Massie finally looked vulnerable this week (excluding Alder) and I think they came into the playoffs with a huge target on their back. Both teams and coaches have been planning for this game or had it in the back of their mind all year. I like Kenton in this game!
Massie is the complete underdog in this game. at least, that's what most everyone will say, because they're judging by tonights scores. Maybe we should just call it dead even, but there again what fun would that be. I am an SCOL fan, GO FALCONS represent the SCOL.....!
Massie will lose this week! if they play a team who has talent equal to them, they will ALWAYS lose. ALWAYS! Their staff will NEVER outcoach anyone, they win on talent...peroid. Bye Bye Massie...Guranteed.
I just hope it's at Troy again, we're gonna need the seating. The rematch is set, and I can't wait!!! I'm not even gonna try to predict this one, it's pretty much impossible to call. The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins. GO CATS!!!
The coaching seemed to figure out Kenton's offense last year? Kenton's Coachin staff seemed to be the one that could not adjust to Massie's defense. They just kept throwing it up at getting INT's. Shucca, Do you ride the short bus? LOL I feel like the key to this game is not how well Kenton's offense does but how well their defense can stop Massie's offense. Kenton's defense was obviously their weak link last year and from what I have heard from a few Kenton huddlers, that defense is still not as strong as it needs to be. If Kenton can keep Massie's offense off of the field they will win. If Kenton allows Massie to put together two or three long scoring drives I have to give Massie the nod. Good Luck to both teams. This should be a barn burner.
This is going to be a close one! Looking for Massie to pull out the win. Think Taft made the Falcons look vulnerable all you want but Taft is a very good football team that has tall WR's and a very good QB. I would say all in all it was a very good tune-up for Kenton.
I think Taft was a much more talented team than first thought and the closeness of that game with Massie was not an indictment of Massie's lack of talent.
Kenton is just so explosive and their defense is stout.
I think this will be a good game and if anyone will give Kenton a fight it'll be Massie.
Quite an impression from Kenton last night. No doubt they made the statement in Week 11 for Region 16. Kenton has a great team. These are the things that stood out to me most:
1. Kenton has a very good defense. They often get overlooked but they have plenty of speed.
2. Kenton's offense is very ryhthm based. When they start completing passes they are very hard to stop. The Wildcats continue to go no huddle and keep the defense on their heels. It's like watching a snowball roll down hill.
3. Kenton's special teams are a lot to prepare for themselves. Between the scramble every kickoff and the assortment of formations and plays for 2 point conversions, they are tough to deal with.
My personal feeling is that this Kenton team very well may be the best team in DIV. The amount of time that it will take to prepare to beat them is much more than a week provides. Their offense is like nothing that anyone will have seen at this level. The offense itself is unique accompanied by the no huddle, no substitution. The special teams play that the Wildcats implement takes a great deal to prepare for themselves. It's clear that the only way to beat them is to take them out of their game. A team will have to run the ball well, control the game tempo, and somehow pressure Mauk. If you can keep Mauk from completing consecutive passes, that would help slow their offensive pace.
I think Clinton Massie can obviously win this game as they beat Kenton last season. However, I think Kenton has improved quite a bit from that team. I'm leaning towards the Wildcats in winning a great game.
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I picked Kenton last year. But I will pick them again this year. Massie's defense caught Coach Mauk by surprise and he won't let that happen again this year. Last night vs. Carlisle I picked 52-24 to be my final...I've normally been pretty close. This week I pick Kenton 46-30. Man...I hope I'm right. At least a win by the Cats would be nice...
A year in the making!!!...I hope like h*ll Massie is not like the Florida Gators and KENTON is like THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES....With KENTON clearly the better team, but cant keep from shooting themselves in the foot...Taking nothing away from Massie they bet us last year....The KENTON team got their wish, lets hope they play like the champions they are!!