2012 Football season openers.
August 18, 2012By Greg Humnicky of Northern Indiana Conference
NIC Football schedule Week # 1
The 2012 IHSAA football season starts with Monday, July 30 practices. Pre-season scrimmages took place on Friday, Aug 10.
The NIC plays non-conference games the first two weeks of the football season as the NIC plays a six game conference schedule in the last seven weeks of the regular football season before the IHSAA play-offs begin with sectional play on Friday, Oct 19.
Week # 1 Regular Season
Friday, Aug 17
Elkhart Central at Elkhart Memorial
The battle for Elkhart, enough said as they play for the mangy lion
FINAL SCORE: Elkhart Central 51-3 over Elkhart Memorial
Elkhart Central 1-0 at Goshen next Friday
SB Riley at SB Clay at Clay Field
This league non-conference game winner takes home the Kevin Powers trophy.
Clay will honor their 2002 Sectional & Regional championship team in a pre-game ceremony.
Internet broadcast: on Broadcastsport.net
FINAL SCORE: SB Clay 12-6 OT over SB Riley
SB Riley (0-1) hosts FW Wayne at Jackson Field next Friday
Mishawaka at Portage
1st of three NIC vs Dunleand match-ups
FINAL SCORE: Mishawaka 57-42 over Portage
Mishawaka (1-0) travels to arch-rival Penn (1-0) next Friday
Valparaiso at Penn
Traditional Duneland - NIC battle
Radio: WSBT 960 AM, 96.1 FM ; WGCS 91.1 FM , WTRC 95.3 FM
FINAL SCORE: Penn 35-28 over Valparaiso
Penn (1-0) hosts rival Mishawaka (1-0) next Friday
St. Joseph at Chesterton
State finalist St Joe travels to Duneland territory
FINAL SCORE: Chesterton 24-7 over St.Joseph
St. Joseph (0-1) travels to Wawasee next Friday
DeKalb at Marian
Marian hosts the Barons from the Fort Wayne area
FINAL SCORE: Marian 48-17 over DeKalb
Marian (1-0) travels to SB Adams (1-0) next Friday - site to tbd
SB Adams at Northridge
1st of two NIC - NLC match-ups
FINAL SCORE: SB Adams 46-20 over Northridge
SB Adams (1-0) hosts Marian (1-0) at site to tbd
SB Washington at Concord
State Finalist Washington under a new coach visit NLC power Concord
FINAL SCORE: Concord 30-25 over Concord
SB Washington (0-1) hosts Michigan City next Friday at site to tbd
State Polls - Preseason Rankings for NIC schools August 14
Class 5A - Penn is 3rd
Class 4A - SB Washington is 10th, Concord 8th, Mishawaka 16th
Class 3A - SB St. Joseph is 2nd, Marian is 5th
The NIC went 5-2 against their first games of the schedule.