This is very short notice, but I have 2 free student tickets (section 26) for the Wisconsin game. The problem is I'm in Dearborn, but you'd still at least be able to make the second half at least. We had a little pet emergency and decided we should stay home. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want them or reply here with your email/phone number. I figured I'd at least try to give these away and avoid letting them go to waste.
USC Running Back (and almost wolverine) Dillon Baxter is out because of potential contact with an agent. This may be a reoccuring USC running back problem. Here is the link to the full article:
It looks like we have a solid kid and I can't wait to see him in a winged helmet.
Crawford's play honors his dad
By DAVID DORSEY
On the eve of his father’s funeral, Dallas Crawford said he intended to honor the memory of the man who taught him to throw and to catch.
Crawford did a little bit of both Friday night at South Fort Myers High School, where he helped the Wolfpack to a 33-2 victory against Barron Collier in the Region 3A-3 quarterfinals.
Steven Crawford died last Friday, which was Dallas’ 18th birthday and the same day he verbally committed to play at Michigan, from an illness at the age of 43. His funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Cornerstone Ministries on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers.
“He was my biggest fan,” said Crawford, who estimated that his father, a Cypress Lake High School graduate, must have been present for “hundreds” of his football games.
Some of those games were sandlot-style, played as late as midnight on the street in front of their home.
“He taught me everything I know,” Crawford said. “He taught me how to throw a football.”
Crawford completed 11-of-15 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.
“He taught me how to catch,” he said, after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass. He also intercepted a pass. Listed at 5-foot-10, Crawford outleaped Barron Collier 6-foot-3 tight end Mike Heuerman in the end zone, grabbing the ball away from him for a touchback early in the second quarter with his team leading just 13-0.
“That did turn the momentum pretty good,” Barron Collier coach Mark Ivey said.
Crawford said he tried blocking his father’s death out of his mind during the game. His teammates dedicated the victory to Steven Crawford, the father of three grown children.
“This just shows the drive, the ‘it’ factor that he has,” South Fort Myers coach Grant Redhead said of Crawford and his performance. “His dad made him the man he is. It’s a hard loss for the family and for him. We’re going to continue on. When you make a team a family, good things can happen.”
This is the smallest amount of activity I've ever seen on a gameday at mgoblog. What is everyone doing today?
Dee only had 118 yards rushing and 3 TDs one a 93 yard pass in a 52-3 blow out of neighboring Olympia. Not much need and from the stats it looks like he didn't play much in the second half.
Crawford was 11-14 for 163 yards and two TDs plus he caught one from Sammy out of the wildcat package. Speaking of Sammy he had 100+ rushing with two TDs, two catches for 53 yards, the 23 yard TD pass to Dallas, a 60 yard punt return and a pick. SFM's D held the opponent to 133 yards of total O. As a side note, Dallas' father is being laid to rest today. I can't imagine how tough last night must have been for him.