REGIONAL FINALS TIDBITS FOR GAMES (11/9/18)

By Frank Kielpikowski

 

  1. Class 6A     Crown Point at Valparaiso

—First all-DAC regional since 2006 (CP@LaPorte).

—Valpo has won 9 straight, including 38-7 win over CP in week 6.

—Valpo 13-1 vs DAC last two years, only loss was to CP in 2017.

  1. Class 6A    FW Snider at Carmel

—Rematch of last year’s regional, won by Carmel 22-21 in Fort Wayne.

— Carmel has won 20 regionals (tied for most), and Snider has 16 titles (8th most).

— Carmel has won 5 straight regionals, and 10 of the last 12 regional titles.

  1. Class 6A Warren Central at North Central (Indy)

—North Central in their first regional since 1993.

—Warren beat NC 58-27 in week 3 this season.

—North Central’s last loss was 41-40 in 3 OT to Carmel (only loss in last 8 games).

  1. Class 6A Avon at Center Grove

—Rematch from last year, won by Avon 32-21.  CG beat Avon 35-34 in 2 OT in ’15 semis.

—Avon has won six regional titles, but has never played for a state title.

—Center Grove’s 3 losses are by teams still playing, and are a combined 31-3.

  1. Class 5A Concord at Michigan City

—Rematch from last year, won by the Wolves 21-7 @ Concord.

— MC has won seven straight, and has scored 40+ in all seven games.

— Concord is 4-0 against class 5A opponents this season.

  1. Class 5A   New Palestine at Lafayette Harrison

—Harrison in the regional for the first time since 1994.

— New Pal averages 63.2 ppg, and an average victory margin of 54 ppg (2nd to Pioneer).

— Harrison defeated New Pal in 1993 in their only previous meeting

  1. Class 5A Bloomington South at Decatur Central

—South is in the regional for the 5th straight year (2-2 in the previous four).

— DC is only in their second regional ever (2005), and have never won a regional title.

— South legend Mo Moriarty is three wins away from his 300th coaching victory.

  1. Class 5A Castle at Columbus East

—First ever meeting between these schools.

— East has won 10 straight games after an 0-2 start (lost to Whiteland & Columbus N)

— Castle’s only regional title since 1994 came in 2015 vs Bloomington South.

  1. Class 4A Lowell at Mishawaka

—Mishawaka is 2-0 vs Lowell all-time with wins in 2011 (35-14) & 2012 (27-0).

— Mishawaka has not lost this year in the state of Indiana (lone loss came at Marist).

— Lowell has won regional crowns the past two seasons.

  1. Class 4A Angola at FW Dwenger

—Rematch of last year’s regional won by Dwenger 34-0 (Angola was 12-0 then also).

— Angola’s lone regional title came in 1992 (at Griffith).

—Dwenger has won 20 regionals, tied with Carmel for the most in Indiana.

  1. Class 4A Mooresville at Marion

—First ever meeting between these schools.

—Long droughts for both schools-Mooresville’s last regional title was ’89, Marion ’90.

—Mooresville HC Mike Gillin is a member of the 300-win club, mostly at Indian Creek.

  1. Class 4A Evansville Central at East Central   SAT

—Rematch of last year’s regional won by the Trojans 35-13 en route to 4A title.

—Ev Cent coach Troy Burgess is in regional for third time in 4 years, other 2 at S Putnam.

—Trojans lone loss came in OH in week 2, Bears lone loss in week 7 to Memorial.

  1. Class 3A Brebeuf at West Lafayette

—Rematch of last year, won by Brebeuf 13-10.

—Fourth straight regional for W Lafayette, however they’ve lost the last two.

—Brebeuf’s only two regional titles came in years they lost in the state finals (’13 & ’17).

  1. Class 3A Mishawaka Marian at FW Luers

—Rematch of last year’s regional won by Marian 30-7, their lone win vs Luers in 5 tries.

—Three of Marian’s four regular season losses have come by 7 points or less.

—Luers has won 18 regional titles (tied for second best), but none since 2014.

  1. Class 3A Tri-West at Bishop Chatard

—Third meeting between these two, Chatard has won both previous meetings.

—Last week marked the first sectional title for Tri-West since their 2014 state title.

—Chatard has won 18 regionals but only one (2015) since 2012.

  1. Class 3A Brownstown at Evansville Memorial

—Only other meeting Brownstown won 30-7 in the 2016 regional.

—Memorial has won 20 straight games dating back to last year.

—Brownstown is just 3-10 all-time in regional games.

  1. Class 2A Whiting at Bremen

—Bremen is 5-1 all time vs Whiting.

—Bremen’s last regional appearance was a 28-21 loss to Whiting in 2015.

—Oilers are in their third regional in the past four years, Whiting won the other two.

  1. Class 2A Eastbrook at Lapel

—A rematch of their only previous appearance, Eastbrook won 56-26 last year.

—Lapel avenged a 45-point loss to Shenandoah with a thrilling 42-41 OT win last week.

—Eastbrook is 48-5 combined over the past four seasons.

  1. Class 2A Western Boone at Scecina

—Rematch of last year’s regional won by Scecina 48-33.

—W Boone is 0-3 in regionals since 1998 when they went to the state finals.

—Scecina has won seven regionals, and seeks their fourth in the last eight years.

  1. Class 2A Paoli at Southridge

—First meeting between these schools since the 2013 regional (Paoli won 24-20).

—Paoli was also unbeaten in 2009 when they beat Mater Dei in the regional final.

—Southridge has scored 35+ in four of their last five contests coming in.

  1. Class 1A Pioneer at Triton

—Top two teams in the Hoosier North Conference.  Pioneer won 56-6 in week 6.

—Pioneer has won 27 straight games, longest current streak, and is 41-1 the last 3 yrs.

—Pioneer has scored 772 total points on offense, and has pitched 9 shutouts on D.

  1. Class 1A Adams Central at Monroe Central

—Monroe Central the defending champ of this regional, defeated Southwood last yr.

—Adams Central is 2-0 vs MC, the latest being a 15-12 sectional win in 2016.

—Adams Central has not scored fewer than 31 points in any game this season.

  1. Class 1A Indpls Lutheran at South Putnam

—Lutheran comes in on a 6-game winning streak.

—South Putnam had a 6-game LOSING streak, but has won four straight since then.

—South Putnam did not win a single conference game this year.

  1. Class 1A North Central (Farmersburg) at North Vermillion

—N Central is making their first regional appearance in school history.

—North Vermillion has a 27-6 record vs the T-Birds all-time.

—North Vermillion has won 8 straight since their lone loss to Linton-Stockton.