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2/8/2014 2:58:00 PM
Hamilton County is tops

10-4-13

Hello Sports Fans.
All hail the Shamrocks, Indiana and Hamilton County's newest No. 1 team! Hey, it's good to be from Hamilton County. Think about it like this. It's easier to talk about who hasn't won a state championship, or at least been ranked among the state's elite lately than it is to talk about who has, or is. When we say Hamilton County is the best place in Indiana, we're not just talking about population growth, baby. HamCo is THE place, yes, all caps, THE place to be for high school football!
As for me, it was a so-so week. The ol' Caldron slipped to a 5-2 record. For the season that puts me at 33-11. Still better than Vegas, Baby!
NHS-Southeastern
Two schools at 4-2 with more similarities than not. Both schools beat Brownsburg by 20 or better. Both pounded Lafayette Jeff. Both have won three of their past five. Yet something feels different. Listen Miller fans, I hope I'm wrong but the offense hasn't hit high gear in a few weeks and the defense can't carry the team forever. I hate picking against NHS but the month of October has bad joo-joo. The Royals rumble, 24-10.
Westfield-McCutcheon
Wow, you get ranked No. 1 and then a game with a Lafayette school! Coach Jake Gilbert must be living right. In addition to all the good stuff, a win this week gives him a 14-14 overall record in Westfield and it may be one game but it's a lot better than a sub-.500 mark. So, any chance McCutcheon will spoil it all? Sure. There's always a chance. Heck, there's a chance Theo the Great will lead the Cubs to a World Series next year. And while we're yucking it up, there's a chance IU football will win the Big 10, uh, 11, er, 12 . . . or whatever it is. Smart money goes with the 'Rocks, 35-14.
Heights-Northwestern
Double H takes to the road for a big Mid-Indiana game against Northwestern. Win this week and the crown can be locked up next week against Western. Lose and it's Katy bar the door and hold on. Both squads are tough but the Huskies are tougher. It may not be pretty, but H2 stays perfect in conference, 31-24.
Sheridan-Tipton
At the beginning of the season, this looked like one to watch. After all, the Blue Devils knocked off H2 and were on a roll with three straight wins. Then came three straight losses against teams with a combined 16-2 record. Ouch. Sheridan has looked like, well, Sheridan the last month and rolls into tonight on a four-game win streak. Should be good, right? Wrong. Sorry Blackhawk fans, but the home field matters in this one. Tipton 22, Sheridan 16.
Guerin-Brebeuf
Poor Guerin is having a tough enough year and then Roncalli had to go and tick off B-recuiting-beuf by beating the former top-ranked team in 3A. Actually, B-recuiting-beuf has lost two of their last three and can either watch the season slide away or turn things around. Guerin, in the meantime, has fallen five out of six times and after this week meets Chatard. Sorry Golden Eagles, tough season. Guerin falls 35-0.
Fishers-Zionsville
Yup, there Westfield sits atop the Indiana high school football rankings, and yet here Fishers sits atop the HCC. Both schools have 5-1 records but (and isn't there always a but) Fishers owns a 48-45 three - count 'em, three - overtime win over the 'Rocks. That makes this week's game with Zeville is crucial to a conference title. Fear not Tiger fans, no one has to go fishing for a win tonight. The Tigers ground the Eagles, 42-12.
Carmel-Warren Central
Four vs. five, traditional powerhouse vs. traditional powerhouse . . . anyway you cut it, this is a battle of heavyweights. Both schools are 4-2 overall, but Carmel only has one loss in the MIC - although Center Grove is sitting pretty on top. This game could easily go either way, but the Caldron has a feeling the Greyhound defense might rise to the occasion, by George. Take the City by the C, 28-14.






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