Writer / Mark Morrow
Fishers High School is still relatively young since it was only re-established as a high school in 2006. Still, there have been some milestones, providing many memories for the Tigers Nation to embrace.
One of the most notable ones came in 2010.
First, and I’m proud to say this, I was the lone journalist from Hamilton County there to cover the Tigers’ run to win the Class 5A State Football championship in 2010 — after only five years in the re-established Fishers HS.
Hey, this was a big, big deal! Quite a moment in time!
Fishers coach Rick Wimmer became the Inaugural IFCA Coach of the Year too. Another big deal.
The Tigers went 14-1 that year.
Their only loss? Yep, you might have guessed it: HSE was a 40-17 winner in the regular season. From that point on, including wins over Carmel and the Royals in the sectional, the Tigers were a team of destiny in Class 5A.
They were very talented with great chemistry, led by quarterback/defensive back Koby Orris who went on to enjoy an outstanding career at UIndy; and they were united, oh so united, in their goal.
Looking back though, it was considered an improbable run. No Indiana high school ever accomplished such a major feat in such a short period of time.
To this day, a few of my newspaper and website friends and colleagues will tell you that if they were ever going to build a football program, well, Coach Wimmer — who also won a Class 3A state title at Zionsville in 1987 — would be the man they’d turn to.
That’s quite a tribute to someone who is simply quite a man, quite a football coach, indeed!
He’ll enter the 2016 season with a 77-39 record. Keep in mind that 10 of those losses came in the very first season at Fishers HS.