YC had their top two running backs out early against Thatcher with injuries. They didn't play last week I don't think. Will they be ready for Friday? I think RV wins either way but if those two backs are still out, I think RV wins by at least 14.
No way does River Valley give up 35 points. It will be closer to 14-20, 20-27.RV Winning
I love RV style of play. run between tackles, pound the ball, 5 yards, 4 yards, get up, try again. its not as pretty and sexy as YC spread and read game but few HS teams have the personal to play that style of Ball.
RV will need there ball control game to be working. keep YC offence off the field. 5-6 minute sustain drives. YC can't score if they don't have the ball. and on defenses, pressure the QB, disrupt his timing. when they do complete a pass, no yards after catch, Safeties will need to bring their A game for sure.
Someone else had mention that this game comes down to who has the fewest errors, couldn't agree more. RV has had some silly penalty's the past few games, Late Hits, Personal Fouls. need to eliminate those.
I wish both teams The Best of Luck and hope all players stay Healthy & Injury Free
This is coming from a YC fan. I was at the game on Friday. I just have to say hats off to River Valley. What a classy team. From the coaches to the players. I am a now a fan of the team, and I am pulling for them to win state.
I would suggest that this is one of those years, where I believe the lower level--now Div. 5 is better and deeper than Div. 4. It does not happen often, It happened more back when it was 2a and 3a, but I think the quality and depth of the D5 teams is just better than D4 this year. In the white mountains It can easily be argued that Round Valley is better than Show Low and Snowflake. Very interesting to see, and an interesting topic of discussion. Has D4 dropped off this year, or is D5 risen up, or is it a combination thing.
2AWASBETTER wrote: This is coming from a YC fan. I was at the game on Friday. I just have to say hats off to River Valley. What a classy team. From the coaches to the players. I am a now a fan of the team, and I am pulling for them to win state.
Thank you. Its always great to get praised from an opposing teams fans. it took me a minute to catch the name. I also like the old format better. miss the 3A West and when 1 played 4 format of play-offs
It was a great game from the YC stands. wish we had played a better "D" and not made as many mistakes. But YC has a great team and deserved the Win.
Our coaching staff deserves all the Credit. I was a little concerned with this Co-Coaching idea, but it seems to be working. And the asst. coaches are much unappreciated, IMO, as with most teams. Head Coaches are only as good as their Asst. around them
I am surprised that not one single person is mentioning the fact the the DIv 5 #1 took out the Div 4 #1. Keep in mind that this is 2 years in a row. I am willing to bet that YC could run the table in Div 4.