Jump to content
Colonels_Wear_Blue

Covington Catholic 21 Dixie Heights 14

Recommended Posts

Dixie with a solid game.

Cov Cath with a solid 1st quarter.
 

The red Colonels hold the blue Colonels scoreless in the second half.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow!

Moral victory for sure. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Voice of Reason said:

...let the questions begin.

I know right.  Dixie looked pretty good to me but how good is CCH?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, TheDeuce said:

Dixie that good, or....

Dixie looked good compared to recent years, for sure. Had some really talented players - especially in Kel Hawkins, Logan Landers, Silas McDaniel, Colin Smith, and Devin Holbert. Dixie has a lot of kids coming in new, and their leaders led. They didn't get discouraged after a first half where there wasn't much coming to fruition, but they fought hard down to the wire and kept Cov Cath on their heels the entire second half. Big tip of the hat to the red Colonels.

Cov Cath's O-line looked relatively like a young O-line in their first varsity game together. A lot more to work needed to come together as a unit than a usual "young O-line" would otherwise need, due to two weeks of practice, but that's not an obstacle that wasn't faced by every other team out there. Need a bigger push out of the left side of the line so they don't have to continually go right.

Receivers need to work on better separation, and obviously, all skills players on offense need to work on not turning over. 4 turnovers in a game doesn't win state championships. Caleb had some bright points tonight, but it wasn't his greatest game. Lots of open receivers who were trying to catch the ball behind them, jumping for it, or catching it below their waist. He's also been used to having a LOT of time in the pocket - especially last season - and that's just not going to be a luxury he has at the beginning of this season.

Cov Cath's defense looked good for most of the game - especially in the first half. Considering they have 9 new starters on D, I'm not complaining. They stopped Dixie on a first and goal with 3 straight stops inside the 1 yard line. The defensive secondary was gassed in the second half after having the offense turnover on three straight series, followed by a long series by Dixie each time.

The stat sheet is not 100% accurate because it was being taken by a stat crew sitting in a classroom at Cov Cath watching the YouTube feed on a big-screen...and they didn't have any indications of time on the video or by the announcers, but I'd love to know what the actual time of possession was in the game. I'll bet Cov Cath's D spent minimum 2/3 of the game out on the field.

Not thrilled about the outcome, but a W's a W. Learn your lessons, and move on to the next one.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dixie should be a very stout team... still yet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The great equalizer - CCH four turnovers; Dixie zero turnovers

The fact that CCH won the game with that turnover ratio tells a story.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Dixie looked good compared to recent years, for sure. Had some really talented players - especially in Kel Hawkins, Logan Landers, Silas McDaniel, Colin Smith, and Devin Holbert. Dixie has a lot of kids coming in new, and their leaders led. They didn't get discouraged after a first half where there wasn't much coming to fruition, but they fought hard down to the wire and kept Cov Cath on their heels the entire second half. Big tip of the hat to the red Colonels.

Cov Cath's O-line looked relatively like a young O-line in their first varsity game together. A lot more to work needed to come together as a unit than a usual "young O-line" would otherwise need, due to two weeks of practice, but that's not an obstacle that wasn't faced by every other team out there. Need a bigger push out of the left side of the line so they don't have to continually go right.

Receivers need to work on better separation, and obviously, all skills players on offense need to work on not turning over. 4 turnovers in a game doesn't win state championships. Caleb had some bright points tonight, but it wasn't his greatest game. Lots of open receivers who were trying to catch the ball behind them, jumping for it, or catching it below their waist. He's also been used to having a LOT of time in the pocket - especially last season - and that's just not going to be a luxury he has at the beginning of this season.

Cov Cath's defense looked good for most of the game - especially in the first half. Considering they have 9 new starters on D, I'm not complaining. They stopped Dixie on a first and goal with 3 straight stops inside the 1 yard line. The defensive secondary was gassed in the second half after having the offense turnover on three straight series, followed by a long series by Dixie each time.

The stat sheet is not 100% accurate because it was being taken by a stat crew sitting in a classroom at Cov Cath watching the YouTube feed on a big-screen...and they didn't have any indications of time on the video or by the announcers, but I'd love to know what the actual time of possession was in the game. I'll bet Cov Cath's D spent minimum 2/3 of the game out on the field.

Not thrilled about the outcome, but a W's a W. Learn your lessons, and move on to the next one.

Another factor for Jacob - he did not have his bailout. Throw the ball up high for Mayer and watch him come down with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Voice of Reason said:

Another factor for Jacob - he did not have his bailout. Throw the ball up high for Mayer and watch him come down with it.

There's a 6'8" tight end waiting to be cleared by the KHSAA who might have something to say about that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

There's a 6'8" tight end waiting to be cleared by the KHSAA who might have something to say about that.

I have seen it take half a season for the KHSAA to clear a player. Or it could happen next week. The biggest mystery in KY high school sports in the transfer approval process.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anybody read the prediction thread, at least one poster was calling for a closer than expected game. Dixie will be a solid team this year, as they were a solid team the last 8 games of the 2019 season. Kudos to the Dixie kids for battling after being down 3 touchdowns at the half. They are a big team and have a chance to have a nice season.

As for the Blue Colonels, lots of new faces. This team is nowhere near the level they were at last season, but they have good coaches and time to improve. I saw only 1 returning o-lineman and 2 returning defensive starter from last year playing. Things went well enough in the 1st half. In the second half 4 turnovers make it tough to move the ball and eat clock. The defense battled hard and, all things considered, did a nice job.

A whole lot of things to clean up, but the good news is working on them up after a W. On to the next one.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using the site you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Policies.