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Welcome to this

            Championship Event

         Since 1903, the Indiana High School Athletic Asso-
         ciation has promoted the values of education based
         athletics and was the primary reason for its formation   Special Thanks To Our Host
                             over 100 years ago.       Lucas Oil Stadium
                             It has been an honor       500 South Capital Avenue
                             for our Association to    Indianapolis, Indiana  46255
                             partner with member
                             schools in the promo-  Executive Director Barney Levengood
                             tion of these ideals.    Stadium Director Mike Fox
                             The importance of this   Event Coordinator Mallory Klausmeier
                             mission is more critical   Ticket Office Manager Mary Dyar
                             today than ever in our   Assistant Ticket Office Manager Stacy Yankauskas
                             history.           Security Manager Bill Stewart
                             Currently in our state,   State Finals Personnel
                             over 160,000 students
                             from 410 different IH-  Tournament Administrator
                             SAA member schools   Robert Faulkens, Assistant Commissioner
                             choose to participate   Assistant Tournament Administrator
         in interscholastic athletics.  These fortunate students   Ashley Herman, Administrative Assistant
         absorb a variety of life lessons as they develop from   Public Address - Greg Miller, Bob Tremain, Pete Smith
         adolescents to mature young adults.  The opportunity   Scoreboard and Clock -  Mike Spencer
         to learn self-discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, loyalty   Supervisor of Officials - Brad Brooks
         and commitment are attributes that have come to be   Teams and Bands - Dennis Dodd
         known as “the other half of education.”  The mastery   Awards - Dave Land, Joe Goodman, Scott Bovenkerk
         of these characteristics retains dramatic impact as
         these young people assume leadership roles in our   Class A Officials - Thomas Muth, Jerry Steiglitz,
         society.                                  Brett Ratcliffe, Tom Kneller, Robert Childers
                                                Class 2A Officials - Eric Harmon, Michael Spangler,
         A former high school principal once shared with each   Louis Brown, Joe Gawor, James Lytle
         of his incoming freshman classes that “you will only   Class 3A Officials - Thomas Talarico, Jeff Meeks,
         take away from high school what you leave behind.”        Ronnie Branch, Justin Shippy, Keith Hoyt
         The students that perform before you today are   Class 4A Officials - Chuck Gardiner, Bob Carnagey,
         leaving their absolute best behind for generations of   James W. Long, Andy Simpson, JD Long
         admirers to recall.                    Class 5A Officials - Dave Senning, Michael Eckert,
                                                  Stephen Marx, Jason Senning, Rick Renschler
         On behalf of the IHSAA Staff and Board of Direc-  Athletic Training Staff
         tors, we welcome you to today’s events.   Education   Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
         based athletics which are pure, wholesome, and in-  Program Credits
         expensive reflecting local flavor and enthusiasm has
         always been the objective.  It is what we mean when   Publisher Bobby Cox, Commissioner
         we say….. Pure Spirit, Pure Sport, Pure Indiana!  Editor Toni Polizzi, Communications Assistant
                                                Editorial Assistance
                                                   David Lang, Sports Administration Intern
         Cordially,                             Printing Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
                                                Photography Visual Sports Network
                                                Cover Design three-sixty group, Indianapolis

         Bobby Cox                                            IHSAA
         IHSAA Commissioner                               P.O. Box 40650
                                                     Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650

         4        40th Annual IHSAA State Football Tournament is proudly presented by the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
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