Posted by Wally Bunker on September 16, 2017, 7:39 am
Two pretty bad thumpings in a row which everyone should have seen coming. Edwardsville won its first game and Belleville East isnt very good either. Granite City is bolting from this conference and that should make a lot of difference for future teams. They really have never been a factor in football in the Southwestern conference but they are hardly alone in that regard. Even in off years those teams are too damn good. Beating a couple cupcakes seems to always get the peoples hopes up and then reality sets in during conference play. As long as the kids give their best effort, that is all that anyone can ask of them. Playing a more reasonable schedule in the future should give the players more confidence and the coaches less heartache. I went to Belleville East and they have been brutal for years. They beat Granite and Collinsville pretty consistently, but get clobbered by everyone else usually. Its just the way it is.