THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 10
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Clinton Prairie has chosen to end its 2014 campaign by forfeiting its regular season finale against Trinity Lutheran and Class 1A Sectional 44 opener with defending state champion Tri-Central. The Gophers, who were left with just 13 players on the roster after 14 participants left the team earlier in the week, finish with a 2-8 mark.
Carroll (Flora) had to forfeit five wins for using an ineligible player. The Cougars had to surrender victories against Tri-County, Sheridan, Caston, Clinton Prairie, and Clinton Central.
Monroe Central's John Hochstetler notched his 100th career coaching win as the Golden Bears downed Edinburgh, 57-12.
Whiting skipper Jeff Cain got his 150th career victory with the Oilers' 26-0 blanking of River Forest.
Northeastern finished its first unbeaten regular season in program history and claimed its first outright Tri-Eastern Conference crown with a 59-13 win over Union City.
Carroll (Fort Wayne) completed its first unbeaten regular season since 1976 and captured their first Northeast Hoosier Conference crown with a 24-6 win over DeKalb.
Carmel earned its first unbeaten regular season since 1986 with a 27-20 victory over Lawrence Central.
Evansville Harrison ended their 13-game Southern Indiana Conference losing streak with a 46-14 win over Evansville Bosse.
New Prairie claimed the final Northern State Conference crown with a 62-0 blanking of Knox. The NSC will not exist after this year as Triton, Knox, Culver, and LaVille will join the new Hoosier North Athletic Conference, while Bremen, New Prairie, Jimtown, and Glenn will become part of the Northern Indiana Conference in the 2015-16 campaign.
STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION
Here is the last time these teams were 9-0.
Andrean (2013), Brownstown Central (2013), Carmel (1986), Carroll (Fort Wayne) (1976), Columbus East (2013), Evansville Mater Dei (2013), Indian Creek (2009), McCutcheon (1994), New Palestine (2013), North Vermillion (2013), Northeastern (first time), Penn (2013), Plymouth (2009), Rensselaer Central (2010), Whiting (2012), Winamac (2013).
STILL SEARCHING FOR NUMBER ONE
Here is the last time these teams were 0-9.
Bowman Academy (first time), Brown County (2007), Eastern (Pekin) (2008), Fremont (2010), Goshen (2013), Indianapolis Manual (0-8- 2013), Indianapolis Northwest (1990), North Central (Indianapolis) (first time), River Forest (2006), Riverton Parke (2012),Taylor (2013), Tri (2012), Washington (first time), Wood Memorial (2005).
Here are some of the top matchups for week one of the playoffs.
Class 6A Sectional 4 – Carmel (9-0) at Noblesville (5-4)
Class 6A Sectional 5 – Indianapolis Pike (4-5) at Indianapolis Ben Davis (7-2)
Class 5A Sectional 9 – Mishawaka (7-2) at South Bend Adams (5-4)
Class 4A Sectional 19 – Leo (7-2) at Wawasee (6-3)
Class 4A Sectional 19 – Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (4-5) at Northridge (7-2)
Class 3A Sectional 25 – John Glenn (7-2) at Mishawaka Marian (7-2)
Class 3A Sectional 26 – Rochester (8-1) at Twin Lakes (6-3)
Class 3A Sectional 27 – Heritage (6-3) at West Noble (6-3)
Class 3A Sectional 28 – Yorktown (8-1) at West Lafayette (7-2)
Class 3A Sectional 30 – Hamilton Heights (7-2) at Indian Creek (9-0)
Class 3A Sectional 32 – Vincennes Lincoln (8-1) at Heritage Hills (8-1)
Class 2A Sectional 34 – Woodlan (6-3) at Churubusco (6-3)
Class 2A Sectional 40 – Southridge (6-3) at Sullivan (5-4)
Class 1A Sectional 41 – Winamac (9-0) at West Central (6-3)
Class 1A Sectional 47 – Attica (8-1) at Fountain Central (7-2)
Here are the all-time leaders in playoff wins.
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers - 116-20 (.853)
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard – 110-22 (.833)
Carmel – 106-30 (.780)
Indianapolis Cathedral – 103-21 (.831)
Penn – 103-30 (774)
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 97-30 (764)
Jimtown – 94-28 (.770)
Indianapolis Roncalli - 93-25 (.789)
Hobart - 92-21 (.814)
Sheridan – 92-25 (.786)
Ben Davis - 91-23 (.798)
Fort Wayne Snider – 91-31 (.746)
ALL-TIME SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS
Carmel 25, Bishop Chatard 24, F.W. Bishop Dwenger 22, F.W. Snider 22, F.W. Bishop Luers 21, Jimtown 21, Penn 20, Ben Davis 19, Hobart 19, Cathedral 19, Sheridan 19, Adams Central 17, Evansville Mater Dei 17, NorthWood 17, Andrean 16, Roncalli 16, Lawrenceburg 16, East Central 15, Griffith 15, Cardinal Ritter 15, Evansville Reitz 14, Warren Central 14, Jasper 13, Bremen 12, North Judson 12.
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 24 straight games.
Indianapolis Cathedral has won 24 consecutive tournament contests.
Tri-Central, Cardinal Ritter, Andrean, and Columbus East have won six tournament games in a row.
Warren Central has won five straight tournament contests.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 35 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 22 consecutive games on the field.
Indianapolis Manual and Traders Point Christian have lost 18 straight games.
Riverton Parke has lost 17 games in a row.
Fremont has 14 consecutive losses.
Eastern (Pekin) and Indianapolis Northwest have dropped 11 straight games.
Bowman Academy, Brown County, North Central (Indianapolis), River Forest, Tri, Washington, and Wood Memorial have 10 straight losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 34, North Vermillion 28, Brownstown Central 25, Penn 23, Andrean 22, Winamac 19, Evansville Mater Dei 18, New Palestine 18, Indian Creek 15, Carroll (F.W.) 13, Northeastern 12, Plymouth 12, Rensselaer Central 10, Whiting 10.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 32, #Goshen 20, Indianapolis Manual 17, Riverton Parke 16, Fremont 13, Brown County 11, Bowman Academy 11, Eastern (Pekin) 10, Indianapolis Northwest 10, River Forest 10. # - games on the field.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 56 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Penn has won 26 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
East Central has won 24 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 22 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 20 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 18 Northern State Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 16 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Winamac has taken 15 straight Midwest Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 14 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 12 West Central Conference games in a row.
Leo has captured 13 straight Allen County Conference games.
New Palestine has won 13 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
Tri-West has captured 13 Sagamore Conference games in a row.
Carroll (Fort Wayne) has taken 11 straight Northeast Hoosier Conference games.
Plymouth has won 10 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference contests.
Northeastern has captured 10 straight Tri-Eastern Conference games.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Riverton Parke has lost 30 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 26 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 22 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 20 straight West Central Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 19 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor (Indiana Crossroads), Frankton (Central Indiana), and Goshen (Northern Lakes) have suffered 16 straight losses in their respective conferences.
Marion has lost 15 North Central Conference games in a row.
Eastern (Pekin) (Mid Southern), Griffith (Northwest Crossroads) and Benton Central (Hoosier) have lost 13 consecutive games in their respective conferences.
South Dearborn has lost 11 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Central (Indianapolis) (Metropolitan) and North Decatur (Mid-Indiana Football) have 10 losses in a row in their conferences.
HERE'S TO THE CHAMPIONS
Allen County – Leo
Big Eight – Jasper, Vincennes Lincoln, and Mount Carmel (Ill.)
Central Indiana – Alexandria and Oak Hill
Conference Indiana - Bloomington South and Terre Haute South
Duneland - Lake Central
Eastern Indiana (4A) - East Central
Eastern Indiana (3A) – Lawrenceburg
Great Lakes - Hammond Morton
Greater South Shore (North) – Whiting
Greater South Shore (South) – Wheeler
Hoosier - Rensselaer Central
Hoosier Crossroads - Avon
Hoosier Heartland - Tri-Central
Hoosier Heritage - New Palestine
Hoosier Hills - Columbus East
Indiana Crossroads - Triton Central
Metropolitan - Carmel
Mid-Indiana Football - Indian Creek
Mid-Indiana - Lewis Cass
Mid-Southern - Brownstown Central
Mid-State - Decatur Central and Whiteland
Midwest – Winamac
North Central – McCutcheon
Northeast Corner (Big) - West Noble
Northeast Corner (Small) – Eastside
Northeast Hoosier - Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Northern Indiana – Penn
Northern Lakes - Plymouth
Northern State - New Prairie
Northwest Crossroads – Andrean
Patoka Lake – Paoli
Pocket - Heritage Hills
Sagamore - Tri-West
Southern Indiana - Evansville Mater Dei
Southwest - North Knox
Summit - Fort Wayne Wayne. Fort Wayne Luers, and Fort Wayne Snider
Three Rivers – Rochester
Tri-Eastern - Northeastern
Wabash River - North Vermillion
West Central - South Putnam
Western Indiana – Northview
Closing in on 200
Jim Davis (North White) 199
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 199
Closing in on 100
Scott Bibler (Tippecanoe Valley) 99
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 98
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 97
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94