HOT TAKE: MY UNPUBLISHED LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT THE CB EAST VS CB SOUTH FOOTBALL GAME
*NOTE: This was written during the morning hours of Saturday, September 17th. Originally sent to The Intelligencer as a Letter to the Editor, in this post, I explain what went wrong with CB East’s offense by analyzing statistical trends over the prior three games. This piece is dedicated to anyone who has ever been denied by a newspaper for polemicizing about a trivial issue.
After watching Central Bucks East’s embarrassing 27–6 loss versus Central Bucks South, I would like to share a few notes about East’s offensive play.
First, East had an absolutely dreadful running game. Their top two carriers for the game both averaged less than three yards a carry. Whether it was the offensive line’s inability to create holes or the running backs’ ability to find them, the inside running game was virtually nonexistent. And even when East ran the ball to the outside nothing seemed to be working; the running backs had trouble holding onto the ball. Also, in past games, East did a good job at diversifying its running game by using a variety of running backs. However, in this game East mainly relied on just two backs who both played disappointingly.
The lackluster performance of the running game placed a bigger burden on the shoulders of the passing game. In East’s past three games the team averaged eighteen passing attempts per game. Against South, they threw the ball thirty-four times.
In a game where East out-ran and out-passed their opponent, turnovers became the deciding factor. The four turnovers (three fumbles and one interception) were a season high for the team, and must be reduced if Coach Donnelly wants a strong offensive showing for next week’s game versus William Tennent.