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  1. Since 1903 Crown Point and Lowell have battled each other 117 times. Winner gets possession of The Old Leather Helmet trophy.
  2. Results do have to mean something.
  3. The CFP is not an NCAA championship. It’s an entertainment venture. Their charter says the goal is to get the 4 best teams in the country, so as to maximize the entertainment value of the events. Given their objective, I think they got it exactly right.
  4. That’s almost as funny as 4 star QB CJ Carr — grandson of former Michigan HFC Lloyd Carr — committing to ND.
  5. The mighty, mighty Eagles of St. Edward pull away late to defeat Springfield 31-21 and win their 3rd consecutive Ohio Div. 1 title. On you mighty Eagles, You’ll have to fight to win a victory! So fight, you mighty Eagles, and raise Saint Edward’s green and gold on high. And when the game is on the record, No matter what the final score may be, With all your heart, With all your strength, You played the game and won a victory!
  6. Don’t remember the play, and I don’t recall anyone talking about it. As an aside, the high school rule on that play is different from NCAA and NFL. In high school, if the receiver has voluntarily gone out of bounds and then returned to the field of play, he remains an eligible receiver, but is guilty of illegal participation, a 15 yd. penalty. So, you could have a situation where the receiver steps out of bounds, returns, and is then a victim of pass interference, resulting in a double foul, requiring an offset and replay.
  7. That’s what happens when you go to 7 classes. Can’t play them all in just 2 days.
  8. No offense taken. Shouldn’t be any surprise. Pro and college players are better than high school players. No reason to think that officiating wouldn’t work the same way.
  9. That’s because there is no “across the board.” That’s why the success factor is the best solution. A multiplier or a class bump treats all P/Ps the same, and that does not reflect reality. In what universe are Chatard and Bishop Noll to be treated alike in order to level the playing field? The success factor (at least, conceptually) identifies those programs that traditionally punch above their weight class and moves them into the class where history says they belong.
  10. A few years ago, the National Federation added the following to the rule book: “A state association may create instant-replay procedures that permit game or replay officials to use a replay monitor during state postseason contests to determine if a decision by the on-field game officials is incorrect.” So, it’s up to the IHSAA. At present, the IHSAA is firmly against the use of replay.
  11. MATCHUP neutral field [2023] Washington (Massillon, OH) 21 (60%), [2023] Archbishop Hoban (Akron, OH) 17 (40%) Just for comparison purposes, St. Ed’s beat Hoban 14-7 in Akron. Massillon Washington gave the Eagles their only loss of the season 15-13 in Massillon. The Eagles starting QB sat that one out with a knee injury sustained the previous week at Elder.
  12. And we haven’t even discusses the subject of capital improvements in public school facilities … and how it also adds to the local tac burden.
  13. A travesty? Sounds like for every kid the State uses vouchers on, Mr. Taxpayer’s burden is lessened. You ought to be championing the use of vouchers. Or you can look at it this way: if vouchers were eliminated, every kid who goes to a public school who would have gone to a p/p under the voucher program increases the tax burden.
  14. First off, be aware that the distance penalty for any foul can be declined by the offended team. I don’t recall ever seeing a high school team do this on a punt. I’ve seen it many times on a kick try, most recently in the New Prairie @ Kankakee Valley game in the sectional this past season.
  15. I do not understand the mentality of “recruit the best high school quarterback we can get,” but then surf the transfer portal for a new, veteran QB every year.
  16. Third straight year for this matchup. Let’s hope the outcome is the same this year. As always, it’s a great day to be an Eagle.
  17. Man, would this guy look good in a Bears uniform. What are the odds he actually plays in the bowl game? https://www.on3.com/teams/notre-dame-fighting-irish/news/notre-dame-football-joe-alt-outland-trophy-finalist-fighting-irish-offensive-line/ Notre Dame left tackle Joe Alt named one of three Outland Trophy finalists Tuesday was confirmation of what we all already know. Notre Dame junior left tackle Joe Altis one of the best linemen in college football. Alt was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s best linemen on offense or defense. The other nominees, selected by the All-America Committee of the Football Writers Association of America, are Texas defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat and Kansas State guard Cooper Beebe. A winner will be chosen at the Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 8. The show will be televised on ESPN starting at 7 p.m. ET. Notre Dame has had three previous winners of the Outland Trophy; defensive end Ross Browner (1976), guard Bill Fischer (1948) and tackle George Connor (1946). Connor was the very first recipient of the coveted award. There have been many great linemen to come through Notre Dame, especially on the offensive side of the ball in recent years, but none of them have stood with the trophy at the end of the year. Alt has a very good case to be the first to do so in a very long time. Alt’s season-long Pro Football Focus grade of 90.4 is the best in the FBS when accounting for a snap minimum. Of every FBS tackle who met the threshold, none of them came close to Alt’s score. Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga came in second with a mark of 86.9. Alt is regarded as a surefire top-10 NFL Draft pick per most of the reputable draft coverage outlets. He’s got all the physical tools at 6-8, 322 pounds. Ever since he took over as Notre Dame’s starter at left tackle midway through the 2021 season he has been the most consistent, durable and downright productive player the Irish have had along the offensive line the last two seasons. It’s very possible, perhaps even probable, Alt has played his last game in a Notre Dame uniform. Top 10 money is tough to pass up. Of course, Alt would likely be a top 10 pick in 2025, too, if he returned to Notre Dame for his senior season, stayed healthy and played up to the standard he set for himself over the last two and a half seasons. But monetarily, there is not much incentive to stay in South Bend. And he can always return to get that coveted Notre Dame degree.
  18. Ordinarily I would agree. But they don’t usually have 2 out of the first 5. But if lots of GMs feel that way, they could always trade down with that 4-5 pick.
  19. So, the Bears have two picks out of the first 4 or 5 in the draft. And 2 second round picks as well. They are getting a very nice season out of the rookie tackle, Darnell Wright. I think Joe Alt would look pretty good in a Bears’ uniform. Last night Fields was really good … but he was pressured, if not running for his life, on nearly every dropback. Imagine what he can do with a competent offensive line.
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