Bayside Chatter: Oct. 8The Mariners are home this evening for the first time since the their first game of the year. They play the 3-2 Cherry Tigers in a rescheduled homecoming game.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Mariners are home this evening for the first time since the their first game of the year. They play the 3-2 Cherry Tigers in a rescheduled homecoming game.
The Tigers have defeated Orr 25-12, Northland of Remer 41-12 and AlBrook/Cotton 41-0. They lost to Babbitt-Embarrass 22-15 and Mountain Iron-Buhl 35-13.
The Tigers run a wildcat offense or single wing. It’s intent is to dictate the tempo of the game. What it amounts to is that you have to be constantly alert defensively as the snap can go to anyone in the backfield.
Henry Mitchell of the Mariners broke his leg early in the fourth quarter at Brookston in the process of playing the best game of his young career. He ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns. What really impressed him after the fact is the reaction of the Mariner’s opponents.
The AlBrook coaches were out to Henry just as fast as the Mariner coaches and stayed with him until the ambulance came to take him to the hospital. While Henry received a nice round of applause from the crowd, the entire AlBrook team lined up single file and gave Henry encouragement one by one as he was taken from the field. Hats off to AlBrook as you showed a tremendous amount of class.
Men’s Division I college hockey takes off for real this weekend. The coaches have the favorites in their respective conferences as North Dakota in the WCHA, Boston College in Hockey East, RIT in Atlantic Hockey, Yale in the ECAC and Michigan and Miami in the CCHA. Boston College, North Dakota, Miami, St. Cloud and Michigan are the top five in the first national poll.