New Palestine Boys Varsity Football

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Football scrimmage information

The New Palestine football team will open its season at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kelso Stadium with a controlled scrimmage against Scecina. The scrimmage will be limited to 500 spectators, due to Hancock County Health Department crowd restrictions. Each football player and cheerleader will be allotted four tickets for purchase at $5 each. Everyone must have

Spegal named Mr. Football

New Palestine senior Charlie Spegal has been named Indiana’s Mr. Football, winning in a landslide vote. Spegal rushed for 10,867 yards and 173 touchdowns over his career, including 3,168 yards and 55 touchdowns this season. He tallied 175 total touchdowns. He became the only back in IHSAA history to rush for 3,000 yards in more than one

Three Dragons claim Mr. Football position awards, six All-State

Three New Palestine seniors were named Mr. Football position award recipients Saturday by the Indiana Football Coaches Association, and three others received All-State honors. In addition, head coach Kyle Ralph was named Class 5A Coach of the Year. Running back Charlie Spegal, defensive lineman Kyle King and defensive back Maxen Hook were all named the Mr. Football

Spegal named Gatorade Player of the Year

The first of many honors has come in for New Palestine’s Charlie Spegal, as he was named the Gatorade Indiana high school football Player of the Year. Spegal ran for 3,168 yards and 55 touchdowns this season, leading the state in both categories. He graduates as Indiana’s career recordholder in rushing yards (10,867), rushing TDs (173),

Won the day: Dragons repeat as state champions

The New Palestine Dragons are atop the IHSAA football world again. The Dragons won their second straight Class 5A football championship Friday, beating No. 2 Valparaiso 27-20 in the title game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Dragons used a 17-point third quarter to break a 10-10 halftime tie and take control of the contest, then

State Finals football preview: Dragons vs. Valparaiso

The New Palestine Dragons are seeking their third state championship in six years – and second straight – as they travel to Lucas Oil Stadium Friday for the IHSAA State Finals. The Dragons face Valparaiso in the only matchup of unbeaten teams for the weekend. Both NP and Valparaiso are among the state’s top offenses

Dragons running another path downtown

The New Palestine football team has paved a path to downtown Indianapolis over the past six seasons. This year, that path was paved with the run and the Red Rage in a 45-0 semistate victory over Bloomington South Friday at Kelso Stadium. The Dragons ran for 389 yards – including 277 from Charlie Spegal – and

Semistate football preview: Dragons vs. Bloomington South

For the fourth time in six years, the New Palestine football team will play at Kelso Stadium for a chance to punch a ticket to Lucas Oil Stadium. The top-ranked Dragons will host Bloomington South for the semistate championship. The Dragons are the defending Class 5A state champions and are seeking their fourth State Finals

Football overwhelms Cathedral in second half for regional title

In a flash, the game turned. The No. 1 New Palestine football team dialed up big plays on both sides in a 28-point second-half avalanche to turn a third-quarter deficit into a 35-10 regional victory over No. 2 Cathedral Friday at Kelso Stadium. The Dragons (12-0) move on to face Bloomington South (8-4) in next

Regional football preview: Dragons vs. Cathedral

For the 11th time in school history, the New Palestine football team is playing for a regional championship as the No. 1 Dragons host No. 2 Cathedral Friday at Kelso Stadium. The Dragons, defending Class 5A state champions, are seeking their seventh regional title in school history and the fifth in seven years under Coach