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  1. tango

    Sectional 32

    I’m picking GS over HH by 2 and EM over VL by 52 (before JV enters).
  2. Let me flip this and see what your opinion is. We have a school of 625+. About 80% of our students participate in some athletic sport. The last few years our athletic program overall has been pretty good. We had numerous teams/individuals participate at state and won 3 titles in football and boys/girls soccer. Our band, however, really struggles. Only about 15 kids for marching band, not including flag corp. In the winter, the pep band has maybe 10 kids. They sound like the band in the Andy Griffith Show episode when Andy & Barney decided to get the Mayberry bandstand repaired and have a Sunday band concert, and all heck breaks loose. But man, those kids bust butts. They know being in the band isn't cool. They never advance in the real post-season tournament, instead, the school pays to enter them into the scholastic division, which is basically pay your way in to state. We are the band equivalent of getting beat 70-0 8-9 times per year. The school spends lot of resources on band - bus, uniforms, several staff (director, asst directors, etc.). Should we contract the band? Just get rid of it?
  3. I have not heard anything one way or the other. I think the match-ups his year were as good as any of the 4 SIAC schools could have gotten somewhere else. Reitz needs to drop Henderson County and pick up an IN school. I heard at one time over the summer that coaches Hape and Hurley were trying to put together a double-header for next year, but I think that was when there was some doubt a to whether the Border Bowl was going to continue this year. Then ETFCU stepped in and it was decided to move the games to Indiana. Good luck to all the SIAC schools tonight!
  4. I'm going with Central by 9.
  5. Congrats to those kids, their coach, and the parents. They are learning invaluable lessons - accountability, selflessness, teamwork, the value of hard work, and most of all - not allowing themselves to become victims when things don't go their way. No surprise at all the coach is a state trooper. We need a heckuva lot more people like that in this world. I have no doubt that in 20 years when those 15 attend reunions as teachers, policemen, firemen, business people, etc., they will look back with very fond memories and give thanks that they had the opportunity. No doubt whatsoever...
  6. I'm not saying your coaches are concerned with frosh/JV records. In your situation I can see scheduling being an issue. I have no idea, but suspect the flexibility is because other than you, SR & HH, the other PAC teams may be hit and miss on fielding JV & frosh teams year to year. In the SIAC, almost every team has a frosh/JV. I think our goal is just let the younger kids go out and compete against somebody besides the varsity. It's why we decided to not have a frosh team last year and let all the frosh play JV. They would have been severely limited simply due to numbers. No sense letting kids who play scout team all week start the week off getting throttled because there were only 14 or so of them. In hindsight it was a great decision because all the frosh were able to practice with the varsity until Thanksgiving. That really helped some of them progress and it shows this year. This year we have burned a lot of JV Qs in the blowout games on Friday nights, and normally for us if a kid plays 2 Q on Friday, he isn't playing any JV just so the coaches on the sidelines don't have to worry about keeping track of Qs. I really wish the 5Q rule would change to 6Qs, which would solve the problem (granted we create it ourselves with the approach we take).
  7. I said that only because I ran across mine from 1986 in a box in the basement last Friday when I was trying to find my long-johns.... Also found a couple mix-tape cassettes (Maxell XL-II S) of the Who, Stones & Led Zep and another of INXS that I wish I had something to play them on for old times sake....
  8. tango

    Seeded sectionals

    Did anyone watch the tournament preview show on FS-IN? In the opening, Cmmr. Cox and Mr. Faulkens both commented on the all-in. What I took from Cox was that the IHSAA wants everything consistent in tournament series for all sports, which tells me nothing is going to change unless there is a huge shift in the thinking at the IHSAA and membership levels.
  9. tango

    Sectional 31

    Memorial plays our home games at Enlow, which is on the campus of Bosse, located in a residential neighborhood where we have families with homes, so most people get together at somebody's house. There are people from just about every school who tailgate on school property before games, but they aren't supposed to have alcohol or tobacco. My rap, while rather poor, was mostly a joke to STC and npatman, who consistently post good stuff.
  10. Thanks for stepping in to help get this done every week!
  11. Who really cares about JV. Schedules or W/L? Much too fluid week to week for most smaller schools that rest starters when a game is out of reach...
  12. How many Memorial games have you attended this year? I”ll DM you a copy of my MhS diploma if you DM me yours...
  13. Outright SIAC is a tough one. It is shared a lot of times. City doesn't mean much as far as I'm concerned. WSNC game is huge for Reitz/MD. As WhoDat says, our rivalry with Castle is more across the board in all sports and has more to do with the annual SIAC all-sport trophy. You are guaranteed to cash your tix if you box Memorial & Castle and pick MD to show. Pretty much spot on WhoDat...
  14. tango

    Sectional 32

    Yep, and the kid was like smoke ..... just boom, gone! Nice article in the Courier about you, Coach. Best of luck Friday night. The Tigers will be pulling for you.
  15. tango

    Sectional 31

    Look at npatman and the Stink Town Clown, both busting out rhymes and throwin them down, talking Tiger BLs, Spin Town, caskets and wine, meanwhile in the Ville the Blue Tigers are still doin’ just fine. Throwin up big points and dealin out Ls each week, waiting for someone to come challenge the win streak. STC was a no-show at the all-Tiger tailgate last year, Not sure why because we had plenty of beer. This year it’s red Tigers first, then Alices, then 1 from the PAC, whether it’s the young Titan QB or the Pat’s ground attack, a challenge no doubt, but remember we’re urban, at our tailgates it's beer first, then bourbon.
  16. LOL. Yes, because that clicking business is so hard for AP reporters... Amazing
  17. tango

    Seeded sectionals

    Adults at that.. Crazy.
  18. tango

    Sectional 32

    I was going through season stats last night updating some of my records to avoid walking the dog. For EM, the O gets all the attention, but the D has arguably been better. Through the 9 game regular season, here is the scoring by Qs: 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q O 145 136 89 42 D 0 19 33 55 Oddly, the only teams to score in the 1st half have been North (FG), Bosse (TD) and Harrison (TD)...
  19. tango

    Sectional 32

    All the S32 R1 games will be blow-outs. Looks like the rain is going to stay south of the Ohio river... In R2, the loss of Corrona will make it tough sledding for VL against EM and I think GS will beat HH in a doozy of a ballgame.
  20. I thought GS would beat SR, but with the wet conditions expected it to be closer than 31-14. Other than Jasper, that is the most points they've given up all year. As a result, I think they are vulnerable to MD in S40, assuming MD can get by Linton on the road. I also expect GS will take care of HH at home in R2 of S32 to set up yet another battle with us at your place. Your guys did a nice job protecting the QB and picking up blitzes against SR.
  21. tango

    Sectional 32

    Wow, does any sectional have such lop-sided combined scores predicted? 261-17! Dang...
  22. tango

    Sectional 32

    It’s been that way since at least 2008. We saw the same stufff. Call the IHSAA. Press the issue. Washington has a great basketball facility, so maybe throwing some funds into football will resuscitate a program on life support.
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