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THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S INSIDER – 2017 WEEK TWO

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BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Homestead snapped defending Class 3A state champion Fort Wayne Concordia’s 13-game winning streak with a 49-25 decision over the Cadets.

Defending Kentucky Class 6A state champion Louisville Trinity tallied 35 second-half points and stopped a potential game-winning two-point conversion attempt in the closing minutes to hang on for a 42-41 win over Warren Central.

Reid Neal’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Christian Hunt on the final play of the game lifted Yorktown to a 26-20 victory over Muncie Central.

South Dearborn ended a 13-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over Madison.

Indianapolis Pike saw its 12-game losing streak halted with a 43-0 blanking of Fishers.

Bloomington North halted a 12-game losing skid with a 17-14 decision over Greenfield-Central.

Norwell’s 12-game losing streak ended with a 28-27 triumph over Heritage. It was also the first win for second-year coach Josh Gerber.

Carroll (Fort Wayne) suffered its worst loss in program history with a 69-7 setback to Fort Wayne Snider.

South Newton has allowed 70 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time in program history.

With its 41-8 triumph over West Central, Knox has had back-to-back 40-point performances for the first time on the gridiron.

Lafayette Central Catholic is 0-2 for the first time since 2003.

Blackford ended a 19-game regular season losing streak with an 18-7 win over Southern Wells.

Adams Central renamed its football facility to “Minnich Field” in honor of long-time coach and athletic director Rick Minnich, who guided the Flying Jets to the 2000 Class 1A state championship.

HERE’S TO THE WINNERS

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

Mike Hammons – Benton Central (41-7 over Seeger)

Brent Kunkel – Bluffton (8-0 over Manchester)

Todd Mason – Eastside (28-7 over Sooth Adams)

Jason Wolfe – Lake Station (38-23 over Hammond Clark)

Kyle York – New Castle (43-26 over Rushville)

Jeremy Lowery – Paoli (32-0 over Corydon Central)

Erik Mattingly – Pike Central (29-28 over Princeton)

Adan Stevenson – Traders Point Christian (3-0 over Dugger Union)

Sam Zachary – Tri-County (72-6 over South Newton)

LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAKS

Indianapolis Roncalli has a 17-game winning streak.

Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter has a 12-game winning streak.

Westfield has been victorious in 10 straight games.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Clarksville has a 27-game losing streak.

Hammond Bishop Noll has lost 26 straight games.

Hammond Clark and Prairie Heights have 24 losses in a row.

Wood Memorial has suffered 21 straight losses.

South Bend Clay and Rock Creek Academy have suffered 14 losses in a row.

Mount Vernon (Posey) and Oldenburg Academy have lost 13 consecutive games.

Crawford County has lost 12 straight games.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 10 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple has a nine-game losing streak.

Frankfort has suffered eight losses in a row.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

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 18 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 17 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Woodlan has taken 13 consecutive Allen County Conference contests.

West Washington has won 11 straight Patoka Lake Conference games.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 22 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 19 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

Blackford has dropped 14 consecutive Central Indiana Conference games.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

New Palestine 38, Pioneer 28, Gibson Southern 23, Woodlan 21, West Washington 20, Indianapolis Roncalli 14, NorthWood 14, Covenant Christian 13, Hanover Central 13, Carroll (Flora) 12.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Clarksville 24, Hammond Bishop Noll 23, Hammond Clark 21, Prairie Heights 21, Wood Memorial 18, Rock Creek Academy 14, Mount Vernon (Posey) 13, South Bend Clay 12, Oldenburg Academy 11, Crawford County 10, Anderson Prep Academy 9, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 8, Frankfort 7.

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 402, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 340, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 305, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 291, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 285, John Hart (Brownsburg) 276, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 245, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 244, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 242, Rick Streiff (Indianapolis Cathedral) 235, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 227, Leroy Marsh (Munster) 224, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 222, George Gilbert (Tri-Central) 220, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 218, Kevin O’Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 216, Mark Bless (Avon) 206, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 205, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 202.

MILESTONES

CLOSING IN ON 200: Brett Colby (Kokomo) 197, Bart Curtis (Mishawaka) 196, John Hendryx (Knox) 192.

CLOSING IN ON 150: Darrin Fisher (Whiteland) 148, Chris Meeks (Rensselaer Central) 147, Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 144.

CLOSING IN ON 100: Kevin Mills (Crawford County) 99, Mike Kirschner (Ben Davis) 97, Chris Barrett (Terre Haute North) 97, Jared Sauder (Leo) 95, Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 95, Bob Miller (Fairfield) 93, Jayson West (Warren Central) 91.