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  1. 1. 3-0 Attica #10 AP/#10 IFCA @ 3-0 Parke Heritage #6 AP/#8 IFCA

    • The Red Ramblers
      7
    • The Wolves
      25
  2. 2. 2-1 2A Linton-Stockton #12 AP/#11 IFCA @ 3-0 North Vermillion #3 AP/ #4 IFCA

    • The Miners
      19
    • The Falcons
      13
  3. 3. 2-1 Springs Valley @ 3-0 West Washington #9 AP/#9 IFCA

    • The Blackhawks
      4
    • The Senators
      28


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Springs Valley at West Washington

 

     Valley has lost 13 straight meetings with the Senators, with the last Blackhawk win a 9-6 win in the opening round of the 2006 Sectional!! This includes two WW wins last season, 26-22 in regular season followed by a 27-20 win in the rematch of sectional 48.  The Blackhawks had their first test last and came out a 42-18 loser to 2A Paoli.  They had opened with a 30-14 win over Eastern Greene, and followed with a 28-14 win over 2A Mitchell…but both of those teams are 0-3.  Valley hasn’t won more  than 5 games in a year since 2011 (6-4).  For the Senators, that SOS is really against them…299th out of the whole state, and it’s understandable as their 3-0 records comes against three winless teams: 38-8 over Eastern (Pekin), 72-0 over 2A Crawford County, and 50-6 over 2A Mitchell.

That account for a 10.63 SOS, but SV isn’t much better at 19.21 (272).  Coach Hammond (9th year) and Coach Bowsman (13th year)  know this is a big early season matchup to see where their respective teams are.  Obviously WW has a high scoring average (53.3, 2nd in 2A, 4th in state), and a 3rd ranked scoring D in 1A (9th in state) at just 4.67 points allowed. Hard to judge that aganst whom they’ve played.  They are getting respect though with a #9 Ranking in both AP and IFCA.  WW has knocked on the door a couple times with back to back 11-1 seasons in 2015 and 2016, and 9-3 last year.  The seniors have gone 28-9.  SAG ratings have the Senators with a big margin- 30.71

 

Attica at Parke Heritage

 

     Parke Heritage is only in their 2nd year of existence but there is plenty of football history from the days of the Rockville Rox, whom along with Turkey Run form this school district.  The Wolves, under long time (22 years) coach Brian Moore are ranked #6 AP/#8 IFCA, sit 3-0 after an 8-3 initial season in 2018.  The Red Ramblers under 12 year head coach Ryan Good have won 7 or more games in each of the last 8 years but earned no hardware for it.  They did achieve one of the better revenge wins of 2018 by knocking off Parke Heritage in Sectional Semi’s 20-16 after losing 37-2 to the Wolves in week 4.   That probably serves a good motivation for PH.  Parke Heritage have beaten a collective 1-8 opponent.  Certainly that offense is clicking at 54.00 a game... which is #1 in class A and 3rd in the state overall....not to mention the 13th ranked 1A  scoring D at 12.33...   They have yet to face an opponent that might test them on either side of the ball.  Will that be Attica?  They put up 50 in each game over 1-2 RIverton Parke and 2-1 Clinton Prairie...  They have the 6th highest scoring average in 1A (45.33) and the 15th in D at 13.33.   Sagarin sure favors PH by 19+.. Coach Moore's team has the #2 1A Sagarin ranking at 63.35,  Attica at #6 54.08.   Their Schedule Strengths are about the same... PH 24.99 Att 26.05 both in the 240's of the state.  This is a big game for both teams to prove they are are real. As Brian said on WTHI last night...here's where we see where we are at.    The one comparison would be the Seeger game...   Parke Heritage won big 52-7 in week 1...  Coach Good's Ramblers won 36-20 last week.               

  

 

 

Linton-Stockton at North Vermillion 

 

Coach Brian Crabtree’s Falcon’s lost just two games in 2018; one in the state final to Pioneer, the other in week 4 to Linton’s Miners 34-7.   The Miner’s have bested NV in each of the last 5 meetings by a combined 220-59 points.  The Falcon seniors would love to change this tide in their final clash with Coach Brian Oliver’s squad.  At 31-9 in their career, 3 of those losses come from Linton.  Linton is coming off their worst WL season since 1996 @ 5-6, and wants to restore some luster to the program.  After a hard fought error filled 28-20 loss to unbeaten 3A Southridge to open the season, Linton regrouped to beat 1-2 3A Sullivan 35-12, and winless 2A Monrovia 35-0.  North Vermillion coasted 43-8 over 4A winless Oven Valley on the road, and last week 35-0 over winless Covington. Squeezed between those two wins was their toughest battle thus far, a 42-38 win over 2-1 3A rival South Vemillion.  The Miners have a Sag rating of 62.55, 6th in 2A, 86th in state, while the Falcons sit 9th in 1A (142 overall) at 48.27. This would favor Linton on the road by 14.3 but the Miners have been susceptible to the passing game of which the Falcons could spotlight.  Both offenses put up points.  NV at 40/game, Linton at 30.  SOS is a clear nod to the Miners at 47.54 (14th in 2A, 33rd overall) compared to 21.25 (31/266) for the Falcons.  The Miners are slowly getting attention in the 2A polls, jumping to #12 AP/ #11 IFCA, while North Vermillion sits at #3 AP #4 IFCA In the 1A Polls. 

 

 

Delphi at Sheridan

 

The renewal of a series that played from 2001 through 2010.  The Oracles opened that series with 2 blow out wins (34-0 and 35-7) before the tide turned and the Blackhawks won the last 8.  Coach Strasser has the Delphi program coming off their best win season (9-1) since a 9-2 2000 season ended in a sectional title loss.  2018 saw them fall to Rensselaer Central in the opening round.  They’ve started off with 2 wins this year (29-0 over winless 3A Benton Central, and 20-9 over 2-1 1A Carroll (Flora), but they lost last week 28-14 to 3-0 unbeaten Eastern (Greentown) . The Blackhawks, under the 54 year tutelage of Larry Bud Wright took a hit in the opening week to a high ranked 2A Western Boone (2-1 #4/#3) 41-6.  They have responded to that with back to back wins over 1-2 1A Clinton Central 49-29, then 50-19 over 2-1 1A Tri-Central. Neither team’s SOS is above 20, both in the lower realms of the state rank (276, 294), and their SAG rankings are neither identical.  Sheridan seems to have the more potent offense at 35/ppg, while the Oracle D allows just 12.33 per game (11th in 2A).  That Western Boone score certainly hurts the numbers for Sheridan.  Still the Blackhawks are ranked #12 in both polls, and having played the highly ranked Stars will have given them  good game experience.   This game being at Sheridan, I have to think the Blackhawks would be favored by more than the 0.64 Sagarin gives them.  Perhaps the Oracles can prove people wrong.  No votes in either poll says they haven’t earned that respect yet.  Here is an opportunity.

 

 

Greencastle at South Putnam

 

     South Putnam and their new head coach Chuck Sorrell came out on the losing end of a Putnam county clash falling 42-21 to unbeaten 2A North Putnam last week.  They had opened with dominant performances over 2A Cloverdale 33-14 and 4A Owen Valley 32-0.  Problem was they were a combined 0-6.  The Eagles now face another Putnam County foe in 2-1 3A Greencastle.  The TIgercubs also started 2-0, and also against two winless programs.  First over 3A Crawfordsville 34-6, and 2A Cloverdale 19-18.  That win over the Clovers by a single point is noticeable as South Put won by 19.  10 Year coach Mike Meyer has turned things around from a 1-9 2015 to compile a 24-9 3 year run including last year’s 8-2 mark.  That includes a 12-0 win over South Putnam in 2018,  amd a 49-7 win in 2017.  The Eagles have finished sub 500 three years running, but yet emerged as Sectional 35 champs in 2018,  They were 3-6 in the regular season, beat Shortridge, Howe, and Traders Point before falling to Lutheran in the regional tilt.  South Put last beat Greencastle in 2015.  Both teams have pretty low SOS ranks, 21.41 (264 overall) for GCastle, 16.76 (282) for SP.   The Tigercubs hold a slight 32.56 to 30.51 edge in SAG,  but with this game at South Put that about equals it out…altho both schools are located technically in Greencastle.  The Eagles have the higher scoring O at 28.7 versus 24.5, while the Tigercubs have the slightly lower scoring D at 16.3 versus 18.8. With both schools at 2-1, this game means a lot to both to come out with that 3rd win.

 

 

North Judson At Knox

 

     The Bluejays have won 6 of the last 10 meetings with the Redskins, but not the last 3. Knox has won back to back 14-7 victories these last 2 years, as Coach John Hendryx came about in 2015 and has turned the program around to two 9 win seasons in ’17 and ’16 and coming off a 7-4 2018 season.  North Judson is under the leadership of 1st year coach Brett Lambert, and the Bluejays reached .500 last year at 6-6.  The immediate comparison is that both have played 1-2 1A Culver with both being wins, however Knox dominated with a 42-14 win, and NJ survived a two point 26-24 margin.  Knox also beat 2-1 2A Rochester 34-27, and own a 27-0 win over 1-2 1A Winamac.  North Judson started 2-0 with the Culver win, and a 46-0 win over winless 1A Caston.  However, they surrendered 48 points in a 48-20 loss to 2-1 2A North Newton last week.  Knox would appear to have the numbers in their favor. Their seniors have learn to win with a 28-9 career, they are 13th in scoring in 3A with 34.3 (59th overall), allow just 13.7 ppg (9/64) and have a 47.83 SAG rating compared to the Blue Jays 23.45.  Neither team has much of a SOS ranking, Knox at 239 NJudson at 269 overall.  The Redskins are ranked #10 AP and #16 IFCA in 3a polls. The Bluejays do put up 30.7 ppg, 16th in 1A (87th overall) but allowed 24 ppg ranks 166th Overall.  This would be an opportunity for the Bluejays to step up and make a name for themselves , but at Knox it could be an uphill climb.  Redskins are favored by SAG by 24.4, more being at home.

 

North Miami @ Tippecanoe Valley

 

     Denver and Akron.  No, not Colorado and Ohio.  These are the Indiana homes of the 2-1 1A Warriors and the 2-1 3A Vikings. North Miami, under 3rd year coach Joe Grant suffered a 3-7 2018 campaign after back to back solid seasons (7-4, 8-2).  Despite being 1A, the Warriors have played evenly with Tippy Valley, actually winning 6 of the last 10 meetings.  The Vikings took a 36-7 win last year ending a 3 game Warrior run over TV.   Tippecanoe Valley finished 6-5 last year, their first winning season ending a 4 year sub .500 run.  North Miami however fell hard to 3-0 1A top 10 Southwood 45-7 last week. This came after a 2-0 start with wins over 2A’s Manchester (41-27 1-2) and Taylor (42-15 1-2).  The Vikings opens with a 24-12 loss to 2-1 4A Culver Academy, but rebounded with a hard fought seven point win over 0-3 1A Northfield (28-21) and putting the first loss of the year 32-18 over 2-1 3A Peru.

Tippy Valley has the better SAG with 43.62 (26th in 3A 162 Overall), while the Warriors are at 23.03 (41 overall).

There is a substantial difference in SOS 39.33 to 16.25 for the Vikings.  Coach Stephen Moriarty’s team scores about as much as they allow (24.00/21.00) but the same can be said for NM (30.00/28.67).  The SAG rating heavily favors Tippecanoe Valley at 20.59.

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1 hour ago, Miner_Pride said:

Springs Valley at West Washington

 

 

 

     Valley has lost 13 straight meetings with the Senators, with the last Blackhawk win a 9-6 win in the opening round of the 2006 Sectional!! This includes two WW wins last season, 26-22 in regular season followed by a 27-20 win in the rematch of sectional 48.  The Blackhawks had their first test last and came out a 42-18 loser to 2A Paoli.  They had opened with a 30-14 win over Eastern Greene, and followed with a 28-14 win over 2A Mitchell…but both of those teams are 0-3.  Valley hasn’t won more  than 5 games in a year since 2011 (6-4).  For the Senators, that SOS is really against them…299th out of the whole state, and it’s understandable as their 3-0 records comes against three winless teams: 38-8 over Eastern (Pekin), 72-0 over 2A Crawford County, and 50-6 over 2A Mitchell.

 

That account for a 10.63 SOS, but SV isn’t much better at 19.21 (272).  Coach Hammond (9th year) and Coach Bowsman (13th year)  know this is a big early season matchup to see where their respective teams are.  Obviously WW has a high scoring average (53.3, 2nd in 2A, 4th in state), and a 3rd ranked scoring D in 1A (9th in state) at just 4.67 points allowed. Hard to judge that aganst whom they’ve played.  They are getting respect though with a #9 Ranking in both AP and IFCA.  WW has knocked on the door a couple times with back to back 11-1 seasons in 2015 and 2016, and 9-3 last year.  The seniors have gone 28-9.  SAG ratings have the Senators with a big margin- 30.71

 

 

 

Attica at Parke Heritage

 

 

 

     Parke Heritage is only in their 2nd year of existence but there is plenty of football history from the days of the Rockville Rox, whom along with Turkey Run form this school district.  The Wolves, under long time (22 years) coach Brian Moore are ranked #6 AP/#8 IFCA, sit 3-0 after an 8-3 initial season in 2018.  The Red Ramblers under 12 year head coach Ryan Good have won 7 or more games in each of the last 8 years but earned no hardware for it.  They did achieve one of the better revenge wins of 2018 by knocking off Parke Heritage in Sectional Semi’s 20-16 after losing 37-2 to the Wolves in week 4.   That probably serves a good motivation for PH.  Parke Heritage have beaten a collective 1-8 opponent.  Certainly that offense is clicking at 54.00 a game... which is #1 in class A and 3rd in the state overall....not to mention the 13th ranked 1A  scoring D at 12.33...   They have yet to face an opponent that might test them on either side of the ball.  Will that be Attica?  They put up 50 in each game over 1-2 RIverton Parke and 2-1 Clinton Prairie...  They have the 6th highest scoring average in 1A (45.33) and the 15th in D at 13.33.   Sagarin sure favors PH by 19+.. Coach Moore's team has the #2 1A Sagarin ranking at 63.35,  Attica at #6 54.08.   Their Schedule Strengths are about the same... PH 24.99 Att 26.05 both in the 240's of the state.  This is a big game for both teams to prove they are are real. As Brian said on WTHI last night...here's where we see where we are at.    The one comparison would be the Seeger game...   Parke Heritage won big 52-7 in week 1...  Coach Good's Ramblers won 36-20 last week.               

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Linton-Stockton at North Vermillion 

 

 

 

Coach Brian Crabtree’s Falcon’s lost just two games in 2018; one in the state final to Pioneer, the other in week 4 to Linton’s Miners 34-7.   The Miner’s have bested NV in each of the last 5 meetings by a combined 220-59 points.  The Falcon seniors would love to change this tide in their final clash with Coach Brian Oliver’s squad.  At 31-9 in their career, 3 of those losses come from Linton.  Linton is coming off their worst WL season since 1996 @ 5-6, and wants to restore some luster to the program.  After a hard fought error filled 28-20 loss to unbeaten 3A Southridge to open the season, Linton regrouped to beat 1-2 3A Sullivan 35-12, and winless 2A Monrovia 35-0.  North Vermillion coasted 43-8 over 4A winless Oven Valley on the road, and last week 35-0 over winless Covington. Squeezed between those two wins was their toughest battle thus far, a 42-38 win over 2-1 3A rival South Vemillion.  The Miners have a Sag rating of 62.55, 6th in 2A, 86th in state, while the Falcons sit 9th in 1A (142 overall) at 48.27. This would favor Linton on the road by 14.3 but the Miners have been susceptible to the passing game of which the Falcons could spotlight.  Both offenses put up points.  NV at 40/game, Linton at 30.  SOS is a clear nod to the Miners at 47.54 (14th in 2A, 33rd overall) compared to 21.25 (31/266) for the Falcons.  The Miners are slowly getting attention in the 2A polls, jumping to #12 AP/ #11 IFCA, while North Vermillion sits at #3 AP #4 IFCA In the 1A Polls. 

 

 

 

 

 

Delphi at Sheridan

 

 

 

The renewal of a series that played from 2001 through 2010.  The Oracles opened that series with 2 blow out wins (34-0 and 35-7) before the tide turned and the Blackhawks won the last 8.  Coach Strasser has the Delphi program coming off their best win season (9-1) since a 9-2 2000 season ended in a sectional title loss.  2018 saw them fall to Rensselaer Central in the opening round.  They’ve started off with 2 wins this year (29-0 over winless 3A Benton Central, and 20-9 over 2-1 1A Carroll (Flora), but they lost last week 28-14 to 3-0 unbeaten Eastern (Greentown) . The Blackhawks, under the 54 year tutelage of Larry Bud Wright took a hit in the opening week to a high ranked 2A Western Boone (2-1 #4/#3) 41-6.  They have responded to that with back to back wins over 1-2 1A Clinton Central 49-29, then 50-19 over 2-1 1A Tri-Central. Neither team’s SOS is above 20, both in the lower realms of the state rank (276, 294), and their SAG rankings are neither identical.  Sheridan seems to have the more potent offense at 35/ppg, while the Oracle D allows just 12.33 per game (11th in 2A).  That Western Boone score certainly hurts the numbers for Sheridan.  Still the Blackhawks are ranked #12 in both polls, and having played the highly ranked Stars will have given them  good game experience.   This game being at Sheridan, I have to think the Blackhawks would be favored by more than the 0.64 Sagarin gives them.  Perhaps the Oracles can prove people wrong.  No votes in either poll says they haven’t earned that respect yet.  Here is an opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

Greencastle at South Putnam

 

 

 

     South Putnam and their new head coach Chuck Sorrell came out on the losing end of a Putnam county clash falling 42-21 to unbeaten 2A North Putnam last week.  They had opened with dominant performances over 2A Cloverdale 33-14 and 4A Owen Valley 32-0.  Problem was they were a combined 0-6.  The Eagles now face another Putnam County foe in 2-1 3A Greencastle.  The TIgercubs also started 2-0, and also against two winless programs.  First over 3A Crawfordsville 34-6, and 2A Cloverdale 19-18.  That win over the Clovers by a single point is noticeable as South Put won by 19.  10 Year coach Mike Meyer has turned things around from a 1-9 2015 to compile a 24-9 3 year run including last year’s 8-2 mark.  That includes a 12-0 win over South Putnam in 2018,  amd a 49-7 win in 2017.  The Eagles have finished sub 500 three years running, but yet emerged as Sectional 35 champs in 2018,  They were 3-6 in the regular season, beat Shortridge, Howe, and Traders Point before falling to Lutheran in the regional tilt.  South Put last beat Greencastle in 2015.  Both teams have pretty low SOS ranks, 21.41 (264 overall) for GCastle, 16.76 (282) for SP.   The Tigercubs hold a slight 32.56 to 30.51 edge in SAG,  but with this game at South Put that about equals it out…altho both schools are located technically in Greencastle.  The Eagles have the higher scoring O at 28.7 versus 24.5, while the Tigercubs have the slightly lower scoring D at 16.3 versus 18.8. With both schools at 2-1, this game means a lot to both to come out with that 3rd win.

 

 

 

 

 

North Judson At Knox

 

 

 

     The Bluejays have won 6 of the last 10 meetings with the Redskins, but not the last 3. Knox has won back to back 14-7 victories these last 2 years, as Coach John Hendryx came about in 2015 and has turned the program around to two 9 win seasons in ’17 and ’16 and coming off a 7-4 2018 season.  North Judson is under the leadership of 1st year coach Brett Lambert, and the Bluejays reached .500 last year at 6-6.  The immediate comparison is that both have played 1-2 1A Culver with both being wins, however Knox dominated with a 42-14 win, and NJ survived a two point 26-24 margin.  Knox also beat 2-1 2A Rochester 34-27, and own a 27-0 win over 1-2 1A Winamac.  North Judson started 2-0 with the Culver win, and a 46-0 win over winless 1A Caston.  However, they surrendered 48 points in a 48-20 loss to 2-1 2A North Newton last week.  Knox would appear to have the numbers in their favor. Their seniors have learn to win with a 28-9 career, they are 13th in scoring in 3A with 34.3 (59th overall), allow just 13.7 ppg (9/64) and have a 47.83 SAG rating compared to the Blue Jays 23.45.  Neither team has much of a SOS ranking, Knox at 239 NJudson at 269 overall.  The Redskins are ranked #10 AP and #16 IFCA in 3a polls. The Bluejays do put up 30.7 ppg, 16th in 1A (87th overall) but allowed 24 ppg ranks 166th Overall.  This would be an opportunity for the Bluejays to step up and make a name for themselves , but at Knox it could be an uphill climb.  Redskins are favored by SAG by 24.4, more being at home.

 

 

 

North Miami @ Tippecanoe Valley

 

 

 

     Denver and Akron.  No, not Colorado and Ohio.  These are the Indiana homes of the 2-1 1A Warriors and the 2-1 3A Vikings. North Miami, under 3rd year coach Joe Grant suffered a 3-7 2018 campaign after back to back solid seasons (7-4, 8-2).  Despite being 1A, the Warriors have played evenly with Tippy Valley, actually winning 6 of the last 10 meetings.  The Vikings took a 36-7 win last year ending a 3 game Warrior run over TV.   Tippecanoe Valley finished 6-5 last year, their first winning season ending a 4 year sub .500 run.  North Miami however fell hard to 3-0 1A top 10 Southwood 45-7 last week. This came after a 2-0 start with wins over 2A’s Manchester (41-27 1-2) and Taylor (42-15 1-2).  The Vikings opens with a 24-12 loss to 2-1 4A Culver Academy, but rebounded with a hard fought seven point win over 0-3 1A Northfield (28-21) and putting the first loss of the year 32-18 over 2-1 3A Peru.

 

Tippy Valley has the better SAG with 43.62 (26th in 3A 162 Overall), while the Warriors are at 23.03 (41 overall).

 

There is a substantial difference in SOS 39.33 to 16.25 for the Vikings.  Coach Stephen Moriarty’s team scores about as much as they allow (24.00/21.00) but the same can be said for NM (30.00/28.67).  The SAG rating heavily favors Tippecanoe Valley at 20.59.

 

North Judson. 

They lost 99.9 percent of their offense and defense from last year. Their offensive line is big but inexperienced. Their QB is hard nosed, a junior and is a coaches son. Their fullback and rb are seniors. They are smaller and inexperienced on the offensive side but are decent. Their TE and WR are green but seniors. 

Knox

Knox is big. They returned most of their talent from  last year. Cade Short, Martin Napierkowski and Payton Baugh get most of the carries. All three are factors in the receiving game but their main guy is Kole McIntire. Zac Rose is their QB.  Geller and Lovins are two of their guys on D. 

I could see this game being close but I could see Knox winning big though. This rivalry is one of the best in the state. 

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10 hours ago, Miner_Pride said:

Springs Valley at West Washington

 

 

 

     Valley has lost 13 straight meetings with the Senators, with the last Blackhawk win a 9-6 win in the opening round of the 2006 Sectional!! This includes two WW wins last season, 26-22 in regular season followed by a 27-20 win in the rematch of sectional 48.  The Blackhawks had their first test last and came out a 42-18 loser to 2A Paoli.  They had opened with a 30-14 win over Eastern Greene, and followed with a 28-14 win over 2A Mitchell…but both of those teams are 0-3.  Valley hasn’t won more  than 5 games in a year since 2011 (6-4).  For the Senators, that SOS is really against them…299th out of the whole state, and it’s understandable as their 3-0 records comes against three winless teams: 38-8 over Eastern (Pekin), 72-0 over 2A Crawford County, and 50-6 over 2A Mitchell.

 

That account for a 10.63 SOS, but SV isn’t much better at 19.21 (272).  Coach Hammond (9th year) and Coach Bowsman (13th year)  know this is a big early season matchup to see where their respective teams are.  Obviously WW has a high scoring average (53.3, 2nd in 2A, 4th in state), and a 3rd ranked scoring D in 1A (9th in state) at just 4.67 points allowed. Hard to judge that aganst whom they’ve played.  They are getting respect though with a #9 Ranking in both AP and IFCA.  WW has knocked on the door a couple times with back to back 11-1 seasons in 2015 and 2016, and 9-3 last year.  The seniors have gone 28-9.  SAG ratings have the Senators with a big margin- 30.71

 

 

 

Attica at Parke Heritage

 

 

 

     Parke Heritage is only in their 2nd year of existence but there is plenty of football history from the days of the Rockville Rox, whom along with Turkey Run form this school district.  The Wolves, under long time (22 years) coach Brian Moore are ranked #6 AP/#8 IFCA, sit 3-0 after an 8-3 initial season in 2018.  The Red Ramblers under 12 year head coach Ryan Good have won 7 or more games in each of the last 8 years but earned no hardware for it.  They did achieve one of the better revenge wins of 2018 by knocking off Parke Heritage in Sectional Semi’s 20-16 after losing 37-2 to the Wolves in week 4.   That probably serves a good motivation for PH.  Parke Heritage have beaten a collective 1-8 opponent.  Certainly that offense is clicking at 54.00 a game... which is #1 in class A and 3rd in the state overall....not to mention the 13th ranked 1A  scoring D at 12.33...   They have yet to face an opponent that might test them on either side of the ball.  Will that be Attica?  They put up 50 in each game over 1-2 RIverton Parke and 2-1 Clinton Prairie...  They have the 6th highest scoring average in 1A (45.33) and the 15th in D at 13.33.   Sagarin sure favors PH by 19+.. Coach Moore's team has the #2 1A Sagarin ranking at 63.35,  Attica at #6 54.08.   Their Schedule Strengths are about the same... PH 24.99 Att 26.05 both in the 240's of the state.  This is a big game for both teams to prove they are are real. As Brian said on WTHI last night...here's where we see where we are at.    The one comparison would be the Seeger game...   Parke Heritage won big 52-7 in week 1...  Coach Good's Ramblers won 36-20 last week.               

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Linton-Stockton at North Vermillion 

 

 

 

Coach Brian Crabtree’s Falcon’s lost just two games in 2018; one in the state final to Pioneer, the other in week 4 to Linton’s Miners 34-7.   The Miner’s have bested NV in each of the last 5 meetings by a combined 220-59 points.  The Falcon seniors would love to change this tide in their final clash with Coach Brian Oliver’s squad.  At 31-9 in their career, 3 of those losses come from Linton.  Linton is coming off their worst WL season since 1996 @ 5-6, and wants to restore some luster to the program.  After a hard fought error filled 28-20 loss to unbeaten 3A Southridge to open the season, Linton regrouped to beat 1-2 3A Sullivan 35-12, and winless 2A Monrovia 35-0.  North Vermillion coasted 43-8 over 4A winless Oven Valley on the road, and last week 35-0 over winless Covington. Squeezed between those two wins was their toughest battle thus far, a 42-38 win over 2-1 3A rival South Vemillion.  The Miners have a Sag rating of 62.55, 6th in 2A, 86th in state, while the Falcons sit 9th in 1A (142 overall) at 48.27. This would favor Linton on the road by 14.3 but the Miners have been susceptible to the passing game of which the Falcons could spotlight.  Both offenses put up points.  NV at 40/game, Linton at 30.  SOS is a clear nod to the Miners at 47.54 (14th in 2A, 33rd overall) compared to 21.25 (31/266) for the Falcons.  The Miners are slowly getting attention in the 2A polls, jumping to #12 AP/ #11 IFCA, while North Vermillion sits at #3 AP #4 IFCA In the 1A Polls. 

 

 

 

 

 

Delphi at Sheridan

 

 

 

The renewal of a series that played from 2001 through 2010.  The Oracles opened that series with 2 blow out wins (34-0 and 35-7) before the tide turned and the Blackhawks won the last 8.  Coach Strasser has the Delphi program coming off their best win season (9-1) since a 9-2 2000 season ended in a sectional title loss.  2018 saw them fall to Rensselaer Central in the opening round.  They’ve started off with 2 wins this year (29-0 over winless 3A Benton Central, and 20-9 over 2-1 1A Carroll (Flora), but they lost last week 28-14 to 3-0 unbeaten Eastern (Greentown) . The Blackhawks, under the 54 year tutelage of Larry Bud Wright took a hit in the opening week to a high ranked 2A Western Boone (2-1 #4/#3) 41-6.  They have responded to that with back to back wins over 1-2 1A Clinton Central 49-29, then 50-19 over 2-1 1A Tri-Central. Neither team’s SOS is above 20, both in the lower realms of the state rank (276, 294), and their SAG rankings are neither identical.  Sheridan seems to have the more potent offense at 35/ppg, while the Oracle D allows just 12.33 per game (11th in 2A).  That Western Boone score certainly hurts the numbers for Sheridan.  Still the Blackhawks are ranked #12 in both polls, and having played the highly ranked Stars will have given them  good game experience.   This game being at Sheridan, I have to think the Blackhawks would be favored by more than the 0.64 Sagarin gives them.  Perhaps the Oracles can prove people wrong.  No votes in either poll says they haven’t earned that respect yet.  Here is an opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

Greencastle at South Putnam

 

 

 

     South Putnam and their new head coach Chuck Sorrell came out on the losing end of a Putnam county clash falling 42-21 to unbeaten 2A North Putnam last week.  They had opened with dominant performances over 2A Cloverdale 33-14 and 4A Owen Valley 32-0.  Problem was they were a combined 0-6.  The Eagles now face another Putnam County foe in 2-1 3A Greencastle.  The TIgercubs also started 2-0, and also against two winless programs.  First over 3A Crawfordsville 34-6, and 2A Cloverdale 19-18.  That win over the Clovers by a single point is noticeable as South Put won by 19.  10 Year coach Mike Meyer has turned things around from a 1-9 2015 to compile a 24-9 3 year run including last year’s 8-2 mark.  That includes a 12-0 win over South Putnam in 2018,  amd a 49-7 win in 2017.  The Eagles have finished sub 500 three years running, but yet emerged as Sectional 35 champs in 2018,  They were 3-6 in the regular season, beat Shortridge, Howe, and Traders Point before falling to Lutheran in the regional tilt.  South Put last beat Greencastle in 2015.  Both teams have pretty low SOS ranks, 21.41 (264 overall) for GCastle, 16.76 (282) for SP.   The Tigercubs hold a slight 32.56 to 30.51 edge in SAG,  but with this game at South Put that about equals it out…altho both schools are located technically in Greencastle.  The Eagles have the higher scoring O at 28.7 versus 24.5, while the Tigercubs have the slightly lower scoring D at 16.3 versus 18.8. With both schools at 2-1, this game means a lot to both to come out with that 3rd win.

 

 

 

 

 

North Judson At Knox

 

 

 

     The Bluejays have won 6 of the last 10 meetings with the Redskins, but not the last 3. Knox has won back to back 14-7 victories these last 2 years, as Coach John Hendryx came about in 2015 and has turned the program around to two 9 win seasons in ’17 and ’16 and coming off a 7-4 2018 season.  North Judson is under the leadership of 1st year coach Brett Lambert, and the Bluejays reached .500 last year at 6-6.  The immediate comparison is that both have played 1-2 1A Culver with both being wins, however Knox dominated with a 42-14 win, and NJ survived a two point 26-24 margin.  Knox also beat 2-1 2A Rochester 34-27, and own a 27-0 win over 1-2 1A Winamac.  North Judson started 2-0 with the Culver win, and a 46-0 win over winless 1A Caston.  However, they surrendered 48 points in a 48-20 loss to 2-1 2A North Newton last week.  Knox would appear to have the numbers in their favor. Their seniors have learn to win with a 28-9 career, they are 13th in scoring in 3A with 34.3 (59th overall), allow just 13.7 ppg (9/64) and have a 47.83 SAG rating compared to the Blue Jays 23.45.  Neither team has much of a SOS ranking, Knox at 239 NJudson at 269 overall.  The Redskins are ranked #10 AP and #16 IFCA in 3a polls. The Bluejays do put up 30.7 ppg, 16th in 1A (87th overall) but allowed 24 ppg ranks 166th Overall.  This would be an opportunity for the Bluejays to step up and make a name for themselves , but at Knox it could be an uphill climb.  Redskins are favored by SAG by 24.4, more being at home.

 

 

 

North Miami @ Tippecanoe Valley

 

 

 

     Denver and Akron.  No, not Colorado and Ohio.  These are the Indiana homes of the 2-1 1A Warriors and the 2-1 3A Vikings. North Miami, under 3rd year coach Joe Grant suffered a 3-7 2018 campaign after back to back solid seasons (7-4, 8-2).  Despite being 1A, the Warriors have played evenly with Tippy Valley, actually winning 6 of the last 10 meetings.  The Vikings took a 36-7 win last year ending a 3 game Warrior run over TV.   Tippecanoe Valley finished 6-5 last year, their first winning season ending a 4 year sub .500 run.  North Miami however fell hard to 3-0 1A top 10 Southwood 45-7 last week. This came after a 2-0 start with wins over 2A’s Manchester (41-27 1-2) and Taylor (42-15 1-2).  The Vikings opens with a 24-12 loss to 2-1 4A Culver Academy, but rebounded with a hard fought seven point win over 0-3 1A Northfield (28-21) and putting the first loss of the year 32-18 over 2-1 3A Peru.

 

Tippy Valley has the better SAG with 43.62 (26th in 3A 162 Overall), while the Warriors are at 23.03 (41 overall).

 

There is a substantial difference in SOS 39.33 to 16.25 for the Vikings.  Coach Stephen Moriarty’s team scores about as much as they allow (24.00/21.00) but the same can be said for NM (30.00/28.67).  The SAG rating heavily favors Tippecanoe Valley at 20.59.

 

Just a couple of things to add Miner Pride. 

1. If Attica holds the Wolfs under 50 points, I'll swim the entire length of the Wabash River.....ain't happening. Wolfs 56 Attica 7.

2. Attica is the best Going Out of Business team in Indiana. I agree with the person who made that observation.

3. Brian Moore has more magical powers than Harry Potter and David Copperfield combined. 

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3 hours ago, Tanka Jahari said:

Just a couple of things to add Miner Pride. 

1. If Attica holds the Wolfs under 50 points, I'll swim the entire length of the Wabash River.....ain't happening. Wolfs 56 Attica 7.

2. Attica is the best Going Out of Business team in Indiana. I agree with the person who made that observation.

3. Brian Moore has more magical powers than Harry Potter and David Copperfield combined. 

instead of swimming, We would gladly take $25 + donation to the GID cause :classic_biggrin:

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1 hour ago, Coach Nowlin said:

instead of swimming, We would gladly take $25 + donation to the GID cause :classic_biggrin:

That’s badass Nolins, I swear to God it is

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2 hours ago, Coach Nowlin said:

instead of swimming, We would gladly take $25 + donation to the GID cause :classic_biggrin:

How about a contest where we all predict our teams total points over/under each week and for each point we are off we donate $1 to GID. We could call it the Put Up or Shut Up contest. If you are off by more than 25 points you are blocked from commenting for the next week. 

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21 hours ago, Ultimate Warrior said:

North Judson. 

They lost 99.9 percent of their offense and defense from last year. Their offensive line is big but inexperienced. Their QB is hard nosed, a junior and is a coaches son. Their fullback and rb are seniors. They are smaller and inexperienced on the offensive side but are decent. Their TE and WR are green but seniors. 

Knox

Knox is big. They returned most of their talent from  last year. Cade Short, Martin Napierkowski and Payton Baugh get most of the carries. All three are factors in the receiving game but their main guy is Kole McIntire. Zac Rose is their QB.  Geller and Lovins are two of their guys on D. 

I could see this game being close but I could see Knox winning big though. This rivalry is one of the best in the state. 

I expect big things out of North Judson in the future. HC Lambert was a star in the glory days of Bluejay football and is the former DC, so look for them to be a tough out in the next decade.

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2 hours ago, AG said:

I expect big things out of North Judson in the future. HC Lambert was a star in the glory days of Bluejay football and is the former DC, so look for them to be a tough out in the next decade.

 

The talent level at North Judson in the 7th through 9th classes I hear are pretty good...conference winning good. Hell have two years or so so ball but when these sophomores are seniors theyll be tough. 

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7 hours ago, Ultimate Warrior said:

 

The talent level at North Judson in the 7th through 9th classes I hear are pretty good...conference winning good. Hell have two years or so so ball but when these sophomores are seniors theyll be tough. 

They will be tough in the years to come! Last week they finally found their Tailback. He is a freshmen and he is already a decent size kid. He had all of three of their TD"s against North Newton last week he will be an absolute stud.

Allen is his name and he is #40 6'1" probably 180. His name will be familiar in the future.

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11 minutes ago, TheWaterBoii said:

They will be tough in the years to come! Last week they finally found their Tailback. He is a freshmen and he is already a decent size kid. He had all of three of their TD"s against North Newton last week he will be an absolute stud.

Allen is his name and he is #40 6'1" probably 180. His name will be familiar in the future.

I applaud Coach Lambert getting the Kids and the community bought in. I foresee them being a 1A powerhouse within the next few years. They have so much young talent and everyone is behind them up in Starke County.

SUCH A GREAT BALL CLUB!!

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7 hours ago, Ultimate Warrior said:

 

The talent level at North Judson in the 7th through 9th classes I hear are pretty good...conference winning good. Hell have two years or so so ball but when these sophomores are seniors theyll be tough. 

We talking like Russ Radtke era good?

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Seems most think the Senators roll all over Valley...  That the Wolves are for real over Attica.  A little more split with the Miners and Falcons.  How well the Miners can defend the wide open pass of NV...but yet not surrender chunks to Ellis and Reynolds out of the backfield... we will see early on.  On the reverse side though-- NV has not been able to stop the Miner offense in their last several meetings.  If they bank on stopping the run, can the Miners utilize the passing game that has been rejuvenated this year?    Defenses will be the deciding factor tonight. 

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6 hours ago, TheWaterBoii said:

They will be tough in the years to come! Last week they finally found their Tailback. He is a freshmen and he is already a decent size kid. He had all of three of their TD"s against North Newton last week he will be an absolute stud.

Allen is his name and he is #40 6'1" probably 180. His name will be familiar in the future.

Yes. Good basketball player from what i hear too. Is he related to Shawn Allen? Graduated around 05?

6 hours ago, Tanka Jahari said:

We talking like Russ Radtke era good?

No lol. Maybe Gary Cox type good teams. ..which were really good. ..but not really ever Russ Radtke level. 

Those Radtke Era teams were freaks. Kirk Manns, David Haugh, Joe Griffo and Tom Zimmerman to name a few. 

Im shocked they don't have a statue of Radtke in the stadium while holding a 'bone

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On 9/12/2019 at 9:43 AM, Tanka Jahari said:

Just a couple of things to add Miner Pride. 

1. If Attica holds the Wolfs under 50 points, I'll swim the entire length of the Wabash River.....ain't happening. Wolfs 56 Attica 7.

2. Attica is the best Going Out of Business team in Indiana. I agree with the person who made that observation.

3. Brian Moore has more magical powers than Harry Potter and David Copperfield combined. 

This is gonna be a hell of a cardio work out. 

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Looking forward to the week 6 showdown in Adams County. Right now the advantage would be to the Starfires at this point, but it's a rivalry game so we shall see.

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