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The Indiana Football Digest’s Insider – 2017 Week Nine

Posted Oct 17, 2017

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea



HOT OFF THE PRESS

Fishers coach Rick Wimmer earned his 250th career win with the Tigers’ 23-10 win over Zionsville.

After less than one year back on the sidelines, Don Coller has decided to step down and retire as both head football coach and assistant athletic director at Lafayette Central Catholic. Assistant Jeff Onken, will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Coller finishes with a 12-19 mark with the Knights and 86-75 overall over 16 years.

With its 24-14 win over Greenfield-Central, New Castle clinched its first winning regular season since 1985.

Frankfort halted its 14-game losing streak with a 26-21 win over Crawfordsville. The Hot Dogs also ended their 11-game Sagamore Conference losing skid.

Mooresville ended its 12-game skid with a 17-12 win over Beech Grove.

North White saw its 12-game losing streak come to an end with a 26-14 win over West Central.

Adams Central snapped Woodlan’s 18-game Allen County Conference winning streak with a 30-21 triumph.

Shenandoah ended Monroe Central’s 18-game regular season winning streak with a 42-20 triumph.

HERE’S TO THE WINNERS

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

Eric Davis – Frankfort (26-21 over Crawfordsville)

Mike Gillin – Mooresville (17-12 over Beech Grove)

Kurt Quasebarth – North White (26-14 over West Central)

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

Allen County: Adams Central; 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: West Lafayette; Hoosier Crossroads: Avon, Brownsburg, Fishers; 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; Midwest: Tri-County; 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; Pocket: Gibson Southern; Sagamore: Danville; Southern Indiana: Evansville Central, Evansville Memorial, Evansville Reitz; Southwest: Eastern Greene; Summit: Fort Wayne Snider; Three Rivers: Southwood; Tri-Eastern: Hagerstown; Wabash River: Fountain Central, South Vermillion; Western Indiana: Sullivan.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Clarksville has a 34-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 32 straight games.

Wood Memorial has suffered 27 straight losses.

South Bend Clay has suffered 21 losses in a row.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 17 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple has a 16-game losing streak.

Fort Wayne North has suffered 15 losses in a row.

Crawfordsville has 14 consecutive losses

Rockville has dropped 13 consecutive contests.

Indianapolis Washington has lost 12 games in a row.

Edinburgh, Huntington North, Madison-Grant, Richmond, South Newton, and West Central have suffered 11 consecutive losses.

Clinton Central, Fremont, Indianapolis Howe, Rushville, and Whitko have dropped 10 straight games.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

Columbus East has run off 77 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 41 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 34 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 33 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Gibson Southern has won 23 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 23 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Fort Wayne Snider has captured 19 consecutive Summit Athletic Conference matchups.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 27 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 25 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Hammond Bishop Noll has dropped 23 straight Greater South Shore Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 15 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

STILL PERFECT

Here is the last time the following teams were 9-0: Eastbrook (2015), 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), Fort Wayne Snider (2016).

STILL SEARCHING

Here is the last time the following teams were 0-9: Madison-Grant (1999), Rushville (first time), Clinton Central (1987), Indianapolis Howe (2008), Indianapolis Broad Ripple (first time), Indianapolis Washington (2006), Edinburgh (2008), Clarksville (2016), West Central (1994), Fremont (2014), Huntington North (1977), South Bend Clay (2016), Anderson Prep Academy (first time), South Newton (1987), Rockville (first time), Whitko (first time), Crawfordsville (2013), Fort Wayne North (2003), Richmond (first time), Dugger Union (1985), Hammond Bishop Noll (0-8-2016), Wood Memorial (0-6-2015).

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

New Palestine 45, Pioneer 34, Gibson Southern 30, Fort Wayne Snider 19, Danville 14, Eastbrook 13, Lafayette Jeff 13, North Harrison 13, Lowell 12, Indianapolis Ben Davis 11, Angola 10, Eastern Greene 10, Northridge 10.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Clarksville 31, Hammond Bishop Noll 29, Wood Memorial 24, South Bend Clay 19, Anderson Prep Academy 16, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 15, Fort Wayne North 14, Crawfordsville 13, Rockville 12, Indianapolis Washington 11, Whitko 11, Clinton Central 10, Edinburgh 10, Huntington North 10, Madison-Grant 10, Richmond 10, Rushville 10, South Newton 10, West Central 10.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 408, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 347, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 306, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 298, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 288, John Hart (Brownsburg) 282, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 251, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 250, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 248, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 239, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 231, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 228, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 225, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 222, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 221, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 217, Mark Bless (Avon) 212, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 210, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 203.

MILESTONES

CLOSING IN ON 200: John Hendryx (Knox) 198, Kirk Kennedy (Franklin County) 191.

CLOSING IN ON 150: Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 148, Chris Svarczkopf (Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger) 145.

CLOSING IN ON 100: Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 99, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 99, Jayson West (Warren Central) 96, Kurt Tippmann (Fort Wayne Snider) 95, Aaron Tolle (Tipton) 94, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93.


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