Indiana Football Digest Insider - 2019 Week Nine

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



With its 24-7 triumph over Tipton, Rensselaer Central earned the program's 600th career win.

Benton Central ended its 19-game losing streak with 27-19 victory over Northwestern.

Marion had its 13-game North Central Conference winning streak come to an end with a 49-42 loss to Harrison (West Lafayette).

In Indianapolis Roncallli's 42-14 win over Guerin Catholic, sophomore wide receiver Kyle Lockard set a new single-season record with 208 receiving yards on six catches and tied another record with three touchdowns. Fellow sophomore quarterback Aidan Leffler also tied the season completion record with 123 passes

Bryan Ramirez's 36-yard field goal with 5.7 seconds lifted Elkhart Central to a 31-28 win over top-ranked (Class 4A) New Prairie.

In Delphi's 47-0 blanking of Taylor, Delphi senior autistic player Riley Lowder scored an honorary touchdown for the Oracles.

Kyle Trilling connected on the game-winning 27-yard field goal in overtime of Bloomington North's 34-31 win over Southport.

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These coaches earned their first victory with their new team.

Kurt Schlicher – Crawfordsville (20-6 over Frankfort). Roy Bruce – Eastern Greene (44 over North Central (Farmersburg)


Here is the last time these teams were 9-0.

South Adams (1992), Valparaiso (2010), East Central (1994), Boone Grove (first time), Avon (1995), Eastern (Greentown) (1974), New Palestine (2018), Brownstown Central (2014), Lafayette Jeff (2017), East Noble (2004), West Noble (1981), Heritage Hills (2018), Homestead (2012), Southwood (2018), Indianapolis Lutheran (8-0-first time), Indianapolis Tindley (8-0-first time).

Here is the last time these teams were 0-9.

Washington (2014), Elwood (2018), Connersville (2018), Northwestern (1988), Shelbyville (1993), Caston (2018), Monrovia (2005), Eastern (Pekin) (2014), Perry Meridian (2008), South Newton (2018), Muncie Central (2010), Bellmont (2018), South Bend Adams (2006), Munster (first time), Pike Central (2010), Frankfort (2018), Evansville Harrison (2009), Fort Wayne Wayne (2015), Whitko (2017), Fountain Central (first time), Gary Roosevelt (2013), Hammond (0-8-2018).


New Palestine has earned 23 consecutive victories


Hammond Bishop Noll has a 37-game losing streak.

South Newton has a 31-game losing skid.

Caston is in the midst of a 28-game losing streak.

Connersville has a 23-game losing streak.

Hammond has lost 21 straight games.

Frankfort and Elwood have dropped 20 games in a row.

Evansville Harrison, Pike Central, and Washington have lost 15 games in a row.

Shelbyville and Muncie Central have dropped 14 straight contests.

Perry Meridian has a 13-game losing streak.

Fountain Central and Whitko have suffered 12 consecutive losses.

Eastern (Pekin) and South Bend Adams have lost 11 in a row.

Northwestern, Bellmont, Monrovia, Fort Wayne Wayne, Munster, and Gary Roosevelt all have a 10-game losing streak.


New Palestine 63, Southwood 23, Heritage Hills 20, Lafayette Jeff 17, Valparaiso 16, East Noble 16, East Central 15, Homestead 13, Boone Grove 12, Brownstown Central 12, South Adams 11, West Noble 11, Indianapolis Lutheran 11, Eastern (Greentown) 10.


South Newton 28, Caston 26, Bellmont 22, Connersville 21, Hammond 19, Elwood 18, Frankfort 18, Evansville Harrison 14, Pike Central 14, Washington 14, Shelbyville 13, Muncie Central 13, Perry Meridian 12, Monrovia 12, Whitko 11, Fountain Central 11, Eastern (Pekin) 10, South Bend Adams 10, Gary Roosevelt 10.


Pioneer has captured 12 straight post-season wins.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, West Lafayette. and Western Boone have a six-game post-season winning streak.

New Palestine and Warren Central have a five-game post-season winning streak.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger has a seven-game winning streak and also claimed six consecutive post-seasons wins.


These teams have either shared or won their title outright.

Allen County: South Adams; Big Eight: Jasper; Central Indiana: Eastbrook; Circle City: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard; Conference Indiana: Bloomington North; Duneland: Valparaiso; Eastern Indiana (4A): East Central; Eastern Indiana (3A); Lawrenceburg; Great Lakes: Hammond Morton; Greater South Shore (North): Calumet; Greater South Shore (South): Boone Grove; Hoosier Crossroads: Avon; Hoosier Heartland: Eastern (Greentown); Hoosier Heritage: New Palestine; Hoosier Hills: Columbus East; Hoosier North: Pioneer; Indiana Crossroads: Indianapolis Lutheran; Metropolitan: Ben Davis, Carmel, North Central (Indianapolis), Warren Central; Mid-Eastern: Eastern Hancock; Mid-Indiana Football: North Decatur; Mid-Southern: Brownstown Central; Mid-State: Decatur Central; Midwest: North Newton; North Central: Lafayette Jeff; Northeast 8: East Noble; Northeast Corner (Small): Eastside; Northeast Corner (Big): West Noble; Northern Indiana (North): New Prairie, Penn; Northern Indiana (South): Mishawaka Marian; Northern Lakes: Concord, Plymouth; Northwest Crossroads: Hobart; Patoka Lake: West Washington; Pocket: Heritage Hills; Sagamore; Western Boone; Southern Indiana: Evansville Central, Evansville Memorial; Southwest: North Knox; Summit: Homestead; Three Rivers: Southwood; Tri-Eastern: Northeastern; Wabash River: North Vermillion; Western Indiana: Indian Creek.


Columbus East has run off 90 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

New Palestine has won 47 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

East Central has won 39 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

Pioneer has come out on top in 37 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Lafayette Jeff has won 25 straight North Central Conference games.

Southwood has claimed 21 consecutive Three Rivers Conference wins/

Brownstown Central has a 20-game Mid-Southern Conference winning streak.

East Noble has claimed 18 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.

Valparaiso has a 17-game Duneland Athletic Conference winning streak.

Heritage Hills has won 16 straight Pocket Conference games.

Hammond Morton has captured 15 straight Great Lakes Conference games.

North Vermillion has earned 15 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

Western Boone has 13 straight Sagamore Conference wins.

Homestead has won 13 straight Summit Athletic Conference games.

Decatur Central has 12 straight Mid-State Conference wins.


Benton Central has lost 35 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 27 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Caston has lost 25 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Crawford County has lost 23 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.

Goshen has lost 20 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.

Bellmont has lost 18 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 14-game Central Indiana Conference losing streak.

Frankfort has lost 14 consecutive Sagamore Conference games.

Hammond has suffered 12 straight Great Lakes Conference contests.

Evansville Harrison has a 12-game Southern Indiana Conference losing streak.

Pike Central has lost 12 straight Pocket Conference games.

Muncie Central has dropped 11 straight North Central games.

Shelbyville has a 11-game Hoosier Heritage Conference losing streak.

Whitko has lost 10 Three Rivers Conference games in a row.

Perry Meridian has a 10-game Mid-State Conference losing skid.

Fountain Central has lost nine consecutive Wabash River Conference contests.


Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 424, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 364, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 326, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 322, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 302, John Hart (Brownsburg) 300, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 275, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 268, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 263, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 240, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 240, Mark Bless (Avon) 233, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 232, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 227, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 224, George Gilbert (Taylor) 223, Brt Curtis (Warsaw) 215, John Hendryx (Knox) 214, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 210, Brian Moore (Parke Heritage) 203.

CLOSING IN ON 200 WINS: Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 199, Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 195

CLOSING IN ON 100 WINS: Ron Qualls (Anderson) 99, Jason Hawkins (Charlestown) 98, John Hurley (Evansville Memorial) 95.

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