THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 5
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Wabash snapped its 31-game losing streak with a 37-31 win over North Miami. The Apaches also ended their 43-game Three Rivers Conference skid dating back to 2007.
Lawrence North had its 23-game losing skid come to an end with a 32-13 triumph over North Central (Indianapolis). The Wildcats also ended their 17-game Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference losing streak and gave Pat Mallory his first win since taking over in 2013.
Central Noble ended its 27-game Northeast Corner Conference losing streak with a 13-7 win over Prairie Heights. It was also the Cougars' first win over an IHSAA tournament team since 2010.
Gary Roosevelt had a 16-game losing streak stopped with a 26-12 win over LaPorte LaLumiere.
Michigan City saw its 11-game Duneland Conference losing streak come to an end with a 21-14 double overtime win over Valparaiso.
Greenfield-Central halted its 10-game Hoosier Heritage Conference losing skid with a 34-21 win over Pendleton Heights.
Oak Hill coach Bud Ozmun earned his 100th victory as a result of the Golden Eagles' 14-6 win over Alexandria.
Shelbyville's Pat Parks also notched his 100th coaching triumph with the Bears' 48-18 victory against New Castle.
STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION (4-0)
Andrean, Attica, Batesville, Ben Davis, Bloomington South, Brownstown Central, Calumet, Carmel, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbus East, Concord, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Reitz, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Wayne, Fountain Central, Gibson Southern, Hammond Morton, Hanover Central, Indian Creek, Indiana Deaf, Jasper, Jeffersonville, McCutcheon, New Palestine, North Vermillion, Northeastern, Penn, Plymouth, Rensselaer Central, South Bend St. Joseph (3-0), Southport, Terre Haute South, Tri-Central, Vincennes Lincoln, Warren Central, West Central, West Washington, Western Boone, Whiting, Winamac.
STILL SEARCHING FOR NUMBER ONE (0-4)
Bowman Academy, Brown County, Cascade, Caston, Covington, Crawford County (0-3), Eastern (Pekin), Elwood, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne South, Gary West, Goshen, Greencastle, Greensburg, Griffith, Hagerstown, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Clark, Indianapolis Manual, Indianapolis Northwest, Knox, Lafayette Jeff, Mount Vernon (Posey), North Central (Indianapolis), North Harrison (0-3), North Miami, Park Tudor, Perry Meridian, Pike Central, Prairie Heights, Portage, River Forest, Riverton Parke, Rushville, Seymour, South Bend Clay, Springs Valley (0-3), Taylor, Tippecanoe Valley, Tri, Tri-County, Washington, Wood Memorial.
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES
The following coaches earned their first win in their new place of employment.
Anderson - Robert Brown (37-28 over Marion).
Clinton Central - Isaac Sturgis (37-7 over Cascade).
Gary Roosevelt – Ronald White (26-12 over LaLumiere)
Seeger - James Byers (26-14 over Riverton Parke).
South Central - Rick Burnau (14-0 over Hammond Noll).
South Putnam - Nathan Aker (42-18 over North Putnam).
Tell City- Ronnie Robinson (48-21 over Pike Central).
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 19 straight games.
Tri-Central has run off 18 consecutive wins.
Warren Central has won 11 straight contests.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 30 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 17 consecutive games.
Indianapolis Manual has lost 16 straight games.
Seymour has a 15-game losing streak.
Lafayette Jeff and Riverton Parke have lost 12 games in a row.
Springs Valley has dropped 11 straight games.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 29, North Vermillion 23, Brownstown Central 20, Penn 18, Andrean 17,Winamac 14, Batesville 13, Evansville Mater Dei 13, Gibson Southern 13, New Palestine 13, Southport 13, Tri-Central 12, Indian Creek 10, Ben Davis 9, Carroll (F.W.) 8, Northeastern 7.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 28, Indianapolis Manual 15, Seymour 13, Lafayette Jeff 11, Riverton Parke 11, Springs Valley 10, North Miami 9, Pike Central 8.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 51 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
East Central has won 22 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 21 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 20 straight Hoosier Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 17 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 16 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 13 Northern State Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 11 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Winamac has taken 11 straight Midwest Conference games.
Eastbrook has captured 10 straight Central Indiana Conference games.
Gibson Southern has won 10 consecutive Pocket Conference games.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Riverton Parke has lost 26 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 21 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 17 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 16 straight West Central Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 15 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor has dropped 12 consecutive Indiana Crossroads contests.
Frankton has suffered 11 consecutive Central Indiana Conference games.
Goshen has lost 11 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.
DeKalb has dropped 11 consecutive Northeast Corner Conference games.
Triton has suffered 11 straight Northern State Conference losses.
Closing in on 200
George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 198
Jim Davis (North White) 196
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 195
Closing in on 150
Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 148
Closing in on 100
John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 97
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 96
Phil Mason (Andrean) 96
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 95
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94