Originally Posted by steelerdan
my son plays for urbana and i coached a lot of these boys in pee wee for 4 years and let me tell all of you something, you want to see one of the greatest teams to ever come out of urbana show up this season there is a lot of talent heart, and work ethic like ive never seen before ,every player wants full contact and full speed all the time and true 39 to 40 players and two a days just started may loose a couple more ,yes the low numbers are partly the coaches fault and i dont always agree with them but we all stick together, the town moto is "NO WEAK LINKS" we dont always have to agree but stokes is the leader and the whole town has to follow!
There is a lot of talent on this team, but to say that they are one of the best team's Urbana has ever seen is a mighty strong statement. Were you around in '03 and not to mention the teams of the late 70's and early 80's. Do you realize that the '81 football team was 10-0 and had 6 or 7 division one college athletes on the team. Doug Rutan, UC QB, Skelly Miami of Ohio Tennis, Rogan OSU football, Rogan JC Coffeeville, Frantz Northwestern Baseball pitcher, Dean Rutan WR Bowling Green, Elmo Mossbarger UC baseball player. This football team missed the playoffs by 0.5 points. There were only 2 teams taken from each region back then. Had they have made it, they would have been State Champions. Many of these players and several other talented athletes from that school went on to win the Baseball State Championship that Spring. Don't forget the '82 and '83 football teams that had playoff runs with one of them ending up being State Runner-up. Yes, this years team is talented and good, but not on the level as these other teams. I wish this years team all of the luck in the world and hope they advance as far as they can.