Wednesday, October 26, 2005


First, I would like to note that I'm very disappointed this game is being held at Paul Brown Stadium. Moeller needs every advantage they can get for the St. Xavier Bombers, and this instantly neutralizes home field advantage. St. X has shown themselves to be the best team in the state, bar none at this point in the season. I'd venture to guess that the only team providing them with any competition the rest of the way is going to be Colerain. The Crusaders didn't look very sharp last week after halftime, and St. Edwards is good, but not as good as the Bombers. We'll need 4 solid quarters of mistake-free football to win this one. If the defense from the first half of the season shows up with the offense from half 2, it could be a nailbiter!

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Moeller faces what will easily be the toughest team they have faced so far this year in the Lakewood St. Edwards Eagles. St. Eds is 7-0 coming into the game, and as of last week was ranked 5th in the state. Once again it will depend on which Moeller team shows up, the one that has been dominant in 6 of 8 games this year or the error/turnover prone team that lost to Findlay and LaSalle. Most don't give Big Moe a chance in this game, I'd say they would be favored if they had played more consistent ball throughout the year. It'll likely be a close game, and hopefully the Crusaders can play a whole game and secure a playoff spot.

Monday, October 10, 2005


Columbus St. Francis DeSales has been having a down year, however they remain one of the powers of Division III in Ohio. The Stallions are 4-3, but have beaten Ft. Thomas Highlands, a perennial Kentucky powerhouse. Moeller stands to do well this weekend, as GCL rival St. Xavier has beaten DeSales 24-0.

Moeller Stadium?

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Moeller Stadium

If this project ever comes to fruition, I'll be on the bandwagon immediately. I'm certain many more will be as well.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


For most of the late 80s and early 90s, this was THE premier matchup in the GCL, and occasionally the city. This year, it's likely a battle to avoid last place. Moeller again showed its talent last week, but a few mistakes led to a 14-17 defeat to LaSalle. The Lancers, as I observed last week, are looking like contenders. This could mean complete and utter parity in the GCL for future years, being as this is an off year for the Panthers. Both the Lancers and the Bombers had their way with Elder, beating them 40-20 and 44-10 respectively. The key to the game for the Crusaders will be to avoid turnovers. If they can do this, they will win and it will likely not be a close game. Elder, on the other hand, has beaten a very good Dayton Wayne team and nearly knocked off what's turning out to be a great Massillon Washington squad. It will depend on which Moeller and Elder teams show up.