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. West talks with MaxPreps host Steve Montoya about a range of topics, including how each state-title winning team has its own personality and characteristics.
"Talent is one thing, and it's great thing to have for sure, but it's more the player development, personal development," West said. "Team building is really the key. You can have all the talent want, but it won't matter if you don't play as a team."
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.HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES PODCAST: Subscribe on iTunes
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.