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  1. This will be my last post on this fantastic run the Raiders have been on!! First and foremost congrats to both teams for being the last two teams standing in 2A. I feel in this game that the biggest challenge for the Raiders will be on the defensive end. The Raiders have completely bought into the team is bigger than the individual mentality and consequently they have been playing great defensive football, GREAT!! If they can continue to do so, and keep Woodlan from scoring on big plays (make Woodlan drive the ball the length of the field), SR will be fine. I feel, AGAIN, on the offensive side of the ball the machine just keeps on chugging. Harter, who wears a big S on his undershirt beneath his pads and changes clothes in a phone booth, will continue to lead this team offensively!! In the end I feel like, and I have said publicly throughout the playoffs (hell War Daddy finally agreed with me on something)TOO much Raider offense in this one: Raiders 38 Warriors 21
  2. Okay War Daddy this one is for you......I think I said last week that your Raiders would win 42-14 over Providence, so 47-7 was pretty close for me. This week I feel like the Raiders are going to be bigger and very physical with the Crusaders. Harter is playing like you want and need your senior leader to play, and Schank is just doing Schank things which is always a good thing!!! The Raider offensive machine keeps rolling. I believe the SR defense is going to be sound, and when the defense really needs to, early in the game, it will get a timely turnover to help put points on the board!!! The X-factor is the drive.......that drive is hard on kids (trust me I know) If the Raiders can get of the bus like they do on a trip to the Jungle or a trip to Jasper they win this game in convincing fashion (convincing fashion in the semi state is two scores or more in my book) SR 31 SM 17 Raiders are on a roll baby!!
  3. Since we agree on things these days!!!! Southridge very handily beats Providence in the regional!!! I would like to think the score would be 42-14, or at least that's my prediction. Is there not a thread about this game (SR vs Prov)??
  4. I saw both of these teams in play, in person, against a team that I hold near and dear to my heart (the refs cheated in both games) !!!! In all seriousness.........both of these teams are fantastic. Both teams are big, strong and fast and do "their" thing well . There has been a lot of discussion on this thread about which team is better, does the conference schedule help or hurt a team, which team from different years were better and much more.......This is my two cents worth and it may not even be worth that much. I believe that the weather is going to be the one factor in this game that affects the out come. According to my "eye test" I was more impressed (personally) with Memorial's running game than GS. That is by no means a slight to GS either so please don't take it as that Titan fans. So if the weather dictates this game to be a more running styled game, I think the edge might go to Memorial. Conversely if the weather is fair and both teams can play the whole playbook, GS's style, tempo and passing attack is (IMO) better than that of Memorial, again no disrespect intended to the Tiger faithful. SO in the case of good weather advantage GS. This game could be one of those great high school bouts that we as fans talk about for a very long time. It will be a shame that one of these two teams season has to end Friday...........with that said I am hoping for good weather and a PAC sectional title GS 35 EM 34 (missed two point try as time expires!) Good luck both and stay healthy
  5. This doesn't mean anything!!!!! Couldn't resist!
  6. I am going to say that SR wins this game in a kind of matter of fact, blue collar way........The Raiders will control the game clock with their running game, and of course with some timely play action passing here and there. I also think the Raider defense will be up to the task as well getting a stop or two when they need it........In the end I like SR in this one say 31-17. Good luck Raiders
  7. Sorry been out of the country on business....just got back. Glad to know I was missed. I am confused here T20 because the wake up call is still three weeks out!! You guys have fun with you cake ride of a draw with PC, don't sweat the Chargers too much. 42-14????? You must be smoking something good this morning........ Here's the real scoop on the HH vs Memorial game, it's gonna be a good one going right down to the wire!!! The young HH team is starting to figure somethings out, and Memorial is as good as advertised.......I can't wait to see this one. Remember T20 wake up call three weeks out...............
  8. I think at one point last Friday against GS the Patriots had 6 sophomores on the field defensively. I believe they may have started 4 of them. The Patriots are playing some young players, but that is not an excuse for some of the mental mistakes that were made during that game. I agree with Titan32 on this one, some things will get fixed for this group of kids after the GS game from the previous week. The game will continue to slow down for the younger ones playing, and the mistakes will hopefully start to decrease as well. I will take HH in a close one: HH 24 SR 21
  9. Look.......don't get me started on Mater Dei, or for that matter any other parochial school and their success!! I have my opinions about that and for the moment I will keep them to myself. As to your comment about GS's run ending soon, soon being the key word here. Maybe I should have selected a different word than soon in my 1st post. I will answer your question with some questions......do you think the Persians ever thought their empire would fall? Or that the British ever imagined an upstart nation could ever defeat them? Or that the BOston Celtics or the UCLA Bruins would ever have imagined that they would not be royalty of the basketball domain? Do you think Titan 20 that youth coaches, or middle school coaches or even high school coaches are working any less effort, or teaching fewer fundamentals at Heritage Hills?? The answer in unequivocally NO. The simple fact is EVERYTHING comes to an end at some point. So this talk of GS leaving the conference, or any other scuttlebutt about them having to find "better" competition is folly to me. Enjoy the ride you guys are on!! As I said before good luck tonight!!! The jungle hopefully will be hostile tonight!! Yea that's what I meant. Thanks for the help
  10. So you are effectively saying that from roughly 1992-2007 (the reason I chose those years is because it comes to 15 years) HH should have demanded to get out of the PAC?? In those years HH had a collective record of 182-20!!! They hammered practically everyone in the conference year in and year out. They got to the dome twice and played in the semi state game countless times. The were the dominant program in the PAC. But you see the PAC did not make them better, or worse. It had nothing to do with the conference and everything to do with playing the game against themselves. That made them great. Knowing that their every move on the field was going to be dissected during film made them practically unbeatable!! Knowing that no coach on the staff cared about the final score, they only cared about individual grades, and personal performance. So to answer the question I posed to you earlier about good teams leaving conferences that wane at times, the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. The is no justification to ever think that your team's success is greater than a conference commitment, regardless of the talent levels ebbs and flows. Sports generate money for schools so that all kids can have the opportunity to compete if they choose to, in any sport offered. Football is not the one sport that should drive decisions on conference alignments!!
  11. I have been reading all of this dialogue of how great GS is, and how they have been running through the conference, the reasons why they should look to leave the conference, blah blah blah(No this has not been from GS posters). Yes it is evident that GS is on an upward trend, they are the measuring stick. Yes they are the team at the top at the presently. Yes they are once again having an outstanding year. But to be very honest all this talk is getting a little vexing. This trend, or this run of good luck will run it's course like most things do. In due time there will be something better, there will be something newer come along. I look back to the mid 80's and Tell City (Big 8 I know) was an absolute monster, then South Spencer and their conference championships and consequent run to the dome, then North Posey had it's moments in the sun. Heritage Hills went on a decade long run, maybe a little more than a decade, 80 some odd straight regular season wins., state champion ship appearances etc. Simple fact is this: good athletes come and they go. They are here for a bit then they are gone, only to return again (hopefully). I also feel that success can be double edged sword, a terrible dose of reality. When schools first start finding success and winning ways, kids work crazy hard to get better. Coaches work harder than they ever have to stay on top. The community gets behind their teams and programs swell to unheard of numbers. Then on the other side of that sword, winning sometimes can stem complacency. The fire and desire to strive to be the best fizzles, and kids start feeling entitled, "we are good because of who we are"! The community can unknowingly put unreachable expectations on high school kids, winning isn't enough anymore, "you mean we only beat that team 21-7". Before you know it this unbeatable program becomes very ordinary. The interest is gone, the fire is gone, the FUN is gone. This is more evident in smaller public schools I feel. The funny thing is, all of this is okay, ordinary and extra-ordinary, ebbs and flows of athletic success, as long as it's fun and we/they(student athletes/fans) enjoy the game. Because that's the important word, game, it's all just a game. This is in no way me throwing shade at GS, it's just an opinion. Right now GS football is the program of the PAC, but GS needs to stay put in this very stable conference. IMO GS needs to stay grounded and continue to go to work because others are out there working harder than they ever have to knock them off of their lofty perch. Most importantly though the kids need to truly enjoy the run they are on, because it soon will end like all good things do, and often without warning!! Good luck Friday. Parents, students and players travel safe. See you all in the jungle.
  12. Was just curious if you thought that Posey would put up 4 or 5 touchdowns on HH's defense or if you were idicating that HH would score 7 or more times. That's all.
  13. IFCA Poll Week 5

    Not intentionally. No need to clarify either or be direct. Just thought I might explain myself.
  14. Why do you think that?? Just curious. I wasn't sure what to expect from Posey defensively.
  15. Another quiet week from both sides??? I wonder why?? I would agree with PAC FAN on this one. If HH can contain Stewart it should be smooth sailing for the Patriots. That is obviously a big if. I said the same thing about Chatman fro Jasper last week..........we all know how that one turned out. I am sure though that the staff and player have been working to get the kinks out. Big three game stretch for the Pats!!