May 14th ReviewWashington State Football League (website)
Lions over Hawks 52-0
This game was a REAL disappointment. While I do not mean to insult, but HOW DO YOU CALL A GAME AT HALFTIME???? I understand it is hard, but you got to finish, Now to the Lions, there is some gamesmanship here and some understanding you may have to endure. If you want to play in this league and play for 4 quarters, TAKE THE GAS OFF THE PEDAL!!! Many will disagree, but you are not facing competition. play even YOUR best players on one side of the ball, don’t blitz and use a heavy rotation. I know football is being played by men etc, but this league isn’t ready for REAL football, so you can adjust and have more playing time and fun or continue to BLOWOUT everyone. NOT KNOCKING you for winning, just giving perspective.
Eagles over Raptors 42-6
Raptors NEED HELP! I will just leave it at that! Eagles proved they may be the 2nd best team in the league, Match-up this week with Hawks will determine if there is any controversy and competitiveness in this league. Hopefully they can find a way to fix their offense after this explosion and show a better performance in game 2 with Lions!
Pacific Football League (website)
Raiders over Pitbulls 12-6
Pitbulls had a few ruffled feathers and I see why. The game was more competitive than I ever would have thought and i was almost disrespectful in the amount of points I predicted would be scored on them, but they still LOST… No offensive points will KILL you every time! Raiders were held in check and only 10 offensive points with a safety on defense. Familiarity and rivalry would be a good reason while they were stifled on offense, but I believe father time may be catching up with QB Schneider. Defensive battles like this forge steel out of iron. With a bye week before play the Cobras on June 3rd, they got the test the needed to rest up and refocus!
Western Washington Football League (website)
Vikings over Outlaws 25-10
Outlaws need some help, but not sure where they are going to get it from. Luckily for them, the WHOLE division didn’t win a game so they are even with the rest for the lead. Vikings got the W expected they would. A bye week gives them a chance to perfect their craft and do some recruiting. We all know feelings were hurt and playing time will be the tell tale sign on if guys will leave before the waiver wire. Can the Vikings lure a few more athletes over to complete their roster?
Bengals over Vipers 20-6
Vipers are in the win-less Division III as well, so a big match-up with Cobras will be more important than the loss this weekend. Bengals play physical football and QB Bryant is a great fit with their guys! Need to keep the wins rolling against a undermanned and undersized Hurricanes next week.
Ravens over Rams 34-23
Rams played a hell of a game. Were up at one point 21-20 in the secon half. Proud of Coach White and the grit they displayed this game. Big game next week hosting the Wolfpack. Could be the sign of big things to come! Ravens had us all scared for a minute and almost laid an egg at home in their opener. A W is a W and the Rams are always a quality opponent. Big match-up next week with Storm to stay atop Division II!
Rage over Wolfpack 30-15
The Wolfpack found a little humility this weekend. Starting out down 23-0 in any game is not a good formula, but they need to stop the finger pointing earlier before it gets to 23. Lack of size was an issue, so will the increase their stamina and speed to make up for it? The Rage, ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!! Big match up with Kings this weekend will tell us how REAL they are!
Storm over Bearcats 28-20
Bearcats were missing some key players, but still played a competitive game. They need to figure out their commitment issues during their bye week and be ready for a huge divisional game against the Cobras in week 3. The Storm are grinning and smirking at me as they read this. While they were picked to lose, they were also picked as most likely to upset. They will get a complete test this week hosting the Ravens. Probably be the underdog again, but they may be in that roll ALL season!
Nighthawks over Mayhem 14-0
Mayhem are HORRIBLE on offense. 6 TOs and NO POINTS!!! CB Ayaela needs some speed work after getting HAWKED down, but had 2 INTs and played a heck of a game…. hahahaha but realistically they need to be able to score if they want to win games. Nighthawks won when they were supposed to. They defended their house and pitched a shutout, but 4 INTs from QB Wiley has warnings signs of long term issues. Similar to Storm, they have something to prove every week and Grizzlies in probably the game of the week will be a real test of their grit!
Grizzlies over Cobras 39-6
Cobras played similar to what I expected. 7 TOs on offense and 2 for TDs. A safety early in the first half and a ton of missed opportunities put them behind the eight ball early. A late score gives them hope on offense, but their whole division lost so they are still TIED for the lead within the division. Grizzlies are looking to be the GIANT among the mid level teams. While a #2 ranking is questioned, they have the easiest schedule and do not play another team who won in week 1 after Nighthawks. Their schedule may give them a legitimate chance at an undefeated regular season they win next week and build the momentum and confidence to play with anyone!