IVS: Friday Night Lights Report (Film)

As of today there is no doubt that Carmel has earned its number 1 ranking in Indiana big school football. In a classic "Big on Big" matchup the Carmel Greyhounds beat the Warren Central Warriors 24 to 21. Carmel special teams made the difference in a game that was marred by turnovers which proved costly to both teams.

Shakir Bell gave up the ball on fumbles but gave a gutty performance amassing 241 yards on 38 carries. He is no doubt one of the best backs in Indiana. He is a slasher and does it with power. After 7 games Bell has totaled a gaudy 1510 yards in rushing on 182 attempts.

Bell's counterpart at Carmel is Devin Brinson just a junior who broke into Carmel's starting lineup this season. He rushed for 83 yards on 16 carries. Brinson has size and speed with another year of HS football ahead of him. He plays at a high level of consistency and has gained an average of 104 yards per game for the Carmel Greyhounds (112 attempts/731 yards).

Defensive junior sensation Kris Harley (4 Stars) showed his defensive abilities multiple times with quarterback pressures and tackles for loss. The truth is he plays every down with emotion and with excellent fundamentals. I watch linemen during warm-up's and his first step is as quick as I have seen and he has that rare knack of getting off blocks (unless he is held) which happened several times and was called. >

Emerging as a future D1 prospect is Carmel outside linebacker Shawn Heffern just a sophomore (2012) 6-6 200lbs. He is already making a major impact on Carmel's defense. He can com up and play on the LOS and drop back into pass coverage. He will only get better and has the potential to put 30 more pounds on his frame without losing his quickness and speed he already possesses. >

Offers Made to Quarterback Connor Kelly

Connor Kelly quarterback at Batesville HS in Batesville now has 3 offers from major academic schools out east in the Ivy and Patriot leagues. Cornell, Dartmouth and Colgate have offered the Batesville QB.

IVS Film Coverage of Warren Central @ Carmel

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