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jfredmhs
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average
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jfredmhs
coach40 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
pdog3381 wrote:
Pittsville is a good team but not world beaters. NLs turnovers killed them and gave Pittsville a 20-0 lead that NL couldn't recover from. If GC is a powerhouse like I have been hearing then I don't see this game being close. I will say #28 and #64 are great athletes for Pittsville though.


I would agree. their runningback is a stud. If GC lets him get around the edge to use his speed, they could be in trouble. He is a playmaker.



GC pursues well. Pepin/Alma had a very quick back and could not get outside. Pittsville has some good athletes and may pose some problems. BTW wanna see fast? Tuttle is a burner


Tuttle knows how to follow his blocks and is very patient in that tight double wing offense. Against that offense your D-Tackles have to crab and make an absolute mess of a pile. Standing up or shooting gaps is exactly what will cost you a game in the trenches against Glenwood City. Pepin/Alma made no adjustments defensively and let Glenwood beat them thoroughly with a handful of very basic plays for 4 quarters.

There's nothing prettier than watching a team run for 6-8 yards a pop up and down the field...and Glenwood can do just that
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hayriver
jfredmhs wrote:
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average


Last time I checked, St. Croix Central was in Division 4. I love how a lot people say Glenwood is a good D7 school, it's a backhanded compliment. They are a good football team PERIOD. Yes, they play in a small school division but that's the way the WIAA has it set up and we are a small community. I'm not going to say they could run with the huge schools, that's just not fair but I would put them up against any d6 or d5 school in the state and my money would always be on the Toppers!
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coach40
jfredmhs wrote:
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average


I would agree that this year the DSC was down. SCC is D4 was ok, but when you have that many kids you should be competing. Mondovi was tough. Honestly the loss to Westby did not surprise me, but at the same time a full, healthy Mondovi squad would probably win 7 out of 10 times.

The other big school in the conference, Elk Mound, is way down this year. So in all fairness the DSC is tough but not like years of past!
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coach40
jfredmhs wrote:
coach40 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
pdog3381 wrote:
Pittsville is a good team but not world beaters. NLs turnovers killed them and gave Pittsville a 20-0 lead that NL couldn't recover from. If GC is a powerhouse like I have been hearing then I don't see this game being close. I will say #28 and #64 are great athletes for Pittsville though.


I would agree. their runningback is a stud. If GC lets him get around the edge to use his speed, they could be in trouble. He is a playmaker.



GC pursues well. Pepin/Alma had a very quick back and could not get outside. Pittsville has some good athletes and may pose some problems. BTW wanna see fast? Tuttle is a burner


Tuttle knows how to follow his blocks and is very patient in that tight double wing offense. Against that offense your D-Tackles have to crab and make an absolute mess of a pile. Standing up or shooting gaps is exactly what will cost you a game in the trenches against Glenwood City. Pepin/Alma made no adjustments defensively and let Glenwood beat them thoroughly with a handful of very basic plays for 4 quarters.

There's nothing prettier than watching a team run for 6-8 yards a pop up and down the field...and Glenwood can do just that



Tuttle is very patient and if you watch him run he is right on the arse of his blockers. Often times leaning on them before he breaks off.
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db11
coach40 wrote:
jfredmhs wrote:
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average


I would agree that this year the DSC was down. SCC is D4 was ok, but when you have that many kids you should be competing. Mondovi was tough. Honestly the loss to Westby did not surprise me, but at the same time a full, healthy Mondovi squad would probably win 7 out of 10 times.

The other big school in the conference, Elk Mound, is way down this year. So in all fairness the DSC is tough but not like years of past!


Playing bigger schools is never a bad thing though.

Perhaps it is all a moot point anyway as GC and Pittsville are the only teams left standing from their respective conferences.
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coach40
db11 wrote:
coach40 wrote:
jfredmhs wrote:
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average


I would agree that this year the DSC was down. SCC is D4 was ok, but when you have that many kids you should be competing. Mondovi was tough. Honestly the loss to Westby did not surprise me, but at the same time a full, healthy Mondovi squad would probably win 7 out of 10 times.

The other big school in the conference, Elk Mound, is way down this year. So in all fairness the DSC is tough but not like years of past!


Playing bigger schools is never a bad thing though.

Perhaps it is all a moot point anyway as GC and Pittsville are the only teams left standing from their resepctive conferences.


I agree 100% that it does not matter. You play bigger schools it will help you, better than playing smaller schools.
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seon
playing bigger schools if you can put together a competitive program absolutely helps you when "drop" down come playoff time.

The challenge some schools have to deal with that were dominate for so many years in one division is having to adjust to "bigger" schools when they move up a division.
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afan1
seon wrote:
playing bigger schools if you can put together a competitive program absolutely helps you when "drop" down come playoff time.

The challenge some schools have to deal with that were dominate for so many years in one division is having to adjust to "bigger" schools when they move up a division.



Do you have an example ? How has moved up lately ?
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bucky13
pdog3381 wrote:
Pittsville is a good team but not world beaters. NLs turnovers killed them and gave Pittsville a 20-0 lead that NL couldn't recover from. If GC is a powerhouse like I have been hearing then I don't see this game being close. I will say #28 and #64 are great athletes for Pittsville though.


I would agree. their runningback is a stud. If GC lets him get around the edge to use his speed, they could be in trouble. He is a playmaker.
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robd1
Anyone going to the Blackhawk vs Lake Country Lutheran game tonight that would text me score updates. I should be getting the Pittsville vs Glenwood City scores i can trade. Text me at 715-551-7163. Thanks!
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catinthehat
Coach 40, In your honest opinion, is GC as good as last years team? Asking because I saw them 4 times last year and none this year. Last years team had rediculous team speed, 11 men moving as a unit, both sides of the ball. Their team speed was as good as it gets for small school football.

If you've coached enough small town football at level 3,4 or state level you know its the speed that kills, on both sides of the ball. I predicted GC as state champ last year after seeing them week ONE. Not being cocky, basing this on experience.

If GC is at the same level as last year, I think Pittsville will need to be faster.

My 2 cents.
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jfredmhs
catinthehat wrote:
Coach 40, In your honest opinion, is GC as good as last years team? Asking because I saw them 4 times last year and none this year. Last years team had rediculous team speed, 11 men moving as a unit, both sides of the ball. Their team speed was as good as it gets for small school football.

If you've coached enough small town football at level 3,4 or state level you know its the speed that kills, on both sides of the ball. I predicted GC as state champ last year after seeing them week ONE. Not being ******y, basing this on experience.

If GC is at the same level as last year, I think Pittsville will need to be faster.

My 2 cents.


I wish Pittsville all the best and love upsets...but can't imagine they keep it closer than a few scores. I've seen Glenwood once this year, and twice last year. I'm not in a position to say which was better or faster. However, for some reason I feel like this team is more capable of being knocked off than last year's..although the chances still are not great in my opinion.

Here's to hoping I'm completely wrong and they have a close battle.
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jfredmhs
coach40 wrote:
jfredmhs wrote:
db11 wrote:
bucky13 wrote:
It would be a huge upset, but Pittsville has been preparing all season by playing in the Marawood conference playing teams that are much tougher, but giving them a good contest.


That's great and all and would have some serious merit, but Glenwood City has been doing the same thing all year in the Dunn-St Croix with D4 and D5 schools.


The DSC does have a lot of D5 and D6 schools (not D4) but is definitely not a juggernaut conference and is probably below average in football. Mondovi went undefeated, only to be ousted in the first round in a game that wasn't that surprising to most.

Glenwood is a great team in D7 and is taking advantage of the drop down effect...but the competition they played in the regular season is very average


I would agree that this year the DSC was down. SCC is D4 was ok, but when you have that many kids you should be competing. Mondovi was tough. Honestly the loss to Westby did not surprise me, but at the same time a full, healthy Mondovi squad would probably win 7 out of 10 times.

The other big school in the conference, Elk Mound, is way down this year. So in all fairness the DSC is tough but not like years of past!


As someone who is more familiar with the Middle Border and the HON, I'd say that the DSC is still very average. Elk Mound was undefeated last year and at the top of the DSC. They got embarrassed by Prescott, a middle of the pack MBC team by 40 something to nothing in the playoffs. Durand who was another dominant D5 team last year from the MBC beat Prescott by multiple scores as well. This year, the undefeated champs of the DSC get beat in the 1st round.

The DSC is perfect for a program like Glenwood that can compete with, and beat some average D5 teams on a regular basis. However, I don't foresee any DSC team ever being a power in D5 or advancing far in the playoffs without an extremely favorable draw.
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