EVANSVILLE — Another high school football season has arrived.
Welcome to your headquarters for all matters concerning Southwestern Indiana football, a collection of Courier & Press coverage from the 2023 season. Here, you'll find links to all stories all season from the Evansville area, including more than two dozen preseason previews and our content from each week. We'll update this page regularly.
🏈 State championship Looking ahead: A window of opportunity remains for Heritage Hills despite state championship loss 'We made history here': North Posey has much to be proud of after state championship loss Preview: What it will take for North Posey to win its first-ever state championship Preview: What it will take for Heritage Hills football to win the Class 3A state championship Staff picks: Will a local team bring home a state championship? 🏈 Semistate 2A semistate: North Posey stifles Southmont, will play in first state championship since 2005 3A semistate: Gibson Southern rally fell short in PAC showdown: 'It always stings' 3A semistate: Heritage Hills football delivers quintessential performance Scoreboard: Evansville-area high school football scores for IHSAA semistates Keys to victory: What it will take for Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills and North Posey to win Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for high school football semistate championships All-City honors: Here's the 2023 Evansville All-City football team, headlined by Bosse's quarterback 🏈 Regionals 3A regional: Gibson Southern advances with tough win over Tri-West What we learned: Takeaways from IHSAA football regionals in SW Indiana 4A regional: Memorial football has another successful season end to East Central Staff picks! Courier & Press staff predictions for high school football regional championships Champions again at last: North, North Posey football riding high after snapping lengthy sectional title droughts Scoreboard: Evansville-area high school football scores, schedule for IHSAA regionals 🏈 Sectional championships What we learned: Takeaways from the IHSAA football sectional championships in SW Indiana Sweet revenge: Memorial football ends Reitz's perfect season in sectional championship 110 points later: North football clinches first sectional title since 2000 Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for high school football sectional championships IHSAA football: Ranking the five sectional championships in Southwestern Indiana 🏈 Sectional semifinals IHSAA football: What we learned from the sectional semifinals in SW Indiana Calm and consistent: Pate Barrett's go-ahead field goal sets up Memorial-Reitz rematch Instant classic: North Posey notches first-ever win over Mater Dei in OT thriller Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for high school football sectional semifinals What to watch: These are the five best high school football sectional semifinals in SW Indiana 🏈 Sectional openers IHSAA football: What we learned from the first round of sectionals in SW Indiana Still perfect: Reitz moves on by avenging last year's sectional loss to Boonville Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for high school football sectional openers What to watch: These are the six best high school football sectional openers in SW Indiana Power rankings: Here are the top teams going into the postseason 🏈 Week 9 Back to back: Reitz completes consecutive undefeated regular seasons with tense win over Mater Dei Still leaders of the PAC: Gibson Southern has unfinished business entering playoffs 'We’re thankful to have him' Elijah Wagner has Bosse smiling after another monster game Something to think about: Would the SIAC ever change its exclusive football conference schedule? Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for Week 9 of high school football Postseason picture: Here are the high school football sectional pairings for the Evansville area What to watch: 5 key storylines for Week 9 of high school football in SW Indiana 🏈 Week 8 'You have to win ugly' Vincennes Lincoln didn't need style points to beat Memorial and clinch winning season Another goal accomplished: North Posey claims (at least) a share of PAC Small School title Back in the win column: Mater Dei scores six rushing touchdowns against Harrison to snap six-game skid Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for Week 8 of high school football Trip down memory lane: Former NFL star Kevin Hardy will return to Harrison for Friday's game What to watch: Storylines we're following for Week 8 in SW Indiana 🏈 Week 7 Chasing perfection: No. 2 Reitz offers best performance yet by shutting out No. 3 Memorial Lesson learned: What can Memorial football take from its first loss this season? Opportunity and growth Defense wins: North football pitches another shutout as Kaleb Harris nears program sacks record Staff picks! Courier & Press predictions for this Friday's big games HS football remains king: How a lack of college football affects Evansville area Game of the year incoming? What to watch for Week 7 of high school football Midseason Player of the Year: North's Kaleb Harris claimed the honor by receiving more than 100,000 votes 🏈 Week 6 Upset averted: Memorial stays composed against Bosse to remain undefeated A vital PAC win: Sean DeLong produces big night for Gibson Southern 'They never quit': Reitz football storms back with 28 unanswered points to beat Castle The turf is greener? Why Boonville, Castle will switch from grass to turf after years of discussions Golden anniversary: Meet the SW Indiana football coach in his 50th season on the sidelines Staff predictions: Here's who the Courier & Press is picking to win in Week 6 of high school football What to watch: Storylines we'll be watching for during Week 6 in SW Indiana 🏈 Week 5 Battle of unbeatens: Heritage Hills defense stifles North Posey to remain perfect at 5-0 Gibson Southern's growth: Gibson Southern's dominant win over Southridge showcased how far it's come since Week 1 Buttering the roll: Jasper beats Mater Dei behind Mitchel Leinenbach's two interceptions Homecoming: Deke Cooper, one of the best players in North football history, is returning on Friday Predictions! Here's who the Courier & Press is picking to win on Friday night What to watch: 5 storylines to watch for Week 5 in SW Indiana 🏈 Week 4 Reitz keeps rolling: The key to a perfect month for Reitz? Defense has stepped up each week 'They're resilient': Memorial football finds identity by surviving scare from Mater Dei Seeing double?: Kotmel twins play important role for Castle soccer, football success Staff picks: Courier & Press predictions for Week 4 of high school football What to watch: 5 storylines in Week 4 of high school football in the Evansville area 🏈 Week 3 Reitz rolls past Jasper: How Roland Vera Jr.'s gymnast background has propelled Reitz to another 3-0 start The key to Heritage Hills' success? 'Our defense has been opportunistic' during perfect start in the PAC Also still perfect: North Posey knows 'winning's not easy' but sees potential after three dominant weeks SIAC Player of the Year: Inside Vincennes Lincoln QB Xander Hunt's recovery from a broken collar bone Staff picks: Courier & Press predictions for Week 3 of high school football What to watch: 5 storylines we're tracking for Week 3 of high school football 🌡 Week 2 Sensational: Castle dominates No. 1 Mater Dei behind Antonio Harris' big game Secret weapon? Reitz's kicker Keifer Sanderson shines in a win over Vincennes Lincoln 'We knew we could put up some points': Bosse offense shows potential by thrashing Central Staff predictions: Here's who the Courier & Press staff picked to win in Week 2 It was an unusually hot week: How area teams adapted to extreme temperatures in a heat wave What to watch: Key storylines we were tracking in Week 2 🏈 Week 1 Down to the wire: Inside North's game-winning drive over Castle that set the tone for its season Chill with a Gatorade: How Alex Broshears' defensive effort lifted Memorial over Jasper Heritage Hills impresses: New-look offense makes statement by trouncing Southridge Lessons learned: How Gibson Southern plans to improve after blowout loss to Kentucky powerhouse Staff picks! Courier & Press staff predictions for Week 1 in SW Indiana 🏆 Players of the Week Week 12: Gibson Southern's Tanner Boyd claimed the honor with more than 44,000 votes Week 11: Vincennes Lincoln's B.B. McCrary takes home second honor of the season with more than 19,000 votes Week 10: Vincennes Lincoln's Xander Hunt takes home the honor with 38,000 votes Week 9: Southridge RB O'Ryan Curry won for the second time this season with more than 20,000 votes Week 8: The Vincennes Lincoln defense received the weekly honor with more than 20,000 votes Week 7: Wyatt Franz of Boonville was voted Player of the Week with more than 21,000 votes Week 6: B.B. McCrary of Vincennes Lincoln claimed the honor with more than 48,000 votes Week 5: Princeton's Baylen Hardiman earned the honors with more than 42,000 votes Week 4: Southridge's Noah Wright claimed the honors with more than 46,000 votes Week 3: Landon Terry of Tell City received more than 64,000 votes to earn the weekly honor Week 2: O'Ryan Curry of Southridge received more than 84,000 votes to earn the weekly honor Week 1: Memorial's Simon Schulz received more than 27,000 votes to earn the season's first honor 📈 Power rankings End of regular season: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 8: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 7: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 6: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 5: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 4: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 3: Courier & Press high school football power rankings Week 2: Courier & Press football power rankings after Week 2 Week 1: Courier & Press football power rankings after Week 1 Preseason: Who's No. 1? Courier & Press football preseason power rankings ⌚️ New kickoff times
You will need to leave your house earlier if you plan on attending any Southern Indiana Athletic Conference high school football games this season.
Don't be late: Why SIAC football games are kicking off earlier this season What we learned from Evansville-area scrimmages
Every August, the Friday night before the official start of high school football offers a preview of what's to come for the upcoming season.
Here are six takeaways from what we saw in those scrimmages. 🔮 Let's make predictions
In honor of the new season, Courier & Press sports reporters Kyle Sokeland, Treasure Washington and Anthony Kristensen gathered to make some preseason predictions for what we're expecting this fall.
More: Courier & Press sports staff makes preseason high school football picks 👀 Players to watch
The Evansville area always has plenty of depth and this year should be no exception. Here are 75 football players, in alphabetical order, to watch in Southwestern Indiana in 2023 based on talent or potential impact for their team.
More: 75 high school football players to know across SW Indiana in 2023 🗓️ Looking for schedules?
John Harrell's Indiana High School football website is the best way to keep track of every team's schedule, plus the standings as the season goes on. Team-by-team preseason previews Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Bosse Bulldogs: Can Bosse improve in coach Stephan Mullen's third year? 'It’s time for a leap' Castle Knights: 'You have to reset': Castle football excited for the future with young nucleus Central Bears: Central aims to climb out SIAC basement under first-year coach Brandon Artis Harrison Warriors: More players, more wins? Competition could help 'redefine' Harrison football this fall Jasper Wildcats: ‘Jasper football always competes’: They're embracing their winning tradition this fall Mater Dei Wildcats: As Mater Dei reloads after winning a state title, its senior class will be key Memorial Tigers: Memorial knows it has questions this season. One that isn't? The playmakers North Huskies: North aiming toward bigger goals after first winning season in 15 years Reitz Panthers: Reitz embraces being the hunted in the SIAC as expectations rise Vincennes Lincoln Alices: There's optimism to keep rising with the SIAC Player of Year back at QB Pocket Athletic Conference Boonville Pioneers: New faces eager to 'step up' with pair of old teammates in Big Ten Gibson Southern Titans: Tough out-of-state opponents could poise the Titans for another strong year Heritage Hills Patriots: There's an offensive identity change in store this fall: 'We’re going to drink the Kool-Aid' Mount Vernon Wildcats: How will new coach Justin Fischer build Mount Vernon? 'People first, football second' North Posey Vikings: With nearly everyone back, North Posey believes 'sky is the limit' Southridge Raiders: As always, Southridge has high expectations. But who will start at running back? Tecumseh Braves: Tecumseh hopes to continue momentum as it makes return to the PAC 🏆 Wait, there's more! Opening night: A look at the six best games this week in the Evansville area 5 more things to know: Favorites, best games and more storylines to follow A new trend? SW Indiana high school football players drawing more Division I interest Indiana Football Hall of Fame: 7 Evansville-area icons were inducted this summer