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The Indiana Football Digest’s Insider – 2017 Week Eight

Posted Oct 10, 2017

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea



HOT OFF THE PRESS

Hammond Bishop Noll cancelled its contest at Whiting this past Friday because the Warriors were down to 13 healthy players on the roster. They are expected to play their remaining regular season game against River Forest.

Pendleton Heights has officially changed its facility from Arabian Field to John Broughton Field to honor the longtime coach who retired after the 2015 campaign with a career mark of 226-186.

Eastbrook coach Jeff Adamson earned his 250th career win with the Panthers’ 54-7 triumph over Alexandria.

Mishawaka coach Bart Curtis celebrated career win No. 200 with the Cavemen’s 38-14 decision over Mishawaka Marian.

Leo’s Jared Sauder picked up his 100th career win with the Lions’ 34-13 decision over Columbia City.

Calvin Thomas’ 29-yard touchdown run with less than three minutes left was the difference as Decatur Central ended defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli’s 22-game winning streak with a 49-45 triumph.

Prairie Heights snapped its 29-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over Fremont. It was the Panthers’ first win since a 23-6 decision over Fremont on October 10, 2014 and also ended their 11-game Northern Corner Conference losing skid.

Corydon Central had its 11-game losing streak come to an end with a 49-20 win over Clarksville. It was also the first career win for Panthers’ skipper Aaron Humphrey.

Trinity Lutheran picked it up its first win since 2014 with a 14-13 triumph over Indianapolis Shortridge. The Cougars returned to action this fall after not fielding a squad in 2015 and 2016.

East Noble ended New Haven’s 13-game Northeast 8 Conference winning streak with a 42-21 victory.

LaPorte quarterback Nolan Lorenz found tight end Mark Haines for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the final play as the Slicers edged Michigan City, 58-56. The two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of offense.

Jack James’ 23-yard field goal with seven seconds left lifted Fort Wayne Snider to a 34-31 win over Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.

After he was suspended for throwing a crate of water bottles that ended up hitting a student, Tippecanoe Valley head football coach Stephen Moriarty has returned to the staff as an assistant for the remainder of the season. Longtime assistant and former head coach Jeff Shriver will continue running the program for the rest of the season. According to a release from the school, Moriarty threw two crates of water bottles during halftime of the September 29 game against Rochester. One of those bottles ended up hitting a student, which forced him to sit out the rest of the game. The school didn’t release any information about the player involved, but they did say he has been cleared to play again.

HERE’S TO THE WINNERS

The following coaches earned their first victory at their new school.

Aaron Humphrey – Corydon Central (49-20 over Clarksville)

Michael Wilson –Trinity Lutheran (14-13 over Indianapolis Shortridge)

The following teams have either clinched a tie or won outright their conference championships.

Big Eight: Vincennes Lincoln; Central Indiana: Eastbrook; Circle City: Indianapolis Roncalli; Conference Indiana: Franklin Central; Duneland: Valparaiso; Eastern Indiana (3A): Lawrenceburg; Eastern Indiana (4A): East Central; Great Lakes: Hammond Morton; Greater South Shore (North): Whiting; Greater South Shore (South): Griffith; Hoosier Heartland: Sheridan; Hoosier Heritage: New Palestine; Hoosier Hills: Columbus East; Hoosier North: Pioneer; Indiana Crossroads: Indianapolis Scecina; Metropolitan: Ben Davis; Mid-Indiana Football: Milan; Mid-Southern: North Harrison; Mid-State: Decatur Central; Northeast Corner (Big): Angola; Northeast Corner (Small): Churubusco, Central Noble, Eastside; Northern Indiana (North): Penn; Northern Indiana (South): New Prairie; Northern Lakes: Northridge; Northwest Crossroads: Lowell; Patoka Lake: Paoli; Sagamore: Danville; Summit: Fort Wayne Snider; Tri-Eastern: Hagerstown.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Clarksville has a 33-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 31 straight games.

Wood Memorial has suffered 26 straight losses.

South Bend Clay has suffered 20 losses in a row.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 16 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple has a 15-game losing streak.

Frankfort and Fort Wayne North have suffered 14 losses in a row.

Crawfordsville has 13 consecutive losses

North White, Mooresville, and Rockville have dropped 12 consecutive contests.

Indianapolis Washington and Whitko have lost 11 games in a row.

Clinton Central, Edinburgh, Huntington North, Madison-Grant, Rushville, South Newton, and West Central have suffered 10 consecutive losses.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

Columbus East has run off 76 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 40 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 34 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 32 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Gibson Southern has won 22 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 22 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Woodlan has taken 18 consecutive Allen County Conference contests.

Fort Wayne Snider has captured 18 consecutive Summit Athletic Conference matchups.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 27 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 24 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Hammond Bishop Noll has dropped 22 straight Greater South Shore Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 14 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Frankfort has dropped 11 Sagamore Conference games in a row.

STILL PERFECT

Here is the last time the following teams were 8-0: Eastbrook (2015), Tipton (1997), New Palestine (2016), Pioneer (2016), Indianapolis Ben Davis (2001), North Harrison (2015), Lafayette Jeff (2003), Angola (1992), Northridge (first time), Lowell (2015), Gibson Southern (2016), Danville (2002), Eastern Greene (first time), North Central (Farmersburg) (2011), Fort Wayne Snider (2016), Monroe Central (2016).

STILL SEARCHING

Here is the last time the following teams were 0-8: Madison-Grant (2000), Rushville (first time), Clinton Central (1987), Indianapolis Howe (2008), Indianapolis Broad Ripple (first time), Indianapolis Washington (2006), Edinburgh (2008), Clarksville (2016), Mooresville (2013), West Central (2016), Fremont (2014), Huntington North (1977), South Bend Clay (2016), Anderson Prep Academy (first time), South Newton (2010), Rockville (first time), Whitko (first time), Crawfordsville (2013), Frankfort (2011), Fort Wayne North (2003), Richmond (first time), Dugger Union (1985), Hammond Bishop Noll (0-7-2016), North White (0-7-1996), Wood Memorial (0-5-2015).

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

New Palestine 44, Pioneer 34, Gibson Southern 29, Fort Wayne Snider 18, Monroe Central 18, Danville 13, Eastbrook 12, Lafayette Jeff 12, North Harrison 12, Lowell 10, Indianapolis Ben Davis 10, Angola 9, Eastern Greene 9, Northridge 9.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Clarksville 30, Hammond Bishop Noll 28, Wood Memorial 23, South Bend Clay 18, Anderson Prep Academy 15, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 14, Fort Wayne North 13, Frankfort 13, Crawfordsville 12, North White 11, Mooresville 11, Rockville 11, Indianapolis Washington 10, Whitko 10, Clinton Central 9, Edinburgh 9, Huntington North 9, Madison-Grant 9, Rushville 9, South Newton 9, West Central 9.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 407, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 346, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 305, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 297, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 287, John Hart (Brownsburg) 281, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 250, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 249, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 247, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 238, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 231, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 227, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 225, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 221, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 220, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 217, Mark Bless (Avon) 211, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 209, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 203.

MILESTONES

CLOSING IN ON 200: John Hendryx (Knox) 197, Kirk Kennedy (Franklin County) 191.

CLOSING IN ON 150: Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 148, Chris Svarczkopf (Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger) 144.

CLOSING IN ON 100: Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 99, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 98, Jayson West (Warren Central) 95, Kurt Tippmann (Fort Wayne Snider) 94, Aaron Tolle (Tipton) 94, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93.


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