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BREAKING SPORTS NEWS:  The Wood Memorial football program has CANCELLED its ENTIRE SEASON for 2018, due to low numbers on the team!  According to administration, they only had 13 boys on the team, and decided to cancel the season.

 

 

 

I feel for the 13 boys that wanted to play  and everyone involver and Its a  tough break  on the  9 teams have to find  a new opponent or lose a game this close to the start of the season..

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Hate to see any team not playing. Hopefully they can rebuild and come back stronger.

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Wow!  Was surprised Coach Archer took the job last year.  This might be the reason he decided to back out a few months later.

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Football is obviously not a priority to the Wood Memorial community,  it's students, and it's administration.    Resources that would have been used to fund a football program can be put to good use in other areas.

 

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So is it too early to call dibs on their equipment?  We were there 2 years ago for a junior high game and they have some very nice practice equipment.  

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A school that size (275 total students) should not be trying to field a boys football team, boys soccer, and Tennis in the fall. There just are not enough athletic students to go around.

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2 hours ago, SR1 said:

A school that size (275 total students) should not be trying to field a boys football team, boys soccer, and Tennis in the fall. There just are not enough athletic students to go around.

Ughhhh.  

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Prepare to see more of this 

The era of contraction has begun.

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It's unfortunate that kids who want to play high school football will not have the opportunity. Two possible options other states use; allowing a co op team made up of multiple schools too small to put a team on the field, or 8 man football.

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1 hour ago, Irishman said:

It's unfortunate that kids who want to play high school football will not have the opportunity. Two possible options other states use; allowing a co op team made up of multiple schools too small to put a team on the field, or 8 man football.

Maybe Wood could Co op with Princeton, I understand the Tigers have had several kids transfer out recently. 

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5 hours ago, DrivenT said:

Prepare to see more of this 

The era of contraction has begun.

Nah, this is nothing more than a by-product of a hazing incident a few years back that claimed about half the team.  Football is strong in SW IN.

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I predict contraction down to 280 schools from 320 over the next 5 years. 

This exercise will weed out the schools who have no business playing varsity football, and the remaining 280 will be stronger and provide a better competitive environment

 

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3 hours ago, tango said:

Nah, this is nothing more than a by-product of a hazing incident a few years back that claimed about half the team.  Football is strong in SW IN.

Agreed.  Athletics, in general is real strong there.

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How will the remaining 280 be stronger? Those kids wont go to other programs and provide depth at other schools. They just don't get to play.

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4 hours ago, tango said:

Nah, this is nothing more than a by-product of a hazing incident a few years back that claimed about half the team.  Football is strong in SW IN.

It was only a couple of seasons back in 2016 and that program forfeited its first couple of games without even playing them and then cancelled the whole season.  On top of that, some of those kids involved were expelled, so unlike a situation where an injury might mess up a season, but the player returns the next season, many of those bodies couldn't return.  I was at school at A&M back in the 80s when SMU got the Death Penalty.  They went from being a top contender in the SWC to never recovering from the one-season suspension of their program.  Matter of fact, the Death Penalty only ended up being one season for them, but it extended to a second season by self-imposition when they couldn't field a team the following year.

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13 hours ago, SR1 said:

A school that size (275 total students) should not be trying to field a boys football team, boys soccer, and Tennis in the fall. There just are not enough athletic students to go around.

Not with that attitude.

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33 minutes ago, JQWL said:

How will the remaining 280 be stronger? Those kids wont go to other programs and provide depth at other schools. They just don't get to play.

Culling out the bottom dwellers will eliminate many of the mismatches we see during both the regular season, and even moreso in the tournament.  I have no doubt there are many schools admins who would jump at the opportunity to drop football, but dont due to strong internal/external pressures from parents, alumni, local businesses, tradition,  etc.  Once the floodgates break, the momentum for contraction will build.  

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You didn't answer the question. How will it make them stronger? It eliminates lopsided games. Ok, maybe. Makes scheduling a sport that is already difficult more difficult. Takes opportunity away from kids and a community. Those things are fact.

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4 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

Culling out the bottom dwellers will eliminate many of the mismatches we see during both the regular season, and even moreso in the tournament.  I have no doubt there are many schools admins who would jump at the opportunity to drop football, but dont due to strong external pressures from parents, alumni, local businesses, etc.  Once the floodgates break, the momentum for contraction will build.  

This is crazy.  Cutting out the bottom schools will only lead to other teams becoming the bottom.  For every win there is a loss.  If you eliminate the programs that consistently go 0-10, you will find that other teams that used to go 3-7 or 4-6 begin going 1-9 or 0-10 because the teams they used to beat are no longer playing.  And their football interest will begin to decline.  The mismatches will still exist over time.  You're looking for a fantasy world where everyone goes 5-5.  Just ain't going to happen.

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The '72 Dolphins always gather and pop champagne every season when the last undefeated team in the NFL loses. I envision DrivenT and Muda69 meeting in a basement somewhere in a similar celebration whenever a team drops football.

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Teams made up of multiple high schools (Co-Op) and 8 or 9 man football teams.  Lots of other states have been doing it for a long time.

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23 minutes ago, Fine Print said:

This is crazy.  Cutting out the bottom schools will only lead to other teams becoming the bottom.  For every win there is a loss.  If you eliminate the programs that consistently go 0-10, you will find that other teams that used to go 3-7 or 4-6 begin going 1-9 or 0-10 because the teams they used to beat are no longer playing.  And their football interest will begin to decline.  The mismatches will still exist over time.  You're looking for a fantasy world where everyone goes 5-5.  Just ain't going to happen.

The schools that will be exiting high school football will do so of their own accord.  They want out.  It will take time and some coddling for many to pull the plug, but it will happen.  

If you start a season with 100 kids on a football roster, and ultimately open up in week one with 80 players in uniform after culling the 20 who couldn't cut it,. those 80 who go forward compete at a much higher collective level than the original 100.  

 

14 minutes ago, slicer28 said:

Teams made up of multiple high schools (Co-Op) and 8 or 9 man football teams.  Lots of other states have been doing it for a long time.

Very expensive, and requires massive family support to transport kids across county for practice and games.  Those days are over.  You will not see a move to co-op football in Indiana.  The momentum is in the opposite direction.  No AD is going to squander valuable athletic funds on a cash guzzling co-op program.  

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