We’re live at Skyline Stadium about an hour and 15 minutes before kickoff. I got here about at 11 a.m. and there was a line of 30 people outside waiting for tickets. Now, there’s a steady stream of cars rolling into Skyline’s little parking lot.
In preparation for the game, they’ve added 800 extra seats to the stadium with seats in the end zone and to the right of the Skyline stands.
The Skyline section already had sections of the main bleachers reserved as fans came in on Friday morning and taped tarps and blankets to the prime locations.
There’s a steady rain that’s been falling for about an hour and it’s dropped the temperature probably 10 degrees. Since both teams like to run, it really doesn’t favor either. But Lakes did play in a wind driven monsoon against Foss earlier this season.
As for any pregame thoughts, I really believe that Lakes has more talent and speed at just about every position. But that doesn’t always mean much because the best talent doesn’t always win in football.
I think it’s critical for Lakes to get off to a good start. The past year’s playoff disappointments could come creeping back into their minds if Skyline jumps out early. That being said, this Lakes team is much tougher mentally and physically than those of the last three years. That’s vital in the playoffs and moments of adversity.
My gut prediction is Lakes 35, Skyline 31
I’m going to update you with scores after every quarter as wells as if anything big happens….