For someone who's blind, Jake Olson sure has great vision.
This has been a really great season for the Hall County high school football player. After 12 exciting weeks we have five winning teams, and a sixth team that had a .500 record. Collectively they have won 45 games and lost 25 games.
With just three regular season weeks remaining in the nation's finest football conference, let's tour the league with odds and ends, astute observations, and predictions, SEC Banter style.
Who are these guys?
Longtime SEC Banter readers will recall that a hallmark of this column is predicting scores. So, rather than devote this prominent space to comparing SEC storylines to classic 1980s films and Republican political heroes, let's return to our roots. Let's predict the outcome of each game in the nation's finest football conference, SEC Banter style.
It's All Hallow's Eve in the SEC, and you know what that means.
Chaos reigned supreme in the SEC last week. No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia, and No. 22 Florida all went down in flames. Suddenly we're looking at a Missouri vs. Alabama SEC championship game if the Tide emerges from the Iron Bowl unscathed.
The Hall County public school football programs have played 50 games in the last eight weeks. Their offenses have scored 1,725 points, and allowed 1,055 points. The power rating for these seven schools combined is 1.64, which means they're winning 1.64 games for every one game that they lose.
Every now and then, a baseball team comes along and steals your heart. This year's Boston Red Sox have stolen thousands.
In the throes of the 2013 college football season, the SEC East is suddenly wide open and the West is taking shape. Upsets, stellar performances, and big-boy football games are happening at a rapid pace.
As Georgia kissed any hope of winning a national championship goodbye, many of the faithful were wishing they could do likewise to their defensive coordinator.
Unbelievably, we're just about halfway through the college football season. After six weekends of college football in the South, this much is certain: your Bloody Mary recipe should be perfected by now. But, if not, you've still got time to make the grade.
At the end of six weeks, six out of the seven Hall County public school football teams have winning records. They have combined to score 1,109 points, while allowing 667 points. That is almost a 2 to 1 ratio.
As good as it gets.
The College Football Playoff ushers in a new era for the sport this year. A blue ribbon panel of 12 individuals - actual people - comprise the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, charged with selecting four teams for a playoff to crown a national champion.
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