Indiana has always been known for basketball, right? At least that’s what I always thought about Indiana. They just play basketball. I’ve heard the stories of every house in Indiana having a basketball hoop in the driveway. And what about the movie “Hoosiers”? That’s what Indiana does – they play basketball. Then of course, there is Bobby Knight, longtime head coach of Indiana University and all of their exploits. National champs and all kinds of good stuff. In fact, there was a time when Indiana U. was considered a blue blood of college basketball. They still think they are (a blue blood) but they’re not. So, having said all that, guess what we’ve learned in our travels to Indiana. Not only does Indiana play sports other than basketball, they play pretty darn good football in Indiana. One area in particular that is loaded with top notch high school football is the Indianapolis area. Move over Texas, these guys are for real. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating about the Texas thing, but you get the point.
New Palestine High School
So, what’s going on at New Palestine High School under head coach Kyle Ralph? Well, they’ve been winning a whole lot and winning big. New Palestine is a 4A school just outside of Indy but have been moved up to 5A based on Indiana’s success factor. They’ve had uncanny success; the last 6 seasons under Ralph the Dragons have:
- 74-4 overall won-loss record
- 2013 – 13-1 4A Regional Champs
- 2014 – 15-0 4A State Champs
- 2015 – 13-1 5A State Runnerup
- 2016 – 9-1 Ranked #2 in State
- 2017 – 10-1 Ranked #1 in 5A
- 2018 – 15-0 5A State Champs
Coach Ralph has become one of the biggest names in Indiana football coaching. A much sought after clinician, 247 SPORTS calls him one of “the best coaches in America”. On Saturday January 26 the Chiefpigskin crew headed over to New Palestine to get 3 presentations from Coach Ralph. We were not disappointed. After listening for just 10 minutes it was easy to tell that “this guy knows his stuff”. We now have his 3 presentations up on the 2019 Online Clinic. Join up with Chiefpigskin and you will get:
Video 1 – Zone/Power/Iso/Counter Read Run Game
Video 2 – 3-3 Stack: Alignment/Alignment/Personnel
Video 3 – RPO’s and Packaged Plays
Video 1 takes you through the New Palestine record setting run game. Although they’re in the shotgun, they RUN THE FOOTBALL. Video 2 is all about the swarming, punishing “Red Rage” defense that has stifled opponents year after year. Finally, in video 3 you will learn about Ralphs very cautious approach to RPO’s. They can run them under the right conditions, but only then. Find out more by becoming a member.
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Coach L. Albaugh DBLITY
Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.