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Posted by Guest on 19 November 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted by Shane Falco on 23 September 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted by scecina_atc on 09 November 2011 - 10:30 AM
As a staff member of the Scecina football team I would like to tell everyone the Scecina82 in no ways reflects the ideals or thoughts of Scecina staff or players. I hope for their benefit they aren't a Scecina student being stupid. As a staff member and avid GID member we know that NV will give us a run for our money. Any team that has gone this far should in no way be overlooked. The Scecina team will work hard this week as they have every week to prepare for a game. Each team knows the magnitude of this game as it could be their last. The qb from NV will give us a run for our money and the Scecina secondary understands the task they have at hand. Please use this propaganda from Scecina82 as what it is, and it only exposes the insights of one bandwagoner who has no understanding of what he/she is talking about.
That being said, I wish MIlan and Linton the best of luck. It would be a real honor to meet either of you in the semi-state but as far as I am concerned we have to take it a game at a time. Being on the sidelines of that Milan game a few years ago I know that if Milan wins they will be out for blood. I do recall that game was intense and very wet. Both Linton and MIlan are great teams and have a lot of talent that will hopefully cause for a great game.
Also, if Scecina gets to the state finals and LCC is there as well I would LOVE to meet the man that caused my father so many headaches and give you a GID shirt if you don't already have one because I thought I was the only one that could get to my dad (thanks for the fun).
Posted by CoachNowlin on 08 November 2011 - 11:10 AM
Hopefully he wears his State Championship ring so SN folk can see what it looks like.
Pretty sad commentary from a supposed teacher and coach. Typical and expected I guess. What else is new.
Posted by Oski on 06 December 2012 - 08:38 AM
Dose LCC's first Title mean more... because it was won in a 3 Class System?
Dose it mean it was LCC's best Team ever?
You beat whoever is placed in front of you...and you are the Champs.
A 1A Title is a 1A Title.
Whether it was won in a 3-4-5-6 Class system....or... "Tradition Enhanced"
There are no astericks
Posted by Bobref on 29 November 2012 - 07:47 AM
Secondly, what sort of message is this sending to the potential pool of applicants? I would think that this sort of attitude would shrink the pool right at the time WC wants to be as expansive in their search as possible.
Posted by CoachNowlin on 08 November 2011 - 02:13 PM
I suggest you stay out of this. Again you do not know your history, South Newton made its best attempts to drag LCC through the mud, publically blasting the Knights coaches and admins, and turning LCC into the IHSAA for alleged recruting. Of course as we have said, LCC does not recruit, so after a inverstigation by the IHSAA nothing was found. Egg on the SN face, Not to mention South Newtown coaches going to the newspaper and claiming LCC cheated to win a sectional baseball game. I respect Coach Durham to the fullest, have known him for 12 years now, and am glad he's doing well and he does a great job with SN. But I want LCC to BLAST SN Frday Night. Make no bones about it.
You know I had a nice piece of wonderful words all set for you. Im choosing to NOT stoop to your level of immaturity. I do not play your silly games that you play. Continue to do what you do there "coach" ( I use that word very loosely when referring to you) .
Good luck to all my friends over at South Newton. Even you CARD!!! Or Vansdeferens, or whatever go by now. You guys have had a great season thus far, I wish you nothing but good fortune come Friday Night, you have a uphill challenge but I know your coaching staff well enough (maybe not 12 years ) to know that you will be well prepared and you will play hard for 48 minutes and let the chips fall where they fall.
Posted by War Daddy on 07 September 2011 - 09:46 PM
Steele Johnson? Really? In the spirit of Tosh.0, How many jokes can I make in 30 seconds: 1.These medals are heavy, just hang the fourth one there. 2.Good thing he doesn't compete in the back stroke. 3. No, really. You can get in line for the diving board in front of me. 4. Coach, my entry seems perfect but I still get a big splash? 5. These speedos are too tight in the front. OK, times up! And I thought Gehrig and Nolan Ryan Dieter was corny.
What I find more interesting is the FIC below that of the "Carmel" diver. (whose name is Steele Johnson, I thought I saw his credits in a Jenna Jameson film) He is from Carmel but attends high school in California in order to advance his diving career. Starting to see a lot of that in sports, expecially individual sports like swimming, track, wrestling, etc
Posted by Guest on 31 January 2013 - 09:29 AM
Give up my love for Gridiron digest, Master Chef YouTube videos, and weekly nursing home visits.... to join my one true love. For at my door was my 2nd grade music teacher Mrs. Valentino. The way her skin reflected the sun between her wrinkles, the way her chest smelled of vapor rub, the noise her shoe on her bad leg made every time she walked down the hall... I could not believe it, here she was right before my eyes, hand extended.... asking me to help her up my front step. So gentleman, I made the only choice I could.... I spent the next two years of my life with the greatest woman in the world. Our love was strong... comparable only to the 87' State Champion Whitko's defensive line... anyone who watched that game understands. Well the unthinkable happened... the love of my life... my "Lombardi of Trophies" passed away in an unfortunate Fugu accident. Her love for rare fish would be her demise... much like Rex Ryan's love for Sanchez. So long story short... I'm back... and now that I'm back I figure what better subject to start with then the OBVIOUS need for new Football conferences in Indiana.
With Gas prices being higher than a working lady in Thailand, and parochial schools having more power than Bo Jackson on Tecmo Bowl... we as a state really need to rethink our current conferences. A great example is the forward thinking of Shenandoah , Taylor, eastern greentown, and lapel. What about a super conference??? maybe with divisions??? The CIC has seen its share of teams in and out... Tipton being one of them (wonder if they regret that?) Also It has always confused me how Frankton and Lapel aren't in the same conference... aren't they in the same school system????
Posted by Guest on 27 November 2012 - 07:43 PM
You are waaaaay off base newbie!
I may not agree with Muda on many things, but his opinions offer insight and a level of thought that I feel is beneficial to the GID.
You will not win on this one....
I may be a newbie in the number of posts, but I have been an avid supporter of this forum since 2005. Muda asking questions he knows the answer to set me off. (regarding if Catholic school like Luers would ever let Jews or Atheists enroll? ) Come on man......that's ridiculous.
Posted by banddad on 22 August 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted by Wabash82 on 17 November 2011 - 07:12 PM
Posted by Guest on 19 November 2012 - 04:08 PM
The year: 2030. The week after Thanksgiving weekend. Early evening; it’s dark.
The scene: A farm house. 8 Publics are playing cards around a table; other publics are drinking and talking. The mood is festive. Three p/p’s are crouched outside of the window watching the festivities.
Jimtown: What game are we playing?
Sheridan: How about 5 card draw?
Northwood: Sounds good.
Reitz: Ok, I’ll deal.
Adams Central: It sure is fun around here this time of year.
Heritage Hills: Yep, another great football state championship weekend for us.
Lowell: Sure beats the old days.
Indian Creek: No kidding. Remember how we used to lose to all of the p/p’s?
Northwood: Yeah. That was terrible.
Jimtown: Not anymore. This was 10 in a row for us.
Lowell: I know. 3 for us. And 9 straight finals appearances.
Reitz: Don’t remind me. You’ve beaten us three years in a row.
Lowell: Yeah, but you won the three prior to that.
Reitz: True. Oh well. You can beat us every year for all you did back in 2019.
Lowell: Ahh, the war of 2019. It’s too bad it cost so many lives.
Jimtown: Yep, programs lost, AD’s fired. The carnage was unbelievable.
Fishers: What are you guys talking about?
Sheridan: The war of 2019. Don’t you remember?
Northwood: He was pretty young back then. Sheridan, you explain what happened.
Sheridan: OK. Back before the IHSAA refused to allow p/p’s to participate in football, they used to beat us constantly. For years and years, we were their punching bags. We tried everything: success bumps, multipliers, economic adjustments, bumping them all up a class. Nothing worked. They kept winning. It didn’t matter what class we put them in.
Jimtown: Yep. 2019, that was the year everything came to a head. Cathedral won 5A, Bishop Chatard 4A, Bishop Luers 3A, and LCC 2A. Penn was the only public in the finals from 2A to 5A and Cathedral beat them 62 to 7. Sheridan was the only public winner in 1A by default.
Reitz: All of the publics got together and mutinied. A huge demonstration took place at GID which turned into a mass riot. Publics and p/p’s viciously attacked each other. There was bloodshed, bruised egos, damaged expectations, and destroyed reputations. The IHSAA was finally forced to do something to avoid further carnage. The p/p’s weren’t allowed to play football anymore.
Jimtown: That’s right. There was some discussion of putting them all in the same class, but we all thought that would cheapen our tournaments. So me, Lowell, Sheridan, and most of the others here, led the coup which resulted in elimination of all football programs in p/p schools. It was a beautiful day when it happened.
Sheridan: I remember. That was our first championship since 2007. We haven’t lost since.
Jimtown: Well, I have to give you credit. You have a great coach, a very good feeder program, and a really committed community supporting you. You deserve the success you’ve had.
Sheridan: Thanks. See, Fishers? Look around the room at all of the success. We’ve won 11 state championships in a row. Northwood, 11 straight regionals, 8 semi-states and 5 state championships; Heritage Hills, 11 straight finals appearances, 6 state championships; Adams Central, 11 regionals, 6 semi-states. That is some serious success we’re talking about.
Reitz: Yeah. Look at Jimtown for example. Sure they won 4 state championships under the old system, but since we instituted the new system in 2020, they’ve won 7 out of the last 11. That wouldn’t have been possible if the p/p’s were still around.
Tri-County Hendricks: True. But you have to admit there are extenuating factors.
West Lafayette: What do you mean?
Tri-County Hendricks: I don’t mean to be bitter. But we’ve been to semi-state 9 times and have lost to Jimtown each time. They have a higher median income than we do. We have way more students in the federal lunch program than they do. Many of our students live on farms and are unable to play football. I respect what they have accomplished but it is hardly a level playing field.
Jimtown: Wait a minute. I don’t think YOU understand. We’ve spent decades developing our youth program. It is one of the best in the state. We’ve created a culture where all of the kids in the community want to play football and their parents, many of whom played at Jimtown, when they were in high school, support the program. The kids get good instruction for 6 years prior to even getting to high school. It isn’t our problem that you haven’t made the commitment to get where we are.
Tri-County Hendricks: That’s fine, but it is YOU who don’t understand. We can never get to the point you are at with our community. We don’t have the income; we don’t have the parental involvement; we don’t have the same pool of kids that you do.
Jimtown: Pool of kids? We have the same pool of kids. That is what the class system is for. We each have nearly the same number of kids so we are in the same class. I don’t know what “pool of kids” has to do with anything.
Tri-County Hendricks: You draw kids from a much larger area than we do. Kids are drawn to your program because of its success. It’s a catalytic reaction. The more success you have, the more kids want to play there, the better your kids get, the more success you have, the more kids want to play there, and on and on. We can’t compete with that. It isn’t about effort. No amount of effort can get us there. It’s not fair!
In the meantime, Sheridan was toasting to the publics’ success. "Gentlemen," concluded Sheridan, "I will give you the same toast as before, but in a different form. Fill your glasses to the brim. Gentlemen, here is my toast: To the prosperity of The Publics!"
There was the same hearty cheering as before, and the mugs were emptied to the dregs. But as the p/p’s outside gazed at the scene, it seemed to them that some strange thing was happening. What was it that had altered in the faces of the publics? Their eyes flitted from one face to another. Some of them had five chins, some had four, some had three. But what was it that seemed to be melting and changing? Then, the applause having come to an end, the company took up their cards and continued the game that had been interrupted, and the p/p’s crept silently away.
But they had not gone twenty yards when they stopped short. An uproar of voices was coming from the farmhouse. They rushed back and looked through the window again. Yes, a violent quarrel was in progress. There were shoutings, bangings on the table, sharp suspicious glances, furious denials. The source of the trouble appeared to be that Jimtown and Tri-County Hendricks had each played an ace of spades simultaneously.
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the publics. The p/p’s outside looked from public to p/p, and from p/p to public, and from public to p/p again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Posted by Bobref on 08 November 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted by Guest on 08 November 2012 - 11:08 AM
Coach K taught me some "life lessons" during my time playing football so far. Two-a-days my sophomore year was probably the hardest 2 weeks of my life (physically and mentally), it was hot and our practices at NR are always quite hard. (ill elaborate further)
I liked Coach K but if I have to pick something negative i'm sure me and most of my teammates would pick the practices. My teammates and I arent wimps, I can say with near-certainty that our practices are tougher than maybe all but 1 of the teams in the NLC, until 2 weeks ago we went to football 5 days a week starting in June. We were still going hard for 2.5 hours a day in week 9/10 with conditioning at the end of most practices.
We dont have that many kids on the team compared to other 4A schools so there isnt much depth to go around, and this affects reps/everything in practice. But 12 straight weeks of hard practices when other teams are taking a day off here and there, going in shorts, and having generally easier practices as is common late in the season doesnt exactly help us. A lot of guys simply got worn out, and dreaded practice. We had alot of injuries this year, and most of them occurred in practice rather than on the field. Thats my only complaint about Coach K, im trying not to be too negative here as I know this is generally frowned upon on the GID.
If you play football at NR, you dont "play to win the game" as the great Herm Edwards once said.
I know this sounds pathetic, but its true. If you play football at Northridge you play because you love the game of football, not because you have fantasies of winning state (or having a winning record for that matter). This isnt to say that we are all resigned to being a "typical NR team", however. My teammates and I give 110% every time we hit the field, From the Starting Quarterback to the Special Teamer, every single one of us does our best, every play, even if our best isnt quite good enough to win. We know we dont have gigantic linemen every year like Concord, or 6-5 wide receivers, or D-1 commits, or freakishly fast athletes, yes this makes a difference in winning games. We are always the smaller, weaker, slower, less-talented team, but we never give up no matter what (cliche, I know) and that is the most important thing I have learned playing under Coach Kirkton.
The future is bright for our program. Our JV team actually went 5-4 this year. There are alot of younger players coming up who are very committed to making themselves better in the offseason, NR players as of late have really been hitting the weights and running routes to get better, almost as soon as football ends. The coaches dont organize these, we MAKE eachother go. I know a sophomore who was a chubby 7th grader three years ago who never saw the field, and this year he started at varsity linebacker. He, like several other teammates have done, resolved himself to make himself a better player by any means possible, and therefore make the team a little bit better. Hes hit the weights 5 times a week for 2 years, gave up soda and fatty foods, and throws in a 4 mile run once a week. A little excessive yes but peak physical condition really helps at NR, especially when you have to play Two Ways and Special Teams. Our varsity quarterback actually started at defense (CB) several games this season, a situation relatively few 4A-5A teams have to face. The Saturday after we lost to Concord, tired and sore, some teammates and I went to the game field to run routes/throw and run the bleachers with him. We will be a better team next year.
Yes I would have liked to win games, to maybe play for a team like Indianapolis Cathedral or Concord, but looking at it now I wouldnt trade my teammates for anything, even if it means a dismal record on paper. I felt like quitting after games, especially last year, when our fellow students booed us and the stands were empty by halftme. As an NR football player you get used to taunting by other teams, fellow students, teachers, parents, etc. It just doesnt affect us like many seem to believe, we just go out and play our hardest football. This isnt to say we dont make mistakes, but we do our best to ensure the other team is sore Saturday morning, to execute the game plan, and to let the other team know we can play. So far at NR I have played in 3 games that we have won, this includes JV and freshman. Playing for a team like us really makes you appreciate winning, and after we beat Angola this year almost everybody was either laughing (or crying) with joy. Yes, alot of players on my team are angry towards the coaches, especially after none of them attended the fall awards ceremony. Alot of players are bitter just like last year, who wouldnt be.. when in our 2nd round sectional the entire second half was a scoreless battle between our varsity.. and Concords 3rd/4th stringers. But thats over with. Whoever our coach is next year we will be ready to learn the new system and play football, as usual.
Posted by Impartial Observer on 03 November 2012 - 09:10 PM
A quality record for sure playing the worst teams in the state...Go Team!
Hotrod, you've obviously got a problem with non-metro public schools. We get it, they didn't play the toughest schedule in the state. However being a member of the Mid-Southen Conference requires them to play seven conference games. Their non-conference games include Madison, a larger school in close proximity (possible rival) and Providence a local traditionally solid Catholic school. The players have NO, ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH control over their schedule. They did put two pretty good butt-whoopings on both Brownstown and Corydon, who I don't think any would argue are weak opponents.
I personally would love to see a Charlestown/Chatard matchup. I have no idea what would happen, I'll leave that for you gurus that already know the predeterimed outcome. I know enough to know that the teams themselves are totally focused on this weeks opponents. You keep beating the schedule drum, I hope it makes you feel better.
Posted by markio on 29 October 2012 - 08:58 AM
Posted by JAKONE on 28 October 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted by SHS98 on 28 October 2012 - 10:04 AM
Coach would've put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.
Posted by TrojanDad on 27 October 2012 - 08:04 AM
Indpls Broad Rippler?