Wednesday, July 25, 2007

OK time to get this puppy in action.

Fall Sports preview - Preble County:

Eaton football: Graduated a ton of seniors from a successful team that made the playoffs. Can they reload? History says no. They should be capable of a winning season, but I don't see them in the fight for the championship.

Preble Shawnee Football: The program is showing signs of rebirth. The move to the small school division seems to have helped. I see them over .500 but not by much.

National Trail Football: Ouch. Could be another long year for the Blazers. A lot of young faces, small line. The team has a ways to go to be competitive. They will struggle to get 2-3 wins.

Twin Valley South: Cottingim has the program pointed in the right direction. The team eaked out a couple of wins last year and were competive in most of their games. Strong senior class, but the junior class is thin in numbers. So the sophs will need to step up to make the team competitive. Flynn will play QB, JT Stone will make an impact where ever they play him. Look for Maleski to get the ball at tailback. The team learned that they can win last year, look for a bigger impact this season.

Tri-County North graduated a strong senior class last season. They now have a new coach. Derringer stepped up to the District office and an assistant is taking over. So new players will need to learn the system of a new coach. The team improved steadily under Derringer. Will the team reload or back slide? I think they will drop off a bit, they should have a winning record.