https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/sports/football/ohio-high-school-marion-local.htmlWhy is MSML so successful?
True.I think Watterson would give you a different answer.
I'd further maintain that if MSML played Watterson later this season, MSML would win. Flyers had a bunch of new starters, bunch of turnovers that game. It was week 2 and MSML still managed to outgain Watterson on the ground and time of possession. I'm doubtful Watterson was better than MSML by season's end, but that's merely conjecture on my part.True.
BUUUUT, this Steiner team was their weakest in a decade plus. The versions of the Flyers that beat CJ would likely also have beaten Watterson. Said it from day one, I wish that MSML/CBW matchup was almost any of the last 5-10 years and not this season because of what the Flyers were losing but it is what it is
This guy . Some years Marion has the talent to overcome deficits in that department. But, if you look at most Marion teams, fundamentals are keys to success. Getting lower than your opponent in the trenches, tackling to get on the ground rather than make the biggest hit you can (often all 11 guys are making the tackle which is why Marion never has any guy lead the league in tackles), and just playing smart. This is why Marion is good, it is all fundamental and Goodwin has instilled it in the program. The kids have never been any different than they are today, they just play differently. If Marion had all the talent more of their players would go D1 rather than maybe 1 every blue moon.ML might win by 2 or 3 tds. but I wouldn't say they should win by that amount. I am fairly confident IH will have a talent advantage, hopefully the Flyers can overcome that through being better at blocking and tackling ( fundamentals ).
I'd agree that it would have been a much, much closer game later in the season. This one was close until late in the second half.I'd further maintain that if MSML played Watterson later this season, MSML would win. Flyers had a bunch of new starters, bunch of turnovers that game. It was week 2 and MSML still managed to outgain Watterson on the ground and time of possession. I'm doubtful Watterson was better than MSML by season's end, but that's merely conjecture on my part.
it’s hard to really use that method.. it doesn’t always make sense. with that being said i don’t think the Locals put a running clock on wyoming, it would probably be a 2-3 score game (now without evan prater.. maybe a different story)And to quantify my prediction..
Coldwater running clocks Mt Healthy (at MH)
Wyoming beats MH on last second fg.
ML beats Coldwater... handily.