THE INDIANA FOOTBALL DIGEST’S INSIDER – 2018 PRE-SEASON

by | Aug 15, 2018 | Featured, Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

BY PAUL CONDRY AND MATT KOPSEA

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Wood Memorial will not field a team for the 2018 season because of a lack of personnel. This marks the second time in the last three years the Trojans will not compete on the gridiron. They cancelled the 2016 campaign because of an off-the-field issue.

Hammond Bishop Noll has suspended its varsity scheduled for the next two years because of low numbers in the program. The Warriors will still try and field a junior varsity squad.

Frontier’s home contest against Clinton Prairie was cancelled because of player injuries, eligibility issues, and safety precautions. The Gophers will instead travel to Hanover Central to open the 2018 campaign.

Mishawaka will become a member of the Northern Lakes Conference for the start of the 2020-21 school year. The Cavemen will replace Elkhart Memorial, which will merge with Elkhart Central and become the Elkhart Lions and compete in the Northern Indiana Conference.

LONGEST WINNING STREAKS

Pioneer has a 15-game winning streak.

Ben Davis has won 14 straight games.

Columbus East has won 13 consecutive games.

Evansville Memorial has won eight games in a row.

East Central and Southridge have captured six straight contests.

LONGEST CURRENT LOSING STREAKS

Clarksville has a 35-game losing streak.

South Bend Clay has suffered 22 losses in a row.

Anderson Prep Academy has dropped 18 straight contests.

Indianapolis Broad Ripple and Fort Wayne North have a 16-game losing streak.

Crawfordsville has 15 consecutive losses

Indianapolis Washington has lost 13 games in a row.

Edinburgh, Madison-Grant, Huntington North, Richmond, South Newton, and West Central have suffered 12 consecutive losses.

Clinton Central, Fremont, Rushville, and Whitko have dropped 11 straight games.

Dugger Union has lost 10 games in a row.

Caston, Fairfield, and Southern Wells are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON WINS

New Palestine 45, Pioneer 34, Gibson Southern 30, Fort Wayne Snider 19, Danville 14, Eastbrook 13, Lafayette Jeff 13, North Harrison 13, Lowell 12, Indianapolis Ben Davis 11, Angola 10, Eastern Greene 10, Northridge 10.

CONSECUTIVE REGULAR SEASON LOSSES

Clarksville 31, South Bend Clay 19, Anderson Prep Academy 16, Indianapolis Broad Ripple 15, Fort Wayne North 14, Crawfordsville 13, Rockville 12, Indianapolis Washington 11, Whitko 11, Clinton Central 10, Edinburgh 10, Huntington North 10, Madison-Grant 10, Richmond 10, Rushville 10, South Newton 10, West Central 10.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE WINNING STREAKS

Columbus East has run off 77 consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference victories.

Penn has won 41 straight Northern Indiana Conference games.

East Central has won 34 straight Eastern Indiana Conference games.

New Palestine has won 33 Hoosier Heritage Conference contests.

Gibson Southern has won 23 consecutive Pocket Conference contests.

Pioneer has come out on top in 23 straight Hoosier North Conference games.

Fort Wayne Snider has captured 19 consecutive Summit Athletic Conference matchups.

LONGEST CURRENT CONFERENCE LOSING STREAKS

Benton Central has lost 27 consecutive Hoosier Conference games.

Clarksville has suffered 25 straight Mid-Southern Conference losses.

South Bend Clay has suffered 15 straight Northern Indiana Conference losses.

NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES

School                     Previous Coach                   New Coach        

Anderson                         Robert Brown                             Ron Qualls

Anderson Prep Academy     Randy Albano                             Michael Torgerson

Ben Davis                         Mike Kirschner                           Jason Simmons

Central Noble                   Greg Moe                                   Trevor Tipton

Clarksville                        Joby Turner                               Justin Boser

Clinton Prairie                   Mike Clevenger                           Raymond Jones

Crawford County               Kevin Mills                                  Jeremy Reynolds

Crawfordsville                  Larry Getty                                Sean Gerold

Dugger Union                    Kyle Foli                                    Jeff Griffith

East Central                     Justin Roden                              Don Stonefield

Eastern Greene                 Joey Paridaen                             Travis Wray

Eastern Hancock               Jim O’Hara                                Doug Armstrong

Elwood                             Joe Kwisz                                  Chuck Foga

Evansville Central              Andy Owen                                 Troy Burgess

Evansville North                Bret Szabo                                Joey Paridaen

Fairfield                          Bob Miller                                  Matt Thacker

Floyd Central                    Brian Glesing                              James Bragg

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger Chris Svarczkopf                       Jason Garrett

Fountain Central                Raymond Jones                           Ryan Hall

Franklin County                 Kirk Kennedy                              Wes Gillman

Frankfort                        Eric Davis                                  James Byers

Gary West                       Jason Johnson                            Colin McCullough

Hamilton Heights              Mitch Street                              Jon Kirschner

Hamilton Southeastern      Scott May                                 Adam Morris

Hanover Central                Pete Koulianos                            Brian Parker

Highland                          Trent Grider                              Pete Koulianos

Hobart                            Ryan Turley                                Craig Osika

Indianapolis Arlington        Steve Moorman                          School closed

Indianapolis Broad Ripple    James Brown                              School closed

Indianapolis Cathedral       Rick Streiff                               Bill Peebles

Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Darrell Watford                       Abe Tawfeek

Indianapolis Northwest      Jonas Williams                           School closed

Indianapolis Shortridge      Damian Givens                            Joshua Pearson

Indianapolis Tech              Tony Henderson                          Will Patterson

Indianapolis Tindley           Chris Edison                               Jimmy Mays

Indianapolis Washington    Arnold Mickens                           Steve Moorman

Jeffersonville                   Alfonzo Browning                        Brian Glesing

Kankakee Valley                Zach Prairie                               James Broyles

Knightstown                     Kevin Miller                                Chad Montgomery

Kokomo                            Brett Colby                                Richard Benberry

Lafayette Central Catholic  Don Coller/Jeff Onken                Brian Nay

Lawrence Central               Bill Peebles                                John Rodenberg

Maconaquah                     Mark Hartman                            Austin Colby

Madison-Grant                  Kyle Booher                                Brady Turner

Mishawaka                       Bart Curtis                                 Keith Kinder

Mishawaka Marian             Reggie Glon                                Mike Davidson

Munster                           Leroy Marsh                               Jason Grunewald

Mount Vernon (Fortville)     Neil Kazmierczak                        Mike Kirschner

New Haven                       Jim Rowland                               Jimmy Linn

Noblesville                       Jason Simmons                           Justin Roden

North Daviess                   Scott Helms                               Trent Fine

North Newton                   Jeff Bean                                  Scott Rouch

Northwestern                   Steve Disler                               Patrick Rosner

Oldenburg Academy          Kevin Ferneding                          Eric Feller

Parke Heritage                 New program                              Brian Moore

Peru                                Bob Prescott                              Romison Saint-Louis

Richmond                         Abe Tawfeek                              Tony Lewis

Pike Central                      Erik Mattingly                            Dave Stephens

River Forest                     Austen Robison                           Joe O’Connell

Rockville                          John Batty                                 School Closed

Rushville                          Scott McMurray                         Dan Rector

Shelbyville                       Pat Parks                                   Michael Clevenger

South Bend Clay                Will Porter                                 Garrett Fields

South Decatur                  Tony Bell                                    Garry Sauley

South Spencer                  Tom Packer                                John Edge

Southern Wells                 Steve Yencer                             Greg Mose

Tell City                           Josh Teague                               Aaron Clements

Tri-Central                       George Gilbert                            Shane Arnold

Turkey Run                       Bruce Skaggs                             School closed

Valparaiso                        Dave Coyle                                 Bill Marshall

Wabash                           Floyd McWhirt                           Adam Handley

Warsaw                           Phil Jensen                                Bart Curtis

MILESTONES

WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES: Larry “Bud” Wright (Sheridan) 410, Russ Radtke (New Prairie) 350, Mike Gillin (Mooresville) 308, Bob Gaddis (Columbus East) 304, Mo Moriarity (Bloomington South) 291, John Hart (Brownsburg) 283, Jeff Adamson (Eastbrook) 255, Rick Wimmer (Fishers) 252, Reed May (Brownstown Central) 248, Scott Mannering (Twin Lakes) 232, Eric Moore (Center Grove) 227, Mike Johnson (Logansport) 221, Kevin O’Shea (Indianapolis North Central) 217, Mark Bless (Avon) 215, Mike Goebel (Evansville Mater Dei) 212, Scot Shaw (Elkhart Memorial) 204, Bart Curtis (Warsaw) 201

CLOSING IN ON 200: John Hendryx (Knox) 199, Sherwood Haydock (Woodlan) 188, Brian Moore (Parke Heritage) 187, Jeff Cain (Whiting) 182, Ott Hurrle (Indianapolis Scecina) 182

CLOSING IN ON 150: Steve Weber (Bedford North Lawrence) 148, Dave Pasch (Indianapolis Lutheran) 141

CLOSING IN ON 100: Brian Crabtree (North Vermillion) 99, Jayson West (Warren Central) 97, Kurt Tippmann (Fort Wayne Snider) 97, Troy Burgess (Evansville Central) 95, Aaron Tolle (Tipton) 95, Mike Campbell (Jimtown) 92, Kevin Hutchins (Monrovia) 92, Doug Hurt (Castle) 91

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