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Everything posted by blackflag79

  1. I know it takes 11 guys playing together to make stops, and that will nullify, or at least limit, any speed advantage somebody may have. That's called DEFENSE for a reason. If you can limit that one guy it's not going to matter how much speed he has.
  2. Fortunately, he doesn't play for any team we will face....
  3. I do agree that Coach Metzel doesn't roll the dice often enough, nor does he try for the big play often enough. Not dissing him, it's just that sometimes in tight games you have throw caution to the wind and trust your guys to get it done.
  4. So do we! Y'all already have a trophy case full. We need a few more for ours!
  5. I just want to add one more thing to this conversation. Lindale is big, has good talent, is disciplined, and well-coached. The whole team and town is a class act. The Eagles were absolutely NOT going to let Gilmer's Fluellen be a factor, nor were they going to let Haynes run effectively inside the tackles. You can call that excellent game planning by their coaching staff. Gilmer's best plays were when they were able to get outside and use their speed and athleticism. Tomahawk (yes that's actually Will Henderson's middle name) broke two long ones which really proved to be the difference in the game. My frustration comes to a head when we don't make in-game adjustments to the other team's game plan. The outside game was open all night, and for the life of me I have no idea why we didn't exploit it more. I'm hoping our coaches have figured some things out, and can make in-game adjustments much quicker. That's what it will take to get to the next level. I would absolutely love to see the Tomahawk as a receiver, and Haynes in the backfield. Nobody, and I do mean nobody would be able to catch the Tomahawk from behind. Just a few thoughts.
  6. I agree. I don't think there's anybody that is even close to figuring out a way to beat Carthage right now.
  7. Haha..., me, too. I don't think anybody can touch that "other" team you speak of.
  8. Don't remind Gladewater fans of those tie games where penetrations or first downs determined the winner. I remember 1984 vividly. I always told people that '84 Bear team would've won a title had they gotten by Daingerfield that year. I think that was definitely the closest they came to a title. I think it was the best team they've ever had in my lifetime, although you could make an argument about the 2014 team.
  9. Gilmer Buckeyes 2022 Football Schedule Scrimmage 1 GladewaterScrimmage 2: Pine TreeWeek 1: Chapel HillWeek 2: KilgoreWeek 3: ParisWeek 4: LindaleWeek 5: To Be AnnouncedWeek 6: OpenWeek 7: Pleasant GroveWeek 8: Liberty EylauWeek 9: North LamarWeek 10: Spring HillWeek 11: Pittsburg We're still looking for a Week 5 opponent.
  10. Folks, I guess I will chime in and give my thoughts on this game. China Spring is obviously the real deal this season. We will have to be on top of our game in all aspects to win this one. We can't keep making the same mistakes we have been and expect to win against a team the caliber of China Spring. Do I think we can win? Absolutely! We will need to get quite a few stops defensively, and find a rhythm early on offense. Without silly penalties and turnovers, and we do the aforementioned, we will win. Otherwise, CS will make it extremely tough for us to accomplish our goal. I'm hoping for our best outing of the year, and that's likely what it will take. Will the Buckeyes rise up? We will see.
  11. I've mulled over cutting the cord many times over the years because I prefer HD over just digital, but I keep going back to what our local cable company offers. I get the HD package and we have always had both Bally Sports (formerly Fox Sports Southwest), although the alternate channel is not HD, so I get to watch all the teams I have interest in, i.e. the Mavericks, Stars, Rangers, and high school football. We also get the NFL channel..., they even piped in a Cowboy game one year when it was blacked out locally. The only network we don't get is NBC, which I don't sweat it because I have peacock.
  12. "Third time's a charm" is what Duncanville is hoping for in this matchup. Psychologically, NS has a definite advantage. I think that if Duncanville can get a two score lead going into the 4th quarter, they will win for sure. The biggest hurdle for D'Ville is psychological. Talent wise I think these teams match up very well. My brain says NS, but my heart says D'Ville.
  13. Austin Westlake will win this game by a sizable margin, in my opinion. This is likely the easiest pick out of all the title games.
  14. Let's go Buckeyes! You are being challenged. The Black Flag Defense needs to show up big time in this one, and our offense needs to find a rhythm early. Are you ready? Dem Celina boys be saying theys gonna take you to da woodshed. I absolutely know the Buckeyes can and "should" win this game. Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch it in person. I have to work. Win this one and I will most certainly be in Jerry's world, Lord willing. I just want to see the Buckeyes playing in person one more time. O v O
  15. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. I don't think Matt has an ulterior motive at all. I don't think he's that kind of person. If he thinks Celina is "better" than Gilmer it is our job to prove him wrong. Celina comes out of a weak region for sure, but they did what they were supposed to do, and that is blow everybody out. We will definitely be the best team they have faced since Argyle. It's always tough to gauge teams from different regions, but historically region 1 hasn't had a lot of success against region 2. I do think this will be a good game, and I think it will be up to our players how well we play. They will have to play with fire in their belly, so to speak, and a lot of discipline. Celina is the first serious threat to our team's goal. Will we rise up? We will see.
  16. I saw last night where Celina is now a 10-point favorite in this game according to Dave Campbell's. The Bobcats must be for real this year for sure. The Buckeyes better bring their A-GAME to this matchup. We better set the tone early and maintain it throughout. Finding an offensive rhythm early, and staying in rhythm is a must. We better get SEVERAL defensive stops, too. For me, it's hard to believe we are the underdog going into this game. It is what it is, and we better be UP for the challenge.
  17. This game looks like a close one. Playoff experience favors PG, but QF has a good team this year. I think PG has also had a much tougher schedule, and that might give them a bit of an edge. I think this game is within a score either way, but I think PG will pull it off.
  18. If they think like that, then yes, they will definitely get beat again. Absolutely can't go into any game against a quality opponent, much less Carthage, thinking that way. You won't just get beat, you will get humiliated. That's why I've been saying that Carthage has gotten into the Buckeyes' heads too much. Tell them kids to relax, and play ball. Their good enough to compete with anybody, and yes, even Carthage.... if they have the right frame of mind going in. That's the way I see it.
  19. Personally, I would be shocked if China Spring beats Carthage. I keep going through it over and over in my head, and I just can't wrap my head around a scenario where that happens. Preston's defense is for real. It will be a monumental task just to have any kind of consistency moving the ball against them. I'm not saying it "can't" happen. It's just a daunting challenge for sure. Offensively, if the Dawgs are playing consistently without turnovers, they will hog the ball and score several times. Usually, that's all it takes for them to win. It will likely take at least 28 points offensively to stay in the game, and that's something no other team has been able to do. I don't see it happening Friday either. I've been wrong before, for sure. At least there's that.
  20. Agreed. I don't think he will leave until his son graduates. I've always believed that, and have said so a few times before.
  21. The weather man says mid 50s and sunny. Should be perfect football weather. I am glad we are playing in the afternoon because it's supposed to be a little cold later in the evening when Kilgore and Chapel Hill play.
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