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  1. You do realize that HS football is there for the kids, right? It's easy for you to throw some elitist comment out there that degrades struggling programs, but what isn't easy is to elevate struggling programs into a competitive team every night of the season. One last thing, football is elective...kids aren't forced to participate in an activity that you obviously think is an embarrassment to them if they don't achieve a certain level of success, but if they do elect to play, they get the same sense of belonging, the same tutelage and mentorship, the same physical fitness, and the same commitment of their time away from elements of society detrimental to them becoming productive citizens. Take the option to play, even for a "bad" (your perception) team, away from those who wish to play and you've taken something from them that you can't replace.
    5 points
  2. Multiple emails and messages were sent out about this duals tournament. Flyers were handed out at the state event. Multiple girls backed out due to personal reasons, injuries, other obligations. And we were not going to turn down the opportunity for those who committed and kept their commitment. The girls who kept their commitment are young but are gaining valuable experience while filling in for those veterans we usually have. As far as some of these other coaches you mentioned. How many of them have coached or had girls participate in TNUSA. Bosken is maybe the only one from the list I saw earlier. As the women’s director, I have reached out multiple times to these (and many other) coaches to get involvement and very few have answered the call or stepped up. So maybe these coaches just don’t want to be involved with FS. Maybe you should figure out why they didn’t step up instead of just assuming Ticknor is a fill in. As far as Ticknor, it would be hard to find another coach more actively involved and enthusiastic about girls wrestling. He was one of only two TN coaches willing to coach girls at Fargo in 2019 (when he first started in TN) and has been a constant ever since. He not only coaches Siegel’s girls but also anybody who is wanting help. He goes above and beyond for the team and all of the athletes respect him and his coaching. If you can coach the team better than him, please step up next time I reach out for help at the national level.
    4 points
  3. I know quite a few people who have had negative dealings with the administration.
    3 points
  4. SMH. Go tell that to Bruceton, Gleason, Greenfield, and any other small town who, regardless of record, their stands are packed on Friday nights. These kids that put those pads on live for Friday nights, and so do these small towns. And, yes. I know listed 1A schools, but this applies to larger schools/communities as well.
    3 points
  5. Sad and tragic. This happens every year seems like. Much too often. Especially this time of the year. Young folks, slow down. None of us are invincible. I pray for the family and friends of these young men, our school and the tight knit community of South Pittsburg. May the Good Lord give you His strength and understanding. May He shine his face upon you, hold you, heal our broken hearts and wipe away all our tears. In Jesus name. Amen.
    3 points
  6. They lost because of an illegal pitcher who shouldn't have been allowed to throw against them. I wouldn't call that a free pass when someone is cheating to win a game and knew their only chance to beat SH was to pitch him. TSSAA did sweep it under the rug and was brought to the publics attention that he shouldn't have been eligible to pitch the day before the game, Powell didn't care about that.
    3 points
  7. Bad enough that a team gets to host their own state tournament but they shouldn't have walk up music & strikeout sound effects unless they do it for all the teams..Should be ran as a neutral site.
    3 points
  8. Well then it is pretty simple. If they dont want to go then dont pay the money and be on a National Trip Team. Stay home save your money and have your food to eat.
    2 points
  9. What’s this about Beerden already being on probation?
    2 points
  10. Glad I'm not the only one that thinks the same thing.
    2 points
  11. Exactly blaster, Polk County administration in general is trash.
    2 points
  12. Based on the last 20 years or so.... 1. Maryville 2. Alcoa 3-10.. Everybody else ....
    2 points
  13. Just a couple of things: 1. I hope that the girls that committed and then backed out were required to be financially responsible and pay the entire participants fee. 2. In the future both boys and girls teams should be required to pay 50% of the total fees within one week of the conclusion of the state tournament and the remaining balance one week before leaving. Until Tennessee decides to show some tough love, families will continue to back out which is not fair to the teammates and coaches.
    2 points
  14. TN needs them. I am no means the best coach but I'm always improving like I preach to all my wrestlers. I have an opportunity to help grow TN and I’m doing my very best. Together we can build a dominant women’s and men’s programs.
    2 points
  15. LOL! I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for sharing though, durdon! Congrats, Coach Leen!
    2 points
  16. Hearing he'll be back as well! Pretty cool for DD. Coming home.
    2 points
  17. No NIL deals, but there is a vast difference when coaches actively create interest and generate college looks and visits, over old day mentality if you are good we will let the coaches come find you. If you have a kid who is a solid player you would want them to be in a position where they can really exhibit their skills and hopefully land a few looks. You put 4 or 5 DAGS on the defensive side of the ball, Blackman will have a very tough team to beat .
    2 points
  18. Y’all handing out NIL deals ova there? I need to send my son yall way lmao
    2 points
  19. Barney always calls it like he sees it. I was there, saw some great catches from both teams, on both sides of the ball. I agree that AC looked polished in what they did. I was excited to see our kids compete, and noticed Maryville had about 60 skill players. Maryville has a speedy Rec that was impressive, someone in the stands said he may have been from Florida. Maryville qbs did a really good job on play action fakes, and threw the ball well. It was encouraging to see our guys out there flying around and breaking on routes. It got the Maverick fans a little more excited for what they have in store for the fall.
    2 points
  20. Brewer is taking an position in administration. Be nice to have DD back I for one would love to have him back. I think it's be the easiest transition if DD is interested.
    2 points
  21. Thank you fellers for the birthday wishes. It means a lot to me. I’ve met some fine people through the CoachT community. Just a couple of months till it’s high school football time in Tennessee!! Go Red Rebels and good luck to all the young men this season.
    2 points
  22. Needing a lot of prayers down this way today.
    2 points
  23. Starkey huh? Well just tell him to stay down that way and don’t be painting on our fine new establishments up here.
    2 points
  24. I appreciate you asking. I have caused some trouble on CoachT over the years and it feels good you all reaching out to wish me and my wife well. I will earn your trust back. Cyndee has gone back to work at Hobby Lobby and I have gotten over the headaches. All in all, we should be all better soon.
    2 points
  25. Every field should be a neutral site for the state tournament. Even if it is at your home field. Even if it was chosen a year in advance. Have some respect for all the teams TSSAA.
    2 points
  26. Stewarts Creek is in the tourney and aren't playing at their own field. I'll go on record as saying this should never happen at the state tournament. At least the championship is played elsewhere.
    2 points
  27. We shall see my friend, but I see Rossview winning the team duals again with Knoxville Gibbs being close behind. Clarksville, Tullahoma & Cleveland should be good too but each of them lost some seniors who won a ton of matches. Cleveland does have some young talent coming up though from the middle school as does Maryville. The Maryville girls fielded one of the youngest teams in the state with mostly Freshman/Sophomore and in 2 years they will be really tough to beat if they can hold onto everyone.
    2 points
  28. I'm honestly shocked fewer people are publicly shaming Powell's coach for being an absolute sleezbag. This dude knew his kid threw over 105 pitches. He KNEW it. And once he figured he could actually get away with it, he even altered the game film to fit the story. Guy has absolutely no integrity, and I wouldn't want my child being led by a man with such little character.
    2 points
  29. I don’t blame Evan and hope he gets a ton of money. Fake news has been alive and well for a while. Time for some consequences for wreckless behavior.
    1 point
  30. Yeah and Knox West and Maryville both won the state 5A/6A titles out of the same district
    1 point
  31. First off, it is going to be fun reading Salem/General and CascadeHomer going at it this year. I got a chance to watch the 7 on 7 at Shelbyville Central yesterday. Cascade and Forrest both looked like they have spent a good deal of time in the weight room and got after each other pretty good in their match-up. Neither one of these teams are going to ever do well in these passing leagues because of the offenses they run. From a physical standpoint they both stood out to me and would probably beat most teams there in the running department because if their ol/dl are as big as their skill players they will be able to run the ball very well. Mt. Pleasant had the best looking group of pure athletes there but the jury is still out on them when you strap the pads on and play physical smash mouth football. I think those were the only Region 5 teams there. *Also, these passing leagues mean nothing Community one of the bottom 10 teams in the state went something like 5-1 yesterday and couldn't play dead in a cowboy movie during the season. My picks for the region this year are this: 1. Forrest: they are the reigning champions and will stay on top until someone can knock them off. Return a majority of their team from last year and play hard. 2. Cascade: Can they ever get over the hump and play 4 quarters with Forrest. They had a good looking group of kids there yesterday but what do they look like up front? 3. Mt. Pleasant: Always have the best looking kids in the region but can they ever play a full game of football. 4. Summertown: The Rick Rice factor will help them out but they lost a ton last year and it will take him a year or two to get them playing his style of football. 5. Richland: Lost some key players and are not consistent enough to compete for an entire year. 6. Loretto: they play really good winter and spring sports but football is not something they value and I do not see that changing.
    1 point
  32. I see your point but when you have to reserve hotel rooms and vans for travel you cant cancel last minute and not be charged for those items. TNUSA does not have the money to cover all the expenses. The logical answer is to have the kids pay an amount by a certain time to reserve their spot.
    1 point
  33. That "sweet deal" went away is the significant thing that happened. JMCSS was unable/unwilling to fund the same positions at their other schools and coaches at those other schools weren't too happy about being undervalued. Pretty bad when you extend more money and less responsibility to attract worthy coaches to the new darling of the system than proven coaches who were loyal to them were being paid.
    1 point
  34. 14 Years since our last All American Our 4 qualifiers this year went a combined 1-8. UTC wrestling at least used to win the SoCon more than any other team. We haven't won a title there in 7 years. Are we the joke of NCAA wrestling?
    1 point
  35. If the head football coach “ENCOURAGES” his players to participate in track & field, baseball or soccer you would have very few kids at Spring Practice. I have talked with multiple NFL players that all ran track and would change into their baseball uniform on the way to the game after the track meet. If we create strong and fast athletes everything will sort itself out in college. What we have in Tennessee is a turf war with the football and basketball coaches hoarding the best athletes in the school.
    1 point
  36. I guess to be fair and honest I was one of those pool kids growing up. I was the one who provided everyone at the pool their entertainment if you remember correctly. I went straight from the pool across town to football practice with only a minute to spare and across town and back in the pool right after. Back in our day we would only be 2 weeks into the summer vacation right now , not on a football field when it's 90 plus starting next week. Back then the first game was Aug. 30 or Sept.1 with a jamboree the week before and 2 weeks of practice before that and 2 in the spring. Back then it was a commitment of 15 weeks of your life maybe an extra week or two for us for a playoff game or two. Now days your committing to 40 weeks counting a longer season, playoffs, spring and weight strength time which we really didn't do back then in all fairness. If you messed with weights in those day's it was at home with that setup mom and dad got you for Christmas one year from J.C. Penny. Back then there was only a third of the kids that are in high school now but three times as many played football then as they do this day and time. That 40 weeks is a lot of time to take out of a kids life growing up than the 15 back then and I can see why there isn't as many today playing as then.
    1 point
  37. You can show up with the form and check on Monday morning! We're not capping the camp #'s anymore. REMINDER: camp starts this Monday morning (June 13). Anyone that hasn't submitted paperwork, bring it on Monday. Wrestlers should bring a lunch.
    1 point
  38. Mavericks Code Blue 7v7 team went over and won the University of Tennessee 7v7 tourney today. I heard Powell Catholic, Farragut, Bearden, and a ton of out of state teams were there. I know it is 7v7, but you still have to compete, and the Mavericks seem to be on to something.
    1 point
  39. Yep it's the 5A/6A thread but these are Knoxville area schools, so it's a toss up whom you want to talk about. So I guess we can cut Hartleyrick some slack and talk about all of them. lol
    1 point
  40. Prayers from Rhea
    1 point
  41. I 100 agree if SH they win it's a non issue (They were the only team to beat Smith in the regular season too). Let's put it that their chances would have been higher if the Ace would't have illegally pitched, thats common sense. The point is they had to win against someone who should have never been on the bump in the first place. SH didn't even go to state this year in basketball so no clue what your talking about there. (Yes i saw the video of the WB/Farragut pushing match) Farragut played DB who ended up winning the entire thing so thats a stretch and Bearden beat the crap out of SH.
    1 point
  42. Powell resident supporter is not exactly an accurate descriptor. I haven't been to an athletic event at Powell in 5 years. And I say that it was a real fiasco. I don't know who is right and who it wrong, but when the Bearden coach signed the pitch statement he became as complicit at anybody involved, and the TSSAA passing the buck and refusing to watch the video was a real cop out. And I was not a fan of the hire that the local school made there. Yep, he's won games, but there was too much negative baggage there IMO. But nobody asked me.
    1 point
  43. Ashtyn Danley of Huntland is Top 8 ranked Nationally 2023 And Addie Linton of Eagleville plus the young kid from Gordonsville threw harder than any division!
    1 point
  44. I remember Dave Brown flying in the game ball when Peabody opened up their new stadium against Huntingdon. Peabody should have known better than to open against the Mustangs!
    1 point
  45. There's a super legitimate chance either Peabody or McKenzie will have to play 4 games, back to back to back to back in a 10 hour time frame. How absolutely STUPID are the people running this show? I thought "pLaYeR sAfTeY" was a point of emphasis??
    1 point
  46. Karma has a way of working things out....
    1 point
  47. But don’t call him if an ineligible pitcher is pitching. Look at the baseball thread.
    1 point
  48. Sad deal when a team does something illegal and it is up to the opposing coach who just eliminated to enforce it.
    1 point
  49. There is no way that the powers that be from "the Mecca of wrestling in this state" were gonna allow UTC to bring in a coach from Middle Tennessee. Especially a Simpson.
    1 point
  50. Sad. People just keep getting more and more insane.
    1 point
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