The Indiana Football Digest's Insider – 2015 Volume 3
By Paul Condry And Matt Kopsea
Hot Off The Press
Tell City head coach Ronnie Robinson has stepped down after compiling a 3-10 record. Josh Teague will take over on an interim basis for the rest of the season.
Washington halted its 12-game losing streak with a 21-12 triumph over Evansville Bosse. It was also the first win for new Hatchets' coach Josh Durnil.
Traders Point Christian saw its 18-game losing skid come to an end with a 35-20 decision over Union-Dugger.
LeShaun Minor's 72-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:48 left helped defending Class 6A state champion Ben Davis rally for a 49-42 win over Avon.
Pioneer snapped Winamac's 20-game regular-season winning streak with a 37-0 blanking of the Warriors. The Panthers also ended Winamac's 16-game conference winning streak as well.
Cincinnati Moeller ended five-time defending state champion Indianapolis Cathedral's seven-game winning streak with a 21-19 win over the Irish.
New Castle and Jennings County both ended nine-game losing streaks. The Trojans slipped past Rushville, 7-3, while the Panthers downed Greensburg, 35-14.
Indian Creek's 16-game regular season winning streak came to a close with a 27-21 loss to Greenwood.
Eastern (Pekin) saw its 11-game regular season losing streak end with a 28-7 triumph over Clarksville. The Musketeers also ended a 13-game Mid Southern Conference losing skid.
OFF AND RUNNING
These coaches earned their first win at their new place of employment.
Ed Robson – Benton Central (27-0 over Seeger)
Craig Koehler – Concord (52-21 over Elkhart Memorial)
Luke Dean – Eastern (Pekin) (28-7 over Clarksville)
Raymond Jones – Fountain Central (54-6 over Turkey Run)
Mike Meyer – Greencastle (56-6 over Cloverdale)
Chris Edison – Indianapolis Shortridge (34-6 over Indianapolis Washington)
Alfonso Browning – Jeffersonville (35-22 over Seymour)
Rick Zimmerman – Jennings County (35-14 over Greesnburg)
John Hendryx – Knox (33-7 over West Central)
Kyle Booher – Madison Grant (46-27 over Eastern (Greentown)
Rand Ballart – South Dearborn (20-18 over Madison)
Mike Thompson – Union City (26-14 over Mississinawa Valley (Ohio)
Jake Durnil – Washington (21-12 over Evansville Bosse)
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
New Palestine and North Vermillion have won 17 consecutive games.
Ben Davis has won nine consecutive games.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Taylor has 38 consecutive losses.
Riverton Parke and Indianapolis Manual have 20 straight setbacks.
River Forest and Indianapolis Northwest has dropped 14 straight games.
North Central (Indianapolis) and Wood Memorial have 13 straight losses
Cloverdale and South Bend Riley have lost 11 games in a row.
Cambridge City Lincoln, Culver, and Elkhart Memorial have dropped nine consecutive games.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 36, North Vermillion 30, Brownstown Central 27, Penn 25, Andrean 24, New Palestine 20, Evansville Mater Dei 20, Carroll (F.W.) 15, Plymouth 14, Whiting 10.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Taylor 34, Indianapolis Manual 19, Riverton Parke 18, Bowman Academy 13, Indianapolis Northwest 12, River Forest 12.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS
Columbus East has run off 56 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Penn has won 26 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
East Central has won 24 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 23 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 21 straight Mid-Southern Conference contests.
New Prairie has won 19 Northern State/Northern Indiana Conference games in a row.
Andrean has won 16 Northwest Crossroads Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 14 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 12 West Central/Western Indiana Conference games in a row.
Leo has captured 13 straight Allen County/Northeast 8 Conference games.
New Palestine has won 13 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
Tri-West has captured 13 Sagamore Conference games in a row.
Carroll (Fort Wayne) has taken 13 straight Northeast Hoosier/Summit Athletic Conference games.
Plymouth has won 10 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference contests.
Northeastern has captured 10 straight Tri-Eastern Conference games.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS
Riverton Parke has lost 31 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 27 Mid-Indiana/Hoosier Heartland Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 22 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 20 straight West Central/Western Indiana Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 20 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor has dropped 17 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games.
Frankton (Central Indiana) and Goshen (Northern Lakes) have suffered 16 straight losses in their respective conferences.
Marion has lost 15 North Central Conference games in a row.
Griffith (Northwest Crossroads) and Benton Central (Hoosier) have lost 13 consecutive games in their respective conferences.
South Dearborn has lost 11 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Central (Indianapolis) has dropped 10 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference games in a row.
CLOSING IN ON 400
Larry Wright (Sheridan) 393
CLOSING IN ON 300
Mike Gillin (Indian Creek) 293
CLOSING IN ON 200
Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 198
Eric Moore (Center Grove) 198
Grant Zgunda (Delta) 196
CLOSING IN ON 100
Jim O'Hara (Eastern Hancock) 99
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 99
Chris DePew (Garrett) 98
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 97
Chad Zolman (Homestead) 95
Andy Thomas (Angola) 93
Brian Glesing (Floyd Central) 92