Dublin Coffman 2019

darbydavidsonfan

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Got in late and my eyes are tired, having trouble scanning all the scores, but are there any Hilliard teams left in the playoffs?

Saw probably the most impressive H.S. running QB talent I've ever seen last night in Anthony Wayne's Mason Alberts, he torched Berlin for 300+ and several long TD runs. He's more than just fast, he slashes, runs with purpose, makes devastating cuts, he was going to make some college program very happy. Unfortunately he had what appeared to be a devastating leg/knee injury at the end of the 3Q and he seems done for this year, at a min. Apparently has an offer from Toledo, but I would have to imagine he was going to get more, given he just started playing QB in week 2, but that was before the injury.

Berlin played the typical Berlin game, but did recover from the early game funk a little faster than normal. Down 21-7 and driving, they threw a red zone INT which Alberts almost immediately turned into a long TD run and they were down 28-7 and that was pretty much it. Got a TD on the last play of the half to make it 28-14, but failed to score points on the opening kick of the 2nd half and fell behind 3 scores again. From that point on Berlin's offense was pretty much as unstoppable, and they closed it to 1 score, but a fumbled punt return in early 4Q doomed Berlin.

AW converted that to a FG to go up 16pts. Berlin drove the field again, got the 2pts, and after a mad scramble for an on-side kick, AW came up with it and was able to knee out the clock for a 44-36 win. Berlin looked good statistically, over 300 yards passing, 23 first downs, against a team who had given up 41 points the entire season coming into the game.

Tangy dismantled Troy, which was pretty easy to predict. Troy lost several goal-line stands on both sides of the ball to Tangy, which as all of you know here in C.OH is definitely not Tangy's strong suit at all. When you've been outclassed by both to Tangy's lines, that's some incredible weaksauce. With no Mason Alberts, AW still has a tough RB who is going to YSU next year, but they have no passing game to speak of at all and Tangy will be able to key 3 players on that RB and should win next week easily, setting up a match against TCC, who looks unstoppable.

Looking forward to some more details from the D1 recaps, we have LOT of C.OH schools still playing (Hilliard is represented in there, right?) and the next couple weeks should be fun.
My guess is those Darby boys toughened your Tangy Boys up a bit. But of course, I’ll be pulling for all the Central Ohio teams rest of the way.
 

USA70PP

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Harry,
With Coffman and Whitmer being matched up next Friday maybe I'll get a chance to see you walk past with your green MAGA cap on your way to get a brat here at Marion Harding again this year. :whistle: :)
 

Harrycrane

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Harry,
With Coffman and Whitmer being matched up next Friday maybe I'll get a chance to see you walk past with your green MAGA cap on your way to get a brat here at Marion Harding again this year. :whistle: :)
I don't think Whitmer will be happy with that choice again seeing as though they lost last year and Coffman has about an hour and change less commute? Although I heard on the 820 Scoreboard show last night that Whitmer " Ended Coffman's season last year 43-20 . Well they got the score right . They interview Crabtree and the call ends and they say " Rocks get Whitmer as coach said and they " Ended Coffman's season 43-20 so you know Coach Crabtree will talking about that this week". Incredibly embarrassing for a scoreboard show to get something like that wrong .

Coach will may be bring up the fact that Whitmer will be chomping at the bit to get the Rocks this year after they Knocked out the Whitmer QB on a clean sack and hit on excellent QB Keller's elbow as he threw. and won going away in the second half withoutt Keller in the game . Truth be told the Rocks were the better team when he was in the game . Come on guys , I realize you aren't perfect and you have a lot of teams and facts to remember but that type of musing was weird . You got the score right but you rewrote the Coffman play-off year . Do better guys .
 

Harrycrane

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Early games looking decent overall

Penn State not so much but Northwestern and TCU doing well so far at the half covering nicely so far PSU make HT adjustments and it will probably go down to the wire but laying the 6- 6.5? Covering may be tough


After noon /night

Under 65 Bama -LSU looks good {Also taking the 6.5 with LSU for a smidge?}

Illinois + 14.5
Louisville+ 6.5 look like nice Dogs


Notre Dame - 7- 7.5 at Duke should come in as a shorter favorite than I had { 9.5 ?}

Georgia thinks they have a shot to get in to a play-off possibly? To do that no slip ups , even after the big Florida rivalry win I think they grind out a 20+ win vs Mizzou Georgia is laying 16.5 34 - 13 ? Hopefully
 

Harrycrane

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Wow , 1-0 fir the week going into Today ., ( Thursday win) Northwestern driving to put the game away , misses short FG gives up Drive of course Purdue nails their FG to win it . TCU winning all game , Baylor drives from deep gets it I to territory goes backwards but still bails 51 yard FG to force OT . Probably wins in OT . Had both games That’s why they call it gambling .

These things go in cycles I expect some more bad kicking luck today .
 

Harrycrane

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Just needed a stop on 4th and 6 No dice 21 yard strike Another round of OT unbelievable . Whatever has to happen to hang a loss in this that has to happen ? Likely will. Sorry to others who had this game
 

Harrycrane

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Final insult was TCU scoring they go to review where the announcers say they can’t overturn it no evidence to do so which is the kiss of death so of course they overturn it ( out of bounds that wasn’t out of bounds hate when they see things that aren’t there ) TCU gets first and goal at the 2 eventually Goes backwards immediately like Westy Central did last night in the same scenario and gets a holding penalty to boot . Westy C got a personal foul called . Oops . Whatever it takes in that game just like I said .

Buffalo guy you are scared of everyone and think Whitmer is going to lose to most . Jared Banks will carry it 59 times and leap
Tall buildings Keller will run and pass for 300 and Whitmer train keeps rolling . I think Michigan native Banks just got another carry .

He didn’t come to Whitmer to bow out before the regional final
 
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Harrycrane

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Tough sledding today, went into today 45-32 in CFB , Tough losses I could or should have won and now most looking bad in the mid day games . Bama with a typical punt return for a TD of course LSU never gives those up until today LOL. They are covering but the total is a bit much for us at this point so we hope for a better second half defense wise .


Back to HS . Really exciting night with some really good finishes . I had picked the D-2 local Central Ohio games but didn't post them as I was out the door and forgot to and thought I had . Anyway I took most of the local teams on the Pasteur line as Central Ohio Competition as Kramerica has pointed out is getting stronger and stronger and this shows especially at the D-2 level lately it shows at all levels to some degree of course as the D-1 teams match up better than they used to with the traditional power centers Cincy Cleveland Dayton et al. I can't include those in the overall record of course so it was just D-1 . 9-6-1 vs.the Pasteur line to bring us to 53-32 and overall 65-47 .

R-4 was all chalk as the region is the least interesting to me. I grabbed points thinking the games might be more competitive but that region is a deep as a wading pool. Mason loses by 28 , Tom Bolden coached Lakota gave up plays all over the palce , the last play of the half 4th downs , big plays making Elder look like a 1980's Iggy team . Fairfield ran a way a bit more than we thought from Hamilton but we salavaged a win with Colerain winning by just enough to cover the 19 vs Princeton.

R-1 went better for us and saw St. Ed's and Medina compete in a track meet with Ed's getting the cover scoring 73 . Mentor did pretty much exactly what we thought they would easily covering the large number . McKinley as only laying a point per Louie P and we took advantage of the weak number with CM winning by 4. We pushed the Euclid Jackson game as Euclid won by 9 . They have some real athletes , i am surprised they lost by that margin to Mentor, but may be Mentor is that good this year.


R-3 Saw some exciting finishes along with a few anti-climatic games in other words kind of yawners in the second half . Pick North Super hero went out and the game got a bit closer actually but the Myers magic dissolved into stew interceptions and some Ole defense of waving and at runners as they went into the end zone . Ball looks HUGE in Myers hands , he made some plays but the ball looked like it was in an elementary school kids hands and the ball of course dropped out of his hands a few times . Bigger hands and longer fingers helps in gripping the ball , OK I'll stop now but that was weird I only saw the end of the game as PN was desperately trying to come back so I basically only watched the interceptions , poor defense and the Picks , but i know there were good things too in a game that took a long time to play apparently

Westy C just can't finish when playing Liberty . Incredible how Liberty needs something to happen and voila it does . 75 yard Td on a jump ball and run after catch ? BOOM it happens , first and goal at the 2? Bad things will happen immediately y no matter what kind of players the opponent has . Unreal run Liberty has bene on , yes good coaching incredible numbers, good smart kids , but cut the crap this is unreal how things always work out for them and I don't want to hear about injury's their players aren't much different from each other . They aren't getting any margins in any games . But when they need something to happen it ALWAYS DOES . So when that 100 percent what needs to happen will happen? They deserve credit , they must be living really well and serve the good fortune because it isn't as a result of just beating you up and crushing anyone . If WC can't win play-off games now ? When ?

Davidson lost a game they almost always win and it looked OVER a few times in the last half of the last quarter . May be more suseptible to giving up big plays on the ground may be but this game was theirs . Up 10 after getting a scoop and score with about 7 minutes left? Ballgame ANYONE who knows Davidson would say right? WRONG . 10-6 becomes 17-6 on a long pass play to stud receiver Weir who is a 3 catch a year guy often for huge yardage , got the 52 yarder vs Coffman as the undisciplined Rocks somehow gave that up on third and long as they like to do vs. Davidson { Three times in 2017 in a win} . Surely that's it right ? WRONG. GPM has the ball at the 5 and rips off a 95 yard run . Onside kick coming ? This is Davidson , they wont botch this right ? WRONG. Coffman ? they have given up what seems to be 80 percent of them in the last handful of years, but Davidson ? NEVER right? WRONG . GPM needing to pass seems futile to programs that don't want to ever pass right ? WRONG . They complete what they need to and win the game . Incredible .

Davidson wins these types of game , doesn't lose them . GPM has zero chance vs Liberty by the way, ok that may be not accurate , the real answer is a Robert Downey Jr. LESS THAN ZERO chance . Sorry , Liberty will cruise from the beginning of this one and get ahead 14 and GPM will be toast trying to come back with predictable runs . . PC seems to be stuck in a neutral offensive setting as they kind of just grind and do what they need to but look just well ? Boring ? I don't know how that is possible with the weapons and speed and talent they have but they manage to . Still may be the best in Central Ohio, but a handful of teams including one team in the perceived weak sister R-2 . Orange will give them a good game no question in my mind.

R-2 was fairly uneventful save for Jerome being outgained by a nice handful but coming back to force overtime and the win in FIVE sessions . Incredible game . Clutch Kicks missed kicks and Touchdowns in OT , turnover wins it for the Celts . Springfield was less than dominant in a ho hum 23-0 win vs Marysville only scoring 17 offensive points { Kick off return for a TD } . Jerome will make them work but won't have enough athletically like was the case vs Coffman over 48 minutes. I am of course really rooting for the Celts and Rocks to win next week and to have a 2003 regional final redux when Jack Rafferty and the Rocks met Scioto when Dublin was only a two HS district and met in the regional final . Scioto won and the victory was pretty much sealed when the incredibly productive and talented Rafferty went down with an injury .

Coffman who I of course write about later on it's own , did what they needed to and were impressive as Mike Drennan came back and looked good and made a couple really nice plays which the Rocks will really need going forward as they play a really good offensive team in Whitmer next week and will need as many bullets in the holster as possible .


Whitmer came back nicely and forcefully from an early 14-0 deficit and after the game got back to a one score margin tacked on the insurance policy . RB Banks is a true workhorse and QB Keller is very talented and dangerous . Good athletes abou9nd and the Rocks will have their work cut out . if you look at the 4 teams left in R-3 and the 4 left in R-2? Try to make a good argument that R-3 is the big boys and R-2 is the little kids ein comparison as some tried to do a few weeks ago ?
 
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Harrycrane

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Wrapping up the college day that is going badly got some decent news with being reminded I omitted and didn't GA Tech + 16.5 over UVA and had a bit more on the side LSU when the line was 7 earlier in the week . LSU is flat better this year but they are having a surprisingly easy time scoring this much vs Alabama . killing us on the total . Most money cane in on the UNDER so good company? No bad company . lol

Numbers ar epointing to chalk tonight . South Carolina to handle App State by more than 6 , BYU who is kind of rolling to beat up liberty A BIT BY 17 + and Boise to win by more than 15{ Wyoming} . Line was 12 early but still taking now . Notre Dame will hopefully be ready to go as will Georgia . Michigan State all of a sudden scoring at will ? Louisville just throwing up on themselves ? Yikes .

Coffman took care of business in in very efficient fashion as they kicked off held , got the shorter field went right down and scored , rinse and repeat next series 14-0 , 21-0 at the quarter . Just too much speed and too many athletes for P-Burg to keep up with . Truth be told P-Burg is better than what they showed, I figured the Rocks would cover the 12 but P-burg with a good offensive line would do more on offense earlier on when the game was well Still a game . Now Coach said he challenged the defense and they certainly responded controlling the line of scrimmage . P-Burg QB is a 4 year veteran , he looks very comfortable and they have a good scheme . Coffman made them look less than , not a very efficient experienced unit with a good RB O-Line and some good receivers. Threats was too much to handle for them , Drennan made some plays and Williamson et al did their jobs as well . O-Line was good, . Secondary gave up some obvious throws when everyone and their brother knew where the ball was going so that needs to be addressed. Not much to pick on really but the Rocks need to be better this week.


I have some other ideas on this match-up with Whitmer , but to me it comes down to again challenging the defense to win the game . I think both teams have offensive firepower than can score , BUT which defense will limit the talent on the other side more ? That's what will decide the game along with the special teams and field position battles . Which defense plays better and may be can get some turnovers?

Central Ohio football is growing and getting better . School splits are necessary for better educational outcomes but the splits sometimes have diluted the talent . Other areas of the state and the country have that ONE big HS in some districts giving their sports team more depth and talent . I am for smaller HS within the D-1 structure in districts with more kids getting to play .

We saw some impressive performances by Central Ohio Teams in some match-ups with out of area teams in wins and some good play in losses where teams were the underdogs . Population shifts towards Columbus metro area is a big reason . Columbus is the fastest growing city in the Mid west . Nice article in the Wall Street Journal on Friday's Mansion section { weekly real estate section} profiling the real estate scene and the growth that is going on here .

Olentangy schools are kicking azz , in many areas including football had three teams advance and the loser was playing a one seed as a second year school and acquitted themselves nicely. Dublin has two teams left as well . No other district has more than one in CO .
 

Harrycrane

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Not a good Saturday , but not as bad as I thought at one time , Illinois came back and actually won outright . ND and Georgia played well and got the job done in good spots at good prices. BYU was forgotten and not played a soft spot in the schedule and just a get by and win game , not a rival and a team that may be more fired up to prove something and Liberty ahs actually at second glance played teams pretty hard and well vs the number. , and I laid off South Carolina because the number was low for a reason. The SEC in the middle and bottom is not that great and when they play no conference foes they often struggle. Top teams are really good, the bottom and even the middle are bad and overrated numbers wise. The line sitting there at 6 is telling. They are begging you to take SC under a TD , kind of a trap. Stepped away from it . Boise was disappointing and a loss . Anyway still at 56 percent for the season, not the goal but not bad . Nevada + 17 was live at SD State and almost won in real late action.

Alabama giving up over 40 at home and losing for the first time in 4 years at home? LSU grabbing the 6- 6.5 was a good choice obviously and getting early in the week at 7 even better . Bama young on defense at some spots got exposed worse than I thought . LSU defense was also disappointing .Ohio State is better than both and that's not a homer opinion . Best OSU defense is a while. numbers wise and eye test wise.

KC early at - 3.5 - 4 over Tennessee was a very popular play . Too popular . Top play in the Vegas super contest which did terribly last week as the top consensus picks went 0-4-1. Jets now getting three ? Cardinals opening at 6.5 now getting only 4.5 was a better early get.

Now the question for the HS games is where are they going to be played
 
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Harrycrane

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Cleveland playing basically for its season today . Haven’t trusted them thus season saving me a loss or two so far . Many thought last week vs a below average Denver team with a QB taking his first NFL snap was a good play . I didn’t take Denver but stayed away from the Browns . Browns defense will do fine , the question is the offense with no core identity not being consistent or good enough .

Browns have players up front on defense . O line is below average . Looks like San Diego GB dynamics wise with the better football team playing on the road vs the more desperate team that will be playing with a season on the brink urgency . I finally will take the Browns this week to beat Buffalo

23 - 17!
 

USA70PP

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Harry,
I'll not get a chance to see you at Harding Friday since you'll be going to Findlay. I don't know it you have been there before or not, but there is very little, if any, parking. It will be street parking and a walk of varying distance. I do think they have handicapped parking close to the stadium but I'm not certain. I haven't checked so I don't know if you will be Visitor or Home. If Visitor, it is brutal if there is any breeze at all. Dress warm, good luck to the Rocks.
 

Harrycrane

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Harry,
I'll not get a chance to see you at Harding Friday since you'll be going to Findlay. I don't know it you have been there before or not, but there is very little, if any, parking. It will be street parking and a walk of varying distance. I do think they have handicapped parking close to the stadium but I'm not certain. I haven't checked so I don't know if you will be Visitor or Home. If Visitor, it is brutal if there is any breeze at all. Dress warm, good luck to the Rocks.

Thanks for the info, not handicapped and no sticker so that's out LOL , but as much as I would rather the 45 minute drive of last year ? I guess it's fair seeing as though Whitmer fans had to make the extra long trek last year . it be what it be as they say . Coffman is the visitor again here 3 seed to Whitmer's 2 . Hate wind , temps look to be a little better than this past Friday, but the wind was no factor on Friday. Always dress warm enough , these guys who show up underdressed are foolhardy, they can't stop shivering , have no hat or gloves it's just a head shaker . Last Year in the regional final vs Liberty I was able to peel off a layer before leaving the car as it wasn't that bad. Last year in Marion it was snowing for a short bit and it was pretty cold . Thanks for the thoughts , love this time of year .
 

irish_buffalo

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This is a nice blog you got Harry. I enjoy reading.

I got a chance to see some film on Coffman and yikes! I thought Drennan was special last year and Diallo ended up killing us last time around. Now you have the Threats kid who I think might be better than them all. Add Williamson and Youssey. Good Lord. The QB Matthews is pretty slick at running the show and I think your Oline is actually better than last year's. You certainly have enough firepower to win states.
 

Harrycrane

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This is a nice blog you got Harry. I enjoy reading.

I got a chance to see some film on Coffman and yikes! I thought Drennan was special last year and Diallo ended up killing us last time around. Now you have the Threats kid who I think might be better than them all. Add Williamson and Youssey. Good Lord. The QB Matthews is pretty slick at running the show and I think your Oline is actually better than last year's. You certainly have enough firepower to win states.
Missing one of the top Juniors and OSU offer Kirk at safety though . But you are correct , lots of firepower . You guys have a lot of motivation from last year and I know they want revenge as even in the preseason they were talking about that game .

Hit on Keller that hurt his elbow was clean and not a cheap shot at all as you know . Whitmer never said it was either but game was pretty much over after he didn’t come back in the second half . He’s a talented kid and great competitor . Defense will have its hands full for sure .

Banks is a true workhorse . Big challenge fir Rocks . Threats is special . Didn’t play last year after the 5th game and no offense . He has emerged as a excellent productive RB capable if a big play at any time . Drennan has been hurt early and missed last three in the regular season . Looked good on Friday and they will need his contribution on Friday .

Diallo will likely play mostly on defense at DE . Kid who started there last year and a very good player moved to Florida for his Senior year so they had a hole there . Diallo is starting to emerge as a good replacement and with Threats playing so well Moussa” s offensive snaps are more limited
 

KramericaIndustries

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It's hard to know much about Liberty unless someone can provide an injury report. They can go toe-to-toe with GPM in the trenches for sure, however, if they are lacking any healthy playmakers or a passing game, this could be one of those games that comes down to one or two breaks. 7-6 or 10-7 games are always dangerous because you are just one mistake away from losing the lead.

Orange, I really don't feel good about. They have not faced many teams at all that have even remotely the athleticism that PC brings. Yes, they reversed the PN game from earlier this year, but that game was marred by Sawyer's injury. Westerville Central game was very deceptive because they had almost 500 yards but only were able to score 1 TD, PC will finish those drives off. Westy South was extremely athletic before injuries hurt the team, and Orange caught them wounded. I will be very surprised if Orange can keep this game close. PC has a grinder type team who isn't going to blow a team like Orange out on the scoreboard, but I'm guessing that ppl there in person will say it was never in doubt.
 

darbydavidsonfan

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What are guys opinions on the Liberty vs Groveport rematch and Pick Central vs Orange matchups
Groveport O didn’t move the ball at all on Davidson defense until midway thru the 4th quarter. I have trouble believing they will move it any better on Liberty.

Orange has been doubted all year and have come up big every single time since PN loss week 3. Everyone had them pegged to lose last 3-4 games of season and then they went out and won them all, including beating area #1 Liberty and avenging loss to PN. Since Hilliards out of playoffs, I think I’m going to go over to UA and watch PC vs Orange this Friday. I think it will be a good one.
 
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