Story By: Dalton Bishop
The Mississinewa Indians come into the 2017 season off of a stellar performance in 2016 going undefeated in the regular season and winning the CIC Conference making them 9-0. The Indians then went onto win the first round sectional game against the Logansport Berries making them a perfect 10-0. The very next week the Indians traveled to Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger for sectional round 2 where they would lose their first and final game of the season ending them at 10-1 on the year.
Now for the positive side of things The Indians are returning Senior Cade Mccoin for his fourth season at the QB position with the cousin duo of Junior Heisman Skeens and Sophomore Cade Campbell joining him in the backfield. Mccoin ended the 2016 season 89/139 completing 64% of his passes. Mccoin also threw for 1,500 yards for 21 TD’s. Rushing Mccoin had 225 yards and 8 TD’s. The Indians also return Senior Dustin Patton to defensive side of things, Patton comes off of a 2nd place finish in the conference tackles just shy of his teammate the graduated Nick Barrett. Patton ended with 135 tackles and Barrett ended with 148.
With the new sectional draw the Indians have been moved from Sectional 20 to Sectional 21. The Tribes number 1 goal is to win the conference but they are really hunting that Sectional title. Curt Funk Returns to the sidelines as the head coach for the Indians 46-29 coming into his 8th season. The team motto for the 2017 season is DAT 63 Discipline, Accountability and Toughess 63 stands for 6 second player with 3 great efforts. Best of luck to the Indians this coming weekend as they travel to Lapel for the start of the 2017 regular season. Game time is 7pm.