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Thursday, September 30, 2010

4th Ranked Bob Jones Patriots

News from Bobjonessports.com
Spain Park Win Propels Bob Jones to 4th Ranked Team in the State
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 21:31
As most of you might have read in a story last week, Bob Jones is forging new ground in the Alabama Sports Writers polls and this week is no exception.  Bob Jones reached its highest ranking ever in the State at number 4. This ranking surpasses the highest number of sports writer votes Bob Jones ever received when they netted 141 votes in last year’s 6th place ranking to the 220 votes received for this year’s 4th place ranking. Bob Jones has now been ranked 9 consecutive weeks since week 8 of 2009.  This record only falls short of Decatur’s 2004 eleven week run in the polls otherwise the Patriots will have surpassed all Region 8 records for team ranking. Speaking of Region 8 firsts, this week Decatur has been ranked right behind Bob Jones at number 5. This is the first time two Region 8 teams have been ranked together in the top half of the top ten since the formation of Region 8. Let the Coaches and Players know how much you appreciate their record setting accomplishments in the Region and the State. GO Patriots!

The Rumours Persist

The rumours persist that the NRL will be rocked by a betting scandal featuring some very high profile players, next week. The week where the focus should be on the Premiers and the mighty season they have had, and the train on squad for the Kangaroos, the focus is tipped to be on six players who will be banned from our game. Let us all hope that the rumours are in fact incorrect, and it is just gossip.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whinging Tigers

Hey, I am a Dragons Supporter, but I am absolutely sick to death of the whinging that the Wests Tigers have done in relation to the Jeremy Smith knees into Lote Tuquire. Played at full speed, it was nothing more that a collision that happens in our sport. Bottom line. No intent, the player was dropping and Smith was coming in to play the second tackler role. Didn't deserve a penalty, certainly didn't deserve to be reported. The one that takes the cake, is the Robert Lui , whinge in Rugby League Week. Lui called the Smith tackle a cheap shot. This is the same guy that hours after making that statement was charged by police, for allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend. The guy played a whale of a game, and should have been stamping himself as the start of a great career, instead.....well we know what happened. I will leave you to decide what the low act/cheap shot was.

NRL Grand Final Line-Ups

NRL Line-ups: Grand Final

Dragons vs Roosters
Sunday October 03, ANZ Stadium. Match start: 05:00pm
Referee: Tony Archer, Shayne Hayne
1. Darius Boyd, 2. Brett Morris, 3. Mark Gasnier, 4. Matt Cooper, 5. Jason Nightingale, 6. Jamie Soward, 7. Ben Hornby, 8. Neville Costigan, 9. Dean Young, 10. Michael Weyman, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Ben Creagh, 13. Jeremy Smith. 1. Anthony Minichiello, 2. Joseph Leilua, 3. Kane Linnett, 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5. Sam Perrett, 6. Todd Carney, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Jason Ryles, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Frank Paul Nuuausala, 11. Nate Myles, 12. Mitchell Aubusson, 13. Braith Anasta.
Interchange
14. Nathan Fien, 15. Trent Merrin, 16. Matt Prior, 17. Jarrod Saffy, 18. Nick Emmett, 19. Kyle Stanley, 20. Jon Green, 21. Luke Priddis. (4 to be omitted). 14. Martin Kennedy, 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 16. Daniel Conn, 17. James Aubusson, 18. Nick Kouparitsas, 19. Tom Symonds, 20. Lopini Paea, 21. Phil Graham. (4 to be omitted).

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Games Have Started

Just saw a Danny Wiedler interview with Rooster Todd Carney, who admitted that he was close to signing with the Dragons. Impressed with Wayne Bennett and a guarantee of the Number 7 Jersey. Just who wears the Number 7 now for the Dragons, none other than captain Ben Hornby. Fancy That.

Panthers' 'spark' doused by turnover binge

By Joseph Person
jperson@charlotteobserver.comWith another turnover-marred game - this one on a soggy field - the spark Carolina Panthers coach John Fox was seeking by starting a new quarterback turned into a flameout.
Rookie Jimmy Clausen had three of the Panthers' four turnovers in his first NFL start Sunday at waterlogged Bank of America Stadium and Carolina remained winless with a 20-7 loss to Cincinnati.
The score was the same as last week's defeat to Tampa Bay. And despite the change at quarterback, the results remained the same for a wheezing Panthers offense averaging four turnovers and one touchdown per game.


Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/26/1720495/panthers-fall-to-bengals-as-turnover.html#ixzz10iuI9dor

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Permian 28 Moterey 0


SEPTEMBER 24th- MOJO moved to 4-1 on the season with a dominating 38-0 win over Lubbock Monterey. After a scoreless first quarter, the Panthers got things going early in the second when DeAnthony Fay found the endzone from three yards out. Greg George made it 14-0 on the next possession with an eight yard TD run. Fay hit paydirt again right before the break, and Permian took a 21-0 lead into the lockerroom.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You Just need One Point

What an emotional night for Dragons fans. Tears flowed freely from Snowy and my face as the Dragons clinched their first Grand Final visit since 1999, with a gripping 13-12 victory over a gallant Tigers side. In the end, a Jamie Soward field goal was the only difference between the sides, as the Tigers installed an up and in defence that thwarted the Dragons left and right shifts, and kept them impotent for much of the game.

Its like kissing your sister!!!

They say the AFL is the Premier Game in Australia, yet today they highlighted just how amateur they can be.Today the St Kilda Saints toughed out and came back from a 24 point deficit to a great Collingwood side, to snatch a 68 all draw at full-time. However the AFL being the AFL, they must be the only game in the world that doesn't have a plan in which the game can be resolved when the scores are level. Instead, they ask the 100,000 spectators to put their hands in the pockets, and the 44 gladiators, to somehow ease their bodies through another tumultuous week. What a load of crap!

Bob Jones Spoils Spain Park Homecoming

 Courtesy of the Bob Jones Boosters


The Bob Jones Patriots go (4-1) Friday night as they stepped out of region play and defeated the Spain Park Jaguars (2-3), on the Jaguar's Homecoming night. This win is the first time the Patriots have defeated Spain Park in football.
The Patriots started quickly out of the gate with a 100 yrd kick off return by Senior Collins Moore.  The first half was totally dominated by Bob Jones as the Offense scored 28 points and the Defense kept the always tough Region 6 Jaguars from scoring.

High School Footy Scores

Early reports have indicated that both of our American High School teams have won on Friday Night Football. The Permian Panthers have romped home, as expected against Monterey 38-0 and are setting themselves up for a better than expected season in Texas 5A Football. Our new team on the block, the Bob Jones High Patriots, have scored a 28-21 victory against Spain Park in Alabama 6A High School Football.

Saturday Footy: Saints Destiny

Saturday the 25th September we see the destiny of two Saints determined. In the AFL Grand Final, St Kilda will be looking to overcome the raging favourites Collingwood in the biggest day of the AFL Season, Grand Final Day at the MCG. The other Saints are the Mighty St George Illawarra Dragons who are fighting off the charge from the mercurail Wests Tigers to see who faces up to the Sydney Roosters on NRL Grand Final day next Sunday. The Dragons, Minor Premiers for the last two years are the favourites, but a Tigers side that has nothing to lose has danger allover them. Will it be the day of the Saints??????????????

Friday, September 24, 2010

Titans Outplayed and Outcoached

The Sydney Roosters are just one game away from an amazing fairytale of last to first, when they steamrolled the Gold Coast Titans 32-6 tonight at Suncorp Stadium. The Roosters made the Titans looked pedestrian tonight, while defensively the Titans had no answers against the Roosters attacking machine. It was an incredibly disappointing performance from the Titans, and it must be said that the tactics of coach John Cartwright in playing Preston Campbell in preference to last start Man of the Match William Zillman must be questioned. Zillman made schoolboy errors and was obviously down in confidence, while Campbell was off the pace. The coaching decision, favoring a club legend and favourite, over the clear form player, was just poor and really paved the way for the loss.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Time is Right

This weekend we see a lot of nervous NRL fans of the four remaining NRL clubs, the Titans, The Roosters, the Dragons and the Tigers. But the most nervous of all will be the Dragons Fans. So near, yet so far over the many (31) years since we last won a title. Chokers, derided in the public domain by media and fans alike. This year a aura surrounds this team and the players, an aura of composure, that abides well.....but one just cannot help the feeling. Is 2010 the Year?

BJHS Football Ranking Milestone

Nikki has just arrived in Madison, so we continue our series of getting to know the Bob Jones Patriots. Here is an article from www.bobjonessports.com .
For those of you who followed Bob Jones Football over the past five or six years, you have noticed a clear transformation has taken place. Well you are in good company because it seems the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) agrees with you. Your Bob Jones Patriots are now ranked number 6 in the state, equally our highest ranking of sixth in the state during week five of 2009 season.

Bob Jones High School Patriots

Recently a friend of ours, went to live in the United States, to a town called Madison Alambama. The school here children will be attending is Bob Jones High School. In fact, her daughter will be playing in the school band. We will be getting some first hand knowledge of High School Football in Alabama through the Bob Jones Patriots. So what do we know now? They play 6A football in Alabama and the Patriots are currently sitting at 3-0 in Region 8. Importantly they are ranked at 6 by the Alabama Sports Writers association. They have played 24 times in the playoffs over a couple of divisions and have yet to win  State

PERMIAN vs MONTEREY

Courtesy of odessapermian.com
The Permian Panthers travel north to Lubbock to take on the Monterey Plainsmen this Friday. Monterey comes into the game looking for their first win of the season. Leading the Plainsmen offense will be quarterback Brady Gunn. The senior signal caller was 14-19 for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception in their game with Midland last week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dragons Looking Good

The Dragons are looking good at the moment, according to many of the experts out there in the League World. Was listening to Peter Psaltis from 4BC who claims that the Dragons have renowned Sports Psychiatrist Phil Jauncey on board, and they look confident. Can I just say for all the Dragons Fans in the world, Can we just win the comp first BEFORE the experts say that we will. Too much heartache over too many years, to believe otherwise.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Panthers fall to 0-2; Moore benched

By Joseph Person
jperson@charlotteobserver.com
Two games into the season, the Carolina Panthers have scored two touchdowns, coughed up eight turnovers and tried two quarterbacks.
They're still looking for their first win.
In a battle between the NFL's two youngest teams, Tampa Bay's 22-year-old quarterback outplayed both of the Panthers' passers. Josh Freeman atoned for a five-interception game against Carolina last season to lead the Buccaneers to a 20-7 win Sunday in front of crowd of 72,577 at Bank of America Stadium


Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/19/1704646/panthers-fall-to-0-2-moore-benched.html#ixzz103gnyeON

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Northern Pride dehorn the Devils

The Northern Pride became the pride of the Queensland Super Intrust Cup in defeating the Norths Devils 30-20 in a one-sided Grand Final that threatened to blow up at many times during the game. The Pride skipped out to an 18-nil lead after twenty minutes and the shell-shocked Devils were struggling to get the ball, let alone put any serious pressure on the Pride. The Devils scored before half-time and the 18-6 halftime score gave them some hope, but the Pride were the first side to score after half-time to lead 24-6 and this just proved insurmountable. If we complain about NRL refs, you should have taken a gander at Justin Davis, who was shocking. He put up with constant gibes from Pride Captain Chris Sheppard and made some totally bewildering decisions today. The standard of the game was good, and the fights which threatened to spill added the spice.

Panthers Decimated by Injuries and the Chooks

The Penrith Panthers, deminated by injury before the game, having lost Trent Waterhouse and Frank Pritchard,, were further killed off by the 37th Minutes after losing Micheal Jenning, Luke Lewis and Gavin Cooper. The game was already dusted for the Panthers by then, but the scoreline of 34-12 to the Sydney Roosters flattered the Chooks. Considering the toll on the Panthers, the Chooks were hardly impressive and based on this form should prove little matchup for the Gold Coast Titans next week. The best on the ground was Mitchell Pearce ably supported by Todd Carney

Permian 24 Amarillo Tascosa 13

Report by www.odessapermian.com
September 17th- The Panthers had a happy Homecoming on Friday, scoring a 24-13 win over Amarillo Tascosa. QB Landry Serrano got things going for MOJO, capping a 77 yard drive with a four yard touchdown run. DeAnthony Fay got into the act on the next Panthers possession, scoring from 39 yards out on the first play of the drive. Serrano hit Austin Reynolds for a seven yard touchdown, and MOJO went into the locker room with a 21-0 halftime lead.
NEXT UP- MOJO travels to Lubbock to take on the Monterey Plainsmen. Kikcoff is set for 7:30pm Friday, September 24th at Lowrey Field.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tigers can Jump and Hold On

The Wests Tigers defied a freezing cold evening in Canberra, a Raiders side white hot on form, injury clouds and busted players to defeat the Raiders 26-24. They jumped early and scored through the brilliance of Benji Marshall, and did enough to hold on as the Raiders stormed home. Raider Jarad Croker had a chance to take the game into Golden Point, but missed his penalty shot with just two minutes remaining.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dragons and the Dell

It was good seeing the Big Dell, Wendell Sailor, get a bit passionate on NRL on Fox, when pushed by host Ryan Phelan, who proclaimed the Dragons as the worst game of the weekend. They didn't let loose until they were playing against 12 men, proclaimed Phelen, whose NRL, Origin and Test playing career is non-existant. Dell professed his love for the Dragons, and his hate for the lop-sided views of many of the media. If they win, they are expected to win, if they lose, they choke.Gary Freeman chimed in criticizing the choice to take penalty goals, and not running the footy.

The Dragons have a steel about them, that no other side can match. They are in games to win them, not to entertain the likes of Freeman and Phelan. Good on ya Dell for standing up to these imbos.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What Happens Next!!

Every year we say it. The McIntyre system is ordinary and needs to be scrapped. Teams need to know when they are in a knockout situation and every year we see an undeserved team get knocked out. We also see the ridiculous situation, similar to last year, when a team ranked 7th or 8th gets a home final in week 2. Ridiculous.

Next week see the Wests Tigers travel to Canberra on a Saturday Night to play the Raiders, while on Friday Night the Roosters and the Panthers do battle. The Winner of the Tigers v Raiders will play the Dragons, while the Roosters v Panthers winner will play the Titans in the Grand Final qualifier.

Permian 53 Cedar Hill 42

The Permian Panthers defeated the 12th ranked Cedar Hill team 53-42. Here is the report from odessapermian.com

September 11th- The Permian Panthers used a combination of big plays and grind it out offense to score a 53-42 upset victory over the Cedar Hill Longhorns. MOJO jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead on a 22 yard TD pass from Landry Serrano to Van Powell, and a 55 yard TD run by DeAnthony Fay. From there the game turned into a shootout. Permian answered Cedar Hill's first touchdown with scores from Tommey Morris and Serrano. Cedar Hill would score twice more, and MOJO went to into the half with a 27-21 lead.

Chokers NOT

The Dragons squeezed the life out of an undermanned Sea Eagles outfit, then played up as they ended the Eagles season with a comprehensive 28 nil victory. The Dragons scored first with an unbelievable try to Ben Hornby after a Jamie Soward and then scored their next eight points through penalty kicks. With twenty minutes left and the game well in hand at 14-0, the Dragons opened up some of their attacking arsenal, and Matt Cooper (2) and Mark Gasnier scored tries which gave the team the final score.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Raiders 24 Panthers 22

We say goodbye to the New Zealand Warriors as the Canberra Raiders got their sixth straight win with their 24-22 win over the Penrith Panthers. Seven play two, and seven got the points, hence the reason why we are now fare-welling the Warriors. Thie was tipped to be an entertaining game and the teams didn't disapoint. The Raiders led 24-12 with plenty on the clock, but the Panthers fought back, and at the end of the day the difference was a missed Michael Gordon conversion attempt. The Dragons must now be faced with a stronger motive to win tomorrow, as a loss will see them face the Raiders next week.

Finals Thriller to the Roosters

The Sydney Roosters have won an extraordinary finals game against the Wests Tigers 19-15 in the 100th minute of the game, after the score were locked 15all at the end of regulation. The Tigers looked to have the game sewn up and were leading 15-6 coming into the final twenty minutes, but a combination of an inspired Todd Carney and an busted Benji Marshall, providing the Chooks with the chance to get even and ultimately win. The game was not without fire and spark, with Benji Marshall being pinged for punching which denied the Tigers a try, and in the final minutes Jaryd Whare-Hargreaves was hit high with a shoulder, which should see some form of action. It denied the Chooks a penalty, which they should have plotted over to win the game. The Tigers got over the try-line three times in the first ten minutes, all to Gareth Ellis, before the scored first through Lote Tuquiri.

Titans Too Good

The first game of the finals series has been played and won by the Gold Coast Titans 28-16 over the New Zealand Warriors. From very early in the piece, you had the idea that it wasn;t going to be the Warriors night. Kevin Gordon scampered 60 m very early, and from then on the Warriors never really looked likely. The Titans also now can have a week off, if the other finals results go their way. Good start to John Cartwright and the boys.

Friday, September 10, 2010

First Week of the Final Preview

The first week of the finals starts with the New Zealand Warriors traveling to Robina to take on the Gold Coast Titans. Both sides have been impressive, with the Warriors generally consider the darkhorse to take the comp. That beings aid, the Titans are sitting pretty at the moment with coach John Cartwright faced with selection dilemmas on who to leave out. I hope both sides still trot around next week, but I think the Titans should be too good at home.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PERMIAN vs CEDAR HILL

Courtesy of OdessaPermian.com
The Permian Panthers will face a stiff test in Week Two, traveling to Abilene to take on the Cedar Hill Longhorns. Cedar Hill (1-1 after a 42-41 OT victory over Denton Guyer) has been a powerhouse program the past few years. The Longhorns won a state title in 2006, and attained the number one national ranking before falling to Abilene High in the 2009 state playoffs. The Longhorns are led on offense by QB Driphus Jackson. The 6’1” 205lb signal caller has been the starter since his sophomore year, and threw for 1,506 yards and 16 TDs last season. Jackson can also make big plays on the ground. WR Lovett Gibson (6’2”, 190lb, 4.5) provides a big target for the passing attack. The offensive line averages 263 lbs per man. On defense Cedar Hill is young but talented. CB Trendall Stevenson (5’10” 170lb 4.5) is one of only two returning starters on defense. Senior Corey Feagin is a 6’3” 240lb force at defensive tackle.

NRL Line-ups First Week of Finals

NRL Line-ups for the First week of the Finals
Titans vs Warriors
Friday September 10, Skilled Park. Match start: 07:45pm
Referee: Tony Archer, Gavin Badger

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Carney Caps Fairytale

Todd Carney capped an amazing season in his return to the NRL, by winning the Daly M medal for Best and Fairest for 2010. Carney, sacked from the Raiders and the NRL for repeated offences with alcohol, went bush to Atherton in 2009, and re-built his life while working in a hotel and playing for the Atherton Roosters. He won the Daly M by 1 point over Robbi Farrah with Dragons Darius Boyd a further point behind in third.

Monday, September 6, 2010

First Week of Finals

The Finals kick off this Friday Night and while we have said good-bye to eight team after the last round of the comp, we now say farewell to two teams each week. Friday Night the Gold Coast Titans take on the New Zealand Warriors. Saturday at 6.30 we see the Tigers play the Roosters, while following at 8.30 is the Panthers v Raiders game. The first weekend rounds out with the Dragons v Manly. Good Luck teams.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dragons face Manly

The Dragons have booked a playoff game against the Manly Sea Eagles by knocking over the Souths Sydney Rabbitohs 38-24. The Sea Eagles faced a nervous wait after being defeated 30-24 by the Canterbury Bulldogs, while the Melbourne Storm finished the year in style by flogging the Newcastle Knights 34-4 in front of a Sellout Melbourne crowd.


- Posted by Curly

Finals Taking Shape : Saturday Night Results

Saturday Night results have completed most of the first week of the finals series on the NRL. In Saturday Night games, the Warriors ended Parramatta's dismal season 26-12, the Cowboys farcical season ended with some credibility, going down 18-8 to finals bound Roosters, while the Panthers stomped the Sharks 50-12. The final series will start with the Warriors playing the Gold Coast at Robina, and the Roosters will play third placed Tigers at the SFS. So the games still left to be decided are the ones that feature the Minor Premiers the Dragons and second placed Panthers, with a combination of Raiders/Manly or even the Rabbits still a chance.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Brisbane Proud Tradition Ends

The Brisbane Broncos proud tradition of not missing a final series since 1991, is over.They went down 18-16 last night to the Canberra Raiders, who have secured their finals berth with the win. A huge Suncorp Stadium crowd farewelled the Broncos for 2010, a Broncos side that was brave, but still off their game. Heavy kicks missed tries, while Cory Parker missed a simple conversion from in front.

In the other Friday Night game, the Titans held on to beat the Tigers 21-18, with an injured Scott Prince being the star.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

End of the World as Some Know

Fresh faced optimism at the beginning of the season has now been replaced for some supporters, by dejection and despair as they look forward to another off-season of hope and 2011. For the supporters of Melbourne, North Queensland, Cronulla, Canturbury, Parramatta and Newcastle, all that can be hoped for is to end the season with a win and the cricket season. Based on recent events, even the cricket season shows limited appeal, so reality sees these fans in limbo until the off-season excitement ramps up again.In all probability, the fans of Brisbane and Souths Sydney should follow the same course. We thank these supporters for their loyal patronage, and hope that they follow the finals with some sort of interest. If not, there is always the NFL. Until next year, teams.