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Monday, October 27, 2008

Too good for the first round

All of a sudden, the state football playoffs have become like the start of playoffs in other sports. Whether it be basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, baseball or softball, there are legitimate gripes about the fact that de facto state title game matchups can take place in the first round of the playoffs.
Kosmo has always believed that's not the case for the football playoffs, but he isn't so sure now.
Birmingham Brother Rice and Rochester Adams in the first round? Why are these powers meeting right away, with one being eliminated before the second round?
The Warriors and Highlanders met in the 2003 state final and the 2005 state semifinals, stages of the playoffs much more worthy of a collision.
Yes, a lot of the matchups are based on points, but Brother Rice's 6-3 record is deceiving. The Warriors lost to unbeaten Muskegon, unbeaten Warren De La Salle and traditional power Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Yet, their record seems to speak that they barely qualified for the playoffs and earn a date with a high point producer in Adams.
It should be an electric atmosphere and Adams on Friday and a heck of a game, just like it was last year when the teams played in a district final at Adams.
It's just a shame the game has to take place now instead of three or four weeks down the road.


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