BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA
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Clarksville saw its 46-game losing streak come to an end with a 54-18 victory over Eastern (Pekin). It was the Generals’ first win since a 26-17 decision over Salem on September 26, 2014. It also marked the first triumph for second-year coach Justin Boser and snapped a 34-game Mid-Southern Conference losing skid.
With his 218 yards rushing in New Palestine’s 28-9 victory over Center Grove, Charlie Spegal became the second player in IHSAA football history to rush for 8,000 career yards. He now has 8,098 yards and needs just 12 yards to tie Elwood’s Sammy Mireles as the state’s career rushing leader. His three touchdowns now give him 125 scores on the ground for his career.
Defending Class 2A state champion Western Boone saw its 16-game winning streak end with a 42-41 setback to Western. Coooper Jarvis hauled in the game-tying six-yard touchdown pass with six seconds left and Skylar Zavala’s extra-point was the difference for the Panthers.
Reece Thomas’ blacked extra-point preserved Fort Wayne Snider’s 21-20 victory over Carroll (Fort Wayne).
Class 6A state champ Warren Central’s 15-game winning streak was snapped with its 17-14 setback to Louisville Trinity (Kentucky).
Fairfield had its 19-game losing streak end with 22-18 triumph over Osceola Grace.
Cambridge City Lincoln’s 16-game skid and 20-game Tri-Eastern Conference streak ended with a 19-14 win over Union County.
With his 32 carries for 285 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-3 win at Goshen, Elkhart Central’s Mark Brownlee became the all-time leading rusher in Elkhart football history with 3,469 career yards.
In addition to breaking the school record with 46 completions in a 74-66 loss to Lafayette Jeff, West Lafayette’s Kyle Adams established a new single game mark with 571 yards passing, breaking the previous record of 563 yards in 2003 by former Lafayette Jeff quarterback Mike Vlahogeorge, according to the Indiana Football Coaches Association record book.
NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES
These coaches earned their first victory with their new team.
Spencer Summerville – Park Tudor (43-6 over Anderson Prep Academy). Bob Prescott – Huntington North (56-0 over Jay County). Justun Sharp – Jennings County (42-35 over Brown County). Sean Coultis – Evansville Central (10-8 over Owensboro (Kentucky). Dane Dinkins – East Chicago Central (41-26 over Bowman Academy). Josh Caldwell – Rock Creek Academy (48-0 over Dugger Union). Justin Boser – Clarksville (54-18 over Eastern (Pekin),
LONGEST WINNING STREAKS
New Palestine has earned 16 consecutive victories.
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger has a nine-game winning streak.
LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS
South Bend Clay has suffered 33 losses in a row.
South Newton has a 24-game losing skid.
Caston is in the midst of a 21-game losing streak.
Dugger Union has lost 18 in a row.
Connersville has a 17-game losing streak.
Hammond, Greenfield Central, and Fort Wayne South have lost 15 games in a row.
Benton Central, Elwood, Frankfort, and Owen Valley have a 13-game losing streak.
Lake Station has lost 12 straight games.
Indianapolis Pike and Southern Wells have dropped 11 consecutive games.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS
New Palestine 56, Adams Central 16, Brownsburg 16, Southwood 16, Heritage Hills 13, Evansville Memorial 13, Delphi 13, Boonville 11.
CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES
South Bend Clay 29, South Newton 21, Edinburgh 20, Caston 19, Bellmont 15, Connersville 14, Fort Wayne South 13, Greenfield-Central 13, Hammond 13, Owen Valley 12, Benton Central 11, Elwood 11, Frankfort 11, Indianapolis Pike 10, Lake Station 10, Southern Wells 10.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS
Columbus East has run off 84 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.
New Palestine has won 40 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.
East Central has won 37 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.
Pioneer has come out on top in 31 straight Hoosier North Conference games.
Lafayette Jeff has won 18 straight North Central Conference games.
Sheridan has an 18-game Hoosier Heartland Conference winning streak.
Indianapolis Scecina has won 16 straight Indiana Crossroads Conference contests.
Griffith has claimed 14 Greater South Shore Conference games in a row.
Brownstown Central has a 14-game Mid-Southern Conference winning streak.
Adams Central has a 12-game Allen County Conference winning streak.
Brownsburg has captured 12 straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference games.
East Noble has claimed 11 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.
Mississinewa has won 11 consecutive Central Indiana Conference games.
Valparaiso has a 10-game Duneland Athletic Conference winning streak.
Hammond Morton has captured 10 straight Great Lakes Conference games.
Heritage Hills has won 10 straight Pocket Conference games.
LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS
Benton Central has lost 31 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.
South Bend Clay has suffered 22 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.
Kankakee Valley has a 19-game Northwest Crossroads Conference losing streak.
Crawford County has lost 19 straight Patoka Lake Conference contests.
Caston has lost 19 straight Hoosier North Conference games.
Southern Wells has dropped 18 Allen County Conference games in a row.
Richmond has a 16-game North Central Conference losing streak.
Goshen has lost 13 consecutive Northern Lakes Conference games.
Park Tudor has a 13-game Indiana Crossroads Conference losing streak.
Fort Wayne South has lost 13 straight Summit Conference contests.
Bellmont has lost 11 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.
Edinburgh has dropped 12 Mid-Indiana Conference games in a row.
Jennings County has a 10-game Hoosier Hills Conference losing streak.
Washington has suffered 10 consecutive Big Eight Conference losses.
WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES
Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 419, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 359, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 321, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 316, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 298, John Hart (Brownsburg) 295, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 268, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 261, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 258, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 238, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 236, Kevin O’Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 227, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 226, Mark Bless (Avon) 226, George Gilbert (Taylor) 223, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 219, Bart Curtis (Warsaw) 210, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 208, John Hendryx (Knox) 208.
CLOSING IN ON 200 WINS: Brian Moore (Parke Heritage) 197, Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 195, Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 192
CLOSING IN ON 100 WINS: Doug Hurt (Castle) 99, Ron Qualls (Anderson) 98, Mike Campbell (Jimtown) 98, Jason Hawkins (Charlestown) 91.