High school football in SW Indiana: Complete coverage from the 2023 season (2024)

Kyle Sokeland,Treasure Washington,Anthony KristensenEvansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE โ€” Another high school football season has arrived.

Welcome to your headquarters for all matters concerning Southwestern Indiana football, a collection of Courier & Press coverage from the 2023 season. Here, you'll find links to all stories all season from the Evansville area, including more than two dozen preseason previews and our content from each week. We'll update this page regularly.

๐Ÿˆ State championship

Looking ahead: A window of opportunity remains for Heritage Hills despite state championship loss

'We made history here': North Posey has much to be proud of after state championship loss

Preview: What it will take for North Posey to win its first-ever state championship

Preview: What it will take for Heritage Hills football to win the Class 3A state championship

Staff picks: Will a local team bring home a state championship?

๐Ÿˆ Semistate

2A semistate: North Posey stifles Southmont, will play in first state championship since 2005

3A semistate: Gibson Southern rally fell short in PAC showdown: 'It always stings'

3A semistate: Heritage Hills football delivers quintessential performance

Scoreboard: Evansville-area high school football scores for IHSAA semistates

Keys to victory: What it will take for Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills and North Posey to win

Staff picks!

All-City honors: Here's the 2023 Evansville All-City football team, headlined by Bosse's quarterback

๐Ÿˆ Regionals

3A regional: Gibson Southern advances with tough win over Tri-West

What we learned: Takeaways from IHSAA football regionals in SW Indiana

4A regional: Memorial football has another successful season end to East Central

Staff picks!

Champions again at last: North, North Posey football riding high after snapping lengthy sectional title droughts

Scoreboard: Evansville-area high school football scores, schedule for IHSAA regionals

๐Ÿˆ Sectional championships

What we learned: Takeaways from the IHSAA football sectional championships in SW Indiana

Sweet revenge: Memorial football ends Reitz's perfect season in sectional championship

110 points later: North football clinches first sectional title since 2000

Staff picks!

IHSAA football: Ranking the five sectional championships in Southwestern Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Sectional semifinals

IHSAA football: What we learned from the sectional semifinals in SW Indiana

Calm and consistent: Pate Barrett's go-ahead field goal sets up Memorial-Reitz rematch

Instant classic: North Posey notches first-ever win over Mater Dei in OT thriller

Staff picks!

What to watch: These are the five best high school football sectional semifinals in SW Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Sectional openers

IHSAA football: What we learned from the first round of sectionals in SW Indiana

Still perfect: Reitz moves on by avenging last year's sectional loss to Boonville

Staff picks!

What to watch: These are the six best high school football sectional openers in SW Indiana

Power rankings: Here are the top teams going into the postseason

๐Ÿˆ Week 9

Back to back: Reitz completes consecutive undefeated regular seasons with tense win over Mater Dei

Still leaders of the PAC: Gibson Southern has unfinished business entering playoffs

'Weโ€™re thankful to have him' Elijah Wagner has Bosse smiling after another monster game

Something to think about: Would the SIAC ever change its exclusive football conference schedule?

Staff picks!

Postseason picture: Here are the high school football sectional pairings for the Evansville area

What to watch: 5 key storylines for Week 9 of high school football in SW Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Week 8

'You have to win ugly' Vincennes Lincoln didn't need style points to beat Memorial and clinch winning season

Another goal accomplished: North Posey claims (at least) a share of PAC Small School title

Back in the win column: Mater Dei scores six rushing touchdowns against Harrison to snap six-game skid

Staff picks!

Trip down memory lane: Former NFL star Kevin Hardy will return to Harrison for Friday's game

What to watch: Storylines we're following for Week 8 in SW Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Week 7

Chasing perfection: No. 2 Reitz offers best performance yet by shutting out No. 3 Memorial

Lesson learned: What can Memorial football take from its first loss this season? Opportunity and growth

Defense wins: North football pitches another shutout as Kaleb Harris nears program sacks record

Staff picks!

HS football remains king: How a lack of college football affects Evansville area

Game of the year incoming? What to watch for Week 7 of high school football

Midseason Player of the Year: North's Kaleb Harris claimed the honor by receiving more than 100,000 votes

๐Ÿˆ Week 6

Upset averted: Memorial stays composed against Bosse to remain undefeated

A vital PAC win: Sean DeLong produces big night for Gibson Southern

'They never quit': Reitz football storms back with 28 unanswered points to beat Castle

The turf is greener? Why Boonville, Castle will switch from grass to turf after years of discussions

Golden anniversary: Meet the SW Indiana football coach in his 50th season on the sidelines

Staff predictions:

What to watch: Storylines we'll be watching for during Week 6 in SW Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Week 5

Battle of unbeatens: Heritage Hills defense stifles North Posey to remain perfect at 5-0

Gibson Southern's growth: Gibson Southern's dominant win over Southridge showcased how far it's come since Week 1

Buttering the roll: Jasper beats Mater Dei behind Mitchel Leinenbach's two interceptions

Homecoming: Deke Cooper, one of the best players in North football history, is returning on Friday


What to watch: 5 storylines to watch for Week 5 in SW Indiana

๐Ÿˆ Week 4

Reitz keeps rolling: The key to a perfect month for Reitz? Defense has stepped up each week

'They're resilient': Memorial football finds identity by surviving scare from Mater Dei

Seeing double?: Kotmel twins play important role for Castle soccer, football success

Staff picks:

What to watch: 5 storylines in Week 4 of high school football in the Evansville area

๐Ÿˆ Week 3

Reitz rolls past Jasper: How Roland Vera Jr.'s gymnast background has propelled Reitz to another 3-0 start

The key to Heritage Hills' success? 'Our defense has been opportunistic' during perfect start in the PAC

Also still perfect: North Posey knows 'winning's not easy' but sees potential after three dominant weeks

SIAC Player of the Year: Inside Vincennes Lincoln QB Xander Hunt's recovery from a broken collar bone

Staff picks:

What to watch: 5 storylines we're tracking for Week 3 of high school football

๐ŸŒก Week 2

Sensational: Castle dominates No. 1 Mater Dei behind Antonio Harris' big game

Secret weapon? Reitz's kicker Keifer Sanderson shines in a win over Vincennes Lincoln

'We knew we could put up some points': Bosse offense shows potential by thrashing Central

Staff predictions:

It was an unusually hot week: How area teams adapted to extreme temperatures in a heat wave

What to watch: Key storylines we were tracking in Week 2

๐Ÿˆ Week 1

Down to the wire: Inside North's game-winning drive over Castle that set the tone for its season

Chill with a Gatorade: How Alex Broshears' defensive effort lifted Memorial over Jasper

Heritage Hills impresses: New-look offense makes statement by trouncing Southridge

Lessons learned: How Gibson Southern plans to improve after blowout loss to Kentucky powerhouse

Staff picks!

๐Ÿ† Players of the Week

Week 12: Gibson Southern's Tanner Boyd claimed the honor with more than 44,000 votes

Week 11: Vincennes Lincoln's B.B. McCrary takes home second honor of the season with more than 19,000 votes

Week 10: Vincennes Lincoln's Xander Hunt takes home the honor with 38,000 votes

Week 9: Southridge RB O'Ryan Curry won for the second time this season with more than 20,000 votes

Week 8: The Vincennes Lincoln defense received the weekly honor with more than 20,000 votes

Week 7: Wyatt Franz of Boonville was voted Player of the Week with more than 21,000 votes

Week 6: B.B. McCrary of Vincennes Lincoln claimed the honor with more than 48,000 votes

Week 5: Princeton's Baylen Hardiman earned the honors with more than 42,000 votes

Week 4: Southridge's Noah Wright claimed the honors with more than 46,000 votes

Week 3: Landon Terry of Tell City received more than 64,000 votes to earn the weekly honor

Week 2: O'Ryan Curry of Southridge received more than 84,000 votes to earn the weekly honor

Week 1: Memorial's Simon Schulz received more than 27,000 votes to earn the season's first honor

๐Ÿ“ˆ Power rankings

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โŒš๏ธ New kickoff times

You will need to leave your house earlier if you plan on attending any Southern Indiana Athletic Conference high school football games this season.

Don't be late: Why SIAC football games are kicking off earlier this season

What we learned from Evansville-area scrimmages

Every August, the Friday night before the official start of high school football offers a preview of what's to come for the upcoming season. Here are six takeaways from what we saw in those scrimmages.

๐Ÿ”ฎ Let's make predictions

In honor of the new season, Courier & Press sports reporters Kyle Sokeland, Treasure Washington and Anthony Kristensen gathered to make some preseason predictions for what we're expecting this fall.


๐Ÿ‘€ Players to watch

The Evansville area always has plenty of depth and this year should be no exception. Here are 75 football players, in alphabetical order, to watch in Southwestern Indiana in 2023 based on talent or potential impact for their team.

More: 75 high school football players to know across SW Indiana in 2023

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Looking for schedules?

As always, John Harrell's Indiana High School football website is the best way to keep track of every team's schedule, plus the standings as the season goes on.

Team-by-team preseason previews

Southern Indiana Athletic Conference

Bosse Bulldogs: Can Bosse improve in coach Stephan Mullen's third year? 'Itโ€™s time for a leap'

Castle Knights: 'You have to reset': Castle football excited for the future with young nucleus

Central Bears: Central aims to climb out SIAC basem*nt under first-year coach Brandon Artis

Harrison Warriors: More players, more wins? Competition could help 'redefine' Harrison football this fall

Jasper Wildcats: โ€˜Jasper football always competesโ€™: They're embracing their winning tradition this fall

Mater Dei Wildcats: As Mater Dei reloads after winning a state title, its senior class will be key

Memorial Tigers: Memorial knows it has questions this season. One that isn't? The playmakers

North Huskies: North aiming toward bigger goals after first winning season in 15 years

Reitz Panthers: Reitz embraces being the hunted in the SIAC as expectations rise

Vincennes Lincoln Alices: There's optimism to keep rising with the SIAC Player of Year back at QB

Pocket Athletic Conference

Boonville Pioneers: New faces eager to 'step up' with pair of old teammates in Big Ten

Gibson Southern Titans: Tough out-of-state opponents could poise the Titans for another strong year

Heritage Hills Patriots: There's an offensive identity change in store this fall: 'Weโ€™re going to drink the Kool-Aid'

Mount Vernon Wildcats: How will new coach Justin Fischer build Mount Vernon? 'People first, football second'

North Posey Vikings: With nearly everyone back, North Posey believes 'sky is the limit'

Southridge Raiders: As always, Southridge has high expectations. But who will start at running back?

Tec*mseh Braves: Tec*mseh hopes to continue momentum as it makes return to the PAC

๐Ÿ† Wait, there's more!

Opening night: A look at the six best games this week in the Evansville area

5 more things to know: Favorites, best games and more storylines to follow

A new trend? SW Indiana high school football players drawing more Division I interest

Indiana Football Hall of Fame: 7 Evansville-area icons were inducted this summer

High school football in SW Indiana: Complete coverage from the 2023 season (2024)


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