Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Sports

August 22, 2013

AREA PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Grid squads ready to lace ‘em up

GOSHEN — It’s the opening week for high school football and Fairfield Falcon coach Bob Miller relates it to a holiday.

“I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve. I can’t wait for Friday night,” the veteran coach said.

Another veteran coach Tim Dawson at Concord said, “After 23 practices our kids are ready to hit someone other than a teammate.”

The weather was perfect to start practice with lower temperatures and humidity before those elements started cranking up this week.

“At least it happened before Friday night so the kids have a chance to get acclimated a little better,” Dawson said. “That will help out especially with two-way players.”

The Falcons are not only adjusting to the weather, but getting back into a routine as Fairfield returned to school last Monday.

“We are probably one of the few schools around here that had a full two weeks of two-a-days,” Miller said.

The highlight game of the first week as it has been in recent years has the Jimtown Jimmies visiting the NorthWood Panthers at Andrews Field in Nappanee. The field is named after the school’s legendary coach Jim Andrews who amassed an impressive record of 150-67 over 20 seasons (1972-91) before he died in an automobile accident in the spring of 1991.

Jimtown at NorthWood

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Series record: Jimtown 13-5

Last season: Jimtown 27-0


NorthWood scrimmaged Elkhart Central in preparation for the season.

“It was a good change for us,” NorthWood coach Scott Hoover said. “Central has some good players, but we matched up well with them. We got out of the scrimmage what we wanted. It gave us a chance to evaluate some players and to see if we can play at a faster and more physical pace.”

The Panthers were a 28-2 winner in 2011 when the teams last clashed at Andrews Field.

“Our guys always want to beat the teams close to you,” Hoover said. “Our kids go to church with the Jimtown players. We see them at the fair. One thing we told them about last season’s game is we are a different team with the opportunity to leave its mark on the program.”

It may be a different team, but many of the skill players return including the starting quarterback 6-2 (205) senior Will Kirkwood.

“It’s always nice to have a returner at quarterback,” Hoover said. “Jimtown can throw a lot of things at you with their blitz packages and Will has seen just about everything.”

The NW offensive line is anchored by returning starters — 5-10 (240) senior Jake Snider at center, 5-11 (215) junior at left guard and 6-2 (195) senior Corbin Johnson at left tackle. Six-two (208) senior Tanner White, who started on defense a year ago, is slated to start at right tackle.

“They all played in the game last season and now have a year under their belt,” Hoover added.

Six-foot (165) junior Marquis Schieber is slated to start at quarterback for the Jimmies.

“He is a very athletic kid,” Hoover said. “When he keeps the ball and gets around the edge he can go.”

Text Only
Sports
  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Is this a commercial for batting gloves or a baseball game?

    Major league baseball desperately needs to speed up the action. Here's a place to start: Nix the mind-numbing ritual of hitters who first adjust the right batting glove, then the left one, after every single pitch.
     

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT GN140822 Nick Martin ND Player to Watch: Nick Martin For the past three years, he’s simply been “Zack’s brother.” It’s always been about Zack. Upon arriving at Notre Dame as a freshman, Zack Martin started every single game of his four-year career. But he’s departed to the NFL now, and it’s not-so-little brother Nick’s time to shine.|Each week leading up to the start of the Notre Dame football season, beat writer Robby Howard will showcase a key Irish player to watch, previewing 10 players in total. Three players will be featured next week leading up to the season-opener against

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • WNBA MVP Basketball [TGN Online] Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring. The WNBA announced that Moore will receive the award before the Lynx host San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 120928 GHS-NR FB 05 H.S. FOOTBALL: Week 1 looks to be a scorcher GOSHEN — During the Elkhart County 4-H Fair I had a chance encounter with Bob Miller, coach of the Fairfield Falcons.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140821 West Noble Football Letterwinners H.S. FOOTBALL: West Noble ready to start 2014 campaign LIGONIER — The West Noble Chargers are coming off a 3-7 campaign in 2013 and have 19 letterwinners back for the upcoming season that begins on Friday with a home game against the Central Noble Cougars.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140615 goshen fb practice 20 New coaches follow fathers' footsteps GOSHEN — Two of the more anticipated games of the local high school football season in recent years will take place Friday. The Goshen Redskins host the Carroll Chargers at Foreman Field in Goshen and the NorthWood Panthers travel down SR 19 to face the Jimtown Jimmies.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - PT080714 - PT Tom Lindley column - pic Another stumble begs questions about Notre Dame Not again. Not Notre Dame. Sorry, Irish fans. It’s sad but true. The stench of academic fraud — followed by a sweeping investigation — is back in the air in South Bend. With the season opener against Rice set for Aug. 30, Notre Dame finds itself with

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michigan St Notre Dame Football-6 [GOSHEN NEWS] ND FOOTBALL: WR Robinson settles into football path SOUTH BEND — At Notre Dame football media day, Corey Robinson is holding court. Peppered with questions ranging from the academic rigor of Notre Dame to what music means to him, he answers everything with a smile, and usually draws a laugh from the four or five reporters circled around him at his white table.|SOUTH BEND — At Notre Dame football media day, Corey Robinson is holding court. Peppered with questions ranging from the academic rigor of Notre Dame to what music means to him, he answers everything with a smile, and usually draws a laugh from the f

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packers Rams Football [GOSHEN NEWS] NFL: NFC North has plenty of potential for points Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT GN140820 Kelly ND Media Day Notre Dame football: Kelly not changing team goals Five days ago, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly learned that he was going to lose four players — three starters — until an investigation into alleged academic misconduct was completed. Not much has changed since then. Kelly said he has talked to the four players under investigation, and has addresses it with the team every day. But now, Kelly has to move on.|SOUTH BEND — Five days ago, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly learned that he was going to lose four players — three starters — until an investigation into alleged academic misconduct was completed.Not much has changed since then. Kelly said he has t

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Hamm Talks Emmy Chances Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Raw: Egypt Bus Crash Kills at Least 33 Two Bodies Found in Adjacent Yards Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Rescue Efforts Suspended at Japan Landslide Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Raw: Smaller Marches in Ferguson Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn Farm Resurgence Grows With Younger Crowd Microbrewery Chooses Special Can for Its Beer Ky. Firefighters Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge Federal Investigation Will Look at Use of Force Community Deals With Michael Brown Aftermath US: We Do Not Pay Ransom to Terrorists
Poll

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results