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August 25, 2013

FRIDAY FOOTBALL REVIEW: Multiple Wabash Valley squads have season-opening statement games

TERRE HAUTE — Several Wabash Valley high school football teams had statement games in their season openers Friday night.

Terre Haute North ended its statement with an exclamation point, scoring the first 44 points in a 44-14 win over Castle — a team ranked four or five spots ahead of the Patriots in the Class 5A preseason polls.

“I think it gives the whole team more confidence and lets everyone else know we can be state contenders if we keep performing this way,” Patriot running back Ricky Brookins said after that game, during which he had 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns by the end of the first quarter.

Also showing notice were Rockville’s Rox, 42-6 winners over Seeger, and South Vermillion’s Wildcats in a 35-2 decision over Covington.

Not quite as decisive, but just as impressive a statement, was Sullivan’s 30-27 win over Vincennes Lincoln on Kynon Johnson’s late field goal. And Northview’s 22-18 comeback win at Indianapolis Broad Ripple was a good opening for the Mark Raetz era.

In the business-as-usual category were Linton’s 50-12 win over Eastern Greene, North Central’s 66-6 victory over Union and North Vermillion’s 56-0 blanking of Turkey Run. Although the Falcons had some impressive offensive numbers in the latter game, their defense was even better, holding to Warriors to minus 106 yards rushing and minus 80 total yards.

Both West Vigo and Terre Haute South fell in the close-but-no-cigar category, and for similar reasons. The Vikings were behind 22-0 to Evansville Harrison and the Braves trailed Evansville North 24-0 early, but West Vigo got within 28-22 and was inside the 5-yard line as time expired, while South had a pass off fingertips in the end zone that could have completely reversed momentum in the Braves’ 37-20 setback.

Friday’s results also demonstrated what could be a two-level Wabash River Conference. Rockville may be ready to join North Vermillion in the top half along with Fountain Central, a 50-31 winner over Southmont, and Attica, which handed Riverton Parke its 24th straight loss by a 71-0 score.  

In other conference outcomes:

• Conference Indiana — The other six members of the new league for North and South went 4-2, the scarier wins a 21-16 victory by Southport over always-strong Roncalli and Bloomington South’s 35-0 pasting of Bedford North Lawrence (although the fact that star quarterback Jesse Millikan went with his father when members of last year’s BNL staff moved on to Evansville North was no doubt a factor). Franklin Central outlasted Decatur Central 58-50 and Perry Meridian downed Greenwood 42-19 for Conference Indiana’s other wins, while Bloomington North lost 49-21 to Columbus East and Columbus North suffered a very surprising 34-32 loss to Plainfield.

• Western Indiana Conference — The other three WIC teams went 1-2 against Putnam County opposition. Edgewood beat North Putnam 34-12 and Brown County defeated Cloverdale 14-6, but South Putnam routed Owen Valley 26-0. South Putnam coach Troy Burgess, of course, used to coach the Patriots, and his current team figures to be an emerging power after dropping back to Class A.

n Southwest Conference — With Linton out of the conference mix, North Central should be battling for the top spot with North Knox — a 79-8 winner over Pike Central — and North Daviess, which beat Tecumseh 30-13. Wood Memorial lost its opener 55-6 to Princeton.

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