Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Lynch Family

I don't know if I like College Gameday anymore but that's a conversation for another time.

Interesting night last night. As I said before I covered a high school football game and it was one of the most enjoyable games I've ever been too. Fort Myers Evangelical Christian played Admiral Farragut and even though EC only dressed 22 players, they dominated.

Their offense was a sight to see. Coach Brian Lynch installed his version of the spread and deployed his son Colton to run it. Colton Lynch finished with 185 yards passing and three touchdowns. He also ran for 117 yards and another touchdown. Coach Lynch's offense is eerily similar to the Appalachain St. version of the spread and later I found out why.

During my postgame interivew of Coach Lynch he mentioned the final play of the App St.-Michigan game when the player blocked a field goal and was run down by the kicker. The safety who blocked the kick was Corey Lynch, Coach Lynch's oldest son who was at the game and taught his dad some of the nuiances of the spread offense. It's safe to say that Colton is on the right track and after meeting their younger brother Colby, I think he will keep the traditon alive.

I'm excited about some of the games today as I've said previously but after FSU's loss I am having trouble getting hyped now. Let's just hope next week's game against Miami has better results.


Callie said...

Really good post. The one thing you left out was Evangelical's DISCIPLINE. Absolutely incredible. When Coach Lynch was talking, no one else was. They epitomized the word "team". While they had superstars on their team, they never appeared cocky. Even when their team had taken a decisive lead, they acted like they had been there before - unlike other teams we have seen. Their performance on the field reflected their discipline as a team. Rarely do you see high school coaches calling in plays from the sidelines. An outstanding performance by Evangelical.

Marc said...

Ft Myers represent. Lets get some CANE info on this blog as well. Great job, interesting, keep it up