With all respect to the city of Luverne... Do you really blame him? That's a hike for Hutch. They play the Section 3A teams close by and play different section teams that are some what close.notTONIGHT wrote:Great point, however, I'm not asking them to play the bottom of the section. I'm wondering why he won't play the top of the section. They currently play willmar, redwood, Windom! Why not Luverne? This clearly isn't hurting Luverne so I guess I should just let it be.GoldyGopher wrote:Because the bottom of the section has Worthington, Windom, Fairmont, and Morris/Benson. No offense to those programs who are certainly doing the best they can, but Hutch is needed in the section to add a little more merit to it, 6 wins or not. I can assure you they would have a similar number of wins compared to Luverne if they played big south opponents twice a year instead of the wright county conference opponents they are currently facing. In case you haven't noticed playing 3A section games clearly doesn't prepare you for what's coming when you get to state.fastncrash wrote:Better yet, why let a team qualify through a section they basically play no games in?notTONIGHT wrote:Just in case coach Telecky needs a geography lesson.
Snark aside, why does he refuse to play in Luverne? I get they like the term"battle tested" at this time of year, but that's just code word for getting your teeth kicked in all but 5-8 times a year. Luverne has been the 1 seed five years in a row, and the most recent match ups have been really tilted heavily in favor of the Cards.
Can anyone shine some light on this? Hutch to state you still out there?
Now Luverne is the better team and not many are going to argue that, but I can't imagine the current Hutch players got worse this year from playing some elite competition instead of traveling down I-90 and beating big south teams by double digits.
Even if they traveled down and played Luverne this year I don't think anything was changing yesterday. I can 100% see where Hutch is coming from and I don't think it's any disrespect to Luverne, but that's along way to travel when they have local teams of similar and much better talent they can play with minimal travel.