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  1. When we played there in the past they did not, but I thought I saw some film where they did. No help here. Field conditions will be great.
  2. A PLAC team in the Final 4! A team absent some top players; a D1 BIG10 scholarship player, our returning 2,400 yard rusher, our strongest D linemen, and their center/NT. Most 1A teams would crumble under that, not this team. Next week will be a HUGE challenge, but our kids do NOT back down.
  3. In the PLAC, conference selection is based on how you finished in the conference and the team's coach places their players in the positions they want them (if available). First place gets 8 players, second place 7 players, etc. A player may only fill one position. The exception is kicking and punting, decided by all coaches and supported by stats. By getting Holden on as a punter our team was able to have 9 players, it was something that was discussed by the WW staff and discussed with our QB. His response was exactly what we have come to expect, "get the extra player on".
  4. Awesome write up. Just for clarification, WW beat N. Decatur 14-6 in 2015 Sectional Championship.
  5. That is a powerful story, I don't have to tell you. You lived it. I have always been impressed by the grit and effort of your teams. Character is revealed in the toughest of times, your kids are examples of that. You have done a great job considering the circumstances.
  6. What about trade tape protocol. I don't know why some coaches employ the tactic where they have two filmers on the box. One a competent filmer with a HD camera using a tripod and the other a freshman with a handheld piece of junk, then send the latter as the trade film. I understand why endzone film is not traded.
  7. We have a crew! The offer of a grilled ribeye is too strong to resist.
  8. That may prove difficult, BUT we feed them too!
  9. Invitation extended and accepted. Contract isn't signed yet, but there is a verbal agreement to play at WW. We sweetened the pot by offering to feed the whole team and coaches from the grill before they return home.
  10. Really proud of how our kids have handled adversity. Losing our two top players Week 1 for the season (Caleb Murphy & Bobby Stevens), playing without a couple of other leaders in different games and losing for the season a big man (Michael Leach) early in the game against Valley. To come into our toughest test and make some mistakes early that put us behind and fight back to score after getting the ball with only 57 seconds left in the first half and then start the second half with a score and then a stop was a great testament to our players. The only thing I can complain about is the damn heat. Come on fall. We have two many two way warriors to keep battling these temps.
  11. Have to say that I feel a little for the Corydon Panthers. There improvement is apparent, but loses two weeks in a row in OT is tough. Keep your heads high Panthers, there is a lot of football left to play.
  12. Congratulations CC and @JQWL. Impressive grit in the comeback!
  13. Are we all being punked by fake accounts since the reopening of the digest... My bullsh!t meter tells me something isn't right with a couple of these posters on the thread lately. As a typically ignored little 1A program in the cornfield, I have to say I am flattered by the attention and effort.
  14. Played at WW. It was a hard hitting fun game to get to play. Our kids battled. We had 19 on the sideline and they had 33. It was 20-8 with 14 seconds remaining in the game. Our kids played hard and showed some real potential for the future. To me JV is like my golf game, only remember the good shots so I come back to play again. We had some really nice moments against a school much larger than us that has had some recent success. Win-Win from a loss.
  15. It is very rare for us to have a single grade that can carry its own team. We may have 18 playing, but to have the right combo of skills and line and a quarterback is rare. We are only pulling from grades with 55-70 kids in them, half of which are boys. When we are able to get 1/3 to 1/2 of all boys in each grade to play that is success regardless of W-L. If 3A schools did that they would have 90 kids and every team would have a C team. At a young age, we start to consider how grades will mesh together (even attending youth league games and practices to get our eyes of kids). This can be hard on fans and parents because they start to have concerns about W-L in Jr High and JV, but we know what we are building for...the future. When you have 2 consecutive grades that most or all of the pieces we are lucky. Typically we need sophomore through junior to get our pieces right. This is a rare year where our senior and juniors can fill nearly all the holes, but you have some standouts like freshmen McPheeters that need the level of competition immediately to prepare for the future. He would make a difference in our JV games for sure, but a 1A school more than others needs to constantly be planning for the current year, the next year and years down the road. Long story short, don't worry about the Jr High and JV records they are not indicative of our potential future success. Our current seniors had just above average success in Jr High and little in JV. Our current juniors (most complete grade level) lost a game or two each year in Jr. High and didn't have much time to play JV, but the ones that did had very mediocre success. Now as a varsity team they are having success. Last year 9-3, this year hopefully better.
  16. Our JV team lost the first week against Pekin, I believe the score was 14-6. We beat Crawford County 14-0.
  17. WW did not attempt to run up the score. I am sure that their staff can vouch for that. We utilized the mercy rule as intended and subbed generously in the second the half. Young players carried the ball behind a mixed line (1st year varsity players that needed more reps and JV players capable of blocking without endangering those in the backfield). The 4th quarter was entirely young players. It was respectful throughout to assume otherwise is offensive. This thread has always been very respectful with contributions from fans and coaches. I hope it stays that way or I will not be visiting the site any longer.
  18. We are still looking at and contacting teams that may have game cancelled during that week. It has been a constant work in progress. AD Bowsman has been constantly contacting others and trying to fill the slot for this year and into the future.
  19. It is no surprise to anyone at WW that Perry is going to be good. They are a great program and you are correct about the PC QB, he is a difference maker. I am excited about tonight for our program. Preseason speculation is speculation. How we play and perform will show what kind of team we have. Same for all teams. I expect nothing but a grind in our conference and our sectional, PC being one of the reasons. I am also intrigued by what I heard about Mitchell's scrimmage and how they bullied BNL. CC numbers sound good. Paoli brings a new coach, maybe a new offense? SV looked like they had some good size and athleticism on the scrimmage film. I just wish the MSC would break up a bit so we could schedule a consistent Week 8 game.
  20. http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Sports/Boys/Football/tabid/68/Default.aspx Click on Scrimmage Rules I believe you can petition to have a jamboree, but not sure if the same things apply per number of plays per team. I assume the time limit and max number of plays is the same.
  21. Excited to compete against another school, but with the offseason being set up the way it is I believe the scrimmage set up needs a change. I would be a proponent of having a mandated off week for all IHSAA Football teams (last 1/3 of season or all schools bye week is the same week) and start Week 1 of season in place of the scrimmage. Maybe schools would see that as an opportunity for scheduling their Fall Breaks. OR Give the opportunity to schedule a 10th game and they can choose to schedule it in place of the scrimmage.
  22. What format and who does the PLAC/MSC schools play on Friday? WW is at N. Harrison with Option A of IHSAA Scrimmage Format.
  23. 45 players 2018-2019 Reclassification #'s 273 Students Size Rank 40th of 64 in Class A
  24. +1 The Hanover Camp is a great camp. They are very hospitable, the campus is great, housing and food good, and the competition opportunity is great. The Hanover staff are wonderful with the kids, they are eager to share ideas and answer questions, and they don't have an ego. They make the camp about the teams and campers not about their practice plan or Hanover. All around great time. Enjoyed the schools we had the opportunity to compete against and we improved over the 3 days. Thank you Hanover staff and Coach Theo.
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