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    The WCAL 2017

    I have been a little bit out of the loop, heart surgery and recovery have kept me busy. Any word on the teams for the upcoming season.

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    Hope your recovery is going good OS. Looking forward to a great season.

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    Kind of a lot of unknowns this year, norwayne has had it going for years now, but lose a monster Sr class, I still expect them to be solid. Hillsdale loses some studs as well, but I was impressed by their qb williams last year and he is back. Chippewa also loses some great seniors and I think will take a little bit of a step back. Dalton returns most of their starters, but lose two of their best players in fitzwater and Hershberger. Waynedale also returns a bunch of guys, but they were flat out bad last year - depends how those kids develop. Rittman and smithville I am not familiar with enough to say for sure. In other words, pretty wide open imo.

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    Unlike last year, I don't think there's a true "favorite" this season. I can see Northwestern taking the biggest step back and waynedale, by default taking the biggest step forward. I could see any of the top 6 teams winning the WCAL this year

    Chippewa
    Hillsdale
    Norwayne
    Dalton
    Smithville

    Northwestern
    Waynedale
    Rittman

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    Have to agree, the league is pretty open, and don't see anyone going unscathed. If pressed to pick a top 3, I would go with Chippewa, Dalton, and Hillsdale. His sale has experience at the QB position, Chippewa returns a lot of players now starting for year 2, and Dalton has plenty returning as well. Overall talent seems down, and the league is lacking star quality.

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    Did a little digging today and found the roster numbers for the league teams! I was shocked to see the decline in numbers!!!
    Chippewa 15 varsity players
    Rittman 24 varsity players
    Smithville 27 varsity players
    Northwestern 28 varsity players
    Dalton 32 varsity players
    Waynedale 37 varsity players
    Norwayne 41 including Freshmen
    Hillsdale 46 varsity players

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsmithie View Post
    Did a little digging today and found the roster numbers for the league teams! I was shocked to see the decline in numbers!!!
    Chippewa 15 varsity players
    Rittman 24 varsity players
    Smithville 27 varsity players
    Northwestern 28 varsity players
    Dalton 32 varsity players
    Waynedale 37 varsity players
    Norwayne 41 including Freshmen
    Hillsdale 46 varsity players
    Not sure where you got that from, but Chippewa has over 30 kids.

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    Bulldogs have looked solid in their scrimmages, beating Malvern 21-0 and Triway 21-3

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    Don't see any Orrville Football threads so, I thought someone on this thread may be able to answer this... does anyone know how Orrville did against Lutheran West last Friday? Thanks!

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    Hey you guys!!

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    Wizard: I got the numbers off of Maxiprep. Could be that Chippewa did not fill out the roster info completely or maybe the 30 is with freshmen (most did not include Freshmen with the rosters).

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    Who do you guys have in the Week 1 WCAL games?

    Garaway @ Dalton
    Richmond Heights @ Rittman
    Smithville @ Tuslaw
    Loudonville @ Northwestern
    Warrensville Heights @ Norwayne
    Chippewa @ Manchester
    Tusky Valley @ Waynedale
    Mapleton @ Hillsdale
    Dalton Bulldogs - Home of the 2009 WCAL Football Champs and the 2011 WCAL Basketball Champs!

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    My picks:
    Dalton Over Garaway
    Rittman over Richmond Heights
    Smithville over Tuslaw (squeaker)
    Northwestern over loudonville
    Norwayne over WH
    Manchester over Chippewa (squeaker)
    Tusky over Waynedale
    Hillsdale over Mapleton

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    Orrville definitely looked better in their scrimmage with LW. Scored 3-4 TDs with first string.

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    Dalton, Smithville, Northwestern winners. Orrville beats Wooster.

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    The WCAL goes 6-2 in the first week!!! Smithville, Dalton,Norwayne, Northwestern, Hillsdale and Rittman all win. Chippewa and Waynedale lose.

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    Hmmmmmmmm......

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    2017 Smithies looked good week one

    Smithville looked pretty good week one. We still have a lot to work on. We had trouble running the ball roughly 36 carries for 112 yards not smithie football!! But we threw for 185 yards and 3 td passes. plus the defense only created 4 turnovers all of last year and they had 7 versus Tuslaw. Our defense put pressure the QB getting 2 sacks and forcing bad throws. There is a website www.tntbroadcasting.wix.com/smithies. That broadcast all of smithville's games over the internet live. Its just like listening to a game on the radio and you can listen live anywhere in the world, its pretty cool!! I think Smithville will have their hands full with Triway it will be a test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green machine View Post
    Smithville looked pretty good week one. We still have a lot to work on. We had trouble running the ball roughly 36 carries for 112 yards not smithie football!! But we threw for 185 yards and 3 td passes. plus the defense only created 4 turnovers all of last year and they had 7 versus Tuslaw. Our defense put pressure the QB getting 2 sacks and forcing bad throws. There is a website www.tntbroadcasting.wix.com/smithies. That broadcast all of smithville's games over the internet live. Its just like listening to a game on the radio and you can listen live anywhere in the world, its pretty cool!! I think Smithville will have their hands full with Triway it will be a test.
    Tuslaw is booty.. The WCAL is soft this year. I don't see any teams winning a playoff game. Smithville will get their wake up call this week when Triway just pounds them. Nothing is like the PAC 7 or 8 (with the exception of Orrville - they booty as well). But they would still win the WCAL (Weak Cupcake Average League)

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    Hey El Choppo, sounds like you are down after you chipps took one on the chin last week! The WCAL stacks up very well against the Pac 8. As for Triway and Smithville, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsmithie View Post
    Hey El Choppo, sounds like you are down after you chipps took one on the chin last week! The WCAL stacks up very well against the Pac 8. As for Triway and Smithville, we shall see.
    I'm not a Chippewa fan. I'm just an insightful observer. I picked norwayne to win the league last year and will do the same this year. When stacking up the wcal to the PAC, there is no comparison this year. Wcal is way way way down
    triway 28 Smithville 20

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    Well 28-20 is hardly a "pounding" I do not see the WCAL as way down and I will pick Dalton to win it all. Smithville is a different animal this year, able to pass and score quickly. The Smithie line is young but very big. Best of luck to all the area teams tonight. El Choppo, I went back and read some of your posts from last year and you sure sounded like a Chipp fan! you also picked Chippewa to win the league!!!!
    Last edited by oldsmithie; 09.01.2017 at 04:30 PM.

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    Well 28-20 is hardly a "pounding" I do not see the WCAL as way down and I will pick Dalton to win it all. Smithville is a different animal this year, able to pass and score quickly. The Smithie line is young but very big. Best of luck to all the area teams tonight. I just went back and looked at your Predictions from last year (el choppo) you picked Chippewa to win the league not Norwayne.

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    It will be a good game.

    I think it will a good game. The one thing I have seen out of these 30 players is heart. They don't quit. Tuslaw was a very physical game. West Holmes vs Triway was really not that physical. Triway better be prepared to get hit tonight. I hope all the WCAL does well and stays healthy!!

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    The WCAL goes 6-2 again this week! with Smithville, Norwayne, Dalton, Hillsdale, Chippewa and Rittman all winning!!! Waynedale and Northwestern lost this week! That makes the League 12-4 so far in non conference games and for (el choppo) the WCAL is 5-1 against the Pac 8. Smithville played and extremely physical game last night and won in the last 20 seconds of the game!!!! very exciting!!

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