THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S 2013 INSIDER VOLUME X
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Bremen coach Bob Holmes earned his 100th victory with the Lions’ 42-14 win over Glenn.
Mooresville ended its 16-game regular season losing skid with a 47-20 win over Franklin County.
Fort Wayne North earned a share of the Summit Athletic Conference crown for the first time since 1991 with a 42-16 win over F.W. Northrop.
Winamac picked up its first outright Midwest Conference crown since 2000 with a 47-13 win over Frontier.
New Prairie picked up its first Northern State Conference title since 2006 with a 61-0 win over Knox. It also marked the Cougars’ first-ever unbeaten regular season.
Concord wrapped up a school-best fourth consecutive Northern Lakes Conference championship with a 28-0 blanking of Warsaw.
Evansville Mater Dei claimed the outright Southern Indiana Athletic Conference title with a 16-14 win over Evansville Reitz in front of 9,300 fans at the Reitz Bowl. It was the Wildcats’ first unbeaten regular season since 2001.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here is the last time the following teams started 9-0.
Andrean (2011), Gibson Southern (first time), Columbus East (2012), New Prairie (first time), Eastern Hancock (1985), Batesville (2009), Evansville Mater Dei (2001), Brownstown Central (2011), Winamac (2000), Leo (2011), North Vermillion (2012), New Palestine (2011), Southport (1949), Penn (2011), Linton-Stockton (2012).
Here is the last time these teams opened 0-9.
Cambridge City Lincoln (2001), Wabash (2012), Gary Roosevelt (first time), South Dearborn (2012), Clarksville (first time), Crawfordsville (1999), DeKalb (2010), S.B. Washington (2007), Taylor (2012), F.W. Bishop Luers (first time), Goshen (2004), Harrison (West Lafayette) (2012), Seymour (2011), New Castle (2011), Indianapolis Manual (2009)
HERE’S TO THE WINNERS
Here are the new coaches who have picked up their first win at their new place of employment.
Muncie South – Wenston Nash (54-35 over South Dearborn)
Here are the teams that have either shared or won outright conference championships.
Allen County Athletic: Leo
Big Eight: Mount Carmel (Ill.)
Central Indiana: Eastbrook
Conference Indiana: Southport
Duneland Athletic: Merrillville
Eastern Indiana (4A): East Central
Eastern Indiana (3A): Batesville
Great Lakes Athletic: Hammond Morton
Greater South Shore: Whiting
Hoosier: Lafayette Central Catholic
Hoosier Crossroads: Fishers and Westfield
Hoosier Heartland: Tri-Central
Hoosier Heritage: New Palestine
Hoosier Hills: Columbus East
Indiana Crossroads: Cardinal Ritter
Metropolitan Interscholastic: Center Grove and Ben Davis
Mid-Indiana: Hamilton Heights and Western
Mid-Indiana Football: Eastern Hancock
Mid-Southern: Brownstown Central
North Central: Richmond
Northeast Corner: Fairfield
Northeast Hoosier: New Haven
Northern Indiana: Penn
Northern Lakes: Concord
Northern State: New Prairie
Northwest Crossroads: Andrean
Northwestern: Gary West
Patoka Lake Athletic: Perry Central
Pocket Athletic: Gibson Southern
Southern Indiana Athletic: Evansville Mater Dei
Southwest: North Central (Farmersburg)
Summit Athletic: F.W. North and F.W. Snider
Three Rivers: Rochester and Whitko
Tri-Eastern: Northeastern and Winchester
Wabash River: North Vermillion
West Central: South Putnam
Western Indiana: Northview
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current losing streaks
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 35 consecutive games.
Wabash has 27 losses in a row.
Taylor has 25 consecutive losses.
South Dearborn has a 20-game losing streak.
Lawrence North has lost 19 straight games.
Crawfordsville has lost 17 straight games.
DeKalb and Goshen have suffered 12 losses in a row.
Cambridge City Lincoln and Gary Roosevelt have dropped 11 games in a row.
Clarksville, Seymour, and South Bend Washington have a 10-game losing streak.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 49 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 47 straight Hoosier Heartland and Hoosier Conference games.
East Central has won 21 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 20 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has 15 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference wins.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Wabash has lost 42 straight Three Rivers Conference games.
Lafayette Harrison has suffered 32 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference losses.
Central Noble has 26 Northeast Corner Conference losses in a row.
Union (Dugger) has suffered 24 straight Southwest Seven Conference losses.
Riverton Parke has lost 23 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Mooresville has 17 straight Mid-State Conference losses.
Taylor has suffered 18 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Cloverdale has run off 16 straight West Central Conference losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Linton-Stockton 30, Columbus East 25, North Vermillion 19, Brownstown Central 16, Penn 14, Andrean 13, New Prairie 13, Eastern Hancock 10, Leo10, Winamac 10.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Lafayette (Harrison) 32, Wabash 25, Taylor 23, South Dearborn 18, Crawfordsville 17, Lawrence North 17, S.B. Washington 16, DeKalb 11, Cambridge City Lincoln 10, Gary Roosevelt 10, Indianapolis Manual 9.
Closing in on 150
Ott Hurle (Scecina Memorial) 149
Herb King (Rockville) 149
Closing in on 100
Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 99
Kevin Mills (Springs Valley) 98
Mike Cheviron (Goshen) 96
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 95
Bud Ozmun (Oak Hill) 94
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 92
MIKE GOEBEL OF MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED NINTH COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2013
Mike Goebel of Evansville Mater Dei High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Goebel was nominated and selected for this award after his team defeated Evansville Reitz 16-14 to secure an undefeated regular season, the second of Goebel’s coaching career.
The Wildcats of Mater Dei haven’t had an undefeated season since 2001, but with a stout effort by their defense they were able to finish the season unbeaten. Coach Mike Goebel is 168-49 in his seventeenth season at Mater Dei High School of Evansville.
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 9:
Region 1- Phil Mason - Andrean
Region 6- Chris Barrett –North (Terre Haute)
Region 2- Cory Yeoman – Penn
Region 7- Bill Peebles - Southport
Region 3 – Ryan Hall – North (Ft. Wayne)
Region 8- Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
Region 4 – Tim Roth - Winamac
Region 9- Winner
Region 5 – Nate Andrews - Western
Region 10- Eric Heppner - Batesville