MOUJAES: Strobel to host its final GBC game Friday
Oct 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM
Sandusky hosts final GBC home football game
Strobel field will bid a fond 'adieu' -- that's French for farewell -- to the Greater Buckeye Conference at home when Sandusky hosts Napoleon on Friday.
More importantly, if the Blue Streaks have any aspirations of a GBC title, they must win against the Wildcats, who have been a difficult opponent; Sandusky is 1-6 against Napoleon since 2003, the GBC's inaugural season.
The only win for the Blue Streaks was a 13-12 win in 2007.
Last year, with Sandusky unbeaten in league play, Napoleon came out with a 30-0 win in a rainy game.
Let's travel down the recent road of history, with Sandusky's final season as a member of the defunct Great Lakes League. It's last home opponent in 2002 was Findlay -- then it its post-Ben Roethlisberger era -- which beat the Blue Streaks 51-0.
Of note, Sandusky beat Fremont Ross a week later, 13-0, sending the Little Giants to an 0-10 year. The Blue Streaks were 4-6 that season, but are already guaranteed a minimum .500 season with a 5-3 record so far.
Sandusky's football schedule next year will have just two opponents from the 209 season -- Ross and Perkins -- which are the first two games.
Thursday's Fandy.com Magazine will have closer a look at the Sandusky-Napoleon game.
In keeping with the farewell-tour spirt, here's a list of send-offs of the word 'farewell' in various languages Sandusky fans can use at their discretion:
• The Register's design chief, Mike Schaffer, is a Steelers fan.
The circulation director, Bill 'Live and Let' Nye, is a Wisconsin guy.
This was not a fun weekend as a Browns and Buckeyes fan.
• Was I the only person wondering if the NFL decided to stop penalizing helmet-to-helmet hits? The league sent officials a memo in 2008 to eject players for that type of flagrant contact.
Three years later, no one has been ejected, as reported on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Talk about an empty threat.
Forget fining Steelers linebacker James Harrison. That's a mere penny-sized slap on a big-bank wallet.
Suspend him for two games -- one for each of his hits to the head.