THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 6
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Lafayette Harrison's 45-0 blanking of Anderson was its first shutout since a 41-0 blanking of Muncie South in 1997. It is also the Raiders' first three-game winning streak since 2008.
Monroe Central snapped defending Class 1A state champion Tri-Central's 18-game winning streak with 26-20 victory over the Trojans.
Andrean's Jake Paliga scored from one yard out with nine seconds left to help defending Class 3A state champion Andrean post a 21-17 win over Hobart. It is the second straight week the top-ranked 59ers have come back and erased a double-digit deficit in the second half.
Calumet improved to 5-0 for the first time in school history with a 39-20 win over Hammond Bishop Noll.
Indianapolis Cathedral's 27-0 loss to Cincinnati St. Xavier marked the first time the Irish have been blanked since a 19-0 loss to Ben Davis in 2004.
Northfield snapped a 17-game losing streak to Tippecanoe Valley dating back to 1996 with a 40-22 triumph. The Norsemen are 4-1 for the first time since 1980, while the Vikings are 0-5 for the first time in program history.
Indiana School for the Deaf moved to 5-0 for the first time with a 45-20 decision over Anderson Prep Academy.
Noblesville recorded its first program win over Zionsville with a 37-13 triumph. The Millers had dropped their previous 13 decisions to the Eagles.
East Central ended Batesville's 13-game regular season winning streak with a 21-7 victory.
Madison-Grant snapped Eastbrook's 10-game Central Indiana Conference winning streak with a 34-33 triumph.
DeKalb ended an 11-game Northeast Hoosier Corner Conference losing streak with a 33-29 win over Columbia City.
Vincennes Lincoln saw its record improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2003 with a 35-34 overtime win at Jasper. The Alices also avenged last season's 64-2 loss to the Wildcats by blocking an extra-point in the extra session.
Jimtown threw for a school-best 425 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-33 loss at New Prairie. Sam Pawlik's 99-yard scoring toss to Dylan Guldager also tied a state mark for the longest touchdown pass.
STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION
Here is the last time these teams were 5-0.
Andrean (2013), Attica (2000), Brownstown Central (2013), Calumet (first time), Carmel (2012), Carroll (Fort Wayne) (1998), Columbus East (2013), Concord (2013), Evansville Mater Dei (2013), Evansville Reitz (2010), Gibson Southern (2013), Indian Creek (2009), Indiana Deaf (first time), Jeffersonville (1992), McCutcheon (2002), New Palestine (2013), North Vermillion (2013), Northeastern (2007), Penn (2013), Plymouth (2010), Rensselaer Central (2013), South Bend St. Joseph (4-0-2011), Southport (2013), Terre Haute South (1980), Vincennes Lincoln (2003), Warren Central (2011), West Central (2013), Western Boone (2012), Whiting (2012), Winamac (2013).
STILL SEARCHING FOR NUMBER ONE
Here is the last time these teams were 0-5.
Anderson Prep Academy (first time), Bowman Academy (2008), Brown County (2007), Caston (2007), Crawford County (0-4-2013), Eastern (Pekin) (2012), Elwood (1971), Fort Wayne South (1973), Gary West (1991), Goshen (2013), Greencastle (2009), Greensburg (2004), Griffith (1975), Hammond Bishop Noll (2001), Indianapolis Manual (2013), Indianapolis Northwest (2013), Knox (2004), Lafayette Jeff (2010), North Central (Indianapolis) (2008), North Harrison (0-4-2009), North Miami (2005), Park Tudor (2013), Prairie Heights (2010), Portage (1976), River Forest (2010), Riverton Parke (2012), Seymour (2013), South Bend Clay (2013), Springs Valley (0-4-2008), Taylor (2013), Tippecanoe Valley (first time), Tri (2012), Tri-County (2009), Washington (2013), Wood Memorial (2013).
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES
The following coaches earned their first win in their new place of employment.
Fort Wayne Northrop – Jason Doerffler (34-7 over F.W. South)
Hammond Clark – Eric Schreiber (12-6 (OT) over E.C. Central)
Rushville – Scott McMurray (28-25 over Connersville)
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 20 straight games.
Warren Central has won 12 straight contests.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 31 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 18 consecutive games.
Indianapolis Manual has lost 17 straight games.
Seymour has a 16-game losing streak.
Traders Point Christian has dropped 14 consecutive games.
Lafayette Jeff and Riverton Parke have lost 13 games in a row.
Springs Valley has dropped 12 straight games.
North Miami has lost 11 games in a row.
Fremont has 10 consecutive losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 30, North Vermillion 24, Brownstown Central 21, Penn 19, Andrean 18,Winamac 15, Evansville Mater Dei 14, Gibson Southern 14, New Palestine 14, Southport 14, Indian Creek 11, Carroll (F.W.) 9, Northeastern 8.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 29, Indianapolis Manual 16, Seymour 14, Lafayette Jeff 12, Riverton Parke 12, Springs Valley 11, North Miami 10, Fremont 9.
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 22 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
Lafayette Central Catholic has won 21 straight Hoosier Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 18 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 17 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 14 Northern State Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 12 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Winamac has taken 12 straight Midwest Conference games.
Fishers has an 11-gameHoosier Crossroads Conference winning streak.
Gibson Southern has won 10 consecutive Pocket Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 10 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 10 West Central Conference games in a row.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Riverton Parke has lost 27 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 22 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 18 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 17 straight West Central Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 16 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor has dropped 13 consecutive Indiana Crossroads contests.
Frankton has suffered 12 consecutive Central Indiana Conference games.
Goshen has lost 12 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.
Triton has suffered 12 straight Northern State Conference losses.
Marion has lost 11 North Central Conference games in a row.
Seymour has dropped 11 straight Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Evansville Harrison (Southern Indiana), Griffith (Northwest Crossroads), Benton Central (Hoosier), and Eastern (Pekin) (Mid Southern) have lost 10 consecutive games in their respective conferences.
South Dearborn has lost nine straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Closing in on 200
George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 198
Jim Davis (North White) 197
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 196
Closing in on 150
Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 149
Closing in on 100
John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 98
Phil Mason (Andrean) 97
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 96
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 95
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94