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Indiana Football Digest's Insider - 2016 Volume 2

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea


Kokomo's game with Hamilton Heights scheduled for Lucas Oil Stadium was canceled because of a tornado which caused damage in Kokomo on August 24. Instead, both teams came together on August 26 in Kokomo to help with the cleanup.

Columbus North ended Columbus East's 44-game regular season winning streak with a 30-13 triumph. It was the Bulldogs' first win in the series since 2011.

Blake Levy's nine-yard touchdown pass to Jay Edwards with 19.7 seconds left helped Zionsville rally for a 55-54 win over Lebanon in a contest that ended at 12:38 a.m. Saturday and was delayed over two hours at the start because of the weather. The two teams combined for 1,158 total yards and 26 fourth-quarter points. Blake Levy finished 24-of-40 for 360 yards and four touchdowns, while Brandon Mikesell ran 32 times for 152 yards and two scores to go along with nine catches for 169 yards and one score for the Eagles. Evan Stambaugh threw for 365 yards, including a 44-yards touchdown to Ryan Poole with 1:19 remaining to give the Tigers a 54-49 lead.

Lawrence Central snapped defending Class 3A state champion Indianapolis Bishop Chatard's seven-game winning streak with a 35-0 blanking of the Trojans.

Madison had its 12-game winning streak come to an end with a 33-14 win over South Dearborn.

Switzerland County saw its 11-game losing streak come to an end with a 32-0 blanking of Gallatin County (Kentucky). It was also the Pacers' first win as a varsity program and the first triumph for coach Ryan Jesop.

Tri-West snapped Evansville Mater Dei's 28-game regular season game winning streak with a 30-13 triumph at the Reitz Bowl.

Benton Central ended its nine-game losing skid with 40-15 victory over Seeger.

Portage snapped its 12-game regular season losing streak with a 28-27 win over Lowell.

Danville moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2002 with a 21-14 victory against Mooresville.

Marion is 2-0 for the first time since 2006 with its 31-0 blanking of Mount Vernon (Fortville). The Marauders are 0-2 for the first time since 2008.

With its 47-0 blanking of West Central, Knox is 2-0 for the first time since 2008.

A 37-13 win over Central Noble has North Miami at 2-0 for the first time since 2007.

Evansville North is 2-0 for the first time since 2007 with a 57-6 thrashing of Indianapolis Broad Ripple.

McCutcheon needed two overtimes to get past defending Class 3A state runner-up West Lafayette, 35-28.

Indianapolis Arlington moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2007 with a 42-20 decision over Clinton Prairie.

Wood Memorial was forced to forfeit its contest with Tecumseh because a number of players were suspended for a violation of school and team policy. It marked the second straight forfeit for the Trojans.

Southridge's 28-21 win over Jasper was its first in the series since 2008. The Raiders are now 2-0 for the first time since 2008, while the Wildcats are 0-2 for the first time since 1999. Jace Harter's seven-yard scamper with 1:39 remaining allowed Southridge to claim the "Goal Post" trophy.

East Noble quarterback Andrew McCormick completed 34-of-45 passes for 487 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-42 win at Warsaw. McCormick, who established new school bests for yards passing and touchdowns, also ran 18 times for 73 yards and one score, while Dylan Hunley added 16 catches for a school-best 362 yards and four scores for the Knights.

Ethan Kertai became LaVille's all-time leading rusher with 212 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in a 55-18 win over Triton. He also had a 55-yard punt return for a score.

Indianapolis Cathedral exploded for 41 first-quarter points Saturday on its way to a 48-0 blanking of Indianapolis Tech. The Irish limited Tech to just 13 total yards in the contest which was called at halftime because of the weather.

Ben Davis offensive lineman Pompey Coleman will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg in the Giants' 28-7 win over Avon.

Warren Central quarterback Zach Summerier suffered a right shoulder injury Saturday in the Warriors' 31-28 setback to Cincinnati Colerain (Ohio). He is expected to miss this week's contest against North Central (Indianapolis).

The 19th addition of the "Copper Kettle Clash" between Carmel and Center Grove will take place Center Grove's newly refurbished Ray Skillman Stadium.

As a result of its 10-7 loss to South Adams, Bellmont is 0-2 for the first time since 1998.

Garrett's 28-14 win at DeKalb was the Railroaders' first road win in the series since 1971.

Evansville Central running back Tias Stewart is serving a two-game suspension for violation of school and team policy. He is expected to return for the Bears' contest at Evansville Reitz.


The following coaches earned their first victory at their new place of employment.

Andrean – Chris Skinner (56-12 over Hammond Bishop Noll); Bremen – Jordan Leeper (21-19 over South Bend Riley); Decatur Central – Kyle Enright (27-3 over Perry Meridian); Hammond Morton – Sean Kinsey (26-24 over Kankakee Valley); Heritage – Nico Tigulis (27-13 over Norwell); Pendleton Heights – Jed Richman (28-13 over Anderson); Portage – Darren Rodriguez (28-27 over Lowell);


Lafayette Central Catholic has 17 consecutive wins.

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger and Monrovia have a 16-game winning streak.

Fort Wayne Snider has won eight straight contests.


North Central (Indianapolis) and Wood Memorial have dropped 23 straight games.

Cloverdale has lost 21 straight games on the field.

Frontier and Clarksville have a 17-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 16 straight games.

Indianapolis Marshall has dropped 15 straights contests.

Hammond Clark and Prairie Heights have suffered 14 losses in a row.

Blackford, Fort Wayne Wayne, and Martinsville have lost 13 consecutive games.

Terre Haute South has dropped 11 games in a row.


New Palestine 29, Pioneer 19, Gibson Southern 14, North White 12, Woodlan 12, Eastbrook 11, Lafayette Central Catholic 11, North Harrison 11, West Washington 11, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 10, Monrovia 10.


Riverton Parke 27,* *North Central (Indianapolis) 20, Wood Memorial 20, #Cloverdale 19, South Bend Riley 19, Frontier 15, Clarksville 15, Hammond Bishop Noll 14, Indianapolis Marshall 13, Centerville 12, Hammond Clark 12, Prairie Heights 12, Fort Wayne Wayne 11, Blackford 11, Martinsville 11, Terre Haute South 10. #-on the field


Columbus East has run off 63 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.

Penn has won 31 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

North Vermillion has won 31 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

East Central has won 28 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

Evansville Mater Dei has won 21 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.

New Palestine has won 20 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Northeastern has captured 18 straight Tri-Eastern Conference games.


Riverton Parke has lost 39 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

Cloverdale has run off 26 straight West Central/Western Indiana Conference losses on the field.

Washington has suffered 26 straight Big Eight Conference losses.

Park Tudor has dropped 24 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games.

Marion has lost 22 North Central Conference games in a row.

Benton Central has lost 18 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

North Central (Indianapolis) has dropped 17 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference games in a row.


CLOSING IN ON 400:Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 396

CLOSING IN ON 300:Mike Gillin (Indian Creek) 299

CLOSING IN ON 200:Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 197

CLOSING IN ON 100:Kevin Mills (Crawford County) 99,* *John Barron (Plymouth) 99, Andy Thomas (Angola) 98, Tom Dilley (Guerin Catholic) 98, Mike Roeder (Northeastern) 98, Bob Prescott (Peru) 97, Brian Glesing (Floyd Central) 98, Steve Stirn (North Decatur) 96, Jim Rowland (New Haven) 96.

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