Re: High School Football
Date: July 22, 2012 01:54PM
Its funny how no one in the LB camp is "Crowning" them as the representative from the NR. All that hype is coming from outsiders (other schools, VA Preps, people posting on FUG) that figure that since Henderson transfered. (BTW everyone keeps talking about ALL the transferes, it was two, the two Henderson brothers, people talking like there was six or seven kids that came over) LB still lost some seniors that were key in the success that they had last year. 7-5 isn't bad considering their schedule. The only let down was the loss to Robinson, which is their biggest rival, and they took them lightly, Robinson made them pay. The other losses were to teams that found their way to the regional finals and two of them to the final game of the year.
This group on the skill side will have its work cut out for them. From what I have seen, the QB needs a lot of work, sure he put up numbers last year with much better athletes at WP. Right now he is not on the same page with the crew he's got this year. In fact, at times, I've seen the back up look better. I don't know if it was the rain yesterday (which is no excuse) but balls were sailing over receivers heads way too often with guys open. After going 4-0 in pool play and scoring the most points on day one, they at times looked like a JV team as bracket play began. There appears to be some wholes in the defense also.
Lets all be realistic here, while this is just 7 on 7, LB uses it as practice, as all teams do, but they have some work to do before Cville week one and Westfield week three. With adding the QB, preps and people on here have assumed that they were going to instantly be better, but no games are won on a message board. No one in the LB program is Crowning themselves as the champs in the region. They will make a run at it each week, just like the other teams in the region. Right now Cville whether losing guys or not have to be favorites to defend, and Westfield always has a solid program that will have them in contention. Those two have to be favorites and there is some talk with Oakton also, their QB can play also.
Its going to be an interesting year, and the guy above is right, whoever comes out of the region will have Salem or O. Smith making the trip up to take them on.
A lot of hate for the Purple and Gold!