Scribe sees wins for Snyder, Tipton
Sometimes we just sit around the office and talk about our predictions, those that are printed in this column and our office picks that we toss back and forth as they playoffs continue. And ironically, last week in our inner-office discussions about the 14 area teams in the playoffs, we agreed that there could be a chance that just two teams would advance out of the first round. None of us really thought that would happen.
But it did.
Now entering the second week of the playoffs, only eight-man powers Snyder in Class B and Tipton in Class C are still practicing this week.
Sure, we thought there was a possibility of that happening. However, this writer went ahead and picked a couple of other area teams to win because, in my mind, I figured there might just be a couple of upsets.
There were some upsets, but they actually went against area teams, who were runners-up in their districts. Most often, those teams have a good chance to win. But as we learned, there were some stark contrasts in the balance of power among districts that were matched in the first round, especially in District 4A-1, where Clinton was the only team from that district to garner a win.
The others, including Cache, all lost, but there was plenty of controversy involved in that game after Bulldog standout Hayden Nunley was tossed for what the Cache coaches were told were “two personal foul penalties” against the senior two-way standout.