A History of the Northern Indiana Playoff, 1930-72

A History of the Northern Indiana Playoff, 1930-72: A look back at Indiana high school football’s original postseason classic Long before Indiana high school football had an official postseason playoff, a conference in Northern Indiana had been doing it for over 40 years. Take a look back at the history of the Northern Indiana Playoff, from the inaugural playoff in 1930, to the end in … Continue reading A History of the Northern Indiana Playoff, 1930-72

Indiana High School Football All-State Player Database

Get the most complete information on every all-state player in Indiana high school football since 1906. Engler, through his website, AlmanacSports.com, has tirelessly researched the Hoosier state’s prep gridiron history, and has updated this impressive collection to include the 2017 all-state players. Continue reading Indiana High School Football All-State Player Database

The Reitz Football Encyclopedia

When it comes to high school football in Indiana, no other team matches the tradition and history of the F.J. Reitz Mighty Panthers. Documenting the first 100 years of the gridiron sport at the school, this book is packed with historical information, from game results, all-state players, coaching records, state championships, statistics and lots more. Continue reading The Reitz Football Encyclopedia

What a Cluster!

Engler Publishing is proud to announce our fourth book, called “What a Cluster!: The story of Indiana high school football’s infamous Cluster System.” For two years, in 1983 and 1984, the Indiana High School Athletic Association determined its football playoff participants using clusters. While it had its benefits and supporters, it definitely had its drawbacks and critics. This 74-page book looks back at how the … Continue reading What a Cluster!