The COVID Pandemic has changed life for all of us and left a trail of economic, social and personal destruction in its considerable wake.
There will be many casualties, including business and institutions that will not make a comeback after the virus has run its deadly course.
Athletic departments across the state and the country are currently evaluating their return to campus gameplans, and some are likely considering shutting down expensive and chronically ailing prep footfall programs.
Our contraction focus up to this point has centered on schools who are experiencing severe numbers challenges, and those that are shutting down due to consolidation or school closures.
The following list focuses on schools who suffer from chronic noncompetitive football, and given the challenges schools are currently facing, ADs should seriously consider whether continued investment in these programs makes sense :
Anderson : 9-42 over the past 5 seasons following the closure of Highland. Why bother? Its a basketball school.
Benton Central : 5-45 over the past 5 seasons. they will never get over the hump in this conference. Time to stop the bleeding
Caston : 4-48 over the past 5 seasons. Stick a fork in em. These kids would be better off spending more time on the family farm.
Dugger Union : 0-21 last 3 seasons. . "Unite the Klans" has not worked. Just hoop it already.
Edinburgh : 2-28 over last 3 seasons. Thats about as good as it gets. Got too be something more productive for these kids to do with their time.
Fort Wayne South : 6-46 over past 5 seasons. Clearly one too many teams in The Fort. Put these guys out of their misery. They dont even bother changing coaches.
Frankfort : 3-37 last 4 seasons. Demographics are working against the football program, as is everything else. Just play soccer. Thats what the community wants.
Gary Roosevelt : 0-10 last year. Time to funnel all public school football to West Side and be done with it.
Indy Shortridge or Indy Washington - Indy only needs one small public football school
Indy Manual or Indy Howe : Indy needs only one medium public football school. Tech is the large Indy public football school.
Madison : 5-45 last 5 years. Maybe losing has become just too much for these kids and this community. They have enough problems to deal with as it is.
Perry Meridian : 2-28 last 3 seasons. Does anybody see this getting better? Southport , Roncalli and Franklin Central have all the football players. PM gets the wrestlers It is what it is
Shelbyville : 1-19 last two seasons. May be too far gone.
South Bend Clay : 2-47 last 5 years. This would be a mercy killing.
South Newton : 1-39 last 4 seasons. Combine with NN and hope for the best.