For Crispus Attucks, the first all-black team to win a state championship, both blacks and whites rallied around the team. It didn't come instantly. But because the Tigers were so talented and disciplined, the gyms always were packed.
"Wildcat" is just a nickname, a variation, of one of the most time-tested formations in football -- the single wing. With an estimated winning percentage of .700, why aren't more teams employing this versatile offense?
Ben Davis, one of Indiana's most storied programs, hasn't brought home a whole lot of hardware lately. But after watching three superstars graduate in '08, the team actually has improved -- and is poised to go title hunting.
Southport (Indianapolis) has struggled -- three total wins in a four-year span, three head coaches in as many seasons. But after the most improbable of turnarounds, the Cardinals are just two wins away from a sectional title.