THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S 2013 INSIDER VOLUME IV
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Tri ended its 33-game losing streak with a 44-22 victory over Cambridge City Lincoln. It was also the first triumph for new Titans’ coach C.J. Miller and finished a 24-game Tri-Eastern Conference losing streak.
Northridge improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1992 and snapped a 14-game Northern Lakes Conference losing streak with a 31-14 win against Wawasee. Ironically, new Raiders’ coach Tom Wogomon served as the Wawasee leader for the previous six years.
South Bend Riley ended a 13-game Northern Indiana Conference losing streak with a 28-20 win against S.B. Washington.
Brebeuf Jesuit ended Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter’s 15-game regular season winning streak with a 49-28 victory.
In addition to posting a 17-0 win over Evansvile Reitz, the Knights also dedicated their football field by renaming it “John Lidy Field.” Lidy guided Castle to state championships in 1982 and 1994.
As a result of its 27-21 overtime loss to Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers finds itself with a 0-3 mark for the first time since 1965.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here are teams still perfect after the first three weeks.
Andrean, Attica, Lakeland, Boone Grove, Gibson Southern, West Lafayette, Franklin, Homestead, Tipton, Rensselaer, Columbus East, Concord, Peru, Corydon Central, West Washington, New Prairie, Plainfield, Lafayette Central Catholic, Eastern Hancock, Whiting, Batesville, Evansville Mater Dei, Brownstown Central, Evansville Central, Winamac, Leo, Rushville, Churubusco, Northridge, North Central (Farmersburg), North Vermillion, Greencastle, Delta, New Palestine, Carroll (F.W.), New Haven, Southport, Princeton, Martinsville, Northwestern, Triton Central, Mississinewa, Lebanon, Western, Hobart, Indianapolis Shortridge, West Central, Jeffersonville, Jasper, Brebeuf Jesuit, Oak Hill, F.W. Bishop Dwenger, Penn, Shenandoah, Fountain Central, Yorktown. Center Grove, Scecina Memorial, Indiana Deaf, Hammond Morton.
Here are teams still looking for their first win after three weeks.
Anderson, Logansport, Anderson Prep, Norwell, Cambridge City Lincoln, Wabash, Gary Roosevelt, Wheeler, Clinton Central, North Miami, Jennings County, Wabash, Connersville, South Dearborn, Tri-County, Frontier, Clarksville, Crawford County, Crawfordsville, Forest Park, Turkey Run, East Central, Cloverdale, DeKalb, S.B. Washington, Blackford, Taylor, F.W. Bishop Luers, South Central, Covington, North Putnam, Goshen, Pike Central, Hammond Clark, Harrison (West Lafayette), Kokomo, Fremont, Seymour, Seeger, Gary West, Central Noble, Park Tudor, Hagerstown, Wood Memorial, New Castle, Bedford North Lawrence, Muncie South, Mooresville, Eastern Greene, Mitchell, Manchester, Decatur Central, North Central (Indianapolis), Lawrence North, LaPorte, Lake Station, Indianapolis Manual.
HERE’S TO THE WINNERS
Here are the coaches picking up their first victory at their new place of employment in 2013.
Broad Ripple – Ken McMichel (46-30 over Lapel)
Glenn – David Sharpe (41-7 over Knox)
Marion - Ryan Vermillion (33-10 over New Castle)
Southern Wells – Steve Yencer (19-6 over Clinton Central)
Tri – C.J. Miller (44-22 over Cambridge City Lincoln)
Whitko - Josh Mohr (41-35 over Southwood)
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current winning streaks
Lawrence Central has won 18 straight games
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 14 games in a row
Longest current losing streaks
Frontier has 31 straight losses.
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 29 consecutive games.
Central Noble has lost 28 games in a row.
Wabash has 21 losses in a row.
Taylor has 19 consecutive losses.
Blackford has lost 15 games in a row.
Lawrence North and South Dearborn have a 14-game losing streak.
Crawford County has suffered 13 losses in a row.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 43 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 43 straight Hoosier Heartland and Hoosier Conference games.
Churubusco has won 22 Northeast Corner Conference games in a row.
Homestead has captured 21 straight Northeast Hoosier Conference games.
East Central has won 18 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 15 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has 11 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference wins.
Paoli has run off 10 Patoka Lake Athletic Conference wins in a row.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Wabash has lost 36 straight Three Rivers Conference games.
Lafayette Harrison has suffered 26 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference losses.
Crawford County has dropped 23 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.
Central Noble has 22 Northeast Corner Conference losses in a row.
Union (Dugger) has suffered 21 straight Southwest Seven Conference losses.
Riverton Parke has lost 18 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
LaVille has endured 17 straight Northern State Conference losses.
Bloomington South has suffered 16 straight Conference Indiana Conference losses.
F.W. Wayne has endured a 16-game Summit Athletic Conference losing skid.
Delphi has 15 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses in a row.
Taylor has suffered 13 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Cloverdale has run off 12 straight West Central Conference losses.
Mooresville has 12 straight Mid-State Conference losses.
South Decatur has 11 consecutive Mid-Indiana Conference losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Homestead 27, Linton-Stockton 24, Columbus East 19, Lawrence Central 19, Greencastle 16, F.W. Snider 14, Jasper 13, North Vermillion 13, Whiting 12.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Frontier 28, Lafayette Harrison 26, Central Noble 25, Wabash 20, Cloverdale 17, Taylor 17, Norwell 14, Lawrence North 12, Blackford 12, South Dearborn 12, Crawford County 11, Union (Dugger) 10, South Bend Washington 10.
Closing in on 250
Mo Moriarty (Bloomington South) 248
Closing in on 200
Reed May (Brownstown Central) 199
Closing in on 150
Herb King (Rockville) 145
Ott Hurle (Scecina Memorial) 145
Closing in on 100
Kevin Mills (Springs Valley) 98
Tony Ahrens (Jasper) 97
Mike Cheviron (Goshen) 96
Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 96
Bob Holmes (Bremen) 95
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 94
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 92
MIC ROESSLER OF BREBEUF HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED THIRD COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2013
Mic Roessler of Brebeuf Jesuit High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Roessler was selected after his Braves defeated Class 2A No. 1 Cardinal Ritter 49-28. This is their second victory over a top ranked opponent this season.
Coach Roessler enters his first season at the helm of the Brebeuf Jesuit Braves following a 13 year stint at Cathedral High School. Three weeks into the 2013 season, Roessler has his team sitting at 3-0 heading into a week four matchup with Class 6A Arsenal Technical High School. The Braves have accumulated 149 points over the first three weeks.
The 2013 season marks the fourteenth year the Indianapolis Colts will be recognizing outstanding Indiana High School football coaches through the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
All high school head coaches in the state of Indiana are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach’s impact on his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team. The honorees are selected by a panel of high school football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from all regions of the state.
Each Monday, following a high school football game weekend, one head coach will be announced. Coach Pagano will also announce each week’s winner in his weekly press conference.
At the conclusion of the high school football season, each winning coach will receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson and Colts Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior, as well as a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute $1,000 for the school’s athletic fund.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 3:
Region 1- Mark Peterson - Chesterton
Region 6- Larry McWhorter - Zionsville
Region 2- Tim Dawson – Concord
Region 7- Winner
Region 3 – Chad Zolman - Homestead
Region 8- Pat Echeverria – Eastern Hancock
Region 4 – Chris Meeks – Rensselaer Central
Region 9- Nick Hart – Gibson Southern
Region 5 – John Hendryx - Northwestern
Region 10- Rocky Alspaugh - Rushville