TOC has basically done what TF did – reprint last years standings. Their argument is that the Rams play at Lake Worth this year and were beaten at home last year by the Bullfrogs. Therefore, the publication’s stance is that Lake Worth will beat Mineral Wells.
My argument is the Rams could finish second in this district.
Although it is not alarming that “outsiders” would pick MWHS fourth, I know that the 2013 Rams have a lot of pride, and that the Lake Worth game is circled on their collective calendars. This team has a score to settle with the Bullfrogs and the talent to have a right to think that way.
I also wouldn’t “give” Springtown a W against the Rams. Anyone who went to last year’s game knows the score was not indicative of the actual game. Springtown for darn sure knows it.
This is a rivalry game, and going back for many years anytime the Rams and Porcupines hook up anything and everything but the usual has happened, just like last year.
And besides, a rivalry game is really a coin flip. The game is at Ram Stadium, and like with Lake Worth, the Rams have a score to settle with Pojo.
Of course, the three games between MWHS, Lake Worth and Springtown will shape the district standings from second to fourth place. But the magazine has to predict an order, and all that will do is put another clipping on an already crowded bulletin board in the Rams field house.
Another carbon copy of a TF prediction. Of course, in defense of both magazines, Millsap was 0-10 last year.
But like I stated previously in this space, Millsap gained a ton of experience last year when players not-ready-for-prime-time stepped in because of injuries and gained a solid year of experience.