Catching up with the Week 1 opponents

Written by Mike White on .

Colin Dunlap | 6:27 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Thought maybe it would be nice to revisit the out-of-state teams that rolled through some of the WPIAL squads in Week 1. You know, catch back up with them and see what they have been up to. Well, those teams are a combined 12-0, which sort of justifies the WPIAL going 0-4 in that first week, I guess.  

First, here is what Lakeland, Florida is doing, as they rolled through South Dade in their second game -- they had a bye week after beating Central Catholic, 35-0, in Week 1.

Dreadnaughts' Defense Too Tough for Buccaneers
By Brandt Merritt - The Ledger - Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lakeland's Ben McRoy fumbled the opening kickoff, leading to a Miami South Dade field goal and an early 3-0 deficit Friday night. It was South Dade's only lead of the game. The Dreadnaughts' defense held the Buccaneers (1-1) to 84 total yards and the offense overcame a sluggish start as Lakeland won, 40-3, to improve to 2-0 in front of about 5,000 fans at Bryant Stadium. "I'm really proud of the defense," Lakeland coach Bill Castle said. "I thought they came to play, and they made a lot of big plays." Lakeland's first score was set up by a sack of South Dade's Jason Webb, whose fumble was recovered by Jordan Jones at the Bucs' 15-yard line.


Also Glenville, Ohio is rolling along, now at 4-0. You remember them, they are the team that got past Thomas Jefferson in Wheeling in the Jaguars' opener. You can see a little more info on the Tarblooders' strong start on their team page at the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

Catching up with Colerain, Ohio, well, they too have gone on to have success thusfar. You might remember that Colerain battled McKeesport to an overtime win in Week 1. Here is their page from the Cincinnati Enquirer, detailing the Cardinals' 4-0 record heading into this coming Friday.

Lastly, there is Justin Northwest, the school from Texas that narrowly defeated Woodland Hills in Week 1. The Texans (their real nickname) are 2-0 heading into their matchup this week at South Grand Prairie. 


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