I respectfully disagree, as I don't think the first game of the year is a very accurate way to judge either the winner or loser of that game.
I would be interested to hear some Montini people weigh in on SHG---MCC
In response to ? about Montini's thoughts. Marien played the Broncos (Montini) in the first round and soundly beat them. This was the Hurricanes 2nd victory over Montini this season, first 1 was a close game.
After the playoff game, while the Marian team was huddled at midfield, the Montini head coach spoke to the team. According to the paper, he told them they have what it takes to WIN STATE. Coming from a coach who has won several titles, give that statement some validity.
I think the game will be low scoring with the Hurricanes scoring in the last 5 minutes to take the lead and holding off a valient onlslaught by SHG to preserve the victory.
Field position will be critical with the caliber of both teams. Marian's kicking game is lead by an All State Soccer player. Kicking off the turf in Champaign may lead to some long field goal attempts.
If you want to ream more articles about Marian goto mchenrycountysports.com. Click on schools, scroll down to Marian.
Welcome to the board Hurricane Fan. I am looking forward to this game.
Those MC boys look to be quite large and quick on that line - going to be tough to block as well as defend.