Hard not to take Snitker.
I don't know about next season, Lindy. They're gonna have about 11 starters to replace.
It's almost more like a North/South. NFV is D4, Regina D6. So I don't think they play til the finals.
Weird, kinda like when Decorah played Union for the title.
That's the first thing that came to mind, Lindy
Phil, that is a tough but very good question.
Linn-Mar 2011 was very good, but lost prematurely after Wantock got hurt.
Xavier 2012 obviously was a special outfit.
Have to consider last year's Xavier team just for getting to Finals. Linn-Mar team from a couple years ago was pretty darn good as well, even though the postseason wasn't as deep.
Iowa City West plays Waterloo East
Wasn't Washington's team 5 years ago really good? Keenan Davis' senior year? Or was that 6 years ago?
No, Iowa ... the whole bracket is determined Friday.
That might be six or seven years ago. They were solid.
That was Lombardi's 2nd or 3rd year I believe.
They made the semifinals and lost to CF maybe after beating them in the regular season?
Basically a coin flip. I'll say Mount Vernon, because they're at home.
The Wash team I was thinking of was 2008. Lost in semis to Cedar Falls.
Craig, Ottumwa and Mason City are in the same 4A district this season. That's a 3-hour, 20-minute drive. Ridiculous.
Silly, huh? I say play it at a nice not-in-use 1A or 2A field neautrally.
Phillip kid is one of their offensive leaders. He's a decent dual-threat at QB. I was impressive with Kolton Rose and Dylan Miller catching the ball against Regina. Sam MacDonald is good on defense.
Jose, it's SO tough to get all-state as a QB. Difficult to say.
A lot of politics for All-State stuff too. I could see him being listed as a utility player in a lower all-state team.
Let me think. It's about 2 hours from here to Cresco. Throw another 20 minutes in there from Tiffin?
A lot depends how far Washington goes in the postseason.
Yeah, but it's not right for a team to get home at 3 a.m. on a school night.
I see your point, Craig. Then something has to be done with the pairings to avoid a 3-hour trip one way on a school night.