View Poll Results: Who gets the win?
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Oct 22, 17, 08:09 AM #2Honestly, before last weeks performance, I would have said JC would get taken to the woodshed in this game. After losing to Ashland, I think they’ll play more motivated, but still not sure it’s enough.
I’m taking the Pirates at home by a TD.
Oct 22, 17, 09:19 AM #3
Belfry wins by 3 scores or more. Suddenly its a big ? in 4 A. Is Wayne the new front runner ? Maybe Collins. If Belfry does win big who steps into the playoffs with the most confidence?
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Oct 23, 17, 10:27 AM #8
IMO....this one is gonna be a slobbernocker. Great write up on the contest! Whether JC would be coming off a win or loss....all of that's irrelevant for this game. No love loss between schools, staffs and players. I will say there is a ton of respect between the two programs. I think being at Belfry does give the Pirates a slight advantage. Belfry has been a little beat up the past couple of weeks...but at this stage of the season, virtually everyone is dealing with a sprain, twist or break. Should be a 4 quarter affair, with Belfry putting up a score mid 4th qtr to move it out of reach. That being said....it wouldn't surprise me to see JC come out of this with a victory.
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BTW....for those who are thinking that anyone other than JC will advance to Kroger Field out of the east.....I just can't see it. IMO, no way Ashland beats JC a second time. Just my .02 cents worth.
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Oct 25, 17, 08:50 PM #11All's quiet on the Belfry front. ATL and 2C have been AWOL lately. This isn't like them. I'm starting to get worried.
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Oct 26, 17, 08:42 AM #13
This game is one of those rivalry games that you never really can predict what will happen. Some years it is a tight battle, some years these two are a little further apart. I guess that is the way it goes with rivalries.
Last year was a classic game, like a heavyweight bout. Belfry came out on top 21-16, but JC very well could have won it. Both teams went full-tilt for 4 quarters and then went on to mow down their playoff opponents on the way to championships.
Two years ago we all expected the same kind of game, but JC come to Pond Creek and laid an egg. They came in undefeated, but were missing some injured starters, and were fresh off a close call with Ashland. Belfry jumped on them early and often and won in a running clock game 41-0. Nobody was more surprised than the Pirate faithful.
Oct 26, 17, 09:50 AM #14
I would have liked Belfry's chances a lot more had Johnson Central won last week.
I think Ashland exposed a few minor flaws that JC had which should be correctable fairly easily. I don't expect those same miscues and mental errors to pop up again this week.
Since Belfry opened CAM Stadium Johnson Central is the only team who has been able to sustain success. They have won 3 of their last 4 trips to Pond Creek.
I still like a few match-ups for Belfry. I think Belfry's speed on the edges and Defensive quickness helps them out. I like Browning under Center and his passing ability. Belfry hasn't been sterling in Special teams this year, but I think they have an advantage over JC.
With all that said, Johnson Central's size and physicality will present Belfry problems and I expect the Eagles to defend Belfry better than anyone has this year. Possessions will be at a premium as the clock will roll fast.
I think whoever wins this has to win the Field Position game and capitalize a TD on a short field.
Oct 26, 17, 10:50 AM #15The chink in Belfry's armor this year has been interior run defense. Guess who has the perfect team/scheme to exploit that? JC
To beat Belfry, the Golden Eagles are going to have to win that battle between the tackles when they have the ball. Belfry stepped up and played really well against Cabell Midland, the other team on the schedule that fits the same mold, so who knows.
The big key in this one from my perspective will be turnovers. The winner will have to win that part of the game to have a shot, IMO.