BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
The weather played a huge factor in high school football this week postponing games in a good portion of northwest and north central Indiana. No injuries were reported, but athletic directors, coaches, players and officiating crews were left scrambling to work in over 30 games that were affected.
In Perry Meridian’s 83-78 victory over Decatur Central, the two teams combined for a new state record of 1,700 yards of offense. Perry Meridian rolled up 828 yards, including 490 yards passing and six touchdowns by quarterback Conner Smith and 198 yards rushing and four scores from running back Andrew Robinson. Decatur Central tallied 872 yards, paced by running back Eli Conlin (294 yards rushing and three touchdowns) and quarterback Tommy Stevens (200 yards rushing, four touchdowns and 221 yards passing, one score).
Winamac ended Pioneer’s 47-game Midwest Conference winning streak with a 34-8 pounding of the Panthers.
Riverton Parke snapped its 24-game losing streak with a 30-12 win over Union (Dugger). It was also the first victory for Panthers’ coach Jason Wilburn
Evansville Bosse ended its 12-game losing streak with a 62-15 thrashing of Washington.
Noblesville improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2007 with a 26-6 win over Brownsburg. The loss ended the Bulldogs’ 14-game regular season winning streak.
Northridge is 2-0 for the first time since 1992 as a result of its 31-13 triumph over S.B. Riley.
Tell City improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1992 with a 16-13 win over Heritage Hills. It was also the Marksmen’s first win over Heritage Hills since 1992.
Peru is 2-0 for the first time since 1994 with a 45-14 triumph over Logansport.
Charlestown had its stretch of 13 straight Mid-Southern Conference wins snapped with a 40-26 loss to Brownstown Central.
North Posey had its run 10 straight Pocket Athletic Conference wins ended with a 20-14 setback to South Spencer.
Eastbrook slipped to 0-2 for the first time since 2000 following a 24-11 setback to Western.
Calumet snapped its 13-game regular season losing streak with a 14-12 win over Hammond Clark.
There were 26 games this past Friday that were either suspended or postponed until Saturday because of weather issues. The Munster at Chesterton was actually postponed both days and was scheduled to be played on Labor Day (Sept. 2).
HERE’S TO THE WINNERS
Here are the coaches picking up their first victory at their new place of employment in 2013.
David Nelson - Bowman Academy (26-21 over Lake Station)
Andy Hape- Evansville Reitz (28-16 over Paducah Tilghman (Ky.)
Tim Millspaugh- Jay County (55-14 over Blackford)
Kevin Miller-Knightstown (40-13 over Hagerstown)
Paul Rynkewich-North Posey (36-29 over Mt. Vernon (Posey))
Brandon Baker-Northfield (27-6 over Triton)
R.J. Hartsfield-Salem (21-20 over Silver Creek)
Tim Herrin-Terre Haute South (28-24 over Terre Haute North)
Jayson West-Warren Central (42-28 over Indianapolis Cathedral)
Brad Hess-Wes-Del (32-0 over Cambridge City Lincoln)
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current winning streaks
Lawrence Central has won 17 straight games
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 13 games in a row
Longest current losing streaks
Tri has dropped 33 games in a row.
Frontier has 30 straight losses.
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 28 consecutive games.
Central Noble has lost 27 games in a row.
Wabash has 20 losses in a row.
Taylor has 18 consecutive losses.
Blackford has lost 14 games in a row.
Lawrence North and South Dearborn have a 13-game losing streak.
Crawford County has suffered 12 losses in a row.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 42 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 42 straight Hoosier Heartland and Hoosier Conference games.
Churubusco has won 21 Northeast Corner Conference games in a row.
Homestead has captured 20 straight Northeast Hoosier Conference games.
East Central has won 18 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 14 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has 11 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference wins.
Paoli has run off nine consecutive Patoka Lake Athletic Conference wins in a row.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Wabash has lost 35 straight Three Rivers Conference games.
Lafayette Harrison has suffered 25 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference losses.
Tri is in the midst of a 24-game Tri-Eastern Conference losing streak.
Crawford County has dropped 22 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.
Central Noble has 21 Northeast Corner Conference losses in a row.
Union (Dugger) has suffered 21 straight Southwest Seven Conference losses.
vRiverton Parke has lost 17 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
LaVille has endured 16 straight Northern State Conference losses.
Bloomington South has suffered 15 straight Conference Indiana Conference losses.
F.W. Wayne has endured a 15-game Summit Athletic Conference losing skid.
Northridge has dropped 14 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.
Delphi has 14 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses in a row.
S.B. Riley has lost 13 straight Northern Indiana Conference contests.
Taylor has suffered 12 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Cloverdale has run off 11 straight West Central Conference losses.
Mooresville has 11 straight Mid-State Conference losses.
South Decatur has 11 consecutive Mid-Indiana Conference losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Homestead 26, Linton-Stockton 23, Columbus East 18, Lawrence Central 18, Indianapolis Ritter 15, Greencastle 15, F.W. Snider 13, Jasper 12,North Vermillion 12, Whiting 11.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Tri 30, Frontier 27, Lafayette Harrison 25, Central Noble 24, Wabash 19, Cloverdale 16, Taylor 16, Norwell 13, Lawrence North 11, Blackford 11, South Dearborn 11, Crawford County 10, Union (Dugger) 9.
Closing in on 250
Mo Moriarty (Bloomington South) 248
Closing in on 200
Reed May (Brownstown Central) 198
Closing in on 150
Herb King (Rockville) 145
Ott Hurle (Scecina Memorial) 144
Closing in on 100
Kevin Mills (Springs Valley) 98
Mike Cheviron (Goshen) 96
Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 96
Tony Ahrens (Jasper) 96
Bob Holmes (Bremen) 95
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 93
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 92