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Showing content with the highest reputation on 08/08/2018 in all areas

  1. 2 points
    It's a new season. Who cares about last year? I don't want teams ranked based on last year. Things change. Players graduate. New players step in to fill those roles. Preseason polls don't mean squat anyway. Heck, even the regular season polls don't matter.
  2. 2 points
    Couple of head scratchers. Columbus East finished 6 or 7th All Classes per Sagarin last year (ahead of everyone in 5A) yet they only rank 3rd in 5A in preseason. LC was very, very arguably the 2nd or 3rd best team in 6A at the end of the season and they don't even make the Top 10.
  3. 1 point
    Any of the top 6 in 3A could easily be the favorite to win it all. Lots of parity in those teams.
  4. 1 point
    The installation of turf back in 2014 at LaPorte has allowed the facility to become far more useful to the the high school and the entire community. Any cost/benefit analysis on the field here would net positive. Obviously, this may not be true for every community, but for larger communities it is a great investment.
  5. 1 point
    Huge cost savings for Roncalli (and I am sure most other schools). When we built the Fine Arts Center and bubble gym, we lost soccer and practice fields. We would have been forced to build a new ADA-compliant soccer complex with new bathroom building due to distance from school building. Cost was over $1.2 million plus annual maintenance. Installed turf on football field for $1 million and the field is used over 300 days per year with no water and no maintenance - band practice, baseball & softball practice in early spring, football practice & games, boys and girls soccer practice & games, boys and girls lacrosse practice & games, CYO football games, youth flag football games, rentals for home school football games, rentals for professional ultimate frisbee (Alleycats), etc. The field also survives rain games with no damage. I think Roncalli has only played on grass three times in the past four years (and East Central and Franklin Central now have turf).
  6. 1 point
  7. 1 point
    Getting close to getting the turf done at Brownstown Central, but have already decided to move the scrimmage to JC. (Photo cred to Drew Markel)
  8. 1 point
    Getting close at Brownstown Central, but have already decided to move the scrimmage to JC. (Photo cred to Drew Markel)
  9. 1 point
    Looking forward to Eastern Hancock's match up with Fountain Central. New quality opponent for EH and on our home field !!
  10. 1 point
    You'd think that Northridge as both the 12th and 13th best team in 4A could put both those teams together and end up in the Top 5.
  11. 1 point
    Freshman teams keep class comraderie high. At the 1-4A levels especially not all players will develop at the same age. The idea is you have a core if 8+ seniors every year which have a bond and that is developed by keeping numbers high and allowing kids to develop by the time they are seniors to leaders of a program.
  12. 1 point
    I dont know where that comes from? Meyer is one of the sharpest, well spoken, most well prepared coaches I have ever seen. He represents the university with great class and dignity. OSU couldnt recruit the way it does if Meyer was a slimeball. Parents would see right thru that. He will take a short suspension and be back on the sideline when things become more meaningful.
  13. 1 point
    I once worked a pre-season scrimmage at the University of Chicago. Their coach was telling me about their brand new press box which had inexplicably been built centered on the 45 yd. line instead of the 50. When they confronted the construction manager upon realizing the problem, he asked, “can’t you just move the 50 yd. line?” The response was “yes, but we can’t move the goal posts.”
  14. 1 point
    Going ugly early.
  15. 1 point
    Why would Center Grove ever consider leaving The MIC? Its been a great home for the Trojans, and literally put CG football on the map with the other titans of big school Indiana prep football. Regardless of CGs conference affiliation, I would expect that they would do everything possible to protect their relationship with Carmel and The Copper Kettle. So bottom line, are CG athletics better served by aligning themselves, and primarily their football program with Ben Davis and Warren Central, or are they better off taking an all sports view relative to partnership with the schools of The HCC? Demographically, socioeconomically, and in terms of like size, overall enrollment, and competitive profile across all sports, The HCC is the clear long term choice for Center Grove. As time goes by, CG has less in common with its current MIC partners, and more with its potential future cohorts in The HCC.
  16. 1 point
    If Ben Davis wins State this year do they get to bump up to the MAC ?
  17. 1 point
    How do you know?
  18. 1 point
    Why not have 8-man teams instead?
  19. 1 point
    Rhino, You are totally right on this. My wife comes to all of the games (Three kids 8, 4, 10 months), team meals, and most other team functions. We are a football family, and frankly, that's the only way to make it happen. My kids sing the fight song, and love being around the boys. You guys sacrifice so much to make our dreams possible. It is important to acknowledge it, because without you guys we couldn't do it. You guys deserve more than medals for sure!!
  20. 1 point
    He's looking for someone to chest bump here. There were no millennials around to reciprocate.
  21. -1 points
    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
  22. -1 points
    Strongly against. I prefer contraction. Offer schools an open window to contract so scheduling, classification and conference affiliation adjustments can be made. Wouldn't be surprised to see 20 to 40 schools walk thru the contraction door to football freedom.
  23. -1 points
    It's the right thing to do.
  24. -1 points
    Enjoyable? Yes As interesting? Doubtful I will admit, I do love the old school style of your beloved Pumpkinheads. Good luck in the upcoming season
  25. -2 points
    Warren Central over Ben Davis for the number one spot? Sounds legit to me. The Giants are young this season after graduating 53 seniors. Warren Central is loaded on offense. Look for the Warriors to make a lot of noise.
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