Grundy County is Shutout for the Second Time This Season
It’s hard to believe Grundy County has only one win to its name after leading both Upperman and Dekalb County by double digits in the fourth quarter, here they are, heading down to Dunlap without a win against a .500 or better team. The Yellow Jackets just haven’t had the depth to compete a full 48 minutes yet. A lot of that comes on the shoulders of younger players, so in a year or two, depth should work itself out into a playoff run. But not in 2016. If the Indians get ahead early, the Yellow Jackets have little chance of making a comeback.
Whitwell Plays it Close Through the First Half with Bulldogs
Columbia Academy is a 1A powerhouse at this point, but if any team knows about how to somewhat deal with a powerhouse, it would be Whitwell. Yes, they fell to the Pirates of South Pittsburg 50-24, but against a team they were 40-something point underdogs to, eh hmm Davidson Academy, they led 10-7 going into the locker room. Davidson Academy would score 21 unanswered points in the second half, but the Tigers showed spurts of greatness. And if the Bulldogs try and sleepwalk through the Tigers, they could be headed home a little dissappointed. Besides, Columbia Academy can’t recru…oh, they can’t next year. Right…
South Pittsburg Absolutely Murders Boyd-Buchanan
The Buccaneers have won the last two, but they come in staring at their own plank after losing to both Marion and Meigs County in region play. Although this game doesn’t have any playoff implications, the rivalry hasn’t lost its luster. The Pirates have proven that even without star wide reciever Cade Kennemore, they’re doing just fine. In fact, they’re playing better than ever, continuing to dominate their less-than-ideal region. If Boyd-Buchanan keeps it a game going into the locker room, it will be a near miracle at this point. Just don’t be fooled, this isn’t your slightly older cousin’s Boyd-Buchanan. This is a very diluted version of 2015’s team.
Bledsoe County Runs Wild Against Brainerd
For a team that seems pretty balanced, Bledsoe County might be leaning toward the rush against last-place Brainerd. With Joseph Gore being the workhorse for the Warriors, it’s not outside of the box to think that the Warriors might rely more on running the ball as they prepare moore for Meigs county in Week Eleven. The Warriors are out of playoff contention already, but salvageable is a strong finish by Josh Owensby and crew going into next season. Still, the Warriors need something to hang their hat on and a blowout with themselves on top something they can take into next season.