Originally Posted by Smilewhenulose
Jazzy Jeff (the Grand Voice on Ohio High) has spoken... for a minute there I was almost tempted to break out my credit card and place my order! Back to this contest; I agree with Eminem and I too believe that this contest will get out of hand and that the Tigers Defense will force T.O.s which will lead to short fields and many TDs -
Final Score Prediction: Tigers 45 - Panthers 6 (Rivalry #2 - there is respect but lil love between the two)
Looking forward to a great Atmosphere on Friday night. The only downfall to that, as it is with most newer stadiums, is the distance of the stands from the field. It will be interesting to see what the students have in store. Hoping it is all in good taste yet spirited and loud.
As for the game on the field.
The performance by the Tiger Defense on Friday night was phenomenal
. If they can duplicate that performance, it will be a tough row to hoe for the Panther ground game. The D line has played very well keeping the pad level down and disrupting the rush lanes. The linebackers have played very well getting to the right place at the right time. The rotation of players to the field has been well timed IMHO and puts the pressure on the O. This years Panther squad doesn't seem to have the punishing ground game of a year ago. Their backs are quick and good tackling will make me sit in my seat easier.
The Def backfield should see more action this week as the Panthers will put the ball in the air more than Lancaster. They will have to contain #11 when/if he gets his hands on the ball. I have seen the Panthers twice (on TV versus Mooney and live versus Logan) and they will throw the deep ball occasionally. I would love to see the Tigers get a pick or two.
I think the Tiger O will gain momentum early this week, just a feeling. My observation of the Panther D from the first two games was that tackling was an area of opportunity. The Tiger O line is gaining momentum and they need to control the game early. It will be a long night for the Panther DB's if the timing on the long ball is there.
Hoping the RB's are resting up to run low and hard to get past the first two levels. Then may they be swift and elusive.
Special teams,,, until proven otherwise, advantage Tigers.
Can't wait until Friday.
Go Tigers!!! Beat the Panthers!!!
We Are ..... CENTRAL!! aka THE DIRTY "C"