Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fair Enough?

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Originally uploaded by mdt1960
It might not seem fair to those from Custer-Melstone if the Hysham Pirates win the six-man title this coming Saturday. After being a contender for so many years and just falling short of the title in their 2003 overtime loss to Geraldine, I always thought that if any team from the south were to wrestle the title away from the northern tier it would be Custer-Melstone.

But, it's no longer just north and south. As more teams have joined the six-man ranks (Hysham included), we've a full class of north, south, east and west. Surely Hysham would have been in the southern conference back in the early part of this decade, but they are actually an eastern team in the current re-alignment.

Further, having already knocked off northern favorites Highwood (twice) and Geraldine this season, who is more deserving of the state six-man title this year than Hysham; especially if they defeat the remaining powerhouse from the north, Augusta, in the championship game? That seems fair enough.

Not fair enough for the Elks from Augusta who have paid their dues when they appeared in the title game two years ago.

So much for fairness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess it just isn't meant to be 'fair' is it?!?! Hysham did take the trophy in a well fought game against Augusta. For a while I didn't think it was going to happen, but Holy Cow, when Hysham got on a roll they didn't slow down. It was a fun game to watch, that's for sure!!!