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The Indiana Football Digest's Insider - 2017 Week One

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea



Southridge ended defending Class 1A state champion Linton-Stockton's 15-game winning streak with a 17-16 victory. It also ended the Miners' 12-game regular season winning streak.

Bowman Academy saw its 14-game losing skid end with a 54-14 triumph over Indianapolis Washington.

Evansville Bosse halted its 14-game losing streak with 19-0 blanking of Pike Central.

Rochester snapped its 13-game losing streak with an 8-0 blanking of Wabash. It was also for the first triumph for new Zebras' coach Brian Hooker.

Taylor ended its 11-game losing streak with a 51-6 win over North White.

Lafayette Jeff blanked Lafayette Central Catholic, 54-0, to end the Knights' 18-game regular season winning streak.

Over 900 yards of total offense was accumulated in Mishawaka's 47-45 win over Portage. Amazingly, each team was guilty of just one turnover and only seven total penalties for 32 yards were assessed.

Plainfield and Avon also racked up more than 900 yards of offense in Avon's 58-32 triumph.

Perry Meridian's first "home" game in more than 40 yards didn't turn out as it hoped as the hosts suffered a 34-7 loss to Greenwood at Falcon Stadium.


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

Kevin Sayler – Carroll (Flora) (40-25 over Tri-County)

Tony Slocum – Caston (13-8 over West Central)

Josh Shattuck – Elkhart Central (21-20 over Elkhart Memorial)

Bobby Ryan – Frankton (87-0 over Anderson Prep Academy)

Brett Cooper – Indian Creek (34-10 over North Putnam)

Rob Doyle – Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (27-17 over Brebeuf Jesuit)

Scott Marsh – Indianapolis Roncalli (21-3 over Southport)

Austin Foust – John Glenn (23-12 over Boone Grove)

Tony Bartolomeo – Lake Central (33-14 over Munster)

Jeff Smock – Lebanon (45-28 over Mooresville)

Neil Kazmierczak – Mount Vernon (Posey) (17-13 over Hamilton Heights)

Steve Cooley – New Albany (34-0 over Providence)

Kevin O'Shea – North Central (Indianapolis) (19-17 over Fishers)

Joe Grant – North Miami (16-6 over Maconaquah)

Waylon Schenk – North Posey (41-6 over South Spencer)

Steve Disler – Northwestern (40-16 over Clinton Central)

Brian Hooker – Rochester (8-0 over Wabash)

Michael Kelly – Seymour (40-20 over Evansville Harrison)

Jordan McCaslin – Shenandoah (22-12 over Hagerstown)

Buzz Schoff – South Central (33-6 over Lake Station)

Blaine Powell – Sullivan (45-14 over North Knox)

Joel Hofmann – Union County (62-7 over Oldenburg Academy)

Levi Salters – Vincennes Lincoln (41-14 over Owen Valley)

Mike Eshbach – Wawasee (52-34 over Lakeland)

Alex Stewart – Western (47-0 over Frankfort)

Adam Hudak – Wheeler (26-14 over River Forest)


Indianapolis Roncalli has a 16-game winning streak.

Fort Wayne Concordia has a 13-game winning streak

Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has an 11-game winning streak.

Westfield has been victorious in nine straight games.


Clarksville has a 26-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 25 straight games.

Hammond Clark and Prairie Heights have 23 losses in a row.

Wood Memorial have suffered 21 straight losses

South Dearborn, South Bend Clay, and Rock Creek Academy have suffered 13 losses in a row.

Bloomington North, Indianapolis Pike, Mount Vernon (Posey), Norwell, and Oldenburg Academy have lost 12 consecutive games.

Crawford County has lost 10 straight games.


Columbus East has run off 70 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 36 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 31 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 26 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Bloomington South has captured 18 straight Conference Indiana games.

Gibson Southern has won 17 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 16 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Woodlan has taken 13 consecutive Allen County Conference contests.

West Washington has won 10 straight Patoka Lake Conference games.


Benton Central has lost 22 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 18 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Blackford has dropped 14 consecutive Central Indiana Conference games.


New Palestine 37, Pioneer 27, Gibson Southern 22, Woodlan 20, West Washington 19, Indianapolis Roncalli 13, Mississinewa 13, NorthWood 13, Covenant Christian 12, Hanover Central 12, Carroll (Flora) 11.


Clarksville 23, Hammond Bishop Noll 22, Hammond Clark 20, Prairie Heights 20, Blackford 19, Wood Memorial 18, Rock Creek Academy 13, Mount Vernon (Posey) 12, South Bend Clay 12, South Dearborn 10, Jennings County 11.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry "Bud" Wright (Sheridan) 401, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 339, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 305, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 291, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 284, John Hart (Brownsburg) 276, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 245, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 243, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 241, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 235, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 227, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 224, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 221, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 219, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 217, Kevin O'Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 215, Mark Bless (Avon) 206, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 204, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 202.


CLOSING IN ON 200:Brett Colby (Kokomo) 196, Bart Curtis (Mishawaka) 196, John Hendryx (Knox) 191.

CLOSING IN ON 150:Darrin Fisher (Whiteland) 148, Chris Meeks (Rensselaer Central) 146, Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 143.

CLOSING IN ON 100:Kevin Mills (Crawford County) 99, Mike Kirschner (Ben Davis) 96, Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 96, Jared Sauder (Leo) 95, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 94, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93, Jayson West (Warren Central) 91.

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