Michigan Commit Henry Poggi on ESPNU

Submitted by spartanfan123 on August 26th, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Gilman is playing Cincinatti-Moeller on ESPNU right now. Henry Poggi is a UM commit on Gilman. Moeller has Northwestern commit Keith Watson (RB), MSU commit Shane Jones (LB), Indiana commit Evan Jansen (TE), and Miami commit Alex Gall (OL).

Comments

FreddieMercuryHayes

August 26th, 2012 at 7:27 PM ^

Let's make a deal.  If Poggi has a bad play or two in the 1st quater, let's hold off on saying he sucks until at least the 4th.  Deal?

Oh, and Shane Jones is number 8 for Moeller if you want to cheer against someone.

JT4104

August 26th, 2012 at 7:26 PM ^

This Cockerille guy for Gilman isn't to shabby....I can see why his teammates call him "tebow."

Also...wow Gilman doesn't seem to be able to handle the blitz from Moeller right now at all.

Jfox1020

August 26th, 2012 at 7:29 PM ^

Poggi needs to get more aggressive.. Also, Gilman QB is a beast.. He needs to quit throwing the ball and run up the middle.Reminds me of high school Tebow

JT4104

August 26th, 2012 at 7:31 PM ^

In Poggi's defense....Moeller hasn't even bothered to attempt to run up the middle and seeing as how the Gildman CB's are giving huge cushions, I see no reason for Moeller not to do anything more than through little 5 or 7 yd comebacks every time.

FreddieMercuryHayes

August 26th, 2012 at 7:39 PM ^

This is gonna be fun.  When Poggi is out there as an H-back, Shane Jones is the SAM backer lined up over him.  Probably going to see some one-on-ones throughout the game.  Poggi just laid a good block on him.

jcorqian

August 26th, 2012 at 8:00 PM ^

To the earlier poster's point, this is looking like another one of those lopsided high school games on ESPN 3.  The only game I've watched that wasn't really one sided was the Joliet Catholic vs. Providence Catholic one.

Man, Gilman just looks lethargic as hell, like they don't even want to be there.  That many penalties is inexcusable.  They are playing like shit, but it seems that they have a lot of the phsyical ability to play with Moeller.  They have just been killing themselves.

jcorqian

August 26th, 2012 at 8:57 PM ^

To the above posts, it's not really like there is a massive talent gap though.  The announcers mentioned that Gilman essentially has a potential D1 prospect playing every position (probably exaggeration).  I don't think the problem is that they are compeltely phsyically outclassed; it's more that they are just playing very soft.

For what its worth, the games that have been ranked vs. ranked have also been fairly lopsided, as far as I've seen.

JT4104

August 26th, 2012 at 8:03 PM ^

Gilman cant seem to figure out the all out read and react D from Moeller. The Gilman OLine looks completely lost on every single play. I really dont think they have any idea who to block.

JT4104

August 26th, 2012 at 8:10 PM ^

His OLine is completely confused on who to block...not much when they can do when they fire out of their stance and have to take 2 steps to even contact anyone.

and again, wow can the Gilman DB's are like 15 yds off giving up easy 8yd completions every time.

Yeoman

August 26th, 2012 at 11:42 PM ^

They're only allowed to leave the state if there's no missed school time--Moeller's kids would have to be on the plane immediately after the game and ready to be at school on short sleep at 8 tormorrow. A weekday game would be impossible.

There's budgetary issues too--a school like Trotwood doesn't have the budget to charter a flight to Florida and book rooms for the entire football team. You'll notice that most of the schools that have traveled this weekend have been prep schools with, I suspect, pretty expansive athletic budgets.

 

A football team may travel out of state to compete in contests (scrimmages, previews and games) in states that are contiguous to Ohio regardless of stance to travel. The states include Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Canadian province includes Ontario. Additionally, a football team may travel to a non-contiguous state or province one time per interscholastic season provided there is no loss of school time.
(Bylaw 9-2-1).

 

I'm not sure when this changed; when I was in school that last sentence wasn't there and we were only allowed to travel to neighboring states. (OK, that was 35 years ago....)