The Indiana Football Digest's Insider – 2015 Volume 4
By Paul Condry And Matt Kopsea
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Taylor ended a 38-game losing streak with a 27-8 decision over Frontier. It was the Titans' first triumph since a 15-8 win over Peru on October 9, 2011.
Indianapolis Manual snapped a 20-game losing skid with a 50-0 blanking of Indianapolis Manual. It was also the first victory for Redskins' coach Rufus Sanders.
River Forest and Indianapolis Northwest both halted 14-game losing streaks. The Ingots downed North Newton, 36-13, while the Space Pioneers blanked Indianapolis Tindley, 51-0.
Indianapolis Pike posted a 30-27 win over Indianapolis Ben Davis to end the defending Class 6A state champions Giants' nine-game winning streak
Cambridge City Lincoln saw its nine-game losing end with 28-20 win over Tri.
Jim O'Hara notched his 100th career victory with the Royals' 41-7 triumph over Indian Creek.
Carroll (Fort Wayne) had its 15-game regular season winning streak halted with a 36-32 loss to Fort Wayne North.
Griffith saw its 13-game Northwest Crossroads Conference losing streak end with a 21-19 win over Hobart.
Goshen snapped their 16=game Northern Lakes Conference losing streak with a 17-14 win over Elkhart Memorial.
Mishawaka Marian's 41-0 blanking of South Bend St. Joseph was the largest margin of victory in this series since St. Joe's 45-0 triumph in 2008.
As a result of its 42-0 blanking of Manchester, Wabash is 3-0 for the first time since 1967.
OFF AND RUNNING
These coaches earned their first win at their new place of employment.
Brady Jones – Caston (30-6 over West Central)
Andrew Smith – Corydon Central (46-13 over Silver Creek)
Ben Geffert – Griffith (21-19 over Hobart)
Nic Morales – Hammond Morton (50-0 over Hammond Clark)
Rufus Sanders – Indianapolis Manual (50-0 over Indianapolis Washington)
Ibrahim Tawfeek – Indianapolis Northwest (51-0 over Indianapolis Tindley)
Neil Kazmierczak- Lebanon (37-26 over Danville)
Brad Seiss – Merrillville (40-0 over Crown Point)
Austen Robison – River Forest (36-13 over North Newton)
Darin Holsopple – Tippecanoe Valley (32-23 over North Miami)
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
New Palestine and North Vermillion have won 18 games in a row.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Riverton Parke has 21 straight setbacks.
North Central (Indianapolis) and Wood Memorial have 14 straight losses
Cloverdale and South Bend Riley have lost 12 games in a row.
Culver and Elkhart Memorial have dropped 10 consecutive games.
Frontier has a nine-game losing streak.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 37, North Vermillion 31, Brownstown Central 28, Penn 26, Andrean 25, New Palestine 21, Evansville Mater Dei 21, Plymouth 15, Whiting 11.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Riverton Parke 19,* *Bowman Academy 14, North Central (Indianapolis) 12, Wood Memorial 12, Cloverdale 11, South Bend Riley 11, Culver 9, Elkhart Memorial 9, Broad Ripple 8, Frontier 8
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS
Columbus East has run off 57 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 24 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Brownstown Central has captured 22 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 15 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
Leo has captured 14 straight Allen County/Northeast 8 Conference games.
New Palestine has won 14 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
Tri-West has captured 13 Sagamore Conference games in a row.
South Putnam has taken 13 West Central/Western Indiana Conference games in a row.
Northeastern has captured 11 straight Tri-Eastern Conference games.
Plymouth has won 11 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference contests.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS
Riverton Parke has lost 32 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Taylor has suffered 27 Mid-Indiana/Hoosier Heartland Conference losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has suffered 23 straight Sagamore Conference losses.
Cloverdale has run off 21 straight West Central/Western Indiana Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 21 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor has dropped 18 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games.
Frankton has suffered 17 straight Central Indiana Conference losses.
Marion has lost 16 North Central Conference games in a row.
Benton Central has lost 13 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.
South Dearborn has lost 11 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Central (Indianapolis) has dropped 11 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
Eric Moore (Center Grove) 199
Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 198
Grant Zgunda (Delta) 196
CLOSING IN ON 100
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 99
Chris DePew (Garrett) 98
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 97
Chad Zolman (Homestead) 95
Andy Thomas (Angola) 94
Brian Glesing (Floyd Central) 93