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  1. kingtut

    Linton-Stockton @ Providence

    The Miners got blitzed in the first quarter. They seemed to get it figured out but too late. Game was even after the first quarter. The two and a half hour bus ride may have been a factor. The Williams boy is a heck of a running back for Providence though. Great speed.
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    Sectional 40

    If Southridge wins the Sectional they probably will be favored to win the Regional. If they do, then up they go. I feel like Linton has a shot against MD at the Miner's home field. home field. I'm really looking forward to that one. Linton is ranked third in the Sectional as they should be but they are much better than they were early in the season, even taking into account the weaker schedule. YES !! GO MINERS !!
  3. You could be right, Navy. If NC wins their first ever Sectional title, they could very well face Pioneer at LOS.
  4. Thanks Observer. Rockville may have gone to 8-man after playing 6-man. I remember for sure that they were one of the best in the state in what I remember as 6-man football. I am certain, however that they didn't play Linton since Linton has had an 11-man football team since 1904. Linton played Worthington in regular football in 1942 in a game that was picked up late because of a gap in the schedule. I remember that because Linton won the Wabash Valley Championship that year. The WV title was decided by a point system and Linton received no points for that win because it was scheduled too late. Back to 8-man football. I had a coworker at NWSC Crane from Petersburg in the 50's and we would talk about their 8-man football conference. Lots of scoring in 6 and 8 man football. The scores sounded more like basketball games.
  5. Agree. NCF should not duck a chance to play a quality opponent, even on short notice. I hope they are not actually going through with the game against Jasonville community. What's the point in that?
  6. The 54 might be possible but I will be surprised if Eastern scores four TD's against the Miners.
  7. Thank you, Tom. I'm doing better than I deserve. I'm blessed.
  8. Linton 48 - Eastern 13
  9. kingtut

    North Knox @ Linton-Stockton

    Naturally, lesser competition makes your team look better. No denying that. But this Linton team had some serious flaws when the season started and it has taken the staff a while to eliminate much of that. Linton may not win those three games if they played them now but they wouldn't look so darn inept.
  10. I just returned from the Linton - Paoli JV game with Linton winning 41 - 6. Linton's JV is pretty good with Freshmen carrying most of the load. Future looks bright for the Miners with only five seniors on the varsity roster.
  11. kingtut

    North Knox @ Linton-Stockton

    Does NK throw the ball at all?
  12. Congratulations to Coach Steve Weber and his staff for the job they have done thus far in bringing the moribund BNL Stars football program to a top ten ranking in The 5A poll. It's been a tough road but apparently Steve's getting the job done. Linton Miner folks are proud of the job he is doing.
  13. No. No family except an uncle that played in the late 1930's. I grew up very close to the football field and was there and around the high school all the time as a kid. I was sort of a mascot hanging around the team all the time when I was very young. On Saturdays we had pickup football games on the field. Often one elementary school playing another. No unis or anything like that. There were several elementary schools and St Peter Catholic school at that time. All consolidated into one elementary school now. We didn't like playing the Catholic school because they had eight grades to our six. See, The catholic school had an advantage even back then 😁
  14. I haven't missed any games at home or away for a few years. Linton has a great travel crowd and I don't want to disappoint anyone by not being there. The Friday Night Lights is the highlight of my week during the football season. I go to all the home basketball games too but not all the away games. It was a long trip to Indy to play Ritter last week but I enjoyed it. I've told it on here before but I'm in my 9th decade of watching the Miners play having watched my first games in the 1930's. If I can make it a couple more years it will be an even 10 decades. I'm debating about riding my golf cart up to the field now to watch practice. Its currently 94 degrees so I probably won't stay long.
  15. They're doing very well. I think the JV has lost one game, I think to Southridge but I'm not sure. They beat Monrovia at Monrovia. They defeated West Vigo 50 something to 0 this week. It was 35 - 0 at the half when I left. The eighth grade team is outstanding. They lost their first game ever through all middle school grades last week to an outstanding Terre Haute North MS. North was very big and had some extremely fast kids. Their coach said he had three of the fastest kids in Vigo County. The Linton eighth grade group lost their first game ever 30 - 16. Last evening they defeated Sullivan. I was told the score was 42 - 6. They have won all the other games easily, including the Terre Haute South Middle school. The varsity has only 5 seniors on the roster with all the skill position players returning next year. So the Miners are alive and well and pretty well stocked for the future. Also, they may be the best 1 - 4 record small school in the south right now. I believe we have a good prospect of finishing the schedule 5 - 4. On a personal note, I'm really looking forward to the Eastern Greene game at home on Oct 5. 🙂 On another personal note, as I and my friends were discussing this very topic this morning at McDonalds, I began counting years and by the time this year's 7th grade players are sophomores I'll be almost 91 years old. My bleacher days may be getting numbered by that time. At least my seat on the top row of the bleachers may be traded for a lower seat. 😊