The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

August 30, 2013

Arabians, Indians, renew rivalry

ANDERSON — John Broughton was musing about the reasons it took Pendleton Heights and Anderson so long to meet up on the football field.

Most of them can be traced to conference schedules.

For years, the Arabians opened with a pair of Hoosier Heritage Conference games. And those were the only two weeks the Indians had open before starting their North Central Conference schedule.

So Pendleton Heights played games against Madison Heights and Highland but never against the Tribe.

Until 2011, that is, when Anderson lost its grip on the inaugural contest with a fumble shortly before halftime and the Arabians stormed out of Collier Field with a 41-23 victory. Last year, Pendleton Heights won again — this time 44-21 at home — and Broughton can say he’s never lost a game against Anderson in his storied 38-year career.

Madison County’s newest rivalry has been pretty one-sided thus far. But that doesn’t mean the Arabians (1-0) are taking tonight’s third edition at Collier Field lightly.

“We’re ready for the challenge Anderson is going to give us,” Broughton said. “And we know they’re going to give us one.”

Neither team is coming into this game at full strength.

Anderson (0-1) lost star running back Jerian Beard and fullback Jarmeel Graves during an opening 61-27 loss at Fort Wayne Wayne last week.

Pendleton Heights, meanwhile, likely will be without three-fifths of its starting offensive line. Trey Green and Mason Loman will be sitting out for the second straight week, and Hunter Cook left during the first half of last week’s 33-0 dismantling of Muncie Central.

The Arabians rushed for more than 200 yards last week behind a three-back rotation of Chris Clemmons, Noah Etchison and Jim Arney.

Anderson could answer with a powerful tandem of its own if Beard is able to join Tyler Welch, who ran for 196 yards in Week 1, in the backfield. When healthy, the Indians’ skill position talent belies its slow start.

Text Only
Sports
  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: Hunter-Reay's blunder proves costly A lack of patience cost Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate James Hinchcliffe a chance at victory last weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Long Beach.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0416 - tennis file - 14 Many girls tennis teams return top talent With spring sports getting off to a good start thanks to some spring-like weather last week, local girls tennis teams are taking to the court.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wild week will get later start The busiest week on Madison County's high school sports calendar is going to start a day later than expected.

    April 14, 2014

  • Familiar trio leads boys track teams Much like in years past, Anderson, Lapel and Pendleton Heights have assembled the largest number of track athletes of the area’s 11 high schools. And, while the remaining teams may struggle to compete from a team standpoint, they will send capable athletes to the line to challenge in individual events.

    April 14, 2014

  • New roles, same goals for Arabians

    Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the first 13 years of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament is that no team has repeated as champion.

    April 14, 2014

  • Track stars prepare for numbers game

    Track is a numbers game, not just with times and distances, but with roster sizes as well. Smaller schools often abandon the philosophy of competing for team titles when running against larger schools with nearly double the number of athletes. Instea

    April 14, 2014

  • SPT - HB0413 - Horseshoe Classic - 163 Arabians finish third in Horseshoe Classic It wasn't the place they wanted to be playing for, but the Pendleton Heights Arabians won their final game of the day to finish third in the Horseshoe Classic here Saturday.

    April 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • PH wins Yorktown invite Pendleton Heights and Alexandria opened the 2014 golf season as part of the 15-team field at the Yorktown Invitational. Despite the abundance of blue skies and sunshine, the weather may have been more of a challenge than the 18 holes at The Players Club.

    April 12, 2014

  • New faces dominate Tribe's roster At some point in the very near future — likely Monday — Anderson baseball coach Terry Turner will sit down with his players and explain the significance of the week ahead. He'll tell them who Nick Muller was and why he worked so very hard 14 years ago to help create a tournament that carries the former Indian's name.

    April 12, 2014

  • Area roundup: Daleville baseball takes two from Union City Daleville's bats were heated during its doubleheader against Union City on Saturday as the Broncos won the first game 24-0 and the second 13-0 in five innings each.

    April 12, 2014