Nobody is close to Piqua, but I think Xenia is right there with Tipp. I suppose we'll find out a lot about both Piqua and Xenia next Friday.I don’t think anyone is hanging with or beating Piqua in the regular season. The next best MVL team is Tipp and it ain’t even close. Piqua will beat them by 5 TD,s. Xenia will likely score on Piqua but I do t know that anyone else will. Looking at these recent scores the Indians appear to be scary good.
I was at the Xenia/Troy game and was impressed with Xenia, the score was closer than the game actually was. Not sure they can hang with Piqua(who I haven’t seen yet). I expect Xenia to go 9-1 and Piqua to run the table. As far as Tipp goes, it could be a good game with Xenia but I don’t think they have the size or experience to beat Piqua.I think Piqua will have a harder time with Xenia then most of you do. I wish this thread had some posters from Xenia!
Piqua #6 and Xenia #10 in the DII poll as well.Tipp debuts at #5 in division 3 in the first state poll of the season.
It's nice, sure. But at least in Division III, it's insane Chardon doesn't have every single first place vote. They look like a strong lock to win 3 in a row.Piqua #6 and Xenia #10 in the DII poll as well.
AP polls are always a joke though, like... who in their right mind gave Tipp and Xenia a first place vote? Nice recognition for the schools, but meaningless
I'm not entirely sure of that, but the Trojans will need to be fast. Stebbins has the 2nd fastest player on the team running around throwing to the fastest player.He will have a field day vs. the Troy secondary.
I have been to all three Xenia games and I think they will give Piqua a better game than they have had this year. I don't know if they have enough to knock them off, but they are well coached and the players are buying into Coach Harden's plan. I agree with the Troy game, Xenia controlled most of the game except for a pick six and then Troy got the onside kick to start the third quarter, other than that, it wasn't much of a game. I know Piqua shut them out, but I know Troy lost a bunch of players during the Xenia game and I don't know who made it back it play against Piqua.
Hoping for better showing than last year. Need the offense to move the ball. They keep putting the defense is bad field position. six turnovers in 3 games is not good. Last in offense in MVL not getting it done.Valued point... Hoping Butler can put it together at home and get a big win tonight.
Lets make it 2-20!! Was that 1973 game with Ron Sorey at QB?Get up, it's gameday!
The Troy Trojans come down to Riverside for a potentially historically relevant matchup. Stebbins have not beaten Troy since 1973, have lost 15 straight to Troy, and are just 2-19 all time in the series. But the last two years have been close games - both 28-21 losses with last year's coming in OT! Stebbins is off to its third straight 3-0 start and looks capable of taking the next step against Troy. The pick-em thread seems to agree, where a majority this week have the Indians winning.
Can the Stebbins offense get it done? Last year incomplete passes and miscues slowed them down and let Troy hang around. This year the offense is centered around a few great athletes - perhaps enough to keep the Trojans defense off balance attempting to account for all of the playmakers.
Can the Stebbins defense get it done? The Indians are very good in the trenches, but can Troy exploit them down the field?
I like Stebbins at home to put the pieces together for an important win.