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  1. A few ways to look at that. We've done it for 14 weeks and can do it one or two more. Or, they've done it 14 weeks, but weren't playing against one of the top few 2A programs in the state. It could still be overcome by either team as they both have those abilities, it will just make it a lot harder with a slow start.
  2. Agreed. Slow start could be doom for either team. Could cause coaches to do crazy things like going for it on 4th and long from their own 13.
  3. Mr. Bear, here's the deal... this comment is of the same nature as what Waskom and San Augustine folks were posting leading up to their game(s) with Refugio, saying Refugio isn't "completely ready for what's about to ensue." They talked as though nobody had ever seen a team like they were going to field. Everyone knows how those games ended. Point is, the smack talk is fun, but it's always good to temper with a little humility. Also, those teams had more talent and speed than Refugio, but they were missing something. My opinion is 1) they weren't quite as well coached (no slight to their coaches, but Refugio's are exceptional) 2) they didn't have the championship culture and mindset embedded in their kids and it's impossible to measure how much that helps. I'm sure there's much more, but those stand out to me. For this game... I think Refugio will find a way to win, but I know Timpson has what it takes and it could easily go their way. If Timpson wins, it will be because they fielded an exceptional team that came together and got it done, along with a great game plan from their coaches. I'll be surprised if Bussey doesn't get at least 2 long runs on them, likely a pick, and also Howard I would expect to have at least one big play. I'm born and raised East Texan and have said many times I would like to see an East Texas team get this done. I'll be at this game and enjoy seeing some great 2A football. I'll be happy for Timpson if they make it happen this year. It's beyond old having R4 saying again, "same old R3," but up to now, they've earned the right to say that. Tomorrow could start a new era.
  4. So Refugio can't run outside with #4 or inside with #27, and they can't throw with Bussey in the secondary? Timpson is shutting them down in all aspects? They should just leave their offense on the bus.
  5. Probably has minimal bearing on outcomes and performance, but uniformity and conformity meshes in with discipline and team to some degree. The more of the former, the more you get of the latter. Wanting to stand out from team mates and be noticed as an individual seems to go against what made football what it has been. It's all a part of where we're headed as a whole.... i.e. kids talking back to the refs, flexing on each other, chest pounding just because they made a routine tackle.
  6. Anyone watching 2A ball for the past three years is aware of Timpson. I don't have a good gauge on which team is overall more talented. Talent helps, but it will rarely win the big one without coaching, culture, team.
  7. Very few could even name a kid, aka weapon, on Refugio, but everyone knows Bussey and a lot know of Howard. Refugio is a team effort with no significant standouts. That's why I think they'll win, Timpson coaching staff won't be able to key in on a specific few players.
  8. Who is saying he's the number 2 athlete in the nation. I call BS on that no matter who it is. Zero slight to the young man. I know he's great, but not number 2.
  9. No, R3 has done at least an equal share this year and in year's past. If you think otherwise you haven't been paying attention. Every year both do their fair share of chest pounding, the main difference is R4 has backed it up while R3 disappears quietly with exception of a handful who come back to give R4 its proper due.
  10. It's not what's in the trophy case, it's the culture of winning and what that instills in the kids of programs that have been there time after time. Winning and expecting to win is all they know in their community/school/football program. It's impossible to measure that. Refugio kids grow up expecting to win all of the big games. Timpson may get there. It's not a put-down to Timpson, but their kids don't know what that's like. They know getting there and losing, but haven't tasted the winning part yet. It's not embedded in their culture like it is for Refugio. Timpson is a top tier program these last few year, but they have to win this week for most of those outside of their area to give the nod and say, "they have arrived." Perhaps this year is the year they turn that page, but we won't know until Thursday.
  11. Where are these rankings? I've done a little looking, but that's not an area I'm familiar with. Looked on something called 247 and see him, but it has him somewhere in the 80s?
  12. When I look on DirecTV Stream I don't see Bally Sports. Is it called something else on their site? Want to be sure I get the right package.
  13. Giving an opinion that genuinely thinks the other team who has multiple titles and has consistently beaten Region 3 may win this year isn't hate. Where is that thought even coming from? Someone could even be pulling for Timpson, but still have a legitimate opinion that Refugio is going to win.
  14. Sounds Barry Sanders like. I've seen him on a lot of live streams, but sure it's not the same.
  15. And Refugio beat 3AD1 Edna, still playing.
  16. So Timpson beat a very good Dangerfield team. Refugio beat a 3A Edna team that is playing in their semi-final this week. What does that say?
  17. Truth on this. This has been the case several times, but Refugio has overcome the "east Texas speed" with coaching and overall better teamwork. I think this was the case with SA and Waskom.
  18. Impossible to know. Hard to measure what a tremendous player at the 2A level would do at the 5A or 6A level.
  19. Yeah, I know. Despite the banter, I do appreciate all you do for Texas High School Football. Bussey is special.
  20. I know. It was a Brady Bunch thing for anyone old enough to know... if you know you know. I'm looking forward to seeing him in person for the first time. I know he is a once in a generation player at the 2A level.
  21. 1AD2: Benjamin 1AD1: Abbott 2AD2: Mart 2AD1: Timpson Refugio 3AD2: Canadian 3AD1: Brock Franklin 4AD2: Carthage 4AD1: China Spring 5AD2: SOC Liberty Hill 5AD1: Longview Aledo 6AD2: Guyer 6AD1: Duncanville Westlake
  22. Refugio receivers will have something to say about that. They will go up and get the ball as much as Timpson DBs.
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