Royals football coach takes conference honor
Eastern Hancock head coach Jim O’Hara earned Mid-Indiana Football Conference coach of the year honors this fall.
Following up a 10-3 finish in 2014, O’Hara’s Class 2A Royals went 10-1 in his second year at the helm and held the state’s No. 2 ranking most of the season.
The Royals won the Mid-Indiana title outright with a 5-0 record in 2015, and a total of seven Eastern Hancock players were named all-conference.
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Grant Friesen earned the Mid-Indiana Football Conference scholarship award for the Royals.
2015 Mid-Indiana Football Conference First Team
Eastern Hancock: Owen Hunt, Austin Smith, Matt Bowman, Clayton Brumfield, Adam Campbell, Caleb Beyers, Devin Denney.
Scholarship winner: Grant Friesen
Indian Creek: Gynson Robley, Bryce Hogue, Austin Coy, Hunter Pottorff, Nick Clevenger, Elijah Dunn.
Scholarship: Austin Coy
Knightstown: Zach Fields, Riley Ruble.
Scholarship: Coleman Wyatt
Milan: Blane Beck, Zac Minnich, Jed Minnich, Payton Healy.
Scholarship: Nathan Austing
North Decatur: Evan Wallpe, Donovan Meyer, Luke Badgley, Corbyn House.
Scholarship: Derek Hocker
South Decatur: Noah Nobbe, Tyler Bushhorn, Jordan Ortman, Damon Allen.
Scholarship: Noah Nobbe
2015 Mid-Indiana Football Conference final standings
Team Conf. All
Eastern Hancock 5-0 9-0
Indian Creek 4-1 6-3
North Decatur 2-3 6-3
South Decatur 2-3 5-4
Milan 2-3 4-5
Knightstown 0-5 2-7
2015 MIFC team champion: Eastern Hancock
2015 MIFC Coach of the Year: Jim O’Hara, Eastern Hancock
IBCA Top 20 girls rankings
Rank, school W-L (FPV)
1. Lawrence North 3-0 (16)
2. Columbus North 2-0
3. Homestead 1-0 (4)
4. Penn 3-0
5. Heritage Christian 1-1 (1)
6. Roncalli 3-0
7. Princeton 2-0 (1)
8. Noblesville 3-1
9. SB St. Josephs 2-0
10. Carmel 3-1
11. Lake Central 3-0
12. Lebanon 3-0
13. Pike 1-1
14. Benton Central 3-0
15. Mt. Vernon 4-0
16. Ben Davis 4-1
17. Mooresville 1-2
18. Bedford NL 1-2
19. North Central (Indy) 3-0
20. Oregon-Davis 1-0
Other schools receiving votes
Bloomington South, Brownsburg, Brownstown Central, East Central, East Chicago Central, Evansville Central, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville North, Evansville Memorial, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Gary West Side, Gibson Southern, Greencastle, Greenfield-Central, Hamilton Southeastern, Indian Creek, Jac-Cen-Del, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lapel, Lawrence Central, Merrillville, New Albany, New Castle, Northridge, Norwell, Plainfield, Triton Central, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Warsaw Community, West Lafayette, Westfield.
Mt. Vernon at Lawrence Central, 7:30 p.m.
Franklin Central at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Waldron (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Greenwood, Roncalli at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.
Bishop Chatard at Mt. Vernon (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Morristown at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at New Castle (3-way meet), 5:30 p.m.