Elkhart Memorial couldn't have asked for a better start for the Kevin Downey Era.
Last Friday night, the Chargers opened the season with a 41-7 victory over arch-rival Central to capture the Mangy Lion for the 3rd straight year.
The victory certainly energized the Charger fans, who helped lift Elkhart Memorial to the first 16 Spirit Award of 2010, for showing the most school spirit on Friday Night Football.
Memorial doesn't have much time to celebrate however as they open Northern Lakes Conference play this Friday night against perennial power Concord, who beat East Noble 31-14 in week one.
The game will be played at Charger Field.