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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S INSIDER – 2017 WEEK SIX

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Triton Central ended defending Class 2A state champion Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter’s 14-game winning streak with a 28-21 triumph. Mason Durrett accounted for all four touchdowns for the Tigers.

Hammond Clark snapped its 27-game losing streak with a 28-21 victory over East Chicago Central. It was also the first win for Pioneers’ coach Nick Testa.

Chris Meeks celebrated his 150th win with Rensselaer Central’s 42-14 decision over Champaign Central (Ill.).

Franklin saw a 10-game losing streak come to an end with a 52-14 win over Mooresville.

Bloomington North ended a 10-game Conference Indiana losing streak with 34-24 win over Perry Meridian.

Despite suffering from a severe ankle injury, Dawson Dahnke still managed to score a five-yard touchdown to tie the school record with 284 career points for Harrison (West Lafayette) in a 41-0 blanking of Muncie Central.

HERE’S TO THE WINNERS

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

Chris Coll – Franklin (52-14 over Mooresville).

Nick Testa – Hammond Clark (28-21 over East Chicago Central).

LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS

Indianapolis Roncalli has a 21-game winning streak.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Clarksville has a 31-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 30 straight games.

Prairie Heights has 28 losses in a row.

Wood Memorial has suffered 24 straight losses.

South Bend Clay has suffered 18 losses in a row.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 14 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple has a 13-game losing streak.

Frankfort and Fort Wayne North have suffered 12 losses in a row.

Crawfordsville and North White have lost 11 straight games.

Corydon Central, Mooresville, and Rockville have dropped 10 consecutive contests.

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

Clinton Central, Edinburgh, Heritage, Huntington North, Madison-Grant, Perry Meridian., Rushville, South Newton, and West Central have suffered eight consecutive losses.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

Columbus East has run off 74 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 38 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 33 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 30 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Gibson Southern has won 20 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 20 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Woodlan has taken 17 consecutive Allen County Conference contests.

Fort Wayne Snider has captured 16 consecutive Summit Athletic Conference matchups.

New Haven has won 12 straight Northeast 8 Conference games.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 25 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 22 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Hammond Bishop Noll has dropped 21 straight Greater South Shore Conference games.

South Bend Clay has suffered 13 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

Chesterton has lost 11 Duneland Athletic Conference games in a row.

Prairie Heights has lost 11 consecutive Northeast Corner Conference contests.

Frankfort has dropped nine Sagamore Conference games in a row.

STILL PERFECT

The following teams are at 6-0: Woodlan, Eastbrook, Indianapolis Roncalli, Tipton, New Palestine, Knox, Pioneer, Indianapolis Ben Davis, North Harrison, Silver Creek, Lafayette Jeff, Angola, Churubusco, New Haven, Concord, Northridge, Lowell, Gibson Southern, Danville, Evansville Memorial, Eastern Greene, North Central (Farmersburg), Fort Wayne Snider, Fountain Central, Monroe Central.

STILL SEARCHING

The following teams are 0-6: Heritage, Elwood, Madison-Grant, Perry Meridian, Rushville, Hammond Bishop Noll, Clinton Central, Indianapolis Howe, Indianapolis Broad Ripple, Indianapolis Washington, Edinburgh, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Mooresville, North White, West Central, Fremont, Prairie Heights, Huntington North, South Bend Clay, Anderson Prep Academy, South Newton, Rockville, Wabash, Whitko, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, North Daviess, Fort Wayne North, Fort Wayne South, Trinity Lutheran (0-5), Wood Memorial (0-3).

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

New Palestine 42, Pioneer 32, Gibson Southern 27, Woodlan 25, Indianapolis Roncalli 18, Fort Wayne Snider 15, Monroe Central 15, New Haven 15, Churubusco 11, Danville 11 Eastbrook 10, Lafayette Jeff 10, North Harrison 10, Concord 9, Lowell 9, Evansville Memorial 8, Indianapolis Ben Davis 8, Angola 7, Eastern Greene 7, Fountain Central 7, Knox 7, Northridge 7, Silver Creek 7.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Clarksville 28, Hammond Bishop Noll 27, Prairie Heights 25, Wood Memorial 21, South Bend Clay 16, Anderson Prep Academy 13, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 12, Fort Wayne North 11, Frankfort 11, Crawfordsville 10, North White 10, Corydon Central 9, Mooresville 9, Rockville 9, Fort Wayne South 8, Indianapolis Washington 8, North Daviess 8, Whitko 8, Clinton Central 7, Edinburgh 7, Heritage 7, Huntington North 7, Madison-Grant 7, Perry Meridian 7, Rushville 7, South Newton 7, West Central 7.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 406, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 344, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 305, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 295, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 286, John Hart (Brownsburg) 279, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 248, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 248, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 245, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 237, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 230, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 226, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 224, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 220, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 220, Kevin O’Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 217, Mark Bless (Avon) 209, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 208, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 203.

MILESTONES

CLOSING IN ON 200: Brett Colby (Kokomo) 199, Bart Curtis (Mishawaka) 199, John Hendryx (Knox) 196.

CLOSING IN ON 150: Darrin Fisher (Whiteland) 149, Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 147.

CLOSING IN ON 100: Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 99, Jared Sauder (Leo) 98, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 97, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93, Jayson West (Warren Central) 93.