FB: Review of Week 3 big games
September 4, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
By E. Shawn Aylsworth
According to the Sagarin power ratings, there were 19 big games on tap for Week 3 of the 2012 Indiana high school football season. Here’s a look back at those biggies, with all the significant data from johnharrell.net:
Seven biggies …
1A #6 Adams Central (2-0) at 4A #6 Leo (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Lion Field.
COACHES: Michael Mosser, 20-16 in 4th year at Adams Central. Jared Sauder, 53-19 in 7th year at Leo.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Leo, 70.64, 54th overall, 10th in Class 4A. Adams Central, 44.21, 205th overall, 16th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Adams Central defeated Union County, 26-14, Aug. 24. Leo defeated Angola, 49-0, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Adams Central 0-4, Leo 1-3.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Leo, 8-7.
LAST MEETING: Leo, 42-12, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Leo, 34-0
COMMENTS: Lions jump out to 21-zip lead after one and coast in home tilt against Allen County Conference foe that’s three classes smaller.
2A #11 Bremen (1-1) at 4A #15 New Prairie (2-0)
GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Amzi Miller Field.
COACHES: Bob Holmes, 23-6 in 3rd year at Bremen, 89-77 in 17th year overall. Russ Radtke, 2-0 in 1st year at New Prairie, 295-117 in 36th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: New Prairie, 66.55, 76th overall, 18th in Class 4A. Bremen, 65.53, 81st overall, 8th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Bremen lost to Tippecanoe Valley, 21-7, Aug. 25. New Prairie defeated Griffith, 14-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Bremen 2-2, New Prairie 1-3.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: New Prairie, 8-7.
LAST MEETING: Bremen, 55-13, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: New Prairie, 41-14
COMMENTS: Nick Dobkins carries 11 times for a buck twenty-five and two TDs and Wade Young totes it 23 times for 199 and one TD as the Cougars score 27 straight points in pulling away from 7-all tie at the half. Think coach Rusty is openin’ some eyes in his first season out of Griffith? Last year, the Cougs started off 0-3 with losses of 34-13, 49-7, and 55-13 (33-138) to LaPorte, Griffith, and Bremen --- the three teams they’ve beaten this year with wins of 42-14, 14-7, and now 41-14 (97-35).
2A #15 North Judson (2-0) at Rensselaer (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, Harrison Field.
COACHES: Kevin Cox, 74-42 in 11th year at North Judson. Chris Meeks, 103-56 in 14th year at Rensselaer Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: North Judson, 59.49, 119th overall, 15th in Class 2A. Rensselaer Central, 56.85, 136th overall, 18th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: North Judson defeated Knox, 20-12, Aug. 24. Rensselaer Central defeated North Newton, 56-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: North Judson 0-4, Rensselaer Central 3-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 12-12.
LAST MEETING: North Judson, 26-14, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Rensselaer, 21-14
COMMENTS: Forced to go to the bench with injuries and suspensions, Bombers hang on at home.
Northfield (1-1) at North Miami (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, North Miami field.
COACHES: Tony Uggen, 3-29 in 4th year at Northfield. Greg Miller, 44-44 in 9th year at North Miami.
SAGARIN RATINGS: North Miami, 43.45, 209th overall, 17th in Class 1A. Northfield, 40.22, 220th overall, 20th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Northfield defeated Triton, 32-20, Aug. 24. North Miami lost to Northwestern, 28-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Northfield 2-2, North Miami 2-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: North Miami, 15-1.
LAST MEETING: North Miami, 13-7, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Miami, 33-12
5A #5 Penn (2-0) at 3A #7 Mishawaka Marian (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Marian Field (WGCS, 91.1 FM, WTRC, 1340 AM).
COACHES: Cory Yeoman, 99-23 in 10th year at Penn. Reggie Glon, 114-80 in 19th year at Mishawaka Marian.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Penn, 94.66, 6th overall, 5th in Class 5A. Mishawaka Marian, 70.26, 55th overall, 6th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Penn defeated Mishawaka, 21-7, Aug. 24. Mishawaka Marian lost to South Bend Adams, 30-20, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Penn 1-3, Mishawaka Marian 3-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Penn, 5-0.
LAST MEETING: Penn, 41-21, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Penn, 55-28
COMMENTS: The two teams combine for 35 first-quarter points as Kingsmen answer early 7-0 deficit with 38 straight points. Click here for the game story, courtesy of southbendtribune.com!
3A #6 South Bend St. Joseph's (1-1) at 4A #11 Mishawaka (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Steele Stadium.
COACHES: Ben Downey, 23-9 in 3rd year at South Bend St. Joseph's. Bart Curtis, 38-13 in 5th year at Mishawaka, 149-80 in 22nd year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: South Bend St. Joseph's, 81.62, 23rd overall, 2nd in Class 3A. Mishawaka, 78.56, 31st overall, 5th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: South Bend St. Joseph's defeated Wawasee, 35-7, Aug. 24. Mishawaka lost to Penn, 21-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: South Bend St. Joseph's 3-1, Mishawaka 3-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: South Bend St. Joseph's, 4-3.
LAST MEETING: South Bend St. Joseph's, 35-12, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: St. Joe’s, 34-20
COMMENTS: Host Cavemen cut 26-7 deficit to just six in the fourth, but Indians ride sophomore RB Tajah Smith (19 carries for 156 yards and two TDs) to the W.
Thirteen biggies …
Alter (Ohio) at 2A #16 Guerin Catholic (0-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Guerin Catholic field.
COACHES: Andrew Kremer, 23-19 in 4th year at Guerin Catholic.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Guerin Catholic, 72.36, 47th overall, 4th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Guerin Catholic lost to Lafayette Central Catholic, 21-14, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Alter (Ohio) 0-0, Guerin Catholic 4-0.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.
FINAL SCORE: Alter, 49-21
COMMENTS: Notre Dame-bound QB Malik Zaire delivers with three passing TDs, two rushing scores as Knights roll out to 21-0 lead after one and coast to road victory.
5A #1 Carmel (2-0) at 5A #3 Center Grove (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Center Grove field.
COACHES: Kevin Wright, 25-3 in 3rd year at Carmel, 159-57 in 19th year overall. Eric Moore, 118-47 in 14th year at Center Grove, 166-52 in 18th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Carmel, 100.79, 4th overall, 3rd in Class 5A. Center Grove, 94.52, 7th overall, 6th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Carmel defeated Valparaiso, 21-20, Aug. 24. Center Grove defeated Whiteland, 47-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Carmel 0-4, Center Grove 2-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Carmel, 10-6.
LAST MEETING: Carmel, 21-17, semistate, Nov. 18, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Carmel, 31-21
COMMENTS: Defending 5A state champion cleans it up by going up top, answering a 14-7 deficit with 24 unanswered points as Lampe & Lugar (270 passing yards) outduel Greyhound ground attack (207) in annual MIC early season showdown.
2A #5 Cass (2-0) at 2A #9 Northwestern (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Tiger Field (WLHM, 102.3 FM; WMYK, 98.5 FM).
COACHES: Scott Mannering, 191-96 in 27th year at Lewis Cass. John Hendryx, 43-19 in 6th year at Northwestern, 156-65 in 20th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lewis Cass, 73.81, 41st overall, 3rd in Class 2A. Northwestern, 60.12, 114th overall, 13th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Lewis Cass defeated West Lafayette, 14-6, Aug. 24. Northwestern defeated North Miami, 28-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lewis Cass 2-2, Northwestern 1-3.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lewis Cass, 15-3.
LAST MEETING: Northwestern, 15-0, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Cass, 35-14
COMMENTS: Looks can indeed be deceiving as the Kings were forced to rally from deficits of 7-0 and 14-6. They did so behind the extremely efficient passing of QB Sheldon Slusser (5 of 6 for 144 yards and two TDs, both to Justen Downhour on tosses of 48 and 72 yards), the extremely efficient running of Drew Shepherd (seven carries for 100 yards and a TD, plus two INTs on defense), and a bend-but-don’t-break defense that forced Purple Tiger QB Trevor Richmond (14 of 24 for 242 yards and one TD) into four INTs and a fumble. Click here for the game story, courtesy of kokomotribune.com!
Cincinnati St. Xavier (OH) at 4A #1 Indianapolis Cathedral (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Arlington.
COACHES: Rick Streiff, 169-38 in 18th year at Indianapolis Cathedral, 192-81 in 24th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Cathedral, 109.2, 2nd overall, 1st in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Cathedral defeated Warren Central, 14-7, Aug. 25.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Cincinnati St. Xavier (Ohio 0-0, Indianapolis Cathedral 3-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.
FINAL SCORE: St. X, 33-27
COMMENTS: After monumentally large tight battles in a 24-21 Week 1 loss to 5A power Ben Davis and a 14-7 Week 2 win at 5A power Warren Central, Cathedral lets an understandably bad week of practice affect the first half of this one against one of Ohio’s best as St. X rolls out to a 20-0 lead and holds on.
Columbus North (0-2) at Bloomington North (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Dennis O. Martin Field (WCLS, 97.7 FM).
COACHES: Tim Bless, 84-56 in 13th year at Columbus North, 96-65 in 15th year overall. Scott Bless, 39-42 in 8th year at Bloomington North, 54-72 in 13th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Columbus North, 86.59, 14th overall, 11th in Class 5A. Bloomington North, 86.38, 16th overall, 12th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Columbus North lost to Columbus East, 23-20, Aug. 24. Bloomington North defeated Bedford North Lawrence, 48-21, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Columbus North 4-0, Bloomington North 2-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Columbus North, 14-3.
LAST MEETING: Bloomington North, 17-16, overtime, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Columbus, 40-13
3A #12 Culver Academies (2-0) at 2A #6 Heritage Christian (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Heritage Christian field.
COACHES: Andy Dorrel, 81-73 in 15th year at Culver Academy. Ron Qualls, 65-49 in 11th year at Heritage Christian.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Culver Academy, 71.28, 52nd overall, 4th in Class 3A. Heritage Christian, 69.52, 61st overall, 6th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Culver Academy defeated NorthWood, 27-20, Aug. 24. Heritage Christian defeated Triton Central, 36-12, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Culver Academy 1-3, Heritage Christian 3-1.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Culver Academy, 1-0.
LAST MEETING: Culver Academy, 28-14, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Heritage, 36-20
COMMENTS: Just another day at the office for Heritage QB Matt Hunt (14 of 19 for 241 yards and three TDs passing, 21 carries for 93 yards and another TD rushing) as the Eagles roar out to a 29-12 halftime advantage and coast.
Danville (1-1) at 3A #5 Western Boone (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Western Boone field.
COACHES: Russell Sumner, 6-7 in 2nd year at Danville. Jed Richman, 18-7 in 3rd year at Western Boone.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Western Boone, 69.78, 59th overall, 8th in Class 3A. Danville, 59.45, 120th overall, 19th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Danville defeated Crawfordsville, 51-27, Aug. 25. Western Boone defeated Clinton Central, 34-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Danville 3-1, Western Boone 0-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Danville, 11-4.
LAST MEETING: Western Boone, 23-13, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: WeBo, 24-9
COMMENTS: C.J. McMann (12 of 20 for 151 yards with one interception) throws for two TDs and runs for a third and L.V. Bowden carries 12 times for 141 yards to lift the Stars to victory.
5A #10 Hamilton Southeastern (1-1) at 5A #15 Brownsburg (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Roard Stadium (WXRB, 1610 AM).
COACHES: Scott May, 51-11 in 6th year at Hamilton Southeastern, 54-30 in 8th year overall. Brett Comer, 39-29 in 7th year at Brownsburg.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Hamilton Southeastern, 87.33, 13th overall, 10th in Class 5A. Brownsburg, 85.23, 18th overall, 14th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Hamilton Southeastern defeated Fishers, 28-21, Aug. 24. Brownsburg defeated Noblesville, 35-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hamilton Southeastern 3-1, Brownsburg 0-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Hamilton Southeastern, 9-5.
LAST MEETING: Brownsburg, 38-37, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Brownsburg, 42-14
COMMENTS: HSE’s share of six straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference crowns looks like a distant memory after a 1-2 start and this utterly forgettable performance on the road. A first half in which the Royals trailed “only” 21-0 included the following: two INTs for QB Ross Risley (on a 4-of-16-for-27 yards night), a botched punt snap, a botched onside kick, and a botched fake punt.
Indianapolis Broad Ripple (1-1) at Brebeuf Jesuit (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Wilhelm Field.
COACHES: Anthony Law, 6-6 in 2nd year at Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 35-35 in 7th year overall. Ryan Gallogly, 40-18 in 6th year at Brebeuf Jesuit, 70-34 in 10th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Brebeuf Jesuit, 69.14, 64th overall, 9th in Class 3A. Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 56.68, 139th overall, 19th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Broad Ripple lost to Indianapolis Chatard, 62-0, Aug. 25. Brebeuf Jesuit defeated Grand Rapids West Catholic (Mich.), 28-0, Aug. 25.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Broad Ripple 3-1, Brebeuf Jesuit 2-0.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Brebeuf Jesuit, 3-0.
LAST MEETING: Brebeuf Jesuit, 41-22, Sep. 9, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Brebeuf, 50-24
3A #1 Indianapolis Chatard (2-0) at 4A #4 Roncalli (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Roncalli Field (WXNT, 1430 AM).
COACHES: Vince Lorenzano, 112-21 in 10th year at Indianapolis Chatard, 172-90 in 22nd year overall. Bruce Scifres, 202-70 in 23rd year at Indianapolis Roncalli.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 88.93, 11th overall, 3rd in Class 4A. Indianapolis Chatard, 86.41, 15th overall, 1st in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Chatard defeated Indianapolis Broad Ripple, 62-0, Aug. 25. Indianapolis Roncalli defeated Franklin Central, 21-6, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Chatard 2-2, Indianapolis Roncalli 2-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Chatard, 9-8.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Chatard, 35-3, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Chatard, 28-25 (2OT)
COMMENTS: Not much to see in this annual Indy private Catholic school war, folks – just the visiting Trojans going for the win in the second overtime on 4th & goal from the 2 and getting it on a TD run from workhorse RB Pete Hartley (34 carries for 177 yards with two TDs). “There should have been no losers in this game – there was nothing but heart and effort,” Chatard coach Vince Lorenzano told indystar.com. “These kids are all brothers in a lot of different ways. It was just a great effort by both teams.”
Lebanon (2-0) at 3A #13 Tri-West Hendricks (1-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Tri-West field.
COACHES: Kent Wright, 59-56 in 12th year at Lebanon. Chris Coll, 32-31 in 7th year at Tri-West.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lebanon, 65.04, 85th overall, 20th in Class 4A. Tri-West, 64.02, 94th overall, 14th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Lebanon defeated Greenfield-Central, 34-14, Aug. 24. Tri-West defeated South Putnam, 14-13, Aug. 25.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Lebanon 1-3, Tri-West 2-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lebanon, 7-6.
LAST MEETING: Tri-West, 37-13, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Tri-West, 40-16
COMMENTS: A 34-3 halftime lead puts the outcome to rest early here as QB Jake Hendershot maximizes a 5-for-13 passing night for 151 yards and three TDs and scores twice more on one-yard runs in a Sagamore Conference battle.
Martinsville (2-0) at 4A #11 Greenwood (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Woodman Field (WCBK, 102.3 FM).
COACHES: Fred Kutruff, 27-26 in 6th year at Martinsville, 113-69 in 18th year overall. Mike Campbell, 27-41 in 7th year at Greenwood.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Martinsville, 79.73, 27th overall, 20th in Class 5A. Greenwood, 76.49, 38th overall, 7th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Martinsville defeated Bloomington South, 37-20, Aug. 24. Greenwood defeated Indian Creek, 37-7, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Martinsville 1-3, Greenwood 0-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 3-3.
LAST MEETING: Greenwood, 27-20, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Greenwood, 41-40
COMMENTS: The Woodmen laugh last as they deny a two-point conversion attempt by Martinsville to win. Ben Heller passes for 157 yards and rushes 10 times for 120 yards and two TDs, while Kole Stogner carries 26 times for 155 yards and the game-winning TD on an eight-yard run. Mason Kutruff (20 of 31 for 293 yards and four TDs) hooks up with Spencer Clephane (six catches, 150 yards) for a trio of fourth-period TDs as the Artesians fall just shy in a Mid-State Conference slugfest.
4A #15 New Palestine (1-1) at 4A #10 Pendleton Heights (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Arabian Field (WEEM, 91.7 FM).
COACHES: Charlie Hill, 1-1 in 1st year at New Palestine. John Broughton, 207-163 in 37th year at Pendleton Heights.
SAGARIN RATINGS: New Palestine, 70.24, 56th overall, 11th in Class 4A. Pendleton Heights, 68.89, 66th overall, 14th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: New Palestine defeated Richmond, 28-6, Aug. 24. Pendleton Heights defeated Anderson, 44-21, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: New Palestine 1-3, Pendleton Heights 0-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: New Palestine, 10-7.
LAST MEETING: Pendleton Heights, 24-13, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: The Heights, 43-13
COMMENTS: It’s “The Jim Arney & Jon Furrow Show” as the former carries 10 times for 132 yards and two long TDs (38 and 92 yards) and the latter rushes 16 times for 112 yards and two shorter TDs (15 and four yards) in a key Hoosier Heritage Conference clash.
One biggie …
1A #4 Milan (2-0) at Lawrenceburg (2-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Lawrenceburg field (WSCH, 99.3 FM).
COACHES: Ryan Langferman, 47-36 in 8th year at Milan. Ryan Knigga, 7-6 in 2nd year at Lawrenceburg.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lawrenceburg, 60.26, 113th overall, 12th in Class 2A. Milan, 59.89, 116th overall, 4th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Milan defeated Batesville, 26-0, Aug. 24. Lawrenceburg defeated Taylor (Ohio), 45-28, Aug. 24.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Milan 1-3, Lawrenceburg 0-2.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lawrenceburg, 8-3.
LAST MEETING: Milan, 27-7, Sep. 2, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Lawrenceburg, 45-16