Grimsley 49 – Smith 14

Glad for the win, but I’ll tell you this:  If my team doesn’t start figuring out that football is a four quarter game, I fear for their playoff chances.

Our defense played like they were out for a walk in the park, but Smith had other ideas.  They have a kid name of Brandon Wiggins that decided he was going to have his way with the Whirlies… and did.  That guy is wonderful.  Thank God the game does have four quarters because had there been only two of them, Wiggins and the Golden Eagles (now 1-8) would likely have beat us.

The Whirlies offensive line played in slow motion most of the evening but came around late in the third quarter.  We were sitting close enough to the sidelines to hear the offensive coaches get down right offensive with their charges.  But they deserved it. 

The Whirlies definitely did not look like a championship team tonight.  The final score belies the reality that Grimsley needs to grow up and play up to their potential from the opening kick-off or risk an early elimination come playoff time.

All that said, the refereeing during tonight’s match-up was the worst I’ve ever experienced.  While I’m sure that the game had its share of for-real reasons for them throwing so many flags, after a while all of the flag throwing got quite tedious.

But, Go Whirlies… anyway.

Update: N&R’s Kellie Dixon files a report on the game which begins with this great opening line: 

Grimsley, the defending Metro 4-A champion, has made the same statement to every team it has faced this season.

We are going to run the ball.  Just try to stop us.”

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  1. Posted October 20, 2006 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    A “W” is a “W”. Your guys will be just fine come playoff time. Your quarterback/safety is one of the best, if not the best player in the conference. Your fullback/linebacker/defensive end is a “beast”. Your “O” line could givee Duke a tough time.

    Are you feeling any better?

  2. Tom Hodgin
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    it’s HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL folks…just how perfect are they going to be at these ages ?? I wonder, with these great expectations that on-lookers have in our youth sports today, if that kind of pressure is what our kids need …will this become the breading ground for “super drugs” in the future just to satisfy the publics lust for success in High School sports……
    look, I played sports in the 50′s at GHS..We went with what we had and were taught by the likes of Loudy Glenn and Bob Jamieson and his staff… we did OK with a couple of state championships…just ask Judge Doug Albright….

  3. Eric
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

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