Just announced this week: https://www.wcpo.com/sports/high-school-sports/ohsaa-says-higher-seeded-football-teams-will-have-choice-to-host-the-regional-finalsOh ok, thought that stopped at Regional Finals.
Well, not sure how true that is but West does have the most successful coach in the state in preparing for and beating GCL teams in Tom Bolden, so West definitely has that on their side.X has the better QB obviously, that's just the sole reason why they win. Lakota west has not done a good job prepping for a GCL team. you cant beat a GCL team the way you beat a GMC team.
I dont think any team in the GMC can come close to matching X's passing attack, LW is really good, but I don't know if anyone is holding this offense to under 30 points. West's offense is not going to be as threatening to X any more than Elder, Cathedral, or Brownsburg, and maybe LaSalle. It could be interesting if X has to go one dimensional on offense, but if they're clicking on offense and West can't control the clock or hit passing home runs, it could be ugly.
You’ve made a lot of very perceptive comments here, I believe. I’ll provide a couple of rejoinders:The St.X offense has shifted to a higher gear. I can't ever remember seeing a ST X team that passes so much. I watched the Elder game and at one point Elder was only pass rushing 3 up front because they were getting burned so bad in the secondary. Don't get me wrong. Elder was no slouch. Some of the passes by X were threading the needle. X overwhelmed any zone coverages and had too much receiver talent to do man on man.
I'm a Pick Central fan, hoping for another opportunity for a PC v. X game. Right now X's offense is off the charts great. It's a matter of slowing them down on offense, and finding some turnovers and special teams wins. I also think you have to be more physical then X to set a tone with the receiving core. I didn't see Elder ever really knock anybody around, and believe this allowed X to do whatever they wanted on offense.
St X got sloppy with Elder. I was surprised on a lot of the poor timing of penalties. They definitely opened the door in the second half for Elder to come back into the game. But as soon as St X got the ball back their offense took care of business.
There were holes in St.X's defense, but I don't think LW has enough on their offense to go big on X. X is their own enemy right now. I do think the X defense can get pushed around. I had watched the Lakota West/East game and was not really "wowed" by either team. I will be cheering on LW, but can't see how they will slow the X offense. STX wins big 42-14.
I’m actually gonna have to say it’s a tie or X advantage. X has 3 guys that rotate at RB that are all very solid backs.Not sure if it will matter but LW does start two D1 corners. X receivers are the best in the area so that will be a fun battle to watch. I think West has the edge in the running game. Can West score enough points is the question.
Agreed on the receivers, that will be really interesting. Does West run the option like Bolden did at Colerain, or a more traditional offense?Not sure if it will matter but LW does start two D1 corners. X receivers are the best in the area so that will be a fun battle to watch. I think West has the edge in the running game. Can West score enough points is the question.