WHEATFIELD | Big plays were the rule rather than the exception in No. 3 Rensselaer’s dominating 60-34 victory over host Kankakee Valley on Friday night in the season opening game for both teams.
When Mike Hackett started his career as a teacher and boys basketball coach 20-plus years ago, the landscape of Hoosier Hysteria was much different. It was like an old movie with Gene Hackman.
GARY | North Newton’s Bryce Carden gave Tuesday’s wild seventh inning between the Spartans and Rensselaer a fitting ending.
RENSSELAER | Rensselaer knew if it was going to advance to its first sectional championship in six seasons it was going to have to win the rebounding battle against Winamac to get there.
WINAMAC | Halftime came at the wrong time for Rensselaer on Tuesday night.
TIPTON | It wasn’t how Rensselaer wanted its season to end Friday night at Tipton.
TIPTON | Apparently, Rensselaer's going to have to keep pounding on the semistate door before the Bombers can knock it down.
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.
RENSSELAER | Moments after Rensselaer’s resounding 24-0 win over Bremen on Friday night, much of the student body formed a huge circle in the middle of Harrsion Field to do Bomber jacks with the team.
RENSSELAER | There's no truth to the rumor that Bremen's massive offensive line had to stop at a weigh station on the way to Emory Harrison Field for Friday's Class 2A Regional.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | Rarely does one play determine the outcome of a football game.
EAST CHICAGO | After Dalton Souders blocked not one, but two punts on the same play in Rensselaer's game against Lafayette Central Catholic on Oct. 11, the feat gained national acclaim that's yet to fade.
It's been said that early childhood helps prepare a man for the rest of his life. This truth has been relevant for Bowman Academy junior linebacker Malcolm Gibbs.
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