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DrivenT

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  1. Week 1 Scores

    Jumping off the ship so quickly?
  2. Week 1 Scores

    Will Dad ease up in the second half?
  3. Week 1 Scores

    Warren 20 CG 0 Late 2nd qrt
  4. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/08/17/watch-live-ihsaa-football-warren-central-vs-center-grove/1024296002/
  5. Read in the NLC thread that Goshen and Northwood, and possibly Elkhart Memorial dont have the numbers to field a freshman team. What other schools have dropped frosh teams due to low numbers? Participation declines at pee wee and bantam levels likely now negatively impacting freshman numbers to a significant degree. Wonder what Indiana high school freshman participation numbers look like today vs 5 years ago. https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/08/26/california-high-school-football-concussions-spike-participation-drops/
  6. https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/sports/high-school/football/2018/08/01/lan-millersport-football-0802/878269002/ Big football state Ohio is not insulated from this trend
  7. Not a good sign for a 5A school which played in a state championship game just last year.
  8. https://www.nwitimes.com/sports/high-school/football/prep-football-hanover-central-picks-up-clinton-prairie-for-friday/article_16fc062b-61cf-56b2-bda7-7c6c531da885.html According to the NWI Times, Frontier has cancelled its first two games due to low numbers. Remaining schedule below. FRONTIER FALCONS Coach: Jamie Sailors, 13-38 in 6th year at school DATE OPPONENT EASTERN TIME OA 0.0, DA 0.0 Aug. 24 at North White 1A© 7:00 pm Aug. 31 South Newton 1A© 7:30 pm Sep. 7 at Clinton Central 1A 7:30 pm Sep. 14 Traders Point Christian 1A 7:00 pm Sep. 21 at North Newton 2A© 7:30 pm Sep. 28 Tri-County 1A© 7:00 pm Oct. 5 at West Central 1A© 7:00 pm Oct. 12 Park Tudor 2A 7:00 pm ©MIDWEST CONFERENCE GAME
  9. You are correct. The world has changed. Just ask Urban Meyer and DJ Durkin.
  10. Good points. Agree with everything you noted. Its all about choice at the administrative level. Similar to the instances we have read about here where admins have overturned parent requests for high school football in many small town Indiana school districts/corporations. We have discussed the numbers issues with regards to Caston, Frontier, Wood, Noll, and South Central openly on this forum. I have no doubt many others are struggling now with the same numbers issues as the season is ready to kickoff, and we will be hearing about those issues soon here on The GID. I anticipate more cancellations and more schools experiencing difficulties as the season progresses. I was listening to Dan Bernstien on 670 ScoreAM Chicago yesterday and they mentioned that many Illinois high schools are starting to consolidate teams as a tactic to offset the numbers decline. I can see how that could work in Chicago where you have many schools in close proximity. In rural Indiana, that won't work due to the logistics and expense involved, plus the appetite is just not there to go the extra mile to save some of these programs, in my view.
  11. In this particular case, soccer was specifically mentioned in the news article as having a negative impact on football numbers I believe The Region in Northwest Indiana might be feeling the impact of socio economic and ethnicity factors relative to football numbers more than any other area of the state The population is quickly turning over ethnically and this has significant impact on extra curricular choices and options for student athletes. Hispanic, black, Asian. European and Middle Eastern residents are quickly filling up previously white majority neighborhoods and towns throughout the area. Soccer as a world sport stands to benefit most, while American tackle football will see the largest negative impact, which is exactly what we are witnessing currently.
  12. You can't be that naive But then again....
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Patterson Seems like not so long ago we were watching Will Patterson terrorize offenses from his linebacker position for the Lawrence North Wildcats. Patterson is now the new HC at Indy Tech, one of several new recent IPS coaching hires. Pattersons bio shows limited coaching experience. Was Tech looking to capitalize on his strong local name recognition, or do they see a coaching "diamond in the rough" with this hire? This one should be interesting to watch. I still see a future path for Tech into The MIC down the road. Could Patterson be the one who leads the program down that path?
  14. He did not challenge my comment.
  15. Very interesting story, and sheds a lot of light and insight into CG athletics. It sounds like the administration is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with what CG athletics "must do" to compete in The MIC. The athletic culture has grown "toxic." With Moore gone after this season, that will make the eventual move to The HCC all that much easier and expeditious.
  16. Sounds like the school would be better off without the burden of financing a football program.
  17. So that's really a total of 17 days, which I am sure many staffs are taking full advantage of. All of the additional contact (text/email, etc) is not even included in that number. That's over 3 weeks of summer vacation taken up by "mandatory" practice. That's basically what it is. If you want to play, you participate in the summer program.
  18. I will stick with my prediction that we will be around 280 schools playing football in Indiana within 5 years. That will be a good downsizing , the schools who cannot compete will be gone, and the competitive environment will be improved Its not a bad thing to remove the burden of a faltering football program if that indeed is the right thing to do.
  19. In case you havent noticed, football is trending down. It's a permanent trend. Investment and time commitment declines should be commensurate.
  20. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/maryland-football-coach-dj-durkin-needs-to-go/2018/08/11/0c896812-9d72-11e8-b60b-1c897f17e185_story.html?utm_term=.b8b44295304e Toxic coaching environment could cost Durkin his job - quickly.
  21. When you spread it out over 5 to 8 weeks, it sounds like a much bigger time commitment. These kids never get a chance to get away from their coaches. Consolidate it down to one full continuous week, culminating with 7 on 7 events, etc. In spring practice states, they consolidate their offseason practices. Why not do the same here?
  22. Why not contract from 12 days down to 5, or one full continuous week?
  23. Are we counting on girls to save high school football in rural Indiana?