We're talking football now and we're just two days away from the Blazers taking the field for the region finals.
What's odd about this year's Blazers squad is that they are playing with a chip on their shoulder. This is unusual for a perennial contender, but the Blazers are coming off a season in which they were left out of the playoffs, despite a fine regular season. Come Saturday, motivation won't be an issue.
"This is really our third season is the way we're looking at it. In our third season everything now is you do or you don't. If you don't take care of business right now, you're season is over. And if you do, you continue on and you survive to the next round," says head coach David Dean.