DQ Blog

Sep 23, 2008

Times are changing for The Rock

Like most people I enjoy watching an underdog come through for a win. I might take it to the extreme at times, though. I’m that guy that plays with Baylor in NCAA Football video games to see if I can take the Bears bowling – I mean, seriously, even in a video game Baylor can’t compete for the Big 12 title. And, I’ll admit, as a Houston Texans fan you better be good at Madden if you want to see your team win once in a while. That’s part of why I’m happy to see Caprock with a 2-1 record. When I arrived in Amarillo, I heard about who was good and who wasn’t so good. I heard about Caprock not winning a season opener in 11 years and wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw them play. You know what a saw? A team that didn’t care what the record books said. I’ve seen the “Rock” play just once this season, in a loss to San Angelo Lake View, and they never once seemed to be a team that had been through so much losing. I like that a young coach like Seth Parr was given a chance to lead a team at the 4A level. You can tell in the way he talks about his team that he believes in them and, by the looks of the results, they're responding to him. Will Caprock win its district? I’m not going to go out on that limb, but I bet they’re part of the conversation come playoff time. If the Rock is still counting moral victories, they can take some pride in being a 10 point favorite against Levelland on Friday.

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