When the Rensselaer coaching staff huddled over the summer about switching to a five-man defensive front, coach Chris Meeks knew he needed a good nose tackle to make it work.
You'll find his name on Rensselaer's football roster. He's listed as No. 3, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior running back-defensive back.
As bus rides go, there are no short trips in the Hoosier Conference for Rensselaer, ranging from a 45-minute hike to Twin Lakes to a two-hour trek to Tipton.
It's hard to under-value what Austin Hooker means to the Tipton offense.
On the football field, success is measured by yards and points kept track of on scoreboards by people like Steve Roberts.
It's common in smaller towns like Rensselaer, where the community wraps its arms around the high school football team.
When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life.
Situated roughly halfway between Northwest Indiana and Lafayette, Rensselaer doesn't draw great attention from either media market.
It's rare that you find a coach and a son in the same program, but it's even more rare that the two find success.
RENSSELAER | The Rensselaer student body stormed Harrison Field after Friday night’s 20-6 victory over rival Kankakee Valley to reclaim the Cracker Barrel.
Emilie Ziese saw her senior basketball season flash before her eyes when a doctor said three simple letters: ACL.
Back when Chelsie Meeks was in seventh grade, her father, Chris, the Rensselaer Middle School track coach at the time, brought a discus home from practice one day.
CROWN POINT | The Duneland Athletic Conference wrestling championship will come down to next weekend's conference meet after Times No. 1 Crown Point edged out No. 2 Portage 31-24 at Saturday's Crown Point Super Duals.
MERRILLVILLE | Trevor Berg clutched his right knee and the Andrean sideline froze.
RENSSELAER | Rensselaer defensive lineman Luke Robertson extended his hand and helped Bowman Academy's quarterback Antonio Pipkin off the Harrison Field turf after one of four sacks Friday night.
MOROCCO | Rensselaer was determined to get its passing game going in Friday’s first-round sectional game at North Newton.
Rensselaer intercepted six passes, including Ab Kiger's 44-yard pick for a score, and rolled to a 31-6 Hoosier Conference win over Benton Central on Friday night.
Rensselaer's offense was stymied in a 15-0 loss to Hoosier Conference foe Lafayette Central Catholic on Friday night.
Hunter Hickman completed 7-of-14 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns as Rensselaer defeated Delphi 28-12 in Hoosier Conference play.
Hunter Hickman ran for one touchdown and threw for another, but West Lafayette defeated Rensselaer 42-18 Friday night in Hoosier Conference play.
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