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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Cov Cath has the QB to lead them a long way. He is the real deal. He was money tonight. Passes were right there and when he calls his own number he is hard to stop. Big, athletic, good arm, accuracy, just plain good. There were two questions that Ryle needed to answer: could the QB do enough to keep defenses off of Chisum? and was the defensive backfield better than they looked against Trinity. Tonight, the answer to both questions...
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    Go early to QS&L on Mall Rd, eat some wings (my favorite is the chipotle dry rub), Stop at the UDF near Haines Dr. for some ice cream, check out a book at the Scheben library, then head to the game. I can't guarantee the outcome will make you happy but the pre-game routine will have you in a great mood when your backside hits the bleachers.
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    That's a long way to travel for an opening game. I'd be asleep along the way and never would quite wake up. Good luck to the team from Erlanger.
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    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    Cornerbacks are Rytlewski and Cusick, correct? Zach has lots of experience and Cusick is very athletic with good fundamentals. Did anyone see him plant the Trinity receiver with a perfect form tackle in the scrimmage?! Text book tackle. He'll learn as he gains experience. The safeties are pretty good too. I think they had trouble against Trinity because Trinity is that good. They will look better against NKY teams. I think the...
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    Aug 17, 17, 09:28 AM
    I wanted to comment in this thread as I read through it but then as I kept reading, it got ugly. I don't mean to participate in that at all but I do want to add my observations. The bold statement above is where I think CC is. Having seen them in 7 v 7 early this summer confirms this opinion. However, they have had time to develop and perhaps the offense will be more efficient as the season starts. They will need a strong running game to...
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    Aug 16, 17, 10:03 PM
    I'm kinda torn. Boone has a bye so I thought I'd go see Ryle vs Cov Cath. But lately the Highlands vs Cooper game has my interest. Cooper didn't show much in the one scrimmage I saw so I want to see for myself what they were holding back.
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:23 AM
    This season is the beginning of the turn-around. FA and the draft were their best in a loooong time. Browns also added a defensive coordinator that will make a difference. The development of DeShone Kizer will determine how long it takes to be a consistent winner and make the playoffs (wow! that was a mouthful).
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:13 AM
    This... (see the bolded statement)
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:04 AM
    I love the discussion. CWB did a great job of putting together his list and others are offering their opinions. It's hard to include every deserving player on a list like the "players to watch." So I appreciate when others draw attention to a deserving player that did not make the list and provide their reasons. This is called dialogue, which is what a forum is all about. Don't change a thing CWB, or you won't get the input from so many...
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    Aug 16, 17, 08:41 AM
    Is Spencer going to be able to play for Cooper in this game?
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    Aug 15, 17, 02:25 PM
    Interesting. Thanks for the explanation and clarification.
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    Aug 14, 17, 04:52 PM
    I also thought the Trinity NT was a beast, #93 if memory serves. He was as solid as they come and could move. He repeatedly made things difficult by getting penetration into the backfield and he could not be moved by Ryle's O-line. I also saw Bisek move to center and he and a guard double teamed the NT.
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    Aug 14, 17, 07:25 AM
    TheDeuce, I don't think this is a fair assessment of what was said in this particular case. Apparently P.P has some personal knowledge about this man who committed this heinous act of terrorism. His personal knowledge of the person apparently leads him to conclude that he had some mental issues and perhaps those issues also include a mental handicap for which he was placed in the Special Education tract in school. The only person who...
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    Aug 12, 17, 04:38 PM
    I have no idea but the QB that started the game for Scott had jersey #5. That may mean nothing given that Boone wears practice jerseys and the players generally don't have the same number they will during the regular season.
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    Aug 12, 17, 12:00 PM
    Let me repeat myself. :D
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    Aug 12, 17, 11:48 AM
    Yep. 20 - 0 varsity score after 3 periods. Boone varsity played the whole 3 quarters. Let's just say they didn't appear to have the same energy today that they had on Thursday. I really don't take a lot from this scrimmage except that our kids battled through it. A couple of dropped passes by us would have helped field position and added energy, but for the most part it was what I expected from the varsity. Thursday against Cooper was...
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    Aug 12, 17, 07:53 AM
    I'm not sure how this arrangement transpired but I am guessing the starters who went hard for three quarters on Thursday will not see a lot of action today.
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    Aug 12, 17, 07:32 AM
    I didn't see the game but talking with a Ryle parent of a freshman Trinity scored almost every time they had the ball. Ryle scored once at the very end of the scrimmage. It was tough going for the young Raiders but they kept working hard. The boys from Louisville have quite the organization. Talent top to bottom, organized, and hustle. Just one off-handed observation, their DBs hit the receiver on every play. They don't give them a...
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    Aug 11, 17, 10:36 PM
    Why disparage Ryle for scrimmaging Trinity? Its reasonable to believe they will improve by stretching themselves. Whether they beat Cov Cath is up to the two teams on the field that night. Hopefully, if you are a Ryle fan, their players will grow into their positions from being exposed to a solid team all across the board. I'm sure Cov Cath has done several things this off season to improve as well.
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    Aug 11, 17, 10:28 PM
    Yes they will. Not least because they played in a very physical game on Thursday. I imagine the muscles will fatigue quickly as they haven't had enough time to recover yet. In addition, Scott is on the rise and have some very good players. My understanding is they can be very physical. Thanks for this. That's the way I remember it. Armour has my admiration for taking on a very difficult position without a lot of...
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    Aug 11, 17, 10:15 PM
    I didn't see theguru and therefore didn't meet Footballforever74 either. Then I struck out completely because I went to the press box to meet Fear the Nation and he wasn't there. Turns out he was down on the sideline just before the game started. I did see him come up and talk to his wife but I didn't bother him then because the game was about to start and I figured he needed to be ready with the video camera. Next time FeartheNation. ...
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    Aug 11, 17, 09:51 PM
    I would say Highlands will score often in this one. As Hellbird pointed out Boone was one dimensional. If Highlands can get some outside running and a bit of a passing game going along with running up the middle they will score often.
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    Aug 11, 17, 09:38 PM
    It was not a peel back block. Peel back is when you are out in front and you see someone coming behind you and you change your direction to blind side the person. This was a sprint across the field in a lateral fashion to block the player who was about to make the tackle. I watched it on film in slow motion. The blocker crossed in front of the pursuer with his head and got his shoulder pad into the player on a perfect form block. The...
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    Aug 11, 17, 03:21 PM
    That creates a problem for smaller high schools that have no lights and need to play Saturday afternoon games. I agree that Friday night should be reserved for High School football but you can't then say that Saturdays are reserved only for college ball. Some high schools cannot accommodate this for the reason given.
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    Aug 11, 17, 02:13 PM
    It's not a dirty play. Last night's hit was not a needless attempt at headhunting. The kid was about to make a tackle and the only angle on the block was the right side of the chest where he placed his helmet across the kid's body and got his pads into the player. It wasn't dirty last year. It isn't this year. It's just that a rule has been put in place that now does not allow it. It's a bit arbitrary, though the intent of the rule has...
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    Aug 11, 17, 12:16 PM
    The new rule was tested last night in the scrimmage between Boone and Cooper. Boone's DB came up with a pic and was running towards the sideline and turned it up field. Two steps behind him and closing to make the tackle was a Cooper WR. Boone MLB ran across the field and was at full tilt. The Cooper WR apparently caught a glimpse with his peripheral vision and turned his head but it was too late. The Boone player stuck his head across his...
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    Aug 11, 17, 11:37 AM
    I thought Milburn was at QB against Boone's frosh team?
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    Aug 11, 17, 11:23 AM
    After watching the film with a player, S/O to Hunter Freeman, Jantje Wingo, and RJ Summers, and to the O-line that was getting push and opening holes. During that long drive (75 yrds) just after the half, the three runners kept Boone moving when the drive got to mid field. #38 was getting some rest when they reached mid field and then came back in at about the Cooper 35 yrd line. Boone continued to pound the line and those three kept it...
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    Aug 11, 17, 08:24 AM
    The Ryle web site says the scrimmage starts at 7 pm. BGP scrimmage schedule says 7:30 pm. While it makes sense that it would start at 7:30 since Trinity is coming all the way from Louisville, I am going to be there before 7 pm so that I don't possibly miss 30 minutes of the scrimmage. Just something to consider for those planning to be there tonight.
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    Aug 11, 17, 07:42 AM
    Mike Armour did reasonably well at QB for Cooper. As was mentioned, he was a WR last year. I'm not sure when he last played QB. His best asset is that he is a good athlete. I expected them to let him roll out and they did. He gained some yards that way when he decided not to throw. He also had a couple of nice throws, one for a TD. At other times his throws were not quite there. They will need to get a run game going to relieve some...
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