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  1. Have to say that I feel a little for the Corydon Panthers. There improvement is apparent, but loses two weeks in a row in OT is tough. Keep your heads high Panthers, there is a lot of football left to play.
  2. Congratulations CC and @JQWL. Impressive grit in the comeback!
  3. Are we all being punked by fake accounts since the reopening of the digest... My bullsh!t meter tells me something isn't right with a couple of these posters on the thread lately. As a typically ignored little 1A program in the cornfield, I have to say I am flattered by the attention and effort.
  4. Played at WW. It was a hard hitting fun game to get to play. Our kids battled. We had 19 on the sideline and they had 33. It was 20-8 with 14 seconds remaining in the game. Our kids played hard and showed some real potential for the future. To me JV is like my golf game, only remember the good shots so I come back to play again. We had some really nice moments against a school much larger than us that has had some recent success. Win-Win from a loss.
  5. It is very rare for us to have a single grade that can carry its own team. We may have 18 playing, but to have the right combo of skills and line and a quarterback is rare. We are only pulling from grades with 55-70 kids in them, half of which are boys. When we are able to get 1/3 to 1/2 of all boys in each grade to play that is success regardless of W-L. If 3A schools did that they would have 90 kids and every team would have a C team. At a young age, we start to consider how grades will mesh together (even attending youth league games and practices to get our eyes of kids). This can be hard on fans and parents because they start to have concerns about W-L in Jr High and JV, but we know what we are building for...the future. When you have 2 consecutive grades that most or all of the pieces we are lucky. Typically we need sophomore through junior to get our pieces right. This is a rare year where our senior and juniors can fill nearly all the holes, but you have some standouts like freshmen McPheeters that need the level of competition immediately to prepare for the future. He would make a difference in our JV games for sure, but a 1A school more than others needs to constantly be planning for the current year, the next year and years down the road. Long story short, don't worry about the Jr High and JV records they are not indicative of our potential future success. Our current seniors had just above average success in Jr High and little in JV. Our current juniors (most complete grade level) lost a game or two each year in Jr. High and didn't have much time to play JV, but the ones that did had very mediocre success. Now as a varsity team they are having success. Last year 9-3, this year hopefully better.
  6. Our JV team lost the first week against Pekin, I believe the score was 14-6. We beat Crawford County 14-0.
  7. WW did not attempt to run up the score. I am sure that their staff can vouch for that. We utilized the mercy rule as intended and subbed generously in the second the half. Young players carried the ball behind a mixed line (1st year varsity players that needed more reps and JV players capable of blocking without endangering those in the backfield). The 4th quarter was entirely young players. It was respectful throughout to assume otherwise is offensive. This thread has always been very respectful with contributions from fans and coaches. I hope it stays that way or I will not be visiting the site any longer.
  8. We are still looking at and contacting teams that may have game cancelled during that week. It has been a constant work in progress. AD Bowsman has been constantly contacting others and trying to fill the slot for this year and into the future.
  9. It is no surprise to anyone at WW that Perry is going to be good. They are a great program and you are correct about the PC QB, he is a difference maker. I am excited about tonight for our program. Preseason speculation is speculation. How we play and perform will show what kind of team we have. Same for all teams. I expect nothing but a grind in our conference and our sectional, PC being one of the reasons. I am also intrigued by what I heard about Mitchell's scrimmage and how they bullied BNL. CC numbers sound good. Paoli brings a new coach, maybe a new offense? SV looked like they had some good size and athleticism on the scrimmage film. I just wish the MSC would break up a bit so we could schedule a consistent Week 8 game.
  10. http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Sports/Boys/Football/tabid/68/Default.aspx Click on Scrimmage Rules I believe you can petition to have a jamboree, but not sure if the same things apply per number of plays per team. I assume the time limit and max number of plays is the same.
  11. Excited to compete against another school, but with the offseason being set up the way it is I believe the scrimmage set up needs a change. I would be a proponent of having a mandated off week for all IHSAA Football teams (last 1/3 of season or all schools bye week is the same week) and start Week 1 of season in place of the scrimmage. Maybe schools would see that as an opportunity for scheduling their Fall Breaks. OR Give the opportunity to schedule a 10th game and they can choose to schedule it in place of the scrimmage.
  12. What format and who does the PLAC/MSC schools play on Friday? WW is at N. Harrison with Option A of IHSAA Scrimmage Format.
  13. 45 players 2018-2019 Reclassification #'s 273 Students Size Rank 40th of 64 in Class A
  14. +1 The Hanover Camp is a great camp. They are very hospitable, the campus is great, housing and food good, and the competition opportunity is great. The Hanover staff are wonderful with the kids, they are eager to share ideas and answer questions, and they don't have an ego. They make the camp about the teams and campers not about their practice plan or Hanover. All around great time. Enjoyed the schools we had the opportunity to compete against and we improved over the 3 days. Thank you Hanover staff and Coach Theo.
  15. Need a game, but really just wanted to show off our schedule poster.
  16. No one from WW would ever sleep on PC. We know what kind of program they have. I actually think the entire PLAC is going to be better competition this year. Should be fun. All of this prognostication is just a way to pass the time for fans. Players and coaches know what it takes to win and they take nothing for granted.
  17. This is insulting. To make a statement that 3rd stringers from those average 3A-6A programs could get together and win a 1A title is ludicrous (Those teams are not Carmel, Warren, Ben Davis or Cathedral). As a coach that played at New Albany, then Franklin with multiple Indy Metro players, coached for 20 years I find this statement offensive. I can objectively judge talent and set my school pride aside. WW is a good 1A program. A collection of 3rd stringers from those teams would get their collective a$$e$ handed to them by our football team. END OF STORY. 1A has extremely talented players on them and many of them have talent deep into their roster. WW has a history of competing with and defeating schools of a much larger size. We compete with them at camps and scrimmages to improve our competition. We have always belonged on that field with them and our players met the challenge. We consistently beat teams in the MSC, before the conference grew so large in football we played the King (Brownstown) better then most of the members of the MSC. WW's current roster has multiple players that would take starting positions away from players on the teams you mentioned above if they were playing there. I am always very neutral, but this hit a nerve and I could not bite my tongue. I will give benefit of the doubt and not judge the poster by the post.
  18. WW's Caleb Murphy received and committed to an offer from Indiana University. Proud does not describe the feelings of the coaching staff. Caleb is very deserving. His competition will come into question as our team's does, on this thread and in other parts of the state. Caleb dominates our competition and has shown his ability against top talent at various camps and competitions. Caleb will be a program guy that does what is necessary to improve his team. https://indiana.rivals.com/news/indiana-hoosiers-football-2020-in-state-de-caleb-murphy-commits-to-iu
  19. Caleb has had a very activate couple of months. 12 offers currently, hoping for that first Big10 offer. https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Caleb-Murphy-126039/RecruitInterests/ Good article as well. https://247sports.com/Article/West-Washington-lineman-Caleb-Murphy-working-for-a-Big-Ten-football-offer-131734557/
  20. SC Job- Coach Dablow would be a great AD to work with also. He is very profession and organized. I am sure he would be very supportive of the program and new coach.
  21. I have to commend the Corydon Central football staff (Aaron Humphrey, Jason Timberlake, Joby Turner). Their staff and ours met to pick each others brains. Discussed everything from program development, parent communication, strength/conditioning, game planning, drills, practice planning, and more). Probably one of the most productive learning days I have ever had as a coach. Been to Nike COY, Glaziers, College Staff Visits, IFCA Clinic and this was a great day of self scouting and collaboration. I definitely think they will be an improved team. I will be watching results and cheering for the Panthers.
  22. Sophomores- Several could push for time and be solid back ups. Special teams is definitely an area they can impact. Individual players that have the frames are Noah Marrs and Mason Guthrie. Freshmen- Need a good year of JV. There will be players in this group. Roper McPheeters may be a #2 or play Special Teams.
  23. -Pick a MSC or PLAC Team West Washington Senators -List 3 biggest impact players returning on Offense Caleb Murphy #78 (2020)- OT, Obviously a guy with big time college interest is an impact player. Running OZ with an OT that can overtake a guy and vertically displace them that is big. Charles Madden #58 (2021)- C, The unsung hero. This guy can overtake guys two gaps away on OZ. Super Solid relentless blocker. Jacob Strange #32 (2021)- TE, Big in the run game and big in the PA Pass game. -List 2 newcomers/expanded role players on Offense Bryce Brown #63 (2021)- OG, Started last year and made a big impact. One year older and this guy should make a big step forward and really help improve our overall offense and line. Holden Bowsman #2 (2021)- Q, Also started last year and was solid as a Sophomore. Bigger, stronger and more confident should make for a greater impact on the offense overall. *Obviously, I left out some big time players and they will be scoring the TD's and racking up the yards. But OL is where its at. -List 3 biggest impact players returning on Defense Not my area to comment, but overall the Defense will be better. Mike Leach- DT, Chase Farmer- DB and Mason Armstrong/Hunter Pate- LB will lead with the guys I mentioned above that play both sides of the ball. -List 2 newcomers/expanded role players on Defense Most of the Defense will be returners. Glen Rankin will show how much he has improved from last year. -List 2 playmakers on Special Team (New or Returning) Be solid as a team, give up no big plays or have no mishaps and that is the biggest ST Playmaking. Anything additional is gravy.
  24. To keep the conversation going and buy some time while we impatiently wait for some FB Competition. -Pick a MSC or PLAC Team -List 3 biggest impact players returning on Offense -List 2 newcomers/expanded role players on Offense -List 3 biggest impact players returning on Defense -List 2 newcomers/expanded role players on Defense -List 2 playmakers on Special Team (New or Returning)
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