Tigerfootball as I have already said orange/blue team was by far the best in PAC7 this year. What I believe could hurt them is their schedule. Only 3 teams they played made playoffs. Ledford, who gave them their only loss, Andrews and Wheatmore. Of those only Ledford survived the first round. Heck even on 3-8 Eastern Randolph schedule there were six playoff teams of which three are still playing, including your favorite HS.
Reidsville has proven that a less than stellar schedule is not a hindrance if your team is championship quality.
Yes orange/blue has been feasting on teams since conference season began but as Distance and I both have stated PAC7 was WAY down this year.
Your team very well may win this Friday as I know nothing about their opponent except record. Also if they make it past 3rd round against the team most people think they will have to play then perhaps even I become a believer.
Believer yes, supporter eh...
Fair enough and appreciate hearing everyones opinions. Yes Ledford game we gaffed and played that monday night as bout as bad as we could offensively. Got Beat and as bad as we played had the ball on the 15yd line 10 secs to go and hit wide open wr right in the numbers with a pass on 4th down and he dropped it for the win. But since that game open week to follow we havent looked back. It was a blessing in disquise, espeacilly for all the sophs and jrs we play with. They realized you dont win on Friday night off talent alone.
Fast forward to this week, Ive seen everyone in the 2aa east play with the exception of WC and WS. No doubt RHS has as good a team talent wise this year to not only challenge but win out. However they have to play their A game. Despite the amazing job Defense has done, they are young and Its no doubt the Offense that will carry them verse the heavyweights. If their defense can hold opponents to low 20s each game, their Offense will no doubt hang a minimum of that on anybody they face, IF they dont turn over the ball and have costly penalties. 2 things they control. I have yet to see anyone that shows me they can stop the offense when its rolling but the offense wearing Orange and Blue.
We know the recipe and old saying,Defense wins championships, and Im a firm beleiver as we get deeper into playoffs , never is that statement more true. So I caution myself in knowing that as good as our defense has been up to this point, getting better every week with young talent, when the rubber hits the road it will be the offense job to take pressure off the defense. We have had the luxury of it being the other way around for 8 straight games. The 32 points they've given up in that time span where off a Offensive turnover on the 10 yd line, and mop up duty against second team exception being 1 maybe 2 drives.
Thats a summary of where we are at. We continue to get better every week and have Mo on our side. Got faith the players and coaches have the gravel in their gut to get er done. Still think we havent peaked or reached our potential because of so much youth and thankfully we have the blessing of being pretty healthy for this late in the season.