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In the last six days Excel High School Sports had 64,094 visitors.
38,528 were on line during the two (2) days of our Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic

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Indiana and Purdue News can now be viewed under College and either Indiana or Purdue tab

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Flyers Up To Task


 (photo by Rick McIntyre, Excel High School Sports/McIntyre Imaging)

Flyers Up To Task

(by Steven Stremming)

 The Dayton Flyers showed once again why their program is not only a perennial top program in the Pioneer League but a FCS factor too.

  The Flyers bolted out to a dominating 31-3 lead behind a 24 yard pass from Alex Jeske, a redshirt sophomore to Jack Euritt to get the Flyers out to a 7 to nothing lead. Ryan Skibinski followed that score up five minutes later with a 23 yard catch of us own from Jeske.

  Dayton led 14-3 when Drew Bevelhimer kicked a 36 yard field goal to put three points up on the board for the Bulldogs early in the 2nd quarter.

   Dayton would go on to score twice more before half as Jeske passed to Ian Palin and Sean Prophit scored from a yard out to extend the Flyer lead.

   After a extended break, due to a ambulance leaving the stadium area without another ambulance being in place the game continued with William Will kicking a 38 yard field goal to make the score 31 to 3 Dayton.

   Many teams would have folded the tent, gathered what they brought with them and headed home but not these 'Dogs of Head Coach Jeff Voris.

   Voris' young team (the roster includes only 14 seniors) gathered themselves together and marched down the field and scored when Malcom Weaver found Danny Cotter on a nine yard pass and Bevilhimer kicked the extra point to bring the game to a 31-10 difference.

   The Dogs were not done yet, as again they marched the field and found the end zone as Anthony Scaccia scored from seven yards out to bring the score to 31-16.

   The Dogs would drive the field again with sophomore quarterback Will Marty but time expired.

    Butler now drops to 3 and 5 but have three games that are within reach of the Dogs. Games against Valparaiso, Morehead State and Drake to end the season.

Bluffton Ohio Wins but Ravens show future


 (photo by Eric Thieszen Photo Creations/Excel High School Sports)

 Beavers Dominate Ravens

(by Steven Stremming)

    On  a near picture perfect day at Anderson University, in front of a huge homecoming crowd, the youthful Ravens struck early to take a 7-0 lead over one of the conferences (Heartland Collegiate Athletic) best programs, Bluffton, Ohio. Bluffton and Franklin have both proven to be league standard bearers and something for all teams (Anderson, North Park, Earlham, Rose-Hulman, Defiance, Centre, Hanover, Mt. St. Joseph and Manchester) to strive for their success.

    Bluffton and Anderson would trade scores three more times with the game late in the 2nd quarter being tied 14-14 before the Beavers scored to close out a hotly contested first half with a 21-14 lead.

    The second half belonged to Bluffton but the Ravens of Head Coach John D Sala saw glimmers of what has the promise to become a step in the right direction as the Beavers had a 42-14 lead halfway in the 3rd quarter when the Ravens gathered their forces and proceeded to drive the field and score a touchdown to narrow the gap to 42-20. After that the defense once again rose to the occasion and forced a safety bringing them even closer at 42-22.

     Resiliency, Competitiveness, Spunk and heard in the confines of the field a heartbeat for the future were the sounds Raven fans heard.

     Game Notes (provided by Steven Heath, SID, Anderson University)

      RUSHING: Bluffton-D. Carroll 15-84; D. Fisher 8-63; D. Campbell 7-39; C. Sheehan 9-30; M. Roberson
2-10; T. Booth 5-8; C. Speice 2-3. Anderson-Roberson-Miller 14-104; Niquille Bell 12-48; Johnny
Ovalle 2-2; T. Anderson 3-minus 20.
PASSING: Bluffton-C. Sheehan 18-26-1-205; C. Speice 2-3-0-10. Anderson-T. Anderson 24-41-1-297.
RECEIVING: Bluffton-M. Roberson 8-85; R. Dell 4-92; L. Espitia 4-12; K. Camden 1-13; H. Morrison
1-8; D. Fisher 1-3; A. Duncan 1-2. Anderson-Travis Williams 10-139; Jarrett Dickey 5-86; Joe Everett
3-35; Niquille Bell 3-30; Kreed Switzer 2-2; Stephon Lumley 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS: Bluffton-K. Boakye 1-0. Anderson-Kreevon Maple 1-8.
FUMBLES: Bluffton-C. Sheehan 1-0. Anderson-T. Anderson 1-0; Roberson-Miller 1-1; Niquille Bell 1-1.
Bluffton (4-1,2-1) vs. Anderson (1-5,1-3)
Date: 10/08/16 • Site: Anderson, Ind. • Stadium: Macholtz Stadium
Attendance: 3102

Sparty has nowhere to run


     (photo by Rick McIntyre. Excel HIgh School Sports/McIntyre Imaging)


     SPARTY has Nowhere to Run

     (by Steven Stremming)

      In what surely has to be confirmed, the Indiana run defense Saturday was key in the Hoosiers first win against the Spartans in 10 years (2006) and the first time the Hoosiers had dealt defeat to a ranked opponent (Iowa) in that same year, 2006.

      The defense over-all stood strong all night in Memorial Stadium despite Michigan State going up 14-0 behind R J Shelton's two touchdowns (by the way, Shelton had two touchdowns last season) from Spartan senior quarterback Tyler O'Conner.

       Junior college transfer Richard Lagow bounced back from last week's setback to lead the Hoosiers back from a two touchdown deficit to tie the game up at 14-14. The Hoosiers took the lead 21-14 before Michigan State drove the field to tie the score and force the overtime in which, Griffin Oakes kicked the game winning field goal to secure the Hoosiers victory.

Duke Kicks to Victory



(photo by Rick McIntyre, Excel High School Sports/McIntyre Imaging)


                 First time Field Goal Kicker Bedevils Irish     (by Steven Stremming)

    On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Notre Dame, Indiana,  the Duke Blue Devils went to a first time field goal kicker to boot them to a win over the now, 1-3 Irish to clinch the win after a wild day of prolific offense on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Brownsburg 29 Westfield 28


 Bulldogs Convert Two for Win

 (by Steven Stremming) 

Brownsburg secures win in overtime 29-28 over Westfield as senior running back Carson Gill scores on a two point conversion.

  Senior quarterback and Clemson recruit Hunter Johnson was active on the ground as he ran for over 100 yards and passed for over 100 yards while Gill ran the ball for 91 yards.

  Johnson's receiving corps of highly regarded sophomore Bryce Kirtz, junior Dequincy Davis and senior Daniel Breslin were active all night.

   Junior defensive lineman Antrez Baker was active too

   Westfield senior quarterback Andrew Sweet had another solid night for the Shamrocks as did offensive lineman, Spencer Stachyra, (Illinois State recruit)along Gannon Asher.

Marian Mauls Robert Morris In 2nd Half


  photo by Rick McIntyre, McIntyre Imaging/Excel High School Sports

Knights fly over the Eagles in 2nd half

(By Steven Stremming)

#1 NAIA ranked Marian University Knights woke up at half-time and simply mauled Robert Morris Eagles in the 2nd half of the game at St. Vincent Field securing a 45-7 victory.

   Leading only 17-7 at the half the Knights got two third quarter down scores from touchdown passes from Southport and 2016 Goal Post Football cover graduate Luke Johnston to  Trey White. One was a 68 yard score early in the quarter and another Johnston to White for 57 yards with a littleover 2 minutes left in the quarter.

   The fourth quarter saw more scoring from the Knights as Warren Central graduate Krishawn Hogan's second score of the game with a three (3) yard run to put the Knights up 38-7. Jakhari Gore would cap off the scores with a 67 yard punt return to make the margin 38 points at games end.

  Lucas Johnston was 14/19/325 yards with three (3) touchdowns), Jakhari Gore rushed 18 times for 104 yards while Trey White caught six (6) passes for 193 yards and Krishawn Hogan caught five (5) passes for 89 yards.

  Marian racked up 543 yards on 60 offensive plays while RMU gained 267 yards on 57 offensive plays.

Indiana Ball State Photos


   Photos from Indiana, Ball State game from Saturday.

   All photos taken by Rick McInytre, McIntyre Imaging and Excel High School Sports


Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic News

   Kent Benson, Founder/Chairman, Steven Stremming, Founder/Executive Director and Carl Ennis, Game Day Director recently

   purchased new uniforms from Team Image in Greenfield, Indiana with Phil Morris.



Legends of Indiana Basketball Golf Classic

 The Legends of Indiana Basketball Golf Classic board members Jerry Nichols, Kent Benson and Steven Stremming present Tom Kohlmeier of the Milan

54 Museum a check as support for the musuem.

 We also  presented a check to the  1955-56 Crispus Attucks team as well as, FYMP, Inc.