Who cares about the "woulda, shoulda, couldas" of the past, like the fumble EB returned against WEBO last year that didn't end up being a fumble in the officials eyes.... or when the kid from Ritter stepped out of bounds on the long TD run against us....
Obviously we have got past all of this 😄, and are moving on to the next step... Our 4th consecutive Semi state game.
Going to be a huge challenge with a very tough Andrean team. A QB out to prove something after a Labrum and rotator cuff tear 2 years ago and a 2000+ yard rusher and all of their other weapons that are back from injuries. The 3 losses that this team has are from teams that all played in the 4A and 6A regionals, with 2 of those teams playing this week. They also beat the #1 and heavily favored Lewis Cass Kings last week fairly easily.
I was able to get my first glimpse of the Panthers last week, finally attending my first game of the season. I was impressed. The defense is lightning quick and seem to have their ears pinned back on every play. Pass defense really impressed me, Eastside threw a lot of screens and we read them quite well and only seemed to give up short yardage on them. Offense, typical Eastbrook, run it down your throat and pop up for a pass when you are least expecting it.
It will be a packed house tonight at Freck Field. I will be making the trek up from Indy again. Get there early and enjoy a grilled ribeye, tenderloin or sausage sandwich, dress warm and prepare for a enough cowbells to cure any fever you may have! Safe travels to all and good luck and good health to all teams playing tonight!