Oct
09
HS Sports Zone: 3rd & Out (Week 5)


♪ LIKE I SAID THEY DIDN’T TRY TO DO SOMETHING AND THE PASS GAME WAS NOT WORKING. YOU NEVER WANT TO BE ONE DIMENSIONAL IN FOOTBALL. THAT’S SOMETHING BOTH TEAMS NEED TO FIGURE OUT. THEY MIRRORED EACH OTHER PRETTY WELL. I THINK GOING FORWARD THEY HAVE SOME STUFF TO FIGURE OUT. THAT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THEY WILL NEED IN THE FUTURE. THE PLAY OF NEGAUNEE SENIOR QUARTERBACK JASON WATERMAN, THE MINORS HOSTED ISHPEMING ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THEY TOPPED THE HEMATITES. A BIG REASON FOR THE WIN WAS THE PLAY OF THE LEADER UNDER CENTER. IT LEAD WITH 272 YARDS PASSING. HE HAD 190-YARDS RUSHING AND A TOUCHDOWN. THOSE ARE SOME VIDEO GAME NUMBERS. THEY ARE WINNERS OF THREE STRAIGHT AFTER LOSING THE FIRST TWO. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TURNING THE CORNER. DO YOU THINK THE MINORS ARE FOR REAL AND THEY ARE FIGURING IT OUT? I THINK AT THE START OF THE SEASON IT IS NEVER RIGHT AWAY. YOU HAVE TO FEEL IT OUT AND HAVE NEW GUYS COMING IN AND THE VETERANS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. THE SENIORS ARE NOW GONE. AS LONG AS THEY CONTINUE TO GO ON THIS PATH, I DON’T SEE THEM COMING DOWN AT ALL. THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD A RICH HISTORY WITH THEIR FOOTBALL PROGRAM AND I DON’T SEE IT ANYTIME SOON. IT IS EXCITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THEM. OF. AND THAT CONFERENCE THEY ARE IN, ALL OF THESE TEAMS ARE BEATING UP ON EACH OTHER. THERE ARE A LOT OF TEAMS THAT ARE RIGHT THERE. ANYTIME TEAM CAN REALLY WIN ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHICH TEAMS ARE GOING TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES AS WE ENTER THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. I AM EXCITED TO SEE IT. I DO THINK NEGAUNEE GOES AS FAR AS JASON WATERMAN TAKES THEM. HE WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO PLAY AT THE HIGH LEVEL. I DON’T THINK HE NEEDS TO SCORE FIVE TOUCHDOWNS, BUT I THINK HE NEEDS TO DEFINITELY BE THAT LEADER AND GET THAT OFFENSE GOING AND THEN DEFENSIVELY THEY NEED TO PLAY SOME GOOD DEFENSE AND STOP SOME TEAMS AS WELL. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WE END OUR THREE AND OUT WITH THE THIRD DOWN PREDICTIONS. LAST WEEK I CHOSE KINGSFORD AT HOME, AND I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG ABOUT THAT ONE. ESCANABA BLEW OUT KINGSFORD. PETER, YOU WEREN’T HERE SO DIDN’T HAVE A PICK LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO WESTWOOD TRAVELING TO HANCOCK. I THINK THE PATRIOTS ARE GOING TO PICK UP THE WIN OVER THE BULLDOGS. I THINK BOTH THESE TEAMS MATCH UP REALLY WELL. HANCOCK IS COMING OFF A GOOD GAME LAST WEEK. AUSTIN SOLANI IS THE REAL DEAL AND PUTS UP A LOT OF POINTS. I LIKE HOW THIS WESTWOOD TEAM IS PLAYING. THEY ARE PLAYING AS A TEAM. THEY DON’T HAVE A STAR OTHER THAN TAYLOR DEANGELO. AND THEIR DEFENSE HAS THESE GUYS FLYING AROUND. THIS IS JUST A REALLY GOOD TEAM. THEY ALL PLAYED WELL TOGETHER AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I AM GOING WESTWOOD OVER HANCOCK. THEY HAVEN’T WON THIS SEASON AND THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSE ON SOME GAMES AND THEY GOT SMASHED IN OTHER GAMES. I THINK WITH THE RUN GAME THAT IS VERY STRONG AND OBVIOUSLY THEIR QUARTERBACK IS A VERY GOOD PLAYER. HE IS LOOKING LIKE HE IS TRYING TO TAKE THE LEAD AND HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE GOOD THIS SEASON. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I DO LIKE THAT PICK. I THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN 0-14. THEY WON THEIR FIRST GAME AND HOPEFULLY THEY CAN DO THAT. THEY ARE GOING TO. I HAVE FAITH IN YOU ALL. LATER IN THE SHOW WE WILL REVEAL WHERE WE WILL BE HEADED. FIRST, WE HAVE MENOMINEE MAROON HEAD COACH ON OUR MARQUETTE AUTOMOTIVE HOTLINE. WE ARE TALKING MAROON FOOTBALL AS THEY PREP FOR A HUGE TEST