GCL South (X, Elder, Moeller, LaSalle) 2012-2019 (including poll)

Which school will win the GCL South title in 2019?


  • Total voters
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Pope Francis 1

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Pope Pontificates....

1) North Bend Rd. is king of Southwest Ohio football.
D1 - St X (North Bend Rd) rated #1
D2 - LaSalle (North Bend Rd) rated #1

2) Winton Wood Peckers get hosed as they’ll watch playoffs from home this year. WW would beat 7 of the 8 D2 playoff teams by double digits. WW vs LaSalle would’ve made for a great rematch.

3) D2 - LaSalle will not be tested in region 8 playoffs.

4) D1 - Elder-X winner vs Colerain-Fairfield winner for region 4. Anyone of these 4 teams could win region 4.... total toss up!
 
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Pope Francis 1

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So as far as our predictions go in picking our GCL champs, we are averaging only 13.5% of us correctly picking the champs each year.
With only 4 teams to choose from, a room full of monkeys would average 25%, nearly twice as good as our current track record!
 

gocards

This is the year
So as far as our predictions go in picking our GCL champs, we are averaging only 13.5% of us correctly picking the champs each year.
With only 4 teams to choose from, a room full of monkeys would average 25%, nearly twice as good as our current track record!
The problem is you still can't convince yourselves to accept LaSalle as an equal.
 

Pope Francis 1

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Yet only 7 of you picked them. I'm not the one that doesn't take them seriously.
Actually, 14 picked LaSalle to win the GCL title this year.
You’re looking at the 7 votes from 2018, when the Lancers finished 0-3. So the voters were right about the Lancers in 2018.
 
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TWILLKE

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Needless to say, your Lancers won’t be tested for a month. I’ll wax poetic on the lesser GCL teams a bit later.
Congrats again on your Lancers running the table in the GCL this year!

Not a good thing to get cocky in playoffs: Should never forget 2016 when an strange call by the Edgewood coach canceled a game-winning field goal and instead went for 4th and 4 And did not make it. LS eaked out the win, ultimately winning state
 
Needless to say, your Lancers won’t be tested for a month. I’ll wax poetic on the lesser GCL teams a bit later.
Congrats again on your Lancers running the table in the GCL this year!

Not a good thing to get cocky in playoffs: Should never forget 2016 when an strange call by the Edgewood coach canceled a game-winning field goal and instead went for 4th and 4 And did not make it. LS eaked out the win, ultimately winning state
Very true, one game at a time
 

Pope Francis 1

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The following 14 have been named "Yappi All Stars" by the Pope for correctly picking 2019 GCL South Champs, the LaSalle Lancers....

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Pope Francis 1

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Credit to GCL website....


St. Xavier, Elder, La Salle To Host First-Round Games This Friday

Three Greater Catholic League South Division football teams have officially qualified for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament, and all three earned the right to host a first-round playoff game on their campus this Friday night when four of the state’s seven divisions begin postseason play with games around Ohio. The final Harbin computer ratings, the system used to qualify teams for the state playoffs, were released today along with first-round pairings. The top eight teams in each region qualify for the playoffs, with the top four seeds earning the right to host first-round games. All subsequent rounds are played at neutral facilities, with the state championship games set for December 5-7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

St. Xavier (8-2), with wins the last two weeks against Cleveland St. Ignatius and Louisville St. Xavier, vaulted to the No. 1 seed in Division I, Region 4. The Bombers will host No. 8 seed Mason (5-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Xavier Stadium. Elder (8-2), which won six of its last seven games, is the No. 4 seed and will welcome No. 5 Lakota West (7-3) to The Pit in Price Hill at 7 p.m. Friday. La Salle, by virtue of its 27-25 win against Elder last Friday at home to earn the Lancers their second outright GCL South title in school history (the other in 2016), moves to the No. 1 seed in DII, Region 8. As a result, La Salle will host Little Miami (8-2), which defeated Simon Kenton from Northern Kentucky in its final game, to clinch the final spot. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday at Lancer Stadium.

Firsts-round pairings were released earlier today by the OHSAA.

Here are the first-round games in Regions 4 and 8:

Division I, Region 4
(All games at 7 p.m. Friday)

No. 8 Mason (5-5) at No. 1 St. Xavier (8-2)
No. 7 Hamilton (5-5) at No. 2 Fairfield (9-1)
No. 6 Princeton (6-4) at No. 3 Colerain (9-1)
No. 5 Lakota West (7-3) at No. 4 Elder (8-2)

Division II, Region 8
(All games at 7 p.m. Friday)

No.. 8 Little Miami (8-2) at No. 1 La Salle (8-2)
No. 7 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (8-2) at No. 2 Turpin (10-0)
No. 6 Canal Winchester (9-1) at No. 3 Harrison (9-1)
No. 5 Columbus Walnut Ridge (10-0) at No. 4 Xenia (9-1)
 

Pope Francis 1

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"PPP" Pope's Playoff Picks.......

The Pope finished the regular season with an unblemished record on his predictions. While some questions were raised on "his picks as opposed to which team he really wanted to win", these questions were handled by a panel of 3 judges, before whom the Pope was required to appear. The panel of 3 judges (two cats and one dog) all gave their support to the Pope after he argued his case and provided them all with small treats. So please, no more questions about the perfect record of the "Pope's Picks" during the 2019 regular season.

And now for my picks in week 1 of the playoffs.......

Division I, Region 4
(All games at 7 p.m. Friday)

No. 8 Mason (5-5) at No. 1 St. Xavier (8-2)
No. 7 Hamilton (5-5) at No. 2 Fairfield (9-1)
No. 6 Princeton (6-4) at No. 3 Colerain (9-1)
No. 5 Lakota West (7-3) at No. 4 Elder (8-2)

Division II, Region 8
(All games at 7 p.m. Friday)

No.. 8 Little Miami (8-2) at No. 1 La Salle (8-2)
No. 7 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (8-2) at No. 2 Turpin (10-0)
No. 6 Canal Winchester (9-1) at No. 3 Harrison (9-1)
No. 5 Columbus Walnut Ridge (10-0) at No. 4 Xenia (9-1)

And congrats to the Bengals on being halfway to a perfect season!
 

Pope Francis 1

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Credit to GCL website.........

GCL South Announces 2019 Football All-Star Teams

Posted on 11/5/2019 at 4:35 p.m.
Elder’s Luebbe, La Salle’s Porter Named Co-Players Of Year


The Greater Catholic League South Division is pleased to announce its all-star football teams and special award winners for the 2019 season. First- and second-team members of this prestigious team, along with winners of the categorical awards, were voted on by league coaches at a special meeting last Sunday. Elder senior quarterback Matthew Luebbe was named GCL South Co-Player of the Year after leading the GCL South in rushing yards, with 1,099, to go along with 11 touchdowns (averaging 8.2 yards per attempt). Luebbe ranked second in the league in passing yards, with 2,064, with 18 TDs and just six interceptions, for an Elder offense that averaged 38.4 points game and helped the Panthers finish 8-2 and make the Division I state playoffs.

Luebbe shares the honor with versatile La Salle senior Cam Porter – a Northwestern University verbal commit who played an integral role in the Lancers’ season on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Porter was fourth in the GCL South in rushing yards, carrying 93 times for 565 yards and eight TDs. He also caught 14 passes for 158 yards and a score. “He played selflessly in all three phases of football for our team this year,” said La Salle coach Pat McLaughlin. “Quite honestly, we are a different team if he does not play in all phases. Cam is one of the best kids I have been around in my 20 years as a coach.”

McLaughlin, who led La Salle to a 3-0 league record and the school’s second outright GCL South football title in its history, was named Coach of the Year by his peers. The Lancers posted a road victory at St. Xavier, 22-15, and then held off Elder, 27-25, last Friday – getting key defensive plays late in both games to earn the coveted crown and also finish as the No. 1 seed in Division II, Region 8 entering the state football playoffs.

Here is a look at the All-GCL South teams, with the players listed in alphabetical order by school with position, class, height and weight. Special award winners are listed after the all-star teams.

2019 ALL-GCL SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL TEAMS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Zach Branam, La Salle, QB, Junior, 6-1, 195
Liam Clifford, St. Xavier, WR, Junior, 6-2, 190
Paul Haywood, La Salle, OL, Sophomore, 6-4, 310
Jakob James, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-5, 285
Luke Kandra, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-5, 305
Jack Kirby, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 6-3, 292
Marshall Lang, St. Xavier, TE, Senior, 6-4, 225
Matthew Luebbe, Elder, QB, Senior, 5-11, 185
Kellen Newman, St. Xavier, RB, Senior, 5-8, 184
Cam Porter, La Salle, RB, Senior, 5-10, 210
Joe Royer, Elder, WR, Senior, 6-5, 225
Matthew Rueve, St. Xavier, QB, Senior, 6-4, 190
Devonta Smith, La Salle, WR, Junior, 6-0, 185

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Gio Albanese, St. Xavier, DL, Junior, 6-0, 266
Ben Blevins, La Salle, DL, Senior, 6-2, 275
Tucker Hundley, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 6-0, 185
Jaylen Johnson, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-1, 205
Connor Keyes, Elder, DL, Senior, 6-3, 215
Jaymar Hargrove-Mundy, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-0, 170
TJ O’Malley, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-2, 196
Nate Pabst, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-5, 235
Colton Sandhas, Elder, DB, Senior, 6-0, 190
Luke Thiemann, La Salle, LB, Senior, 6-2, 220
Joe Toepfer, Moeller, DL, Senior, 6-1, 220
Carrington Valentine, Moeller, DB, Senior, 6-0, 185

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Mason Berger, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-2, 250
Joseph Catania, Elder, RB, Senior, 5-10, 180
Landon Fickell, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-4, 260
Daylon Fischer, La Salle, OL, Junior, 6-0, 255
Josh Kattus, Moeller, TE, Sophomore, 6-3, 235
Gi’Bran Payne, La Salle, RB, Sophomore, 5-11, 190
Austin Rack, La Salle, OL, Sophomore, 6-1, 250
Drew Ramsey, Elder, WR, Sophomore, 6-1, 190
Carter Smith, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-3, 250
Fredrick Sturgis, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-3, 275
Nathan Uhl, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 5-10, 215
Evan Vollmer, Elder, WR, Senior, 5-9, 170
Brandon White, Moeller, WR, Sophomore, 5-7, 150

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Brady Buller, Elder, DL, Senior, 6-1, 215
Wyatt Bullock, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-1, 265
Matthew Devine, St. Xavier, LB, Junior, 6-0, 210
Andrew Deyhle, Moeller, DB, Senior, 5-10, 170
Zach French, Moeller, DB, Junior, 6-1, 195
Cole Hildebrand, La Salle, DB, Senior, 6-4, 185
Iesa Jarmon, La Salle, DB, Junior, 6-1, 180
Drew Klas, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 6-3, 174
Tanner Perdue, Elder, LB, Senior, 5-11, 185
TJ Rotello, Moeller, LB, Junior, 5-11, 190
Nicholas Seger, Elder, DB, Senior, 5-11, 185
Aidan Shaw, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-3, 265
Deuce Shaw II, Moeller, LB, Junior, 6-0, 220
Noah Taylor, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-3, 207

SPECIAL AWARDS
CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Matthew Luebbe, Elder
Cam Porter, La Salle

COACH OF THE YEAR
Pat McLaughlin, La Salle

CO-RECEIVERS OF THE YEAR
Liam Clifford, St. Xavier
Joe Royer, Elder

ALL-PURPOSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Devonta Smith, La Salle

CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR
Jakob James, Elder
Luke Kandra, Elder

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Joe Toepfer, Moeller

LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR
Luke Thiemann, La Salle

CO-DEFENSIVE BACKS OF THE YEAR
Colton Sandhas, Elder
Carrington Valentine, Moeller

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tucker Hundley, St. Xavier

KICKERS OF THE YEAR
Sam Harmeyer, Elder
Jake Seibert, La Salle
Kevin Thibodeaux, Moeller
 

Pope Francis 1

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St. X is making its 11th consecutive postseason appearance - the longest active streak for a Division I area program

I'm not sure what the longest D1 streak in the state is?????

Which team and how many consecutive years?
 

LS92

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D1 Schools that have made it every year from at least 2015 thru 2018:

Pick Central last missed in 2006.
Dublin Coffman last missed in 2008.
St. Xavier last missed in 2008.
Toledo Whitmer last missed in 2008.
Colerain last missed in 2009.
St. Edward last missed in 2009.
St. Ignatius last missed in 2010.
Hubert Heights Wayne last missed in 2011.

Olentangy Liberty last missed in 2013.
Canton McKinley last missed in 2014.
Euclid last missed in 2014.
Fairfield last missed in 2014.
Mason last missed in 2014.
 

Pope Francis 1

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Thanks LS92

And as far as games go tonight, Pope is in Lexington so I’ll follow along on the scoreboard with the rest of you.
Good luck to all GCL teams!
 
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