The last blog I wrote was previewing the weekend.Now It is Monday (yea I know in most languages that could be an FCC violation as a curse word). But here it goes.
I kinda had it veiled in the last blog. i thought Mussleman did not stand a chance against the Capital Cougars on Friday at Laidley Field. But boy was I WRONG and am very grateful I was wrong. I have been going to the state basketball tournament now for 11 years and trust me whenever a panhandle team beats a MSAC school I am happier than a pig in mud! The game itself was never really in question as the Applemen won by a 42-23. My rationale to Capital winning that game was they just shutdown and DESTROYED Ryan Switzer of George Washington a month ago. And in that time frame scored more than 30 pts 3 times. But the Mussleman Appleman lined up and busted Capital right in the chops and won huge! Hats off to Denny Price and the Applemen you made the whole eastern panhandle VERY PROUD!
With that win they got the winner of another game i previewed last week and that team is no other than.....
That of the Martinsburg Bulldogs as they beat Woodrow Wilson by a score of 39-0. So pretty much a dominate win of the Bulldogs over the Flying Eagles there as I said in last weeks blog.
So we get a rematch of the Mussleman Appleman taking on the Martinsburg Bulldogs on Friday night kickoff is set for 7:30 And is at Martinsburg. If you can not make it WEPM will have you covered!
I did not preview either WVU or Marshall football last week as I felt both this season are lost causes. Seeing as WVU has not won a game since the Carter years. Ok ok it was really October 6th against that of the Texas Longhorns. On October 7th many of the bowl predictors had the Mountaineers in the National Title game. Now those predictors have gone from the National Title game to the Fiesta Bowl to the Sugar Bowl to now. An Alamo Bowl,a Holiday Bowl, and Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas. Been a rough go so far in the Big XII. Can Bob Huggins salvage it with basketball? We will soon find out as they take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs tonight (or tomorrow morning however way you want to look at it). Coverage starts at 11pm with a tip off at midnight (or whenever the Steelers/Chiefs game ends) But airtime here on WEPM is still set for 11pm. .
Now I mentioned Marshall not talking there football but I did mention there basketball in my last blog. I said there was much hype around them and it is a wait and see process for them. I watched the game on my laptop yesterday afternoon against Villanova. Read some stories and what not form the Marshall press.Tne game was not as close as they would have you think. It was one of those Marshall would be down 6 or 7pts make a nice little run and put the game within a basket at 2 or 3 pts.But Villanova always pulled away had a nice 4 or 5 point run and in the end won by 12 with the final being 80-68 Villanova. Still akot of basketball to be played but man is that a game you would love to have won.
So that being said the week ahead looks like this.
Tonight Chiefs at Steelers 830 pm
Tonight/Tomorrow Basketball WVU @ Gonzaga 11:59 pm
Nothing until Friday with Mussleman @ Martinsburg 7:30 pm
Saturday Football Oklahoma @ WVU 7 pm
So it shapes up to be another fun week in store enjoy it! And if you did not get a chance yesterday to thank a Veteran do that today!They are what makes this country great.