Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday morning thoughts....10/2/10


What a difference a year makes. After a 43-40 triple overtime heartbreaking loss to Findlay last year the Little Giants slipped to 4-2 on the season and did not recover. Ross slumped to a 5-5 season and things looked bleak. There was talk of discord in the locker room. Players were out for themselves and there was no team play.

Headed up by some tremendous Senior leadership the Little Giants put the vestiges of 2009 behind them and ran over arch-rival Findlay last night 43-35. Let's put it out there right from the get-go; If there were any questions about Senior Greg Brown and his turnaround, his leadership, his committment to his team and about his talent, last night answered those questions. I was particularly hard on young Mr. Brown on forum posts and in this blog last year. At the time it may have been well deserved. The credit he deserves this season is also well deserved. Good job Greg. Keep up the good work.

The determination of the Little Giants last night was clearly evident in the powerhouse running of Tylor Trautwein and Trent Stout. Those young men were not to be stopped. I don't ever recall Fremont Ross having three backs with over 100 yards rushing in one game....ever. That determination was also evident on the sidelines last night. After Trautwein limped out of the game he could be seen pacing the sidelines, determined to get back in.

Last night was a what has become a typical Ross-Findlay game. Some have said that this rivalry has surpassed the Sandusky game as our top game. Last nights contest, and the past several games with the Trojans have done nothing to take away from that claim. Sandusky may have something to say about that this year however. The Blue Streaks are 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in the GBC after their win over Lima. I know we need to take it one game at a time, but week 10 could be something special this year.

Kudos go out to the fans, the band and the cheerleaders. All were into the game and pumped up last night. The sight of the cheerleaders running back and forth with the "R-O-S-S" flags after each touchdown has become a tradition I hope goes on for a long time to come.

Now back to 2009 for just a moment. After that tough 43-40 loss to Findlay, Ross hobbled into Marion where they lost 21-0 in the rain and wind. I'm still not sure if we gave that game away or if Marion beat us. But that was last year....


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