Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Take some time today to reflect on who and what is truly important to you.

Happy Thanksgiving,


Saturday, November 01, 2008

28-6 and We're In the Playoffs

After 2 consecutive losses filled with turnovers (10 in 2 games) and penalties, we got back some of our Mojo with a 28-6 win against Region rival Karns. The win gives us traveler status in the playoffs. I don't know for sure but this may be the first time in school history where the football team has made it to post-season play in back-to-back years.

But on to the specifics... or at least as many as I care to share while we are alive in the playoffs. I doubt any of our opponents know about veersite, but you never know. I recall George C. Scott in "Patton" saying, "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

We saw a 5-2 cov 4 with rolling safties but decided it would be best to "formation" them out of it for much of the night. They seemed very intent on tackling our fullback every play (11 carries for 79 yards). However, the QB managed the keep and, more importantly last night, the pitch to the tune of 386 rushing yards. One wing had 189 yard on 8 (!) carries on ISV pitch or Rocket Toss and the other around 80. I still am not happy with our inability to master the play action phase of the attack, but we work on it hard daily and have shown much improvement on the practice field. I hope when the time comes it will prove to be effective... providing the final piece of the puzzle.

The defense has also improved to the point that our opponent, while having larger athletes, had difficulty executing their shotgun option offense. While they completed some long passes with some very nicely thrown balls and superb catches, they found little yardage that they failed to earn the hard way.

I don't know what the future holds for our undersized team, but it I think as long as we execute and don't make a ton of mistakes, we're going to make it interesting for anyone we face.

Coach Smith