Fans’ Safety Important in County Meet Finals

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports has warned against “duplication of tickets” and expressed confidence in the Liberia National Police to handle the situation and ensure that match officials, players and fans are safe.The concern over congestion at the County Meet finals has been raised because the finals take place at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium with the capacity of about 8,000 fans.With a population of about four million and over one million in Montserrado County – of which thousands are followers of the County Meet – attendance is expected to be higher during the finals.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray told journalists yesterday that the games would be played “under safety and tight security to avoid overflowing.”Minister Gray said “tickets would be printed” to avoid overcapacity, of which the Police have declared to help the Ministry ensure accountability.“We believe the County Meet will continue to provide the forum for players to learn their skills, discipline, and gain confidence,” he said.To prevent duplication, Minister Gray said tickets would be on sale as of today (Monday) and would be managed by the Ministry in collaboration with the major sponsor, Cellcom GSM.The quarter-final (second round) of the 2016/2017 County Sports Meet will kick off Tuesday, December 19, with kickball and football.At 11:00am, in the kickball, Margibi County faces Maryland County; and Grand Gedeh County Meets Montserrado County.In football, which begins at 2:00pm, Maryland County will lock horns with Montserrado County, and Grand Cape Mount County will rub shoulders with River Gee County.On Wednesday, December 21 – the second day of the quarter-finals – in kickball, Grand Bassa County will play Bong County; and the defending kickball champ will play host to Gbarpolu. And in the football, Lofa County will meet defending football champ, Grand Bassa County; and Nimba County faces Margibi County.Last Thursday, the Ministry of Youth and Sports staged a draw at the Sports Commission in Monrovia with eight teams in two groups.Members of Group A include Maryland, Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount and River Gee. Group B members are Lofa, Grand Bassa, Margibi and Nimba Counties.At the end of the quarter-finals on Friday, two teams will qualify from each zone for the semi-finals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Matt Scott QB – 62 213 lbs I have broken down

first_imgMatt Scott, QB – 6-2, 213 lbsI have broken down Scott in an extended look and have told you I don’t think he’s worthy of a draft pick higher than a fourth rounder. But the reality is his blend of athleticism, arm talent, and the trend towards read-option football could have Scott moving into a late day two selection.Scott isn’t a guy I see making a contribution in 2013 wherever he is drafted, unless it is necessitated by injuries. But he has the talent, if given time to develop it, to make an impact in the league.Best Fits: Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ersDan Buckner, WR – 6-4, 212 lbsIn what can only be considered a disappointing season for Buckner, the Wildcat wide receiver never took the next step to replace the departed Juron Criner.While Buckner produced good stats for the Wildcats opposite Austin Hill, he left many scratching their heads and moving him down and maybe out of draft day consideration.Buckner’s saving grace may be that he showed well at his pro day, until the last ten yards of his forty-yard dash where he pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury. Nick Foles may have started a trend down in Tucson. Maybe the University of Arizona is the new “Quarterback U” — or maybe Mike Stoops did one thing right in finding talented quarterbacks.While the Wildcats are not quite churning out top end prospects year after year, they are developing a reputation for producing quality talent that can make it at the next level.This year is no different, as we know about the big name in quarterback Matt Scott. Some services are even speculating he could go in the same range that Nick Foles did in 2012, but there are two other Wildcats that could hear their names called during the 2013 NFL Draft. The senior receiver shows a good catch radius, routinely making plays on balls thrown behind him, or somehow over his head, and displays good hands when catching the ball.He isn’t a big threat after the catch and he doesn’t create a lot of separation in his routes. But if he can find a quarterback that trusts him when he is covered, he could make a roster at the next level.Best Fits: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Carolina PanthersTaimi Tutogi, FB – 6-1, 269 lbsWhile the NFL moves away from the power run game, the fullback position seems to be going the way of the dinosaur. That would normally be a bad thing for a guy like Tutogi, the massive fullback for the Wildcats.The funny thing is, blocking may be the worst aspect of Tutogi’s game right now. His ability to line up at multiple positions and be a receiving threat is what will have teams enamored with him.Tutogi looks like he could line up as a FB, H-Back, or maybe even a TE at the next level, and get out in routes and make plays.He isn’t an overly athletic player, but runs with a mean streak and always keeps his feet moving.If Tutogi can learn to block, he could become a nice weapon at the NFL level as well as a special teams contributor. Comments   Share   While these are the only three prospects I see having a chance to be drafted, that doesn’t mean they are the only Wildcats that could be invited to NFL training camps this summer.Guys like Kyle Quinn and Dominique Austin could be part of NFL teams as well.As the culture changes down at UA, the football program should see an upswing in NFL prospects. But for now these are the three guys with the best chance to be selected in April. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo There are still teams — mainly ones that run a West Coast Offense — that can utilize Tutogi’s skillset and that could allow him to hear his name called on draft day.Best Fits: Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more