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Nov 21, 05, 04:33 PM #76Originally Posted by cardinalsvoice
The 3-3-5 defense is an interesting animal. I think it does very well against just such a balanced attack. The 3 down lineman somehow occupy the line of scrimmage. With as much team speed as B-Town has defensively, you just can't get outside. When you try and go at them, there is just too much of a pile to make any significant yardage. The off-tackle runs have worked some (there is your wishbone), it just depends on what kind of night the 2 SS's are having. I don't think a running QB is going to get much. After Week 1 when Larue's QB ran for some yards, B-Town put a marked LB on the QB and its been lights out since.
Now, if you can throw to a TE, you might get somewhere, because that's that mid-range passing. High school LB's simply don't know how to drop yet. However, if you're going to throw it, the mecanics must be there (protection for at least a 3 count, and zip delivery) elsewise its a pick, because the makeup speed of the secondary is very, very good.
Even against the best offenses, our 3-3-5 is a good "containment" defense. Yards don't come off in big chunks. I honestly can't remember 5 plays all season where an opponent got more than 25 yards. Field position is very important because if you constantly work with a long field, more is likely to go wrong (3rd and longs, penalties) before you can score. With the way these ball control teams make time come off the clock, there simply isn't enough time against a good, contain defense to put much points up in 4 quarters.
The advantage then with B-Town in a game where time ticks off quick is the big play threat. Miss a tackle, gap in punt coverage, trick play, and all of the sudden they're off to the races.
I have been told that Mayfield is well-disciplined, low penalty, low turnover team that tackles well. If they do all those things right, the Birds may win. However, it is my firm belief that three (3) "scores" will win this game.
Nov 21, 05, 08:06 PM #77I wasn't sold on the speed thing either,but after having watched Bardstown for three games I can say it makes a tremendous difference.I too thought they were soft not any longer.They handled us, Frankfort 42-13 ,and we were pretty good.I still had some doubt as to how tough they were until they put it on Danville 21-0.Should be a heck of a game wish it weren't so far away I pick Bardstown 17-10.
Nov 21, 05, 08:30 PM #78Originally Posted by pigman
Nov 21, 05, 08:46 PM #79Originally Posted by Hearsay
I like your score of 17-14...but I think it will be the Cards winning it...but if's and but's were candy and nuts we all would have a merry Christmas...lol. Let's just hope that the game will be as close as what the poll on this thread has it at.
GO CARDS!!! :fight:
Nov 21, 05, 09:23 PM #80Originally Posted by cardinalsvoice
Should we discuss the return game?
Nov 21, 05, 09:47 PM #81
Originally Posted by Hearsay
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returns for ya maybe limited to punts, the kicker has also been known to kickoff into the endzone, but when he doesnt we have been prone to give up to much field position. Both teams boast areas in the special teams dept that are better than the others but overall I think the strength of out kicker gives us a special teams advantage.
Nov 21, 05, 10:00 PM #82Originally Posted by Toothpick
I will put our return game up against any in the state. Its been that way for many years. In fact, B-Town has a guy from a couple of years ago who still holds the state record (I believe?) for kicks returned for scores. Track speed in the open field is a sight to behold. In fact, about midway through the season, we were returning so many kicks for TD's that teams simply stopped kicking to us on punts. They angled the kicks out of bounds and gave up anywhere from 15-25 yards field position. Sam Harp wouldn't kick to us! Frankfort let one stay in bounds and Obeng returned it for a score. I'm willing to bet a steak that Morris has already decided not to punt to Bardstown.
Yes, I am highly overconfident in this area of the game. Still awfully respectful of Mayfield, however, and awfully worried about Friday night!
Nov 21, 05, 10:01 PM #83Bardstown has too much speed for Mayfield and will overcome the hostile environment of the away journey...Bardstown 34 - Mayfield 20.
From personal discussions with westsider, I am only sorry that there was not some way for Lexington Christian Academy (who was just eliminated by NCC in the East) to confront Mayfield also this season. It would have been well worth the ticket price to me.
Nov 22, 05, 12:20 AM #84
Mayfields kickoff coverage has been horrible this year...Almost everytime they do get a return, the other team gets the ball from the 35 to 50 yd line...I believe Bardstown definately has the advantage there>>>Great kickoff return team vs poor kickoff coverage team>>>If Coach Morris is smart, which i think he will be, he won't give the Tigers too many opportunities to return one...As a matter of fact, the Cards haven't been very strong on kickoff returns either...Mcnutt does have the leg to put em in the endzone, but, why risk it and give up a possible big play...It would be ashame to let a return decide a game of this magnitude...If the Cards can avoid the bigplay, they'll be fine and right there in the end..
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Nov 22, 05, 12:37 AM #85You can never count Mayfield out, but Bardstown is hot right now - a little too hot for Mayfield this year!!
Nov 22, 05, 12:52 AM #86
Originally Posted by GoBigRed
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Nov 22, 05, 07:37 AM #87Originally Posted by bugatti
Nov 22, 05, 11:45 AM #88Are there any other Bardstown fans on BGP besides myself and Mr. No Name? We need more diversity on this thread, I feel outgunned.
Nov 22, 05, 11:54 AM #89Originally Posted by Hearsay
Nov 22, 05, 12:05 PM #90Originally Posted by Hearsay