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  1. What you're missing = What's the point of asking a question on a public forum if you're going to get Butt Hurt over the answer you receive? If you know it is illegal forward motion, don't ask to begin with.
  2. I would love to use this case as a case study. If the player that tested positive played a significant amount of time Friday, I would love for each of the other players from both teams to get tested on Wednesday (Day 5) and the following Monday (Day 10). If absolutely no players follow up with additional positives, maybe we are overreacting. If there are some positives within this situation, that could be meaningful statistics as well. Either way, it stinks for Clinton Prairie but how about someone use this as a positive way to learn more about the virus!
  3. If it is truly to protect the player from returning too early, why can't the IHSAA give Athletic Directors waivers for guardians to sign off on any liability? There is nothing fair about a kid having to sit out 14 days because his sister had Covid, then add on another 6 days before he can compete when he has been heathy the whole time.
  4. Eastbrook @ Madison Grant: Although I was impressed with Madison Grant's fight last Friday despite their low numbers and slow start to the game, Eastbrook is simply too much for any other CIC team right now and will score as many as they want. There will easily be a running clock to start the second half. I could honestly see this game being cancelled as well with Madison Grants numbers. Mississinewa @ Elwood: I really have not been that impressed with Ole Miss this season for being a 4A school, however, they are much better than Elwood. Ole Miss wins this 38-14. Oak Hill @ Blackford: I think this might be the closest game of the week. I almost want to call an upset special but I am going to go ahead and give the Golden Eagles the 24-21 win. Frankton @ Alexandria: On paper Frankton wins this one by 2 touchdowns but after watching the game last Friday Night I have to call it how I see it. Alex will win this 48-20.
  5. November 16th, 1997. I remember it like was yesterday as it was the first day I had grown 1\4th inch since 2nd grade. 0-10 Colts defeated the 8-2 Packers. Anything can happen on any given day!!!!
  6. Hold up Cowboys! Let's not be going and putting the cart before the horse. Lapel has to get past Frankton first.
  7. Well it looks like I'm not heading to Vegas. The only one I got right is the #1 that most Frankton guys probably didn't want. Other than that, it looks like a pretty good draw that is not too far off of a seeding system. Now who slips up these next couple of weeks by over looking the next two opponents thinking about the tournament and who packs it in knowing who they have drawn for the tournament?
  8. Maybe some bulletin board ammo here to get Eastern to get fired up and ready to play! Just kidding, Eastbrook will beat Eastern with slight ease if they meet each other. Eastern, Tipton, and Lapel all have realistic shots if Eastbrook over looks them or gets hit with Covid but other than that, I don't think anyone gets within 14 points if each team is playing on all cylinders. They are just too well coached with the athletes to back up the coaching.
  9. I don't 100% disagree with you on this statement but it all depends on what the coaches learned about that game. Frankton went something like 1-13 with an interception the first half of that game and then ran the ball with ease the second half. Elwood ran their big fullback with success but then freaked out and put the ball in the air their last possession and blew any chance of a final drive for the win. I think if we see a rematch and Frankton leans on Finley, Harrison, and Everitt with a run gameplan, the Eagles win by 14+ If they try to air it out again, they lose.
  10. Here is my first round CIC predicted draw. Not my "Who do you want" but more guessing "Who ya goin' get" : Sectional 36: Eastbrook vs Eastern Alex vs Tipton Frankton vs Lapel Blackford vs Elwood Sectional 43 Madison Grant vs Tri Central Sectional 20 Mississinewa vs Jay County Sectional 27 Oak Hill vs Bellmont If I hit 100% I will be heading to Vegas this weekend!
  11. Alexandria @ Oak Hill Oak Hill by 21 Blackford @ Mississinewa Ole Miss by 28 Elwood @ Eastbrook As a gift for winning their first game in 18 years, Eastbrook hands Elwood a running clock. Eastbrook by 60. Madison Grant @ Frankton I'm going to predict that the Eagles show more fight this week. They are 8 point under dawgs according to the Sargarin Ratings but I think they catch Madison Grant sleeping on them and pull our a 24-21 win.
  12. I know I didn't just read a short comment on the first Thursday in October. The Mississinewa 5'5 kids almost single handedly scored 650 points against Frankton. Short players football career matters too. C'Mon man!
  13. I'm a little tired from staying up and watching that wonderful display of leadership last night but here is what I'm thinking: Alexandria @ Mississinewa: Frankton made Mississinewa look better than what they really are. They are not a bad team but they will get pounded at Sectional. I think better game management by Alex keeps this one more respectable. Mississinewa will still win by 21 but not score 60+ in the first half like they did last week. Blackford @ Eastbrook: Eastbrook will by 60+ on Blackford. Frankton @ Oak Hill: Oak Hill wins this one but its hard telling by how much. Hopefully Frankton shows some fight and keeps it respectable. Madison Grant @ Elwood: I don't think this will be as close as what I would hope. At some point Elwood has to get better right??? I still see Madison Grant winning by 2 td's. Can we just put Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher on the Presidential ballet and vote them in.
  14. Any word on Blackford out there? Are they playing? Any of their players caught up in the 20% Quarantined?
  15. Eastbrook @ Alex Eastbrook has a second half running clock but not at big as last week. Elwood @ Blackford Blackford big over Elwood assuming they play. 28+ Mississinewa @ Frankton Will the Eagles surprise CoachOsGhost with a big upset here???? No. Ole Miss with a running clock. Oak Hill @ Madison Grant. Even though Madison Grant looks to be improving, Oak Hill seems to be rolling. Oak Hill big here. Could this be our first week of all second half running clocks? Could this week be the week that CoachOsGhost finally tells us how he really feels about Frankton's coaching staff? Is this the week the we learn that Mask companies are the real scum bags behind the Covid Nonsense. So many question, so little time.
  16. I heard they got confused and turned the Salisbury Steaks into meat loaf and it ruined their whole Wednesday practice. They refused to service Jello with fruit chunks in the middle too. Darn near had a Riot.
  17. I'm not sure you can buy too much into the Sagarin rating or predictions this year. I am usually a big fan of them and it is scary how close they are on a normal year but with Covid, it just can't be accurate. A team could be down 2 key players and still win but maybe by a little less of a margin and it throws everything off for the next week. I understand that injuries do the same thing on normal years but Covid seems to be making things a little more crazy.
  18. Oh man!!!! I hadn't heard this one. I thought you were just referring to their lack of numbers.
  19. I don't think they got hit with school/health department ordered quarantines, I think they just have kids who didn't come out. I'm talking about players that are on the team and coaches thought they would have but then lost them for 14 days dues to contact tracing.
  20. Obviously without giving names or positions.....Who has been hit the hardest with Covid Quarantines in the CIC? Anyone?
  21. Alexandria @ Elwood I'm not sure what to say about Elwood. They probably should have won last week had they not decided to air it out on their last possession but at the same time, if Frankton would not have went 1-13 from the air in the first half, Frankton should have won by 3td's+. With that being said, I'm not sure Elwood is really any better than last year, they were just able to take advantage of an awful first half by the Eagles. Alex wins this pretty easily. Frankton @ Eastbrook I honestly think IF the Frankton Players want to, they could make this a closer game than predicted. Eastbrook will no doubt over look the Eagles and the Eagles have the athletes to gain yards and keep the clock rolling. The question is, how often does the clock stop first half. If it stops often, Eastbrook will score often. Either way, Eastbrook gets this one. Madison Grant @ Blackford I was impressed with how hard Blackford played 2 weeks ago with such small numbers. As long as they are healthy this week, they will win 14+. Oak Hill @ Mississinewa New coach during the Covid Era and Ole Miss is still trying to get it all figured out. I think Oak Hill get's this one in a close one.
  22. Eastbrook at Oak Hill--Eastbrook wins by 14 Blackford at Alexandria--Blackford wins by 27 possibly 28. Elwood at Frankton--Frankton wins by 21 Mississinewa at MG--Upset Pick of the week. Madison Grant wins this with a 48 yard field goal as time expires with a score of 16-14. It will be a controversial play because it will appear as if the right wing false starts but there will be no flag on the play.
  23. Why is this the topic every year by week 3? How can the CIC become a better football conference so that fans and ex players can argue about who is going to win on Friday night instead of talking about Lapel coming to the CIC every year??? Seriously! Why is the CIC so bad, or lack of competitiveness with each other, at football. There are athletes at these schools. Look at Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling. These sports have good showing around the state.
  24. I miss CJB readings on a Friday morning. Someone give me some good stories or 1 liners to brighten my day here. GID is getting boring these days!!!
  25. Sorry if you can't hear me very well, I'm typing with my face mask on. How in the world does Blackford get beat by Wes-Del? I thought Blackford was improving??
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