This was the mid-70's but I recall my HS coach (who I have little respect for) bitching about one thing that youth coaches taught. It was about how DE's were supposed to take two steps across the line and "box" the play in. I'm sure that he was right in this instance because it creates a perfect lane for off-tackle plays, which a lot of high school teams run. I also never saw a coach who was able to coach O-line line until HS, and that was at a very low level. In many ways I think that I might agree with the HS coach's opinions, but hey, those guys are volunteering and largely really good guys.The HS coaches feel that the youth coaches are morons and basically have said, somewhat paraphrasing here, "forget what you learned in youth sports, how good you did, where you played. Those coaches didn't know shit".
Dassel-Cokato and Annandale are in different sections?MSHSL State FB Semi-Finals - Friday, Nov 17
Barnesville 38, Jackson County Central 23
Eden Valley-Watkins 42, Cannon Falls 24
4A: Hutchinson 56, North Branch 28
5A: St. Thomas Academy 42, Alexandria 30
6A: Edina 28, Eden Prairie 7
Semi-Final Schedule for Saturday, Nov 18
Springfield vs Mahnomen-Waubun - 9am
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs Minneota - 11:30am
Stewartville vs Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton - 2pm
Dassel-Cokato vs Annandale - 4:30pm
5A: Chanhassen vs Andover - 7pm
Prep Bowl Schedule:
Friday, Nov 24
1A - TBD - 10am
2A - Barnesville vs Eden Valley-Watkins -1pm
4A - Rocori vs Hutchinson - 4pm
6A - Centennial vs Edina - 7pm
Saturday, Nov 25
9pl - Kingsland vs Nevis - 10am
3A - TBD - 1pm
5A - St. Thomas Academy vs TBD - 4pm
There have since 2018 9 different teams have a state title game appearanceQB for Edina is quite good and their defense was stellar.
Should be a good title game with two teams that haven’t been there in nearly 40 years.
I went to the game expecting EP to dominate, as I expressed in multiple GH posts. EP didn't show up but Edina sure as hell did. Their coach had a good game plan. No mistakes on Special Teams. They didn't make any with all of their kickoffs lobbed to the sidelines inbounds around the 30. They played for the most part a very impressive 6-2 defense loading the box reducing the impact of EP's OL and run game. They put pressure on EP's QB in the bootleg pass game. The Edina offense initially attacked EP's edges, opening up their base defense, and then went for the bomb with a QB that could the the rock 50+ yards. That in turn opened up their RB who ran for nearly 200 yards where EP's DE's couldn't or wouldn't hold the edge. EP had no answer, even after halftime when Coach Grant usually makes adjustments. The game was essentially over midway in the 3rd quarter. So Kudos to the young men of Edina. Good luck in your Championship game next Friday.Whoaaa! Edina???
But with post after post after post, ad nauseam, about how big and dominate EP's lines are??
How did they do it??? 62 stack monster??
Edina is actually a bigger high school now than EP, at least on the MSHSL's enrollment list. And lord knows they have all the money in the world. If you want a new construction home in the $1-2M range (or more), Edina is the place.
I’m fine if it is Chan. Both Andover and Chanhassen appear to be suburban powerhouses. Know all about the city. I’ll be pulling for STA and phenom RB Savion Hart; STA will be the underdog, I’m sure. Should be a good final.