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2012 Football season openers.

August 18, 2012
By 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

non-conference games:

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 Clay (1-0) travels to LaPorte (0-1) next Friday

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.





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