Nov 12, 05, 11:13 AM #1
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Nov 12, 05, 11:15 AM #2I feel that our biggest weakness was exploited on Friday- line play and pass defense.
Why got by the whole season on talent but it finally caught up with us.
Nov 12, 05, 11:20 AM #3what about team speed? Was Rockcastle as quick as Ashland?
Nov 12, 05, 11:24 AM #4I think that they used it better then we did. We probably have as much speed as them but they knew how to use it. Our team wasnt very well prepared for this game and it showed.
Nov 12, 05, 12:24 PM #5Wow Im just now getting back on line and have to say Im suprised by the spread. Congrats to a super Rockcastle team. Figured if someone played keep-away from our skill players then it would be a lower scoring game. If Rock has all, or most every lineman back next year I guess that shows us where our focus better be starting this weekend - the weightroom !!!!!
Skill & speed is awesome but strength, speed, & skill - KILLS :flame:
Watching how Ian performed after making himself into the player he is should convince the current players AND more importantly the younger ones at Verity, etc. that they need to put in a tremendous amount of work to be their best. When your QB is the strongest player on the team, that kinda says something about that young mans work ethic
Not to be negative (especially now) but it also says something about why we got manhandled by a line full of underclassmen (as I understand it)
These guys were as fun to watch as any in a long time & I believe many have bright futures - if not on the football field, then more importantly, in life Thats a credit to them, their parents & family, coach Hart & the fine group of coaches @ Ashland, and the Ashland community (which sometimes goes a little overboard on here which reflects the longstanding love affair that exists in Ashland (and wherever former[& always] Tomcats are in the world) for our Tomcats
The sun came up today, so enjoy the season and start preparing for the next challenge
Cheers, Woody Jr
Nov 12, 05, 12:29 PM #6
Congrats to Rock on the victory and good luck during the rest of the playoffs. If Rock plays like they did last night it could be a special season for them.
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I want to make a comment on one of the Rock players #4 Burkhart. Not only is he an excellent ballplayer but a classy kid. I noticed twice when Ashland player were injured that he went over to the injured player to check on him.
Ashland you had a great year and were fun to watch. Good luck to the seniors the rest of the year and whatever you do after high school.
Nov 12, 05, 01:33 PM #7I read on the thread that got closed that Ashland had a good Junior class returning next year. I thought that Ashland graduated 18 seniors? I heard the radio announcers say last night after the game that Rockcastle only loses 8 seniors.
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Nov 12, 05, 01:37 PM #8Originally Posted by JC Alumni 76
Nov 12, 05, 04:20 PM #9
Ashland's kid have nothing to hang their head about. Rockcastle was the better team and there is no shame in that. Most football games are won and lost on the line of scrimmage and this one was no different.
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As far as team speed, Ashland had good overall speed but no real game breaker.
Hindsite is 20/20 but why did Ashland punt on the 38 yard line when it was 4th and 4. The punt went in the end zone and they netted 18 yards. Plus, Rockcastle had marched up and down the field during their first to possessions. I respect coach Hart a great deal but I thought that was a odd decision.
Nov 12, 05, 06:05 PM #10Originally Posted by Rickyp
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Nov 12, 05, 07:35 PM #12Originally Posted by T cat 72
Nov 12, 05, 09:45 PM #13
The Tomcats had a great season and had nothing to hang their heads after the defeat to the ROCK. ROCK was clicking on all cylinders on Fri. If they can play this good against Bell Co. then I will pick them to win. I thought the ROCK QB was the best high school QB I have seen all year. His receivers did a great job running patterns and catching the ball. Their TB was not a big guy but followed his blocks well. The ROCK line was superb. I understand that only one was a senior. The big tackle #74 is a junior and should be getting some offers.
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Nov 12, 05, 09:57 PM #14
#74 Brad Durham is a hoss. I was thinking he was only a Soph. though. And yeah I think D-1 schools are looking at him.
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Great Job Rock players and coaches. I know you worked your butt off this week because of the close Mason game. and it paid off. as usual.
Nov 13, 05, 01:35 AM #15Congrats to Rockcastle County on the win. They came into to the contest with a great game plan and the offensive line to make it happen. How do you beat speed? Make the blocks and run it between the tackles!!! And then Rockcastle found the soft spots in the secondary, of course the QB had just about as long as he wanted to find those spots. If #74 is 6'4" I'm 6'2" That kid is huge....
As for our Tomcat senior guys.....Its been an awesome ride in 2005!!!! Many of you have showed the class and actions of Chamipions and that's what we expect, but this class is SPECIAL!!! My heart is heavy too but, just remember that nobody can take that '05 off the score board and you ALL are now apart of the family now. Good luck to you all, and you know that All of us in Tomcat Nation will be there for you if and when you need us. Good Luck to this Senior Class:
Thank You all for you effort and and love of the program!!