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Welcome to this

            championship event

         For more than 100 years, the IHSAA has enjoyed
         being a part of the journey to adulthood for thousands   Special Thanks To Our Hosts
         of young Hoosiers.  Knowing that the student-athletes   Lucas Oil Stadium
         we meet today will be the leaders of tomorrow, we are
         grateful for the opportunity to help them as they learn   500 South Capital Avenue
         valuable life lessons through athletics.  Indianapolis, Indiana  46255
                                                Executive Director Barney Levengood
         Currently in Indiana, over 160,000 students from 411   Stadium Director Mike Fox
         different IHSAA member schools participate in high   Event Coordinator Jennifer Ross Bachman
         school athletics.  From our perspective, participation in   Ticket Office Manager Mary Dyar
         athletics is an integral part of the educational process.    Assistant Ticket Office Manager Stacy Yankauskas
                          At the IHSAA we believe   Security Manager Kevin Deane
                          that the athletic arena is an
                          extension of the classroom.    State Finals Personnel
                          The national organization   Tournament Administrators
                          for high school athletics, the   Blake Ress, Commissioner
                          National Federation of State   Bobby Cox, Assistant Commissioner
                          High School Associations
                          (NFHS) has used the slogan,   Public Address - Pete Smith, Bob Tremain, Jeff Purichia
                                                Scoreboard and Clock -  Doug Coddington,
                          “Athletics, the other half of      Mike Spencer, Jerry Wallace
                          education.”  We believe that   Supervisor of Officials - Brad Brooks
                          is a very accurate adage.    Teams and Bands - Dennis Dodd
                          There are many things to be   Awards - Paul Loggan, Indiana Football Coaches Assn.
         learned through athletics that may not be a part of the
         regular classroom setting including lessons such as,   Class A Officials - Dan Morgan, Kevin Moore, J.R.
         self-discipline, the value of teamwork, the importance   Ingram, Greg Hammond, Jeff Curtis
         of dedication and commitment.  Each of these can   Class 2A Officials - James Collins, Mark Holsapple,
         have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they   Brad Dishman, Alan Deskin, Sam Garau
         prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Whether   Class 3A Officials - Darren Haas, Don Smith, Jeff
         it’s their ability to deal with success or overcome great   Gilstrap, Mark Maxwell, Matthew Buche
         adversity, the important lessons learned will last a   Class 4A Officials - William Pebworth, Jerry Middleton,
         lifetime.  Each experience helps shape who one is and   Michael Alford, Scott West, Michael McGriff
         who they will become.                  Class 5A Officials - Mark Beck, Todd Clark, John
                                                  Schneider, Robert Ritchie, Mark Nagle
         For an organization such as ours, integrity is of primary   Athletic Training Staff
         importance.  An uncompromising adherence to the   Methodist Sports Medicine - The Orthopedic Specialists
         principles of fair play and impartiality form the core of
         our value system.                      Program Credits
                                                Publisher Blake Ress, Commissioner
         We hope you are looking forward to the 2009-10   Editor Chris Kaufman, Communications Director
         school year with the same anticipation and enthusiasm   Editorial Assistance
         as the IHSAA staff and Board of Directors.  Toni Polizzi, Communications Assistant
                                                 Chris Inderstrodt, IHSAA Intern
         Pure, wholesome, amateur, educational, inexpensive,   Printing Sport Graphics, Indianapolis
         local high school athletics has always been the objec-  Photography Visual Sports Network
         tive.  It is what we mean when we say…Pure Spirit.    Cover Design three-sixty group, Indianapolis
         Pure Sport!
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         Cordially,                                  Indianapolis, IN 46240-0650

                                                          (317) 846-6601
         Blake Ress                       
         IHSAA Commissioner
         4        37th Annual IHSAA State Football Tournament is proudly presented by the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.
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