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1 point100 percent spot-on. The same problem exists in Ohio. High school football has always been huge there, but attendance is way down. This problem was absolutely inevitable. Rural areas aside, there are just so many other forms of entertainment now.
1 pointYou are correct!Offers dont win championships and we dont have 3 with high D1 we have only have 2 (as of right now).
1 pointGoons workin it!
1 pointMaplewood makes more sense travel wise. I'd give them their 5th home game if I was doing the booking for Trousdale. Some schools are fine with 9 games. Like Booger's boys.
1 pointHate to hear that...my condolences to the GB family.
1 point6'5" TE that boy will have Pruitt buying Grider dinner. Especially since Pruitt SR. Likes to use South Pitt to figure out what his team has to improve on.
1 pointAll jobs have been filled. 76 new head coaches will lead teams onto the field in 2019 than what we ended the 2018 season with having. One other school will remove the "interim" tag that their head coach had at the end of the year last year and he's not the official head coach. How does that compare to recent years?
1 pointNo Naders this year!(for now at least LOL)
1 pointWe went to the SHHS vs Bradley Central 1st round game last year. On a cold, misty, windy night in Johnson City I'd say the total fan count was 400 or less, excluding the bands and cheerleaders. IMO it's a combination of a couple of things..... * More entertainment options than ever. Unless you have kids or other relatives playing, high school football is simply a form of entertainment and there's a lot of competition for your entertainment dollars. * Consolidated schools have taken away some great local rivalries and created in some cases longer travel plans than people want to put forth the effort to make. It's not just a TSSAA problem. We watch a lot of high school football across the Southeast and while many of the community based schools will still pack the stands, there's a lot more that struggle to make anything at the gate.