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Everything posted by HanShotFirst

  1. Cannot speak for Dave Coyle, but Jason Renn is currently on Merrillville's staff.
  2. With the sectional draw fast approaching, what are some the potential Week 10 (11) match-ups that coaches are dreading? Around here is the potential for Merrillville to pull 6A #2 Lafayette Jeff..
  3. You are correct. Something like five or six sectional championships in a row for Kilmer's Devils? We will learn a lot when Lowell plays the Govs in Week 3. I imagine Hobart probably fits somewhere into this sectional equation, too. I am sure they are licking their chops, coming home to Lake County from their recent adventures out east.
  4. While 4A East Chicago would be a true Cinderella story, there is a legit dark horse in Hammond Morton. Stud QB, D-I receiver and DE. They will be on everyone's radar in short order.
  5. Got to see Valpo's defense in action at last Friday's scrimmage. They are the real deal. Impact players at all three levels. Jones and Dingman, Krutz and Beller - these dudes get to the ball!
  6. That's what I'm saying! How quickly we forget. This Valpo team lost in the 6A Semistate by four points. The defensive line, anchored by two standout juniors, is going to be a problem for a lot of offensive fronts. If Valpo's offense can produce, they've got just as good of a shot as anybody - not just this season, but next year as well.
  7. With most schools returning to school August 12 or earlier, there is the potential for one - maybe two - of these practice days according to IHSAA restrictions. Long gone are the days where one would show up at 7 in the morning and leave at dusk.
  8. I believe he is playing football at Southern Illinois University this fall.
  9. Yes, Cooper has been offered by IU, Michigan, and Central Michigan. Dad played at Notre Dame in the late 80s.
  10. For this year, you'd have to think Michigan City will likely run into Snider or Dwenger at semi-state. New Pal lurking in the south. Look for Valparaiso to make a run in two years. Dropping from 6A to 5A, the community has been talking about this particular class for quite some time.
  11. Man, my heart can't take much more... Avengers Endgame... Game of Thrones... IHSAA Sectional Alignment...
  12. Agreed. It's like watching the undercard of a UFC fight. Both guys have something to prove and go all out to get that coveted W.
  13. Meeting works with official announcement of the new sectional alignments. Rumblings made mention of early May, correct?
  14. As I recall, Joe Frazier stole the show when he learned, very publicly, that he was unable to swim whilst competing in a swimming competition. Unafraid of failure, I wish this mentality would find its way into today's youth. Kids would rather never try at all, than try and subsequently fail.
  15. A multi-faceted match-up, there are many depths to this debate. Arguably, Forrest is the better athlete. A scholarship player at the University of Alabama and a world-class ping pong player, Mr. Gump's speed, reflexes, and reaction times are unquestioned. Ridiculously strong, Forrest carried his entire platoon (on his back) from the forests of Vietnam in live combat. However, Forrest is an A to B runner. His speed is unparalleled, but could we count on him to make Bobby miss? Is there any lateral movement in that body? He did get shot in the buttocks. (Everyone knows you've got to zig-zag - a la Game of Thrones.) Bobby is a self-professed water boy with a killer instinct. Using inner turmoil and conflict as his motivators, Mr. Boucher finds his way into the Bourbon Bowl, with the South Central Louisiana State Mud Dogs - not exactly SEC football. Should Forrest not anger the Waterboy, could Bobby find a reason to "show no mercy" to the amicable Mr. Gump? All things considered, my money is on Boucher, knowing that he is well hydrated and able to outlast Forrest. Too many Dr. Peppers leave Gump ailing in the southerly climate!
  16. Compliments of @Zonefball : Forrest squeaks out a 6 point victory over Falco, probably on a game winning drive...toss was called more than once. Boucher with a solid win, 33-13, Sunshine was no match for that defensive prowess. Which leaves us with the original question of Gump vs. Boucher. It was eloquently debated a month prior to this matchup by great logical minds, better known as real men of genius.
  17. In the ultimate battle of offense versus defense, who reigns in gridiron supremacy?
  18. Living in Da Region is easy. Just about every school in the state is SOUTHEAST of us. Don't know where the school's located? Just reply, "SOUTHEAST of here."
  19. Quarterfinals for the bracket. Will close voting next Tuesday (April 2).
  20. And that's the bottom line - cuz Stone Cold (Bleacher Report) said so!
  21. As the newest member of the 64-man selection committee, what parameters will you use to seed the athletes if not third-party awards? Championships? SPOILER ALERT: The winners and losers are scripted! 😱
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