High School Sports

Saturday Morning Punter: Region power struggles are under way

The thing about unbalanced non-conference schedules -- and we learn it every year in the early part of the college and high school football seasons -- is you never really know what you've got until conference play starts.

Well, everyone in our coverage area now has at least two region games under their belts, so that picture is starting to take shape. We no longer have to rely solely on a game of "Six Degrees of Wade Hampton" to figure out who has the edge for the last two playoff spot in Region 8-AAA -- and much like just about everything else in this world, that game is better with (Kevin) Bacon. We no longer have to use the transitive property, the Pythagorean Theorem or any other mathematical rules to determine the favorite to win the Region 8-AAAA title (though that pesky Class 4-A point system still makes my brain hurt).

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