This year the Indiana Semi-State includes the LaPorte Slicers. Yes it is true. We are one of the final four teams in the state. Our reward for beating the #5 and #4 teams in the state in consecutive weeks is to play the #3 team in the state. The Carmel Greyhounds stand in the way of the Slicers and a trip to the Dome. It is hard to say what will happen this week because I have no knowledge at all about Carmel except a few opinions posted by fans of the team. One of the numbers that I have seen that worries me is that Carmel only gave up 9.3 points a game in the regular season, and they have taken that down to 0.75 points a game in the playoffs. They will have to find a way around a big Carmel line if they want any chance. I can bet that they will see a heavy dose of Shark, with enough passing to keep them honest. Last week we only completed one pass, but it was for a 72 yard touchdown. I will be making the trip to Carmel to keep this ride going. This team probably has the most heart and guts of any that I have seen so I will be sorry to see the season end. Either way though there is only two weeks left in the high school football season. Unfortunately I do not think the Slicers will be playing on Thanksgiving weekend. Although I have thought the season would be over the last two weeks as well. My predictions have been off lately so maybe this one will help the Slicers out. Go Slicers!