I'm just curious after watching Mesa Prep today, how did they score 50 points on Gilbert Christian?
Perhaps GPA's defensive coordinator figured out how to shut Mesa's offense down. Or maybe some teams just have their Achilles heel. Example it seems Salome just cant beat Baghdad even when Baghdad has an average team. Every year the #1 game Salome wants to win is Baghdad. It seems the Frogs get so worked up they implode within and lose.Its the same in basketball. That's my 2 cents worth.
The only average team that Bagdad has had the last years was the one Coach Tate had was 11/12 school year, and that was a pretty good game, but the yooung Sultans played huge in the 2nd half. Coach Corbin era Bagdad was way above average and the last 2 years the Sultans have been above average. So I think you are looking at one year. As for basketball Salome has traditionally won with the exception of last year & I think we know why baseball isn't mentioned lol! Bagdad used to have those same issues with Joe City and Mogollon in Football, but somehow got over that hurdle in the last 2 years. Injuries to JC helped, but I still think the Sultans win that game this yr.
The only 2 Frog seniors (former Toros) still remember their victory against the Jr. Sultans I believe in 09 with only seconds on the clock. Thats the only victory these seniors had against the Sultans football was their 8th grade year. You guy's are obviously better today than you ever were. The Sultans today remind me of the '82 Frogs. Big strong fast and very good.
The other key factor the Sultans have is crazy community/ fan support. Its great. On the Frogs best day they have very little these days. Maybe that's why Salomes home side grand stands are less than equivalent to most visitors stands.