Trailing The Pulse by a game at 19-6, it does not look like the week to make a move.
MEAD 34, ROGERS 7 - The first real taste of fall will include rain Thursday night at The Joe. All it means is that the Panthers may have an extra fumble or two they otherwise would not have had while rolling the rushing yards up. Who would have thought they would only have ~375 passing yards after week #5? When Wetzel was a soph I think they threw for ~1500 yards. It is a Brave New Panther Offense as the Jet/Fly goes.
FERRIS 37, MT SPOKANE 14 - I shouldn't be that surprised Coach Sharkey and his staff were able to adjust their offense so quickly to the personnel changes which were forced upon them this summer. It just goes to show you how far ahead of the league they really are. The Wildcats simply do not have the big boys in the trenches to perform as they have the past several years.
LEWIS & CLARK 31, SHADLE PARK 10 - Not many people would have predicted before the season began that the Tigers would lead the GSL in total offense, but that is exactly where they are. For my money, QB Livingston is the best in the league this year. The Green and Gold had trouble moving the ball vs. Mead last week, and I'm not sure that will change much Friday night.
CENTRAL VALLEY 30, GONZAGA PREP 14 - Bears look to rebound after a game effort vs. Ferris; they played on even terms through three quarters before the Saxons imposed their will on the game. I think CV will be properly motivated to get that bad taste out of their collective mouth and move the ball with precision on the ground and in the air. GP has had a tough time staying healthy, although Coach McKenna certainly is making no excuses for his team's results. Unfortunately, it will be another long night for his charges.
UNIVERSITY 28, NORTH CENTRAL 19 - I really wanted to go with the Fighting Sandbergs in this one, but I just don't think they can keep the Titans out of the endzone enough. The Pulse is dead on about the Valley boys' offense, as Mr. Bruce provided a nice jolt last week. If they can continue to improve in that area and QB Johnson also makes another leap, they could be a tough out come playoff time. By the way, NC do-it-all Hoffman is the best player in the GSL no one talks much about.