The Indiana Football Digest's Insider – 2015 Volume 1
BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
Movin' On Up Or Down - Ihsaa Reclassifications
CLASS 6A TO 5A
Castle, Indianapolis Tech, and Lafayette Jefferson
CLASS 5A TO 6A
Indianapolis Cathedral* and LaPorte
CLASS 5A TO 4A
Fort Wayne Wayne, Jennings County, Munster, and Richmond
CLASS 4A TO 5A
Columbus East, Mishawaka, Muncie Central, New Palestine, and Plainfield
CLASS 4A TO 3A
Danville, Griffith, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard*, Indianapolis Northwest, and Norwell
CLASS 3A TO 4A
Andrean*, Delta, Edgewood, Evansville Bosse, Mississinewa, Silver Creek, and Western
CLASS 3A TO 2A
Blackford, Eastbrook, Gary Roosevelt, Knox, Mitchell, Rochester, and Whitko
CLASS 2A TO 3A
Benton Central, Indianapolis Manual, Indianapolis Washington, Rensselaer Central*, Southridge, Sullivan, Tipton, and Wheeler
CLASS 2A TO 1A
Eastern Greene, Knightstown, Lafayette Central Catholic*, North Judson‐San Pierre, North Knox, Shenandoah, and Tell City
CLASS 1A TO 2A
Eastern Hancock, Indianapolis Howe, Northeastern, South Adams, Whiting, and Winamac
- Denotes change due to IHSAA Tournament Success Factor ** Denotes school opted to play in higher class
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES - 2015 COACHING CHANGES
School Previous Coach New Coach
Benton Central Doug Nelson Ed Robson
Boonville James Blankenship Darin Ward
Carmel Kevin Wright John Hebert
Caston Chris Ulerick Brady Jones
Charlestown Darin Ward Jason Hawkins
Clinton Prairie Shawn Wines K.C. Woods
Cloverdale Jarrod Duff Tony Meyer
Concord Tim Dawson Craig Koehler
Corydon Central Mike Spencer Andrew Smith
Eastern (Pekin) John Dablow Luke Dean
Edinburgh Bill Unsworth Derrick Ball
Elkhart Memorial Bill Roggeman Scot Shaw
Evansville Bosse Andre Thomas Eric Schnur
F.W. Wayne Scot Shaw Derrick Moore
Franklin Central Burt Austin Grant Lewis
Fountain Central Brian Moore Raymond Jones
Griffith Jim Pickett Ben Geffert
Greencastle Ryan Spoonmore Mike Meyer
Hammond Morton Roy Richards Nic Morales
Hanover Central Robert Harrison Pete Koulianos
Huntington North Trent Fine Rick Burnau
Indianapolis Broad Ripple Ken McMichel Jamie Rickard
Indianapolis Manual Jeff Lakin Rufus Sanders
Indianapolis Northwest John Butler Ibrahim Tawfeek
Indianapolis Pike Derek Moyers Jimmy Graves
Indianapolis Shortridge Steve Moorman Chris Edison
Indianapolis Washington Gregg Bacon Jr. Andy Mappes
Jeffersonville Lonnie Oldham Alfonso Browning
Jennings County Dustin Roller Rick Zimmerman
John Glenn Dave Sharpe Damon Groves
Lafayette Jeff Andy Kennedy Brian Moore
Lake Station Rich Lunsford Adam Hudak
LaPorte Bob Schellinger Dave Sharpe
Lebanon Kent Wright Neil Kazmierczak
Knox Chris McGowen John Hendryx
Madison-Grant Craig Barr Kyle Booher
Merrillville Zac Wells Brad Seiss
Muncie Central Brad Seiss Adam Morris
New Albany Charlie Fields Sean Coultis
North Decatur Josh Benjamin Steve Stirn
North Knox Shawn McDowell Josh Chambers
North Newton Aaron Sauter Jeff Bean
Northwestern John Hendryx Alex Stewart
River Forest Rob Hanson Austen Robison
South Adams Rick Burkhalter Grant Moser
Tippecanoe Valley Scott Bibler Darin Holsopple
Tri C.J. Miller Adam Kilian
Triton John Johns Ron Brown
Silver Creek Jason Hawkins John Dablow
South Central Rick Burnau Eric Stephens
South Dearborn Chris Nobbe Rand Ballart
South Decatur Rodney Martin Tony Bell
Union City Keith Maloy Mike Thompson
Washington Kelly Brashear Jake Durnil
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
Indianapolis Cathedral has won 30 consecutive tournament contests.
New Palestine, North Vermillion, and Rensselaer Central have won 15 consecutive games.
Tri-West has won 14 games in a row.
Ben Davis has won seven consecutive games.
Indianapolis Cathedral has captured six wins in a row.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 36 consecutive losses.
Goshen has dropped 23 consecutive games on the field and 18 straight overall.
Indianapolis Manual and Riverton Parke have 18 straight setbacks.
Traders Point Christian has dropped 17 straight games.
Fremont has 15 consecutive losses.
Indianapolis Northwest and River Forest have dropped 12 straight games.
Brown County, North Central (Indianapolis), Tri, Washington, and Wood Memorial have 11 straight losses
Cloverdale, Frankton, and South Bend Riley have lost nine games in a row.
Crawfordsville, New Castle, North Decatur, and Jennings County have lost eight games in a row.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 34, North Vermillion 28, Brownstown Central 25, Penn 23, Andrean 22, Winamac 19, Evansville Mater Dei 18, New Palestine 18, Indian Creek 15, Carroll (F.W.) 13, Northeastern 12, Plymouth 12, Rensselaer Central 10, Whiting 10.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 32, #Goshen 20, Indianapolis Manual 17, Riverton Parke 16, Fremont 13, Brown County 11, Bowman Academy 11, Eastern (Pekin) 10, Indianapolis Northwest 10, River Forest 10. # - games on the field.
CLOSING IN ON 400
Larry Wright (Sheridan) 392
CLOSING IN ON 300
Mike Gillin (Indian Creek) 292
CLOSING IN ON 200
Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 198
Eric Moore (Center Grove) 196
Grant Zgunda (Delta) 195
CLOSING IN ON 100
Jim O'Hara (Eastern Hancock) 97
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 97
Chris DePew (Garrett) 96
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 95
Chad Zolman (Homestead) 93
Andy Thomas (Angola) 93
Brian Glesing (Floyd Central) 91