I’d like to start this week out with an apology. This has been weighing on me over the weekend, and I feel that it would be better to get everything out in the open. As some of you may have heard, yes, I did take an official visit at SMU on Friday, and yes, I did enjoy it. I understand how hurtful that is and I’ll be working these upcoming weeks to gain back the lost trust of my readers. Please, no more questions at this time, and as always please #RespectMyDecision.
Moving on, to some interesting football news.
Traditionally, Highland Park has a great team. However, despite starting this season out 3-0. They remain unranked. However, this all would change after their annihilation of another traditionally great team. Rockwall, who was ranked 7th in the state at the time of their showdown, ended up losing to the Scotts 44-16. Highland Park quarterback, Brayden Schager had 316 yards, with 5 total touchdowns. This is a stellar game for any quarterback, no matter their age or team.
Following the conclusion of this game, Highland Park moved up 23 spots to be ranked at 15th in the state, and Rockwall fell 9, putting them at 16th.
I’m not a ‘way-too-early-pre-season’ prediction kind of girl, I feel those predictions are inaccurate and pointless for things like the National Championship. However, I do think that just this once, I can fully stand behind a somewhat early prediction for the Heisman winner. While never officially nominated, this beast of a quarterback has starred in Heisman discussions since his Freshman year. By now, you’re probably thinking it’s Trevor Lawrence, and you’d be correct.
What sets Lawrence apart from the other contenders? Let me present you with his stats from last week’s 73-7 win against Georgia Tech. He had 24/32 completions on the night making his completion percentage 75%, which is not even his highest rate this year. On top of that, he threw for 5 Touchdowns and had a total of 404 yards.
Trevor Lawrence and Amari Rodgers make it look so easy pic.twitter.com/8Xjm00pxXg— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 17, 2020
Before the season started, Lawrence said that he’s planning on entering the draft after the seasons over, so this would be the Clemson quarterbacks last chance to join the Heisman winners.
When news broke over the summer that Tom Brady would be leaving the dynasty that is referred to as the Patriots, a wave of shock ran through the sports world, and everyone was asking the same question: was Tom Brady the dynasty, or did Bill Belichick create the talent? To answer this question, let me introduce you to exhibit A, their records.
Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 3rd in their division with a 7-9 record. This year, Tampa Bay has started the season out going 4-2 making them first in their division.
On the flip side, the Patriots are currently 2-3, sitting at 3rd place in the AFC East. This is an extreme regression from last year’s record of 12-4, and 1st place.
Now, I understand that Brady wasn’t the only loss to the New England roster. They did lose key defensive players like Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins. However, even with those losses, I confidently proclaim that Tom Brady was the center of the dynasty, and with him gone, we can expect to see a new era of the Patriots.