Does Colerain have a chance to run deep into playoffs without Tom Bolden at the helm?

Pretty sure after the 2nd win against Fairfield, and regardless of next week's outcome with Elder, the Colerain faithful are asking... Tom? Tom who? The beat goes on in Cardinal nation, the machine still runs and maybe even better than before.
This team still cannot pass the pass the ball (neither can Fairfield). SW Ohio FB continues to be down.
This is a terrible southwest ohio region! Dont get too cocky bud
This. Fairfield was very unimpressive, Colerain still can't complete a forward pass with any consistency. Elder will roll.
 

mike45069

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Colerain had a really nice touchdown pass in the first half to take the lead. And that Fairfield D was top of the GCL good, as was the Fairfield running game. Elder is going to see the fastest D they've seen all year. Not a Colerain fan, but what I saw last night was Fairfield getting 4 and 5 yard gains on plays that usually go to the house. Colerain always had a guy there to make the play. Their defensive discipline and speed was amazing. Offensively Elder will have to contend with a far better play called than Colerain has had in a long long time. This play called is legit. What they did last night nobody has seen from Colerain in a long time. Going to be a great game as both teams are really great and it wont be an automatic loss for the winner in the final 4 either.
 
Colerain may not be the fastest D Elder has faced this year. The team from Florida could match them. IMO Elder has a balanced attack if the play calling is there! Not to take anything away from Colerain D. I hope it will be a better game than last year! If the draw at state is good, either team could play for a state title.
 

colgar

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This team still cannot pass the pass the ball (neither can Fairfield). SW Ohio FB continues to be down.


This. Fairfield was very unimpressive, Colerain still can't complete a forward pass with any consistency. Elder will roll.
Son, this is November football. The weather conditions favor the teams that can run the ball. For as long as I can remember I've heard that Colerain couldn't compete because the couldn't pass the ball and many years it wasn't because the couldn't but chose not to. The fact is that running teams are built for November and December. Sure being able to throw is an advantage but any team that depends on it is screwed this time of year.
 

CardSharp

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People forget that Colerain is a program. Tom Cosica, Don Collusi, Kerry Coombs, Tom Bolden. save for a few down seasons at the end of Collusi’s tenure and Coombs beginning, the program has had continued success since the mid 80’s. What Tom did and under the conditions he had to do it will always be appreciated.
It all started with Ben Hubbard in 1974 with a 6-4 season after the disaster of 1973's 0-10 season. We have had 4 losing seasons after 1973... In some communities they play football, In Colerain Township we live it!
 

CardSharp

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This is a terrible southwest ohio region! Dont get too cocky bud
Not trying to sound cocky, but after the coaching change and the loss of many top players. Colerain sits on a 11-1 season and going for the regional championship on the heels of their 20th straight GMC championship. No matter the outcome this friday, Colerain has done a magnificent job keeping the machine rolling.
 
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