The Indiana Football Digest's Insider – 2015 Volume Seven
By Paul Condry And Matt Kopsea
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Elkhart Memorial's Scot Shaw notched his 200th career victory with a 65-0 blanking of Indianapolis Shortridge.
John Barron became Plymouth's all-time winningest coach with the Rockies' 29-20 win at Wawasee. Barron, who is 94-34 in his 12th season, surpassed Tom Condon, who had 93 career wins.
In defending Class 4A state champion New Palestine's 77-20 win over Greenfield-Central, Alex Neligh became the program all-time leader in passing yards. His 164 yards gives him 3,670 career passing yards, surpassing the previous mark held by Justin Plummer (3,610) since 1999. Neligh is also tops in total offense (5,862 yards), passing touchdowns (44) and total offensive touchdowns (77).
New Palestine kicker Spencer Corey converted all 11 of his extra-point attempts against Greenfield-Central and is now 55-of-55 for the season
New Prairie established a new record for points scored in its 75-20 win over South Bend Riley.
Leo saw its 16-game Allen County and Northeast Eight Conference winning streak snapped with a 24-21 loss to Bellmont.
Eastern Greene has won six straight games to start the season for the first time with its 70-28 win over North Central (Farmersburg).
North Harrison moved to 6-0 for the first time with a 44-0 blanking of Eastern (Pekin).
Northfield improved to 6-0 for the first time in program history with its 35-12 win over Rochester.
Jeron Gray scored a school-record six touchdowns in Kokomo's 63-28 win over Muncie Central. The Wildkats also established a new best with 601 yards of offense.
Austin Mack accounted for more than 400 yards of offense and six touchdowns in Fort Wayne Bishop Luers' 43-38 loss to Carroll (Fort Wayne). The Ohio State recruit ran for 142 yards and four scores, caught four passes for 151 yards and one tally, and returned a kickoff 99 yards for another touchdown.
Nick Sellers racked up over 400 total yards in Gibson Southern's 42-13 win over Heritage Hills. Sellers threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 114 yards and two scores.
HIGHS AND LOWS
Here is the last time these clubs started 6-0
Adams Central (1999), Bloomington South (2000), Center Grove (2013), Columbus East (2014), Eastern Greene (first time), Eastbrook (2010), Evansville Mater Dei (2014), Evansville Reitz (2014), Fort Wayne Snider (2012), Gibson Southern (2013), Kokomo (2010), Lafayette Central Catholic (2011), Lowell (2009), Mishawaka Marian (1999), New Palestine (2014), North Harrison (first time), North White (1999) Northfield (first time), Northview (2006), Oak Hill (2013), Perry Central (2009), Pioneer (2011), Plymouth (2014), Shelbyville (2009), Tri-Central (2012), West Lafayette (2013), West Washington (1994), Wheeler (2011), Woodlan (1997).
Here is the last time these clubs opened 0-6
Blackford (2013), Centerville (1992), Clarksville (2013), Cloverdale (2012), Connersville (2011), Danville (1970), Delphi (2011), Fort Wayne Wayne (2011), Franklin Central (1964), Frontier (0-5-2013), Hammond Bishop Noll (2001), Hammond Clark (2013), Indianapolis Marshall (first time), Indianapolis Washington (0-5-2006), Lake Station (2009), Madison (2010), Manchester (2011) Marion (1978), Martinsville (first time), Michigan City (first time), North Central (Indianapolis) (2014), North Miami (2014), Norwell (2012), Paoli (2006), Portage (2014), Prairie Heights (2014), Riverton Parke (2014), Seymour (2014), South Bend Clay (2013), South Bend Riley (2004), Switzerland County (first time), Tell City (2008), West Central (1994), West Noble (2012), Wood Memorial (2014).
UPS AND DOWNS
LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS
New Palestine has won 20 games in a row.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Riverton Parke has 24 straight setbacks.
North Central (Indianapolis) and Wood Memorial have 17 straight losses
Cloverdale and South Bend Riley have lost 15 games in a row.
Frontier and Clarksville have an 11-game losing streak.
Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 10 straight games.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
Columbus East 40, New Palestine 24, Evansville Mater Dei 23, Plymouth 18, Pioneer 14, Linton-Stockton 13, Eastern Hancock 12, Center Grove 11, Wheeler 11, Bloomington South 10, Perry Central 10, Tri-Central 10, Gibson Southern 9, Northfield 9, Northview 9, Oak Hill 9, West Lafayette 9, Kokomo 7, Mishawaka Marian 7, North White 7, Shelbyville 7, Woodlan 7,Adams Central 6, Eastbrook 6, Eastern Greene 6, Evansville Reitz 6, Fort Wayne Snider 6, Lafayette Central Catholic 6, North Harrison 6.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Riverton Parke 22,* *Marion 21, North Central (Indianapolis) 15, Wood Memorial 15, Cloverdale 14, South Bend Riley 14, Clarksville 10, Frontier 10 Hammond Bishop Noll 9, Indianapolis Marshall 8, Indianapolis Washington 8, Norwell 8, Portage 8, West Central 8, Centerville 7, Danville 7, Hammond Clark 7, Manchester 7, Michigan City 7, Prairie Heights 7, Delphi 6, Fort Wayne Wayne 6, Lake Station 6, Paoli 6, South Bend Clay 6, Switzerland County 6, Tell City 6.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS
Columbus East has run off 60 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference games.
Penn has won 28 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
East Central has won 27 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
North Vermillion has won 26 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Evansville Mater Dei has won 18 straight Southern Indiana Conference contests.
New Palestine has won 17 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
South Putnam has taken 15 West Central/Western Indiana Conference games in a row.
Plymouth has won 14 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference contests.
Northeastern has captured 14 straight Tri-Eastern Conference games.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS
Riverton Parke has lost 35 consecutive Wabash River Conference games.
Cloverdale has run off 23 straight West Central/Western Indiana Conference losses.
Washington has suffered 23 straight Big Eight Conference losses.
Park Tudor has dropped 19 consecutive Indiana Crossroads Conference games.
Marion has lost 19 North Central Conference games in a row.
Benton Central has lost 16 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.
North Central (Indianapolis) has dropped 14 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference games in a row.
CLOSING IN ON 400
Larry Wright (Sheridan) 394
CLOSING IN ON 300
Mike Gillin (Indian Creek) 295
CLOSING IN ON 200
Grant Zgunda (Delta) 199
CLOSING IN ON 100
Roger Dodson (Greenfield-Central) 99
Andy Dorrel (Culver Academy) 98
Chad Zolman (Homestead) 96
Andy Thomas (Angola) 96
Brian Glesing (Floyd Central) 95
John Barron (Plymouth) 94