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Any facility is better than no facility. Ask those guys at Scecina...

That sucks though. I couldn't imagine not having a field and a locker room to call my own.

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Heard from a good friend from Blackford that they may not field a Varsity program this year and go JV only.

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Heard from a good friend from Blackford that they may not field a Varsity program this year and go JV only.

 

Heard the same... 

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Heard from a good friend from Blackford that they may not field a Varsity program this year and go JV only.

 

I checked with my inside source at Blackford about this and here was his response:

 

"There is a chance that it may happen, but more likely they will field a JV team minus most of last year’s returning players and go winless again at the varsity level. They have no real QB.  Mahan, who hasn’t played that position for some time will play there as of now and most everyone else has either quit, chose another sport or will walk on as school starts minus the conditioning. So no matter how you look at it they are screwed.

Oswalt has potential for scholarships in track, his preferred sport and his coach didn’t want him to get injured during football. A handful of last year’s starters may start back as soon as school starts but as of now they have about 18 working out, most of which have not played since before sixth grade."

 

When I asked him if he thought Rinker would lose his job as a result of this, he replied:

 

"Unfortunately we have a new superintendant, high school principal and AD so I doubt they do a thing to him unless the boosters and parents get up in arms about the product that we will field. Gonna be a long season."  

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Based on an extremely reliable source:

 

Right now they have 30 + kids and are hoping to get some people on the fence to make it over 40. They have had poor turnout over the course of the summer but they are starting to get kids out. The community and athletic department have done a great job promoting the program and the kids are responding. Right now they should have 12 returning starters which is much better than the 2 they had coming back last year. I am not saying they are going to have a lot of success because they are still young in key areas and have lost some key athletes this year but the situation there is not nearly as bad as the rumors that have been spreading.

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Based on an extremely reliable source:

 

Right now they have 30 + kids and are hoping to get some people on the fence to make it over 40. They have had poor turnout over the course of the summer but they are starting to get kids out. The community and athletic department have done a great job promoting the program and the kids are responding. Right now they should have 12 returning starters which is much better than the 2 they had coming back last year. I am not saying they are going to have a lot of success because they are still young in key areas and have lost some key athletes this year but the situation there is not nearly as bad as the rumors that have been spreading.

 

Thank you for the info...  I really hope that players come out and play...  I KNOW that Coach Rinker gives a ton of effort and works his butt off.  Kids that don't play will regret it for a lifetime. 

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Based on an extremely reliable source:

 

Right now they have 30 + kids and are hoping to get some people on the fence to make it over 40. They have had poor turnout over the course of the summer but they are starting to get kids out. The community and athletic department have done a great job promoting the program and the kids are responding. Right now they should have 12 returning starters which is much better than the 2 they had coming back last year. I am not saying they are going to have a lot of success because they are still young in key areas and have lost some key athletes this year but the situation there is not nearly as bad as the rumors that have been spreading.

 

I'm glad to hear that things are looking better at Blackford than previously thought.  I agree with what RiverRat99 said about Coach Rinker.  He's a good guy and I know he is trying hard to get the numbers up.  

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Has anybody heard how the Argylls are getting along this summer? They have a new coach, mostly new staff. I think the number of kids might be up a little, but I'm not sure how that will relate to wins & lossses. I heard they were doing some 7 on 7 stuff & maybe a couple scrimmages.

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Has anybody heard how the Argylls are getting along this summer? They have a new coach, mostly new staff. I think the number of kids might be up a little, but I'm not sure how that will relate to wins & lossses. I heard they were doing some 7 on 7 stuff & maybe a couple scrimmages.

Saw them at a scrimmage last week at Yorktown. They were extremely physical and disciplined.

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That sounds like a good combination, or atleast a good start. Did you see how they stacked up against Yorktown?

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Just to put the word out this will the final year for Coach Otis Cress as head coach at Frankton. This is his 41st year and 29th as head coach. He was honored at the North - South all-star game as a 40 year coach. He retired from the classroom this summer.

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Dailey's highlight video from last year... Let me know what you think.



 

Mireles' Highlights...  Gonna be a great year for CIC football



Just to put the word out this will the final year for Coach Otis Cress as head coach at Frankton. This is his 41st year and 29th as head coach. He was honored at the North - South all-star game as a 40 year coach. He retired from the classroom this summer.

...sad that the legend is calling it quits, but he had a great run.  Congrats on retirement Coach Cress! Does this mean no more statue of liberty after this season?

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Dailey's highlight video from last year... Let me know what you think.

 

Mireles' Highlights...  Gonna be a great year for CIC football

...sad that the legend is calling it quits, but he had a great run.  Congrats on retirement Coach Cress! Does this mean no more statue of liberty after this season?

That's an amazing achievement for coach first off! Over 40 years of work is truly special.

The first thing that jumps out on Daileys film is that he's a big back obviously. He has average straight line speed and is really smooth. That's rare for a big back to be that smooth. You can tell he put in a lot of work from 2011 to 2012 to work on that. He looks like a 4.7-4.6 guy on the film. He has a frame that really looks like it can support 235-240 and still keep that speed by his senior year or so. If you look up Duwhan Alford from elkart he really reminds me of that guy and Alford is at eastern michigan now. Dailey is a real prospect if he improves his change of direction and gets just that extra gear of speed. I'm really impressed with the work he put in just hope he keeps improving.

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A lot of really really good runners in the CIC this year. Each week will be a battle, it does not matter who you are playing. Everyone best Get low and rap up or some stats are going to be put up in the CIC. The highlights of these guys are fun to watch. 

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We all know about Mireles and Dailey, but what about the other running backs in our conference? Who are the other bell cows in the CIC? Who else will join the two aforementioned boys on the All-CIC team at running back? I do remember Frankton has a good one and MG's Myers is very tough. What about Eastbrook, Alex, Oak Hill, and Blackford? Any stud RB's poised to break out?

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Eastbrook will have some solid runners...they always do. IMO Myers of MG will be very solid. He got a full varsity season under his belt last year & is just a junior. Not sure what his role might be, with the coaching change. The Argylls also have a freshman runner, that could be special by the time he's finished.

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Myers will do very well...  He is a stud.  Also, Singer from Eb.  Campbell will get some quality carries at FB for Eastbrook also.  The Randall kid will have a solid year too.  he is very fast and runs hard.

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Had the opportunity to watch the Indians Red/White scrimmage Friday night and I was very impressed.  I have to say that the offense is much improved with a more diverse attack. I first thought they would have a 3-headed monster in the backfield, but they actually have a 4-headed monster.   IMO,  it will be very tough to gameplan against the Indian offense this year.  The defense had some holes, but that is to be expected while they are 100% 2 platoon and most of the skilled guys are playing offense.  I am sure that once the season starts, more guys will be playing 2 ways, but it may not be necessary.  The O-Line is BIG, RB's run hard, and the slots can take one to the house with every touch.   I am very excited to see what they do against Eastern in their scrimmage next week. 

 

PS. Dailey has increased in size, speed, strength, and overall quickness since I last saw him. I would say that he is 6'2 210-215.  Very tough to tackle in the open field with his long arms and strength. 

 

Did anyone else attend any intra-squad scrimmages?



Does anyone know if Randall at Oak Hill is playing about or running back this year?

He is playing QB

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Had the opportunity to watch the Indians Red/White scrimmage Friday night and I was very impressed. I have to say that the offense is much improved with a more diverse attack. I first thought they would have a 3-headed monster in the backfield, but they actually have a 4-headed monster. IMO, it will be very tough to gameplan against the Indian offense this year. The defense had some holes, but that is to be expected while they are 100% 2 platoon and most of the skilled guys are playing offense. I am sure that once the season starts, more guys will be playing 2 ways, but it may not be necessary. The O-Line is BIG, RB's run hard, and the slots can take one to the house with every touch. I am very excited to see what they do against Eastern in their scrimmage next week.

PS. Dailey has increased in size, speed, strength, and overall quickness since I last saw him. I would say that he is 6'2 210-215. Very tough to tackle in the open field with his long arms and strength.

Did anyone else attend any intra-squad scrimmages?

He is playing QB

I was at Elwood's. Still some hiccups adjusting to our new offense. Anthony Bennett (6'4" 320lbs) will be a major addition on both lines. He looked like an absolute animal out there last night, especially on D.

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 P.S. Ole Miss Dad knows the  player, coach, owner of the Flint Tropics.  Jackie Moon! 

I wonder if Ole Miss dad can get me an autograph.. loved his talent and loved his #1 hit "Love Me Sexy" lol.

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I wonder if Ole Miss dad can get me an autograph.. loved his talent and loved his #1 hit "Love Me Sexy" lol.

 

Johnny,

 

Here is the best I can do.

 

Jackie_Moon_autograph.jpg

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Johnny,

 

Here is the best I can do.

 

Jackie_Moon_autograph.jpg

I have reached my quota for positive votes for the day. +1. I'll be sure to vote ya up tomorrow lol.

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