WE'LL TAKE IT
Last nights Little Giant win over Marion Harding reminded me of the old days in the Buckeye Conference. In the "super 70's when Ross was rolling it seemed as though Marion would give us a very tough game every year. Last night was just kind of game.
The Presidents are a good 1-6 team. That may sound odd but not really. If you didn't know the records and history of these two teams last night you would have thought the Presidents were the "better" team, especially in the first half. Hardings powerful offense did what they needed to against Ross. Sims, Scott and Co. had their way against the Little Giant defense. Meantime the Presidents defense held Ross to zero first downs in the first half. The Little Giant offense was stymied by a good Marion defense. Had it not been for a great Wolf to Brown TD pass(a thing of beauty) and a fumble recovery returned for a TD, this would have been a much different game.
Luckily the Ross defense woke up at halftime and shut down the Marion running game and the Little Giants punched in a TD on a Greg Brown 27 yard TD run. Ross got hosed by the refs on the points after try but it was enough to roll up win #39 all time against Marion.
I honestly have no idea why Gabe Tayar was not kicking last night. I hope the young man is back for next Friday nights crucial contest at Napoleon. Ballenger did a good job as his replacement.
What a wild night in the GBC. After the dust settled the Little Giants find themselves all alone atop the league at 2-0. With four of our defeated opponents winning last night Ross will remain in the top eight in the playoff race.
Congrats to Ross homecoming queen Stephaine Swint and her court. It was a beautiful night at the Don capped by a win. We'll take it.