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  • byronreid Dec 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Still, why the all caps? Relax... It's not that serious.

  • ellaandfreddy Dec 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MY GRANDSON PLAYED THIS YEAR AT A SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE THAT IS WHERE THEY HAVE COACHES THAT KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT FOOTBALL.DID I TELL YOU HE STARTS FOR MALLARD CREEK

    SO KEEP ON DREAMING ABOUT A STATE RUNNER UP TROPHY ==THANK YOU LUCAS

  • ummyeah Dec 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    My guess is everyone at Wake Forest also are happy your grandkids go to another school. Congrats Wake Forest and best of luck.

  • 2016 Dec 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    I would say a lot of schools would like a coach that took them to 2 state finals. Sounds like a kid who didn't play to me.

    Good luck to the Cougars and the Mavs. Let's hope for a good safe game and hopefully the weather stays decent for the fans. Like ME!!!

  • ellaandfreddy Dec 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    NOT ONLY IS WAKE FOREST PLAYING FOR A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THEY WILL BE LOSING AGAIN BECAUSE OF A FAILURE IN HEAD COACHING BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HOW TO MANAGE GAME PLANS HE ONLY KNOWS HOW TO RUN THE SCORE UP ON ANYBODY JUST TO MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD,,,TO REPLY TO YOUR QUESTION =NO MEMBER OF MY FAMILY HAS EVER BEEN ON A TEAM WITH HIM WALKING THE SIDELINES THANK GOD MY GRANDKIDS GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL IN WAKE COUNTY

  • deadeyejoe Dec 14, 2013
    Veteran

    Do you realize how silly it sounds to criticize Coach Lucas for making WF/WFR "second fiddle" on the day we're playing in our second State final and Reggie has been the coach for both teams?

    I don't know what your problem is with Coach Lucas; it sounds like your son or relative didn't play as much as you thought he should or maybe didn't play at all, but I doubt it was because he wasn't "friends or family."

  • byronreid Dec 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Whoa! Calm down! Why all caps?

  • ellaandfreddy Dec 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    AS LONG AS COACH LUCAS IS AT WAKE FOREST THE SCHOOL WILL ALWAYS BE SECOND FIDDLE..HE MAY FOOL SOME PEOPLE ,BUT ASK FORMER PLAYERS THAT WERE PASSED OVER BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT FAMILY MEMBERS OR FREINDS OF THE FAMILY .YOU CAN KEEP LUCAS AT WAKE FOREST BUT REMEMBER AS LONG AS YOU LIKE CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR ,YOU CAN KEEP THE SO CALLED COACH..I HOPE THE PLAYERS GET A NEW COACH BECAUSE THEY WORK SO HARD TO ONLY GET SECOND BEST ==AS FORMER PLAYERS WILL TELL YOU THE PLAYERS DESERVE BETTER ==GOOD LUCK TO THE PLAYERS FROM THE FORMER PLAYERS.

  • DBH8293 Dec 14, 2013
    Veteran

    stangdaddy- classy. That is how all east football fans should feel. The west has bullied us for too darn long! IT ENDS TODAY! GATA!

  • StangDaddy Dec 14, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Play that D. Run that hurry up punt drill, (its just as good as a turn over). Bring home the title for the East. Good luck Wake Forest.

  • mjjohnson5573 Dec 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    24-23 Game over...no discussion....Good luck tonight Cougars!

  • deadeyejoe Dec 14, 2013
    Veteran

    Apparently WF hasn't struggled as much as the teams they have played, since they'll be on the field at Carter-Finley today while Middle Creek and everyone else in the east will be sitting in the stands or at home.

  • DBH8293 Dec 14, 2013
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    Middle creek would deserve to be here if they would of beaten WF. But you know that kind of didn't happen.

  • mrhonda Dec 14, 2013
    Veteran

    Thry beat who was in front of them. They earned it

  • capitalwildcat66 Dec 14, 2013
    All Star

    4 wins on the road....quadruple OT....#12 seed...seems like they earned it to me...IJS

  • OhKnightdale Dec 14, 2013
    Veteran

    Ok guys lol mallard creek destroyed butler last round.... And mallard creeks QB is hurt and they still ran away with that game. Wake forest is struggling through the playoffs. After that providence win, I've been trying to figure out how they have made it this far. Sorry but wake forest doesn't deserve to play in the championship. Middle creeks does.

  • DBH8293 Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Since 2010 they have kinda dropped off. Still good but not great. I was looking at next year to be the deep run year. but coach lucas is a fantastic coach and I put the success on him for rallying the guys.

  • mjjohnson5573 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Before the season I didn't expect WF would get to the final game. I thought they would have a good year again. After their non league schedule, capped by a win at Hoggard. I started to expect more. Then they had some close losses. I new they were disappointed after the regular season and was hoping they'd look toward the playoff's as a chance to start fresh. They've really competed hard and things that didn't go their way during the regular season have gone their way in the playoff's. Your right in that they'll have a lot of kids from this team back next year...especially on offense. But, first there's tomorrow....Go Cougars!

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    That's funny because the West really had some weak defenses this year as well. Some including myself thought West Forsyth had a very good defense but then Butler just walked all over them. We laughed all year about it being video game football in the West except for Mallard Creek, Hough was OK on defense as was Rocky River.

    Butler will be the pre-season #1 in the West next year. Nearly the entire offense back. QB Ratliff is special.

  • deadeyejoe Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    I've said many times before and during this season that next year could be special for WF. A lot of key players coming back. This year was a big surprise to me, but I think WF benefitted from there not being any real strong teams in the east this year. (I know you think there is never any strong teams in the east, but this year was especially down I think) Garner was pretty good, but had no defense. Britt couldn't stop anyone either. The CAP 8 had a lot of parity, but no real standouts (including us).

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Back to football- One thing I noticed when looking at rosters today is this Wake team is very young. Lotta sophmores starting, juniors and it looks like even a freshmen gets some playing time. Was this kind of season unexpected?? Did most of you guys think next year was goig to be the big year??

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Thats your best answer huh? Like i said in the other thread about the rain. I didn't say i wasn't going to be there.

  • DBH8293 Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    wpowers- your scared of the rain, your statement privlages have been revoked. This is football, not little princess tea party.

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Mjjohnson5573 - your argument is also wrong in that because MC beat the teams so bad, their opponents must be weak. Just last week, that powerful Dudley team facing Scotland tomorrow had to hold off Charlotte Catholic 20-15. That same Charlotte Catholic was mauled 52-7 by Mallard Creek. This year I'd take Butler against WF, along with Hough and perhaps Independence. Last year Butler, Mallard Creek or East Forsyth could have handled Britt handily. Instead of playing so many Wake county teams, how about scheduling better teams for the out of conference schedule. Maybe if you learn to develop and bear some of these teams, maybe Wake county could gain more credibility.

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    mjjohnson5573-

    The problem is your wrong.

    Last year Butler beat East Forsyth 25-15 in a very close game. They beat Mallard Creek 27-0 in a game that was competitive until the 3rd quarter. They were up 28-0 on Britt at the end of the first quarter. The game was over in 8 minutes. This was a Britt team that Garner only scored 8 points on the week before. They scored 28 on them in the first quarter. How bad do you think MC or East forsyth beat Britt or Garner??

    Two years before Butler beats the East champ by 44 points, Wake doesn't even score. The second round game against Page was only 34-14, beat Richmond 48-21 and beat Vance 44-24. Hell, at least they scored??

    The worst drubbings of the playoffs come in the state championship game. Where else does that happen, not in any other classification in this state.

    I don't hate anyone- but I'm not going to let anyone just make stuff up about cheating to make them feel better about themselves. Want to compete?? How about get better

  • mjjohnson5573 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    All this hate started because someone couldn't understand why the Raleigh media was only talking about the Raleigh teams. Logic should tell you why before you hit send on that one. Most people know how great Mallard Creek is by now. What I get tired of is how the top zillion teams in Charlotte could all beat the best in the east. No one from the West is ever going to win that argument, because they never play each other....there's no proof, it's all opinion. What makes it hard to swallow is that the best in the West (MC)is beating all the other teams in the West by 30-40 pts. if the 2nd best team gave them more of a game it might be more believable that, the number 2-7 teams would beat the best in the East.

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    They also call them State Champions as does the NCHSAA

  • Another Garner Fan Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    The whole state and the other half of Charlotte calls that side of the county Cheaters.

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    So sad-

    We couldn't beat Indy because they get to have all the best players, cry,cry,cy

    Then we couldn't beat Butler because all the really good players moved there, whine,whine,whine

    Now, before you even set foot on the field you decide we cant beat Mallard Creek. Why?? Because they get to have all the good players. What a great statement that must make for all the kids in Wake County.

    Now, years from now when little Johhny is 24 and working at the Subway around the corner he doesn't have to blame himself. He can look at all of the successful people and say its because they got a unfair advantage, not because little Johhny failed out of college or because Johnny didn't want to wake up in time to go to class.

    No wonder the rest of the state considers Wake county football a joke. They all call in WEAK COUNTY. Cant imagine why

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Oh, there are any number that would knock off WF.

  • Another Garner Fan Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    shame that the other schools in charlotte dont get to use the same ingredients. Lots of pretty cakes, but only a few taste good. They are the ones made the right way.

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Yes, but those flavors make a mighty fine cake, don't you think?

  • Another Garner Fan Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Mallard Creek the flavor of the year. Runner up Butler. Only 2 flavors in Charlotte are allow to use the best ingredients.

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Okay...congratulations to Wake Forest on a great season. You have done well. You were a bit overmatched, but that's okay. We knew that. You've done well, earning two state runnerup trophies. Many teams would love to go that far. Tomorrow will put you one step closer to Jack Britt, in the number of runnerup trophies. You've done well.

  • byronreid Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Well it was a good one. LOL

  • DBH8293 Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Haha it was the best analogy I could come up with off the top of my head

  • byronreid Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    People do make funeral arrangements in advance. LOL. Not saying it's a funeral for Wake Forest. Not saying that at all. Just a little comment on the grandma comment. :-)

  • byronreid Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    LOL

  • DBH8293 Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    I dislike everyone congradulating wake forest on a great season and stuff like that. Do you realize there is still football to be played? The season is not over. Its like telling grandma how great of a life shes had a week before you figure she will die. Well Wake forest aint dead yet. GATA all day

  • yep Dec 13, 2013
    Pro

    Wake Forest would have to play a PERFECT game to beat Mallard Creek. They are overmatched at just about every position. And with star RB Love hobbled, it makes their chances even more remote.

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    I give Kudos and congratulations to Wake Forest on a fine season. You have to have a good team to get where they are. I'm just saying Mallard Creek is a couple of levels up from who they've played this season, as it was the season they played Butler. I've posted on three boards and I believe I have some sort of handle on them. On Carolina Varsity, they intelligently and in an in depth way talk the game and analyze the teams. NCPreps is mostly a bunch of trash talkers. On this board, you have a couple who will intelligently talk the game, but mostly I've come across defensive posters, who are part of the everyone should get a participation trophy crowd. Predict a 40-50 point win for Mallard Creek, you're disrespecing the kids from WF. Mention the difference in coverage, you're told you're a yankee transplant to Charlotte and to basically take a hike. Deadeyejoe, you were being ridiculous and you know it. Good grief. Okay...here's my pick....WF 19 Mallard Creek 18 in OT in a historic NCHSAA 4AA playoff final.

    In other words, DON'T YOU DARE SAY ANYTHING ABOUT RALIEGH UNLESS IT'S POSITIVE!

  • byronreid Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    LOL. Hmmmmmm

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    What time does the Mecklenburg county show start??

    I think categorizing one fan as the fanbase is not fair. Plenty of wackjob Wake county fans roaming these boards some I bet are even from up north. There are 3 Mallard Creek supporters that have posted here by my count. Two have gone out of there way to thank and credit Wake Forest for the accomplishments to date.

    I get the frustration but think it is probably better focused on particular posters rather than a entire city. What do you think??

  • deadeyejoe Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Before they pitch a screaming tantrum, someone please tell these Charlotte yankee transplants how super awesome they are and how all us in Wake Co. are SOOO scared of them and how them having a really good HS football team means they are vastly superior to us regular folks. Maybe if all radio, TV and newspapers in Wake Co and surrounding areas go on a 24 hour news cycle expounding on the magnificent greatness and splendor of all things Mecklenburg county HS football, maybe that will make up for our lack of awestruck worship up to now.

  • ellaandfreddy Dec 13, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    WE ALL KNOW AS LONG AS THE SAME COACHES ARE STILL AT WAKE FOREST WE WILL ALWAYS KNOW THE FINAL RESULT.GO LUCK TO THE WAKE FOREST PLAYERS ,NEW COACHES -NEW RESULTS

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Ibeck you can go back to bed now.

  • Another Garner Fan Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    OK wpowers Mallard Creek is very good, everyone in the East knows that, what you want, someone to say they are scared of them. This is Wake Forest 2nd time over the last 4 years of playing in the title game.

  • 2016 Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Watched the websites finals preview last night and they spent 20 minutes on Wake and mention Mallard Creek twice. No issues with that at all, hell they spent more time on the 2010 Wake team than this years version. Which is funny because they didn't even score in the final and the guys tried to make that about not being used to the surroundings and sharing locker rooms. Yeah- I'm sure Butler didn't have anything to do with that.

    They need hits and papers need viewership. Your not getting either from Charlotte.

    As far as the game??

    65-7 Mallard Creek, maybe less if the weather and field is as bad as some think it will be.

  • mrhonda Dec 13, 2013
    Veteran

    There was an article in The Charlotte Observer earlier in the week. In that article coach Palmieri gave high praises to Wake Forest. My statement stands.

  • Another Garner Fan Dec 13, 2013
    Sports Legend

    So the news paper should talk about how great Mallard Creek is. Not going to happen,Wake Forest is in their reading area.
    The people of Wake Forest and the area around Wake Forest (IE Raleigh), are the ones who read it every day. You wouldnt be reading the Raleigh paper if it wasnt for the fact they are playing your team.

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