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Last week, in a response to one of the comments to my blog, I picked the North Greenville Crusaders to win their Saturday playoff game against a talented Mars Hill team. I even went so far as to call the Crusaders "The Team of Destiny." And that being as it may, I did not have a thing to do with the Crusader's historic 58-32 victory in the second round of the D2 playoffs. They won their ninth straight game of the year and the victory also avenged a (38-28) loss at the hands of Mars Hill earlier in the season.

The Crusaders are tough, talented, disciplined and well coached.

All literary license aside . . . . What You See Is What You Get, and It Is What It Is . . . and the North Greenville Crusaders are now among an elite group of D2 football teams still alive in the playoffs and in the hunt for a national championship. On Saturday against Mars Hill, Crusader quarterback Willy Korn came to play, running the ball for 92 net yards, and scoring on three touchdown runs and completing 11of 13 passes (one for a TD). The Crusader D was also in it for the W and Nick Rosamonda was in on ten tackles and returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown, while Jamarius Robinson had a pair of picks and took one of them to the house for a 45 yard TD.

Over 900 yards in total offense was recorded in the game and Mars Hill's talented running back Jonas Randolph rammed his way for 200 yards rushing. Randolph is one tough cookie and for the season he toted the football 366 times for 2,170 yards and 18 touchdowns . . . Which is One Very Fine Season.

And speaking of a Fine Season, the North Greenville season is not over, and they WILL be ready to go this coming Saturday when they visit Delta State in the next round of the playoffs. According to North Greenville Sports Information, Crusader head coach Jamey Chadwell said, "It's pretty special being a national quarterfinalist. Our team wanted a chance to show they could beat every team in the South Atlantic Conference, and they proved that. Mars Hill had a whole extra week to prepare for us, and our guys came out ready to play and I'm proud of that."

Chadwell has plenty to be proud of, as do the rest of the Crusader coaches, their players, and their fans, and there is plenty more football fun ahead for all of us.

Please Do Not Take Things Too Seriously, and ENJOY BEING YOU!!!

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Updated 11-27-2011 at 10:12 PM by Scott Puryear

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  1. SACfan's Avatar
    Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. NewOPSUDad's Avatar
    What You See Is What You Get, and It Is What It Is...

    May I add: Wherever you go, there you are...

    I'm up for some literary alliteration.
  3. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NewOPSUDad
    What You See Is What You Get, and It Is What It Is...

    May I add: Wherever you go, there you are...

    I'm up for some literary alliteration.
    for NewOPSUDad: And if we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
  4. NewOPSUDad's Avatar
    It Is What It Is...I have been hearing this empty phrase for the better part of 10 years. It seems to be sort of a weak explanation for those who can't find their rear end if they were given use of both hands and ten minutes to find it

    I have known the answer to this riddle since 1971, when I first heard "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin. In the lyrics, she redundantly asks: "What it is, what it is?" Answer: "It's a funky and low-down feeling."
    Updated 11-30-2011 at 07:19 PM by NewOPSUDad
  5. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    . . . "Correction does much, but encouragement does more." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
    Updated 11-30-2011 at 03:28 AM by Scott Puryear
  6. NewOPSUDad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Puryear
    . . . "Correction does much, but encouragement does more." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
    I'm talking Godmother of Soul, and you're waxing Allemanic Philosophical on me?

    Time to step out on that very thin branch. Can you still go with NGU this week?
  7. Gilberto Alvarado's Avatar
    Scott, this team looks good. This is a dangerous team. With that QB they have, they could could make it to Florence
  8. SACfan's Avatar
    Alright Gilbert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you are on the right page!
  9. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilberto Alvarado
    Scott, this team looks good. This is a dangerous team. With that QB they have, they could could make it to Florence
    Gilberto - Ya gotta like what is happening with the Crusaders. I call them the TEAM of DESTINY for this weekend too, and I predict they will get a W.
  10. SACfan's Avatar
    Scott, I agree................. I just have a good feeling about this one. I know it is going to be tough and a close game but I believe we will pull out the big W. These guys are on a mission and very hungry. GO NGU!
  11. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SACfan
    Scott, I agree................. I just have a good feeling about this one. I know it is going to be tough and a close game but I believe we will pull out the big W. These guys are on a mission and very hungry. GO NGU!
    . . . YOU GOT IT, my friend. If you are good enough to get this far, you are good enough to win the whole thing.
  12. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Puryear
    . . . YOU GOT IT, my friend. If you are good enough to get this far, you are good enough to win the whole thing.
    My prediction is that the Crusaders will win again this weekend . . . this has been a magical season for them, and it has been a great deal of fun covering them.
  13. Bronchoalum02's Avatar
    Any predictions on who the new coach at UCO will be? Any suggestions?
  14. NewOPSUDad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bronchoalum02
    Any predictions on who the new coach at UCO will be? Any suggestions?
    Neuheisel. He can coach, and the family can start a law office branch in OK.
  15. Scott Puryear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NewOPSUDad
    Neuheisel. He can coach, and the family can start a law office branch in OK.
    Mike Ditka would do an excellent job at UCO.