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Flivvs, Vikings "totally different' from 2005

October 27, 2012
The Daily News

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Kingsford and Grayling, who clash today in a Division 5 football pre-district at Flivver Field, met once before in a 2005 Division 4 second-round playoff.

The host Vikings pulled away from 21-18 in the fourth quarter to beat the Flivvers 35-18. Dan Nardi rambled 60 yards for a Flivver score while Justin Groeneveld had two, including a 25-yard pass from Mike Olson. Grayling's Joey Bancroft, now a Vikings jayvee coach, rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns.

Grayling Coach Tim Sanchez, defensive coordinator back then, doesn't believe that 2005 game film would help in preparation for today.

"Both teams are so different from 2005," Sanchez said. "But we'll still watch that one just for the highlights."

Flivver coach Chris Hofer didn't plan on spending time watching the 2005 game.

"Totally different," Hofer said. "I didn't look at it.

"We got it handed to us (in 2005). They were a good team."

Grayling, which left Friday night, planned to "stay in a secret location." Sanchez recalled a scouting trip to Flivver Field where "the fans treated us great."

"They treated us very nicely," Sanchez said. "I have a lot of respect for U.P. fans."

From Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, described as "bedraggled" by the Washington Post: "I get a kick out of it when I go home at the end of a baseball season (and) somebody says, 'Boy, you look bad.' I always tell them, 'Well, show me a manager that looks like Paul Newman after 162 games, I'll show you a guy that didn't do a very good job.' " ...

There's a special perk to the Norway Community Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the high school gym.

Those able to donate blood can enjoy breakfast or lunch prepared by Renee (Queen of the Kitchen) Pollard's students. I can attest it's always first class ...

Jason Galleske, a popular sports writer during his Daily News days, has landed a job in Selma, Calif., a suburb of Fresno ...

 
 

 

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