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  1. Team A is the host school versus Team B. Team A uses HUDL sideline, but Team B does not. Team A has zero sideline heaters, but Team B puts two at both 30 yard lines. Is team A required to offer HUDL sideline to team B simply because they are the host school? And does Team B need to offer the host school sideline heaters as well? If the host teams were switched, do the answers change? I guess my real question is if an athletic department purchases a specific piece of equipment, technology, etc....are they under some ethical obligation to offer the same service to an opposing school simply because of it being tournament time or is this something that is an issue during the regular season? If heaters all of a sudden become an issue because some schools have them....couldn't it also be an issue if certain schools have 8 man headsets versus the other school having 6 man headsets and can't switch between O/D? Or is something as small as providing ice to opposing teams equal to providing sideline heaters during these cold weather games?
  2. They don't need to leave the HHC because more sports than football exist and the best fit for the majority of New Pal's student athletes is competing in the HHC. They have been on a very good run on the football field in recent years, and I agree it is not in their best interests to play football games against HHC opponents based off scores since Kyle Ralph has been there. However, Mt. Vernon, Delta, Pendleton, Yorktown scores vs New Pal are lopsided but no worse than what a Warren Central or Carmel has done in recent years in the MIC. The other schools are the issue...they have zero chance to be competitive versus a program like Ralph has built. Can't penalize New Pal student-athletes for playing the schedule in front of them. And these things go in trends....New Pal will likely continue to be an upper-tier 4A/5A program...playing in a conference comprised of 1 3A school and 6 4A schools (GC is right on the line I think). If they choose to seek a different conference, then that is their decision, but I don't think they should be forced out by any means...to suggest as much is simply illogical.
  3. Possible that he is not on this continent?? I knew they battled this in previous years around this time...
  4. Tipton will dominate Frankton I think Blackford/Eastbrook could be competitive for a half Lapel/Eastern Greentown winner will be in the sectional final Alex might have the talent, but is hurt by playing in the CiC,..They put up almost 70 on Elwood during the regular season, so no worries there. Round Two - Can Tipton pull off the upset? Am I dead wrong on Alexandria? Chance Eastern's schedule is irrelevant and they'll handle Lapel easily? Round 3...I assume it is Eastbrook from the top of the bracket...who do they prefer to play Lapel or Eastern Greentown?
  5. We only trade endzone clips of pass plays that result in completions...it is only fair to see what QB is reading.
  6. It’s up to each individual school district to evaluate success and make necessary adjustments to schedules, conference affiliation, and how they choose to support (or not support) EC activities.
  7. Other factor to bring up in regards to this that weigh heavily into contraction of a football program versus continuing a programs existence is how do we evaluate where a program where be 2, 5, 10 years from now?? And that has no easy answer....Alexandria has been brought up in this topic, Frankfort (which MUDA has been down on) I believe has their numbers up....and are a couple of examples that contracting might be have been a worthwhile opinion at one point...but currently is contraction in the best interest of the kids on the roster?? I cannot answer it...It is up to those individual schools....how do they value football participation? Does it outweigh participation in an activity not deemed relevant by the community? Enough said...live with the choices those districts make or take it up with them.
  8. Whether you were talking about it or not...the lure of athletics as an extracurricular activity still holds a higher value than other extra curricular activities for teenagers. Community being involved, recognition for participating in, friends playing, etc...is likely higher in athletic extra curricular activities than non-athletic extra curricular activities....I am assuming this holds even more weight in rural communities. Right or wrong...that is simply how it is. You bring up Frankfort quite a bit...is the pull to not play football currently outweighing the pull to play it? Basketball? Baseball? If the district is currently trending to not play football, then that is up to Frankfort to adjust...but other districts still choose to play it and are currently increasing participation and that is their choice.
  9. Blackford by a lot Eastbrook by more Alex will have to gameplan to win by a lesser margin than the above so they can still play JV on Monday Mississinewa is simply in coast mode until sectional...no need to do anything they don't want on film. Speaking of film....how do CIC schools handle it? Do they choose what they send or can opponents request specific games? Or is it simply agreed upon to send the last 2-3 games?
  10. The CIC is not a very good conference save for Mississinewa/Eastbrook....Madison-Grant, Frankton, Elwood, and Oak Hill are a combined 2-18...Eastbrook and Missinewa beat up on all of the CIC and then two other teams tend to beat up on the the bottom four and get blown out by Mississinewa/Eastbrook....looks like its Alex and Blackford this year. It will rotate next year into two other teams battling it out for #3 and #4.
  11. Frankton - They've got some dudes in positions, but not the roster to be a contender. Think they can grind this one out, though. Tigers scheme is fun for summer 7 on 7, but tough in season once teams come right at you. Eagles by two scores Oak Hill - Bud and the boys will be ready. They've got enough horses up front to defend a Power offense. Blackford preseason hype was necessary, but sadly reality will set in as the season goes on. Mississinewa - By as much as they want. Mississinewa needs to give much thought on how beating up on bottom dwellers of the CIC gives them success from a long term standpoint. Elwood will hang some points on people this year and will be all right in the near future. Eastbrook - Losses to Marion/Delta don't spell doom for the year. They've got multiple weeks to recover and have enough to work with to wreak havoc come conference play. Thoughts on other teams in the area? Tipton or Eastern-Greentown, could they surprise some teams in sectional 36? Lapel have a chance if they meet Eastbrook? Delta...Can Mississinewa play with them, or did Eastbrook score get out of hand?
  12. You may have more success in your research into endzone cameras if you investigate the topic into each individual thread....
  13. Being a football forum, I'm only viewing potential conference membership through that sport. I simply think Elwood, MG, Frankton, Alex all seem to be trending down in football. Obviously, Eastbrook/Mississinewa are quality programs in my opinion. I think Oak Hill is competitive in the CIC, but isn't in the upper tier in regards to schools of similar size in the area, which is hidden by the fact they are members of a weak CIC. Schools I see as potential conference partners through some type of realignment are typically Lapel and/or Tipton...could throw in a handful of others like Hamilton Heights, Doah, Yorktown that could potentially make sense geographically, but make zero sense from a competitive standpoint as Elwood, Frankton, MG, Oak Hill, and Alex do not consistently provide adequate competition in football. Success in other sports should be taken into account as well, which is something up to each individual school's admin, but I simply do not see some football head coaches/AD's thinking it vital that they seek out competition against the CIC schools I mentioned unless it is for a homecoming game or to maintain a rivalry like Tipton/Elwood or Frankton/Lapel.
  14. I don't see the Madison County schools (+MG) in the CIC ever splitting...I don't see other schools wanting to join them either. They seem to be the weak link in the CIC. Hope their fortunes change this upcoming season...
  15. My bad on the above, must have spaced which tab I had opened when replying!
  16. https://www.hipod.com/home/ We use the hi-pod lite. After a couple of years we can set it up in 10-15 minutes and tear it down in the same amount of time as well. First time doing it was fairly lengthy, but its been a pretty good system for us. Captures Film to a mini-SD card, need to remember to delete each game before filming the next one to make the upload easier/quicker. I'm fairly tech savvy and that process is easier because of that. Company is great to work with. They quickly replaced a part that was under warranty, had it within a few days. We also had our custodial crew accidentally toss out the tv screen used with it and the company replaced it, but it did not fall under warranty. Also, gave us new sand bags at not extra cost. Hope that helps...
  17. Brewery is only a year old so be sure to swing in if you ever make it back down...It is right on Main Street!!
  18. Lapel has a new brewery called Pax Verum that serves excellent craft beer. Variety of food trucks on Friday nights as well for before or after game dining as well.
  19. 36 looks to be pretty competitive in my eyes as well. Eastbrook would obviously be the favorite. But Tipton, Blackford, Eastern (Greentown), and Lapel all have had strong records of late. Any of those schools get hit with graduation or have solid jv years recently?
  20. I was simply going on what made the most geographical sense and tried to look at a couple different scenarios versus what has been the precedent and perhaps if certain teams might shake up how it has been done in past years. Seeger for instance went South in the last 1A cycle, but they had been North for previous years. Will they go North and pull some teams that typically go up to Gary? Or will they stay South and keep some sectionals largely intact? Frankton/Lapel in the same school district pairs them together if the precedent remains and will that impact either being pulled to Ft. Wayne, possibly Lafayette, or will they stay South? Just some interesting geographical scenarios and I enjoy the conversation...hoping to get it started!!
  21. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=153gxokpw917Ny2QyJyMozaPMxkCQOyQb&ll=39.84440592956487%2C-86.35139905&z=7 Link is the map of schools in 2A North as done by Crimsonace...attachments are proposed sectionals. Curious about thoughts as we get closer to the sectional release date... 5.pdf 4.pdf 3.pdf 2.pdf 1.pdf
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