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The Indiana Football Digest's Insider - 2017 Week Five

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea



Mike Kirschner recorded his 100th victory with Indianapolis Ben Davis' 45-16 win over Warren Central.

The Triton community is mourning the loss of junior guard-linebacker Cameron Scarberry, who passed away on September 17 in a one-car crash. Scarberry was also a member of the wrestling team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Hamilton Southeastern blanked defending Class 5A state champion Westfield, 13-0, to end the Shamrocks' 12-game winning streak. It was the first time Westfield has been shutout since 2010.

Boone Grove ended Hanover Central's 15-game regular season winning streak with a 15-7 triumph.

Central Noble tied a school-record for points in a contest in their 62-0 blanking of Fremont.

In their last meeting, Turkey Run downed Rockville, 35-14. The two schools are scheduled to consolidate for the 2018-19 school year.

Defending Class 4A state champion Indianapolis Roncalli recorded its program-best 20th straight victory with a 38-7 decision over Indianapolis Scecina.

A pair of former Indiana high school football standouts are among the 35 finalists for The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards. One young man from each of the country's five regions will be chosen as the best and the brightest for their accomplishments as athletes, scholars and citizens at the high school level. Jake Quasebarth from North White High School was nominated by the NFF Joe Tiller/Northwest Indiana Chapter and currently playing at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.), while Dalton Walsh from Evansville Reitz Memorial High School was nominated by the NFF Southern Indiana Chapter and currently playing at Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.). A national committee will select the five honorees, who will be announced October 4.


The following coaches earned their first victory at their new school.

Richard Good – Calumet (54-42 over Hammond Bishop Noll)

Brian Rosenburg – Edgewood (21-0 over South Putnam)

Jonas Williams – Indianapolis Northwest (33-0 over Indianapolis Lighthouse)

Carter Whitson – Martinsville (35-14 over Franklin)

Mark Hammond – Springs Valley (56-6 over Trinity Lutheran)

Stephen Moriarty – Tippecanoe Valley (43-7 over Whitko)

Bruce Scaggs – Turkey Run (35-14 over Rockville)


Indianapolis Roncalli has a 20-game winning streak.

Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has a 14-game winning streak.


Clarksville has a 30-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 29 straight games.

Hammond Clark and Prairie Heights have 27 losses in a row.

Wood Memorial has suffered 24 straight losses.

South Bend Clay has suffered 17 losses in a row.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 13 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple has a 12-game losing streak.

Frankfort and Fort Wayne North have suffered 11 losses in a row.

Crawfordsville, Franklin, and North White have lost 10 straight games.

Cambridge City Lincoln, Corydon Central, Elkhart Memorial, Mooresville, and Rockville have dropped nine consecutive contests.

Fort Wayne South, Indianapolis Washington, North Daviess, and Whitko have lost eight games in a row.


Columbus East has run off 73 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 37 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 32 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 29 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Gibson Southern has won 19 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 19 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Woodlan has taken 16 consecutive Allen County Conference contests.

Fort Wayne Snider has captured 15 consecutive Summit Athletic Conference matchups.

New Haven has won 11 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.


Benton Central has lost 24 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 21 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Hammond Bishop Noll has dropped 20 straight Greater South Shore Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 12 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Bloomington North has lost 10 consecutive Conference Indiana games in a row.

Chesterton has lost 10 Duneland Athletic Conference games in a row.

Prairie Heights has lost 10 consecutive Northeast Corner Conference contests.

Hammond Clark has lost eight straight Great Lakes Conference matchups.

Frankfort has dropped eight Sagamore Conference games in a row.


The following teams are at 5-0: Woodlan, South Adams, Eastbrook, Indianapolis Roncalli, Guerin Catholic, Valparaiso, Tipton, Valparaiso, New Palestine, Knox, Pioneer, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Ben Davis, North Harrison, Silver Creek, Lafayette Jeff, Angola, Churubusco, New Haven, Concord, Northridge, Lowell, Gibson Southern, Danville, Evansville Memorial, Evansville Reitz, Eastern Greene, North Central (Farmersburg), Fort Wayne Snider, Rochester, Fountain Central, Covenant Christian, Monroe Central, Indianapolis Shortridge (4-0).


The following teams are 0-5: Heritage, Elwood, Madison-Grant, Perry Meridian, Rushville, Hammond Clark, Hammond Bishop Noll, Noblesville, Clinton Central, Indianapolis Howe, Indianapolis Broad Ripple, Indianapolis Washington, Edinburgh, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Franklin, Mooresville, North White, West Central, Fremont, Prairie Heights, DeKalb, Huntington North, South Bend Clay, South Bend Adams, Anderson Prep Academy, South Newton, Rockville, Wabash, Whitko, Elkhart Memorial, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, North Daviess, Fort Wayne North, Fort Wayne South, Cambridge City Lincoln, Trinity Lutheran (0-4). Wood Memorial (0-3).


New Palestine 41, Pioneer 31, Gibson Southern 26, Woodlan 24, Indianapolis Roncalli 17, Covenant Christian 16, Fort Wayne Snider 14, Monroe Central 14, New Haven 14, Evansville Reitz 11, Churubusco 10, Danville 10, Eastbrook 9, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 9, Lafayette Jeff 9, North Harrison 9, Concord 8, Lowell 8, Evansville Memorial 7, Indianapolis Ben Davis 7, Angola 6, Eastern Greene 6, Fountain Central 6, Knox 6, Northridge 6, Silver Creek 6, South Adams 6.


Clarksville 27, Hammond Bishop Noll 26, Hammond Clark 24, Prairie Heights 24, Wood Memorial 21, South Bend Clay 15, Anderson Prep Academy 12, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 11, Fort Wayne North 10, Frankfort 10, Crawfordsville 9, Franklin 9, North White 9, Cambridge City Lincoln 8, Corydon Central 8, Elkhart Memorial 8, Mooresville 8, Rockville 8, Fort Wayne South 7, Indianapolis Washington 7, North Daviess 7, Whitko 7, Clinton Central 6, DeKalb 6, Edinburgh 6, Heritage 6, Huntington North 6, Madison-Grant 6, Noblesville 6, Perry Meridian 6, Rushville 6, South Newton 6, West Central 6.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 405, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 343, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 305, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 294, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 286, John Hart (Brownsburg) 278, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 247, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 247, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 244, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 236, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 229, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 226, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 224, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 220, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 219, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 217, Mark Bless (Avon) 209, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 207, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 202.


CLOSING IN ON 200:Brett Colby (Kokomo) 198, Bart Curtis (Mishawaka) 198, John Hendryx (Knox) 195.

CLOSING IN ON 150:Darrin Fisher (Whiteland) 149,Chris Meeks (Rensselaer Central) 149, Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 146.

CLOSING IN ON 100:Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 99, Jared Sauder (Leo) 97, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 97, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93, Jayson West (Warren Central) 92.

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