Good Morning Hoosier Conference
Been a long time!!
Hope all is well in the land of Mixers, POWS, GIFs, Highlighted texts, and of course @CoachDurham and @foxbat the only 2 who have multiple Caddies!!!
Any News or Notes to share?
Rensselaer had a nice article in the Post Tribune this week. Look for a huge announcement on another thread later today regarding week 1 in land of WagonMasters
West Lafayette: Their offseason saw 6'5 WR Truitt verbal to Miami, OH, QB Adams give his verbal to James Madison, a FCS MONSTER program in the playoff system, winning a National Title in 2016 and of course National recruit heading into his JR year, Yanni Karlaftis who will have choice of any program essentially in the nation. I believe they also had a slew of other players offered D2 this off season as well
Twin Lakes: With WL getting sent to the land of Indy Parorchials, (did IHSAA think WL was private school?) for sectionals, Twin Lakes is left along with Benton Central to hang out in Lake County for tournament play. Could the Indians be the favorites come week 10? Lots of positive buzz up in my neck of the woods along the Crown Point Square on the off season of Calumet, so beware of the Warriors.
Lafayette Central Catholic : Year 2 of Coach Nay system looks to improve from their 5-7 record last year, they have SOPH arm of Barrett who got alot of meaningful game time last year as just a freshman. LCC starts off with 3 non conference games against 3a Tri West, 3a Guerin and 3a Northwestern. LCC does not play a 1a school until week 10.
Cass: Returns a BOAT LOAD of very talented skill position players in a mix of Wing T and Spread RPO action. They were tough out last year and will be again this year.
Western: Power run game is back in Russiaville this year for Coach Stewart's version of the Gun Wing T. Panthers have JR OL ERB who is one physical specimen, and I am sure a whole lot more based on their off season weight room numbers posted!! Mercy!!
Hamilton Heights: Year 2 of Coach Kirschner will see their "luck" change as they were devastated by injuries early last year, I will defer to my man @gonzoron on all things Heights, as long as I can keep him out of the OOB dungeon!!
Tipton: @Fballfan15 was chilling over in the CIC threads already, studying up on their new sectional alignment, Welcome back to the NORTH Tipton, that southern hospitality isn't all that its cracked up to be, I am sure!! Sounds like a transition year for Blue Devils, based on amount of Soph/JR playing, but will vastly improved throughout the year. Though I believe just because your younger, if you have talent, it will show thru!!
Northwestern: Coach Robison takes the reins for year 2 of his stint at NW, after a tough start last year losing their coach, he stepped up big time and you could see staple of his principles coming through as the season went on. NW has had a lot of coaching turnover last few years, but he is there to stay (lewis Cass grad) and I know he is very excited about the finish of the facilities!! Opposing teams, bring your ROKU on the road to NW this year, plug into their 75 inch flat screen TV's inside the locker room for Hudl Sideline halftime and or You Tube videos of Farming (that is our plan at least)
Its great to be back Hoosier Conference!!!