MISHAWAKA – The Indiana Football Digest released its 2016 issue on July 17 at the Grange Insurance North-South All-Star Football Classic at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
In addition to putting a bow on the 2015 campaign with recaps of all six state championship games, the 428-page publication has previews and photos for all of the Indiana high school and colleges playing football this coming fall.
“We have come a long way since the first book I published in 1992,” said IFD publisher Paul R. Condry, “When you compare 1992’s 72-page edition to this year 428-page edition, we have matured and grown up a lot.”
Along with breaking down the top teams and players to watch in 2016, there are plenty of special features to check out along with the unveiling of the Prime Time 25 players on the cover.
Among the can’t-miss articles is catching up with former East Chicago Central and current Carolina Panthers’ standout Kiwann Short and the “Fantastic Four” of Ryan Kerrigan (Washington Redskins and Muncie Central), Jeff Samardzija (San Francisco Giants and Valparaiso), Mike Neal (Green Bay Packers and Merrillville), and Clayton Richard (Chicago Cubs and McCutcheon).
There is a human interest piece involving the O’Shea Family from Lafayette Central Catholic and another about junior varsity football games by former South Bend St. Joseph coach Ben Downey.
“I think our core group of writers captured the excitement of “Friday Night Lights” here in Indiana,” stated Condry. “I am grateful to the Indianapolis Colts and our many remarkable sponsors who support our football initiatives with the IFD and our Griddy’s Awards program. I am also very thankful to all of the Indiana high school football coaches who work so hard in promoting their programs, athletes and communities through the IFD.”
The Indiana Football Digest is available for $15 plus shipping and handling at www.indianafootballdigest.com. The publication will also be at select Barnes and Noble book stores and other select sponsors for $15. Check the website for locations.
Contact Matt Kopsea at [email protected] for more information.