FB SECTIONALS: Review of Week 10 big openers
October 20, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
By E. Shawn Aylsworth
According to the Sagarin power ratings, there were 16 big games on tap for Week 10 of the 2012 Indiana high school football season – sectional openers! Here’s a look back at those biggies, with all the significant data from johnharrell.net:
Six biggies …
5A #8 Homestead (9-0) at 5A #2 Fort Wayne Snider (9-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Spuller Stadium (WCYT, 91.1 FM).
COACHES: Chad Zolman, 80-19 in 9th year at Homestead. Kurt Tippmann, 37-11 in 4th year at Fort Wayne Snider.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Homestead, 89.34, 11th overall, 9th in Class 5A. Fort Wayne Snider, 88.97, 12th overall, 10th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Homestead defeated New Haven, 24-13, Oct. 12. Fort Wayne Snider defeated Fort Wayne Wayne, 34-3, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Homestead 42-39, Fort Wayne Snider 39-42.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Fort Wayne Snider, 9-2.
LAST MEETING: Fort Wayne Snider, 37-29, sectional, Nov. 5, 2010.
FINAL SCORE: Snider, 30-20
COMMENTS: A virtual toss-up, Snider does what Snider does in snuffing out another standout regular season by the Spartans (seven consecutive years with either one or two losses – all but one of them coming in the sectional and the other a shutout regional loss).
4A #15 Hobart (7-2) at 4A #10 Kankakee Valley (8-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, Fred Jones Field.
COACHES: Ryan Turley, 10-10 in 2nd year at Hobart. Brad Stewart, 10-9 in 2nd year at Kankakee Valley.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Hobart, 69.37, 64th overall, 14th in Class 4A. Kankakee Valley, 68.31, 68th overall, 15th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Hobart defeated Highland, 50-7, Oct. 12. Kankakee Valley defeated Munster, 31-21, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hobart 41-40, Kankakee Valley 38-43.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Hobart, 4-3.
LAST MEETING: Kankakee Valley, 27-21, Sep. 7, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Hobart, 38-0
COMMENTS: Make it six straight Ws and most tasty revenge for the Brickies after that six-point loss on this same field back in Week 4.
4A #15 Concord (7-2) at 4A #9 East Noble (7-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, East Noble field.
COACHES: Tim Dawson, 162-103 in 24th year at Concord. Luke Amstutz, 7-2 in 1st year at East Noble, 33-17 in 5th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: East Noble, 79.77, 30th overall, 6th in Class 4A. Concord, 71.56, 53rd overall, 9th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Concord defeated Warsaw, 34-9, Oct. 12. East Noble defeated Bellmont, 51-10, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Concord 36-45, East Noble 38-43.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Concord, 12-6.
LAST MEETING: Concord, 43-16, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Concord, 38-35
COMMENTS: Favored by 10 points at home on paper, the Knights have to feel like this one got away after rolling up 37-14, 79-7, 17-0, and 51-10 wins coming into the postseason.
Bremen (6-3) at 2A #8 Cass (8-1)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Owens Field (WLHM, 102.3 FM).
COACHES: Bob Holmes, 28-8 in 3rd year at Bremen, 94-79 in 17th year overall. Scott Mannering, 197-97 in 27th year at Lewis Cass.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lewis Cass, 68, 69th overall, 8th in Class 2A. Bremen, 53.53, 135th overall, 19th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Bremen defeated John Glenn, 34-24, Oct. 12. Lewis Cass defeated Western, 21-20, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Bremen 42-39, Lewis Cass 40-41.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Lewis Cass, 2-1.
LAST MEETING: Bremen, 28-6, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Cass, 34-28 (2OT)
COMMENTS: One of the games of the night in the opening round finds the host Kings getting the last laugh in bouncing Bremen – sweet payback for last year’s 22-point sectional spanking.
Oak Hill (8-1) at 2A #9 Churubusco (8-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Churubusco field.
COACHES: Bud Ozmun, 88-58 in 14th year at Oak Hill. Lee Etzler, 83-39 in 11th year at Churubusco.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Churubusco, 63.58, 85th overall, 12th in Class 2A. Oak Hill, 59.29, 106th overall, 14th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Oak Hill defeated Mississinewa, 41-0, Oct. 12. Churubusco defeated Lakeland, 38-16, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Oak Hill 34-47, Churubusco 37-44.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings.
FINAL SCORE: ‘Busco, 38-14
COMMENTS: Well that certainly turned out a lot more lopsided than many thought.
South Central (Union Mills) (7-2) at Whiting (9-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm CT, Ray Gallivan Stadium.
COACHES: Dan Klimczak, 7-2 in 1st year at South Central (Union Mills), 66-13 in 7th year overall. Jeff Cain, 131-71 in 19th year at Whiting.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Whiting, 54.75, 127th overall, 8th in Class 1A. South Central (Union Mills), 40.63, 200th overall, 20th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: South Central (Union Mills) defeated River Forest, 38-14, Oct. 12. Whiting defeated Lake Station, 33-8, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: South Central (Union Mills) 32-49, Whiting 30-51.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Whiting, 13-3.
LAST MEETING: Whiting, 40-6, Sep. 7, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Whiting, 33-12
COMMENTS: Spotless Oilers keep chuggin’ along with this easy home W.
Eight biggies …
5A #11 Warren Central (4-5) at 5A #4 Carmel (8-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Greyhound Stadium.
COACHES: Steve Tutsie, 27-9 in 3rd year at Warren Central. Kevin Wright, 31-4 in 3rd year at Carmel, 165-58 in 19th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Carmel, 105.65, 2nd overall, 2nd in Class 5A. Warren Central, 94.98, 7th overall, 5th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Warren Central lost to Center Grove, 8-5, Oct. 12. Carmel lost to Ben Davis, 13-7, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Warren Central 45-36, Carmel 37-44.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Warren Central, 11-8.
LAST MEETING: Carmel, 10-7, overtime, Sep. 29, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Warren Central, 31-24 (3OT)
COMMENTS: Just when you thought it was safe to write off a coach Steve Tutsie-led Warriors team that limped into postseason play with a losing record … BAM!
5A #3 Ben Davis (8-1) at Pike (6-3)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Pike Stadium (WBDG, 90.9 FM).
COACHES: Mike Kirschner, 46-21 in 6th year at Ben Davis, 60-47 in 10th year overall. Derek Moyers, 50-18 in 6th year at Pike, 84-48 in 12th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Ben Davis, 105.58, 3rd overall, 3rd in Class 5A. Pike, 94.28, 9th overall, 7th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Ben Davis defeated Carmel, 13-7, Oct. 12. Pike defeated Franklin Central, 21-6, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Ben Davis 40-41, Pike 40-41.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Ben Davis, 9-2.
LAST MEETING: Ben Davis, 24-0, Aug. 24, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Pike, 35-25
COMMENTS: Talk about your classic letdowns. A week off a Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference title-sharing 13-7 road upset of then-No. 1 undefeated Carmel, the Giants get bushwhacked at neighboring Pike – the Red Devils’ first huge win since reaching the 5A state finals in 2007.
5A #12 Zionsville (7-2) at 5A #6 Brownsburg (9-0)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Roard Stadium (WXRB, 1610 AM).
COACHES: Larry McWhorter, 146-53 in 17th year at Zionsville. Brett Comer, 46-29 in 7th year at Brownsburg.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Brownsburg, 94.89, 8th overall, 6th in Class 5A. Zionsville, 82.4, 23rd overall, 17th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Zionsville defeated Avon, 31-23, Oct. 12. Brownsburg defeated Fishers, 31-0, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Zionsville 38-43, Brownsburg 36-45.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Zionsville, 9-4.
LAST MEETING: Brownsburg, 14-0, Oct. 5, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Zionsville, 19-17
COMMENTS: Ah, those sandbagging-two-weeks-ago Eagles! Without a monsoon this time around, senior QB Parker Dunshee (17 of 26 for 231 yards and a TD plus a successful “Hail Mary” on 4th & 16 in the last minute that led to his game-winning 20-yard field goal) is able to open it up – especially on a 77-yard scoring bomb in the second quarter to John Naumcheff that set the tone for an upset.
Martinsville (7-2) at 5A #5 Center Grove (8-1)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Center Grove field (WCBK, 102.3 FM).
COACHES: Fred Kutruff, 32-28 in 6th year at Martinsville, 118-71 in 18th year overall. Eric Moore, 124-48 in 14th year at Center Grove, 172-53 in 18th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Center Grove, 102.79, 4th overall, 4th in Class 5A. Martinsville, 81.89, 25th overall, 19th in Class 5A.
LAST OUTING: Martinsville defeated Plainfield, 42-0, Oct. 12. Center Grove defeated Warren Central, 8-5, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Martinsville 37-44, Center Grove 41-40.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Center Grove, 9-1.
LAST MEETING: Center Grove, 20-7, sectional, Oct. 20, 2006.
FINAL SCORE: CG, 41-12
COMMENTS: The difference between MIC play and Mid-State Conference play, you reckon?
Plainfield (5-4) at 4A #4 Roncalli (7-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Roncalli Field (WXNT, 1430 AM).
COACHES: Brian Woodard, 50-27 in 7th year at Plainfield. Bruce Scifres, 207-72 in 23rd year at Indianapolis Roncalli.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 87.45, 14th overall, 2nd in Class 4A. Plainfield, 65.88, 77th overall, 19th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Plainfield lost to Martinsville, 42-0, Oct. 12. Indianapolis Roncalli defeated East Central, 20-13, overtime, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Plainfield 49-32, Indianapolis Roncalli 52-29.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Roncalli, 7-4.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Roncalli, 15-10, Sep. 8, 2012.
FINAL SCORE: Roncalli, 24-7
COMMENTS: Another workmanlike effort for coach Scifres’ bunch, who will travel to No. 8 Greenwood next week.
4A #1 Columbus East (9-0) at 4A #6 East Central (7-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Trojan Field.
COACHES: Bob Gaddis, 116-28 in 12th year at Columbus East, 234-128 in 34th year overall. Tim Behlmer, 16-4 in 2nd year at East Central, 41-13 in 5th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Columbus East, 83.71, 20th overall, 3rd in Class 4A. East Central, 80.13, 29th overall, 5th in Class 4A.
LAST OUTING: Columbus East defeated Bedford North Lawrence, 35-31, Oct. 12. East Central lost to Indianapolis Roncalli, 20-13, overtime, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Columbus East 30-51, East Central 37-26.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Columbus East, 6-2.
LAST MEETING: Columbus East, 27-17, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Columbus East, 26-7
COMMENTS: One of the jolting results of the evening as the post-Kiel Olympians roll on the road in a toss-up against a Trojan team that must have been a bit winded still from last week’s OT home loss to No. 4 Roncalli. That makes it five of the last seven and six of the last nine seasons that East Central is eliminated by the O’s.
3A #4 Hamilton Heights (8-1) at West Lafayette (6-3)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Gordon Straley Field.
COACHES: Mitch Street, 17-4 in 2nd year at Hamilton Heights. Marshall Overley, 81-54 in 12th year at West Lafayette.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Hamilton Heights, 77.34, 35th overall, 3rd in Class 3A. West Lafayette, 63.57, 86th overall, 14th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Hamilton Heights defeated Peru, 75-13, Oct. 12. West Lafayette lost to Lafayette Central Catholic, 24-14, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Hamilton Heights 39-42, West Lafayette 48-33.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Tied, 1-1.
LAST MEETING: West Lafayette, 20-19, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Hamilton Heights, 18-0
COMMENTS: Thus the Red Devils go quietly into that good night as the Huskies earn sweet revenge for last year’s one-point sectional championship defeat.
3A #2 Indianapolis Chatard (7-2) at 3A #14 Danville (7-2)
GAME TIME: 7:00 pm ET, Danville field.
COACHES: Vince Lorenzano, 117-23 in 10th year at Indianapolis Chatard, 177-92 in 22nd year overall. Russell Sumner, 12-8 in 2nd year at Danville.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Chatard, 95.83, 5th overall, 1st in Class 3A. Danville, 66.47, 75th overall, 11th in Class 3A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Chatard defeated Indianapolis Tech, 34-7, Oct. 12. Danville defeated Tri-West, 40-35, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Chatard 43-28, Danville 41-40.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Chatard, 10-0.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Chatard, 42-0, sectional, Oct. 28, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Chatard, 48-20
COMMENTS: About what was expected and about as good as the Warriors have been able to do over a nightmarish last dozen seasons, eight of which have been ended by Chatard in the sectional (with another one in a regional).
Two biggies …
2A #2 Evansville Mater Dei (7-2) at Southridge (6-3)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Raider Field (WBDC, 100.9 FM).
COACHES: Mike Goebel, 155-48 in 16th year at Evansville Mater Dei. Kelly Murphy, 66-30 in 8th year at Southridge, 96-73 in 15th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Evansville Mater Dei, 75.94, 40th overall, 3rd in Class 2A. Southridge, 52.05, 140th overall, 20th in Class 2A.
LAST OUTING: Evansville Mater Dei lost to Evansville Reitz, 42-35, Oct. 12. Southridge defeated Gibson Southern, 35-21, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Evansville Mater Dei 36-45, Southridge 45-36.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Evansville Mater Dei, 5-3.
LAST MEETING: Evansville Mater Dei, 39-21, sectional, Nov. 4, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: Mater Dei, 22-15
COMMENTS: Host Raiders keep it much closer than anticipated in suburban Huntingburg against private-school kids from the big city.
Indianapolis Lutheran (4-5) at West Washington (6-3)
GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET, Art Sanders Field.
COACHES: Dave Pasch, 30-24 in 5th year at Indianapolis Lutheran, 95-81 in 16th year overall. Phillip Bowsman, 34-28 in 6th year at West Washington.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Indianapolis Lutheran, 42.63, 186th overall, 16th in Class 1A. West Washington, 41.97, 189th overall, 17th in Class 1A.
LAST OUTING: Indianapolis Lutheran lost to Indianapolis Scecina, 49-20, Oct. 13. West Washington defeated Salem, 42-0, Oct. 12.
OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Indianapolis Lutheran 38-37, West Washington 28-43.
SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Indianapolis Lutheran, 2-0.
LAST MEETING: Indianapolis Lutheran, 35-6, sectional, Oct. 21, 2011.
FINAL SCORE: West Washington, 42-12
COMMENTS: Holy heavy-handed sectional payback, Batman! In a virtual toss-up, the host Senators flip-flop it around by 59 points from last year’s lopsided ouster.