Great to see LCC get the win. However, there were some glaring mistakes on defese that the LCC faithful hasn't seen since '08 when they first transitioned to the 3-4. Just some mental mistakes that led to two Oracle TD's. The coaches have a lot to work on going in to Guerin week. The kids are young and hopefully they can fix those mistakes and be a good team by tourney time.
For the first time that I can remember in this rivalry, Guerin has a legitimate shot to finally knock off LCC and claim The Bishop's Cannon. Although Guerin didn't seem competitive last week against Martinsvills, we have to remember that Martinsville is a very solid team with a few D-1 recruits (including Coach Kutruff's son). We all know both Guerin and LCC circle this matchup on thier schedules as soon as it comes out, always an emotional game, especially recently.
With all that said, I will be picking LCC this week for 3 reasons.
1. Momentum. LCC is coming off of a big win, while Guerin is coming off of a big loss. I will be watching how the momentum from Week 1 carries over to this week. The young kids at LCC found out that they can win, and win big, at the varsity level. Look for that confidence to carry over to this game.
2. Coaching. I have the utmost respect for Coach Kremer, I have coached against him and he knows his football. As I stated above, there were huge mistakes on LCC's defense, but those mistakes will be corrected this week in practice. The LCC coaches get the most out of the players, and by watching film the players will be placed in the right spots. LCC's confidence is now very high now that they have figured out they can still win.
3. Joe Smith and Jackson Anthrop. These two accounted for all 7 TD's for LCC against Delphi (Smith 5 and Anthrop 2). I do not believe Guerin has the defensive capibilities to defend both of them. I think Guerin will be hyped up to stop Smith and I believe that they will slow him down, but Anthrop is due for a coming out party as a sophomore like his older brother did in '09. Look for Anthrop to have a big night Friday.