With only two of the three county teams playing football this past week, a 50/50 finish was the best they could manage.
Munroe (5-3) won their Homecoming contest over visiting Temple Christian of Jacksonville by a 47-12 score. Bo Bailey rushed for over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns and Myles Edwards also scored two touchdowns, and rushed for 78 yards. This week the Bobcats head to Panama City to face North Bay Haven. NBH is 1-6 on the season. Kickoff is 8:00 EST and the game will be played at PC-Bozeman field.
West Gadsden (5-4) lost to Port St. Joe 17-3 in a key district matchup that eliminated them from any playoff position. But the Panthers have another goal, and that’s after five consecutive losing seasons to finish up with a winning record. They will have that opportunity in two weeks when they face Wewahitchka (2-7) the final week of the regular season. Like Steve Spurrier, give Coach Joey Striplin an extra week to prepare and he will have his team ready to play!
JAGUARS BACK IN ACTION:
After a Friday night off, Coach Trace Laing and his Jaguars (3-5) are anxious to get back on the field and finish off the season with a non-losing record. They will need every day of that week off to accomplish that goal. This Friday night they travel to Defuniak Springs to face a 5-3 Walton High School team. The following Friday night they face a completely turned around Rickards High team that will be tough to beat. But that’s another week!
LADY CATS LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR:
The Munroe volleyball team defeated a very good FAMU-DRS volleyball team twice during the regular season. Once they won in five games and once they dominated in three. On Thursday night in district finals they lost in four close games, proving it’s tough to beat a good team three times. That loss put the team on the road, travelling to Jacksonville on Wednesday night to play the District 2-2A champs, Christ’s Church Academy. Should they slip by them, and FAMU defeat Peniel Baptist of Palatka, the two will meet again on Nov. 5.
THE LAST TWO PIECES OF PARENT ADVICE:
These last two excerpts from the article The Parent Trap: A parent’s guide to dealing with your high school athlete. The first one is a particular new one for me. Instead of yelling “Go Jaguars,” a lot of parents/grandparents yell “Go Johnny” or “Go Susie” exclusively. If it’s a team sport, it should be a team cheer! Anyway, here they are. Learn and grow.
11) Behave yourself during the game .... There is nothing more embarrassing than seeing a parent yelling and screaming, cheering for only his or her kid, and generally making a fool out of him or herself. Cheer for your TEAM, not just your child. Form relationships with the other parents.
If you can't act with some class and dignity, then stay home. Your child will appreciate you not being singled out for being a jerk.
12) Savor every moment .... Four years of high school sports go by quick. It's the kind of thing that your child and you will enjoy sharing in the future. Make it enjoyable for both you and your child. Before you know it, he or she will be gone.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Dadgum” –Bobby Bowden. The FSU band spelled out this commonly used word by the former ‘Noles’ football coach.