Let's open this week by congratulating Ashland University on their first GLIAC Championship. The Eagles are still unbeaten, and have clinched the out-right league title. Coach Owens and staff have to be pleased with how well their club has performed this year, and are essentially a lock to make the playoffs regardless of what happens this weekend.
As for this past weekend, In my six years of writing about the GLIAC for D2Football.com I have seen some interesting things happen.
Two weeks to go, Gang. The GLIAC North is up in the air, as is a possible second GLIAC member claiming a playoff spot (presuming of course that the floor doesn't completely fall out from under Ashland these next two games). Should be an interesting couple of Saturdays, no? Let's take at the one right in front of us:
Malone (1-7, 1-7) at Findlay (5-3, 5-3)
The final home game of the year for Findlay opens a two-game slate with the Canton teams. In this first round,
Hey Gang. My apologies for the lateness (or lack) of the Recaps these last couple of weeks. My weekend schedules were haywire...and frankly, I really didn't think that folks paid much attention to those. However, some of you have specifically requested them so again, my humblest apologies. Here they are for this past weekend...better late than never, right?
Ferris State 35, Wayne State 24
Ferris fumbled away three straight possessions in the early going, and Wayne
Well, Gang, eight weeks are in the books...the stretch run begins! With three games left in the regular season, the race in the North is tight like everyone expected. With a bunch of the teams log-jammed at the top still having to play each other, the remaining ride should be a wild one. Hillsdale does have a one game lead so if they win out that can take the North uncontested. In the South, Ashland has really gone unchallenged since the first couple of weeks of the season and controls its own
Tiffin (1-5, 2-5) at Walsh (1-5, 2-5)
The Dragons will roll into Canton after posting their first GLIAC victory in four years. Can Tiffin make it two in a row? Certainly, Walsh will have something to say about it as they look to defend their home field and bounce back after being humbled a week ago by Ashland.
The key to this game will be whether or not Tiffin's offense will be able to generate yards and points. Despite the losing record, Walsh's defense is actually