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Nobody asked me but...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Nobody asked me but...with severe weather threatening most of the area Friday night, many high school football games were postponed to the weekend.

Jackson, however, is a different football animal. While many in the area were booking passage aboard Noah's Arc, they were playing a football game in Jackson.

The game was delayed for an hour and a half, but they completed the contest with the Sikeston Bulldogs.

What sport do you think rules the suburb of Cape Girardeau?

* I am going to have to ask the driver of the New Madrid County Central football bandwagon to kindly pull over. Because at my current physical shape I am unable to jump very high, so I will just climb back aboard.

Nice comeback for the Eagles over the Charleston Bluejays.

The effort was heightened by the news that many of the players' homes were flooded over the weekend.

Last week I questioned the desire of the Eagles after a tough loss to Poplar Bluff. This week, I salute NMCC's players and coaches for a job well done.

As George Costanza says, "I'm back, baby!" Back on board, that is. Well, until next week. Don't let me down Eagles.

* Is it just me or does anyone else believe that the closer we get to basketball season, that thoughts of the court rather than the football field fill the minds of Charleston players?

* As the football game wore on at Dexter on Saturday night, I expected at halftime to see a 4-wheel mud bog competition to entertain the crowd.

Do you think individuals in Dexter have started the process of putting head coach Aaron Pixley's likeness in a bronze statue yet?

The Bearcats beat Poplar Bluff for the first time since 1989 and after the game one would have thought Dexter won the state title.

Pixley has turned the Dexter program into a force with a hard-hitting mentality and players who would seem to run through a wall for their coaches.

I am not around the Dexter program every day, but I believe that Pixley is running an outstanding program that gets every ounce of effort from his players.

Dexter's talent level isn't any different than what it's been, but Pixley seems to get more out of it.

Pixley should be the toast of the town but it makes you wonder.

If he has a losing record next year, will he be on the hotseat like former Dexter basketball coach Eric Sitze?

* Hats off to the Chaffee Red Devils football team and head coach Charlie Vickery on their second win of the season. After several winless seasons, the Red Devils are long last enjoying some success after their road win over Rector, Ark.

* Every time the Caruthersville Tigers football team had an offensive formation, do you think Hayti head coach David Gilmore had one of those Sylvester ate Tweety Bird looks on his face? You know, the "cat ate the canary" look?

* Malden continues to rack up lopsided victories this season and will entertain Dexter on Friday. This matchup reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where after being pelted by the neighborhood kids, Kramer explains the behavior with "they dig Jerry, they test."

Dexter will bring its smashmouth style of football compared to the Green Wave's trio of speedy and very effective running backs.

Can the 'Wave hold up to the constant pounding the Bearcats will inflict? This could be a trap game for Dexter after the monumental win over nemesis Poplar Bluff. Will Dexter have a letdown after last week?

I thought Hayti would take down Malden a coupe of weeks ago. I will officially buy the Malden Kool-Aid if they pull off the victory against the Bearcats.

But...I'm taking Dexter. They are just too strong and too physical for Malden.

* Charleston travels down to the Bootheel to take on Hayti. Will the Indians have a letdown after the big win over Caruthersville?

Normally, if the Bluejays are all healthy I would take Charleston.

However, running back Joseph Watts is questionable with an injury and the 'Jays are a totally different team without him.

I believe Gilmore will have the right scheme both offensively and defensively to negate the excellent skill players Charleston has in their fold and the Indians will squeak by the 'Jays.

And finally, nobody asked me but...three professional players past and present I would love to have dinner with it...of course Larry Legend, Ty Cobb and '80s Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White.