2013 Season Review
The football team concluded its 2013 season with an 8-4 record and an appearance in the sectional final for the third time in the last four seasons. For the first time in program history, the Rebels played 10 schools that were ranked in the top 10 in their respective classes the week the Rebels played them. Their schedule was rated the second-toughest by the Sagarin computer among the state’s 64 Class 4A programs. The Rebels ended the season number six in Class 4A in the Sagarin computer ratings. Among the eight wins were a 20-14 victory over eventual Class 3A state runner-up Brebeuf Jesuit and a 20-7 win over Class 2A sectional champion Scecina Memorial. The Rebels amassed over 4,000 yards of total offense against some of the best defenses in the state. The Rebel defense allowed seven points or fewer in four games and, in a 41-28 win at Decatur Central, held the Hawks to 27 points below their season average. The three teams that defeated the Rebels (Bishop Chatard topped Roncalli twice) combined for a 27-8 record and two sectional titles.
Senior quarterback Cam Smock finished his career setting new school records for single-season completion percentage (61.7%, 79-128) and career completion percentage (55.2%, 174-315). Senior defensive lineman Nick Neu established a new single-season record with 12 sacks, erasing the old mark of 11, which was held by three different players.
Senior offensive lineman Cal Scifres was chosen to the Top 50 All-State team, which is the state’s top 50 players regardless of class, as selected by the IFCA (Indiana Football Coaches Association). Five Rebels earned first team All-State status. Neu and Scifres were each named first team Class 4A All-State by the Associated Press and senior wideout David Holtkamp, along with Neu, were selected first-team Class 4A All-State by the IFCA. Junior running back Colin McManama and junior tight end Danny Annee earned first-team Junior All-State honors from the IFCA. Smock and senior offensive lineman Hank Kiesel were picked to the Associated Press’ All-State honorable mention team. Scifres was also named first team All-Marion County. The Rebels placed 13 players on the honorable mention All-County team -- Neu, Holtkamp, Smock, Kiesel, senior linebackers Aaron Schnell and Evan Cahill, senior offensive linemen Luke Jahnke and Mike Mullin, senior cornerback Brant Goss, McManama, Annee, junior linebacker Joe Swan and junior safety Nat Otley.
“Through hard work, strong leadership, and great attitudes, the players all became great role models in our school and the community,” said head coach Bruce Scifres. “The senior class will be missed at Roncalli for many years to come. Following our team motto -- BE EXTRAORDINARY – they are truly an extraordinary group.”
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