This is the premier game of the 2012-2013' season! I would like for all the Semoball posters to give me a prediction on the outcome of this game. I would also like for each poster to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each team, and state who will be the MVP of the most anticipated game of the year.
I am not 100% sure but I think everyone discussed everything they had on their minds about the game in this thread.
A game of this magnitude deserves (2) threads. The first thread mainly discusses the location of the game. I asking the posters to discuss strategy, which team will win, and which team member will be the MVP?
sikeston and their patented 1-1-3 defense with that slow tempo Princeton offense pulls this one out over the sluggish, physical, hard nosed blue jays.. sikestons interior size man handles the blue jays bigs. Demar DeRozan game MVP IMO.
Anyone heard how tickets sales are going?
Ticket sells are great!!!!! Sikeston better wake up because the Jays are looking great as a whole!!!! I'm sure they will show up because it's "The Rivalry".
Yah i agree sikeston been on cruise control last few games, hope theyre able to dial it up a couple notches next thursday!! Jays gonna be out for revenge. I hope dawgz win but i gotta predict 72-66 jays in this one cuz jays been playing at a higher level lately. Prove me wrong dawgz!!
"Rivalry tee-shirts are on sale at the respective schools.
I'm curious to see if Kyland Gross will continue to remain a starter for Sikeston. If this kid can relieve Vashawn of some of the ball handling duties and make smart passes against the Bluejays full court pressure, Sikeston should do well in this game.
Just curious if this game will hold the same magnitude if charleston overlooks kennett and gets beat friday night at kennett. Sikeston will tell you they might not want to do that. I bellieve kennett played closer to sikestn than charleston did. just sayin.
Charleston going to easily blow out kennett. 18pts at the least.
Jayz better have an answer for mitchell, dude can play some ball, dropped 29 on us last friday. One of best players ive seen this year. Ya ready papi?
I knew that would do it . lol
We may not even have all of the guys back, if we do should be good game , if we dont could get ugly. But I am sure we will show charleston respect just as they respect us to. I like coach farmer too, he played back in my day.
The Jackson DeMolay were scheduled to run one of the concession stands at the SMC on the 31st but said their concession stand had been cancelled because the SMC was not expecting a huge crowd. Seriously?
We will have a bigger crowd than SEMO usually gets. I know all the reserved seats are sold out on Sikeston side and I'm sure it is on Charleston also.
Not that it matters but it was 31, last Friday . Win or lose I just hope it's as good of a game as last wk. hope everybody is back and healthy for our team.
Sikeston shut down Charleston playing that zone.
Heck yah ktown, 31 sounds much better than 29!! He was amazing that game! Been watching dawgz for 8 yrs and no one's come close to scoring that many! I may be wrong but ya dont see 30 or more very often! Itll be a good game but Jayz are on fire, mitchell gonna hafta score 40 to keep u in the game!
Papi... Will you tell us all again how many rings you all have!!!
Please we haven't heard about it in the last hour and might have forgotten!
Bigpoopi, just i bets you ddidnt play much at all Bucko. u aree ridin blujay coatails pal. i just now you got beet at horsey at the ycma. at that just is a jfact jack.
I respect Charleston and Sikeston's team and coaches. Both teams play great defense. I was at the SEMO conference tournament game and Sikeston shut down Charleston in the half court. Charleston did score late on some Sikeston turnovers. But Charleston really struggled in the half court attacking the zone.
I like how Kennett got Sikeston, Charleston, and NMCC at home. Nicely done. Next year will suck though haha.
Tickets still available?
General admission is definitely still available, Dustin. Check http://www.showmecenter.biz/EventDetails... to see if there are reserved seats still if that's what you're looking for.
Yah papi ur three pt shootn in the first game was off most of the nite. If ur boyz start draining threes over our zone it will make me very sad. U dont want me to be sad, do you?
I know , charlestons 3's will kill us just like sikestons did. They are a great team and will be very hard to beat. I just want it to be a close game where we have a chance at the end.
I picked jays to win 72-66 thursday. Utmost respect for farmer and ur boyz and jay history! Ur just fun to tease, thats all!! Hey i did welcome u back on another thread, wheres the love my man???
It's only 50/50 that Mitchell plays tonight for Kennett. If not, not much of a chance they can hang around. Hope he plays, like to see teams compete with all their pieces. I don't think they will beat Charleston either way, but like to see a competitive game.
Yeah, don't want Mitchell to play if he's not healthy. Not worth taking a chance on being hurt even more than he already is. I wouldn't play him unless he's 80 or 90%. He has a good future ahead of him, no need to take the chance
heard today mitchell may not play, still got a bad wheel . I was hoping he could go for our sake and because it would be a good barometer for comparing sikeston and charleston before the rematch, but I guess we will see. Another kid has strep throat this week I am afraid we wont be healthy and up to speed, if not we just do what we can with what we have. Big papi you be nice tonight I am watching you. Just kidding if its not too crazy might try to find you guys. Have a safe trip.
He looked great vs sikeston, when did he get hurt??
aggravated the injury Saturday against South Pem.
I think he did it in the sikeston game, probably went ahead and played on it to finish the game.
I forgot we played south pem on Saturday
Papi that is hilarious. You are getting onto somebody for referring to a game that happened ONE MONTH ago. Yet all you do is talk about things that happened 10, 20, or 30 years ago.
Hypocrisy roots for the Charleston Blue Jays.
Now that comment could really start something ugly.
I might start a thread titled HYPOCRISY
Swish, there isn't much left to discuss on this game and there's still a week to go. If you can't have fun and joke around a little right now, I don't know when you can. Lighten up bud.
Agreed there is not much left to talk about, that's why I have not been on here talking about it. Lighten up? I was sitting here drinking a Coke and eating a Little Debbie, letting the world go by. Hypocrisy is not a word I usually associate with fun. It is one that screams in my face. But I will reset my reaction and take your word for it bud.
Calling someone a hypocrite is an act of hypocrisy. No charge for that tidbit.
Big Papi, will Coach Farmer make any drastic changes in his strategy for round 2, and which Charleston player will need to step up if the Jays plan on winning this game?
I love fortune cookies too. But seriously, I do agree which is why I haven't posted too much on the Sikeston-Charleston topics either. That Cape-Sikeston thing a couple of years ago took all the desire to talk trash for months on end out of me. Hah. Also, been doing a lot of perusing on other sites for some other teams I support.
Swish, are you calling Jesus Christ a hypocrite?
Are you calling my Grandfather a fortune cookie??
Just playing - that was actually a clever return of serve. You know they are bad for you right??? Drum roll.......... And the fortune cookie says the winner of the Charleston/Sikeston game will be the one who scores the most points!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Come on now fellas there is plenty to talk about. In fact I having saving up all my non trash talk material for the week of the game. I think these two teams provide plenty of room for a lot of Xs and Os type discussion.
If you are the Creator of the universe you can call anybody anything you want. Are you comparing sideline to Jesus?
Yup bunk the discussion will heat for the thrilla in manila next week! We need to have a "name the game" contest. Hmmm hows rumble at the showme jungle sound? Really lame!!
Way too much business to take care of before that game to start that discussion.
How about we call it "the Sikeston-Charleston game". I think it has a nice ring to it. If not that, I think my next best idea is "the Charleston-Sikeston game". After that, I'm out of ideas.
Sideline did Marshal Henderson tear his ACL or something because you are a little bit of sour Sally today.
LOL at Bunk!
Sideline did u see that lutheran st charles beat duchesne?
I think that we should call the game "The Cash Grab" not that there is anything wrong with cash grabs.
It already has a name: "The Rivalry." That says it all!
Oh no, I'm in a great mood Bunk. I'm happy, healthy, my college basketball team is still undefeated in conference, all is good in the world of Sideline. I'm just also ready for this game to be over with.
I did not see that cirithungol. I'd like to see Scott's take on that game (not to rub in his comments on Lutheran but just because he knows more about what's going on in St. Louis than I do).
Big Papi, I'll be your Huckleberry. I will play you at hoops all day/every day. I shoot it pretty well, move pretty well and am definitely big and strong enough that it will give you a big matchup problem. By the way, happy early Birthday tomorrow! Maybe you will get a jumpshot for a present! There are a few on here that know who I am and if I could smoke you on the court---ask around.
Hey cirithungol, it was girl's basketball that Lutheran-St. Charles beat Duchesne.
Oh crap my bad! Thanks for enlightening me!!
Okay I was going with for the game "Show-Me-TheMoney-Center" "home court dis-advantage" and one phrase "Will Farmers crop of players till up his Hollifield"
If i remember right Jay Raulston had 30 against Sikeston his senior year
Lutheran St Charles hasnt beat Duchesne as far as I know. been out of town all week, for the Sikeston charleston game I like Sikeston by 10.
Big papi good to have you back did you enjoy your vacation? Ive been on it a few times myself for who knows what reason.
It doesn't matter how you move Big Papi, I'm playing off of you so there is no way of getting around me. I can assure you I move just as well as you do. The only chance you have to beat me is to foul me everytime by trying to out muscle me---which won't work either. Keep practicing and I will let you know if I wanna get into your pocketbook.
I actually bought tickets to the game. The Sikeston Reserved where sold out but was able to buy 2 Courtside seats! They said they had a few of those left. Evidentely they still have some Charleston Reserved left. Am looking forward to a GREAT Game for the Bulldogs!
Papi, did I start something? My bad.
LOL Big Papi, if you only knew who was on the other side of this keyboard you wouldn't say that dude. WHO said I was gonna let you have the jumper?? I will stay an arms length away, and at 6'6" I'm pretty sure I can check that shot of yours. You have bitten off more than you can chew this time. Still hoping you wish for a jumper on your 40th birthday, it would be about time for one!
Sikeston leads Caruthersville 22-8 after one. Ruffin with three 3's already. Jones with seven I think.
Papi, we don't give out names/initials or things like that on here and I'm sure your cool with that. Just know that these long arms can check your shot all day and I am quick enough to contain the drive. You on the other hand have some problems ahead: I can shoot the heck out of it, use a wide assortment of fakes/inside-out dribbles/spins-fake spins, etc. Plus I am quick enough to get around you. IF we play, we will make 3's count at 2 and will play to 21. Best 3 out of 5. Also, I use my left just as well as my right.
Nope, 21. 15 favors those who really can't play up to their competition. Besides, let's see what "great" shape your in since that is all you talk about. I will wear you out. Like I said, the only way your stopping me is by trying to play football out there and hacking, hacking, hacking. Period. Any questions? Trust me, your eyes will light up if/when you see who I am.
Crying and whining and throwing out random attacks after mrh game? You're delusional. Go back and read it. I gave mrh full props and still do. Why do you make things up Papi?
Never ending argument hoops. Horse is dead, buried and forgotten....but still getting whipped. lol
Wrong person Papi. That was somebody else. I accept apologies in written form.
chs2mrh complimented semohoops on a great post that refuted one of yours. My memory is pretty well off the charts.
Cue history post by Papi trying to sound creative/funny.
I probably still won't care. Just a hunch.
Based on what I saw tonight I think sikeston wins the rematch by ten or so.
Big Papi as you call yourself. We will play to 21 that way there is no disputing what you are saying. You either in or your out. You will get wore down--trust me. Your already saying that you can't guard me legally. Tell you what, bring a friend. I will play you both 2 on 1. Advantage you. You still will struggle with my size. How 'bout it?
Wrong as usual Papi...
One more thing - I found it a little odd that a class 3 school had that many big athletic kids living in its district. It must just be one of those anomalies.
-- Posted by rocketsbro on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 10:00 PM
AND HERE IS WHAT SEMOHOOPS POSTED....
MRH is a hell of a team. Dang good. I think Frazier does a great job with them and really had them inspired to beat his old rival. Sikeston was out-matched but very proud of the way the Bulldogs battle. They never, ever quit. Just too many horses to overcome on this night, although Sikeston actually controlled the boards. Disappointed to lose, but not disappointed with the effort out there. Incredible heart and determination.
There were way more Charleston fans there tonight than Maplewood fans. Quite a showing and very impressed with Maplewood. Looks like a college team trotting out there.
If the teams meet up, Maplewood would play Madison Prep in a sectional game. The winner of that would get Charleston in a quarterfinal if they all met. I haven't seen Madison this year, but I have a hard time believing they could beat this Maplewood bunch.
-- Posted by semohoops on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 11:26 PM
Hoops you know better than to use logic and proof with Papi.
Bluejay Pride!!! Bigpapi...somebody better tell him how we get down in Charleston, nobody cares if you're 6'6 and got a wingspan ...we been playing on the concrete for years dude...we have played against the best, and don't mind the challenge...The game has to be played before all that trash taking..I hope ur Kobe, if not nobody's scared..lol..Sweet Chuck ..I wanna see u hoop, cause I know Bigpapi is up for the challenge. Let's take it to the YMCA ..LOL ..I'm Don King!! Nobody plays to 21 unless ur playing bucket ..its 15, behind the arc 2pts.. Ill play u 2 for fun, it's not that serious 2 me, cause I fractured my big toe. Lbvs ..Sunday at YMCA 1:30??? You can come 2 bjlk, I will get u in..just remember this is for fun, we ain't getting paid for it. Get my drift
Big papi I'd like to know who you are. 2004 grad of charleston. Played with Trent and Marcus on that team
Sweet chuck and big papi = dumb & dumber. If you have to let people know how good you are then your game is probably as bad as your posts. Keep on!
I'm the one who brought up the big athletic guys on MRH. I wasn't questioning anyone's integrity, but rather making an observation. Look up the word anomaly. Educate yourself Papi.
Now, apologize to semohoops.
"Educate" and "papi" should never be used together in the same sentence rocket. Cmon man u should know that!!
Papi needs to start his own forum entitled "Living in the Past: A History of Charleston Basketball For Haters Only". Then he could revel in all his glory with the only other two posters who actually care!!
LOL caniplay!!!! True dat.
I got next.
Papi, if you spent as much time on your jumper as you do on Semoball then you would have a decent chance at beating me at basketball. Go swim a couple of laps,get some stair-stepping in and then go in the gym and see if you can ever make two shots in a row. When you do, then hollar!! By the way, Happy Birthday!!!
Blah blah blah. That's all I hear. Work on your game dude and I will give you a chance to see if your as good as YOU say you are!haha
Sikeston's defense appears to be improving and their shot selection was better last nite. I think if they continue to get JT involved early in the game, Charleston's bigs are going to have a long nite.
Ur not gonna beat me up or anything if i come over and yap atya, right?
Tough guy alert!
Gonna pick me up chuck?
Big Papi is a nice guy. He's cool. Only faults are big mouth and a Charleston fan. Lol
With just a over 24hrs until this highly, anticipated matchup. Highriser is once again asking each poster to predict the final score of "The Rivalry," aka Sikeston vs Charleston Round 2, and who will be the games MVP?
Just heard some breaking news out of Sikeston.. Don't want to post it until I get confirmation.. If any Sikeston posters want to post it they can
High riser do you refer to yourself in the third person in real life or just on the Internet?
C'mon sports nerd don't be a tease if you got a scope then spill
Don't tell me someone is hurt or something!
Well he's not talking so now I will have to wait until my son gets out of weight lifting to see if he knows anything
My son says he has no clue what he's talking about that he thought everyone was at practice no one was hurt.
Hull is out for CHS; broken bone in foot
Sorry to hear that. Sounds painful hope he heals fast.
The blue jays will need to get rebounds, call out and set picks. Which I have not seen much talking on the floor and this is something they need to do. Help the other player out so he can get free. Blue Jays We Can Do This!!!!!!
...WE NEED HULL!
just kidding guys
Blue Jays play hard and play smart! Minimize the turnovers. Parham step it up 2 notches because its in you. Carter and Foster play hard and play strong. Watson be prepared to hit those threes (Trey) and rebound with force and whoever else come in play hard and.play to win! One team= Teamball!
Papi, I don't have a big mouth. Therefore I don't need to back it up. Next time if you want to play, I'll practice before hand and make sure it hasn't been 7 months since I've picked up a ball. I'm not that good. You barely beat me. I heard u play all the time. So, if I would have put in a little more practice before hand or 'warming up', u might be eating some crow.
Del Bogan is a good player CHS won't be missing as much offense as you would expect. SHS better sleep on him tomorrow or he will bury some and affect the game.
That may be the way to go Papi. I can't attest to which Bogan's D is better but if Charleston wants to win they will have to do two things now
1) Everyone has got to pass to get the best shot possible since they don't have Hull's automatic jump shot. I like Del for this since he, Trey, and can pass really well and all three are slightly above average 3pt shooters
2) They better D up since they don't have that one guy who can definitely get them 15 points and shoot from any spot on the floor
I still like my dogs but I will say Del has the highest ceiling of any Bluejay offensively in a long while including Tucker and Parham
Defense is going to play a major role as well as offense. With or w/o Hull Blue Jays have to play 110%. D. Bogan is a good 3 pt shooter as well as defensive player but he need to look down court more and stop getting caught up in his dribbling. Play teamball and everythimg will be ok.
Papi being capable doesn't mean it's likely. There is a possibility I will marry a beautiful actress but is it likely not so much. Del averages 8 points a game and Trey averages 5 and Ryan gets 6. Those are the most likely outcomes so far this season. Do I think one of those three will step up and score 15+ of course but that still won't cover the absence of Hull's 17 a game. Sikeston has bench guys who are capable of get double figures but they probably won't . Don't rely on what the maximum potential outcome for a player is for a win because you have to account for the other team's defense.
Papi, u have such a vivid imagination. Papi, u play anyone a little better than me, your toast. And I'm NOT that good, at all. With that being said, Sikeston by 8. Go Dogs!!
Papi, why don't you guys have a rematch at the Y?
D Bogan is a good player and he will step up tomorrow but it is going to take eveyone to win this game. R. bogan is and.will be the best defensive player in tomorrows game regardless of the outcome. Charleston 52-50
Papi...you just called out. How about Sunday at the Y?
I said it today.
I'll be there Papi... Lets all go and watch.
It doesn't bother you if people watch you, does it?
Sikeston YMCA Sunday at 1 o'clock... Sounds like fun!
Y @ 1:30 Sunday. You game? The Y seems like such a neutral place for us. This time it will be what 3 weeks since I've picked up a ball. I've worked on my glass game too.
lol....good stuff. Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y.....Maybe they could close the gym off just for this. Does anyone think the Y would be up for it? lol
I'm not driving up to Cape for just that. How about half time tonight? No, I know it won't happen. But that would be awesome.
No doubt that Hull being out is a major blow for the Blue Jays, but one thing that has not been mentioned is depth.
Charleston has plenty depth and I still expect this to be a close game even without Hull in the lineup.
Jays by 10
I don't know Y anyone would wanna play Big Papi---he is too good fellas!!!! Ask him!
If this rematch happens, record it and post for us to enjoy!
Okay, I never once said, I would beat you. I said I would play you and I had confidence in my shot. You drove here, as a member of the Y from Cape?!? Just to 'put it on' a washed up, fat, bald man. Congrats. You succeeded. Now, you want a rematch. I wouldn't mind a rematch. Sounds like fun, but now your making excuses for me to come there. You had no problem coming here before. Now your obviously gonna be in Sikeston some time soon, so if not the Y. Then we can find another place in Sikeston. I have nothing to lose. Do you? If not this Sunday because of your game in Cape, how about next Sunday? You game? Sincerely, Old Fat Washed Up Cat
Good luck tonight to our Bluejays. I hope both teams are injury free tonight. Expect a great game."THE RIVALRY" Continues!! The oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. Charleston and Sikeston Fans should be proud of our tradition.
Here come the cop outs..... Like I said Dogs by 8.
This game will come down to 3 things : Defense, Conditioning, and Coaching !!!
I will start calling you, as bearcat says, Big Poopi from now on dude cause you are full of poopy!!! Like I said, you need to work on your game a LOT before I unleash this hurricane on you on the bball court!
All I hear about the first games is the only reason we won was because of the ref's the ref's cheated. So if we win tonight on a neutral court what could possibly be the reason? I'm sure no matter where you play there will be bad calls for both teams but some ppl only see the bad calls made against their team not both teams. I'm so ready to get this game over with. People (adults) take the fun out of the game.
If I allowed message boards and blogs to dictate my enjoyment, or lack of enjoyment, I wouldn't visit those websites anymore. Just food for thought.
Here's food for thought, I was talking about work.
Is this ballgame going to be webcasted, and is anyone paying attention weather there is snow coming that way.
If I allowed people are work to dictate my enjoyment, or lack of enjoyment, I'd quit. lol
Dang as much as I'd love to quit my bill collectors just won't let me.
Where will the game be played if it is postponed????
I knew Hull could RAIN 3s, but I didn't know he could make it snow.
Im in between a rock and hard place I was going to leave for cape but its snowing here and I beleive they just issued winter weather advisory for cape so if this game does happen can someone provide link to watch or listen?
Rachel is doing her play by play on here. I'm sure 92.9 will broadcast it. It better not snow alot I'm one of those "freak out" drivers I'm worse in storms tho.
Thank you maam lets hope we get this one in.
Your welcome and it better be going on tonight because I'm about to head that way have things to do first
semoespn.com will be doing the radio online Scott as well. I'm not going to be able to make it either but I'll be on the Cover-It-Live.
Me too sideline talk to you later.
Losing Hull is HUGE in this game. Not saying Charleston can't win but a tough game just got even tougher without their best shooter.
Cheese don't write off the Jays in this one. As you well know great defense can really offset an injury. Hull is a great player but the Jays have many good if not great players. I think the Jays rise to the occasion and beat Sikeston in a close one.
Sikeston won the first game because a horrific second quarter with lots of turnovers. Refs had nothing to do with it. Look for the Jays to take better care of the basketball tonight.
Who wins the JV Game? Place your bets!
92.9 FM. semoespn.com
Appreciate it bud
Sikeston JV wins 58-39.
Sideline are u at the game?
I am in L.A. What is going on with the big game, please, guys? Thanks.
We lost our leading point maker via injury?!
Is the game online?
semoespn.com with the radio feed.
O.k. I got it. I am listening...
8-2 Sikeson lead?!
No problem. And yes, Sikeston is gashing inside right now.
Yeah unable to attend this evening so thank God for the radio stream on my laptop while I put together this presentation. Go Dawgs!!! 11-2 Sikeston currently.
Get on the Cover It Live Bunk with all the cool kids.
Sikeston is HOT!
Why is Sikeston taking so many threes? Are they trying to blow us out?
They are a good team. We need to buckle down!
We shoot a lot of 3's generally. Ruffin has been absolutely hot lately. Sikeston took something like 33 against Kennett.
Sikeston leads by 10 points I believe the noise is screwing with the radio.
Marketh Bratcher with a buzzer beater imagine that.
Sikeston leads Charleston 26-15 after one quarter.
I am going to have a heart attack. I am from the old school, I don't remember Sikeston being this competitive versus Charleston from back in the day?
It seems to me that Sikeston is just more talented?
Join the new age Compton we won a title, had an undefeated season and everything. Reese having a game tonight.
We don't need anymore injuries!
I can dig it, Bunk. I guess so?
We are missing layups?!
...and free throws?!
Reese in foul trouble and JT got hit in the legs and is staggered. Here is CHS shot to get back in this.
Fouls and players going down like crazy this game is a dogfight.
Sikeston leads Charleston 44-29 at half.
This is unbelievable?!
44-31 Sikeston over Charleston at half.
My, how the tides have turned back home?!
Bums are killing it tonight by the way.
I believe Sikeston has won something like six of the last eight games they have played against Charleston.
I understand. I am impressed, to be honest. I can remember when Sikeston was an afterthought in basketball.
Yeah you should come back to good ol' Missouri something Compton things have changed some.
I do not care what anybody says about vashown being a good pointguard!! He can not handle any kind of pressure!!!! He is getting flat out killed by our guards tonight!! If he even wants to make a run at all state he need to learn how to handle some pressure!! He's all hype but no show when it comes to the pointguard position!!
You are aware that you guys are losing right now right?
^^ Dumbest post possibly ever.
He was all-state last year.
That was directed at bluejay pride, bunk just beat me to it.
I would like to come back home, but...
Let's just say that I miss the high school sports scene from back home.
It's cool Scott I figured that.
Where's my good friend?
I am pleased, being an old schooler like "The Fonz," that we can possibly have multiple respresentation in many classes in Columbia this year. I hope that Oran, Leopold, the Dexter women, Bernie, Advance, Oak Ridge, some other teams besides the usuals, etc., can make it this year. Yes, I realize that some of these teams are in the same classifications.
Well one team showed up to play.. Sikeston bench is playing well CHS what can we say they are just sluggish on defense. Hopefully the 2nd half makes for a better game
Parham took a 3pt shot. Where is the chorus saying he ain't a real PG?
Hull being hurt is a problem?
Sikeston leads Charleston 61-48 after three quarters.
This is like entering another dimension?!
I am baffled, confused, bamboozeled, perplexed...
...from Lincoln School to Vine St. in Charleston to Sunset and The Bottom in Sikeston; this is unreal/unbalancing? It is not the natural order of things?!
Sikeston leads by 10 with 57 seconds to go
Sikeston defeats Charleston 71-64.
This makes me want to listen to "Contract on the World Love Jam" by Public Enemy...
The Jays would've taken it if they had 2 more minutes but great game at the end! Hopefully both teams will take state!
I don't think so. Everytime Charleston was making a run, Sikeston responded. They let the air out as much as they could in the last few minutes to limit possessions. That's just a difference of opinion, Tex. It was a really fun game though. Great job by both teams and hopefully both will be state champs.
I've been out of pocket. Did Hull play...because they final score seems awfully close to me.
let it begin lol......great job sikeston,,keep your heads up ctown,sikeston is just the better team this year hope both teams make it to state
He did not play. Sikeston built a ten to fifteen point lead and just nursed it right around there the rest of the night.
Here we go
Great game. Darrion Carter hustles. I hope Foster is okay. Props to the Bluejays for never giving up. But we now know who is #1 round hurrrr...
Wow. Would have expected a bigger margin of victory than that without one of their top players playing.
one thing that was shown was the gap in talent between those teams and the other teams in the area. Sikeston was the better team tonight but sad we never got to see what charleston could do at complete 100% strength
I think so sideline. I think Sikeston ran out of magic in the end. Bratcher was lights out tonight though. Would be nice to see both teams bring home some hardware, but i'm extremely worried about both teams.
does anyone know if hull is done for the year or not?
We'll never know, Rings. Hah. Both teams have some major hurdles to overcome. Districts will be very tough for Sikeston. Charleston has NMCC lurking and getting better along with such a tough quarterfinal. It'll be fun to watch.
We have seen what Charleston did against sikeston at 100% they got beat.
No whining, no bragging, just sit back and enjoy a great game. Just another reason why Sikeston/Charleston is the best rivalry in the state. Not a rivalry but THE RIVALRY!
Yeah I like both teams chances in districts but they have challengers in the form of a healthy Kennett team and NMCC.
...or "Lost at Birth" by Public Enemy!
Right sideline. Scott we know that already, but that was early December. Do you honestly believe Sikeston beats a healthy Charleston team tonight?
Good game, Bulldogs. Good luck the rest of the way.
Yes Sikeston still beats a Charleston team with Hull. Del played out his mind tonight and he doesn't do that if Hull gets his normal minutes so yes CHS would still lose.
Sideline, you're right on. Man, if the Jays would've knocked down FTs and layups at a reasonable percentage, who knows? But Sikeston took it to em. My hat's off to the Dogs.
Great game and like Fatboy said, THE RIVALRY. Both teams have some strong clubs in their way to state but I'm bringing back the old SEMO POWER vibe from '75. Can 3 SEMO teams take state this year? Long shot I know....
I could see a CHS/SHS/Leopold/Oran final four runs that would be some fun stuff.
My bad sideline I wasn't trying to direct that question to you. You're a Sikeston Fan right? So I wouldn't expect you to give Charleston any credit there.
I might actually fly up to Columbia from here in Houston to see that. I'd love to see SEMO take out some city hot shots. Frazier has Maplewood clicking on all cylinders tho.
I'm not taking credit away from Charleston, I'm just giving the credit to Sikeston that I think they would win. Again, we will never know but we won once when both teams were healthy. You can't always just rationalize things away.
Thanks Papi. Bogan definitely showed out big time tonight. Good luck to you guys in the playoffs.
What am I rationalizing away by aking a question? Sideline You stated your opinion I stated mine. I'm a Charleston Fan you're a Sikeston fan of course we will side with our respective teams. I respect that in you though. At least you stick with your team.
To me, Markeith Bratcher was the difference maker; he was in the "zone"....seemed like everything he put up touched nothing but the bottom of the net, from whereever he shot, whether he was covered or wide open. Everytime CHS would start a little run, SHS would answer and it was usually Bratcher.
And, Ruffin is no slouch either when it comes to filling it up!
Sikeston was the better team tonight. They are very well coached and come out ready to play! I thought c'town equaled their intensity in the second half but too man missed ft's and bratcher stalled every run. Hats off to sikeston and hopefully charleston can get healthy to make a run in the playoffs.
It is all good, Rings. I do agree that we are going to see a different point of view on it. The only information that can be used at this point is the results we have.
I am really glad that most everyone is in good spirits tonight and that we can all move on to looking towards districts and rooting for each other.
I know people on here know that I am not a major homer. I don't make outlandish claims. If I think NMCC will lose, I say it, if I think they will win, I'll say it. Not saying NMCC will beat charleston, I'm just saying if the charleston team I saw tonight shows up to districts, I think NMCC could give them a very competitive game. I didn't see anything charleston did that NMCC couldn't do. I know I'll prolly get bashed by the charleston guys, but oh well. I just think it would be a very competitive game and I could see scenarios where the outcome could go either way. Great game tonight and great atmosphere! Good game bulldogs.
Best chant of the night........"BRITTANY GRINER BRITTANY GRINER BRITTANY GRINER!!!!! When Foster was shooting free throws!!!
Oh no doubt, Sideline it's all good. I'm too old for it not to be.haha. Both schools still have a huge shot @ bringing home the hardware. Just have to tighty up the little things like free throw shooting, boxing out, and limiting turnovers. Hope we get Hull back by playoff time.
Congratulations Sikeston...Wish y'all the best of luck on the rest of your season..hopefully u guys will make it to state and bring home the class 4A championship..Then we can say, at least we lost to the state champs..I'm just glad its all over with..Now we can talk about Districts..Its still BlueJay Nation!! Way 2 Fight back jays and not give up when things was looking bad
That was a good game. Thanks both teams for making it exciting!! Good job Dawgs!
That is not appropriate.
No doubt about it, Sikeston came out and hit us in the mouth in the first quarter. The Jays looked a little out of sorts in the first half, but in the second half when Foster was knocked around two or three times, I think our young men started playing with much more intensity. Proud of the way our young men kept battling in the face of adversity and **** near made an epic comeback. What's the old saying "We didn't lose, we just ran out of time. Not making excuses, but I think the Jays showed that they are a team to be respected even when one of their leading scorers goes down. Congratulations to the Bulldogs for a great win. Hoping that both the Bulldogs and the Jays can bring home some state hardware this year.
Kinda hard to say Ruffin cant handle the pressure when he was double teamed most of the time. Name me a pt guard that can consistently break double teams and never turn it over?? Chill blue jay pride. The Jays did what every one thought, double Ruffin and make someone else bring it up. Did anyone criticize who was guarding JT, or was trying to guard him bringing it up? Nope. Its called adjustments and Sikeston made theirs and Charleston tried. Once Sikeston made their adjustment, JT took care of it and pressure was relieved.
Trust me, we as c'town fans know all about bad officiating and that wasn't the case tonight. Thought the refs did a pretty good job. Missing the front end of 4 one and one's in the 4th sank our ship.
Excellent game tonight! It was fun, and exciting the whole time. I hated to see that Hull was out, and I hope that Sumner can come back from the injuries that he had tonight. The busted lip was an ugly play. I was right in front of it and it looked pretty bad. He had his bell rung pretty good a couple of times. I have to hand it to Del, he's a heck of a player. One kid I have enjoyed watching play from C'town is Parham. My only question is why he doesn't take more shots? He showed in the first game that he can shoot. I just expected more from him tonight. I've always liked watching him play. All in all, whoever the victor was tonight, I thought it was a good game. Best of luck to the Jays, I'll be rooting for them. I hope that they can shut the STL fans up by getting to Maplewood and knocking them out of the playoffs. Time to shelf the rivalry and start rooting for each other. Go Jays and go Dogs!
Excellent post Bulldog. Shelf it until next year and lets double team the rest of the state!!
I second that. If Sikeston brings the same level of intensity that they did against charleston both times they should make it to Columbia without a doubt. Charleston has a tougher path but if we can get healthy I think we are as good as any team in our class! Go jays and dogs from here on out...
I figured you would ;) but I do disagree on the same team part. Without Hull, it is not the same team. With him in the game, I think they could have pulled out the win! Sorry I didn't get to come introduce myself, I forgot what section you were in haha.
Congrats sikeston , good win and good game . After seeing both teams in a week I thought sikeston would win by around ten points. Good luck to both
Ruffin has a lot of talent which leads to him having to take a lot of responsibility. He can't be perfect all the time but he's been great a lot of this season and more than gotten the job done. Both teams went all out tonight. They played hard nose, physical basketball and put on a really fun show for everyone. Markeith made the difference and is continuing his breakout run late in the season.
Congratulations, to the Bulldogs for showing up, and showing out tonite at the Show Me Center. The Bluejays didn't back down and also played great tonite, but the better team won! Overall, it was a good team effort, but the MVP award goes to Markeith Bratcher aka "Gunsmoke."
Papi, I wasnt meaning Ruffin never turned it over, I said name one that gets double teamed and doesnt turn it over....Hey with that kind of pressure, 99% of guards will give it up or turn it over. Good game by both, great atmosphere, and just a peek at what SEMO bball has in store for districts and playoffs.
@Bunk, Del plays just as much as Hull if not more than. Del is the first to come in regardless of who goes out the game. In blowout games Hull is out most of the game. So with Hull in the game it would have been a different game because Del would have played and scored regardless. They are really the only two who drives to the hole. With that being said add Hulls pts to the outcome and I know we would have won. The Jays tend to play a lot better with Hull in than out. Anyone who follows them knows this. To Hull, we missed you last night but it is what it is! My hat goes off to my boy Markeith he played a great game. Congrats to the Bulldogs! Wishing you the best the remainder of your season!!!
Congrats to Sikeston. I thought Sikeston played great team ball in the first half. When JT hurt his leg (it looked like an ankle injury to me), Sikeston was not as effective after that. I think that they would have won by a lot more if JT was 100%. I hope him playing on the injury did not make it worse. Charelston played hard but they clearly missed Hull. They looked like only 80% of the team I saw back at the Fieldhouse in December. Fouls favored Charleston. The pudgy, short ref should retire. He is too short and slow to ref games in Southeast Missouri.
Silentplayer, you know Charleston would have won? That's funny, didn't Sikeston already beat Charleston when they had Hull in the lineup? The fact is you don't know any such thing. You may believe it, but you will never know. And since Sikeston has already beaten a full strength Charleston team, it even makes your belief suspect.
The truth is that with Hull on the floor, Charleston's defense isn't as tough. He may add some points, but that also likely causes more scoring for Sikeston. The real truth is that we will never know what the outcome would have been, and your brazen statements about what you "know" aren't provable. I understand you are a Charleston homer, but the fact is Sikeston is just the better team this year.
To Sumner, I pray that you are ok and congratulations on signing you deserve it!!!!!
Agreed cyborg. The officiating definitely favored Charleston. Sikeston was never in the bonus at any point in the game. It looked like the refs swallowed their whistles even when Charleston was trying to foul late in the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, Sikeston won that game in spite of the officiating.
And Jones' injury certainly slowed him down a bit, but he still played but great intensity. You have to admire his tenacity. I haven't seen the box score, but I would think he put up a double double on a bum ankle.
Silent player so your telling me that Bogan plays as many minutes if Hull is playing. There is no way and not enough spaces on the court for that. Just accept it SHS won twice and there are no excuses or grounds to say what if
I definitely admire JT for sticking it out. I just really enjoy watching him compete. And I agree Norman that he did play with intensity. But I was watching him closely and with his bum ankle he could not move to the ball or jump well when rebounding and it affected his ability to guard with Charelston players driving into the paint. I saw Sikeston do some things tonight that will help them in their hunt for a state title. JT and Bratcher have continued to improve. Ruffin is very solid. Got to watch shot selection and learn to take time off the clock when you are up by 15-20 points. Eventually someone's heart is going to be broken by a team stealing a game that should have been won after the third quarter.
@ cape222...When I interviewed Thompson after the game he said Hull is out for AT LEAST 6 weeks. Said he really doubted if he would be back.
Silentplayer, who did Sumner sign with? The kid is good athlete, and I wish him the best!
Just can't accept a good hard fought game on both sides? Have to bring in the officiating and say it favored Charleston. That's laughable! Just because one team had more fouls than the other doesn't mean the officiating favored one team over the other.
I saw numerous fouls committed by Sikeston that weren't called, some quite obvious. But, there were also fouls committed by Charleston that weren't called. And, not only fouls; numerous floor violations that occurred on both ends that weren't called.
I was hoping no one would go there, but I guess some just can't resist.
It happened after the first game too Birdfan. It can't shock you that much hah. Hope all is well with you.
Nah, no surprise, really....I'm surprised it didn't surface sooner due to the physicality of the game. But, since it didn't, I guess I was too naive into thinking everyone just accepted it as a hard fought game with everything being left on the court......oh, well
Getting my strength back, slowly but surely. The flu bug is no walk in the park; and, I had a flu shot!! Thanks for your well wishes.
I didn't have any problem with the officiating until the end when Charleston was TRYING to foul and they still wouldn't call it lol. But it had no bearing in the game.
Foster signed with Lincoln in Jeff City to play football.
Bird, my exact words were, "Fouls favored Charleston". That is after complimenting Charleston and saying I did not think they played their best game without Hull. Statistically, as you have pointed out, that is a correct statement. If you have been taking Tamiflu, it has a tendency to cause irritability and at times delirium. Best to reserve further comment till you are fully recovered and the drug is cleared from your system.
Did I call you out, citizen cyborg? Don't think so. Yet, you resort to calling me irritable and delirious?
"Agreed cyborg. The officiating definitely favored Charleston. Sikeston was never in the bonus at any point in the game. It looked like the refs swallowed their whistles even when Charleston was trying to foul late in the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, Sikeston won that game in spite of the officiating."
The above posted by your buddy, Norman Dale.
Now, do you have enough character to apologize for your remarks?
Birdfan I'm still waiting on Papi's apology to me for accusing me of posting stuff I didn't. Don't think it's gonna happen though lol.
I'm still waiting on apologies from the Cape fans from two years ago for saying Curtis Branch wouldn't make a big difference between the first and second Sikeston-Cape games.
Since we are talking about the refs....Do you think that the refs called the foul correctly on Ctown at the end of the game? I am referring to the foul on Reese Porter. My personal opinion the kid should have been tossed from the game. Yes, I am a Sikeston fan; however, if my son would have done that I would have walked down there to the bench and yelled at my son to get to the locker room. Again that is just me. Have fun with the answers...
Intentional foul was the correct call. An ejection would have been harsh in my opinion. It was a frustration foul and looked violent, which it was but I don't think you eject a kid for that. Those are saved for punches, fights, a second technical, etc.
However, if that same foul happened in the NBA, that's probably a flagrant 2, which means ejection. Different interpretation of the rules.
Since I was the one who first commented on the officiating I thought you were calling me out about a simple remark. The remark about being "irritable and delirius" was meant in fun but if I offended you, yes I do have the character to apologize. I apologize. I have always enjoyed your posts and respected you. I rarely post on here because people on this forum get their nut sacks in a knot to quickly for my liking. My apologies to females posting on this site for the nut sack remark.
^^^^^^^^Post above directed to Birdfan^^^^^^^^^
I think if you get thrown out of the game for that type of foul, those kinda fouls would stop!
That was uncalled for!
Folks, I think we've officially identified today's troll. Give 'em a hand!
Thanks, citizen cyborg.....your apology accepted and I respect you for being a stand-up guy.
Good post. I do not like how high school, college and nba view this differently. IMO last night, that foul could've started a huge brawl. Especially if that game was at a high school gym where fans were closer to the action. I just, respectfully, do not agree with just a technical foul. If you watched the individual that committed the foul after he did it...you could tell he was trying to start something. When Coach Farmer took him out, a Sikeston player was bent over stretching and he intentionally bumped him. I applaud Coach Farmer for taking him out.
I agree that in a smaller gym with fans on top of the action, that could have provoked an ugly scene. Great job by both teams and schools for handling it well.
No problem Bird. Next to Sikeston being in Columbia I would rather see no other team more than Charleston get there. And I loved that they kicked _ss over in Metropolis. Can't stand those guys over there. Given Charleston's success in the past I have probably watched more post-season games of theirs than those of Sikeston. Best of luck for the Jays. Both teams are winners after playing at SEMO. I hope Hull gets to come back before the post-season starts.
Now that few have commented on this....leads me to another question. Is this going to happen at the SMC for several more years?
Follow-up question. I know that Sikeston looks to be very deep again for the next couple of years. How does CTown look? To me, they look down. NOT saying they will be because Farmer is a great coach. But they are losing several key members such as Webster, Hull, and Parham. Also losing Davis, Watkins, Henderson and Carter. That is quite a bit of players.
Webster is a junior I believe.
Charleston's seniors are Parham, Hull, Foster, Carter, Watkins, and Davis I think. Am I missing anyone?
I didn't mean Webster. My fault. I meant Foster
So, Sideline, what do you think about next years team? Could NMCC, with the likes of Jimerson, overtake the Juggernaut in CTown next year?
I don't know. It just all depends. I haven't started thinking about it too much considering how much we still have left in this season. I think New Madrid would be my early favorite because of how much a gamechanger Jimerson is along with having such a young nucleus getting time this year but I'll be able to parcel it out more thoroughly after the season is over.
@Bunk and Norman Dale So are you trying to tell me out of the five that start Hull has the less effective defense, well I would beg to differ. What you are failing to realize is that if Hull was able to play he wouldn't have been the one sitting the bench. His defense plays a major role as well. Understand, the defense would have been much better with Hull in the lineup and Del would have been on the floor as well but just not in Hull's position. Do you really think when it comes down to defense and Hull was 100%, coach Farmer would take Hull out of the game. Remember the first game who was on the floor when Charleston made a come back, Hull surely wasn't sitting the bench. Hull had an off night as well as the rest of the blue jays the first game but Hull still scored 18pts.
Just fyi, I wouldn't take anything from Del because Del is a very good player and he is a very respectable young man, and he will only improve as time go by. And yes Del does get just as much playing time as Hull because he comes in for Parham,and Watkins as well and sometimes there is Hull, Parham and D. Bogan on the floor. Just because you come off the bench doesn't mean you get less playing time. So talk what you know and not what you think you know.
Yes, Sikeston won last night but if I want to know that my team would have won with Hull on the floor, then that is my opinion and I stick to that. I am a Blue Jay fan and I do not apologize for that! But regardless of what you may think, Sikeston won. They have a really good team and I knew that Charleston would have to play really really tough even if Hull was in the game but for you to say that Hull wouldn't have made a difference defensively as well as offensively, why not ask someone who knows, like the guys that he holds and the guys who doesn't hit their average shots for that night. Once again congratulations to Sikeston on their win. Wishing you the best!!!!
"Yes, Sikeston won last night but if I want to know that my team would have won with Hull on the floor, then that is my opinion and I stick to that."
Having an opinion about something and knowing something are two different things.
NMCC loses a ton to graduation too (Thatch, Haney, McGloson, Harrell, ???) They will have a very different looking lineup that will be more guard oriented with not much size. But if I had my choice between guards and big men, I'm taking guards. You gotta get the ball up the floor and Jimerson can surely do that.
Charleston in my opinion will be down as much as you can expect a Charleston program to be down next year. You have the highly talented Bogans returning and Webster back as well. I'm sure they will have a few sophomores, seniors, or juniors we haven't really seen step up and benefit from Del's excellent passing and instincts. But I have no idea who those kids will be because the JV and Freshman teams lacked those kids with that blend of skill, size, speed, and basketball intelligence you expect from a Charleston player. We will see though.
About the game. I thought that the refs missed several calls. I do think one ref was more biased towards one team than the other. NOT saying which team at all! OR which ref!
I do believe CTown played better without Hull last night though! The Bogan brothers played very, very good defense. They did miss Hull's knockdown 3 pointers as they only went 2/12.
I do need to point out one thing though! I give the sportsmanship award to.......Ryan Parham! I am a Sikeston fan, but what he did last night was showing great sportsmanship. If you did not see it let me tell you what happened. Ruffin scored a layup and was knocked to the ground hard. Parham got the ball and instead of having numbers going the other way...Parham picked Ruffin up off the floor and let him get back before end bounding the ball. I can tell you I have not always thought highly of Parham. BUT last night he proved me wrong!
Parham is a great kid based on everything I've seen and heard and my own personal discussions with him.
Ok silent player what your getting at is that Farmer would have benched Ryan Parham for the rest of the game if Hull had been healthy? That's improbable because yesterday he was everyone's favorite CHS player on this site so I betcha he gets the benefit of the doubt. Ok so maybe you mean Watkins sits the bench most of the game and Del plays most of his minutes instead. This is more plausible but still wrong because if Farmer felt that way he would have done it by now.
I never said Hull can't play defense go look up my match up analysis posted last Sunday if don't believe that. My point that you are not understanding is Del played more last night than he has all season and he had scoring comparable to what Hull is usually gets but he can't shoot and hit those shots if he is on the bench while Hull is shooting. There are no indicators to believe that Del gets the green light to be on the floor and shoot those shots if Hull isn't in street clothes because it hadn't happened in the 21 prior games.
Sideline, who asked you? I don't think many Charleston fans think they played better without Hull. But anyways, peace!!!
In the words of an old newspaper column title, "Nobody asked me, but..." I did provide the facts for the good of the board. I'll help to provide the facts when they are off.
Davis hasn't been on the team for a while now.
I agree with you. They did not say they PLAYED better without Hull. But I do believe someone on here stated that they will still win without him. Something along those lines. I do not want to put exact words because it will then be calling a certain individual out; however, it was said that you guys would be ok without him and would still win.
No, Bunk, I'm definitely not saying Parham would have been on the bench because that is not likely. But we all know that it wouldn't have been Hull unless he fouled out. And yes bunk, Del does have the green light. Del is put in the game to score even when Hull is on the floor, that is what he does. Del is a scorer and he plays great defense. It's just that there are two shooters on the floor and not one. So, therefore neither one hits as many points. Peace, guy! I am tired of debating!!! You win
dog2167, I may have said that myself but I was only hoping that we would win and trying to motivate the team and their fans. Of course, I am not going to say, I know we will lose. Sikeston has a great team but they were playing the Blue Jays!!! So, I have to cheer for my team. But I do hope for Sikeston to go all the way.
I have posted on this before, but Charleston will certainly take a step back next year, although Bogan, Bogan and Webster are good players. They will be pretty good, but I don't believe they will make a state run. I really think NMCC will be the favorite in that distict for at least the next couple of years. AFter next year...will be Del Bogan and.....not sure. They always have guys step up but I do think they will be down as much as Charleston can get down. Sikeston on the other hand, should continue to have some realy good teams. They have quite a bit of young talent.
Ok maybe I'm not qualified Papi but you just made my argument for me. If Hull had healthy all three starters get those starter/senior minutes and Del doesn't get to play as much as he did last night. I'm very high on Del Bogan and Mike Hull for that matter and your right when it comes to being able to consistently score or getting the ball to somebody else in a good spot to score it's Del. I was just trying to say that unfortunately for you guys the less he plays the higher the probability is that you guys lose to Sikeston last night. That is all I'm saying
By the way Papi I said that with confidence due stats Del had been putting up. They are high for bench player but odd and a little low for a starter of similar talent. So that suggest he is ready to start and produce but just isn't getting that playing time. Stats can help reveal patterns even if you haven't seen the all the games.
Heard that Sumner Foster had to have several stitches in the upper part of the inside of his mouth and has a concussion. For those of you who didn't see the game, in reading the above posts and this one, this gives you an indication of how rough this game was.
Big Papi...I'll bite on this one. Yes, banging down low is very tough. Especially in this game. Both teams inside got banged up. Foster got beat up pretty good. HOWEVER, my statement about the intentional foul was dead on. It WAS as bad as it looked. The kid seriously could've have been serious injuried. On top of that, the kid laughed and was aging it on with the other kids on the floor as he left. Come on Papi. Quit being a homer. Like I said before, if it were my son he'd be in huge trouble.
If my memory serves me, Jairius was attacking the rim on a layup, protecting the ball as we all were taught, and Sumner was trying to block it, as we all were taught. He didn't throw an elbow, or try to hit Foster, simply make a layup. Incidental contact, nothing more. It was unfortunate for Sumner, cause he plays so hard.
Everybody went physical and played their heart out. Was their tension? Yes. Did it cause some unnecessary roughness in the game? Yes. JT should have been fouled on that screen. Everyone knows it. However, he wasn't intentionally going after Sumner. Sumner just had some rotten luck last night. Was Watkins trying to hurt Reese? No. He was just frustrated and made a dumb foul that wound up giving Reese a nasty wrist injury. I'm not saying Papi is wrong nor barkley nor dog. It is just time to let all these talks of the injuries of the game go. All the players are still friends and understand. If they are ok, we should be too.
I was trying to say that I was primarily on your side of the argument.
YMCA tomorrow at1:30 ???
maybe he would have kicked a ball at the other team?
Congrats to Sumner, that's great news about his signing! I don't think that Watkins' foul on Reese was any more than a flagrant. We have to understand that every kid that plays basketball in our respective towns is raised to despise and hate the other when it comes to basketball. I know that these kids play a lot of basketball with each other in the off season, and there are some true friendships in there. Ryan helping up Ruffin was a classy move. I went to school with Shawn Ruffin, Vashawn's dad, and everything I remember about him on and off the court is good. I may be wrong about the previous statement, but I can see where he gets his talent. I feel that most of the tension comes from the fans, and the kids are out there to represent their school, fans, and their town. I would go so far to say that I will buy a Bluejay t-shirt and cap and sit in the stands on Charleston's side and root for these guys in their playoff run. And any team that plays Notre Dame, I will don their colors too!
That's messed up about ND, if we play them in districts you can wear black and gold
I will be there rooting against Notre Dame every opportunity I have. I'm guessing you are from Kennett, my mother lives there, so I would be somewhat partial I guess.
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