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  1. The CYO and Catholic grade school system (St. Michael’s, in particular) provides Ritter an advantage over Covenant. That doesn’t mean that CC won’t potentially cut into their talent pool, but this is still an attractive job.
  2. Most CYO teams are 3rd/4th and 5th/6th. The numbers are huge for 3rd graders and the drop for 4th grade. There is a little attrition heading into 5th grade but a huge drop among 6th graders. Two reasons: 1. Many of the younger kids are getting pounded by older kids in practice to the point that they lose all interest. The difference between a 3rd grader and 4th grader is typically just experience. But the physical difference between a 5th grader and a 6th grader can be substantial. 2. Travel sports, particularly baseball, gobble kids up by 4th grade with promises of sc
  3. He still out rushed him by 658 yards. That means Huebler ran for 40% more yards. And he averaged more per carry. Roncalli’s strength of schedule does not negate that difference (still in the top 40).
  4. Here are some facts: Baron Huebler 328 attempts (#3) 2317 rushing yards (#2) 165.5 yards per game (#11) 7.1 yards per carry 32 rushing TDs (#1 tied) 14 receptions 106 receiving yards 2 TDs 34 Total TDs (#1) Carson Steele 264 attempts (#6) 1659 rushing yards (#12) 118.5 yards per game (#57) 6.3 yards per carry 31 rushing TDs (#3) 7 receptions 152 receiving yards 2 TDs 33 Total TDs (#2) The strength of schedule is considerably different, but it is important to note that we struggled to get Baron 100 yards against the worst teams on our schedule
  5. When you stop to realize that the varsity games were top upperclassmen vs top underclassmen, the JV games were top underclassmen vs bottom underclassmen, and the frosh games were top frosh against what was left down, it is less impressive. Time will tell. That’s not shade at CG as much as it is an acknowledgment that WC and BD are far from dead.
  6. Some meandering thoughts: The main separators for consistent success seem to be: 1. Strong feeder program, preferably with the varsity head coach having some influence 2. Access to funding either through the school or the families 3. Program tradition The schools that are most commonly represented Thanksgiving weekend typically have at least two of these traits. The best private and parochial schools have all three (as does Carmel, Center Grove, Penn, etc.). But all legacy programs HAVE to have at least two. It always cracks me up when I see people from schools wit
  7. I’m sure that meeting was incredibly cringe-worthy as I did not yet know how much I didn’t know. Had all the answers back then...
  8. Shockingly, 8 of the top 10 teams come from affluent communities. I’m not familiar with Whiteland’s current economics, and Ben Davis has over 4,000 kids. They also all come from Marion or a contiguous county.
  9. After watching film, Hobart’s Sagarin ranking is not indicative of their ability. Not only are they a very talented team, they play with a sense of urgency that few of our opponents have displayed. It’s clear that these kids want to bring back the program’s glory. I predict this game will be a war.
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