My memory isn't that good, but I would disagree with any Memorial fan who said that. To me it doesn't reflect the mentality of our program. But everyone is entitled to their opinion.
As for Jay/Brady, with very few exceptions, most teams need a few extra special players to win at state. Look no further than this year where each of the winning teams seemed to have a guy who was clearly the best player on the field. That's definitely what helped us get as far as did in 2017-2019.
I don't see the IHSAA ever implementing an automatic bump for p/p schools, but I know many have a similar opinion. Personally, I think both sides can make valid arguments for & against. I wish we were still in 3A, but its only because the post-season rivalries were a whole heck of a lot more fun than in 4A. I doubt we'll ever have the depth to win 4A again, but I think we'll be good enough to earn enough points to stay up. For my money, Sectional 32 from 2013 to 2018 was one of the most exciting in the state. Good teams with passionate fan bases made for a lot of fun.