Sheridan Wins 700th Football Game and Bud Wright Wins 440th Game 42-0 Over Clinton Prairie

Coach Bud Wright and the Sheridan Blackhawks defeated Clinton Prairie Friday night 42 to 0 and brought the total number of Sheridan Blackhawk football wins to 700 and took Coach Wright’s Football career wins to 440, best in the state of Indiana and one of the best in the United States.

The C.P. vs Sheridan game is available for you to watch at

Daniel Bragg with Hoosierland TV and Daniel Bragg Sports Media Network said “This is a big thing for the coaching staff, school and every player that has ever played for the Blackhawks going all the way back to 1898”.

Bragg said that since 1898, 63% of all 700 football Blackhawk wins were by Coach Bud Wright.  Coach Wright and his Blackhawks have won 9 State Championships while at Sheridan and at least 10 Semi-State titles, 14 Regional titles, 19 Sectional Titles and Wright was inducted into the High School Sports Hall of Fame September 28, 2002.

State Championships:

1980, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Hoosierland TV interviewed Coach Wright after the 42-0 win at Clinton Prairie. “It’s kinda getting to be a long stretch, but we’re sticking in there” said the 82 year old coach.  

Hoosierland TV asked what went into making these extraordinary achievements in his High School Football Coaching carrier. “First thing is it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to what you’re doing.   In the younger days I went to probably 15 to 20 clinics every year, listened to the best speakers I could, took things from everybody and started putting things together.  The pieces started fitting together.”

”You also have to have a lot of good people around you” Wright said. “I have been blessed down through the years to have some excellent assistant coaches and fine athletes”.

On the field sometimes, Wright will signal to his players from the sideline a kind of corkscrew motion with his forefinger.  What that means, if you observe carefully, is “do it again”.  

Coach Wright has figured out how to do it right…and then…he just  does it again… and again… and again.

Sheridan Coach Bud Wright, the winningest coach in Indiana Football History with 440 wins with Sheridan’s victory over Clinton Prairie Friday night 42-0. Wright is 82 years old.  Photo from Coach Wright’s Facebook Page posted by Chuck Godby.

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