FB: Review of Week 5 big games
September 16, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
By E. Shawn Aylsworth
According to the Sagarin power ratings, there were 17 big games on tap for Week 5 of the 2012 Indiana high school football season. Here’s a look back at those biggies, with all the significant data from johnharrell.net:
Five biggies …
Adams Central (2-2) at Heritage (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Heritage field.
COACHES: Michael Mosser, 20-18 in 4th year at Adams Central. Dean Lehrman, 13-12 in 3rd year at Heritage.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Heritage, 68.13, 68th overall, 8th in Class 3A. Adams Central, 38.95, 203rd overall, 19th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Adams Central lost to Garrett, 21-12, Sep. 8. Heritage defeated South Adams, 35-0, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Adams Central 6-9, Heritage 5-11.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Heritage, 11-4.
LAST MEETING: Heritage, 20-13, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Heritage, 57-7
COMMENTS: Why, again, was this was a big game?
2A #6 Andrean (3-1) at Hobart (2-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, The Brickyard.
COACHES: Phil Mason, 36-17 in 5th year at Andrean, 69-54 in 12th year overall. Ryan Turley, 5-10 in 2nd year at Hobart.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Andrean, 68.29, 66th overall, 8th in Class 2A. Hobart, 64.36, 85th overall, 20th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Andrean defeated Munster, 30-15, Sep. 7. Hobart lost to Kankakee Valley, 27-21, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Andrean 7-9, Hobart 9-7.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Hobart, 8-7.
LAST MEETING: Andrean, 48-0, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Hobart, 37-28
COMMENTS: Seems like forever since the Brickies (four 4A state titles in seven seasons under former coach Don Howell from 1987-93) had a big win, doesn’t it? Anthony Burgos collects three turnovers for Hobart, which rallied from a 21-17 halftime deficit. Click here for the game story, courtesy of nwitimes.com!
5A #9 Chesterton (4-0) at Valparaiso (2-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, Viking Field (WVLP, 98.3 FM).
COACHES: John Snyder, 69-54 in 12th year at Chesterton, 71-61 in 13th year overall. Dave Coyle, 2-2 in 1st year at Valparaiso.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Chesterton, 90.41, 14th overall, 11th in Class 5A. Valparaiso, 86.51, 17th overall, 14th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Chesterton defeated LaPorte, 48-13, Sep. 7. Valparaiso defeated Michigan City, 35-0, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Chesterton 5-11, Valparaiso 8-8.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Valparaiso, 11-7.
LAST MEETING: Chesterton, 31-21, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Chesterton, 48-14
COMMENTS: SPANK! Impressive win on the road for the Trojans in a projected toss-up contest. QB Chris Katsafaros goes 12 of 14 for 166 yards and two TDs in the first half as the Trojans roll out to a 28-0 lead at the half, at which point host Valpo had 14 carries for -5 yards. Click here for the game story, courtesy of nwitimes.com!
3A #2 Jimtown (4-0) at 4A #9 New Prairie (4-0)
GAME TIME: 6:30 pm CT, Amzi Miller Field.
COACHES: Mike_Campbell, 46-11 in 5th year at Jimtown. Russ Radtke, 4-0 in 1st year at New Prairie, 297-117 in 36th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Jimtown, 76.67, 37th overall, 4th in Class 3A. New Prairie, 71.81, 48th overall, 12th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Jimtown defeated Knox, 48-7, Sep. 7. New Prairie defeated Culver, 54-6, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Jimtown 4-12, New Prairie 4-12.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Jimtown, 13-2.
LAST MEETING: Jimtown, 41-0, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Jimtown, 42-12
COMMENTS: See Chesterton-Valpo above – or, welcome back to Earth, Cougars. Jimmies QB Brody Olson’s three passes all go for TDs as Jimtown spots coach Rusty’s upstart Cougs an early 6-0 lead before roaring back with 42 unanswered. Click here for the game story, courtesy of southbendtribune.com!
South Bend Washington (1-3) at 3A #8 Mishawaka Marian (2-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Marian Field.
COACHES: Jay Johnson, 1-3 in 1st year at South Bend Washington. Reggie Glon, 115-81 in 19th year at Mishawaka Marian.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Mishawaka Marian, 71.72, 49th overall, 5th in Class 3A. South Bend Washington, 70.1, 58th overall, 15th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: South Bend Washington lost to South Bend Adams, 28-27, Sep. 7. Mishawaka Marian defeated South Bend Clay, 24-7, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: South Bend Washington 12-4, Mishawaka Marian 10-6.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Mishawaka Marian, 11-2.
LAST MEETING: Mishawaka Marian, 28-14, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Marian, 27-26
COMMENTS: Holy thriller, Batman! Michael Farkas’ second field goal of the night at :47.7 caps a rally from a 26-15 halftime deficit for the Knights – ironic in that Francisco Ramierez’ calf injury precluded the Panthers from four extra-point possibilities. Click here for the game story, courtesy of southbendtribune.com!
Ten biggies …
Columbus North (1-3) at 5A #3 Lawrence Central (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Smysor Field.
COACHES: Tim Bless, 85-57 in 13th year at Columbus North, 97-66 in 15th year overall. Jayson West, 41-12 in 5th year at Lawrence Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lawrence Central, 105.86, 2nd overall, 2nd in Class 5A. Columbus North, 83.17, 20th overall, 15th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Columbus North lost to Franklin Central, 42-35, Sep. 8. Lawrence Central defeated Pike, 34-23, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Columbus North 13-3, Lawrence Central 4-12.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lawrence Central, 9-1.
LAST MEETING: Lawrence Central, 42-30, Sep. 17, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: LC, 42-0
COMMENTS: I have been telling anyone who will listen since Week 1 that the Bears are the best team in the state. Period. RB Isaiah Townsend rumbles for 247 yards and three TDs as LC piles up 465 rushing yards another 109 through the air.
3A #13 Culver Academies (3-1) at Brebeuf Jesuit (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Wilhelm Field.
COACHES: Andy Dorrel, 82-74 in 15th year at Culver Academy. Ryan Gallogly, 42-18 in 6th year at Brebeuf Jesuit, 72-34 in 10th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Culver Academy, 67.9, 69th overall, 9th in Class 3A. Brebeuf Jesuit, 67.37, 72nd overall, 10th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Culver Academy defeated Lafayette Central Catholic, 14-12, Sep. 7. Brebeuf Jesuit defeated Triton Central, 34-12, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Culver Academy 10-6, Brebeuf Jesuit 8-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Brebeuf Jesuit, 8-6.
LAST MEETING: Brebeuf Jesuit, 21-17, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Brebeuf, 25-15
COMMENTS: That final score sounds more like one of the Braves’ volleyball matches as RB LeVante Bellamy (125 yards) and Sterling Mitchell (123) have nearly identical rushing nights.
Eastern Hancock (2-2) at Knightstown (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Panther Field.
COACHES: Pat Echeverria, 5-9 in 2nd year at Eastern Hancock. Patrick Mallory, 10-5 in 2nd year at Knightstown.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Knightstown, 51.3, 142nd overall, 9th in Class 1A. Eastern Hancock, 48.31, 164th overall, 12th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Eastern Hancock lost to Milan, 30-19, Sep. 8. Knightstown defeated North Decatur, 67-21, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Eastern Hancock 8-8, Knightstown 10-6.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 9-9.
LAST MEETING: Knightstown, 20-14, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Knightstown, 38-20
COMMENTS: The Panthers seize control of the series lead at 10-9.
3A #1 Indianapolis Chatard (4-0) at 2A #3 Indianapolis Ritter (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Marian U..
COACHES: Vince Lorenzano, 114-21 in 10th year at Indianapolis Chatard, 174-90 in 22nd year overall. Ty Hunt, 70-13 in 7th year at Indianapolis Ritter.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Chatard, 102.69, 4th overall, 1st in Class 3A. Indianapolis Ritter, 76.87, 36th overall, 4th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Chatard defeated Indianapolis Cathedral, 21-7, Sep. 8. Indianapolis Ritter defeated Speedway, 62-38, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Chatard 9-7, Indianapolis Ritter 6-10.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Chatard, 1-0.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Chatard, 42-27, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Ritter, 56-33
COMMENTS: No, that final is not a typo – it was 35-26 at HALFTIME. Think that three-time defending 2A state champ Fort Wayne Luers might notice this score, hmmm? QB Jake Purichia passes for 311 yards and three TDs and runs for 126 yards and four more, with WR Alex Parrett snagging a dozen receptions for 178 for the Raaaaaai-duhhhhhhhz. The last time the Trojans, who got 220 yards rushing and three TDs from Pete Hartley, lost by this much to anyone that was not a parochial powerhouse named Indianapolis Cathedral, Cincinnati Elder, or Cincinnati St. Xavier was in … 1999 – to fellow Indy parochial power Roncalli (31-3).
1A #1 Indianapolis Scecina (4-0) at 4A #5 Roncalli (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Roncalli Field (WXNT, 1430 AM).
COACHES: Ott Hurrle, 134-104 in 21st year at Indianapolis Scecina, 135-113 in 23rd year overall. Bruce Scifres, 203-71 in 23rd year at Indianapolis Roncalli.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 90.42, 13th overall, 2nd in Class 4A. Indianapolis Scecina, 66.94, 74th overall, 1st in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Scecina defeated Beech Grove, 47-7, Sep. 8. Indianapolis Roncalli defeated Plainfield, 15-10, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Scecina 7-9, Indianapolis Roncalli 12-4.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 14-0.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 40-13, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Roncalli, 28-7
COMMENTS: About what we expected considering the gap in enrollment between the victorious Rebels (1,090) and the relatively tiny 1A defending state runner-up Crusaders (332) in Roncalli’s 17th consecutive series win.
Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (3-1) at 4A #13 Pendleton Heights (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Arabian Field (WEEM, 91.7 FM).
COACHES: Doug Armstrong, 8-6 in 2nd year at Mount Vernon (Fortville), 60-62 in 12th year overall. John Broughton, 208-164 in 37th year at Pendleton Heights.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Pendleton Heights, 67.46, 70th overall, 17th in Class 4A. Mount Vernon (Fortville), 65.34, 81st overall, 19th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Mount Vernon (Fortville) defeated Rushville, 55-14, Sep. 8. Pendleton Heights lost to Shelbyville, 17-14, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Mount Vernon (Fortville) 8-8, Pendleton Heights 5-11.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Pendleton Heights, 9-8.
LAST MEETING: Pendleton Heights, 31-7, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Mt. Vernon, 58-26
COMMENTS: Spuhhh-LATTTTT! Anthony Burnett rushes for 201 yards and four TDs, while Kameron Risper tacks on another 193 and a score as the Fortville-ians attempt nary a pass. Think the Marauders might have been seething since that 24-point spanking in the sectional opening last year? Click here for the archived LIVE audio stream, courtesy of Hancock County Sports!
4A #15 Plainfield (3-1) at 4A #8 Greenwood (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Woodman Field.
COACHES: Brian Woodard, 48-24 in 7th year at Plainfield. Mike Campbell, 29-41 in 7th year at Greenwood.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Greenwood, 78.42, 33rd overall, 7th in Class 4A. Plainfield, 74.59, 42nd overall, 10th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Plainfield lost to Indianapolis Roncalli, 15-10, Sep. 8. Greenwood defeated Mooresville, 27-14, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Plainfield 8-8, Greenwood 5-11.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Plainfield, 12-5.
LAST MEETING: Greenwood, 34-21, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Greenwood, 31-3
COMMENTS: Two first-half fumbles figured heavily in this one on a night where the Quakers just couldn’t seem to get anything to go their way. Click here for the game story, courtesy of Managing Editor E. Shawn Aylsworth!
South Putnam (3-1) at 3A #15 Greencastle (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Robert Harbison Field.
COACHES: Troy Burgess, 35-32 in 7th year at South Putnam, 80-70 in 15th year overall. Josh Buis, 11-3 in 2nd year at Greencastle.
SAGARIN RATINGS: South Putnam, 63.1, 90th overall, 11th in Class 2A. Greencastle, 57.2, 112th overall, 18th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: South Putnam defeated North Putnam, 34-20, Sep. 8. Greencastle defeated Indianapolis Arlington, 25-0, Sep. 7.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: South Putnam 9-7, Greencastle 4-11.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: South Putnam, 9-6.
LAST MEETING: South Putnam, 28-24, Sep. 17, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Greencastle, 20-0
COMMENTS: That’s four shutouts in five games (and only seven points in the other) for the Tiger Cubs, who last started 5-0 in 1995 before losing 36 straight from 1997 to 2001.
Terre Haute North (2-2) at 5A #2 Ben Davis (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Giants Stadium (WBDG, 90.9 FM).
COACHES: Chris Barrett, 40-72 in 11th year at Terre Haute North, 68-104 in 18th year overall. Mike Kirschner, 42-20 in 6th year at Ben Davis, 56-46 in 10th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Ben Davis, 107.51, 1st overall, 1st in Class 5A. Terre Haute North, 80.34, 27th overall, 20th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Terre Haute North lost to Center Grove, 17-15, Sep. 8. Ben Davis defeated Warren Central, 6-3, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Terre Haute North 10-6, Ben Davis 6-10.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Ben Davis, 13-1.
LAST MEETING: Ben Davis, 46-7, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: BD, 30-7
COMMENTS: Giants avoid a post-Warren Central letdown against a Patriots squad that nearly upset Center Grove last weekend. QB Kyle Castner tosses two TDs (and three INTs) and Sterling Steadham nails three field goals, while the Giants’ defense picks TNH QB Chris Barrett three times in a routine MIC thumping. Click here for the archived LIVE audio stream, courtesy of Ben Davis High School’s WBDG-FM!
2A #8 Tipton (4-0) at 3A #9 West Lafayette (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Gordon Straley Field.
COACHES: Aaron Tolle, 55-29 in 8th year at Tipton. Marshall Overley, 78-52 in 12th year at West Lafayette.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Tipton, 75.98, 38th overall, 5th in Class 2A. West Lafayette, 63.86, 86th overall, 14th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Tipton defeated Rensselaer Central, 40-18, Sep. 8. West Lafayette defeated Benton Central, 28-21, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Tipton 8-8, West Lafayette 8-8.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 6-6.
LAST MEETING: West Lafayette, 17-7, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Tipton, 20-14
COMMENTS: Devils (Red) fall to 3-2 for the first time since 2006 – which, incidentally, was the last time that Devils (Blue) conquered them – as Tipton snaps a six-game series losing streak AND ruins Homecoming with a dominant offensive performance in outgaining the hosts 339-163.
Two biggies …
5A #13 Castle (4-0) at 4A #14 Evansville Central (3-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, Central Stadium.
COACHES: Doug Hurt, 50-25 in 7th year at Castle. Andy Owen, 38-23 in 6th year at Evansville Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Castle, 81.05, 24th overall, 18th in Class 5A. Evansville Central, 68.84, 65th overall, 16th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Castle defeated Evansville Bosse, 28-9, Sep. 7. Evansville Central defeated Evansville Reitz, 36-31, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Castle 6-10, Evansville Central 5-7.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Castle, 12-4.
LAST MEETING: Castle, 41-14, Sep. 9, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Castle, 62-21
COMMENTS: Yipes! That’s 14 straight regular-season wins for coach Doug Hurt’s Knights, who have taken over as big dog in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference. WR Jon-Marc Anderson catches nine passes for 187 yards and three TDs IN THE FIRST HALF for Castle, whose QB Mitch Gilles suffers through a dreadful 24-for-34 night for 410 yards and a school-record six TDs. Click here for the game story, courtesy of courierpress.com!
West Washington (2-2) at 2A #11 Paoli (4-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Cook Field.
COACHES: Phillip Bowsman, 30-27 in 6th year at West Washington. Brian Balsmeyer, 51-24 in 7th year at Paoli.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Paoli, 55.21, 125th overall, 18th in Class 2A. West Washington, 38.37, 207th overall, 20th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: West Washington lost to Perry Central, 27-6, Sep. 8. Paoli defeated Springs Valley, 29-8, Sep. 8.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: West Washington 5-7, Paoli 5-10.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Paoli, 8-7.
LAST MEETING: Paoli, 50-13, Sep. 16, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Paoli, 26-15
COMMENTS: While still a loss, the Senators are creeping closer after their most recent 50-13, 27-0, and 66-0 debacles against the Rams.