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Predictions: Keenan vs. Sorin

Observer Sports Writers | Friday, November 16, 2012

Mike Monaco, Interhall Editor

Defense wins championships, right? In the words of Lee Corso, not so fast my friend.

Though Sorin gave up just seven points in the regular season and has surrendered only another six in the postseason, this is Keenan’s game. The Knights have been clicking on all cylinders this season and have posted 63 points behind the dynamic duo of Andrew McDonough and Jeremy Riche. Expect Keenan to put up enough points against a Sorin defense that has been stout.

Last year, the Otters’ bid for back-to-back titles against Dillon was crushed when the Big Red scored a late touchdown through the air.

Look for a close game Sunday, but in the end it will be the aerial attack of McDonough and Riche that wins out.

FINAL SCORE: Keenan 21, Sorin 14 

Brian Hartnett, Interhall Editor

This matchup represents the classic meeting of the unstoppable object and the immovable force.  

Keenan has tore up opposing defenses with an agressive aerial attack, while Sorin has largely limited its opponents from crossing the goal line.

It’s easy to say defense wins championships in this case, but what do you do when both teams have great defenses? Lost in the fold is the fact that Keenan’s defense only allowed 13 points in the regular season. 

And that is what I believe makes the difference in this game. Keenan quarterback Andrew McDonough may struggle a bit, but he will find ways to score against the Otters. On the other hand, I don’t trust Sorin to do enough against the Knights’ strong front seven.

FINAL SCORE: Keenan 14, Sorin 10