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  1. I knew you were just giving me a hard time. lol Merry Christmas to you and your family!
  2. I don't know the number of Catholics that went to Jeff in the 1980's and 1990's, so I don't know if there are more or less today. There are many Catholics at Jeff that don't play football. I just know a lot of Catholics that went to Jeff over the years and some of them were very good baseball, football, and basketball players.
  3. No, I didn't think I should be talking about this sort of thing on here. I can talk more about the Catholic church if you are interested.
  4. All the names I put on here were Catholic and played or coached at public schools, mostly at Lafayette Jeff. The only one that got a blue ring and medal was the Jeff baseball coach when Jeff won state in 1969 and 1973. Many Catholics don't go to LCC, they go to Jeff. Jeff must have really had an advantage before 1958 when all the Catholic boys in Lafayette had to go to Jeff.
  5. Northern football is good, but not as good as they were years ago. Gary and South Bend had the best teams in the state for many years. Its a good thing Valpo won 5a or we would all be singing "Song of the South" by "Alabama"
  6. All the names I have put on here were Catholic at one time. I don't know if they still are Catholic. A lot of people leave the Church.
  7. Clayton Richard was Catholic. PM me if you want to know how I know he was Catholic.
  8. All-State Football Players for Lafayette Jeff that were Catholic and members of St. Lawrence church. Jason Sowders 1992 Brett Rhatigan 2000 McCutcheon All-State Player that was Catholic Clayton Richard 2000, 2001, 2002 LCC could have used all of those players. Someday I might have a complete list. I'm sure there are 100 other names that I don't know about right now.
  9. I know Lafayette Jeff has an advantage with all of those Catholics going to Jeff.
  10. LCC has no advantage. They had bad teams for years. Many Catholics in the area go to Jeff. About every 10 years they have some good players come through the system. I think public schools have gone down hill in the past 50 years, and the Catholic schools haven't changed. LCC can't seem to beat WL. Maybe we should just get rid of class sports. That might make everybody happy. LCC is in 2a and if they went to 3a they would probably never win. But that's what some people want.
  11. Here are some more Catholics that lived in Lafayette in the 1980's and 90's and ended up at Jeff. Denise Knoth Veronica Knoth Julie Jacot Kristina Brickler Brian Koning Rob Larrabee Monica, Michelle, and David Matheson Tony Roswarski Terry Ruppe Laurie, Shawn and Pat Rody Ryan Rush John Deerr (He was QB for the Jeff football team in 1943) Like I said before, Lafayette Jeff can thank the Catholics for their success in sports. I always wonder how good LCC would have been if all those Catholics didn't go to Jeff. It was said in Lafayette during the 1940's, that if the Catholics ever had their own school they could beat Lafayette Jeff.
  12. I thought of some more Catholics that ended up at Jeff or Harrison. Larry Larrabee - Assistant basketball coach at Jeff in the 1980's. His son Mike also played basketball at Jeff in the late 1980's. Tim Rody - Played football at Jeff 1981-1982. The Yeoman twins - Basketball stars on the Harrison girls team 1985-1986. Vince and Andrew Harris- Played football at Jeff in the 1990's. Here are some other names. I don't know if they played sports, but they were Catholic and went to Jeff. Vince Larrabee Jennifer Dillard Mike Petgen Rebecca Knoy Brian Clark Autumn Sowders I am sure I will think of more names later.
  13. Lafayette Jefferson Football Team 1981 The 1981 Jeff team went 11-1 and lost to FW Snider 18-17 in the regional Members of that team Troy Bonty Bob Mulvey Gary Russell Doug Cowen Tim Rife Joe Downing Scott Schilling Mike Burkle James Weaver Ken Flanagan Tom Kriebel Tim Rody Darin Pattick Todd Brost Kevin Cox Joe Finch Mike Trout Roger Funk Davy Crickett Vince May Stu Skibinski Manager Kevin Hildenbrand Doug Butz Brad Berry Eric Rawe Mark Withers Randy Griswold Jay Bota Brad Kabig Larry Grant Roger Guinn Dave Sutton Bently Anderson Todd Tyrie Kenny Gordon Doug Downing Kim Hawley Darryl Sutton Mark Keiser Tony Albrecht Coach Bob Downing Coach Dick Skibinski Head Coach Dave Knott
  14. I'm not sure about them. Bob Downing was Catholic and was assistant football coach and head coach from 1985-1994 at Jeff. His sons Joe and Doug Downing played at Jeff from 1979-1982. Paul "Spider"Fields was the baseball coach at Jeff for many years and his teams won state in 1969 and 1973. Paul was Catholic. The 1992 Jeff basketball team went to state and lost in OT. Courtney Harris and Brad Knoy were Catholic and were both stars on that team. Carson Harris went to St. Lawrence grade school and was the best player on the 1996 Jeff basketball team that went to the final four. Chris Deno was Catholic and played football for Harrison on the 1989 and 1990 teams. Jason Sowders went to St. Lawrence and played football for Jeff in 1991 and 1992. He was their best D player. These are just some of the names off the top of my head.
  15. I know Lafayette Jeff can thank the Catholics for a lot of their success in sports over the years. When Jeff went 10-0 in 1981 and 1982, the best player on those teams was Catholic. There is a list a mile long of Catholics playing sports at Jeff.
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