Now that the table is set for an undefeated match-up between the state's two top ranked teams, Bismarck High and Mandan, who gets the edge? Both teams are coming off big wins, and seem to be playing some very good football. A few questions about the game...
What's the X-Factor- ex. Mandan O-line vs BHS D-Line, Janz and company against experienced BHS secondary, Coyle compared to Jolliffe, .. What do you think it will be?
On an overall scale who's better Mandan's O or Bismarck's D?
Who do you have winning?
I say look for Janz to not do as well as he did last year against BHS, but he should still have a good game just because he is a great player. If Coyle tries to rely on Janz too much I think BHS will get some interceptions that could be turning points. It will be interesting to see how Mandan's D-line matches up with Bismarck's O-line. In my opinion, it's the best game of the year so far, and (again my opinion) will definitely decide the west region champion. I have Bismarck High winning 34-26.