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    Lafayette 2017

    What does Lafayette need to do to improve in 2017? What do they need to keep doing to be successful? Remember, please be constructive.
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    Who will be the starting qb?

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    Defense will be solid they 2 really good linebackers in 6'1 210 pound Shaw and 6'1 210 pound Blake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Who will be the starting qb?
    Whoever it is will have big shoes to fill. Walker Wood was/is such a special football player. The only other qb that played for them the last few years was Quentin Brown who was a wide receiver and a senior. With coaching changes and Wood gone I would expect a revamped offense. The defense has the players but really needs to step up. Last season they gave up a lot of production and relied on the offense to put up big numbers.

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    Do they take a hit at all from the new school being built? How many seniors graduated from last years team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juke View Post
    Whoever it is will have big shoes to fill. Walker Wood was/is such a special football player. The only other qb that played for them the last few years was Quentin Brown who was a wide receiver and a senior. With coaching changes and Wood gone I would expect a revamped offense. The defense has the players but really needs to step up. Last season they gave up a lot of production and relied on the offense to put up big numbers.
    One receiver is listed as a qb also he is 6"3 180 pounds De'Kawn Edwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Defense will be solid they 2 really good linebackers in 6'1 210 pound Shaw and 6'1 210 pound Blake.
    Just a question, but how is the defense going to be solid after giving up nearly 26 points per game last year? I believe this team relied heavily on it's offense to "outscore" nearly everyone vs. stopping teams. They gave up more points that any 6A team with a winning record in 2016. Not disputing your theory but were they young on defense last year? If they were then that would explain a lot and they should be better this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    One receiver is listed as a qb also he is 6"3 180 pounds De'Kawn Edwards.
    He was a qb in middle school and is a really good athlete. I would say he's more like 6'1-2" and 160.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sixer View Post
    Just a question, but how is the defense going to be solid after giving up nearly 26 points per game last year? I believe this team relied heavily on it's offense to "outscore" nearly everyone vs. stopping teams. They gave up more points that any 6A team with a winning record in 2016. Not disputing your theory but were they young on defense last year? If they were then that would explain a lot and they should be better this season.
    Shaw and Blake are the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Shaw and Blake are the real deal.
    Where they not the real deal last year? They had more talent last year. I don't expect a big change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juke View Post
    Where they not the real deal last year? They had more talent last year. I don't expect a big change.
    They was good enough to make it to the state finals last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    They was good enough to make it to the state finals last year.
    Yes they were and no one is disputing that. I think the point is that they will have to improve on defense this year if they are going to get any where near that far this year. They had some special offensive players last year that as far as I know aren't coming back for a 5th year. They should still be good but it's hard to replace players of the caliber they lost and not miss a beat. The 2 linebackers might be the "real deal" (1 is proven the other is not) but it's going to take more than that.

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    I think Lafayette had like 28 seniors graduate last year. I believe there are 5 or 6 from that team either on scholarship or playing Division 1 football somewhere. They have big shoes to fill all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sixer View Post
    Just a question, but how is the defense going to be solid after giving up nearly 26 points per game last year? I believe this team relied heavily on it's offense to "outscore" nearly everyone vs. stopping teams. They gave up more points that any 6A team with a winning record in 2016. Not disputing your theory but were they young on defense last year? If they were then that would explain a lot and they should be better this season.
    26 points a game? I looked it up 21.8 which isn't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    26 points a game? I looked it up 21.8 which isn't that bad.
    How did you get that? Using all fifteen games I came with an average of 25.7 points given up by the defense per game, which increases to 27.6 points if you don't count the forfeit win as a game (which honestly it shouldn't be for calculating defense production).

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