Friday, September 12, 2008

What to watch, Thomas Jefferson at Trinity

Trinity's task, should the Hillers choose to accept, is finding some way, any way, of beating a Thomas Jefferson team that does not lose to teams within the WPIAL very often.

Entering this game, the Varsity Letters isn't kidding itself. A lot has to go right for Trinity to win, but crazy things can happen. Here's what to look for tonight at Hiller Stadium:

1. Trinity's defense must hold the Jaguars to under 200 yards rushing.
TJ senior Brian Baldridge is one of the better runners in the WPIAL. Containing him to a point will be the job of Trinity's defensive line and linebackers. They did a respectable job against Canon-McMillan in Week 1 despite the loss. They have to do a better job tonight.

2. Alex Frey and Joe Havrilak will be keys to the offense.
It's no secret - Trinity runs the football. Frey and Havrilak, however, are the Hillers' best playmaking pair of receivers they've had since Dalton arrived in 1999. If they can make a couple plays, Trinity can sustain some drives.

3. Turnovers.
Trinity must find a way to create at least two turnovers tonight.

4. Penalties.
No personal foul or third-down penalties. None.

With that, there are several good games on the slate this evening so the Varsity Letters encourages all to not worry about the weather and go support your local team. Have a good night.


Anonymous said...

Mike I think it's time that you give in to the AAA power that is the Ringgold Rams. Joe Montana has been reborn with this 3-0 start! They are ready to challenge EF and TJ for conference supremacy.

Anonymous said...

lmao, memeber me mike...i said rams 3-0 and everyone will jump on the bandwagon...well lets see this coming friday wen they get SHUTOUT and lose by a minimum of 28 points to TJ. Improving but not with the big boys..

mike_kovak said...

Ringgold should be happy with its start.

This week will show how legit they are.

Anonymous said...

Ringold fans, enjoy the next 9 hours, because at 7:30 tonight your joke of a team will be exposed by a real powerhouse AAA team. You pounded 3 horrible teams congrats on that.