Local High School in our little town of 600 took the State 2-A Championship [statesmanjournal.com] for the 2nd consecutive year.
Interestingly, earlier in the season, we beat this year's 3-A champ in a non-league game.
Most of the town made the 2 hr drive to watch the game.
8:59 pm on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Sounds like your coach has something figured out.
...the win was a near-flawless execution of a game plan than features nothing but running plays.
This, against a team those stats say the are a defensive powerhouse.
"They've got the best offensive line in the state, that helps, but they're just warriors."
From the photo of the team with the story, I'd say being "warriors" (whatever that means) has less to do with it than "the best offensive line in the state." The kid who scored the most points was a sophomore. That tells you that maybe my 83-year-old mother could have scored with this line, ya think?
(OK, I'm biased. I'm a former offensive tackle. Now I'm an offensive consultant. har har.)
5:16 am on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
No doubt the offensive line was a factor. Well coached running as well.
Very interesting to watch this team this season. The plays developed almost in slow motion. The runners were very well coached in using their blockers.
A good defense helps too, but I played defensive back in the day...