THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST'S INSIDER – 2014 VOLUME 9
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Andrean coach Phil Mason earned his 100th career victory with the 59ers' 52-19 win over Griffith.
Penn established a new record for points scored in a game in its 70-0 victory over South Bend Riley. The previous mark was a 69-0 win over South Bend Washington in 2002. The Kingsmen have also held their opponents scoreless over the last nine quarters.
Lafayette Jeff snapped its 15-game losing streak with a 50-14 triumph over Logansport.
North Miami saw its 13-game losing skid snapped with a 41-22 win against Tippecanoe Valley. The Warriors also ended their 10-game Three Rivers Conference losing skid.
Carmel halted Warren Central's 14-game winning streak with a 17-10 decision over the defending Class 6A state champs.
Triton saw its 14-game Northern State Conference losing streak snapped with 35-15 win over Knox.
Rensselaer Central ended Lafayette Central Catholic's 22-game Hoosier Conference winning streak with a 9-0 triumph. It also marked the first time the Knights have been shutout since a 42-0 loss to Ogden St. Joseph (Illinois) in 2004.
Lowell junior running back Ike James set a school record with 362 yards rushing on 42 carries in the Red Devils' 42-25 upset of No. 5 (Class 5A) Munster. James also had six touchdowns in the contest.
Since the inception of the current tournament format used by the IHSAA, only two teams, Penn and Jimtown, have won every one of their first-round games. Heading into next week, the Kingsmen and Jimmies are both 29-0.
STILL DREAMING OF PERFECTION
Here is the last time these teams were 8-0.
Andrean (2013), Brownstown Central (2013), Carmel (2012), Carroll (Fort Wayne) (1976), Columbus East (2013), Evansville Mater Dei (2013), Evansville Reitz (2010), Indian Creek (2009), McCutcheon (2002), 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 0-8.
Bowman Academy (2008), Brown County (2007), Caston (2006), Eastern (Pekin) (2008), Fremont (2010), Gary West (1991), Goshen (2013), Greensburg (2004), Griffith (first time), Indianapolis Manual (0-7- 2013), Indianapolis Northwest (2007), North Central (Indianapolis) (2008), 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.
Prairie Heights - Eric Heiney (23-6 over Fremont).
Here are some of the top matchups for week nine.
Avon (6-2) at Noblesville (5-3)
Brownstown Central (8-0) at Corydon Central (6-2)
Calumet (7-1) at Wheeler (7-1)
Evansville Reitz (8-0) at Evansville Mater Dei (8-0)
Fort Wayne Snider (7-1) at Fort Wayne Wayne (7-1)
Indianapolis Cathedral (3-4) at Center Grove (5-3)
Lafayette Central Catholic (6-2) at West Lafayette (6-2)
Mishawaka (7-1) at Penn (8-0)
New Haven (6-2) at Homestead (6-2)
Warren Central (7-1) at St. Xavier (Ohio) (5-2)
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Andrean and Columbus East have won 23 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 34 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 21 consecutive games.
Indianapolis Manual and Traders Point Christian have lost 17 straight games.
Riverton Parke has lost 16 games in a row.
Fremont has 13 consecutive losses.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 33, North Vermillion 27, Brownstown Central 24, Penn 22, Andrean 21, Winamac 18, Evansville Mater Dei 17, New Palestine 17, Indian Creek 14, Carroll (F.W.) 12, Northeastern 11, Plymouth 11, Rensselaer Central 9, Whiting 9.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 31, Goshen 19, Indianapolis Manual 16, Riverton Parke 15, Fremont 12, Brown County 10, Caston 10, Bowman Academy 10, Eastern (Pekin) 9, Indianapolis Northwest 9, River Forest 9.
Longest current conference winning streaks
Columbus East has run off 55 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
East Central has won 24 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Penn has won 25 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 20 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 19 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 17 Northern State Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 15 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Winamac has taken 14 straight Midwest Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 13 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 11 West Central Conference games in a row.
Leo has captured 12 straight Allen County Conference games.
New Palestine has won 12 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
Tri-West has captured 12 Sagamore Conference games in a row.
Longest current conference losing streaks
Riverton Parke has lost 29 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 25 Mid-Indiana Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 21 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 19 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 15 straight losses in their respective conferences.
Marion has lost 14 North Central Conference games in a row.
Evansville Harrison (Southern Indiana), Griffith (Northwest Crossroads), and Eastern (Pekin) (Mid Southern) have lost 13 consecutive games in their respective conferences.
Benton Central has suffered 12 consecutive Hoosier Conference losses.
South Dearborn has lost 11 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
HERE'S TO THE CHAMPIONS
These are teams that have at least clinched a tie for their conference title.
Allen County - Leo
Duneland - Lake Central
Eastern Indiana (4A) - East Central
Eastern Indiana (3A) - Lawrenceburg
Great Lakes - Hammond Morton
Greater South Shore - Whiting
Hoosier - Rensselaer Central
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
North Central - McCutcheon
Northeast Corner (Big) - West Noble
Northeast Corner (Small) - Eastside
Northeast Hoosier - Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Northern Lakes - Plymouth
Northern State - New Prairie
Northwest Crossroads - Andrean
Patoka Lake - Paoli
Pocket - Heritage Hills
Southwest- North Knox
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) 198
Vince Lorenzano (Bishop Chatard) 198
Closing in on 100
Scott Bibler (Tippecanoe Valley) 99
John Hochstetler (Monroe Central) 99
Ty Hunt (Cardinal Ritter) 97
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 96
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 94