After watching Chartiers Valley whip Trinity Friday night, three things became incredibly clear about the Hillers:
1. Trinity relies on Mike Yancich and Andrew Sweat way too much. A few other players must find ways to contribute immediately or opponents with good coaching staffs won't have much difficulty preparing.
2. Yancich and Sweat have to be incredibly tired after games. They start on both sides, not that unusual, but these guys aren't receivers or defensive backs. They're running backs and linebackers drawing contact and collisions on every play. Another reason why a few other Hillers need to contribute to the cause.
3. I watched head coach Ed Dalton address the team following the game. I watched the reactions on players faces and, I only saw the looks on half the team, but the only player I saw who looked angry or even bothered was Sweat. Please keep in mind, I could only see the faces of half the team. After the talk, Sweat, Yancich and Brandon Weaver had an on-field pow-wow. I bet they're not happy with that 2-2 record.
And another thing, given Friday night's results, Class AAA is wide open with the exception of Thomas Jefferson at the top. Hopewell, Trinity and Pine-Richland all lost. Trinity can still get it done, but the passing game and secondary are the keys to the rest of the season