BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Whitko’s Jeff Sprunger announced his resignation prior to Friday’s contest with Northfield for personal and health reasons. Former leader Josh Mohr will take over on interim basis for the remainder of the season. Sprunger was 8-20 during his tenure with the Wildcats.
Park Tudor cancelled last Friday’s contest with Monrovia because of concerns with injuries and low numbers. The Panthers (0-7) are expected to play their regular season finale at Frontier and participate in the upcoming IHSAA state football tournament.
The scheduled contest between North Central (Farmersburg) and Jasonville Community was cancelled.
Fremont ended its 18-game losing streak with a 35-34 decision over Prairie Heights.
Lowell saw its 11-game Northwest Crossroads Conference winning streak come to end with a 36-15 loss to Andrean.
Sage Hood became West Lafayette’s all-time for career touchdowns with his three scores in the Red Devils’ 56-13 win over Twin Lakes. Hood now has 72 overall touchdowns, surpassing Maurice Woodard’s previous mark of 71 established in 2013.
The pairings for the 46th annual IHSAA state football tournament were unveiled this past Sunday. Go to www.ihsaa.org for the complete results.
IT HAS BEEN AWHILE
Here is the last time these teams were 8-0: Adams Central (2016), Boonville (1955), Whiting (2014), Tipton (2017), West Lafayette (2015), Brownsburg (2012), New Palestine (2017), Pioneer (2017), Warren Central (2011), Marion (1997), Angola (2017), NorthWood (2016), Paoli (2009), Heritage Hills (2007), Western Boone (1998), Evansville Memorial (1989), Southwood (1996), Northview (2015), Delphi (1977), Covenant Christian (2016).
Here is the time these teams were 0-8: Elwood (1969), Connersville (2010), Lake Station (2015), Northwestern (1988), Benton Central (2010), Greenfield-Central (2005), Caston (2006), Edinburgh (2008), Clarksville (2017), South Newton (2017), Bellmont (1992), Wawasee (1991), Crawfordsville (2017), Frankfort (2017), Fort Wayne South (1955), Peru (2011), Cambridge City Lincoln (2013), Owen Valley (1987), Hammond (0-7-2006), Fairfield (0-7-2002), Park Tudor (0-7-2008), South Bend Clay (0-7-2017), Dugger Union (0-6-2017).
LONGEST WINNING STREAKS
Pioneer has a 23-game winning streak.
Evansville Memorial has won 16 games in a row.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
Clarksville has a 43-game losing streak.
South Bend Clay has suffered 29 losses in a row.
Crawfordsville has 23 consecutive losses
Edinburgh and South Newton have suffered 20 consecutive losses.
Caston is in the midst of a 17-game losing streak.
Dugger Union and Fairfield have lost 16 in a row.
Bellmont has dropped 13 consecutive contests.
Cambridge City Lincoln and Connersville have a 12-game losing streak.
Hammond, Fort Wayne South, and Greenfield-Central have lost 11 games in a row.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
New Palestine 53, Pioneer 42, Angola 18, Adams Central 14, Northview 14, Whiting 13, West Lafayette 13, Brownsburg 13, Southwood 13, Warren Central 12, Paoli 11, Heritage Hills 10, Evansville Memorial 10, Delphi 10, NorthWood 9.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
Clarksville 39, South Bend Clay 26, Crawfordsville 21, Edinburgh 18, South Newton 18, Caston 16, Fairfield 15, Bellmont 12, Cambridge City Lincoln 11, Connersville 11, Fort Wayne South 10, Greenfield-Central 10, Hammond 10, Park Tudor 9, Owen Valley 9.
IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE
Here is a list of teams who have clinched at least a share of their conference championships.
Allen County: Adams Central, Big Eight: Boonville, Central Indiana: Mississinewa, Circle City: Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Conference Indiana: Columbus North, Duneland: Valparaiso, Eastern Indiana (3A): Batesville, Eastern Indiana (4A): East Central; Great Lakes: Hammond Morton, Greater Indianapolis: Indianapolis Howe, Hoosier Crossroads: Brownsburg, Hoosier Heartland: Sheridan, Hoosier Heritage: New Palestine, Hoosier North: Pioneer, Indiana Crossroads: Indianapolis Scecina, Metropolitan: Warren Central, Mid-Indiana Football: Milan, Mid-Southern: Brownstown Central, Northeast 8: East Noble, Northern Lakes: NorthWood, Northwest Crossroads: Andrean, Patoka Lake: Paoli, Pocket: Heritage Hills, Sagamore: Western Boone, Southern Indiana: Evansville Memorial, Wabash River: North Vermillion.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS
Columbus East has run off 82 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.
Penn has won 47 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.
New Palestine has won 39 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
East Central has won 37 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Pioneer has come out on top in 29 straight Hoosier North Conference games.
Lafayette Jeff has won 17 straight North Central Conference games.
Indianapolis Scecina has won 14 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference contests.
Griffith has claimed 13 Greater South Shore Conference games in a row.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS
Clarksville has suffered 32 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.
Benton Central has lost 31 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.
South Bend Clay has suffered 20 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.
Lawrence North has dropped 20 consecutive Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference games.
Crawford County has lost 18 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.
Kankakee Valley has a 18-game Northwest Crossroads Conference losing streak.
Caston has lost 17 straight Hoosier North Conference games.
Southern Wells has dropped 17 Allen County Conference games in a row.
Crawfordsville has lost 17 consecutive Sagamore Conference games.
Richmond has a 15-game North Central Conference losing streak.
Park Tudor has a 13-game Indiana Crossroads Conference losing streak.
Edinburgh has dropped 11 Mid-Indiana Conference games in a row.
WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 417, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 355, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 315 Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 310, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 295, John Hart (Brownsburg) 292, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 262, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 255, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 255, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 236, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 232, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 224, Kevin O’Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 223, Mark Bless (Avon) 221, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 215, Bart Curtis (Warsaw) 207, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 206, John Hendryx (Knox) 204
CLOSING IN ON 200: Brian Moore (Parke Heritage) 193, Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 192, Jeff Cain (Whiting) 190, Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 189
CLOSING IN ON 150: Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 146
CLOSING IN ON 100: Ron Qualls (Anderson) 97, Kevin Hutchins (Monrovia) 96, Mike Campbell (Jimtown) 96, Doug Hurt (Castle) 96, Darin Ward (Boonville) 96