Question of the day is how long until Rourke starts to feel the heat of 4 consecutive classes beating SHG as freshmen only to get slaughtered by them at the varsity level?
Its an apples-and-oranges thing. Not to take anything from the youngsters on both teams - I'm sure to them it was the biggest game of their young lives. Still, the stated philosophy at SH-G is that freshman and JV scores are of little or no importance as long as the players are learning the SHG system and way.
You have to remember that a freshman coming into SH-G has not been raised in the high school system, as have those kids who came up through JFL programs in single-high-school towns like Chatham and Taylorville - and Rochester. Frankly I'm surprised by Lincoln's continuing poor program for exactly that reason. It says to me that the HS coaches are not doing enough to help the JFL coaches and to inculcate the preferred HS system ay middle school (or even earlier) levels. If Ken Leonard or Mike Taylor were to send their assistants out to help the JFL coaches and players, it'd be interpreted as recruiting. Id Rourke or Odam do it, its simple public spirit.