Glen Laing, football coach at St Jago High School, has described the pitch at Calabar High as “a beautiful surface”.Laing, who directed St Jago to a 1-0 victory over the host team in Group G of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup last Friday, says he’d play at Calabar every day.His Calabar counterpart, Ligyasu Simms, believes the plush surface will help his team in the seasons to come.”It is nice when the schoolboys can train on the proper surface,” pronounced the St Jago coach after the game. “It is also exciting for us to take them out and train them.”St Jago’s Monk Street playing field has been out of service for several months because of a work programme to rehabilitate it. In those circumstances, it was a joy for St Jago to visit Calabar’s Red Hills Road campus.”It’s just a beautiful surface. They’re taking care of it and I really appreciate coming down here.”Simms feels the same way.”Millions of dollars were spent on this surface, and it is a good surface for good football, and as you can see, the Calabar team executed some good football today, but unfortunately it just didn’t go in our favour,” he commented.Without giving up on the current schoolboy season, Simms thinks the improved surface will help Calabar’s football in the future.”This is the start of the programme and it can only get better as we go along,” he predicted.
Jhajuan Seales65 percent I have to say I was a tad surprised by the poll results on Wednesday though I probably shouldn’t have been. As of late Wednesday night (I’m on the road on Thursday) here’s how the percentages looked when I asked who would end with the best college career. PlayerPercentage Ra’Shaad Samples10 percent Marcell Ateman13 percent James Washington12 percent Seales blew everybody away in the poll. I get why — he had 570 and three TDs and catches like this all season:He’s the safest pick of the four but I’m not sure if he’s the most talented. I voted Ateman — he strikes me as the baddest dude of the group, the one most likely to transform into Justin Blackmon. I don’t know if he ever will or if he’ll even have a season like Seales did last year but there were times last year where he looked just dominant.Take the Mizzou game: He had four catches for 36 yards but he looked like he belonged out there in a monster bowl game against a tough SEC team. He was fun to watch.Here were some of the best comments:Troy: We are so loaded at receiver, why not put Washington a cornerback. It looks like he is pretty good at intercepting passes.TeaTown: They say Washington is raw but dude has HUGE potential. Still I voted for Seales. Wanna see Ateman step it up big time this season and what about Caleb Muncrief? I always thought w/ his size he should’ve been a slot receiver. Come on, that dude is a potential Wes Welker type asset!Josey: Blake Webb, Austin Hays and David Glidden? Oh, nevermind..wrong color.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!