After watching both teams play on Saturday, I really don't think there is much that separates the two teams as far as talent goes.
I think the big difference is depth. Pima has it, and VU does not. Talented teams in 8 man can win without much depth. But you better do 2 things: 1. Stay away from the injury bug. 2. You better be the best conditioned team in the division.
I saw a team that got gassed in the 2nd quarter against Superior on Saturday. I felt they could/should have won that game by 3-4 TDs. But instead had to pull out a nail biter.
I think the game is close for much of the way, but Pima's depth takes over in the 2h and they Roughriders pull away. I see a closer game than round 1.
I saw the same thing, I saw hands on hips & knees early. I saw kids tapping out with the game tied. I think the score will be dependent on Pima & if they stick with the run game or open it up a little more. I really think it will be more of a 46 - 14 game. I see it going about the same. For Valley Union to have a chance they will have to force turnovers, which is possible & hold onto the football. They will need to extend drives & keep Pima off the field.
Just got back from the D6 Championship game in Phoenix. Congratulations to The Pima Roughriders on winning the title in a very comfortable fashion. Both teams should be proud of what they accomplished this season. Pima had the highest strength of schedule in the division during the season, were able to stay healthy with key players and are without a doubt the best team in the division this year. Great job boys!