Inside The Zone

Inside The Zone: Week 1 Preview

The 2015 high school football season kicks off on Friday and The News-Sentinel prep writer Justin Kenny and WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini analyze the week one match-ups in the latest edition of “Inside The Zone.”

Heritage Patriots football

Countdown To Kickoff: Heritage Patriots

The Heritage football program has posted four consecutive winning season, but to make it five the Patriots will have to replace some key position players lost to graduation.


Countdown to Kickoff: Garrett Railroaders

The Garrett Railroaders rebounded from their worst record in almost a decade in 2014, finishing 8-4 and playing for a sectional title. Fourth year head coach, Chris DePew, and his team look to build off that momentum in 2015.


Scrimmages Kick Off 2015 Prep Football Season

The appetizer was served on Friday night as scrimmage games all across northeast Indiana got prep football fans prepared for the main course – season opening games next Friday night as The Highlight Zone kicks off its 21st season as the area’s longest-running and most-watched sports show.


Countdown to Kickoff: Leo Lions

The Leo Lions are used to reigning the ACAC, winning their __ conference title in 2014. This year they’ll have a new challenge ahead of them as they join the new Northeast 8.

New Haven

Countdown To Kickoff: New Haven Bulldogs

New Haven has averaged over eight wins a season the last five years and the Bulldogs are looking to carry that success over into the newly formed Northeast 8 conference.

DeKalb football

Countdown To Kickoff: DeKalb Barons

The Barons are looking to build in 2015, as DeKalb is coming off a three-win campaign in 2014 – more victories than fans saw in the previous four years combined.

Bellmont football

Countdown To Kickoff: Bellmont Braves

Four wins in 2012. Five in 2013. Six in 2014. The Bellmont football program is heading in the right direction, as the Braves are looking to take another step forward in 2015.

Norwell football

Countdown To Kickoff: Norwell Knights

After winning a 4A sectional title last fall – the first 4A sectional championship in program history – change is the name of the game for the Norwell Knights in 2015.

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Countdown To Kickoff: East Noble Knights

The East Noble Knights have built a culture of success in Kendallville. The Knights are in search of their 14th straight winning season in 2015 as they get ready to join the new Northeast 8.