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  1. 2 points
    I disagree with you on some of what you said. Just prior to last season Gary Rankin kicked a Mr. Football award winner off his team from the previous season. He is the winningest coach in TSSAA history. I played in Milan under Tucker and Morris. If you didn’t come to practice, make the grades and act right in school you didn’t play. Didn’t matter how much talent you have. Those two gentleman have 4 gold balls, 5 silver balls and 600+ wins between them. Today I am a “coach” in another “sport”. I have had groups win national competitions 8 times and dozens of awards on the state and local levels. My students know if they don’t practice like expected and make good grades and act right they won’t “play”.
  2. 2 points
    You can look at it 3 ways. It's just like the NBA and aau now a days. Kids dont wanna make there own legacy. They rather play with their friends. Also you have to put the parents in this. You kid is at a smaller school and really isnt getting no looks but you see a school such as whitehaven have college coaches running in and out their doors and you feel like the coaches are do a better job as far as teaching and putting kids out there. I mean Middle TN goes thru it with privates and East TN goes thru it with Maryville&Alcoa. Alabama they say the same thing about Hoover high. Winning programs attract kids. Also on Kwc half he talks about everybody from memphis since the rest of the state doesn't get to see yall that much.
  3. 2 points
    Good for Mr Jones. I'm a firm believer every kid should spend two years in Military. Structure and discipline never hurt anyone. But I also said kids shouldn't be able to graduate from HS without a summer in hay field or tobacco patch.
  4. 2 points
    Red Bank's Calvin Jackson commits to Wofford. Great kid and student. Wofford is lucky to get such a special athlete. He will excel there because of his character and determination. He is a shining example of Red Bank Football and I am very proud he has this opportunity to represent his family, team, school, and community.
  5. 1 point
    The word of the day at william blount is july. After reading theguvna's spring game report on the T sdotcup called schad and asked schad why did july about the defense being better this year?
  6. 1 point
    I've been following high school football in Memphis for quite a while and I can't ever remember a Maryville team coming to Memphis to play. On the same note, I don't know of any Memphis team to travel to Maryville/Alcoa to play a game either. Speaking on playing a top out-of-town team. Whitehaven, in the past, started playing top out-of-town teams when they got invited to play in an event in Missouri on a Saturday morning. Whithaven played against St. Rita, a private school, back in 2011. That was the beginning of an annual tradition for Whitehaven to have a TRAVEL game on the schedule. This meant that the team, parents, alumn, band, and bossters had to actually PLAN a trip that involved chartering busses and hotel stays and the whole nine yards. That was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. I highly suggest doing it for any team. The intent was to travel out-of-state to play a quality opponent. Towards the end Whiehaven played Florence Alabama in 2015 and again in 2016. That tradidion ended in 2017 when Whitehaven had a team back out at the last minute and left them scrambling to have a complete schedule. That's not the first time, while doing an out-of-town game that Whitehaven had a team not honor their word and keep the game on the schedule. Whitehaven had set up an arrangment with a school back in 2013 to have a follow-up game in 2014 that ended up with the opposing team pulling out of the agreement. It was suppose to be a home and home. So, Whitehaven had to scramble, again, to have a complete schedule the next season and had a local school help out by scheduling to play in order to help WHitehaven have a full schedule. The next year, Whitehaven re-committed to the travel game and played Florence, Alabama two years in a row as mentioned earlier. I said all of that to say this. The travel game is a good thing for the TEAM. The pros of doing this is that the young men have to pack their grip and collectively enter a hostile environment and face a really good team that will hit them in the mouth ... repeatedly. It builds character and unity and other team oriented things ... win, lose, or draw. The con is the opposition can pull out and not play, even if the games are agreed upon at a time established. IF the team pulls out, it creates havoc trying to replace the game, especially if the team pulls out late in the pre-season. Whitehaven hasn't scheduled an out-of-town game since. I love them, but I understand why they stopped. The whole point is to leave the STATE and play a quality opponent. I suppose they could travel in-state and play a quality D2 program ... but for reasons I will not go into ... that probably won't happen. I understand why Maryville doesn't do it. It's not worth the headache. Their schedule is competitive enough to prepare them for the post season. There is no need for them to play a team from Alabama, or Georgia, or from wherever, for that matter. The fact that they put Oakand on the schedule is a good quality decision. I'll never say that Maryville, or any other school, should play a top ranked out-of-town team. It isn't worth the headache. If you can fill out a schedule and have some good quality in-state competition, that's good enough to me. Folks will never be satisfied anyway. If the play Hoover, then they should have played so-and-so, and so on. Why even bother, when they can play Oakland, and West, and Alcoa, and play good qulity in-stae teams, and not have their fan base have to travel a great distance to see a game? I don't biame them. Trying to please folk who say "They should play a good out-of-town team." solves or proves nothing. It has it's pros, but the cons out weigh the pros ... just to please some folk who crave to see some game against some opponent. Why bother?
  7. 1 point
    The teams that will be competing for championships this year will take advantage of every second of that 7 weeks.
  8. 1 point
    7 vs 7 is next week for everyone and while it isn't "real football" it is an early chance for teams to improve timing in their passing games and for teams to get needed work in their secondary.
  9. 1 point
    This is one of my favorite threads, don’t let it die this year Someone give us the early scouting report on Hillsboro and PC. It won’t feel the same without seeing Jay from PC score a few 90+ yard TDs against CPA. Who did Frazier from Hillsboro sign with? He was a beast in the games I saw him in last year. You guys should shake things up and add the metro private schools in the mix this year.
  10. 1 point
    that was nice...i could not do anything but laugh on that one
  11. 1 point
    I saw a few of the area teams this summer. Granted it was summer camp and lost of teams had parts and pieces missing. I liked Gibson County who I saw a couple of times and probably looked as good as I saw this spring. Southside has a pretty good group of girls with a very good guard. Chester County has a young lady that was shooting the lights out but I am not sold on her because of behavior on the floor. Dyer County looked good in spurts but was without key pieces. USJ looked ok. Lexington looked better than what I saw last year. Dyersburg seemed pretty well coached. Others I saw were not so good but that's what summer ball is for. To get better.
  12. 1 point
    5 weeks from tonight we scrimmage Ensworth!
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  14. 1 point
    Hey brother, you've done a superb job! I actually used your list to double check my database and make sure I didn't miss one. I wouldn't dream of knocking you out of office...
  15. 1 point
    People creating problems like this on coachT need to be removed. The best players should play regardless of where they are from or what grade they are in.
  16. 1 point
    Coach Rodney Saulsberry was live on the radio this morning on Maryville radio station WKVL on the Swain Event show. I heard him at about 8:10 EDT, so that would be hour two of the podcast. Here is a link to the podcast which should have today's show on later today if y'all want to listen. http://www.swainevent.com/podcasts/
  17. 1 point
    Never be this dad. Happy Fathers Day anyway buddy
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  19. 1 point
    I was a 13 year old freshman playing against 18 and some 19 yr olds in what would now be 6A division. I survived. Really sounds like adults teaching kids to run from competition when you should be teaching them life's not fair and you still have to overcome obstacles.
  20. 1 point
    CA has a lefty who throws low 80s with a nasty hook. They are my sleeper team
  21. 1 point
    Could not agree more about Meigs. I look for them to have a really good year. As long as they can stay healthy
  22. 1 point
    Jamboree Predictions 2018: (Must Do Matchups) Pearl Cohn/MLK vs Cane Ridge Maplewood vs Hillsboro McGavock vs East Overton vs Stratford Glencliff vs Whites Creek Hunters Lane vs Antioch Hillwood vs MJCA? Thoughts?
  23. 1 point
    Good stuff Barn. I believe Blount County's consolidation plan helped Maryville, Alcoa, and Greenback in Football.
  24. 1 point
    I was wondering the same thing. I hope it comes back up. It's a great reference tool.
  25. 1 point
    The McMinn County administration won't ask him to leave because the administration places no real value on athletics in McMinn County, other than offering lip service. Too many coaches at both county high schools don't do a good job, but they know they don't have to be accountable.
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