Good Morning, proud citizens of the SupaNation! It's football season here in the Midwest again and time for us to draw near and enjoy this game we are all so blessed to be a part of. We've got one week of predictions under our belt and with the holiday weekend behind us, the prediction machine is running full speed. Life these days, however, is a little wierd. The Cubbies are in first place, and gas is more than 4 bucks a gallon. In a world where everything seems upside down, you can always count on uncle Supa for some predictions and a nice place to catch up on what is going on in the world of minor league football.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your coffee this morning. It's time to predict some football games! Let's get to it!
Harlan County Predators @ Hardin County Wolverines
It was noble for the Predators to have stepped in to take the place of the boys from Nashville, but this will not be an enjoyable trip westward for the green Predators. The mountain boys will take a lesson back to Harlan with them, and a few bruises to go with it.
Stark County Thunder @ West Ohio Wranglers
These are not your father's Wranglers. This team is sick of moral victories and is ready to rock and roll in 2008. The Thunder better hope they bring some of those hall-of-famers from Canton with them if they want to get win in the WOW house. This game will mark the beginning of good things to come.
Madison Co. Pirates @ Indy Fuel
The Pirates are back and football lives again in Anderson. The "Q View" will again have a home and all will again be right with the world. This is a difficult game to call with a lot of very new players and some guys that will be familiar to one another. Both teams having benefitted from the Indy-area implosions, the Pirates get the nod in a sloppy, turnover-ridden outing.
Indiana Cardinals @ Adams County Patriots
This game will feature a lot of players who know each other well. The teams also have a tight-knit management team in common, a solid group of talented athletes and problems getting linemen to practice this year. The Pats will get shocked in this one- Toledo and all- but will be stronger for it in the long haul.
Indiana Mustangs @ Lake County Steelers
The Steelers are always a mystery and this year is no exception. The Mustangs seem really to have gotten some depth and talent together- around a great leadership team, but can't seem to get things clicking. This will be the game for them, and finally the athletic skill players will get something going on offense.
West Michigan Force @ Lima Warriors
It's not been too long ago now that the world was reminded of the mortality of those mighty Warriors. The team is stronger now for having tasted defeat, and will host one of the region's recent powerhouses this weekend. It's good for the hosts that these are not the Force of 2005 or 2006, though, and the Warriors will have the win they need.
Jackson County Black Bears @ Miami Valley Warriors
The Black Bears come to town with a mediocre defense and a horrible offense. The Warriors are not yet where they need to be, but the Bears will make a good tune up looking ahead to league play. The downside is that the Bears are among the worst teams they will see all year.
Randolph County Riot @ West Central Wildcats
Forged from the ashes of the once mighty Warriors/Rage and Beef's overflowing ashtray, the Riot are holding it down in Winchester and ready to go. They make the trek down to Clay Youth field play the little engine that STILL can - the WCW. Terry's got the core of guys he needs back to make a go of it and they'll hold serve in this first meeting.
Pittsburgh Blue Devils @ Mid Ohio Jets
In a region haunted by implosion of teams and a relative power vacuum, the MOJ are the real deal. They have the size, speed, and depth to make a serious run this year and they know it. They just have to remember the big picture when they are up 5 touchdowns at halftime over the hapless Devils. Tougher tasks await the MOJ.
Blue Devils 0
Indiana Warriors @ Indianapolis Tornados
It's the battle for Naptown! These are a couple of teams that have been significant beneficiaries of shifting talent in the offseason, and two teams with a lot to prove. Both have talent and organization. Both have players who have played and won at an elite level. But the Tornados ( though clearly not the team of old, mind you) are clearly more ready for prime time.
Miami County(OH) Vikings @ Ohio River Bearcats
It's a poorly held secret that the Vikings have made some big progress in the off-season. It is hard to overstate how far this team has come since its first days in practice not that long ago. Tater and the boys have big dreams this year and will do some special things. Too bad they have to start off the campaign with the Bearcats. This team is for real, kids. To the perennial powerhouses up north: take note- they are playing some ball down south.
Miami County Blitz @ EC Wolverines
Brian Raber does not need a lot of talk and pretension to win football games. Hell, he doesn't even need a website. The Blitz have gotten it done as all of the Raber-esque squads have: by playing hard-nosed football. This season involves a few new faces, but a team that is much the same. The host Wolverines have just the answer- a well oiled, no frills fundamental squad of their own. The Wolverines get a big W in their first ever outing and make the Hartford City crowd proud.
Okay, kids. That's all I've got time for this week. Please, please, please make sure to include lots of details with your score this week. That will save me a lot of email answering and frustration. And whatever you do, make sure that you go out there and make your mommas proud.
No. 4 Hardin County Wolverines 54,
Eastern Kentucky Warriors (formerly Harlan County Predators) 0
At West Hardin Middle School in Stephensburg/Cecilia, Ky.
Wolverines led 28 at the end of the first quarter and 42-0 at the half. Mostly running clock in second half.
Wolverines' Dallas Robinson - dubbed the fastest caucasian on the planet in a recent New York Times feature - had a defensive touchdown (fumble recovery) in his first game with Hardin County. He missed the Olympic trials in the 100-meter dash because of a hamstring injury.
Wolverines posted their fourth consecutive defensive shutout to set a franchise record. Wolverines played without All-American defensive end Brandon Ditto (averaging two sacks per game)
Many thanks to the first-year Warriors for filling in on short-term notice and a 3+ hour bus ride from the mountains.
FWIW, the Nashville Kings became the fourth team to cancel/reschedule on the Wolverines this year, joining the Canadian Amateur National Team, Adams County Patriots and the NEMO Cyclones.
A.C. Patriots 24
Indiana Cardinals 12
More details to follow
Miami County Blitz vs. East Central Wolverines. This one is to be continued. With 2:48 left to play in the 3rd quarter, a thunderstorm rolled in and there was a delay. The game was called after a downpour and we didn't want to tear the field up. Brian Raber, Cecil Hall, the head of officials and Earl Parsons all discussed it and we will be finishing this game at their field when we go to play them in a few weeks.
It was a hard fought game. Both teams made some mistakes and two turnovers by the Wolverines led to a 14-0 score at this point. Both defenses played very well. We're looking forward to finishing this one up in Peru.
what happend with the vikings and bearcats game?
Lots of rain and Mud,
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MC Pirates vs Indy Stampede.
Pirates Win 25 to 6 more info to follow.
There was a lot of mud and a lot of turnovers
This game was basically played in monsoon. After a delayed kickoff due to officials we finally got the game in. Bearcats 42 Vikings 6
Mid Ohio Jets 60
Pittsburgh Blue Devils 0
Jets had 5 different RBs rush for TDs and over 200 yards rushing as a team.
Jets defense was suffocating with 7 turnovers and 1 safety.
Official stats to soon follow........
West Central Wildcats
Randolph County Riot
POSTPONED - RAIN/FLOODED FIELD
Will resume 8/30 in Brazil, IN.
Lima Warriors 38
West Michigan Force 14
Got balanced offense (186 rush, 196 pass)as well as a great defensive effort forcing several turnovers throughout the game.
Dion Pearson scored 3 touchdowns, Jeremy Harnishfeger had 91 yards rushing, Kaene Runion over 100 yards receiving. Jason Bott led the defense with 9 solos, 3 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles. Warriors travel to Grand Rapids next week to take on the 5-0 Thunder.
west ohio wranglers 16 Stark county thunnder 0. Wranglers def was exceptional held thunder under 100 yards of off. caused 3 turn overs and forced a saftey. Off struggled in 1st half but got rooling better in second half.
just heard from a co-worker that the Tornados/Warriors game was called due to rain. No make up date has been scheduled yet.