Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gone, Gone, Gone

This week I chose the Phillip Phillips song "Gone, Gone, Gone" because that's what summer is. Fall sports officially began last Saturday when I covered my first football game, a 20-6 DCB victory.

It also means fantasy football is right upon us. I did the second of four drafts last night and my final column came out today.

It also means the final look at how my rankings went last season.

2012 prediction No. 1: Rob Gronkowski. Actual finish for Gronk: Second. 
Pretty much right on considering he was injured for part of the year.

2012 prediction No. 2: Jimmie Graham. Actual finish for Graham: First. 
Another pretty good and easy prediction. Graham and Gronk were both pretty clearly the top guys.

2012 prediction No. 3: Jermichael Finley. Actual finish for Finley: 19. 
Whoa. Terrible prediction here. Finley had some real pass-catching woes again in 2012.

2012 prediction No. 4: Antonio Gates. Actual finish for Gates: 12. 
Gates did not rebound like I expected. I also thought Rivers was going to be good and he was not, so that may have factored in my ranking and the performance of Gates last season.

2012 prediction No. 5: Brandon Pettigrew. Actual finish for Pettigrew: 22. 
I have been really expecting Pettigrew to break out, especially in such a pass-first type offense in Detroit, but he disappointed me yet again despite Stafford throwing more than 700 times last year.

Who I should have picked: No. 3: Tony Gonzalez, No. 4: Heath Miller, No. 5: Jason Witten

Hopefully I did better this year. Thanks as always for reading. Here are some pictures from the first week of fall sports:
Jacks quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey carries the ball to the outside last Saturday against Trinity Bible.

Mumphrey delivers a pass to the outside in the 20-6 win over the Lions.

Sid Hunter about to boot the ball last Saturday.

Mumphrey rifles a pass toward a receiver.

Jamarr Patterson looks to get into the end zone after catching a pass inside the 10.

Terrence Davis turns upfield after making a catch.

Hunter chases down the Lions quarterback.

Coach Dano Fagerlund (right) demonstrates techniques to freshman lineman Dylan Arntzen (left).

Jonathan Parks tries to break a tackle after a reception in the second half.

Dakota College at Bottineau volleyball had a scrimmage last Tuesday against Lake Region State.

Krissi Lesmann slams a big hit over the net.

Sophomore setter Ashleigh Aufforth sets up a teammate during the scrimmage.

Aufforth makes a tough set.

Aufforth encourages her teammates.

This Ladyjack avoids a serve that goes out of bounds.

Savannah Bruce receives the serve.

"Who needs their eyes open when I have shoes as sweet as these?"

Offensive and defensive lineman jockey for position at practice last Saturday.

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