Indiana Football Digest Insider - 2019 Week Eight

The Indiana Football Digest Insider is weekly recap of news, facts, trends, and streaks around Indiana high school football.



Crawford County cancelled its contest with North Harrison because of a shortage of players in practice.

Dugger-Union has cancelled its remaining games because of injuries and a short of players.

Indianapolis Shortridge informed the IHSAA they would not be participating in the upcoming state football tournament.

Brownsburg's John Hart earned his 300th career with the Bulldogs' 27-7 decision over Noblesville.

Edinburgh snapped its 25-game regular season losing streak with a 37-6 decision over Rock Creek Academy.

Eastern (Greentown) ended Sheridan's 22-game Hoosier Heartland Conference winning streak with 31-6 triumph. The Comets claimed their first conference title since 1984 and are 8-0 for the first time since 1974.

Kankakee Valley saw its 22-game Northwest Crossroads Conference losing streak come to an end 33-30 win over Highland.

Warren Central's 28-0 loss to Carmel was the first time the Warriors have been blanked since the 1999 campaign.

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These coaches earned their first victory with their new team.

Tyler DeSpain – Edinburgh (37-6 over Rock Creek Academy), Adam Musielak – Griffith (34-6 over Whiting)


Here is the last time these teams were 8-0.

South Adams (1993), Valparaiso (2010), East Central (2011), Boone Grove (first time), Avon (1995), Eastern (Greentown) (1974), New Palestine (2018), Brownstown Central (2014), Lafayette Jeff (2017), East Noble (2004), West Noble (1981), New Prairie (2013), West Washington (2016), Heritage Hills (2018), Homestead (2012), Southwood (2018), Traders Point Christian (7-0-2018), Indianapolis Lutheran (7-0-first time), Indianapolis Tindley (7-0-first time).

Here is the last time these teams were 0-8.

Jay County (1991), Washington (2014), Elwood (2018), Madison Grant (2017), Connersville (2018), Northwestern (2018), Benton Central (2018), Shelbyville (1993), Caston (2018), Monrovia (2005), Eastern (Pekin) (2014), Perry Meridian (2009), South Newton (2018), Muncie Central (2010), Bellmont (2018), South Bend Saint Joseph (first time), South Bend Adams (2006), Munster (first time), Pike Central (2010), Crawfordsville (2018), Frankfort (2018), Evansville Harrison (2009), Eastern Greene (2006), Fort Wayne Wayne (2015), Whitko (2017), Fountain Central (first time), Gary Roosevelt (2013),  Hammond (0-7-2018), Indianapolis Shortridge (0-7-first time). 


New Palestine has earned 22 consecutive victories.


Hammond Bishop Noll has a 36-game losing streak.

South Newton has a 30-game losing skid.

Caston is in the midst of a 27-game losing streak.

Connersville has a 22-game losing streak.

Hammond has lost 20 straight games.

Frankfort, Elwood, and Benton Central have dropped 19 games in a row.

Evansville Harrison, Pike Central, and Washington have lost 14 games in a row.

Shelbyville and Muncie Central have dropped 13 straight contests.

Perry Meridian has a 12-game losing streak.

Fountain Central and Whitko have suffered 11 consecutive losses.

Eastern (Pekin) and South Bend Adams have lost 10 in a row.

Jay County, Northwestern, Monrovia, South Bend Saint Joseph, Munster, Crawfordsville, Eastern Greene, Gary Roosevelt, and Indianapolis Shortridge all have a nine-game losing streak.


New Palestine 62, Southwood 22, Heritage Hills 19, Lafayette Jeff 16, Valparaiso 15, East Noble 15, East Central 14, Homestead 12, Boone Grove 11, Brownstown Central 11, South Adams 10, New Prairie 10, West Noble 10, Indianapolis Lutheran 10, Eastern (Greentown) 9. 


South Newton 27, Caston 25, Bellmont 21, Connersville 20, Hammond 18, Benton Central 17, Elwood 17, Frankfort 17, Evansville Harrison 13, Pike Central 13, Washington 13, Shelbyville 12, Muncie Central 12, Perry Meridian 11, Monrovia 11, Whitko 10, Fountain Central 10, Eastern Greene 10, Eastern (Pekin) 9, South Bend Adams 9, Gary Roosevelt 9.


These teams have either clinched a tie or won their title outright.

Allen County: South Adams; Central Indiana: Eastbrook; Circle City: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard; Duneland: Valparaiso; Eastern Indiana (4A): East Central; Eastern Indiana (3A); Lawrenceburg; Great Lakes: Hammond Morton; Hoosier Crossroads: Avon; Hoosier Heartland: Eastern (Greentown); Hoosier Heritage: New Palestine; Hoosier Hills: Columbus East; Hoosier North: Pioneer; Indiana Crossroads: Indianapolis Lutheran; Metropolitan: North Central (Indianapolis); Mid-Eastern: Eastern Hancock; Mid-Indiana Football: North Decatur; Mid-Southern: Brownstown Central; Mid-State: Decatur Central; Midwest: North Newton; Northeast 8: East Noble; Northeast Corner (Small): Eastside; Northeast Corner (Big): West Noble; Northern Lakes: Plymouth; Northwest Crossroads: Hobart; Patoka Lake: West Washington; Pocket: Heritage Hills  ; Sagamore; Western Boone; Southwest: North Knox; Summit: Homestead; Three Rivers: Southwood; Wabash River; North Vermillion.


Columbus East has run off 89 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

New Palestine has won 46 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

East Central has won 39 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

Pioneer has come out on top in 36 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Lafayette Jeff has won 24 straight North Central Conference games.

Southwood has claimed 20 consecutive Three Rivers Conference wins/

Brownstown Central has a 19-game Mid-Southern Conference winning streak.

East Noble has claimed 17 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.

Valparaiso has a 16-game Duneland Athletic Conference winning streak.

Heritage Hills has won 15 straight Pocket Conference games.

Hammond Morton has captured 14 straight Great Lakes Conference games.

North Vermillion has earned 14 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

Marion has won 13 consecutive North Central Conference games.

Western Boone has 12 straight Sagamore Conference wins.

Homestead has won 12 straight Summit Athletic Conference games.


Benton Central has lost 35 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 26 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Caston has lost 24 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Crawford County has lost 23 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.

Goshen has lost 19 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.

Bellmont has lost 17 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.

Edinburgh has dropped 15 Mid-Indiana Conference games in a row.

Washington has suffered 14 consecutive Big Eight Conference losses.

Elwood has a 13-game Central Indiana Conference losing streak.

Frankfort has lost 13 consecutive Sagamore Conference games.

Hammond has suffered 11 straight Great Lakes Conference contests.

Evansville Harrison has an 11-game Southern Indiana Conference losing streak.

Pike Central has lost 11 straight Pocket Conference games.

Muncie Central has dropped 10 straight North Central games.

Shelbyville has a 10-game Hoosier Heritage Conference losing streak.

Whitko has lost nine Three Rivers Conference games in a row.

Perry Meridian has a nine-game Mid-State Conference losing skid.

Fountain Central has lost eight consecutive Wabash River Conference contests.


Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 423, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 364, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 325, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 321, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 302, John Hart (Brownsburg) 300, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 274, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 267, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 262, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 240, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 239, Mark Bless (Avon) 232, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 232, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 226, George Gilbert (Taylor) 223, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 223, Bart Curtis (Warsaw) 215, John Hendryx (Knox) 213, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 209, Brian Moore (Parke Heritage) 202.

CLOSING IN ON 200 WINS: Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 198, Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 195

CLOSING IN ON 100 WINS: Ron Qualls (Anderson) 99, Jason Hawkins (Charlestown) 97, John Hurley (Evansville Memorial) 94.

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