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Clinton @ Melbourne
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:50:25 am »
Clinton is coming in hot after an impressive victory at Harding Academy. The Fullback duo of Davidson and Bowman rushed for a total of 331 yards. The defense also showed grit and held on late in the game after Amos was injured extending a play. Donít think Melbourne has what it takes offensively or defensively to match up to Clinton. Clinton wins big.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 05:30:15 pm »
Canít wait

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 08:59:52 am »
No letdown game for the Jackets.
Clinton by 15

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 01:50:07 pm »
No letdown game for the Jackets.
Clinton by 15
At least.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 02:56:19 pm »
Iíve never even heard of Melbourne.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 05:54:01 pm »
Clinton takes it

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 07:54:18 pm »
Iíve never even heard of Melbourne.

Melbourne is just north of Batesville. Itís a relatively new program (7th year varsity) that has been fairly successful in the first six seasons (three - 9 win seasons, made it to second round twice). The team is well coached and they play hard. These teams are very similar. It should be a good game.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 07:56:58 pm »
Melbourne is just north of Batesville. Itís a relatively new program (7th year varsity) that has been fairly successful in the first six seasons (three - 9 win seasons, made it to second round twice). The team is well coached and they play hard. These teams are very similar. It should be a good game.

Donít particularly think itíll be close.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 08:38:26 pm »
Melbourne is just north of Batesville. Itís a relatively new program (7th year varsity) that has been fairly successful in the first six seasons (three - 9 win seasons, made it to second round twice). The team is well coached and they play hard. These teams are very similar. It should be a good game.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 08:42:01 am »
I think this game will be closer than people think. Melbourne has a few good backs that run hard and are physical. They hung with Charleston for a while earlier in the year. I still believe Clinton is the better team, but I do not expect a blowout

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 09:01:01 am »
I think this game will be closer than people think. Melbourne has a few good backs that run hard and are physical. They hung with Charleston for a while earlier in the year. I still believe Clinton is the better team, but I do not expect a blowout

And Charleston is struggling for Charleston. They arenít Charleston of norm

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2018, 01:00:15 pm »
No they arent, but they are still a very sound football team.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 02:29:39 pm »
No they arent, but they are still a very sound football team.

Yes they are always very sound. Just not very talented or big currently.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 02:54:25 pm »
Think this is the first year that Kendrick doesn't have a D1 athlete.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2018, 04:33:37 pm »
Think this is the first year that Kendrick doesn't have a D1 athlete.

Yep. Storey first 3 years, then SMF last 3 years........Clinton will run away with this game.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 09:16:01 pm »
I say Clinton wins. Not so sure it'll be a blow out but they should win by at least 17, at most by 24. Imo.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2018, 11:09:27 pm »
Yes they are always very sound. Just not very talented or big currently.

I agree.
Every team goes through a bad season or two. Then they reload and you're like, "Yeap that's the Charleston I know!"

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 10:26:20 pm »
Melbourne pulls off the shocker at home. Win by 6.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2018, 07:34:06 am »
Melbourne pulls off the shocker at home. Win by 6.
Hoping for a good game!

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2018, 11:05:18 am »
Melbourne pulls off the shocker at home. Win by 6.
Wishful thinking.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2018, 07:16:08 pm »
Have you lost your mind Clinton is superior to Melbourne in every way. My prediction is Clinton beats Melbourne just like before. Clinton is going to be playing for the state title while Melbourne is playing basketball later this year

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2018, 08:01:17 pm »
I think this is closer then most think.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2018, 11:40:07 am »
Clintonís big offensive line will dominate the line of scrimmage. Especially since Melbourne players go both ways on the field.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2018, 12:07:34 pm »
Have you lost your mind Clinton is superior to Melbourne in every way. My prediction is Clinton beats Melbourne just like before. Clinton is going to be playing for the state title while Melbourne is playing basketball later this year

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2018, 01:00:26 pm »
Clintonís big offensive line will dominate the line of scrimmage. Especially since Melbourne players go both ways on the field.
Don't count your chickens. There's a lot of football to be played between now and December. I agree that Clinton should breeze through the rest of their conference schedule, but if they get too cocky, a team like Melbourne could slip up on them. Moreover, things will get a bit tougher once they get past the first round of the playoffs. And the first round can even hold some surprises as Glen Rose found out last year. Additionally, not having any real competition for the last month of the season could be a drawback when they begin to play quality opponents.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2018, 09:28:14 pm »
Congrats to Clinton. Very impressive. Good luck the rest of the season.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2018, 10:40:58 pm »
Melbourne played well to. Good luck the rest of the year.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2018, 10:45:17 pm »
Looks like there could be quite a battle for second place when the Bearkatz visit Harding Academy in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2018, 12:17:47 am »
As a Clinton fan I have seen both  Melbourne and HA play. I would think Melbourne is the better team because of their defense.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2018, 02:56:31 pm »
Yes they are always very sound. Just not very talented or big currently.


No they are not... This is not true at all. It's the exact reason they are struggling big time by Charleston standards is because they have so many penalties and turn the ball over way too much. It's the reason they lost to an average 3A Greenland team and only scored two offensive TD's against Cedarville who is 1-4. The talent is down in Charleston for sure, but they are not as bad as they are showing if they will just clean stuff up.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2018, 03:00:30 pm »
Have you lost your mind Clinton is superior to Melbourne in every way. My prediction is Clinton beats Melbourne just like before. Clinton is going to be playing for the state title while Melbourne is playing basketball later this year


A comment like this makes me wonder if you have ever watched much high school football in the past? Cause no team giving up the average points per game that Clinton is on defense gets close to a state title. A good defensive team like Booneville will assert its control physically and in the trenches against Clinton to negate the speed.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2018, 03:09:00 pm »
Clinton is on the same side of the bracket as the conference champ from the 1-3A and 4-3A which are tough teams who will come out of those leagues so they are not getting past the semifinals. Even their 2nd round and quarterfinal games will be somewhat tough even though they probably are the favorite in those on paper. Clinton is a really good team, but comments like they are state title contenders is only setting them up for failure and scrutiny.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2018, 07:27:48 pm »
Clinton will be very lucky to make it past all the 2 seeds in their bracket.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2018, 08:52:59 pm »
Clinton will be very lucky to make it past all the 2 seeds in their bracket.


I think on paper their 2nd round and quarterfinal matchups will be very competitive games that could either way so you may be right. Their side of the bracket looks to be more difficult than the other side.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2018, 09:21:16 pm »
How many has Clinton been giving up on defense per game?

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2018, 09:48:35 pm »
How many has Clinton been giving up on defense per game?

27.2 per game.... I know you know as well as anybody if you are a Glen Rose poster?? from your high level teams in past years that when the playoffs begin and you have to play 3 or 4 high level opponents in a row that a defense like that will not cut it. You can't just win shootout after shootout for 5 straight weeks in November and December when the level of play elevates.
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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 10:38:05 pm »
Clinton wins this one by 10 points

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2018, 10:41:57 pm »
Clinton wins this one by 10 points

Well. The game is already over. But you were close.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2018, 09:29:13 am »
Clinton is on the same side of the bracket as the conference champ from the 1-3A and 4-3A which are tough teams who will come out of those leagues so they are not getting past the semifinals. Even their 2nd round and quarterfinal games will be somewhat tough even though they probably are the favorite in those on paper. Clinton is a really good team, but comments like they are state title contenders is only setting them up for failure and scrutiny.
If they aren't a state title contender, then who is? Boonville is overrated.

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2018, 09:52:12 am »
If they aren't a state title contender, then who is? Boonville is overrated.

Based on what? Just your opinion?

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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2018, 11:01:05 am »
If they aren't a state title contender, then who is? Boonville is overrated.


Lol ok.... You mean the team that is good enough to  win the 1-4A and 4-4A this year, but you think they'll have trouble in 3A? And to answer your question Booneville is the favorite with Prescott, Smackover, Glen Rose, and Rison a cut above a team like Clinton..... Clinton is about the 6th or 7th best team in 3A if their defense does not improve.
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Re: Clinton @ Melbourne
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2018, 11:35:33 am »

Lol ok.... You mean the team that is good enough to  win the 1-4A and 4-4A this year, but you think they'll have trouble in 3A? And to answer your question Booneville is the favorite with Prescott, Smackover, Glen Rose, and Rison a cut above a team like Clinton..... Clinton is about the 6th or 7th best team in 3A if their defense does not improve.

Booneville isnít overrated, but I donít agree with your assessment of Clinton.

 

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