THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S 2013 INSIDER VOLUME VII
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
It was a rough week for the LaPorte High football community with the passing of junior Jake West this past Wednesday. The 6-foot, 180-pound West died of a heart condition as a result of cardiac arrest after collapsing while running laps during practice. Several tributes, including the wearing of No. 26 stickers on the helmets of the LaPorte and Merrillville football teams, and moments of silence around the area during Friday's contests.
Central Noble ended its 30-game and 27-game regular season losing streak with a 48-12 win over Howe School. It was also the first win for Cougars' coach Jeremy Yates.
Jasper coach Tony Ahrens earned career win No. 100 with the Wildcats' 51-13 win over Princeton.
Crawford County saw its 24-game Patoka Lake Conference losing streak come to an end with a 28-16 win over Springs Valley. It also snapped the Wolfpack's 15-game and 13-game regular season losing skid.
Norwell had its 16-game regular season losing streak halted with a 35-7 win over East Noble.
Bloomington South ended its 18-game Conference Indiana losing streak with a 28-21 triumph over Terre Haute South.
North Knox set a school-record for points in a game with its 82-14 triumph over Union (Dugger).
Gibson Southern's 50-26 win at Heritage Hills was the Titans' first road win in the series since 1975.
Northridge's 38-14 win over NorthWood marked the Raiders' first win in the series since 1988, snapping a 29-game losing streak.
Penn increased its scoreless streak to 21 quarters with a 58-0 blanking of S.B. Washington. The Kingsmen have scored 262 unanswered points during this stretch.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here is the last time the following teams started 6-0.
Andrean (2011), Lakeland (2012), Gibson Southern (2007), West Lafayette (2011), Rensselaer (2010), Columbus East (2012), New Prairie (first time), Eastern Hancock (1998), Whiting (2012), Batesville (2009), Evansville Mater Dei (2012), Brownstown Central (2011), Winamac (2000), Leo (2012), Churubusco (2012), North Vermillion (2012), New Palestine (2011), New Haven (2012), Southport (1979), Lebanon (1958), Jasper (2012), Oak Hill (2012), Penn (2011), Shenandoah (2011), Fountain Central (2012), Center Grove (2007), Linton-Stockton (2012).
Here is the last time these teams opened 0-6.
Cambridge City Lincoln (2008), Wabash (2012), Gary Roosevelt (2012), Clinton Central (1987), South Dearborn (2012), Frontier (2012), Clarksville (2003), Crawfordsville (2009), Turkey Run (2011), DeKalb (2011), S.B. Washington (2007). S.B. Clay (1984), Blackford (2012), Taylor (2012), F.W. Bishop Luers (first time), Covington (2012), North Putnam (1995), Goshen (2004), Hammond Clark (2004), Harrison (West Lafayette) (2012), Seymour (2011), Hagerstown (1979), Wood Memorial (2012), New Castle (2012), Muncie South (2005), Mooresville (2012), Lawrence North (2012), LaPorte (2012), Indianapolis Manual (2009), Union (Dugger) (1993), Washington (2004).
HERE'S TO THE WINNERS
Here are the coaches picking up their first victory at their new place of employment in 2013.
Central Noble - Jeremy Yates (48-12 over Howe School)
UPS AND DOWNS
Longest current losing streaks
Frontier has 34 straight losses.
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 32 consecutive games.
Wabash has 24 losses in a row.
Taylor has 22 consecutive losses.
Blackford has lost 18 games in a row.
Lawrence North and South Dearborn have a 17-game losing streak.
Crawfordsville has lost 15 straight games.
Hammond Clark has endured 14 consecutive losses.
Union (Dugger) has dropped 13 straight games.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 46 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 45 straight Hoosier Heartland and Hoosier Conference games.
Churubusco has won 23 Northeast Corner Conference games in a row.
East Central has won 20 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 17 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has 13 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference wins.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Wabash has lost 39 straight Three Rivers Conference games.
Lafayette Harrison has suffered 29 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference losses.
Central Noble has 24 Northeast Corner Conference losses in a row.
Union (Dugger) has suffered 22 straight Southwest Seven Conference losses.
Riverton Parke has lost 21 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Delphi has 16 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses in a row.
Mooresville has 15 straight Mid-State Conference losses.
Taylor has suffered 15 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Cloverdale has run off 14 straight West Central Conference losses.
South Decatur has 11 consecutive Mid-Indiana Conference losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Linton-Stockton 27, Columbus East 22 Jasper 17, North Vermillion 16, Whiting 16, Brownstown Central 13, Center Grove 12, Andrean 10, New Prairie 10.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Frontier 31, Lafayette Harrison 29, Wabash 22, Taylor 20, Lawrence North 15, Blackford 15, South Dearborn 15, Crawfordsville 14, Mooresville 14, Hammond Clark 13, Union (Dugger) 13, S.B. Washington 13.
Closing in on 250
Mo Moriarty (Bloomington South) 249
Closing in on 150
Herb King (Rockville) 148
Ott Hurle (Scecina Memorial) 147
Closing in on 100
Kevin Mills (Springs Valley) 98
Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 98
Bob Holmes (Bremen) 98
Mike Cheviron (Goshen) 96
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 95
Bud Ozmun (Oak Hill) 94
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 92