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Sikeston impressive in win over Charleston

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Sikeston Bulldogs held up my prediction last week by taking down the Charleston Bluejays in front of the local crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. I had the pleasure of being on the sidelines with the Bulldogs and it was great to see them get a much-deserved victory after losing a tough one to Fredericktown in week one. Don't be surprised if they don't pull off another win this Friday night against Dexter.

This week I'll be checking out the New Madrid County Central Eagles as they take on Potosi who finished 2007 with an 8-2 record and they're 1-1 coming in Friday night. NMCC is 1-1 on the season but it's time for their four running backs to get things going for the green and gold.

Week one in the National Football League has come and gone once again and it's already shaping up for another horrible season for the St. Louis Rams. Three points at the end of the game, I'll stop there, there's not much more to say.

My fantasy league is busted. I fell apart early and often as three of my starting players came up hurt right before kickoff and I wasn't close to a computer to shuck them off for additional players. It didn't help that I was going up against the reigning champ and former SD employee Chris "Nobody Asked Me But" Moore and his stellar starting lineup. I got waxed to say the least.

I'm already tired of the "How will the Patriots fare without Tom Brady" saga that started up immediately following the clean hit in the first quarter. I'm also sick of the questions surrounding the hit. It was clean, the Patriots are the real dirty players, let's move on.

Brett Favre was solid in his first outing with the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets. Good old No. 4 looks as steady as ever. I can hear it now, "But, would the Jets really beat New England if Tom Brady were playing and healthy?" We can what-if all day long.

Here's a few...

"What if the Rams still had Marshall Faulk and Isaac Bruce in the prime of their careers?"

"What if the Rams offense could score without having to use their kicker?"

"What if the Cardinals didn't lose Mark Mulder for the season?"

"What if Chris Duncan could play outfield?"

"What if Jason Isringhausen never signed with the Cardinals?"

"What if Izzy..." Okay, I'll stop there. Look how easily that escalated. I was about to mention another former Cardinal and his unusual bloop throws, but I'd hate to have to answer more emails.

Moving on...

After taking in my first volleyball match of the season at Dexter on Monday night, I think it's safe to say that they will be one of the toughest teams on the court this season. They had a solid season in 2007, but the experience has returned and it's hard to beat their play at the net.

On the diamond, the Lady Bulldogs have proven themselves as competitors as they've jumped out to a 5-4 season just a few weeks in with only one loss greater than a one-run deficit. They'll get a rematch with Kelly today on the Lady Hawks home field and it'll be interesting to see how they pair up the second time around.

Week three of high school football is coming up Friday night. Check out the SD picks to see our newsroom predictions. I'll catch up with you next week. Enjoy the high school action until then and take care.