db11
Standings After Week 9 [weeks picked]:

DB1985 - 60-13 (.822) [9]
NSCFootballFan - 53-20 (.726) [9]
Zay55 - 52-21 (.712) [9]

Chanson09 - 51-10 (.836) [8]
oldschool14 - 51-10 (.836) [8]

hoopsaddict - 44-6 (.880) [7]

TDtosser - 26-2 (.929) [4]

Woodland1909 - 5-2 (.714) [1]

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D1:

Hamilton @ South - South's performance against Madison was less than inspiring and Hamilton's offense is really clicking right now.

Tech @ Marquette - Marquette really doesn't have a big play offense, and neither does Tech, Marquette's offense is superior though.

Bay View @ Racine Horlick - A no-Wynn situation for BV.

Racine Park @ Riverside - Just an awful draw for the Tigers. I think it stays competitive, but a big play from Deon McClain will be the difference.

D2:

Madison @ Cedarburg - 62-6.

Custer @ Brookfield Central - 54-0, at least two defensive scores from BC.
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D1:
Hamilton @ South
Tech @ Marquette
Bay View @ Racine Horlick
Racine Park @ Riverside

D2:
Madison @ Cedarburg
Custer @ Brookfield Central
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D1:

Hamilton @ South - Agreed, Hamilton has been "clicking offenseively"-but minus the RIverside loss have been doing so all year. This game could be close, but Hamilton finds a way to advance.

Tech @ Marquette - Marquette-Tech has QQB issues and a solid D, not enoght though..................

Bay View @ Racine Horlick - Wynn is playing. He could provide the difference. IF BV pulls it off it will be much like the battle they had with Preble.

Racine Park @ Riverside - Riverside can win if their defense makes an impact early.

D2:

Madison @ Cedarburg - Running clock by halftime

Custer @ Brookfield Central - Running clock by halftime
If you can't score, you can't win
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TDtosser wrote:


D1:
I think its funny that the SE conference is givin so much more credit over the city teams like Riverside and BV, when more then half of there wins came vs teams that would not beat Riverside or BV, Case, South Milw, and Burlington would not beat Riverside or BV, and Oak Creek would struggle, as well as maybe even Tremper....... If you look at the conferences they look a lot alike with there being a few GOOD teams and the rest pretty poor..... The SE is much deeper but they also have more teams.....



South Milwaukee and Case are the only ones who could possibly lose to Bay View. Maybe throw Muskego in there as well. Case is the only one I would pick to lose though.

Burlington, Oak Creek and Tremper are far too talented and disciplined to lose to anybody in the City outside of Riverside.

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TDtosser wrote:


DB so much for that thoery of yours that Riverside is the only team that can play with teams in the SEC.... Bay View went to Horlick with out Wynn(1400+ yards rushing), there starting FB(ineligible) and their starting left Guard(injury), and had Horlick 30-14 in the 4th Quarter, and got tired because they only played 19 kids.... They didnt win but to say they wouldnt beat anyone but Case is silly!!!!


Well, last night Riverside was the one killing themselves with "City mistakes" from top-to-bottom...usually it's Bay View making those mistakes...The tables flipped for one night, but I'd hardly take that as a cold hard truth.

I hate to be brutally frank, but nine times out of ten, Horlick takes that game with ease.

It is nice to see Bay View play to such a high level.
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Believe what you want, but I can't see BV playing with the consistency needed to do it, night in and night out. After all they lost in the end, didn't they? And this was them playing well, correct?

If you want to convince yourself otherwise then go ahead, but that attitude only hampers BV and the rest of the City teams from becoming respected programs even outside the City Conference. Getting there once in a (great) while isn't enough, being close to a team once in awhile isn't enough...the top city schools need to beat or throw scares in suburban teams both in non-conference play and in the playoffs every year to get that respect. Baby steps are being made right now at schools like Riverside, BV, Tech, South and Hamilton, but those baby steps need to turn into full-grown strides quickly.

The flat-out biggest (and as of right now, easiest thing) thing the City Conference can do to improve its football quality (and overall image) is by abolishing the divisions and bringing all the teams together, thus ensuring only the best quality City teams make the playoffs. The worst thing for the City and its state-wide image (and internal self-esteem) is sending sacrificial lambs to the playoffs every year. What happened in the Riverside/Park game was unfortunate in that I (and most of the neutral folks I talked to at the game) did not think there was a marked difference between the two teams, but Riverside made a few mistakes that most playoff teams just don't make...in particular, the switch in offensive strategy after their TD drive, and the INT for TD right before halftime.

Anyway, to do this is simple, set up a schedule that mimics other local conferences in setting aside the first two weeks for non-conference play and then play seven conference games with a yearly rotating schedule (a la the Big 10).

I may come off as a bit rough on the City, but it is not because I don't care. I get extremely frustrated when people continually slag on the City without fully understanding why things are they way they are. More than most suburban folks, I actually take in City football games over the course of the year and more than anything want the conference to become something the area can respect and be proud of. It would only improve the quality of football in the area and the state to have a viable City conference. Most importantly, the social positives it would have on both the student-athletes and the community as a whole would be a great boon to everyone.

Simply put, I just don't think it's good to settle for second-best. It's great that Bay View was able to put the fear of the football gods into Horlick, it really is, but face facts, BV is just not to the point where they can compete with the top teams night in and night out. They took a big step on Tuesday night, but the key is taking that other foot and getting it firmly planted on the same step.
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