It has been pretty hot for sure, but the misting tents, shade tents provided for each team on the sidelines, water breaks midway through halves, and water jug availability have really helped. The winds today had kicked up a bit and that has helped too. Many of the coaches I checked in used this opportunity to stress hydration and nutrition needs for players. I can't wait to be at the Warren County Sports Park next year. The sand-capped fields offer a cooler option than turf.Feel sorry for the players at the Mason preseason classic this weekend. Going to be awfully warm - especially playing multiple games.
D2 Cincy will be interesting. In my eyes it comes down to four teams: SCD, Indian Hill, Wyoming, and McNick. Indian Hill has the talent, SCD has the winning culture, Wyoming is the wild card with Jones & Reedy coaching. Will be fun to watch.I am most interested in D2 Cincinnati. Really brutal. SCD probably still the class of the division but Indian Hill should be strong, McNick had a great run last year and CCD moves up. Also have Wyoming, although down from last year Adam Jones will have them in good form, along with Roger Bacon, CHCA and New Richmond. Out of that only 2 advance. That is a tough sectional!
D3 will come down to Seven Hills, Madeira and Mariemont for the spots. Don't see anyone outside of those 3 posing a challenge.
Mason, Moeller and St. X will be strong in DI but I think Milford will be the surprise team. Turpin down this year