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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Football: State Finals

It's down to 12 schools vying for 6 titles.  Six of the twelve are private schools, but that's the norm anymore (and an entirely different discussion).

Below are the games, and my picks.

Friday Games

D3 - Young. Cardinal Mooney vs Cols. St Francis DeSales
I like Mooney, just like their '06 team that won it all. 
Orrville Connection - We've lost to both in the playoffs, Mooney in 2006, DeSales in 1985.

D5 - Coldwater vs Youngstown Ursuline
Can Colwater knock off another Youngstown Parochial?  If anyone can, it's them, but I'll have to see it to believe it.
Orrville Connection - We've beaten both in the playoffs, both in 1998.

D2 - Maple Heights vs Cincinnati Winton Woods
Plenty of offense on both sides, but I think Winton Woods will be too much.

Saturday Games

D4 - Chagrin Falls vs Kettering Archbishop Alter
Alter repeats.  Still think the Riders could have been in this game.  I honestly do.

D6 - Delphos St Johns vs Norwalk St Paul
NSP maybe the most successful small school without a title.  St. Paul has finished runner up 3 times, they finally get one in '09.

D1 - Cleve. Glenville vs Hilliard Davidson
So much talent on Glenville's side.  When they beat Iggy in week 12, that put aside all the talk that they can't beat a more disciplined team.  Glenville wins one for the Cleveland Public Schools.
Orrville Connection - Ummm...we played Glenville twice back in the 80's (both wins).

So there you go...possibly 4 of the 6 champs will be private schools (not even counting Glenville who is starting to turn into the next Cincinnati Academy of Phys. Ed., remember C.A.P.E.?) 

Nothing wrong with this system, nosiree.

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