Well here we are in the middle of November and it feels like the football season just started. There has been so much that has happened this year and in such a short time. The BCS is going to get figured out really quickly here. The next two weeks will be very interesting. I still have a feeling that either Oregon or Auburn will lose one more. It will more likely be Auburn as they have Alabama and South Carolina left whereas Oregon has Arizona and Oregon State remaining.
It has been a crazy week for kickers. Mike Nugent is now out for the season. All our best to him as he is set to embark on a long winter of recovery. With that, Aaron Pettrey, former Buckeye, is signed to finish the season for the Bengals. Best of luck to you Aaron. Jeff Reed was released from the Steelers. He was such a main stay for them the last 9 years. Mark it down, he will be somewhere within 2 weeks. This is only just a few mix ups with kickers. There were more.
In the college ranks, we have several Upandthrough members doing well. Although he has not had many attempts and his team has only 3 wins, Jake Rogers has had a solid year so far. He will have as good of an opportunity as anyone to be playing on Sundays next year. Drew Basil, the kickoff specialist for Ohio State, was named Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Penn State. Drew has a bright future ahead of him as the Buckeyes place kicker as well.
On the High School side of things, there are still some Team Upandthrough members playing this week in the state of Ohio. Evan Berg of Kings High School and Andrew DiMario from Kettering Alter plays Friday night as does Big Walnut's AJ Fleak. Timmy Carter of Watterson plays Saturday along with JD Detmer from Hilliard Davidson and Marshall Newsome of Wayne. All of these young men have a chance to win the game for their team. They all bring something different to the table but all they bring is pretty special Best of luck to these gentleman.
That is all for today. Chat soon!