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Connersville basketball is ranked #1 in this weeks Class 3A Boys basketball poll

Connersville football was previously listed as a contraction candidate in Class 4A due to chronic underperformance.

The program is on a 5-36 run over the past 4 seasons and making another coaching change. 

The Spartans went 12-120 from 1998 to 2010

Would dropping a football program that neither the school nor the community cares about actually be a benefit to other sports that are competitive and enjoy success at the eastern Indiana school?

Would the significant dollars spent on football be better allocated throughout the school to extra curricular activities that provide a much better ROI?

Would EIAC "football schools" be relieved to see Connersville off their schedules?

What are your thoughts on the subject?

 

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4 hours ago, HHF said:

Would dropping a football program that neither the school nor the community cares about actually be a benefit to other sports that are competitive and enjoy success at the eastern Indiana school?

 

Yes.

4 hours ago, HHF said:

Would the significant dollars spent on football be better allocated throughout the school to extra curricular activities that provide a much better ROI?

 

Yes

4 hours ago, HHF said:

Would EIAC "football schools" be relieved to see Connersville off their schedules?

 

Probably not if they value easy wins, especially when they can schedule the Spartans as their Homecoming opponent.

 

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On 12/29/2021 at 10:00 AM, HHF said:

Connersville football was previously listed as a contraction candidate in Class 4A due to chronic underperformance.

Such an official list lmao.

On 12/29/2021 at 10:00 AM, HHF said:

Would dropping a football program that neither the school nor the community cares about actually be a benefit to other sports that are competitive and enjoy success at the eastern Indiana school?

The only competitive sport there is boys basketball, and the only one they care about. You might as well drop every sport in that case.

On 12/29/2021 at 10:00 AM, HHF said:

Would the significant dollars spent on football be better allocated throughout the school to extra curricular activities that provide a much better ROI?

They don't spend any money on football right now, big reason they aren't competitive. 

On 12/29/2021 at 10:00 AM, HHF said:

Would EIAC "football schools" be relieved to see Connersville off their schedules?

No, they like having a week off. 

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1 hour ago, Impartial_Observer said:

Radtke didn’t seem to have difficulty moving the program in a positive direction. Granted the town has changed since then. 

He wins everywhere he goes. 

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20 hours ago, Impartial_Observer said:

Radtke didn’t seem to have difficulty moving the program in a positive direction. Granted the town has changed since then. 

The late 80s early 90s were a completely different time for Connersville, the town still had jobs and there wasn't a massive drug issue.

And even with that Radtke only had one or two winning seasons. Coaches like him and Mike Spencer had success everywhere they were except Connersville.

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