I must confess, I enjoy Ohio River Boy's passion and undying loyalty to his Wildcats, but his bombastic pronouncements wear thin with repeated postings. In 2021 it was "Eds hasn't seen speed like Springfield," then in 2022 it was "Ed's hasn't seen a QB like Springfield." Now we get the above "...Ed's is in for a rude awakening."So if St Eds fans are expecting a similar game and a team similar to what they saw before, I really think they're in for a rude awakening come Friday.
Look, I'm fully aware (as I think most knowledgeable Eds fans are) that Springfield won't be the same team as last year. And I'm fully aware Springfield's team is really good because they wouldn't be here if they weren't. Eds may lose this game, but if we do, it won't be because we experienced a "rude awakening."
Ed's often see's teams like Springfield week in and week out. We have no choice. Other than Massillon (who are D2) no Ohio D1 publics will schedule St Ed's. Five of our ten regular season games were against out of state teams, most with talent on par with Springfield. Add in Elder, Moeller, Ignatius (albeit down this year), Hoban and Massillon and you'll find we get a rude awakening weekly.
I'm also aware that Springfield's earlier loses are not a measure of the team's current stature. Any doubts for me about Springfield were erased with their win over Moeller. If I have a concern right now, it's the injury situation at Ed's. But no excuses, we need to step up and play to win as we've tried to do all year.
From Joe Eitel: