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  1. I'd say Guerendo from Avon won the day at state. 1st in the 100, 2nd in the 200, 2nd in LJ, and a member of the winning 4X100 relay team. Dividing the relay points by 4, he contributed 43% of Avon's 66 team points that got them the state title. In big track meets, one or two studs can really make a difference for a team.
  2. Muda, Colton's performance does not count in this post...he's a one sport only guy. ( ;
  3. One of the cooler highlights from state, both Webo athletes jumping at about the same time. Solo will continue his vaulting career at IUPUI. http://www.reporter.net/sports/western-boone-s-huckstep-signs-with-iupui/article_9750cc30-5ecd-11e8-b43d-63edf3d8185a.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  4. Sagamore Conference 2018

    I'd have to think the Athenians saw more of the other type of demeanor because of their 0-10 season as compared to positive talk after a sectional upset game.
  5. Sagamore Conference 2018

    Regarding demeanor of the HC, it appears he's not afraid to share what is on his mind according to quotes in the local paper following the loss to Webo this past season. "...I don’t care about all the different schemes, it is still a simple game — I have this area, you have yours and if you are going to let another 18-year-old push you around, there is the difference. That was the difference today, and that is where we are right now as a program. The difference today was that they pushed us around, and until we get tired of getting pushed around and getting sand kicked in our face, it is not going to change.” “We have to come out and play,” Getts said. “This is how it’s going to be if we don’t change what we are doing. We have a sign up in the locker room that says that if you don’t like where you are at, don’t complain about it, just shut up and fix it. We have some things to fix here and if we are going to do this thing right and change, we will fix it. If we are happy with how it’s going, it will stay the same. You work all week as a football player, and this is the end result — you can’t be happy about it.”
  6. Sagamore Conference 2018

    What's the word on Lebanon this year? Obviously Washington was a play maker who will be missed. He had close to 40% of their total offensive yards last year.
  7. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    It's not a perfect indicator of on-field talent potential (i.e. Webo's fastest sprinter right now only kicked last season), but it does provide some good directional insights.
  8. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    I think Brett will be a contributor. Due to the transfer, he was limited to JV play in the three sports he played this year so he should be hungry next year. He is a kid who will definitely benefit from Webo's weight program. I'm not sure what Lebanon does, but I heard his power-lifting (esp cleans), had a lot of room for improvement when he first transferred back to Webo. Solomon wasn't known for dropping his head and hitting the holes hard so if Brett does this, I think he could add more value. This is where Miller helped out toward the end of the season. As I think about the rest of the team, I think Webo should be solid. They did loose a number of seniors but then again, their combined first and second team all-conference consisted of three seniors, three juniors, and four sophomores. One of those sophomores, Wright (2020), set the single season yards passing record. Pretty dang impressive considering he likely beat out McClain from the late 80's era when Webo was so dominant. By the way, no other Sag team had any sophomores make 1st or 2nd team last year so that speaks to Webo's future for the next couple of seasons. On the receiver side, Logan Benson (2019) continues to improve athletically. He is one of Webo's faster sprinters on the track team this season behind two exiting seniors. He just won indoor conference in HJ going 6'3". Another tall receiver, Noah McClendon (2019) was basically hurt all season and he is fast for his size also. He is on the bubble to qualify for indoor state this weekend in the 60m hurdles. Devin Weekly (2019) was a bit of a surprise last season on the defensive side and he had some carries on offensive. He dealt with some back issues late in the season. He was on a potential track to set the single season solo tackle record if he could have played every game. You also have a whole bunch of other athletic kids like Young (2019), Hole (2020), Kernodle (2020) etc who will continue to contribute. I don't have as good of a feel for the line but I know the Hogs have been putting in good work in the gym and working on their explosiveness. It should be fun to see how things play out next fall.
  9. An update on this topic, I recently attended an IUPUI campus visit with my son. Long story short, he loves a program they offer and wants to go to school there. While on the visit we made a quick stop by Carroll Stadium to talk with the track coach as he was wrapping up a training session. Even though he isn't actively recruiting for my son's event, he would be interested in having him join the team and could possibly offer some scholarship money if he can score points at their conference meet (his current PR would have scored points the last three years). The coach was happy to hear about my son's current GPA and goal to do well in college because he of course wants eligible athletes. It's nice how this worked out because my son's interest level in IUPUI had zero to do with sports. If he does end up getting money, it's all upside to him. If track doesn't work out, he would have gone there regardless.
  10. Hey bowwow, great point...I totally agree you. My framing for "middle of the road" grades, as it relates to trying to get good academic scholarships, is in the 3.0 range. I know this isn't low like "your best bet is find a JUCO first" (not saying all JUCO players have lackluster grades BTW), but what I've seen and heard about DIII money is it has to come from academics and to really offset the private school costs, kids need to have solid grades. Case in point, I recently saw an athlete get a $19K yearly academic scholarship from Hanover. Hanover's list price is close to $50K thus the scholarship brings them in line with a number of other small, private schools in Indiana (I could start a whole new thread on the private school numbers game). This athlete's GPA is in the 3.0 range with mid-900 SATs. I would consider the "scholarship" the baseline and they go up from there for kids who have stronger grades and scores. The parents of the athlete were hoping Hanover could "pull some strings" and do something on the athletic side, but that's not happening. Parents can put way too much focus, money, and pressure on kids to do well in sports when the stats say much more money comes from academic scholarships. I'm surprised by how many parents believe that just because their kid plays travel (insert sport), tens of thousands of dollars will await them at the next level. I think some of the clubs, especially volleyball, propagate this along with the online recruiting companies. Private club sports is becoming big, big business, just look at Grand Park in Noblesville. It's great kids have a number of opportunities to play sports outside of school, especially if they go to a 5A or 6A school, it's just sad to see so many investing time and money in something that will never play out like they hoped. Personally, I have spent a few grand on equipment for my son for one of his sports because his school doesn't have the funds to so. Do I expect him to compete in college...no. I did it because it helped him continue to develop as an athlete which in turn helped him excel in his sport. If he decides to continue doing this sport, it will be because he loves it as there is a low chance of him getting a scholarship at his preferred school.
  11. Very thoughtful insight BisonUmp, thanks for sharing.
  12. Johnny football just wrapped up a solid senior season playing for his high school. Johnny may or may not know what he wants to study in college (or if he should even go to college) but there are expectations from family, friends, random middle-aged guys at the barber shop, that Johnny could play at the next level. Locally, he is seen as a true gift to any team who decides to offer him that big scholarship. During the flurry of summer prospect camps, Johnny had high hopes of playing at the next level. Besides the camps, he and his parents might have talked to “recruitment specialists” and spent money on the web based recruiting tools to ensure he gets noticed. Reality starts to set in the late fall/winter of his senior year when he sees the social media posts of the D1 commits and yet he has not received interest from any programs. Finally, the first DIII letter comes in but everyone expects Johnny to AT LEAST go DII or, if he has to, go to an NAIA school. As time slips into the following year, Johnny is now under a lot of pressure to figure out what he’s going to do. More DIII letters come in but the lack of athletic scholarship opportunity, his middle of the road grades, and the typical $30K tuition + room/board price tag (after he receives the “everyone gets this academic scholarship”), makes him realize he might not be able to afford college if he still wants to play at the next level. Should he roll the dice and walk on at a higher-level program hoping it pays off later? What if he just loves the game and the cost of college isn’t an issue? If he is focused on getting his education, why not just go to a state school and not worry about sports? I am sure many of you have seen this as either a coach or parent. I have seen this play out with local athletes in various sports, especially the ones who spent a fair amount of time playing on club teams. Deciding if college is a good choice, and if so, which school is the best fit is hard enough. Layering in the expectations of others and the hopes of the athlete to play post high school adds another layer of complexity. My current situation as a parent…my son is going to an affordable state school that has a good academic program that fits his passion. To him, his passion trumps all things athletic even though he is a very solid athlete in two sports. It is sometimes hard to reply to coaches at DII and NAIA schools who have actively recruited him with a “no thank you”, but if those schools don’t have academic programs that fit his area of interest, no amount of athletic scholarship will sway his plans. I am pleased he has a strong passion that is helping guide him. On the flip side, many thousands of kids across the country will largely make schooling decisions based on athletics. Often times I see the wheels fall off kids' education plans when the sports components don't work out.
  13. Best Chances for 2018 Title

    I think Webo will be solid but they do graduate 17 seniors this year. That class had some athletes and size. With that, they do return a number of talented skill players who saw a lot of playing time this year and they have some younger linemen who will continue to benefit from Webo's solid, year-round weights program. .
  14. After the fast start by Scecina in the first quarter, I was happy we were in the mix up until late in the fourth quarter. It will be interesting to see how special teams works out for them going forward. I believe their first three scores came without an extra point or a two point conversion.
  15. Regional scores

    Final Webo 33, Scecina 48