The panel was back on track this week. After last week's debacle that left me with three players of the week for the first and hopefully last time ever, this week the panel had very little variation in their choice for who deserved the honors after a round of playoffs. Hey, it makes my job easier. Thanks panel!
That's not to say there weren't plenty of oustanding performance among our Hogies but a few certainly stood out from the rest. Marion went back and forth with Chatham before closing the door on the Cavaliers in Big Red Country. The Maroons sprinted their way past Indians en route to a first round win over an arch rival though maybe losing a standout player along the way. Patrick Henry powered past Clintwood and sent the Greenwave home for good, forever, with a loss. The Tom-Cats late season struggles continued as Covington proved to be the better of the two cats on Friday as the Cougars got a consecutive first round playoff win over our Panthers.
Who did the panel think was the key performer?
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The HogoGameDay PreGame show will go live at 5:30 from George Wythe High School. We will be cold but we will try to bring the goods in a spirited fashion regardless!
We have George Wythe Head Coach Brandon Harner on for interview at 5:35 so be sure to check that out. It can be found only at HogoGameDay.com.
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It finally happened. The panel broke itself.
Instead of reply emails with rationalized thoughts behind their individual choosings, I received emails that once opened emitted smoke from my monitor and into my eyes. It burned. The panel couldn't do it, they could not group think themselves into picking a winner. I've done this for years and this is the first time that I've seen anything like it.
Nay, instead the panel did something that has never been done before... they tied. Okay, ties have happened before, but...
Not one tie between two players. That's what I'm there for.. I'm the tie breaker.
No, this time the panel did WORSE than that. They tied between THREE PLAYERS.
I went back and read the panel's constitution. It specifies:
Should two players tie in total votes from panel members, only then may HogoOnline intervene and cast the tie-breaking vote.
It does not say anything about THREE players. It also... if we're being honest... doesn't exist. But I figured.. what the heck, lets stick with three. It'll be fun. So what dudes did the panel NOT DECIDE upon?
Photos personally donated by Earl Neikirk (Bristol Herald Courier/TriCities.com). Thanks Earl!
Tonight is the last night of "AUDIO ONLY" before we hit back up with pregame show videos next week in the playoffs. PLAYOFFS? That's right, Allen Iverson, playoffs. Tonight Dillon, Travis Debusk, Cory Johnston, Andy Brown, and the rest of the crew will be live from Patrick Henry as they host Northwood. Tune in at 7pm for pregame show and stick around at 7:30 for play-by-play coverage of the game.
Once again, I'm out of town so Tweets will be sparse but do send them anyway and if I'm able to, I'll forward all the updates that I can. Ya'll stay warm tonight and if you stay in, tune into HOGOGAMEDAY.COM for the game.
The first meeting between these two schools was in 1987, just one year before Patrick Henry joined the Hogoheegee. Northwood won that game 22-7. What helmets were the teams wearing back then?