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March 15, 2013

Semistate staff perspectives

New and Tribune writers weigh on Borden, Jeff's chances


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Mitzi Thompson, Sports Correspondent: “Just like he did with the girls’ program, coach Chad Gilbert has turned the Red Devil boys into genuine state contenders. I’ll admit, on paper Cathedral is the winner, but well ... not on this paper, OK? Limit second-chance looks for the Irish and Jeff is state-championship bound.”

Mike Riley, Sports Correspondent: “By far, this is the toughest game of the season for Jeff, which should have erased any doubters last week at regional. But Cathedral has won 18 in a row after starting the season 6-5 with no loss by more than six points. Two of those losses were to [Indianapolis Tech], which the Irish defeated for the sectional championship. The deciding factor should be the ‘home’ crowd advantage the Red Devils will have at Seymour.”

Ryan Ingram, Sports Correspondent: “Jeff’s offense looked unstoppable in the second half of the regional final. Cathedral won’t be able to shut down all the scoring threats the Red Devils have.”

Joseph Adams, Sports Correspondent: “This is going to be a great game between teams that haven’t done much losing lately. Jeffersonville has the tools to get it done and this will go down to the last minute of the game. I went back and forth on this game, but finally went with coaching ... and coach Chad Gilbert has the experience that will be the difference.”


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