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by MadHatter555
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: The Washington Panthers
Replies: 248
Views: 103739

Re: The Washington Panthers

I would be hard pressed to call any of the former players I know soft, and actually many are quite tough. I think it is telling that one of the best bench coaches can't keep the best players in the school playing basketball. There is a difference between in not being easy, and it being plain miserab...
by MadHatter555
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Large School Boys Basketball
Topic: The Washington Panthers
Replies: 248
Views: 103739

Re: The Washington Panthers

They were a mostly upper class team last year. That being said, if you look at the last few years, there are precious few kids who start playing as frosh and end up playing all four years. I have heard stories, and some first hand accounts, and the program is not for everyone. No doubt the results s...
by MadHatter555
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School POY
Replies: 7
Views: 3009

Re: Large School POY

MVP of the best team in the area gets the spoils, and that is Caleb Fisher. In a season where they played few close games, he was the difference in the ones that were close. At Metamora, his running and passing proved to be the difference in a tight game. By now, you have all seen "the play", which ...
by MadHatter555
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: East Peoria Football....
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: East Peoria Football....

It seems like I hear more about EP coaches playing the political game in all sports than I do any other school. That is a very bad thing. Eventually the kids who don't have the connections just fade off. Right now baseball and football seem to be plagued by this, and I am not sure why the coaches fa...
by MadHatter555
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 9
Replies: 25
Views: 2193

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 9

Bloomington
Peoria Notre Dame -6
Normal West
Normal Community
Champaign Central
Rock Island
Pekin -6
Canton at Metamora
Morton -14
Washington
IVC



EXTRA CREDIT:

Chatham Glenwood
Chicago (Brother Rice)
by MadHatter555
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 8
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 8

Bloomington
Normal West -28
Richwoods at Danville
Manual -4
Normal Community
Peoria Notre Dame (Sat.)
Dunlap
Morton
East Peoria
Washington -24
IVC


EXTRA CREDIT:
Park Ridge (Maine South)(6-1)
Arlington Heights (Hersey)(7-0)
Gurnee (Warren)(6-1)
Flossmoor (Homewood-F.)(6-1)
by MadHatter555
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Washington @ Metamora
Replies: 64
Views: 8818

Re: Washington @ Metamora

I do think Washington has a bit too much. You are looking at a potential state champion. Ummmm, I respectfully disagree. We will have to get you opinion again around 10pm Friday....I try not to go overboard on things, but I have been watching HS football for a very long time, and have not seen a te...
by MadHatter555
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: WINNER Week 7 Large School Pick 'Ems
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: WINNER Week 7 Large School Pick 'Ems

Two runner up finishes by tie breaker....that hurts.
by MadHatter555
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 7
Replies: 29
Views: 2725

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 7

Normal Community
Normal West
Peoria High -24
Bloomington -8
Richwoods
New Lenox (Lincoln-Way Central)
Dunlap -14
Washington
Morton
Metamora
IVC


EXTRA CREDIT:
Monticello(6-0)
Vandalia(6-0)
Lansing (Thornton Fractional South) (6-0)
Oswego East(6-0)
by MadHatter555
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 6
Replies: 31
Views: 3278

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 6

Champaign Centennial
Champaign Central -10
Normal Community
Peoria Notre Dame
Peoria High
Normal West
Canton -6
Dunlap
Morton -6
Washington
IVC

EXTRA CREDIT:
Sycamore
by MadHatter555
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 8733

Re: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018

Tonight will tell everyone who's who in the Mid-Illini. With Washington, despite the wind, they may have to start throwing the ball more tonight. Good running game but Morton plays Washington tough. It will be fun when Washington decides to throw the ball more. I think it's being saved for Metamora...
by MadHatter555
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Cross Country & Track
Topic: 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: 2018

I can't remember 5-10 years ago so I could be wrong, but it seems that Washington has really upgraded their boys/girls cross country program the last few years My daughter was in 8th grade when Washington Middle School added Cross Country in 2009. The high school team was able to qualify for state ...
by MadHatter555
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 5
Replies: 29
Views: 3648

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 5

Bloomington
Peoria Notre Dame
Champaign Central
Normal Community
Normal West +12
Danville
Pekin
East Peoria
Metamora +13
Washington +20
Fairbury (Prairie Central)

Rochester
by MadHatter555
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 8733

Re: Large School Cal Preps Projections 2018

GoBirdsGo II wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 pm
My revised Mid Illini prediction:

Washington
Metamora
Morton
Dunlap
Pekin
East Peoria
Canton
Limestone
I think Metamora/Morton is a toss up, but other than that, spot on.
by MadHatter555
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Metamora@Dunlap
Replies: 13
Views: 3125

Re: Metamora@Dunlap

We pretty much saw how Dunlap stacked up to Washington. If Metamora can't handle them, then they probably won't fare that well against the Panthers. I don't think the Redbird schedule has been too tough so far, so it is hard to say. Based on what I saw in Wash/Dunlap, it is hard for me to imagine Du...
by MadHatter555
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dunlap@Washington
Replies: 31
Views: 5489

Re: Dunlap@Washington

The most surprising thing after watching this game was that Dunlap scored. It took 3 pretty unlikely plays for that to happen. The Washington defense just absolutely dominated in this game. Washington would score, Kastl would kick it out of the end zone, and three plays later, Dunlap would punt. The...
by MadHatter555
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: SOPH/JV Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: SOPH/JV Thoughts

Washington beat Limestone 41-0, and had maybe 6 or 7 juniors playing some. Wasn't even as close as the score.....
by MadHatter555
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dunlap@Washington
Replies: 31
Views: 5489

Re: Dunlap@Washington

I think the Panthers will be undefeated in the MI. Dunlap 2nd, Birds 3rd. Birds will make it close at Metamora/Panthers, but wont pull it off.....but wont matter, no MI team will advance past the 2nd round. This Washington team is, in my opinion, better than last years team, and if they stay in 5a,...
by MadHatter555
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 4
Replies: 30
Views: 3422

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 4

Danville
Peoria High
Peoria Notre Dame -21
Champaign Central
Normal West -16
Normal Community
Metamora
Washington -16
Canton
Pekin -4
IVC
by MadHatter555
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 3
Replies: 31
Views: 3817

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 3

Peoria Notre Dame
Normal West -6
Normal Community
Peoria High
Bloomington
Champaign Centennial -4
Morton
Metamora
Dunlap
Washington
Pontiac -16
by MadHatter555
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 2
Replies: 31
Views: 3692

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 2

Bloomington
Champaign Central
Danville
Normal Community +10
Peoria High
Richwoods
Canton
Dunlap
East Peoria
Lasalle- Peru +12
Rock Island
Morton
Sterling
Washington +5
Monticello
by MadHatter555
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Worst football uniforms you've seen?
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Worst football uniforms you've seen?

East Peoria's flirtation with black looks to be over. Those were awful...I am not a big fan of Washington's orange over black look, though it is better than the Black/black. I prefer orange over white, and I love the all white on the road.
by MadHatter555
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 1
Replies: 34
Views: 4581

Re: Large School Pick 'Ems Week 1

Bloomington @ Danville Metamora @ Champaign Central Normal Community 27 @ Richwoods 16 Tie-breaker #1 Champaign Centennial @ Peoria High Manual @ Peotone Peoria Notre Dame 28 @ Normal West 56Tie-breaker #2 Park Forest (Rich East) @ Urbana Galesburg @ Dunlap Streator @ East Peoria Canton @ Charleston...
by MadHatter555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Babcook Field
Replies: 197
Views: 81295

Re: Babcook Field

What an embarrasment!! Whomever is responsible should be fired or voted out of office. I suspect it may be some foot dragging by those who aren't really in favor of the project.
by MadHatter555
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Large School Football
Topic: Dunlap vs Washington
Replies: 61
Views: 15674

Re: Dunlap vs Washington

Congrats to the Eagles. They were 100% prepared, and their size and athleticism was more than the Panthers could handle. I think they have a great shot against Phillips, as their defense should be able to keep them in a game against any 5a team I have seen. I hope their offense plays better Saturday...