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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Arrows win OCC,Buckeyes to face Penn State

With only the 4th quarter to play,the Lexington Minutemen were 12 minutes away from concluding their run from winless to OCC Champions.
Holding a 28-17 lead and with the home crowd rocking,the OCC title seemed to be headed to Lexington.
But Taylor Housewright had other ideas and with a 16 point 4th quarter,the OCC trophy would continue to reside in Ashland after a 33-28 Arrow win.
The senior signalcaller threw for 349 yards and rushed for an additional 96 and threw for three touchdowns as well.
Two of the TD's went to wideout Tyler McFarlin,one of which was the 58 yard strike to give Ashland the lead that they would not relinquish.
Logan Kerr caught a 73 yard bomb from Housewright for a first quarter TD for the other Arrow aerial score.
In addition to the conference title,the Arrows caught another break as according to Joe Eitel's site,things fell perfectly and it appears that Ashland will move to 4th in Region 6 and therefore will host a home game.
No word on a date yet,but here is hoping for a Saturday,not Friday,so that I can attend.

The top ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and their stalwart defense travels to State College tonight to play the 25th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions.
Beaver Stadium is a tough place to play and I have picked Penn State to win this game all season.
But I have changed my mind after Penn State allowing 31 points to Indiana last week.
Their defense could have been exposed,so Reluctantly-Ohio State 20-14.

The New Jersey Devils open their new home on Newark tonight against the Ottawa Senators.
I doubt the new arena will help much against the skilled visitors from Canada's capital city,but one can hope.
Coverage here tomorrow.

Bullpen Notes

The Pirates made another claim yesterday.
This time it was pitcher Phil Dumatrait from the Reds.
Again this does not appear to be a great move,but if you see something you like from Dumatrait
it doesn't hurt anything and the cost is reasonable.
I like these types of moves,not many of them will pay off,but if a few do,it is well worth it.

In a really cool idea,the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to return to the old Coliseum for 1 game this season as part of their 50th anniversary in Los Angeles.
I love stuff like this and will be a must watch if they can pull it off.
The configuration of the Coliseum means a 250 foot pull down the left field line and to deal with that,the Dodgers used a 42 foot screen to knock balls down into the field of play.

Danny Markov is now off the Devils radar as the blueliner signed a 2 year 4 million dollar deal to play for Moscow Dynamo in the Russian Super League.
Markov was mentioned often as a potential Devil signing....

Think I have figured out the site of the old Richfield Coliseum.
It is now called Richfield Grasslands and it is part of the Ohio Audubon Society.
I hope to get some pictures!

Photo Credits
Arrows-Minutemen-Jason Molyet-Mansfield News-Journal
Helmets-Helmet Project
The Rock-Richard Perry-New York Times

2 comments:

Ryan Heimberger said...

Markov was the last quality defensemen on the market- I guess New Jersey and Boston will have to consider other options.
Martin Gerber will start in goal tonight for Ottawa.

Shawn said...

A wild rumor that I have heard from a chat with another Devil blogger has the Lou looking to move Elias or Gionta for an top notch d-man.
Seems like Elias and Sutter are already at odds....