Boys Varsity Football · 3A #5 Indianapolis Chatard (11-2) vs. #1 Evansville Memorial (13-0) tomorrow for a Semi-State Championship

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Kickoff: 6:30 PM CST/ Gates Open – 5:15 PM CST

Location: Evansville Bosse High School – Enlow Field – 1300 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47714.

Special Events: Presentation of IHSAA Semi-State Placard

Admission: $10.00 per person; (pre-school and younger – free).  Lost tickets will not be replaced.  Pass-Outs only allowed in an emergency.  Note: SIAC, EVSC, Memorial passes and/or Memorial Student/Faculty ID’s are NOT valid.      

Parking: Evansville Bosse High School Parking Lots.

Outside Food and Drink: Outside Food and Drink are NOT  allowed in facility.  Note: Diocesan policy prohibits the use of alcohol and tobacco products at all school events.   Field access is not permitted during play.  

1.  Banners and posters are not allowed.
2.  No battery powered or electronic noise makers, fireworks, recorded music, sirens or whistles are allowed.
3.  Throwing of articles, including toilet tissue and baby powder, is not allowed.
4.  No live animal mascots are permitted at anytime.
5. The facility should be as neutral as possible without any enhancements that emphasize a home team.

Radio Broadcast: WEAO 98.5 FM, WREF 97.7 FM

Print Media: Evansville Courier Press

Web Media: Indiana SRN                              

Telecast/Webcast: Champions Network   

Game Notes (researched by Mike Skvara):

  • The Tigers are currently on a record 21 game win streak. The old record was 17 set during the 1958-1959 seasons under head coach Gene Logel.

    Memorial is on a 10 game State Tournament win streak. Last loss was 30-7 to Brownstown Central in a Regional contest in 2016. The Tigers reversed that loss last week with a victory over the Braves 56-14 in last week’s Regional game.


    The Tigers had a 40 game non-losing streak (35 wins & 5 ties) set during the 1934-1938 seasons under head coach Don Ping.


    Memorial has set the new school record of 628 points in a season so far in 2018. The old record was 549 set by the 2017 3A state championship team.


    The Tigers are averaging 48.3 points per game on offense while giving up on defense 13.5. The Trojans are averaging 37.2 on offense and 18.0 on defense.


    A Memorial regional win should move the Tigers to 4A for the 2019 season due to the IHSAA success factor rule.


    The only time Memorial has trailed on the scoreboard in 2018 was vs Gibson Southern in the Sectional Championship game. They fell behind 7-0 and 14-7 in the first half for a total of 5:56.


    Memorial has outscored their opponents 427-47 in the first half. Only team to score in the first half: North(3pts); Bosse(8pts);Harrison(8pts); Gibson Southern(14pts); Brownstown Central(14pts).


    The Tigers defense has 30 takeaways (16 fumble recoveries and 14 interceptions). They also have 63 tackles for loss and 30 QB sacks.


    Memorial is plus 17 in takeaways (30) to turnovers (13-7 fumbles lost & 6 interceptions) ratio.


    As per The Tigers started playing football in 1925. Memorial has an overall record of 562-370-28. Chatard began in 1963 with an overall record of 503-160-1.


    As per Memorial leads the all time series 2-1. Chatard won 48-14 in a 1998 Regional contest. Memorial won in 2008 27-14 and again in 2009 37-21 in semi-state games.


    State Tournament Titles for Memorial & Chatard:  ( ) rank in IHSAA history

    MEMORIAL                                                                                 CHATARD

    13 (30th)                                 Sectionals                               27 (2nd)

    9 (22nd                                        Regionals                                19 (3rd)

    3 (30th)                                Semi-States                            14 (2nd)

    1 (36th)                                State Champs                        13 (1st)

2018 IHSAA 3A Football Tournament Bracket: 2018 IHSAA 3A Football Bracket