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Monday, November 26, 2012

Random thoughts from state finals weekend

Kosmo hopes everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and Kosmo sure did with all his eating from Ma and Mrs. Kosmo's fine cooking and football viewing from his cave. He also read up on the fine coverage done by his spies at Ford Field, who did a masterful job of breaking it down for all four of our teams there. Kosmo has his own thoughts from the view of his cave couch on our teams that were at the football finals this weekend, so here they are. - Koz never thought a wide receiver could win a football game by himself, but that's what Grand Rapids Christian junior stud Drake Harris did against Orchard Lake St. Mary's. The Eaglets had a championship game record of 549 yards total offense, ran for 459 yards, had 35 minutes of possession time, yet lost. That's unheard of, which is also a good way to describe the 243 yards Harris had receiving and all those clutch fourth and third down catches he had. It was a performance from a wideout we might never see again. - It's still a mystery to Kosmo why Country Day had so much trouble stopping Grand Rapid Christian's read option offense. It wasn't anything fancy, let alone with a backup quarterback running it. Yet the Sailors dominated, moving the ball at will against a Country Day team that just didn't seem to make adjustments or know how to stop it. It was very uncharacteristic and unfortunate for the Yellowjackets. - Kosmo read a report that some around Birmingham Brother Rice are trying to force out Al Fracassa. Your seer doesn't know what goes on inside school halls, but he finds that hard to believe. Not necessarily because he's the all-time wins leader for coaches in state history, but because he obviously can still get it done. Does anyone else realize Brother Rice actually has won the last two state championships in Division 2? Did you see those gutsy calls Fracassa and his staff made late in the win over Muskegon? Clearly, the game has not passed him by. - Detroit Cass Tech might win the state title next year and beyond as well. Any team that can knock off Catholic Central two years in a row in convincing fashion has announced itself as the team to beat. With Jayru Campbell back at quarterback for the next two years, Cass Tech no doubt is the team others have to knock off now, not CC or Rockford. - Kosmo felt St. Mary's should've kicked a field goal facing a fourth-and-goal from the 3 in the first possession of overtime. No, the Eaglets had trouble stopping Harris and could've easily given up a game-winning touchdown on the Grand Rapids Christian possession, but you have to at least put some pressure on the Eagles. Going for it, then throwing an incompletion made it way too easy for the Eagles. All they had to do was kick a short field goal to win. If the Eaglets would've simply put 3 points in the board, you never know what could've happened, such as a turnover or sacks. Going for it took all that out of the equation.


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