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Who would want to hack into our high school football online poll -- twice?

Who would want to hack our online poll?

Posted on Oct. 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.

I've heard of being "hacked'' .. but a double-hack? Strange, but very true. On our www.elkharttruth.com prep sports page, we have a High School Football Player of the Week promo. Started it this season with an online voting engine. Enjoyed the surprising success and interest from readers, but when the vote totals showed more than 17,000 on Monday, up to 36,000+ early Wednesday and more than 60,000 by Wednesday afternoon, we knew the fix was in.

 

High School Football Player of the Week 

  • Concord: Jarrell Pointdexter - Cought 8 passes for 153 yards and 4 TDs in a loss at Plymouth (0%)
  • Fairfield: Forrest Glogouski - Caught TD passes of 54 and 72 yards, blocked a punt in win over Lakeland (43%) 
  • Jimtown: Nik Olson - 6 carries, 134 yards and 2 TDs in a victory over Culver. (57%)

Total Voters: 60,710

 

This wasn't your typical Facebook "hack'' where a teenager steals her father's iPhone and types, "I have the best daughter in the whole world!!!'' in his status. No, we not only had one, but two Internet addresses showing excessive votes to our feed. Busted. Nik Olson of Jimtown and Forrest Glogouski of Fairfield were dominating the voting so much that Concord's Jarrell Pointdexter barely moved the percentage totals. With that, we laughed, shook our heads and our IT staff pulled the plug on it Wednesday afternoon.

We will know more later on whether we'll post another poll or not. Truth be known, we love the fact that two factions of fans thought our modest poll was worthy of techno shenanigans, but let's play fair next time, OK? Cool.

Conference Standings

With two weeks left, three of our four core conference titles are still up for grabs. Only New Prairie in the NSC looks to have a clear path to a trophy. The rest? Nothing close to being settled, though Friday's games could set up a series of winner-take-all scenarios next week. The biggest game in the area is Northridge's upstart Raiders heading to Dunlap to take on Concord, which is stinging from two straight losses. Both squads are 4-1 in the NLC along with Warsaw. The Tigers, who play at home to NorthWood this week, travel to Dunlap next Friday.

The NIC is the same way with Penn and Mishawaka each at 4-0 with a Week 9 date pending at Mishawaka. The Cavemen are on the road to rival Marian while Penn gets Riley at home. And in the NECC, Fairfield could forge a three-way tie by beating Churubusco on the road. It's the last league for the Falcons while Lakeland and 'Busco meet next week.

Check John Harrell's Indiana website for complete statewide conference standings.

NORTHERN LAKES
ALL TIMES EASTERN
  ConfPtsOPAGPtsOP
Northridge   4-  1 127 49   6-  1 172 69
Concord   4-  1 209 94   5-  2 265 135
Warsaw   4-  1 96 68   5-  2 143 131
Plymouth   3-  2 160 131   5-  2 229 144
NorthWood   2-  3 102 126   4-  3 151 166
Wawasee   2-  3 117 148   3-  4 159 202
Elkhart Memorial   1-  4 41 149   2-  5 76 175
Goshen   0-  5 64 151   0-  7 78 248
Friday, Oct. 4
Northridge 20, Goshen 0
NorthWood 30, Elkhart Memorial 15
Plymouth 42, Concord 39
Warsaw 14, Wawasee 13
Friday, Oct. 11
Elkhart Memorial at Wawasee, 7:30 pm
Goshen at Plymouth, 7:30 pm
Northridge at Concord, 7:30 pm
NorthWood at Warsaw, 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 18
Northridge at Elkhart Memorial, 7:30 pm
Plymouth at NorthWood, 7:30 pm
Warsaw at Concord, 7:30 pm
Wawasee at Goshen, 7:30 pm
‡Conference game
NORTHERN INDIANA
ALL TIMES EASTERN
  ConfPtsOPAGPtsOP
Penn   4-  0 222 7   7-  0 341 14
Mishawaka   4-  0 111 35   5-  2 142 99
Mishawaka Marian   3-  1 112 56   4-  3 177 111
South Bend Riley   3-  1 101 55   4-  3 166 133
South Bend St. Joseph   2-  2 107 128   4-  3 203 195
South Bend Adams   2-  3 110 117   3-  4 138 145
South Bend Clay   1-  3 7 138   1-  6 41 235
Elkhart Central   0-  4 46 143   2-  5 108 199
South Bend Washington   0-  5 32 169   0-  7 52 268
Friday, Oct. 4
Fort Wayne Snider 42, Elkhart Central 7
Mishawaka 28, South Bend Adams 14
Penn 58, South Bend St. Joseph 7
South Bend Riley 20, Mishawaka Marian 0
Saturday, Oct. 5
South Bend Clay 7, South Bend Washington 0
Friday, Oct. 11
Elkhart Central at South Bend Adams, 7 pm
Mishawaka at Mishawaka Marian, 7 pm
South Bend Riley at Penn, 7 pm
South Bend St. Joseph at South Bend Clay, 7 pm
South Bend Washington at St. Viator (Ill.), 8 pm
Friday, Oct. 18
East Chicago Central at South Bend Adams, 7 pm
Mishawaka Marian at Elkhart Central, 7 pm
Penn at Mishawaka, 7 pm
South Bend Clay at South Bend Riley, 7 pm
South Bend Washington at South Bend St. Joseph, 7 pm
‡Conference game
NORTHERN STATE
ALL TIMES EASTERN
  ConfPtsOPAGPtsOP
New Prairie   5-  0 232 14   7-  0 308 42
Bremen   4-  1 191 61   5-  2 226 102
Jimtown   4-  1 146 47   5-  2 201 82
Glenn   3-  2 110 84   3-  4 136 132
LaVille   2-  3 84 127   4-  3 160 139
Culver   1-  4 55 196   2-  5 93 235
Knox   1-  4 48 175   2-  5 74 238
Triton   0-  5 44 206   1-  6 75 246
Friday, Oct. 4
Bremen 49, Knox 6
Jimtown 49, Culver 0
LaVille 31, Triton 12
New Prairie 56, Glenn 0
Friday, Oct. 11
Bremen at Jimtown, 7:30 pm
John Glenn at Culver, 7 pm
New Prairie at LaVille, 7:30 pm
Triton at Knox, 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 18
Culver at LaVille, 7 pm
Jimtown at Triton, 7 pm
Glenn at Bremen, 7:30 pm
Knox at New Prairie, 7:30 pm
‡Conference game
NORTHEAST CORNER
ALL TIMES EASTERN
  ConfPtsOPAGPtsOP
Churubusco   6-  0 226 26   7-  0 246 29
Fairfield   6-  1 290 125   6-  1 290 125
Lakeland   6-  1 228 102   6-  1 228 102
Angola   3-  3 78 132   3-  4 78 176
Prairie Heights   3-  3 108 109   3-  4 115 141
West Noble   2-  4 70 175   2-  5 82 201
Eastside   1-  5 150 179   2-  5 196 201
Fremont   1-  5 89 255   2-  5 116 281
Central Noble   0-  6 75 211   1-  6 123 223
Friday, Oct. 4
Angola 13, Prairie Heights 7
Churubusco 20, Culver Academy 3
Eastside 60, Fremont 13
Fairfield 49, Lakeland 10
West Noble 20, Central Noble 14
Friday, Oct. 11
Angola at Fremont, 7 pm
Eastside at Central Noble, 7:30 pm
Fairfield at Churubusco, 7 pm
Lakeland at Fort Wayne Concordia, 7 pm
West Noble at Prairie Heights, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 18
Central Noble at Angola, 7 pm
Churubusco at Lakeland, 7 pm
Culver Academy at Fairfield, 7:30 pm
Fremont at West Noble, 7 pm
Prairie Heights at Eastside, 7 pm
‡Conference game


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