THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S 2013 INSIDER VOLUME VI
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Belmont snapped Homestead’s 28-game regular season winning streak with a 14-13 overtime win. It also snapped the Spartans’ 22-game Northeast Hoosier Conference winning streak.
New Prairie improved to 5-0 for the first time in school history with a 25-7 win over host Jimtown. It also marked the first time the Cougars won at Knepp Field since 1988.
Logansport snapped a 12-game losing streak with 39-13 win over Marion.
Hammond Morton’s 14-0 blanking by Munster was the first time the Governors’ were shutout since 2009.
LaVille ended its 18-game Northern State Conference losing streak with a 23-6 triumph over Knox.
Fort Wayne Wayne saw its 17-game Summit Athletic Conference game losing streak end with a 15-0 win over F.W. Bishop Luers. The Knights are now 0-5 for the first time in school history.
Greencastle had its 16-game regular season winning streak halted with a 41-29 loss to South Putnam.
Penn increased its scoreless streak to 17 quarters with a 57-0 shutout over S.B. Clay. The Colonials have now gone without a point for 13 quarters.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here is the last time the following teams started 5-0.
Andrean (2011), Lakeland (2012), Gibson Southern (2007), West Lafayette (2011), Rensselaer (2010), Columbus East (2012), Concord (2012), Corydon Central (2012), New Prairie (first time), Eastern Hancock (1998), Whiting (2012), Batesville (2009), Evansville Mater Dei (2012), Brownstown Central (2011), Winamac (2000), Leo (2012), Churubusco (2012), North Vermillion (2012), New Palestine (2011), New Haven (2012), Southport (1979), Triton Central (2007), Lebanon (1958), West Central (2012), Jasper (2012), Oak Hill (2012), F.W. Bishop Dwenger (2010), Penn (2011), Shenandoah (2011), Fountain Central (2012), Yorktown (1996), Center Grove (2007), Linton-Stockton (2012), Indianapolis Marshall (first time).
Here is the last time these teams opened 0-5.
Norwell (2012), Cambridge City Lincoln (2008), Wabash (2012), Gary Roosevelt (2012), Clinton Central (1987), South Dearborn (2012), Frontier (2012), Clarksville (2003), Crawford County (2012), Crawfordsville (2009), Turkey Run (2011), DeKalb (2011), S.B. Washington (2007). S.B. Clay (1984), Blackford (2012), Taylor (2012), F.W. Bishop Luers (first time), Covington (2012), North Putnam (1995), Goshen (2004), Hammond Clark (2004), Harrison (West Lafayette) (2012), Seymour (2011), Central Noble (2012), Park Tudor (2008), Hagerstown (1979), Wood Memorial (2012), New Castle (2012), Muncie South (2006), Mooresville (2012), Lawrence North (2012), LaPorte (2012), Indianapolis Manual (2009), Union (Dugger) (1993), Washington (2004).
HERE’S TO THE WINNERS
Here are the coaches picking up their first victory at their new place of employment in 2013.
Bedford North Lawrence – Steve Weber (46-26 over Seymour)
Jennings County – Dustin Roller (13-9 over Madison)
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current losing streaks
Frontier has 33 straight losses.
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 31 consecutive games.
Central Noble has lost 30 games in a row.
Wabash has 23 losses in a row.
Taylor has 21 consecutive losses.
Blackford has lost 17 games in a row.
Lawrence North and South Dearborn have a 16-game losing streak.
Crawford County has suffered 15 losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has lost 14 straight games.
Union (Dugger) has dropped 12 straight games.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 45 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 44 straight Hoosier Heartland and Hoosier Conference games.
Churubusco has won 24 Northeast Corner Conference games in a row.
Homestead has captured 22 straight Northeast Hoosier Conference games.
East Central has won 19 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 16 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has 12 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference wins.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Wabash has lost 38 straight Three Rivers Conference games.
Lafayette Harrison has suffered 28 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference losses.
Central Noble has 24 Northeast Corner Conference losses in a row.
Crawford County has dropped 24 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.
Union (Dugger) has suffered 21 straight Southwest Seven Conference losses.
Riverton Parke has lost 20 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Bloomington South has suffered 18 straight Conference Indiana Conference losses.
Delphi has 16 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses in a row.
Mooresville has 14 straight Mid-State Conference losses.
Taylor has suffered 14 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Cloverdale has run off 13 straight West Central Conference losses.
South Decatur has 11 consecutive Mid-Indiana Conference losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Linton-Stockton 26, Columbus East 21 Jasper 16, North Vermillion 15, Whiting 15, Brownstown Central 12, Center Grove 11.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Frontier 30, Lafayette Harrison 28, Central Noble 27, Wabash 21, Taylor 19, Norwell 16, Lawrence North 14, Blackford 14, South Dearborn 14, Crawford County 13, Crawfordsville 13, Mooresville 13, Union (Dugger) 12, South Bend Washington 12.
Closing in on 250
Mo Moriarty (Bloomington South) 248
Closing in on 150
Herb King (Rockville) 147
Ott Hurle (Scecina Memorial) 146
Closing in on 100
Tony Ahrens (Jasper) 99
Kevin Mills (Springs Valley) 98
Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 97
Bob Holmes (Bremen) 97
Mike Cheviron (Goshen) 96
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 95
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 92
SHANE FRY OF WEST LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED FIFTH COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2013
Shane Fry of West Lafayette High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Fry was selected to this honor for his efforts in leading the Class 3A No. 4 West Lafayette Red Devils to a 5-0 start in his first year as head football coach. On Friday night, they went on the road to take on a tough Tipton team, defeating them 34-10.
Coach Fry is off to a great start in his first season leading the Red Devils football program. Fry has not only lead them to a 5-0 start, but has done so in impressive fashion, averaging 43 points per game on offense while allowing just 10.6 points per game on defense. West Lafayette will have another big test this Friday as they take on an unbeaten Rensselaer Central team.
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.
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 Foundation. 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 5:
Region 1- Phil Mason – Andrean
Region 6- Brian Crabtree – North Vermillion
Region 2- Russ Radtke- New Prairie
Region 7- Tim Able – Triton Central
Region 3 - Chris Svarczkopf – Bishop Dwenger
Region 8- Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
Region 4 – Winner
Region 9- Scott Buening - Southridge
Region 5 – Mark Hartman - Maconaquah
Region 10- Brian Glesing – Floyd Central