Well the regular season is over and I think Snider has gotten better during course of season and the two earlier loses. I think the dismissal of the three players earlier actually worked in the Panthers favor, kids saw some discipline and remembered they are not able to do what ever they want, they are actually held to a higher standard. I think Barnes benefited the most, he certainly seemed to play better game after game knowing that Taylor was not QB 1A, it was now his team to lead.
So, on to the playoffs. I think Snider should run their sectional fairly easy. They have unfinished business with Carroll and I think they will remember the whipping they received in game two. With a week off and time to prepare, I think they go into Carroll and win by 14 or more. Homestead, if they get by Northrop should not pose a threat to Snider, I may actually be more worried in facing the Bruins.
So on the regionals. Most are picking Carmel to be there, but you can't sleep on Lafayette Jeff. Can Snider make it past either of those teams? I not familiar with Lafayette, Carmel is always a tough out. If Snider can get past this game, a Penn match-up is likely. Penn probably has the weakest team in maybe 10 years, so they can be beaten. I would say when you get this deep into the playoffs, two things usually decide the game; team discipline and special teams. Most familiar with Snider know they have penalty issues that coat them games. The other concern I have is the kicking game (FG & XP's). It is woefully pathetic. This will cost you a game a some point.
If they make it to LOS, Warren awaits (99% sure they will be there). Can Snider beat them, sure. Will they, probably not. I will say, they may be the most talented team from the north that would give them the best game, but I would foresee a slaughter, unless Snider plays the game of their life and Warren is on an "off" night. Don't be surprised of Snider makes it that far, or I think it will be the Lafayette/Carmel winner.