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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana November 13, 1987 Sports Rutter on Sports By DAVE RUTrER Memorial will find out how good the State's number one team is Zionsville 39, Tri-Central 0. Zionsville 42, Clinton Central 0. Zionsville 32, Hamilton Heights O. Zionsville 35, Westfield O. Zionsville 40... well.., you probably get the point about the Zionsville High School football team. We must presume from an 11-0 season and those sorts of scoreboard gyrations that Zionsville has a pretty good one. It's good enough to be ranked No. 1 in Indiana's Class 3-A hierarchy. That, in itself, should describe the job facing Memorial's Tigers this weekend at Enlow Field where the Class 3-A Regional title will be decided. But it you have firmly affixed the idea of what Zionsville's football team is, that still doesn't tell you everything. Not unless you know who Tri-Central, Clinton Central, Hamilton Heights and Wesffield are. My guess is that you don't. All those teams are less than 250 miles away from Evansville. But, for purposes of easy iden- tification, they might just as well be on the far side of Mars. They are close to Indianapolis, as is Zionsville, which is tucked into Boone County's southeastern comer just across the way from the capital. But the answer to where doesn't answer how good. When it comes to Class 3-A teams in that region that make the biggest noise, the loudest honkers belong to Cathedral, Roncalli, Chatard or I Continued from page 11 expert "swimming-diving in- structors" Christopher Carstens and Episcopal Father William Mahedy. In "Starting on Mon- day: Christian Living in the Work Place," these authors have collaborated on a unique book, unique because they ac- tually offer how-tog that teach and instruct seekers in do-able ways to live Christian Jives in that most demanding location, the work place. Their premise: Jesus did not say, "Follow me on Sundays only." The rest of the week, out there in the chill -- farther north -- perhaps Fort.Wayne Bishop Dwenger. When Memorial hosted No. 1 Roncalli in 1985 for the same Regional title, there was little doubt that Roncalli was, indeed, the No. 1 team in 3-A. That was proved two weeks later after a tough win over Memorial when they were crowned state champions. The duel with memorial essentially decided the championship. Thus, Memorial coach Ralph Weinzapfel has experience in dealing with toprankers. But this one, he says, is slightly different. For openers, Weinzapfel does not -- even for the sake of the pre-game psychological advantage -- put Zionsville on the same plane with Roncalli. It is, he says, partially because he does not know how good are Tri-Central, Hamilton Heights and Clinton Central. Or even who they are. Roncalli he knows. Cathedral he knows. Zionsville he doesn't know from Abe Vigoda. Two weeks of scouting the Eagles have not solidified his view. "I just wouldn't compare Ron- calli and Zionsville," he says. "Roncalli was just an awfully good football team. I would rate Zionsville a good team, but they didn't play in downtown Indianapolis. I think they've beaten people because they were physically better, but they haven't been tested by anyone." "I think they may compare to Mater Dei or Central. Quicker than Castle and more consistent than Harrison." (If you're still keeping track of comparisons, Memorial squashed Castle and Har- rison, should have beaten Mater Dei except for an waters of the world, is the real test of faith and witness, com- pared to which being a good Christian on Sunday is like be- ing a toddler playing in a wading pool with his rubber ducky. Carstens, a clinical psychologist, and Father Mahedy, an Episcopal campus pastor, offer a muscular variety of Christianity that attacks head-on every temptation to shave ethics, give short shrift to or deny Jesus' directive to be his witness and wrestles with decisions that may affect one's continued employment. They guide the attentive reader in practical ways that let the light of the Gospel outshine the glare of ambition. BO]'FOM LINE? Cher- vokas' book offers a few hours of fun reading. "Starting on Monday," taken seriously by laborers and CEOs alike, could restore moral credibility to the workaday world. It boggles the mind. Ms. Seth is a free-lance writer based in Beaverton, Ore. unfortunate choice on an extra point and could have taken Central with a more consistent effort. Of course, Weinzapfel may not have made the comparision with those facts in mind.} "I know Cathedral is very good and Dwenger is very good, but I'd hate to compare Zionsville to them. I wish I had a clearer idea of that." Of Zionsville's 11 foes, seven haven't man- aged to score. Meanwhile, virtually everyone men- tioned in the Eagles attack -- runners Kyle Marsh, Chuck McCarthy, Bob Shine and quarterback Tf,.d Schulter -- has rung up gaudy numbers. When Zionsville wants to run, it runs. When Zionsville wants to pass, it passes. When Zionsville tells the opposition to punt, it punts. All of this consistency is pleasant for coach Rick Wimmer and his coterie, but it doesn't simplify the process of prediction. Zionsville is either twice as good as anyone suspects, or Zionsville's adversaries arrive for their games in wheelchairs. At any rate, the question of whether all No. 1 teams are created equal will be assessed adequately by Memorial which reached a proper emotional pitch in dispatching Charlestown, 21-0, last week in the Sectional championship. " "Yes, we're a good football team," says Wein- zapfel. "As long as we don't beat ourselves, we can be a real good team. Going back over the schedule, I felt that we could have beaten anyone on our schedule." And now we will find whether "anyone" in- cludes the state's No. 1 team. The Only Bank With Person to Personal Banking Nov. 22 - 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Inside Gym and Cafeteria , ] HANDICAPPED ACCESS l Food and Refreshments FREE ADMISSION ,,,m,v m[ Door Prizes Every 1/2 Hour Cash Give-Away $200 1st prize $100 2nd prize $50 3rd prize COME AND JOIN THE FUN! i t ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH TURKEY SHOOT SUNDAY , :v Nov. 15th HIGHLAND WOODS -- VINCENNES (ON HART STREET -- JUST BEYOND K-MART 10 : 30 A.M. TILL DARK SOUP, HAMBURGERS, SAUSAGE, SOFT DRINKS AND COFFEE AVAILABLE PLUS A COUNTRY STORE WITH ALL KINDS OF INTERESTING ITEMS. The public is cordially invited to attend.