Linebacker48 - I think you need to get your head out of the clouds. Shanley was overhyped??? Are you kidding me??? If you look back on the previous posts over the past 3-4 weeks, you would think the Gafton walked on water based on the some of the comments. Shanley came into the game with three previous losses - Grafton was undefeated. Shanley has to overcome some injury issues this season - thankfully, Grafton didn't have much. Shanley lost to the likes of V.C. - Grafton pretty much blew everyone out. Overhyped??? Based on what???
Regarding the 2nd half coasting.......I think Grafton wisely called the plays a little more conservatively, but I don't think they appeared to coast. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Shanley got in and leveled Hanson and few times he appeared a little hurt. That might have changed things a bit. Frustration may also have set in a bit, with a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that came into play. And, Grafton had a few more penalties as a whole in the second half that stymied some drives. Coasting......no, I don't think so.
Congrats to the Grafton. They had a GREAT season and earned the Championship. You fought for it - you didn't coast to it.