Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Back again...

Hey all...due to popular demand, I'm writing again. Funny how that works...people actually read this stuff.

So, did anyone notice that Bloomington Kennedy won last night? If you look back a few blog postings, you'll see that I called it: Kennedy would end their losing streak this season. It took them all year long and a non-conference playoff game to do it, but they got it done in convincing fashion. And their reward: a semifinal game against the Eagan Wildcats, who were just as underwhelming as the Eagles during the regular season. Remarkable.

In a real playoff game, the Jefferson Jaguars have drawn the defending state champ Minnetonka Skippers on Saturday night in their Section 2 semifinal. Both teams won big last night, so it's tough to get a read on this game. The Skippers came to Jefferson last year in the same game and routed the Jags, so the layperson may pick them to do it again. But I saw something last night from Jefferson that I hadn't seen in two years: a running game. The pass has carried them, and very well I might add. But this time of year, you need a running game to win the big playoff games. And Charlie Stuckey was impressive in amassing 249 yards last night against Prior Lake. I'll take the Jaguars on a late score, 35-31. Plus, if this happens, then I'll get to call a section championship game at Eden Prairie. That would rock.

Also, I must say I'm very impressed with the job Larry Thompson's done at Lakeville South this year. They won three games in the ultra tough Lake Conference, finished 4-4 overall and put up 62 points in their first round playoff game last night. A .500 year with a brand new program with no seniors? And a victory over your new crosstown rival? A #2 seed in the section, and a playoff run? That is an amazing year, and he deserves mad props.

The Vikes beat the Packers. The Gophers absolutely blew the game against the Badgers. The White Sox are going to win the World Series. Oh, the life of a Minnesota sports's never boring!

I'm out like the Chaska Hawks football team. You're rated #5 in the state at 5-0, and you beat Eden Prairie. And then you lose your last four games. 20-ton boulders don't drop that fast.