccer kids know the difference? 😀
    10 points
  19. It's fun to watch DT on here talking about football "scheme" when he has no clue what he is talking about. A) "The drive blocking and pass protection skills of big linemen are mitigated in these schemes. Lots of standing around and then their involvement in the action is very limited." - DT RPO scheme is a pass option + a real running play. Usually with a read by the QB of a single defender to give him an answer of what to do with the ball. Your comment about big lineman standing around is ridiculous and proof you don't know what you are looking at. The run play can be a gap sche
    10 points
  20. There may be a few communities where basketball gets the support, but one thing we learned from this football season; football drives the budgets of many more schools, AND the budget of the IHSAA. The IHSAA could afford to cut off the basketball tournament last season, BUT the football season had to happen, or there would have been a high number of schools in trouble financially. Even though crowds were limited at football games, they still drive the budget. So, while the sentimental game may be basketball, the one that pays the bills is football.
    9 points
  21. Sorry you feel that way In nowhere in you posts did it show any promotion of Indiana HS Football. You do you though. always have, and for the record, I simply asked to refrain from comparing school based on how many black athletes they have. If that makes me a snowflake, so be it, but I felt it was the correct call for where that rabbit hole was going. For the record, there was no threat of banning, or anything such. A simple request was made by me, but go ahead create your standard Martyr complex, its your go to playbook.
    9 points
  22. The Prophylactic Ten Chesterton Trojans Highland Trojans Center Grove Trojans New Castle Trojans Covington Trojans Chatard Trojans Wood Memorial Trojans Tri Central Trojans Triton Trojans West Central Trojans
    9 points
  23. Yes because the state takes such great care of its teachers 🙃
    9 points
  24. With all the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19 this year, there have already been several cancelations and changes in schedules for Indiana High School Football. AlmanacSports.com is tracking these. Canceled their seasons (5) Hammond Central Hammond Clark Hammond Gavit Hammond Morton Whiting Canceled games Aug. 21 Warren Central at Center Grove (Metropolitan) Wabash at Rochester (Three Rivers) Bethlehem (Ky.) at Providence Bowman Academy at Calumet Delta at Muncie Central Elkhart at Concord Fairfiel
    9 points
  25. It’s obvious the captain is pretty pissed. I swear to God he is!
    9 points
  26. I thought you were being infiltrated by Athletic Directors when I saw this topic. I keep picturing this:
    9 points
  27. I played on a 2-8 team in HS. Our fans socially distanced naturally. 😀
    9 points
  28. I know there's a lot of opinions when news comes out like this, especially with him decommitting from an in-state school. This young man's three main reasons for committing to IU were the Kelly School of Business, the strength & conditioning program (Dave Ballou and Dr. Rhea), and the DL Coach (Mark Hagen). Since Rodney's commitment, Coach Hagen was named DL coach at Texas and Dave Ballou and Dr. Rhea both took jobs at Alabama. No one can blame those guys for making those moves that they deemed were best for them and their respective families. Due to those changes, none of
    9 points
  29. Northwood went to state in 2016 and went 11-1 in 2018. Concord has won sectionals 2 of the last 3 years. Northridge went 11-3 in 2014. Went 9-1 in 2017. Plymouth went 11-1, in 14, 10-3 in 15, 9-3 last year. Carry on, talking about crap you don't know.
    9 points
  30. Dude, now isn’t the time. Go back to your hole.
    9 points
  31. You might as well submit it all. If you don't give it to us, someone else will. We should share all film. IF you don't share it all, there are ways to get it all. Someone always owes someone else a favor or has a connection. I don't think we had any less then 6 films of any opponent we played in the playoffs. Share it all, Endzone and sideline. May the team that prepares the best win!!!
    8 points
  32. I was never offered the position. I was asked to be on the interview committee and I declined. My exact quote was "You guys did a pretty good job last time around. Find us another Dave Sharpe!"
    8 points
  33. I thought not having defined districts was one of the advantages only the the p/p schools had...
    8 points
  34. I usually try not to "fall into the trap", but I have some time. We started our Mater Dei experience in 1983 as part of the Cluster system. They cursed us, spat on us, berated us and beat the crap out of us for many years. After 8 straight losses over 19 years, we finally turned the tables, winning six of the next ten. Yes, they have a bigger roster. And no they don't have kids who would rather play video games than excel at school and extracurriculars. Their parents don't pay tuition for them to be slugs. While the public school enrollment is increased with a diversity of kids who will
    8 points
  35. This is an unfortunate decision that was made for our kids and our community on Tuesday afternoon. We learned of a case that was stated to positive on Monday afternoon involving a player who played about half of the games live plays. It has been deemed on our end that any player who was on the field, (making contact with the other player or not) must quarantine for 14 days. Our health dept. weighted very heavily on this as well as out county Doctor. It was stated very early on this week that no test will allow an individual to returned. Unfortunate because a cross county team was able to do th
    8 points
  36. The biggest super spreaders are you and DTs. I swear to God you are
    8 points
  37. DT need to have a fishing instruction video because he catches a lot of fish on here with very little effort
    8 points
  38. The fact that we beat the virus for the most part. I didn't believe we could get past week 5. great job by administrators, coaches, players and officials to get us to this point!
    8 points
  39. Numerous players on our team have been hit by “close contact” quarantine about 4-5 times this season. (Not to mention the regular injuries.) We have had a cancelled game and opponent changes as late as Wednesday, so this has been a difficult year. Please keep in mind no matter what we are going through, we have an impact on these kids. The tweet below has been the a bright spot for us this season.
    8 points
  40. That spelling is definitely questionable, I swear to God it is
    8 points
  41. @captainobvious Feel free in 2021 to join the ranks of our GID pollsters, I am sure I would look like this 1. Eastbrook 2. Center Grove 3. 1985 Bears 4. 1972 Dolphins 5. 1988 Fighting Irish 6. 2009 Crimson Tide 7. 1962 Packers 8. 2007 Patriots 9. 1989 49ers 10. 1992 Cowboys
    8 points
  42. Don't talk about things when you don't know the facts??? You must be new here...
    8 points
  43. OK, I’ll bite....add that this is an actual thread about football and not the whole Corona/politics BS. I find it a bit funny that some here are actually thinking Chatard declines when last season they were ranked 6th ALL CLASSES (That’s 1A-6A for the MENSA members) per Sagarin . Sagarin’s Predictor ranking had them at 5th ALL CLASSES with only Carmel, Avon, New Pal and Brownsburg ranked ahead of them. Chatard’s strength of schedule (SOS) ranking was Top 10 or 15 throughout the regular season but fell to 21st at season’s end largely due to 3A playoffs. During the regular season,
    8 points
  44. From CDC numbers 152 deaths from people under 24 and ALL had serious underlying conditions.. if its the safety of the student athletes we are worried about. We could save more lives preaching to not text and drive rather than Covid. Schools have afforded kids parents the opportunity to not have to send there kids to school. So if grandma and grandpa are raising a kid.. they don't have to go to school or play. That argument is gone. Kids are out running around with zero restrictions right now in public. The only thing holding them accountable is sports. That is the only time most kids are getti
    8 points
  45. I think in this particular situation, with how wrong the article was and how sensitive the situation in our state and nation/world is he was extra adamant to protect his players from unwarranted "keyboard warriors" that were all over facebook/twitter I am sure. Listen folks, New Pal excellence has made them a target for anyone and everyone to nitpick anything and everything and I am sure Coach Ralph gets stuff sent his way online quite a bit and I do not blame him one bit for taking that stance with his program under attack
    8 points
  46. Coronavirus will be a distant memory by August. Hopefully toilet paper supplies have returned to normal by then.
    8 points
  47. The Separated at Birth Conference: Southwestern (Shelby) Southwestern (Hanover) Eastern-Greene Eastern (Greentown) Covenant Christian Covenant Christian DeMotte Carroll (Flora) Carroll (Fort Wayne) Evansville Harrison Harrison (West Lafayette) Jeffersonville Lafayette Jefferson Mount Vernon (Fortville) Mount Vernon (Posey)
    7 points
  48. I think the biggest concern initially is that the health dept and the health director have already set a precedent with an county school on how to handle the situation with regard to a close contact. By making a complete reversal with no reasons or ability to discuss with anyone outside of a closed room is not the transparency that many on here talk about wanting their local governments and schools to have. Even with covid a lot of things must of changed in those two weeks to go from letting a group get tests to keep tournament hope alive to not even considering or looking at multiple angles
    7 points
  49. I really miss the days when this forum was about high school football and the kids. The personal attacks, politics and constant negativity are too much.
    7 points
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