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  1. Penn/Carmel

    Agree that Snider is a great program (tradition, coaches, etc.) but I've been told that they do get help. At the Carmel-Snider game, one of the guys I was talking with described Snider as a 'magnet school' for football. Is that accurate?
  2. Congrats to both teams- great game. I don't mind watching defense at all. I would agree. Dwenger D on the field too much and looked tired after the half. In the second half, the Lowell offense just pounded them with their running game- relentless. Dwenger had been hitting the Lowell backs in the first half but were catching them and getting a ride for five yards in the second. Lowell defense was stout as well - totally shut down the running game. Good luck to Lowell in Indy! Dwenger has a bright future ahead. Hard to believe this is the same team that I saw scrimmage Carroll in August and lose big to Homestead. Says a lot about the kids and the coaching staff.
  3. If I remember correctly, Dwenger has never lost at Dave Walters.....
  4. Assume this game will be at Zollner?
  5. Dwenger at Angola

    Congrats to the Saints. Good luck against Lowell!
  6. Marian vs. Luers

    Wow! Didn't see that coming.
  7. Great game between Snider and Carmel. It's a shame that Snider lost after being up by 14. I was pulling for them. -Regarding the officiating, I sat on the Carmel side and early in the game they were the ones ticked off by the # of calls against their team. There were a lot of penalties called on both teams, but I wouldn't argue with how they called the game. That is, they called the penalties I saw... -That 70 yard TD run by Snider's QB was something! I didn't realize he was that fast. It looked like the DB had an angle on him but he pulled away. -I couldn't see the tackle that drew the personal foul but the two Snider guys I talked too right after it happened said there was nothing wrong with it. - But then they also thought the pass interference call along the Carmel sideline against Snider was a bad call. That one I did see and I thought the officials would flag it when it happened. The defender had his hands on receiver and never looked to the ball. - Talking to 2 other guys, they said that Snider had 4 guys who played for Homestead last year- 3 were on the field playing defense. I thought that was kind of funny. - Carmel was big but didn't seem to be a big as the last two years when they played Homestead in the Regional Not sure if that's right but that's what it seemed to me. - Carmel fans (a lot of them) had popcorn kernels in plastic jugs that they would shake as noise makers after big plays by Carmel, whenever Snider was on offense, etc. I hadn't seen that before. It was rather irritating IMHO. -RE the roughing the punter call- I do think the refs need to err on the side of safety. The two times my son got hurt (knee injury both times) playing was from being hit while punting. One was a blocked punt as a junior and one was 8th grade (can't remember if they called anything or not but I don't believe the punt was blocked.) Punters are really exposed when their leg is extended and their foot is above their head! Fun game to watch. Good luck to Carmel and Penn next week.
  8. Dwenger at Angola

    I'm pretty sure the Dwenger team that played Snider tough will be the one to show up. They've been very good since the Homestead game, which I think was an anomaly. Yes they were very fortunate to beat Luers but defensively they did an outstanding job against the Knights. Travel and home field advantage favor Angola. But I'm guessing BD will be ready for Angola and will win. I don't think the Saints defense will let them down. (Of course, I say this having never seen Angola!)
  9. That's what I was afraid of... thanks!
  10. Re fake punt: From where I was, it looked like he was going to get the first down easily but step out of bounds short of the mark. Was he forced out?
  11. Yes, if I had to have surgery from an injury playing for my school team, I'd darn well feel entitled to go to the game. Otherwise, they're playing me for a sap.
  12. Agree with all you said. Homestead definitely needs to believe they can beat Snider and be mentally tougher. I think you can beat more athletic teams or faster teams. It's harder to beat teams that are well-coached and confident in what they are doing. And it's darn near impossible when the opposition is all of those things like Snider. I think Snider will have an easy time with Carroll and am pulling for them in their run to State. Any comment on what happened at the end of the fake punt, anyone?
  13. Haven't read all of the posts, but if I was the kid who was injured playing for my school, had surgery the day of the game and then was told I couldn't even watch the game from the stands, I'd be royally p####d off. I'm surprised anyone would even try to enforce that rule. But that's just me.
  14. Great game. I don't mind low scoring, defensive games at all. Left Spuller at the half and went to St. Francis.... The goal line stand by the Saints was outstanding. I was pretty sure BD would come after the NH punter- he was taking too long to punt. Now, the question is how much have the Wayne Generals improved since week 1?
  15. Wow, great game by Snider. Beat 'em in every phase of the game and didn't let up at any point in the game. Also liked what they did on offense, run and play action... Not sure what to say about Homestead. They do what they do whether it works or not. I thought that while HHS was down 17-0 late in the first half, they actually still had a chance but I was also pretty sure they wouldn't take it. Snider's TD with 6 seconds left to make it 24-0 was impressive- I thought that was where the Spartan's really gave up. There was no one within 10 yards of the receiver. BTW, what happened on the fake punt. From where I was, it looked like he was going to get the first down easily but step out of bounds short of the mark. Was he forced out? I didn't mind the call one bit. You call a fake punt when no one is expecting it. Snider has Homestead's # and it appears it will continue. Question: What does Homestead need to do to beat Snider?