The Indiana Football Digest's Insider– 2014 Volume 7

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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 7

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

TOP HEADLINES

Woodlan coach Sherwood Haydock celebrated his 150th career win with the Warriors' 34-7 decision over Jay County.

Springs Valley ended its 12-game losing skid with a 42-35 win over Crawford County. It was also the first win for Blackhawks' coach Justin Scheller.

Heritage Hills halted No. 3 (Class 3A) Gibson Southern's 14-game winning streak with a 38-33 win.  It also stopped the Titans' 10-game Pocket Athletic Conference winning streak.

Avon snapped No. 6 (Class 6A) Fishers' 11-game Hoosier Crossroads Conference winning streak with a 36-26 win over the Tigers.

Indianapolis Roncalli, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A, surprised No. 2 (Class 3A) Brebeuf Jesuit, 21-17. It was the 300th game on the sidelines for longtime Roncalli coach Bruce Scifres.

Rensselaer Central, rated No. 2 in Class 2A, cruised to a 40-17 win over No. 5 (Class 3A) West Lafayette.

In a battle of top ten clubs in Class 1A, No. 1 Winamac rolled up almost 600 total yards in a 53-22 win over No. 10 West Central.

In another Class 1A showdown, No. 2 North Vermillion made it 25 straight regular season wins with a 48-13 decision over No. 5 Attica.

Beech Grove's 48-44 win over Monrovia gave the Hornets their first five-game winning streak since 1985.

STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION

Here is the last time these teams were 6-0.

Andrean (2013),Brownstown Central (2013), Calumet (first time), Carmel (2012), Carroll (Fort Wayne) (1998), Columbus East (2013), Concord (2010), Evansville Mater Dei (2013), Evansville Reitz (2010), Indian Creek (2009), Jeffersonville (1992), McCutcheon (2002), New Palestine (2013), North Vermillion (2013), Northeastern (first time), Penn (2013), Plymouth (2009), Rensselaer Central (2010), Southport (2013),  Vincennes Lincoln (2002), Warren Central (2011), Western Boone (2012), Whiting (2012), Winamac (2013).

STILL SEARCHING FOR NUMBER ONE

Here is the last time these teams were 0-6.

Bowman Academy (2008), Brown County (2007), Caston (2006), Crawford County (0-5-2013), Eastern (Pekin) (2012), Gary West (1991), Goshen (2013), Greensburg (2004), Griffith (1940), Indianapolis Manual (2013), Indianapolis Northwest (2013), Lafayette Jeff (2010), North Central (Indianapolis) (2008), North Miami (2005), Prairie Heights (2009), Portage (1965), River Forest (2006), Riverton Parke (2012), Seymour (2013), Taylor (2013), 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.

F.W. South – Roosevelt Norfleet (48-19 over Indianapolis Northwest)

Greencastle – Ryan Spoonmore (24-7 over North Putnam)

Hammond Bishop Noll – Paul Douglass (47-14 over River Forest)

Springs Valley – Justin Scheller (42-36 over Crawford County)

Tippecanoe Valley – Scott Bibler (31-20 over Wabash)

UPS AND DOWNS

LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS

Andrean and Columbus East have won 21 straight games.

Warren Central has won 13 straight contests.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Taylor has 32 consecutive losses.

Goshen has dropped 19 consecutive games.

Seymour has a 17-game losing streak.

Traders Point Christian has dropped 15 consecutive games.

Lafayette Jeff and Riverton Parke have lost 14 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 31, North Vermillion 25, Brownstown Central 22, Penn 20, Andrean 19,Winamac 16, Evansville Mater Dei 15, New Palestine 15, Southport 15, Indian Creek 12, Carroll (F.W.) 10, Northeastern 9.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Taylor 30, Indianapolis Manual 17, Seymour 15, Lafayette Jeff 13, Riverton Parke 13, North Miami 11, Fremont 10.

Longest current conference winning streaks

Columbus East has run off 53 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.

East Central has won 23 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

Penn has won 23 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

Lafayette Central Catholic has won 22 straight Hoosier Conference games.

North Vermillion has won 19 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

Brownstown Central has captured 17 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.

New Prairie has won 15 Northern State Conference games in a row.

Andrean has won 13 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.

Winamac has taken 13 straight Midwest Conference games.

Evansville Mater Dei has won 10 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.

South Putnam has taken 11 West Central Conference games in a row.

Southport has won 11 consecutive Conference Indiana games.

Leo has captured 10 straight Allen County Conference games.

New Palestine has won 10 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Tri-West has captured 10 Sagamore Conference games in a row.

Longest current conference losing streaks

Riverton Parke has lost 28 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.

Taylor has suffered 23 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.

Crawfordsville has suffered 19 straight Sagamore Conference losses.

Cloverdale has run off 18 straight West Central Conference losses.

Washington has suffered 17 straight Big Eight Conference losses.

Park Tudor (Indiana Crossroads), Frankton (Central Indiana), Goshen (Northern Lakes), and Triton (Northern State) have supped 13 straight losses in their respective conferences.

Marion has lost 12 North Central Conference games in a row.

Seymour (Hoosier Hills), Evansville Harrison (Southern Indiana), Griffith (Northwest Crossroads), Benton Central (Hoosier), and Eastern (Pekin) (Mid Southern) have lost 11 consecutive games in their respective conferences.

South Dearborn has lost 10 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

COACHING MILESTONES

Closing in on 200

George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 199

Jim Davis (North White) 198

Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 197

Closing in on 100

John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 99

Phil Mason (Andrean) 98

Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 96

Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 95

Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94

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