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It's been interesting this year to watch our two Fayette teams take very different paths to the playoffs.

Sandy Creek got no respect this year in state rankings, primarily because it had one of the easiest schedules in the state (their opponents combined winning percentage was something like .440) They "ran the table" with ease and coasted to the playoffs. Normally, a team with a schedule this weak is roadkill in the playoffs, but Sandy Creek stepped up when matched against quality opponents and were rewarded with a chance to play for the championship and finally cracked the state overall top ten this week (they're #9).

Starr's Mill had a tougher schedule but still handled their opponents with relative ease (their worst game was against their "easiest" opponent on paper, FCHS, but they still won 10-0). Starr's Mill had much easier playoff opponents the first two weeks, then won their improbable come-from-behind victory against former state #1 team Tucker last week. Starr's Mill is now ranked #2 in the state (and #98 in the nation, btw) by the national ranking services.

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Just slightly off there sniff, the Mill beat the Tigers by 30 something points, in fact the Tigers never scored, the Creek squeaked by the Tigers 10-0, with the lone TD coming late in the game.

I yam what I yam

[quote=hutch866]Just slightly off there sniff, the Mill beat the Tigers by 30 something points, in fact the Tigers never scored, the Creek squeaked by the Tigers 10-0, with the lone TD coming late in the game.[/quote]

I stand corrected, you are right.

I was bouncing back and forth between the two teams on the power rankings site and got the scores wrong.

I had the opportunity today to see the pride that the children in our community have for their older brothers and sisters at Star Mills High School. Students were brought to the halls of an elementary school where signs congratulating the Panthers were hung throughout the school. A school bus drove up carrying the seniors on the Star Mill's football team - and the Panther cheer filled the neighborhood! Former teachers and brothers, sisters, and neighborhood friends cheered these fine athletes as they proudly walked the halls of the elementary school that I visited. As has been noted, very few counties have TWO high schools playing in the playoffs. Congratulations to parents, school staffs, coaches, and community volunteers. Win or lose, these young athletes are champions - and an inspiration to the younger generation of Panthers!

Not surprising, but you can't even get your location right--listen up--it's "Starrs Mill"--now that isn't too hard, is it, especially for a highly educated person. Just a note from your favorite "Enlisted Person".

Starrs Mill it is! I'll be perfect tomorrow - too busy today enjoying life!

<cite> By the way - I wasn't AT Starrs Mill - but at an elementary school - but of course you weren't looking at the content - only to see if I made a mistake. This could be fun!</cite>



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