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  1. 11 points
    This is the first time I have seen this article. I believe the title is inflammatory and false; a different look at the numbers would suggest the following title: High School Football Participation Numbers Decreased Slightly, but that is OK There is absolutely NO evidence that football is Dying a slow death. There is still plenty of participation. The author points to a 6.5% decrease in athletes playing football and the rise of Lacrosse. What the author does not point out is that the decrease in participating schools across the country has been 1% in 10 years. That means that 99% of the US high schools that fielded teams 10 years ago still have students excited about playing football. 1% decrease in schools participating is not a slow death. Furthermore, the author makes additional points that explain the slight decrease in participation. Most notable of these is the decline in the total number of boys in this country aged 15-19. His census numbers showing that there are 700,000 fewer high school boys in this country accounts for a 6% decrease in the number of high school males. So football participation has decreased at the exact same level as high school boys attending high school. Amazing coincidence (haha). Bottom line: Using his numbers, the same proportion of boys are playing now as did 10 years ago. Hardly a dying sport. There is some truth to arguments that sports specialization causes some athletes to choose other sports (baseball players choosing fall ball over football). There is also truth that some families are pushing kids in different directions due to concussion risk. And there are a few families that see sports as a path to a scholarship and push their kids toward other sports that that they mistakenly believe are easier routes to that scholarship. But overall, our communities are excited about this Friday night and the beginning of football season. Players are excited. Students look forward to attending and entire communities are coming together on Friday nights. Football is definitely not dying.
  2. 9 points
    Please take a moment and download the Press Release: Very Special Night week 1 vs Kankakee Valley We are welcoming any and all to our event!! Nothing like ringing in the new football season and honoring 7 fallen Bombers from Vietnam with Jim Cornelison!!! Press Release.pdf
  3. 9 points
    Bottom line, it's not your sandbox. They don't have to justify anything.
  4. 9 points
    I'm sure this is a relief for most everyone.
  5. 9 points
    Thanks! Yes it’s 9-12... we are looking to improve on the foundation we started last year and be competitive with everyone we play this season... it is a process to turn a program around and we are still pretty young (the bulk of our team is Sophomores and Juniors) but our guys are buying in and working really hard. Our staff is extremely excited for this season and the future of Frankfort football
  6. 8 points
    Every time I see a title like this, then I see who posted it. I actually chuckle and shake my head.🙃
  7. 8 points
    This summer we (Bosse) brought in veteran official Dave Snider to speak with our players and coaches. Was a really positive experience for everyone. Players learned a massive amount and were able to ask tons of questions. Last night Mr. Snider invited myself and new Central HC Sean Coultis to speak with a room full of officials at their monthly meeting. Once again, this was a really positive experience for all of us. The running theme for both events is that communication is the key to keeping games and relationships positive and productive on Friday nights.
  8. 7 points
    At least DT and Muda are educated trolls. This is a whole 'nother level.
  9. 7 points
    Look, if you're going to post a thread, no matter how right, or in this case wrong you might be, at least make sure your potential title games could actually happen.
  10. 7 points
    This article is a year old. Please add something to make it relevant to conversation in 2019, or it will be deleted.
  11. 7 points
    People's careers and personal reputations are at stake. Regardless of the legal outcome, individuals can be severely damaged by random comments made on unaccountable messageboards. This is the primary role of the moderator. To evaluate and determine what is and what is not appropriate for further discussion. I again endorse and applaud the decision to remove the thread.
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points
    I was on the can when I wrote this
  14. 6 points
    Your 3A state game would actually be the Sectional 28 championship game..... LOL #IHSAA
  15. 6 points
    Yorktown just started a new Youth Football program that has 200 kids in it's first year. Some kids played at a nearby league last year but many came from soccer and had never played prior to this year. Football is not dying. Football as we once knew it is no longer around but the sport itself is still going strong.
  16. 6 points
    Andrean also loses kids to public schools Street goes both ways. Bothers this guy ZERO bits.
  17. 6 points
    Because I decided that the discussion might leave the administrators open to possible lawsuit. I might be a little over-reactive, but I for one don't want to have to hire legal counsel to defend discussions on a football website. Not being a lawyer, I might be wrong. But I would rather be safe than sorry with so much other there is to discuss. Who knows what someone would/could look for as a target of their frustration. I don't want to open myself up to being that target. Sorry for your disappointment Muda.
  18. 6 points
    This study was published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Neurology. That gives it a lot of credibility. Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy (CTE) in football has become one of the biggest issues they face after finishing their careers. However, a recent study from JAMA Neurology suggests that former high school football players do not face an enhanced risk. The findings from the study (which took on 3,904 men with an average age of 64.4 years) read as such:The study used data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, with players matched between March 1 and July 1, 2017. Controlled variables included adolescent IQ, family background, and educational level. This included three types of studied subjects: all controls, those who played a noncollision sport, and those who did not play any sport. So for those who attended high school 60 years ago, playing football didn’t expose itself as a major risk factor for later-life cognitive impairment or depression that comes with CTE. Despite the game being quite different today with bigger, faster, and stronger athletes, it still found that the risk today is similar as it was then. The study also stated that, “cognitive and depression outcomes later in life were found to be similar for high school football players and their nonplaying counterparts.” That’s got to be even more comforting knowing that it’s as if they never played at all. For players that have taken their careers to the next level, and the professional level, this isn’t necessarily encouraging. However, there has to be some relief for people who may have questioned what football may have done to their bodies just from playing high school ball. https://www.sbnation.com/2017/7/11/15952184/cte-study-wisconsin-high-school-football
  19. 5 points
    I'm not a huge fan of the running clock. The rule that makes the biggest difference IMO is the 6 quarter rule. Up until this year, schools like New Pal couldn't really sub until the 4th quarter otherwise they wouldn't be able to field a JV team. Now in games like last night, 56-0 at halftime, the starters didn't play at all in the 2nd half and younger kids got more playing time.
  20. 5 points
    Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful night under the new lights, on the new turf at North Posey
  21. 5 points
    Please start a single thread addressing this topic. You're on every thread in this forum asking the same question over and over again. It's a little annoying to say the least.
  22. 5 points
    4 different high schools in 4 years if I am correct. I have to really respect those who work so hard in seeking out that perfect educational fit.........and never give up..............apparently.
  23. 5 points
    2019 Indiana Football Coaches Association Coaches Poll (Pre-Season) 6A 1 Carmel (3) 83 2 Warren Central (5) 79 3 Brownsburg (1) 75 4 Center Grove (1) 73 5 Avon 38 6 Penn 33 7 North Central (Indpls) 31 8 Lafayette Jeff 27 9 Columbus East 26 10 Ben Davis 25 Others receiving votes: FW Snider (16), Westfield (13), Lawrence North (8), Perry Meridian (8), Lawrence Central (5), Columbus North (1), Fishers (1) 5A 1 New Palestine (9) 99 2 Indpls Cathedral 77 3 FW Dwenger (1) 66 4 Decatur Central 61 5 Michigan City 58 6 Valparaiso 47 7 Bloomington South 38 8 Whiteland 35 9 Mishawaka 21 10 Castle 17 Others receiving votes: Concord (6), Harrison (6), Elkhart Central (5), Plainfield (4), TH North (4), LaPorte (3) 4A 1 Marion (1) 63 2 Evansville Central (3) 61 3 Mooresville 48 4 East Central 46 5 Angola 37 NorthWood (2) 37 7 New Prairie 33 8 Lowell 31 Mississnewa (1) 31 10 Evansville Reitz (1) 25 Others receiving votes: I. Roncalli {1} (23), East Noble (16), Ev. Memorial (16), Culver Academies (13), FW Wayne {1} (11), Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (8),Plymouth (8), Boonville (7), Martinsville (7, Delta (6), Northview (5), Beech Grove (3), Hobart (2), SB Riley (2), Hammond Morton (1), Pendleton Hts (1), Western (1) 2019 Indiana Football Coaches Association Coaches Poll (Pre-Season) 3A 1 West Lafayette (10) 100 2 Indpls Chatard 83 3 Indpls Brebeuf 67 4 Gibson Southern 62 5 Heritage Hills 49 6 Brownstown Central 42 7 Guerin Catholic 30 8 Mishawaka Marian 27 9 FW Concordia 18 10 Indpls Ritter 17 Others receiving votes: Lawrenceburg (13), Evansville Bosse (9), Jimtown (8), Batesville (7), Greencastle (6), Vincennes Lincoln (6), Yorktown (2), Danville (1) 2A 1 Western Boone (8) 97 2 Eastbrook 78 3 Indpls Scecina 60 4 FW Luers 46 5 Pioneer (1) 45 6 Andrean (1) 39 7 Evansville Mater Dei 36 8 Triton Central 27 9 Shenandoah 22 10 Rensselaer Central 15 Others receiving votes: Tipton (14), Lewis Cass (12), Lapel (10), Monrovia (8), Woodlan (8), Paoli (6), Heritage Christian (5), Linton Stockton (5), South Vermillionj (4), Wheeler (4), Centerville (2), LaVille (2), Whiting (2), Blackford (1), Bremen (1), Delphi (1) 1A 1 Indpls Lutheran (1) 81 2 North Vermillion (4) 76 3 South Adams (2) 61 4 Adams Central (3) 60 5 Monroe Central 51 6 Churubusco 45 7 Southwood 43 8 Lafayette CC 31 9 West Washington 27 10 Parke Heritage 26 Others receiving votes: Sheridan (15), North Central (Farmersburg) (14), Hagerstown (5), Knightstown (4), Covington (3), South Putnam (3), Triton (3), Milan (2) 2019 IFCA Pre-Season Coaches Poll.pdf
  24. 5 points
    Opposing viewpoints I'm good with when it comes to run vs. spread, private vs. public, etc., Ridiculous yes, entertaining up to a point. I don't understand why a person takes the time to read GID, respond to different threads, send in support to keep GID going, even suggest that GID sell subscriptions at one point and then spend their time and energy to bash high school football and constantly campaign for it's demise at high schools all over the state. That blows my mind. Just walk away if it bothers you that much. Nuff said!
  25. 5 points
    OH MY GOD ITS DYING GUYS!!!!! ITS DYYYYYIIIINNGGGG. Come on man this horse has been beaten into glue.
  26. 5 points
    This thread is about me, thou holier than thou admin/moderator. Now that @DK_Barons and @77Jimmie have welded the bleachers back together with bailing twin and chewing gum from the class of 1973, we can properly have a smack down. 1. Reitz = Gibson Southern south; Memorial yes; Castle no (Why is my niece now enrolled in her first year of kindergarten at Castle?!? Recruited into the gymnastics program, I believe.) Paradise no more? Fair weather fans, can you get enough Walmarts in and around Newburgh? Take an adventure and drive to the East Side Walmart at midnight on the 31st. Good times! 2. PAC ADs finally listened to what we were saying ... after 10 years (yes you can get to TGD archives using waybackmachine.com) ... as early as 2006-2008 some of us suggested splitting the PAC into an upper/lower tier or combining with the Big 8 @Bcaster and @DaveMosbey recall these discussions, I'm sure. 3. Stay humble, but don't get it mixed. @TW (wherever you are) has that Circle City Conference page on lockdown. It's the Cathedral kryptonite. Can't beat Cathedral at its own game? Divide and conquer starting at the CYO level. Boo yaa from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (7-8 hours ahead of you, no apologies).
  27. 5 points
    https://babylonbee.com/news/cdc-people-dirt-clintons-843-greater-risk-suicide CDC: People With Dirt On Clintons Have 843% Greater Risk Of Suicide November 9th, 2017 ATLANTA, GA – According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control released on Thursday, people with inside, compromising knowledge of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s financial and political dealings are 843% more likely to commit suicide. “We’ve never seen a single risk factor cause a spike of this magnitude,” a CDC spokesperson told reporters. “Interestingly, in spite of their increased suicide risk, people with dirt on the Clintons rarely show any warning signs of suicide, and they never leave a suicide note.” Remarking about how abnormal it is, the spokesman again stressed the significance of the data. “Therefore, we advise any American with detrimental information about Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, or the Clinton Foundation to forget about it as quickly as possible to avoid a greatly increased probability of taking your own life,” he cautioned. “And—I swear—that’s all we know.”
  28. 5 points
    This site is meant to promote football. Yes the case involves a football coach, but with possible litigation, I agree it is best to cautious. We are a bunch of football junkies and many of us can't tell the difference between rumors and facts.
  29. 5 points
    First, tell me where to send the bill. 🤑 Seriously, the risk of liability for an Internet forum that merely provides a place for people to express opinions, without endorsing them, is infinitesimal. However, that’s the risk of actually being found liable. The risk of being sued is somewhat greater. A site like this which barely scrapes by financially would be ruined by the cost of simply defending a meritless lawsuit. That’s what insurance is for.
  30. 5 points
    South Newton has 24 kids out. Only 1 Senior, so please do not contract yet.
  31. 5 points
    Or Luers sprinkler system.
  32. 4 points
    Wow!!!! 69 TOTAL points??? Nuts!!!
  33. 4 points
    Gonna go out on a limb here: no one cares about contraction. Why? Because it simply will not happen. People seem to be more up in arms about end zone cameras...
  34. 4 points
    And good luck to the third team on the field!
  35. 4 points
    I have summer scrimmage film that says differently, but hey, What do I know???
  36. 4 points
    I would say no. I believe Elwood got the right man for the job in Brown. This season will undoubtedly have its growing pains but I think the arrow is pointing upward in the long term. Being an old fart and no longer living in town means I no longer have my finger on the pulse of the program but it seems like some semblance of order has been restored. Also, I really don't see anyone outside of maybe Blackford or Ole Miss leaving the CIC. I'd understand if Ole Miss and their increasing enrollment might have eyes for stronger competition. I can't imagine it's very fun to whip up on inferior schools with a fraction of your enrollment. Blackford is a bit of an oddball but it sounds like they have already entertained the idea of spurning the CIC in favor of playing paddy cake with random schools like Jay County (ew, why?). The traditionalist in me would be bummed to see either school leave the conference. I'm sure Lapel would be on speed dial if that really did happen. Shenandoah is intriguing as well from a size standpoint but some of those drives to Middletown would be kinda miserable. As far as pulling schools like Heights or Tipton into the fold...Not a chance. Those schools are positioned well both logistically and competitively. I see the Hoosier as sort of the gold standard of small school conferences. Zero reason to exit a comfy situation like that. I'd liken that to asking Kate Upton for a divorce so you could go to a singles mixer at the Elks lodge in Hartford City.
  37. 4 points
    most crews I know would settle for a 12 pack on ice post game
  38. 4 points
    Scenario: RCHS in 2014 wins 2a State RCHS success factor into 3a in 2015: Do we get #1 slot in 3a? Top 3? Top 5? NR?
  39. 4 points
    Being the main TW guy on the site, I would say it’s a good call to take it down for now. I know both families involved and it is tearing these communities apart (especially on Facebook). This could really go either way. For some reason, Tyler has really dug in and decided to fight these accusations. Most guilty teachers usually take a deal and walk away to avoid prolonged publicity. I must confess that it doesn’t look good, but he deserves due process. Ultimately, I think he will not be charged with a crime and will eventually resign. This is really not even a football issue anymore. Coaches have adjusted and the program has moved on. I am 99.99% sure he will not return to his coaching duties. Discussion on here only serves to worsen Tyler reputation further. Probably not something GID wants to be involved in. Now you will probably have to take this thread down. LOL!
  40. 4 points
    Thank you DT. This thread was not hidden because of the person who is the focus. I do not know that person. It's just the direction of the whole situation that concerns me. This is my concern. Yeah. If everyone wants to donate to a legal fund, or an insurance policy, I will leave these threads open. Other than that, it's not going to be my money that is at risk.
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  44. 4 points
    I thought it was somewhat interesting that at the media day yesterday, the Central HC simply said "no comment" when asked about the roster. Maybe that simply means he wasn't going to answer a bunch of questions about the kids in question at this point. From the player comments, the coach seems to be a disciplinarian, which could make things interesting going forward. I also get a little tired of hearing excuses about "tough life". Last year Central had kids who had well-publicized circumstances that were far-more challenging and those kids played within the structure of a team that was one break away from a state title. And Central is not alone. Every school - public or private - has kids who grew up with less than ideal situations. As Panther86 said, the proof was in the pudding - it was only when Central had a coach who instilled discipline and self-responsibility that they climbed to the top of the mountain.
  45. 4 points
    make all bets payable to GRIDIRONDIGEST DONATION BOOSTER DRIVE https://gridirondigest.net/clients/donations/1-2019-20-budget/
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    Get this out of your head today.....Your welcome!
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