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  1. Significant improvements have been made to the Lutheran facilities over the past few years. This season visitors bleachers were added to the opposite side of the field. They aren't very deep due to the property line, but they extend between the 20s. We haven't had anyone exceed capacity yet this season.
  2. 1st Rd - bye, 2nd Rd close game with Indiana Deaf (13-12). Blind draw had four highest Sagarin-rated teams in the sectional on the other side of the bracket.
  3. Field is grass, and historically would be pretty torn up by this time of year. I doubt that Dwenger playing at their own place has made much difference, as the junior high teams still use it during the weekend. Seating should not be an issue. Plenty of capacity on both sides, with visitors in the east bleachers.
  4. https://www.acmebargrillmenu.com Don't think chili is an option at the Acme, but the tenderloin is so good you won't miss it.
  5. Great pregame dinner option is The Acme Bar & Grill on East State St., minutes from Concordia. Smoked wings are terrific, and they have the best breaded tenderloin in the state.
  6. I've watched four regional/semi-state games in the last few years in which one team had sideline heaters and the other didn't. The team without heaters won every game.
  7. Use the 5608 Whitestown Parkway address. That will take you to the 2nd entrance west of the Indianapolis Rd. roundabout, which is closest to the football field. If you arrive early, you'll be able to park in the lot next to the field, just not in the row closest to the field. A few of us were asked to move our cars in week 9, as those are "parking pass" spots for tailgaters. If you don't arrive early enough to park in this lot, you'll be directed to the east side of the new high school building, which is a hike to the entrance of the football field. Beautiful facility. Probably not enough space on the visitors side for an LCC crowd, but there should be extra space on the home side. There's also a hill just beyond the north endzone the would provide extra seating for chairs/blankets. Not much space around the field for camera equipment. Visiting staff will just have to be resourceful. We don't have a big tripod, so we were able to film from the hill in the north end. You can film from the south end, but it's tight, and TP has some maintenance equipment in the way. May not get great angles, but there's space to film from the corners.
  8. John Madden would be proud of this in-depth analysis. BOOM.
  9. Everyone is currently at zero points. This is the start of a new 2-year cycle.
  10. Assuming Attica beats FC as expected, NV would host if South Putnam beats Riverton Parke in round 1. PH would host if Riverton Parke beats South Putnam in round 1.
  11. I thought I'd already seen that team a couple times in the past, but I was wrong. A lot of football to be played yet.
  12. I'd accept the improvement and move on.
  13. I admit, I don't know the justification for the policy. I assumed it was either 1) safety concerns, or 2) ensuring compliance with FAA regulations (no flying over groups, no flying over sporting events/stadiums). I just wouldn't want to be an FAA-licensed hobbyist told that I couldn't capture video for my school in a compliant manner just because I wasn't an IHSAA broadcast partner. Now, the exemption may be granted for anyone holding an FAA license, but I'm skeptical.
  14. The inclusion of #3 undermines the justification for #1 & #2.
  15. Lutheran at Shortridge postposed. Two officials failed to show.
  16. Most systems come in at or around $5k. If you can budget for that, I'd definitely go with the Hi-Pod. The mechanical tilt/pan is an advantage over systems that use the Bescor electric tilt-pan head (several others). You simply can't move left/right fast enough on plays 20 yds and closer to the EZ camera using an electric tilt/pan. The mechanical tilt/pan also means you'll need less external battery power (which is required at most fields). Whichever you choose, you'll want to make sure you have the same staff operating it throughout the season. None of these systems are plug-and-play. Even the most expensive systems have cable issues, because you're still relying on a consumer camera with consumer-quality cable inputs. As for Hudl Sideline, Indy Lutheran is using it for the first time this season. It's a great solution, but reliability is an issue. The system is based on off-the-shelf components better suited for a stationary entertainment center than being lugged out each week to a football field. We've learned the hard way that every plug and port needs to be secured with a velcro strap. This includes all the power connections (wall-warts plugged into an extension cord in each case). Every HDMI cable should be secured with a velcro strap when plugged in (both at the camera and inside the cases). You'll want to buy a second AC battery pack for the pressbox case (similar to what comes in the EZ case), as Hudl seems to assume that every pressbox has power available on the roof. As long as nothing comes unplugged after you're up and running, it works pretty well.
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