Originally Posted by tempe
Loco -- Minerva has earned respect this season by beating both Louisville & Marlington but I think Steubenville & Mooney are a different animal. Mooney defeated both Canton McKinley & Boardman. It appears that Minerva has all but secured a home playoff game just hope it does not end up being Youngstown Mooney.
As a Marlington fan and a fan of the NBC I have to agree with the post. As much hype as Marlington got this year many people didn't realize how tough their defense was last year and the loss of 8 seniors totally dismantled their defense. I personally feel Minerva's offense was better last year and their defense is better this year. Mooney and Steubenville are just on a whole different level than anything any of our NBC teams have seen this year.