|9/6/2013 11:07:00 AM|
He's back and already rolling
Tim TimmonsHello Sports Fans.
Yawn, s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Hibernation's over. I go to sleep for a few months and baseball decides to become the DEA? What's next, Don Johnson as Sonny Crockett in pastels chasing Alex Rodriguez in a cigarette boat?
But I digress . . . Hey, are you ready for some football? What? Hank Williams is gone, too? Aw heck, I'm never hibernating again.
OK, Montgomery County let's get down to the good stuff. Forget these Caldron Wannabee's, the over-fed, under-read posers who couldn't win a spelling contest at New Market Elementary. Everyone wants to be the Caldron but you and I know there's only one, the one, the only, the prognosticator of pigskin, the soothsayer of sports, the doctor of de games . . . sorry, ran out of alliterations.
These two teams have opened the season with each other since shortly after the Clintons moved off Pennsylvania Avenue. The results are pretty lopsided as the Chargin' Chargers usually stampede the Blundering Bison. Usually. North has won eight of the 10 meetings, but doggone if BeeCee didn't sneak in a 22-21 win just two short years ago. In addition, the talented QB from BC is still talented, but playing up north at Trine so a rookie takes the snaps now. This is the eighth year on the second go-round for Coach Charley German and without a doubt the stellar coach has things going the right direction. Look for a dominating performance against a weak opponent . . . assuming the players don't believe the press clippings. Chargers in a rout, 44-10.
Ah, the good ol' days. Southmont was a conference powerhouse in the WRC and Fountain Central was a key matchup. Now, South has become a powerhouse in the much bigger SAC and Fountain Central is still a WRC heavyweight. Ah, but some other things have changed as well. For example, Rick Malone is no longer at FC. Gone are the 36 victories in the last 40 games under Malone. Brian Moore took over last year and went a respectable 8-2. He also led the 'Stangs to a 21-18 victory over our Mounties. In fact, it was the beginning of a slide that saw South go from the SAC mountaintop to a 4-7 disappointing year. Boo-Hiss! I really hate to tell you this Mountie fans, but the Caldron sees a tough start to this year as well, falling 15-14.
Ah, poor Crawfordsville. The football program hasn't won more than 3 games in the last four years. Three of those four seasons they finished 1-9. Well, there's something to be said for consistency. If there's a bright spot, it's that the Athenians open the season with Falling Cascades, a team that's had as much trouble winning as CHS. Last year, the good CHS clobbered the bad CHS 27-7. It was the only win for the entire year. It's tough that the once-proud football program from legendary coaches like Glenn Knecht and Rick Schavietello has turned into such a shambles, but the good news about being on the bottom is there's only one way to go. Like the fat man says though, the journey of a thousand cheeseburgers begins with the first bite. C'ville needs - and gets - the win, 24-19.
Let's take a quick trip through the Sagamore, starting with the tri-champs, Go West Young Boone, Tri-Harder and Dannyville. Two of the three start out with wins. Go figure. Lebtucky and the Frankfurters also end up on the short end of the stick as the SAC stumbles early.
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