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09/22/2014 - From The Press Box: Writer's Block and Playoff Picture Looking Bleak For Lincoln Schools
 Okay, I'll admit it.   I've had writer's block.

That's why you didn't see anything from me for "From The Press Box" a week ago.

I almost didn't write one this week, simply because of writer's block.  

I suppose if there is anything to talk about, it's the fact that Omaha North and Omaha Skutt are clear and away, cut above everyone in Class A and Class B.   For now.

We're at the halfway point of the regular season (yes, I know.  We're there already.)  It's put up or shut up time for many teams and some have played two district games.  Last week's No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup Omaha North and Bellevue West looked like to be the biggie of the year, but North ran away (literally) with the ball game and cruised to a 41-point victory.

Omaha North is still my pick to repeat as Class A champion and the way Skutt has been decimating the opposition in Class B, they're heading down that same road.

Where do the Lincoln schools fit into this equation?  Right now, they're not even in the formula.

Only East and Southwest seem to be playoff hopefuls in Class A.  Lincoln Pius X had a good showing last Friday night against York and has a tough road test this week at Omaha Gross.  Still, the Thunderbolts could be a playoff team in Class B, if they win at least two more district games.

Lincoln Christian fell to a tough Ashland-Greenwood ball club last week and remains on the outer edge of the Class C1 playoff picture.  

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Hey, what about Raymond Central?  The Mustangs are looking solid heading into Week 5 and are a playoff contender.

Malcolm has their sights set on another return to the Class C2 playoff picture at the halfway point of the regular season.  The Clippers are back at home this week to face Tri County.  Right now, if there were any teams in Lancaster County that stand a good shot of seeing post-season play, it would be Raymond Central and Malcolm.

There.  That seems like enough for a guy who's been battling through writer's block the last week or so.  I would imagine I'll have more on my mind after next weekend.
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