THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 3
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Lighting issues on Friday forced several games to be delayed and completed early Saturday or suspended and finished on Saturday.
Sullivan stopped Linton-Stockton's 31-game regular season winning streak with a 24-21 triumph over the Miners.
Indianapolis Lutheran ended defending Class 2A state champion Cardinal Ritter's 11-game and 16-game Indiana Crossroads Conference winning streak with a 42-6 victory.
New Castle snapped its 13-game losing skid with a 17-14 overtime victory over Rushville.
Cambridge City Lincoln saw its 11-game regular season losing streak halted with a 35-21 win over Wes-Del.
F.W. Bishop Luers ended a 10-game regular season losing skid with a 58-7 decision over F.W Northrop.
Mitchell coach Troy Pritchett earned his first victory with a 35-12 win over Springs Valley. Pritchett used to be the principal at Springs Valley.
DeKalb is 2-0 for the first time since 2003 as a result of its 26-20 win over Garrett.
Crawfordsville improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2005 with its 40-6 win against Indianapolis Tindley.
With its 40-38 win over Indianapolis How, Evansville Harrison is 2-0 for the first time since 2004.
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES
The following coaches earned their first win in their new place of employment.
Bluffton: Randy Hudgins (28-21 over Manchester).
Corydon Central: Mike Spencer (22-13 over North Harrison).
Culver Community: Darren Rodriguez (29-28 over South Central-Union Mills).
Eastern Hancock: Jim O'Hara (37-7 over South Decatur).
Guerin Catholic: Tom Dilley (17-7 over Lafayette Central Catholic).
Mitchell: Troy Pritchett (35-12 over Springs Valley).
New Castle: Will Ragle (17-14 (OT) over Rushville).
Silver Creek: Jason Hawkins (21-14 over Salem).
Union County: Rusty Hensley (47-12 over Oldenburg Academy).
Zionsville: Pat Echeverria (18-3 over Lebanon).
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 17 straight games.
Tri-Central has run off 16 consecutive wins.
Warren Central has won nine straight contests.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Lafayette Harrison has dropped 38 consecutive games.
Wabash has 30 losses in a row.
Taylor has 28 consecutive losses.
Lawrence North has lost 22 straight games.
Goshen has dropped 15 consecutive games.
Indianapolis Manual and Gary Roosevelt have lost 14 straight games.
Seymour has a 13-game losing streak.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 27, North Vermillion 21, Brownstown Central 18, Penn 16, Andrean 15,Winamac 12, Batesville 11, Evansville Mater Dei 11, Gibson Southern 11, New Palestine 11, Southport 11, Tri-Central 10, Indian Creek 8, Ben Davis 7, Carroll (F.W.) 6, Northeastern 5, F.W. Snider 5, Yorktown 5.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Harrison (Lafayette) 34, Wabash 27, Taylor 25, Lawrence North 19, South Bend Washington 18, Indianapolis Manual 13, Gary Roosevelt 12, Seymour 11.
BEST RECORDS OVER THE LAST 2 SEASONS (2012-2014)
Columbus East 30-1 (.968); North Vermillion 24-2 (.923); Andrean 28-3 (.903); Linton-Stockton 27-3 (.900); Tri-Central 26-3 (.897); Brownstown Central 24-3 (.889); Jasper24-3 (.889); Penn 23-3 (.885); Cardinal Ritter 28-4 (.875); Whiting 21-3 (.875); Gibson Southern 26-4 (.867); F.W. Snider 25-4 (.862); Evansville Mater Dei 24-4 (.857); Lafayette Central Catholic 24-4 (.857); New Prairie 22-4 (.846); Fountain Central 21-4 (.840); Center Grove 24-5 (.828); Winamac 24-5 (.828); Leo 18-4 (.818); Jimtown 22-5 (.815); New Haven 21-5 (.808); Bishop Chatard 24-6 (.800)
Closing in on 200
Jim Davis (North White) 196
George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 196
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 194
Closing in on 150
Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 147
Closing in on 100
Pat Parks (Shelbyville) 99
Bud Ozmun (Oak Hill) 98
John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 96
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 95
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 94
Phil Mason (Andrean) 94
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 93