DIV State Semifinal: Steubenville vs. Kettering Alter

Who wins?

  • Steubenville by 1-8

    Votes: 23 21.7%
  • Steubenville by 9-16

    Votes: 13 12.3%
  • Steubenville by 17+

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Alter by 1-8

    Votes: 23 21.7%
  • Alter by 9-16

    Votes: 18 17.0%
  • Alter by 17+

    Votes: 28 26.4%

  • Total voters
    106
Kettering alter has 3 losses, that defense gives up lots of points when they lose, this game will be no different
Yes, The Knights did lose 3 games by a total of 16 points total.1 Loss was to cross town rival ( Game 1 of season ) and the other 2 were both D3 contenders. Badin and Trotwood.
Would not give to much merit to those 3 losses...
 
Yes, The Knights did lose 3 games by a total of 16 points total.1 Loss was to cross town rival ( Game 1 of season ) and the other 2 were both D3 contenders. Badin and Trotwood.
Would not give to much merit to those 3 losses...
Crosstown rival that went 5-6, ok, lol
 
Kenston must have been really disciplined on defense then
The one varying factor is that if Alter has a more dynamic QB, they'll run more of a spread with some passing as well. Those are always Alter's best teams in my opinion. You'll see a more diverse offense this season. The core is always the wishbone though.
 
Yes, The Knights did lose 3 games by a total of 16 points total.1 Loss was to cross town rival ( Game 1 of season ) and the other 2 were both D3 contenders. Badin and Trotwood.
Would not give to much merit to those 3 losses...
Good thing they didn't have to play the other 62 teams that were division 3 contenders
 
Kettering alter has 3 losses, that defense gives up lots of points when they lose, this game will be no different
So far in the playoffs they've only surrendered 9 points, with two shutouts. This is the best football Alter has played this season. Steubenville is very capable of winning this game, but I just wouldn't be quick to disregard Alter either.

If we're being fair, Steubenville allowed 26 and 35 points in games during the playoffs themselves.
 
Obviously when you get to this point all teams are good. Both teams prepared during the regular season by playing most teams 1 or 2 divisions ahead.

How is Alter with penalities?? Big Red can have 2-4 some games and then have 13-15 at times. It truly is a wild stat throughout the year.
 
Crosstown rival that went 5-6, ok, lol

Smugness is for losers.

Online Dating Lose GIF
 
Obviously when you get to this point all teams are good. Both teams prepared during the regular season by playing most teams 1 or 2 divisions ahead.

How is Alter with penalities?? Big Red can have 2-4 some games and then have 13-15 at times. It truly is a wild stat throughout the year.
Alter has been great with penalties. They have been very consistent the whole season. I believe only 5 holdings on the season. "probably wrong" id say .5 penalties per game. Most prevalent penalty is Pass Interference and Defensive Holdings. Very few called but most common. This caused the Badin loss.
 
This is the fourth-place game in Div IV.

1. Glenville
2. Perkins
3. Canton South
4. Steuby/Alter winner
 
This is the fourth-place game in Div IV.

1. Glenville
2. Perkins
3. Canton South
4. Steuby/Alter winner
The funny thing about this was Big Red and Canton South had a live game scrimmage. Big Red had starters out after scoring 4 TDs in about 17 Offensive plays. 3 of which were over 50 Yards.
 
big red better hold the knights out of the redzone, alters special teams game is something else. i have alter winning 31-7.
They have been pretty good lately. All key specialists have been very good. The kicker #95 who has been kicking since sophomore year hit a game winner against Northwest in 2021. He's been very consistent his whole career. Missed a terrible pooch shot against Indian Hill about 20 yards away. He's been on a decline since his sophomore year i'd say. Even though he is Alter's highest recruit probably.
 
They have been pretty good lately. All key specialists have been very good. The kicker #95 who has been kicking since sophomore year hit a game winner against Northwest in 2021. He's been very consistent his whole career. Missed a terrible pooch shot against Indian Hill about 20 yards away. He's been on a decline since his sophomore year i'd say. Even though he is Alter's highest recruit probably.
yeah i would say Arcuri the kicker and the long snapper who is also the middle line backer, are both going to play college ball next year. they have been a great duo for two years, i am excited to see them win a state title.
 
This is the fourth-place game in Div IV.

1. Glenville
2. Perkins
3. Canton South
4. Steuby/Alter winner

Sorry. Playing a bunch of D5 schools during the regular season won’t prepare you for Friday night. Nice season but laughable to say they are 3rd in the state no matter what happens.

Worst strength of schedule of the teams left playing by a lot. Medirocre SOS amongst all teams in D4
 
So all the Alter homers are predicting a Knights win while all the Steub homers are confident of a Red win. How typical and boring.

How about diversifying the discussion.

I'm pulling for Alter but I would bet they fall short due to mistakes (turnovers, penalties, and failed execution, namely overthrown passes, where the over/and under is 3 flyer throws - two of which will be huge missed opportunities).
 
I wouldn’t knock alters kicking game. Their kicker made a 43 yarder against Wyoming if I’m not mistaken. And also pulled off a
fake punt. Been impressed with alters specials this year. Alter should’ve beat Wyoming by more, couple of throws that could’ve gone for TDs but were overthrown. It’s state everyone’s going to give it their all. I’m expecting big things from alters backfield and their athletes on the outside to make plays. Defense is as stout as it’s been in years. That DL and big Reif in the middle tough to score on.
Alter wins 21-7.
Mailing a 43 yarder says that Alter has a kicker that can be the difference. We don’t kick field goals often. Our strength lies in the kick off and punting games. The kicker nearly always puts it in the end zone and our punter routinely changes field positions. I think our kicker can make 40+ yard field goals but simply hasn’t had many opportunities. When two teams are evenly matched it often times comes down to special teams.
 
So all the Alter homers are predicting a Knights win while all the Steub homers are confident of a Red win. How typical and boring.

How about diversifying the discussion.

I'm pulling for Alter but I would bet they fall short due to mistakes (turnovers, penalties, and failed execution, namely overthrown passes, where the over/and under is 3 flyer throws - two of which will be huge missed opportunities).
Alter has struggled with that all season Grim. The Fairmont loss was caused by turnovers. The Trotwood loss was caused by failed execution. The Badin loss was a fishy PI call on the final drive, which is still lack of execution (fishy or not). If Alter would've executed on majority of these mistakes they could very well be undefeated and be a #1 seed.
 
petroglyph:

Referees ruled a fumble in '06 when Stevie Davis caught a 1st down pass from Collaros when clearly he was down by contact when the fumble occurred. Alter returned it to the 5, then scored, and made it a close game. Had that play been ruled correctly, that game may have been a blowout. And the "gagged" extra points would have been meaningless. RRR!!!
And Alter didn’t gag their extra points. That same Stevie Davis BLOCKED the game tying extra point. It was a great game. Alter made a nice comeback bid after being blown out for 3 quarters. They fell a little short. No crime in losing to a back to back champion who hadn’t lost in almost 3 years.
 
So all the Alter homers are predicting a Knights win while all the Steub homers are confident of a Red win. How typical and boring.

How about diversifying the discussion.

I'm pulling for Alter but I would bet they fall short due to mistakes (turnovers, penalties, and failed execution, namely overthrown passes, where the over/and under is 3 flyer throws - two of which will be huge missed opportunities).
No dog in the fight other than my school plays in R16 so rooting for Alter to get the win. However Stuebenville is a perennial power this should be a dandy of a game
 
And Alter didn’t gag their extra points. That same Stevie Davis BLOCKED the game tying extra point. It was a great game. Alter made a nice comeback bid after being blown out for 3 quarters. They fell a little short. No crime in losing to a back to back champion who hadn’t lost in almost 3 years.
stevie davis was clutch but...who care's now?Damb,give it a rest with the Big Red shoulda blown em out every team that plays em close.
 
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