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Aaron Heintzelman

  1. MIAA: Playoff picture & conference title outlook remain hazy for top teams

    With Pittsburg State's dominating win at Northwest Missouri this week leaving both at 6-1 and tied atop the MIAA standings, the Gorillas and Bearcats are (if they win out) locks to get into the playoffs, right?


    So they both need help then?


    After 7 weeks of the D2 Football season, 5 undefeated teams at the top of Super Region 3, five 1-loss teams, earned access and even 5 more 2-loss teams leave the playoff picture for the ...

    Updated 10-19-2014 at 02:38 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

  2. MIAA: Pitt kicks in front door of Northwest homecoming party

    It's not unusual for a couple of possessions to determine the outcome of the game. What doesn't happen very often, though, is 3 touchdowns in a 2-and-a-half minute span without the other team ever taking a snap on offense.

    With the help of Pitt State K Connor Frazzell's short, high kicks in the second quarter of their homecoming date in Maryville, that's exactly what happened and the No. 15 Gorillas spoiled Northwest Missouri's homecoming party, knocking off top-ranked Northwest Missouri ...

    Updated 10-19-2014 at 03:17 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

  3. MIAA Week 6: 1 heavy favorite and a bunch of 'could go either ways'

    There’s some good matchups this week in MIAA football. I think 5 of the 6 games really could go either way, with Northwest Missouri being the only HUGE favorite.

    As we look ahead into weeks to come, remember that 3-loss teams are OUT of the playoff hunt. Two loss teams need to win out AND get a good deal of help. Heck, the conference’s 1-loss teams may need some help, even if they win out.

    The MIAA got a “little” help Thursday night when previously-undefeated Humboldt ...
  4. MIAA: A slap on the wrist, a brief playoff picture and this week's TANQB

    This year has been fun, to say the least. Things aren’t exactly shaping up like we expected. Sure, a lot of that is due to the all-inclusive MIAA schedule that doesn’t leave any room for non-conference games.

    But regardless of where your stance is on that topic, we can all agree it’s been an interesting first 5 weeks to the 2014 MIAA football season.

    For Washburn, interesting might not be the right word. Disappointing? Probably. And that might play a small part in what ...
  5. MIAA: Only thing 'hands down' about the TANQB is the mess in the middle

    Well, at least I was right about their defense. I think.

    My 'hands down' pick for the No. 1 team in the MIAA Top, Almosts, Not-Quites and the Basement - and the country - sure proved me wrong last week, as Pittsburg State apparently forgot that first downs were their friends on Family Day against Fort Hays.

    I still love the Gorilla defense, who still (with a few asterisks, sure) hasn't allowed a score through four games, but to say there's a few problems in Pittsburg ...
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