Tuesday, September 27, 2005


At the beginning of the season, I was concerned about a select few games on the schedule. The usually tough Elder and St. X games, Lakewood St. Edwards, CovCath, and Henderson County, KY. I am now less concerned about the Elder game than the LaSalle game. Last week, the Lancers didn't just beat Elder, they made a statment. They could have folded early, falling behind 7-13, but came back to win 40-20. They have a poise similar to that of the late 80s Elder squads also coached by Grippa. This was also their first win over Elder since 1992. Moeller looked particularly strong in a 47-7 win over 5-0 KY big school Henderson County. The good news is they shouldn't be overlooking a very talented and well coached Lancer squad this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


I'm a little bit concerned. It seems as though Moe let their guard down for the trip up to Findlay. If it's a wakeup call, it will have been for the better. Henderson County has apparently been doing pretty darned good the past few years. Considering they play in the KY big school division, it should be a pretty good game. If the Crusaders maintain their focus, they should be able to win without a nailbiter finish. I hope Coach Crable has the men of Moeller trained up and focused on execution and not turning the ball over.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


I've not heard too much about Findlay, unfortunately. I have heard, however, that they met up with Elder in the state semis a few years ago. The Yappi forum on this one has been pretty good so far. Basically, what it amounts to is Findlay isn't bad, but they aren't the team they have been in recent years, and the Crusaders should take this one handily.

Friday, September 09, 2005


This weekend Moeller travels to Toledo to face the Knights of St. Francis deSales. Traditionally a Division II power, the SFS Knights finished 8-2 in the regular season last year, and were upended by Canton Glen Oak in the first round of the playoffs. 2004 resulted in a 45-0 blowout by the Crusaders, so maintaining focus on this quality opponent may be more difficult in 2005.