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  1. MT. VERNON (fortville) OPEN?

    I had the unpleasant experience of working with this same AD at another school. Something about being micromanaged as a football coach by a Tennis guy did not work for me either!! If the AD was the cause, I 100% understand!
  2. So did this senior go through the senior night activities with his dad/coach? If they thought there was nothing wrong with him being there, did they also try to walk through the senior night? I would think that if he missed school for a surgery and he was still in good standing with the team prior to this, the admin would want to make sure he was apart of senior night or does Valpo not do any kind of senior recognition at the game?? This whole story makes ZERO sense to me.
  3. Man, I got a "downvote" for a question.....rough crowd!!! If the coach acted in an unprofessional manner that warranted a termination, then I have no problem with that. I was not there, so I have no idea. I would think that maybe there was some bad blood there to begin with but who knows. All I ask is if the student who clearly and knowingly was in the wrong with his action also received a consequence. To be honest, I would be okay if they fired the coach for his actions, suspended the student who refused to honor the coach's wishes and school board appointed rule, and put away the seniors pads who turned in their stuff early. Athlete's have a right to have their voices heard but saying "if I don't get my way, I quit." is unacceptable. If you want to threaten to quit, I will hang your pads up for you. If you want to have a mature conversation and talk about what we can do as a team to make this better, let's grow and talk together. Teaching kids that they can threaten to quit and give them what they want is a horrible example to set. Not knowing all the exact details. this is just my opinion based off of what I have read and what I am witnessing with the youth of today.
  4. Maybe I already missed this, but did the student who knowingly violated the rule and further disrespected the coach when he was told to not be on the field receive any consequences from the school?
  5. CIC Sectional Finals

    Western @ Mississinewa *Worth 2 points: They have proven me wrong the last couple of weeks. I will give them the credit they deserve. Lewis Cass @ Eastbrook *Worth 2 points: I don't think this will be that close. Eastbrook by 2-3 TD's. Jimtown @ Mishawaka Marian (3A): Too close to call but I will roll the dice and say Mishawaka Marian by 1. They will go for a 2 point conversion to end the game. Lapel @ Shenandoah (2A): The dreaded England trip turns this from a good game, into a Shenandoah run away. Monroe Central @ Sheridan (1A): Monroe Central is still benefiting from the Muncie South closer. I am going with the Bears by a TD.
  6. CIC Sectional Week

    I had a feeling once. I didn't like it and decided it would never happen again.
  7. CIC Sectional Week

    Marion over Mississinewa: This is one is a tough one. Marion has improved but its still hard for me to consider them good. However, Alexandria scored 20 against Ole Miss which makes me think that Marion will be able to score some serious points on them too. I am going to go with Marion 48-Mississewa 35. Brebeuf Jesuit at Blackford: Good turn around season by the Bruins but the end has come. Brebeuf Jesuit 36-14. Alexandria at Lapel: Lapel wins 42-28. Shenandoah at Frankton: Shenandoah win 63-14. Eastbrook at Rennselaer Central: This one could go either way. I am giving it to Eastbrook just because I'd like to see them get the title and make XSTAR mad. Eastbrook 28-21. It should be a well coached game.
  8. Columbus North

    Did I miss this on the GID already???? How is this not a hot topic. http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/bartholomew-county/columbus-north-football-coaches-suspended-for-verbal-physical-altercation-during-game I have been known to get a little hot on the sidelines but this is some funny stuff. Unfortunate now, but give it about 10 years and these guys will be able to laugh about this over some cold beers I hope.
  9. CIC Sectional Week

    Look on the bright side, if you had Ben Davis on your schedule, you would only be a 127.5 underdog. Ben Davis (118.67) is a 127.5-point favorite (1.76-point home-field advantage) against Madison-Grant (-7.05) According to Saragin Ratings, which are scary accurate, there are only 11 teams worse than MG. Three of those 11 are not even IHSAA sectional eligible yet. How does that happen MG fans????
  10. CIC Sectional Week

    Mississinewa @ Frankfort Mississinewa beats up on Frankfort. Game over by half. Ole Miss 54-7 Blackford @ Northwestern At the beginning, I would have said Blackford but they have dropped a little to far down for me. Northwestern wins 27-7. Eastbrook @ Eastern This one will be close for the first 8 minutes and then Eastbrook unloads. Eastbrook 48-14 (come on XStar, go ahead and down vote me) Oak Hill @ Delphi After watching Oak Hill play Frankton, I don't think this will be much of a game. O.H.'s offense is brutal. Delphi 21-7 Alexandria @ Elwood Elwood does not care enough to win this game. I think they potential could if the team was still fully together but it not going to happen. Alex 34-14 Frankton @ Madison Grant Frankton big. The question is when do they pull the starters? McGuire could score 60 on his own but not sure the extra hits are worth it. I am going modest and saying Frankton 48-0.
  11. CIC Week 9

    Hahahahaha! I know he is a D- bag!!!! And averaging around 30 points a game per season is a horrible way to run an offense!!! C'mon man! You have to come at me with something better than that! At least call me short and fat!!!
  12. CIC Week 9

    That is what I got too. Except I think one is a senior. That's too bad. Its a rough call. Those boys futures are probably in wrestling but if you commit to the football season, you need to honor the commitment. From the CIC opinions, Do you give in a little knowing that your program will be more successful with them there or do you hold your ground by saying you are either 100% with us or not at all?? What do you think?
  13. CIC Week 9

    I just HEARD that a couple of key players decided to move onto wrestling and will not be finishing the season. Can any Elwood guys confirm? What in the world is going on over there?
  14. CIC Week 9

    His girlfriend cheated on him in the mid 2000's for a boy from Eastbrook that had a bigger......Engine than he had.
  15. CIC Week 9

    Yeah......you probably are not going to get much support on this one. There is a little difference between handing a ball to a lineman when up by 62, compared to still throwing the ball when up by 70-80!!!! Let's just say ouch and move forward to the Golden Eagles!