Warren Central (Indianapolis)
may be the premier program in Indiana high school football with nine state championships and at least 10 former players who have gone on to the NFL.
Currently at the helm of the program is Jayson West, who guided the Warriors to a season to remember in 2018. Warren Central ran the table (14-0) en route to Indiana's Class 6A state title, averaging over 48 points per game and winning all but two contests by double digits.FULL EPISODE: Jayson West on the High School Football Coaches Podcast
The program's history didn't mean there weren't challenges for West when he took over in 2013. He talks with MaxPreps' Steve Montoya about a host of topics, including how his program is dedicated to giving back to the community.
"Your community wants to know your school is doing positive things, so we absolutely have to show that," West said, adding the team will read to kids during "Cat in the Hat" days or help at Susan G. Komen Foundation events.
"Anything we can do that we feel will help and really get kids out of their comfort zone and make them realize there's bigger things than football or a being student at Warren Central, that's what we're going to do," he said.
Hear more in the video below.
Incredibly, the Warren Central offense produced a 3,000-yard passer (Jayden George
), a 3,000-yard rusher (Romeir Elliott
) and 1,500-yard receiver (future Purdue Boilermaker David Bell
) in 2018
In addition to 2018, Warren Central has captured state titles in 1984, 1985, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Jeff George, the No. 1 pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, is among the program's NFL alums.
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Entering his 12th season next fall, West owns a career record of 111-29 at Warren Central and previously Lawrence Central. He's guided both schools to a pair of state championship games, winning in 2012 and 2013 to go along with 2018.