Each week, we'll break down the Friday night game I'm attending. Tonight, I'm off to Canonsburg for the annual Trinity vs. Canon-McMillan contest.
Here's what I'm looking for:
We all know the immense talents of Mike Hull. The Varsity Letters is greatly looking forward to seeing Chad Hagan's return to the football team. If Hagan is as into playing football as he is basketball, he'll be one of the WPIAL's top five recruits next year - easy.
Trinity's defensive line has the chance to be a special group. Jack Jamerson is a very good player and Ken Wilkens has loads of potential. In the game, the Hillers' front four must find ways to stop C-M's run game and keep the pressure off a new group of starting linebackers. Trinity will not win if they don't make plays up front.
Canon-McMillan has displayed a propensity to give up the big play in recent years. That has to change of the Big Macs are to live up to preseason expectations.
Also, the Varsity Letters wants to see an aggressive C-M offensive line. There are a couple quality players up front for C-M. They can't afford to let Trinity to be the more physical team. The Big Macs have to be tougher along the offensive line than they were a year ago in order to contend for the conference championship.