St. Rita @ Sterling

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  1. RockSoup

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    Just started the thread already since it was hijacking the StL v Hillcrest thread.

    Looking forward to the trip over there to see the town, the atmosphere, and a fantastic football game. I should get there with the family around 4pm. Where should we eat?

    Edit: Duh, maybe I should wait to find out what time and what day the game is. Maybe it will be a Saturday brunch
     
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    I know time is up in the air at this point. Once that is set I could guide you a little more. I will say the down side with the quality broadcast is the stands haven’t been as full as they usually would. Quite a few places broadcast it so people choose the warmth and beer over showing up in person.
     
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    Thanks for starting, I think this will be a good game! Can’t wait for next Friday or Saturday!
     
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    Great stadium, have enjoyed a few trips out there. Good luck to both teams!
     
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    I only know Sterling from what I read on the board. I heard you have a quality stream, and I want to say you have a video board, correct?
     
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    I’m hoping we win tomorrow and head to Frankfort to shock the state, but it never hurts to have options RockSoup.
     
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    Yeah you could just drive to Sterling watch from one of the taverns broadcasting it, clear HD like watching an NFL game!
     
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    The Sterling v Viator thread from 2 years ago (ACT gate) was EPIC!
     
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    Yes, video scoreboard, nice place to watch a game
     
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    Yeah it’s a pretty cool set up. Depending on the refs they’ll replay most plays (whether good or bad for Sterling).
     
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    How are the visitor stands? High enough?
     
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    I mean reading some of the complaints over the years about visiting bleachers I don’t think it’ll be the worst you’ve had. Room for I believe 1500 (6 sections that fit 250 each). It’s behind a fence that’s outside of the track so set back a little. But it is slightly elevated at least. Might be 15 rows high at the top?
     
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    Yeah, I don’t have to be high enough to read the safeties, but high enough to see over the players.
     
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    Game is set for Saturday. Time is still TBD per IHSA. Sterling tweeted 1pm but a reply debated that.
     
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    Golden Warrior QB Cooper Willman last night: 4 carries 171 yds 43.8 avg

    Mustang RB Kaleb Brown last night:
    7 carries 271 yds 38.7 avg

    Long week of practice for the defenses
     
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    You don’t want to be too high because you’ll end up spending all of your time and money at the concessions.
     
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    May I suggest a Spaghetti Pizza from Angelos!! Trust me... it is divine!
     
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    Rita wont be bringing 1500. That drive probably bring 250 tops.
     
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    Grass or turf?
     
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    Turf
     
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    Parking an issue?
     
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    Would you like valet parking too?
     
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    Nah, some girl who grew up there and still has family there says not much of a lot.
     
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    ;)
     
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    I'll bet this is a whale of a game.
     
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    That Sterling QB, from the small sample I’ve seen, will be the fastest QB St. Rita has faced since Bell of Montini and that didn’t end well
     
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    In 1973 I worked on a small job in Sterling/Rock Falls for two weeks. We upgraded the traffic control signal boxes from mechanical to electronic and installed inductive loops in the turn lanes. What I remember was the food was good, the people were better, and the bugs on the Rock River at dusk were like the locust swarms. I think we were in some of establishments at dusk.

    I like traveling to communities were football is important. Beats playing a generic CPS team at Gatley. Loved playing at Morris too.
     
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    The stomach acid I had after that loss could have melted a space ship like the movie the Alien. But after watching SR football for 49 years we delivered some of those types games to others. Seen an lot of opponents fall apart after losing a tough game like that. Kuska did a nice job of keeping the kids on track. 6 straight wins since then.
     
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    then i think you will enjoy going to sterling.

    the programs at both sterling and sterling newman central catholic are points of pride among many of the locals.
     
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    Have Newman and Sterling ever played one another? I realize the enrollments are a big gap but was just curious.
     
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    Not for many, many years.
     
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    Imagine it will be a nice change up for the Rita fans to see more of the small town football vibe. Enjoy what should be a good game!
     
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    Anybody hear a time for the game yet? Last I heard SR wanted to go Friday night and Sterling was demanding 1pm on Saturday.
     
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    According to Sterling’s Facebook page Saturday at 1pm
     
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    There was a tentative agreement during the initial call between a.d.’s for Saturday at 1. It is not yet official.
     
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    here's a "small world" bit of trivia: Legendary St Rita football coach Ed Buckley's daughter, Kathy Howard, was recently the principal at the middle school in Sterling and at Sterling Newman HS.
     
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    This should be a very good game
     
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    So my dream of Friday night lights in a great football town is still a possibility, or no?
     

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