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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Today at 09:56:53 am »
Hasa

I think every team needs to bring it on Saturday. Any team in the odac can win if the better team does not show up and play on any given Saturday.

Continued good luck to your Quakers, at least until Nov. 8th. Hope you can make it to HSC this year.
tfa,  thanks.  I agree with your "any given Saturday" comment.  I've certainly seen the Quakers win when they weren't favored and, conversely, lose when they were.  I see a focus with this team this season, however, and think they'll be motivated every time they take the field.  Quakers are off September 27, so I'll be watching other games more closely this Saturday.  Good luck to your Tigers as well ... with the caveat of November 8.  :)

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 05:43:40 pm »
Week off for the 3-0 Quakes before the Generals visit on Oct. 4. W&L scares me ... they don't feel like an 0-3 team.  I hope Guilford takes their preparations seriously!

Don't kid yourself. W&L is very much an 0-3 team. The big difference is each game has been against a better opponent and the losses are by about the same amount with chances to win late. Still, the offense isn't there right now, even if the defense is playing well. Right now the offense is only getting 240 yards on the ground per game. Not good enough when you are connecting on under 50% of your passes. 3rd downs at 38% aren't working either.

All that being said there are good reasons for it. One skill position starter against Centre was a Senior, the other 5 (counting the TE) were  sophomores. 3 of the top 4 rushers are freshman or sophomores and one senior (this includes the soph qb). The four top receivers are 3 freshman and a sophomore. The 3 top kick returners are two freshman and a sophomore. The top 5 scorers are 4 sophomores and a freshman. The only place you find seniors (plural) on offense right now is the line, with 2 and a junior plus two sophomores.

There are more seniors on defense, but the top six tacklers are two sophmores, two juniors and two seniors.

W&L isn't going to be all that good this year, but I expect they'll be competitive and win a few conference games. Unfortunately they start at Guilford,  home for HSC, and home for RMC in conference play, so they are going to take some lumps. After that I hope they have gelled, learned a bit, and can get on with winning a few games and building for the next few years.

Yea but that Centre game showed they got some fight & bite. I suspect somebody's season will get trashed because they went to sleep.
My point exactly ... stay focused in practice this week, Quakers!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: Yesterday at 11:52:03 am »
Guilford Junior QB Matt Pawlowski earned his 2nd straight ODAC Offensive POW and the 7th of his 23 game career.  Congratulations!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 21, 2014, 04:53:35 pm »
I attended the Guilford at SVU game in Salem last night.  I'm not sure why the Knights didn't play on their home field, but it did save me some driving.  Honestly, I think there were more people on the Guilford side than there were on the SVU side.  Anyway, a very penalty riddled game ... by both teams.  I think GC had 150 yards in penalties and SVU also over a 100.  It was a 3 hour game, which is long for games without TV ... but both teams did pass a lot.  Guilford put up 35, but if they could have eliminated some of the penalties, I think 49 was reasonable.  SVU has a good passing game, but, again, defensive penalties gave them a lot of yardage.  It felt like a 49-14 matchup instead of 35-27, but you have to overcome the penalties (and the refs).

Week off for the 3-0 Quakes before the Generals visit on Oct. 4. W&L scares me ... they don't feel like an 0-3 team.  I hope Guilford takes their preparations seriously!

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East Region football / Re: New Jersey Athletic Conference
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:05:58 pm »
Any SVU fans posting on this site yet?   I'm seriously thinking about making the 2-hour drive from Greensboro to Salem tomorrow night for the Guilford at Southern Virginia game.

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:54:17 pm »
I'm not surprised that CNU topped the Bishops tonight, but I'll admit the game was a lot closer than I thought.

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:05:36 pm »
i hope the monarchs have been brought back down to earth by this past weekend and are ready to roll on saturday
I hope the Monarchs have a great season, narch.  I sincerely believe the Quakers are going to be something special this year ... and I think they believe it too.

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:13:33 pm »
Well, I'm glad those first two games are behind us. When I first saw the schedule the reality of a 0-2 start was a real possibility. Not happy with lossing any game, but I'll take the 1-1 start. This Tiger team is a work in progress that I think will continue to get better and hit it's stride. Defensive line needs to get healthy an the OL needs to continue to mature.

Hasa: Congrats on a great start to the season. I guess Nov. 8th is going to be a big date in the odac.

Jk: Sorry for the slow start. Hard to believe the Gennies are this far behind last years team. I'm certain it will start to click, hopefully after Oct. 11th !!!!
Thanks, tfa.  I apologize for the delayed response ... I've been traveling for a few days.  I'm heading to Salem to watch the GCQ/SVU game on Saturday.  Hopefully, we can keep this ball rolling and head into November on a high note!

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:29:47 pm »
wow...just wow...pawlowski had himself a game and the monarch defense proved to be the monarch defense...lots of work to do...lots

hats off to guilford - they came to play and stopped a 5 game mu win streak in this series
Thanks, narch.  I was surprised by the score, but GC was clicking.  I think MU will recover.

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:27:18 pm »
Nice win Quakers! Well balanced across the board. Glad to see the ODAC bringing in the wins!
I was there.  It was a complete game win, 52-20 over Methodist!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:39:45 pm »
Congratulations as well to RMC and E&H.  Too bad Sewanee squeaked by W&L.   ODAC 3-1 so far today and 3-0 against the USASAC.

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South Region football / Re: USA South Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:37:52 pm »
3 minutes in the game and E&H is up 14-13. Not a good game by MC's offense.
I see where E&H held off MC on the road, 14-13.  A bit of an upset in my mind.

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 13, 2014, 04:10:24 pm »
Nice win for HSC.  Looked like it was very close throughout.  Congratulations, Tigers!

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:11:01 pm »


Maryville's alma mater reads "Where Chilhowee's lofty mountains pierce the southern blue..." But really the school is in the valley and the mountains are several miles away. Tennessee basically east of Nashville all claim the mountains.

yeah. I'm not looking forward to pulling the grade up or down around Monteagle in the old motor home. It always gives me the creeps about boiling my brakes. Every trip up there causes me to fine tooth the brake system before we leave. That grade and the one on I40 north of Asheville give me the willies on the East Coast. Things you worry about when driving a large, old, heavy vehicle...

  Wait 'til you hit I-77 just north of the NC/Va. state line, especially if you're southbound.  :o
This is the area in which I grew up ... at least you have "truck" escape ramps.  You should try US Hwy 52 from Mt. Airy, NC to Hillsville, VA, which parallels I-77 ... it was the ONLY way up or down the mountain before I-77 was built.  There are probably STILL trucks, cars and team buses off the side of mountain.  lol

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South Region football / Re: Old Dominion Athletic Conference
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:46:43 pm »
Ready for the game this weekend. Just finished cutting some Tridents out of posterboard to tape to the sides of the motor home at the tailgate. Menu is set and ingredients bought.  Family friends are confirmed to join us for their first D3 game and camping spot for Friday night has been found. Parking next to the W&L tailgate has been arranged. Now if only the rain will hold off, for the first time ever at Sewanee, I'll be thrilled. Here's hoping the Generals can take their 18th of the last 20 from the Tigers and get on a winning track.

Here's to hoping the second weekend of 2014 is not like the same as last year. Have you seen any pictures of the Fog Bowl? Couldn't see past the hashes.

I've seen the pics. Hoping not to experience. 5 times I've gone to Sewanee. 5 times I've gotten soaked. It just seems that kind of place.
"Welcome to the mountain" as they say in Tennessee.  Yeah, I know it's technically a "plateau".  lol

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