THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S 2013 INSIDER VOLUME XIII
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Fort Wayne Concordia ended F.W. Bishop Luers’ 26-game playoff winning streak with a 42-21 victory in the Class 3A Sectional 27 title game.
Silver Creek coach Mike Donahue has stepped down after four seasons. His overall mark was 7-25, including a 4-7 record this year and the school’s first post-season win.
Indianapolis North Central coach Keith Shelton has resigned after five seasons. Shelton compiled a 16-38 record, including a 3-8 this year.
Western coach Nate Andrews has resigned after two seasons to take over at his alma mater NorthWood. The 1996 graduate had a 15-8 record at Western and is 40-39 overall in seven years.
Penn claimed its 14th regional championship with a 33-6 win over Lake Central.
Carmel won the school’s 16th regional crown by cruising to a 38-7 win over Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Central Grove won its third straight regional crown with a 56-14 win over previously unbeaten Southport.
Warren Central earned its first regional championship since 2009 by rallying for a 24-21 win over Indianapolis Pike.
Southridge ended Evansville Mater Dei’s hopes for a perfect season with a 21-19 win in the Class 2A Sectional 40 final.
East Chicago Central celebrated its first sectional championship with a 46-44 win over Gary West in the Class 4A Sectional 17 title game.
Brebeuf Jesuit earned its first sectional crown with a 42-21 decision over Tri-West in Class 3A Sectional 29 action.
Oak Hill won its first sectional title since 1996 with a 35-14 victory over Alexandria in Class 2A Sectional 36 play.
Terre Haute North captured its first sectional crown since 1986 with a 42-7 triumph over Evansville North in the Class 5A Sectional 16 finale.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here is the last time the following teams started 12-0.
Andrean (2003), Gibson Southern (first time), Columbus East (2012), New Prairie (first time), Eastern Hancock (first time), Brownstown Central (2003), Winamac (2000), New Palestine (first time), Penn (2011), Linton-Stockton (2012).
HERE’S TO THE WINNERS
Here is the last time the following teams won a regional crown.
Class 6A: Penn-12-0 (2011), Carmel-9-3 (2011), Warren Central-9-3 (2009), Center Grove-11-1 (2012).
Here is the last time the following teams won a sectional championship.
Class 5A: Mishawaka-9-3 (2012), Concord-9-2 (2012), Westfield-10-1 (2007), F.W. Snider-9-2 (2012), Indianapolis Cathedral-7-5 (2012), Whiteland-9-2 (2006), Bloomington North-7-4 (2010), Terre Haute North-9-2 (1986).
Class 4A: East Chicago Central-10-2 (first time), New Prairie-12-0 (2006), F.W. Bishop Dwenger-9-3 (2012), New Haven-11-1 (2010), New Palestine-12-0 (2009), Bishop Chatard-9-3 (2012), Columbus East-12-0 (2012), Jasper-11-1 (2010).
Class 3A: Andrean-12-0 (2012), Jimtown-10-2 (2011), F.W. Concordia-9-3 (2007), West Lafayette-11-1 (2011), Brebeuf Jesuit-9-3 (first time), Guerin Catholic-5-7 (2011), Brownstown Central-12-0 (2010), Gibson Southern-12-0 (2012).
Class 2A: Rensselaer Central-10-2 (2010), Bremen-9-3 (2011), Tipton-9-3 (2012), Oak Hill-9-3 (1996), Cardinal Ritter-10-2 (2012), Scecina Memorial-10-2 (2012), Paoli-10-2 (2009), Southridge-10-2 (2008).
Class 1A: Winamac-12-0 (2012), Pioneer-10-2 (2008), South Adams-5-7 (1996), Tri-Central-11-1 (1991), Eastern Hancock-12-0 (2006), South Putnam-11-1 (2011), Fountain Central-11-1 (2011), Linton-Stockton-12-0 (2012).
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current losing streaks
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard and Indianapolis Cathedral have won 27 consecutive playoff games.
Andrean, Brownstown Central, Columbus East, Eastern Hancock, Gibson Southern, Linton-Stockton, New Palestine, New Prairie, Penn, and Winamac have won 12 games in a row.
Closing in on 100
Bud Ozmun (Oak Hill) 97