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Bill Beck
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Is Concord football ready to run away with the NLC?

As in right now?

Posted on Sepa. 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sepp. 16, 2013 at 3:18 p.m.

A quick league-by-league shakedown after four weeks of regular season play:

In the NLC, Concord is stepping on the gas and will be tough to catch. The Minutemen should have no trouble pocketing a win at Goshen this week and after their annual grudge match with Jimtown in Week 6, coach Tim Dawson's club has NLC games at Plymouth and at home with Northridge and Warsaw. ... Northridge @ Warsaw this week shapes up as the most intriguing matchup. The Raiders had a three-game win streak stopped at Plymouth as the Rockies returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a score and Jack Barron's 58-yard third-quarter run were the backbreakers. Other than those big plays, it was a dead-even contest.

(John Harrell's page on the IHSAA website)

NORTHERN LAKES

ALL TIMES EASTERN

 

Conf

Pts

OP

AG

Pts

OP

Concord

  3-  0

121

31

  4-  0

163

37

Warsaw

  2-  0

48

19

  3-  1

95

82

NorthWood

  1-  1

42

52

  3-  1

91

92

Northridge

  1-  1

45

35

  3-  1

90

55

Plymouth

  1-  1

40

34

  3-  1

109

47

Elkhart Memorial

  1-  2

20

76

  1-  3

20

89

Wawasee

  0-  2

31

83

  1-  3

73

137

Goshen

  0-  2

31

48

  0-  4

45

145

Friday, Sep. 13

Concord 52, Wawasee 17
NorthWood 35, Goshen 21
Plymouth 21, Northridge 14
Warsaw 28, Elkhart Memorial 0

Friday, Sep. 20

Concord at Goshen, 7:30 pm
Northridge at Warsaw, 7:30 pm
Plymouth at Elkhart Memorial, 7:30 pm
Wawasee at NorthWood, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 27

Elkhart Memorial at South Bend Clay, 7 pm
Jimtown at Concord, 7:30 pm
NorthWood at Northridge, 7:30 pm
Plymouth at Wawasee, 7:30 pm
Warsaw at Goshen, 7:30 pm
‡Conference game

  In the NIC, the league championship will likely come from Penn, Marian, St. Joe and Mishawaka and after the way the Kingsmen dispatched Fort Wayne Snider, the No.1 team in Class 5A, by a 38-0 count, it appears headed for yet another title. The Kingsmen have only won the NIC 26 of the last 27 seasons. Go figure. ... But given some of the quirks of league scheduling  -- teams only play six contests which count in the standings -- it's conceivable that two teams could share this fall. Marian and Penn do not play each other and Mishawaka and St. Joe aren't scheduled to meet. ... Central didn't win, but it played much tougher last week in a loss to St. Joe than it did two Fridays ago with the Blue Blazers were blitzed by Penn. Central should get its first NIC victory this week vs. Riley at Jackson Field.

NORTHERN INDIANA

ALL TIMES EASTERN

 

Conf

Pts

OP

AG

Pts

OP

Mishawaka Marian

  2-  0

57

14

  3-  1

122

49

Mishawaka

  2-  0

55

8

  2-  2

69

58

Penn

  1-  0

49

0

  4-  0

168

7

South Bend St. Joseph

  1-  0

24

9

  3-  1

120

76

South Bend Adams

  1-  1

56

32

  2-  2

84

60

South Bend Riley

  1-  1

36

31

  1-  3

81

109

Elkhart Central

  0-  2

9

73

  2-  2

64

87

South Bend Clay

  0-  2

0

81

  0-  4

21

143

South Bend Washington

  0-  2

32

70

  0-  4

52

169

Friday, Sep. 13

Mishawaka 11, South Bend Riley 8
Mishawaka Marian 37, South Bend Clay 0
Penn 38, Fort Wayne Snider 0
South Bend Adams 42, South Bend Washington 12
South Bend St. Joseph 24, Elkhart Central 9

Friday, Sep. 20

Elkhart Central at South Bend Riley, 7 pm
Fort Wayne North at Mishawaka, 7 pm
Mishawaka Marian at South Bend Washington, 7 pm
Penn at South Bend Clay, 7 pm
South Bend Adams at South Bend St. Joseph, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 27

Elkhart Memorial at South Bend Clay, 7 pm
Mishawaka at Elkhart Central, 7 pm
South Bend Riley at South Bend Adams, 7 pm
South Bend St. Joseph at Mishawaka Marian, 7 pm
South Bend Washington at Penn, 7 pm
‡Conference game

  New Prairie @ Jimtown isn't merely the best game on the docket, it's like the game of the year in the NSC. The Cougars are averaging 41 points a game and the Jimmies are giving up roughly 10 points a game. The winner will take a big leg up in conference race. The Jims still have a date with Bremen while NP has a game left with Glenn.

NORTHERN STATE

ALL TIMES EASTERN

 

Conf

Pts

OP

AG

Pts

OP

Jimtown

  3-  0

90

22

  3-  1

110

43

New Prairie

  2-  0

89

7

  4-  0

165

35

John Glenn

  2-  1

70

22

  2-  2

77

47

Bremen

  1-  1

59

34

  2-  2

94

75

Culver

  1-  1

21

81

  2-  2

59

120

LaVille

  0-  2

23

71

  2-  2

99

83

Knox

  0-  2

15

83

  1-  3

41

146

Triton

  0-  2

26

73

  1-  3

57

113

Friday, Sep. 13

Bremen 52, Triton 7
Jimtown 42, Knox 8
Glenn 29, LaVille 9
New Prairie 62, Culver 0

Friday, Sep. 20

Bremen at Culver, 7 pm
Glenn at Triton, 7 pm
Knox at LaVille, 7:30 pm
New Prairie at Jimtown, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 27

Culver Academy at Glenn, 7:30 pm
Jimtown at Concord, 7:30 pm
Knox at Culver, 7:30 pm
LaVille at Bremen, 7 pm
Triton at New Prairie, 7:30 pm
‡Conference game

  Different season, pretty much same scenario in the NECC. Fairfield, Churubusco and Lakeland are the dominant teams. All three teams should hold serve and they won't play each other until the final three weeks of the regular season. If Fairfield can get by Eastside this week and Angola on Sept. 27, coach Bob Miller's club will take a 4-game win streak into back-to-back games with Lakeland and Busco.

NORTHEAST CORNER

ALL TIMES EASTERN

 

Conf

Pts

OP

AG

Pts

OP

Churubusco

  4-  0

163

19

  4-  0

163

19

Lakeland

  4-  0

157

39

  4-  0

157

39

Fairfield

  3-  1

133

73

  3-  1

133

73

Angola

  2-  1

44

58

  2-  2

44

102

Prairie Heights

  2-  2

72

75

  2-  2

72

75

West Noble

  1-  2

50

79

  1-  3

62

105

Eastside

  0-  3

48

83

  1-  3

94

105

Fremont

  0-  3

20

146

  1-  3

47

172

Central Noble

  0-  4

41

156

  0-  4

41

156

Friday, Sep. 13

Churubusco 31, Eastside 13
Fairfield 42, West Noble 13
Fremont 27, Southern Wells 26, 2 overtimes
Lakeland 31, Angola 0
Prairie Heights 28, Central Noble 0

Friday, Sep. 20

Central Noble at Fremont, 7 pm
Churubusco at Angola, 7 pm
Fairfield at Eastside, 7 pm
Lakeland at West Noble, 7 pm
Woodlan at Prairie Heights, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 27

Angola at Fairfield, 7 pm
Eastside at Lakeland, 7 pm
Fremont at Prairie Heights, 7 pm
Howe School at Central Noble, 7 pm
West Noble at Churubusco, 7 pm
‡Conference game

 




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