Saturday, September 29, 2007

Friday night thoughts week 5

Let's actually start with Saturday's result – Burgettstown 21, Seton-La Salle 3. How bout those Blue Devils?! At 4-1 overall and 4-1 in the Class AA Century Conference, Burgettstown stands alone in third place, behind South Fayette and Steel Valley, which are both 5-0.
Burgettstown is, without a doubt, the best local story of the high school football season.

Don't be surprised if Jefferson-Morgan finds itself back in the WPIAL Class A semifinals. The Rockets are a tough, well-disciplined bunch and they learned how to win last year. This week's game against Monessen should determine the Tri-County South Conference championship.

Canon-McMillan is so close to becoming a very good Quad-A football team. The skill set is there. The Big Macs need to tackle better and eliminate the costly mistake.

Mapletown will make the playoffs. Mark it down.

I really like the way Trinity bounces back from losses. They won two straight after losing to C-M and beat West Mifflin after losing to Char Valley. Not that any loss looks good, but maybe Trinity doesn't feel so bad after the Colts shutout Hopewell, 27-0, last night.

If Donte Valentino plays Saturday for California at Geibel, he will pass 4,000 career rushing yards. Mark it down.


Mapod said...

I went to the Trinity game on Friday and agree with you, Yancich is unbeleivable running back. Knew he had to be strong but was amazed how fast he was. He just out ran the WM Defense. Can see why him and Sweat are used alot. Why would you not use the talent of these kids. But was really amazed at the Coaching adjustment made in the second half and how they did rest some of these players, Weaver coming from the blind side, the DB double coverage that is how Trinity defense stop WM in the second half. Seem these kids do have the heart. Trinity does lack a passing game which is stop them from being a top team.

Anonymous said...

Great game by Trinity on Friday night. Was glad to see other players stepping up. Per the comment made by "mapod" regarding Trinity's passing game, I have been to a couple of other Trinity games this season and have seen nice performances by Haley (QB) and Cowieson (WR). You have to give Haley credit since he hasn't had many starts as a varsity QB. I think it is a matter of it all coming together in one game. Cowieson seems under utilized..good hands and nice speed.