THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 8
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Seymour snapped its 17-game losing streak with a 25-22 win over Jennings County. It was the first triumph for second-year coach Josh Shattuck and also halted an 11-game Hoosier Hills Conference losing streak for the Owls.
Tri-Central coach George Gilbert earned his 200th career win with the Trojans' 46-0 blanking of Anderson Prep Academy.
Terre Haute South ended Southport's 15-game regular season winning streak with 21-14 triumph. It also halted the Cardinals' 11-game Conference Indiana winning streak.
Mishawaka Marian's 60-7 triumph over South Bend Riley was the first time the Knights reached the 60-point mark since a 68-0 blanking of Gary Emerson in 1976.
STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION
Here is the last time these teams were 7-0.
Andrean (2013), Brownstown Central (2013), Carmel (2012), Carroll (Fort Wayne) (1976), Columbus East (2013), 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), Vincennes Lincoln (2002), Warren Central (2011), Whiting (2013), Winamac (2013).
STILL SEARCHING FOR NUMBER ONE
Here is the last time these teams were 0-7.
Bowman Academy (2008), Brown County (2007), Caston (2006), Crawford County (0-6-2012), Eastern (Pekin) (2012), Fremont (2010), Gary West (1991), Goshen (2013), Greensburg (2004), Griffith (1940), Indianapolis Manual (2013), Indianapolis Northwest (2013), Lafayette Jeff (2010), North Central (Indianapolis) (2008), North Miami (1974), Prairie Heights (2009), River Forest (2006), Riverton Parke (2012),Taylor (2013), Tri (2012), Washington (2013), Wood Memorial (2013).
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES
The following coaches earned their first win in their new place of employment.
Tri-County – Eric Davis (50-26 over Clinton Prairie)
Here are some of the top matchups for week eight.
Beech Grove (5-2) at Triton Central (6-1)
Carmel (7-0) at Warren Central (7-0)
Concord (6-1) at Northridge (5-2)
East Noble (5-2) at New Haven (6-1)
F.W. Snider (6-1) at F.W. Bishop Dwenger (4-3)
Fountain Central (6-1) at North Vermillion (7-0)
Guerin Catholic (4-2) at Bishop Chatard (5-2)
Jeffersonville (7-0) at Columbus East (7-0)
Lafayette Central Catholic (6-1) at Rensselaer Central (7-0)
Lewis Cass (6-1) at Maconaquah (5-2)
Mishawaka Marian (6-1) at Mishawaka (6-1)
Oak Hill (5-2) at Mississinewa (5-2)
Shenandoah (6-1) at Eastern Hancock (5-2)
Westfield (4-3) at Fishers (5-2)
Whitko (5-2) at Rochester (6-1)
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 22 straight games.
Warren Central has won 14 straight contests.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 33 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 20 consecutive games.
Indianapolis Manual has lost 17 straight games.
Traders Point Christian has dropped 16 consecutive games.
Lafayette Jeff and Riverton Parke have lost 15 games in a row.
North Miami has dropped 13 straight games.
Fremont has 12 consecutive losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 32, North Vermillion 26, Brownstown Central 23, Penn 21, Andrean 20, Winamac 17, Evansville Mater Dei 16, New Palestine 16, Indian Creek 13, Carroll (F.W.) 11, Northeastern 10, Plymouth 10, Jeffersonville 8, Rensselaer Central 8, Warren Central 8, Whiting 8.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 30, Goshen 18, Indianapolis Manual 16, Lafayette Jeff 14, Riverton Parke 14, North Miami 12, Fremont 11, Brown County 9, Caston 9, Bowman Academy 9, Eastern (Pekin) 8, Indianapolis Northwest 8, Prairie Heights 8, River Forest 8.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 54 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
East Central has won 24 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 24 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 18 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 16 Northern State Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 14 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Winamac has taken 14 straight Midwest Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 12 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 11 West Central Conference games in a row.
Leo has captured 11 straight Allen County Conference games.
New Palestine has won 11 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
Tri-West has captured 11 Sagamore Conference games in a row.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Riverton Parke has lost 28 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 24 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 20 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 19 straight West Central Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 18 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor (Indiana Crossroads), Frankton (Central Indiana), Goshen (Northern Lakes), and Triton (Northern State) have suffered 14 straight losses in their respective conferences.
Marion has lost 13 North Central Conference games in a row.
Evansville Harrison (Southern Indiana), Griffith (Northwest Crossroads), and Eastern (Pekin) (Mid Southern) have lost 12 consecutive games in their respective conferences.
South Dearborn has lost 11 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Benton Central has suffered 11 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses.
North Miami has lost 10 consecutive Three Rivers Conference contests.
Closing in on 200
Jim Davis (North White) 198
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 197
Closing in on 100
Scott Bibler (Tippecanoe Valley) 99
John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 99
Phil Mason (Andrean) 99
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 96
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 96
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94