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J-E-T-S: Jets, Jets, Jets

by Nick Vitrano

Welcome to the final week of the high school football regular season.  Or, as the Jets call it – a celebratory day off!  This week’s WIXX Preps Pick salutes the Olympian-Packerland-Large Conference Champions…Roncalli.

There’s nothing like the energy, both anxious and eager, of a title clinching scenario in the last go ‘round.  The key for any team to emerge victorious is to harness that energy in a controlled emotional response over the span of 4 quarters.  At the conclusion of last night’s affair – yeah, last night…a nice Thursday evening high school football treat – the Jets stood as the collective personification of poise under pressure, having just blanked Kewaunee 35-0 at Municipal Field. 

Congratulations to the Roncalli Jets.

There is, of course, plenty of action to keep your eyes on this evening.  Many teams are playing for their post-season lives, needing that one last tally in the left-hand column to become playoff eligible.  Many are simply playing it out one last time this season, looking to go out on high note or play the spoiler to a cross-town rival.  For countless athletes on the gridiron, tonight will be that one last time they don the pads…forever. 

Soak it all in tonight, and keep the nominations coming HERE  – we’ll be going throughout the playoffs and take you right into (and through) the 2013-’14 hoops season.  And don’t forget to #WIXXPreps your Instagram pics. 

Tease Image: Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons