Speedway Sparkplugs down the road from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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I have many favorite nicknames in high school football, but one of my favorites is the Sparkplugs of Speedway High School, which is only a mile-and-a-half away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speedway was founded in 1912 as a residential suburb of Indianapolis, taking its name from the famous Yard of Bricks that hosts the Greatest Spectacle in Racing every Memorial Day weekend.

The Sparkplugs, who play in Indiana’s 2A classification, have never won a state high school football championship, but they have captured three regional titles and nine sectional championships.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.