Posted by Slosh (+701) 11 years ago
Lets get this started.

In my opinion this week's AP Power Poll should go MC, BC, Dillon, Butte Central, Polson. If MC and BC are ranked 1 and 2, it would be the fourth straight meeting between these two teams in which they were 1 and 2.

Oh, and we're going to win by at least 21.
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Posted by Stone (+1596) 11 years ago
14-7 MC
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 11 years ago
38-32 - for sure
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 11 years ago
27-7. Cowboys.
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Posted by Brian Hubbell (+116) 11 years ago
Central is a different team this year with a much more balanced attack from what I hear. When we have played them in the recent past they have run the ball primarily. This year they seem to have a good passing game to go along with the run game. I think the Cowboys will win but in a much closer and higher scoring game. Cowboys 26- Central 21. We will miss at least 2 extra point attempts. Ughhh. Any thoughts?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 11 years ago
Ah, MC/BC. What a great band!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 11 years ago
Central hasn't improved from last season. They may be passing more effectively, but I see that as a function of their running game not being up to the level of where it has been. They don't have a Pelczar or Grosulak in the backfield, or three different guys who are a threat to rush for over a 100 yards in any given game.

Miles City, on the other hand, is a better team than last year. By all accounts, they are bigger, stronger and faster than the 2009 team. They also have nearly everyone back, so they're more experienced and familiar with the game plan.

The Rams beat them last year with quickness. Central is not as quick as they were last season. The Rams aren't going to surprise the Cowboys with the Wing-T. Miles City isn't some finesse team out of the western half of the state. The Cowboys are going to hit the Rams harder than the Rams hit them and they'll end up winning by a comfortable margin because of it.

Also, you have to ask yourself this: which team do you think is hungrier?

27-12, Cowboys.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 11 years ago
Frankly, I would love it if Central reverted back to their old style of chucking the ball on every down ... which usually resulted in the Cowboys winning by 25-30 points.
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Posted by Stone (+1596) 11 years ago
Brian, I like your assessment of the game. I agree with all that you said. I believe that it is going to be a close game and a defensive struggle. With the game being on a Thursday and in Billings, I look for a slow start by both teams and Miles City wearing them down. It will be our passing game that will stand out.

I still think it will be close but I hope not. Maybe it will be 48-42 but I think more like 14-7 or 21-14. Who knows?

Go Cowboys.
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Posted by WATTS (+223) 11 years ago
The boys by at least two touchdowns and imagine this.....Hubbell and I agree......a couple missed extra points. The other night on KULR-8 when they interviewed the BC kids you could almost tell they knew they were already beat!!
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Posted by Brian Hubbell (+116) 11 years ago
Hell Wattsy you and I never agree on anything. Good points Brian I was hoping to hear a little more out of someone that has a good idea about what Central actually has and you live there right? Have you watched any of their games this season. I didn't see that interview Watts was talking about but their boys will be ready to play. I wish I could make the game it will be a good one. I have watched all of the Cowboys games except Havre and that defense is very good. Go Cowboys.
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Posted by Brian Hubbell (+116) 11 years ago
I didn't get a chance to see the Gazzette today and the Polls are not online yet, so can someone tell me who the top were in order?
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Posted by David Schott (+17053) 11 years ago
[f]Class A -- September 22, 2010

Record Pts Prv
1. Billings Central (8) 3-0 116 1
2. Miles City (3) 4-0 100 5
3. Dillon (1) 3-0 93 2
4. Polson 4-0 88 4
5. Butte Central 3-1 40 NR

Others receiving votes: Belgrade 25, Havre 12, Stevensville 6.[/f]
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Posted by Slosh (+701) 11 years ago
this is going to be a fun one. I'm still thinking we win fairly comfortably. I thought our corners could be a weak link on the defensive side, but they were fantastic last weekend against Belgrade. I'm not worried about them (not that I was really worried before, but the rest of the defense is so, so dominant). I agree with Brian that their passing is more a reflection on their running. None of their backs are scary. Tolstedt is decent, but he's just a Grosulak wannabe. Defensively they will be tough, but I see our defense completely shutting them down. They may score once.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 11 years ago
Play like your defensive coordinator tonight, Cowboys.
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Posted by Stone (+1596) 11 years ago
14-0 BC over MC.
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Posted by Joe says (+5) 11 years ago
Billings Central was a much smaller team, with a much bigger heart. The Cowboy's body language said it all by half time when they gave up. Hope they can regroup.
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