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old24eagle

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old24eagle last won the day on March 18 2014

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  1. old24eagle

    Best / Worst Facilities

    Hancock aint bad now, I've definitely seen much worse. We played Cloudland back in 06 in a mud pit. We washed the jerseys with a pressure washer in the parking lot before we could put em in the washer! Referees were running out of their shoes it was rough! I loved playing up there though! if it wasnt so far away we would still play them some.
  2. old24eagle

    Best / Worst Facilities

    lol..I remember the visitor sideline at TKA felt like a basketball sideline in a tiny middle school gym. You would look up and see players and fans sitting on the same row
  3. old24eagle

    Best / Worst Facilities

    They're AAA now but were AA when we played em but Gatlinburg has the nicest facilities weve ever been to in TN. Top 3 current 1-2A we have been to Happy Valley has a beautiful field , stadium , and atmosphere but you dress in a small weight room. Sullivan North is nice, locker room is a mile away but its nice , field is nice and stadium is HUUUUGE! you can tell it was once a much larger school. Greenback has the best 1A natural grass surface ive ever seen, Been a while since we have been there may be different now. It's in NC but we used to play Cherokee NC and its by far the overall nicest facilities we have ever been to for a small school. Cant hide that casino money i guess but its A+ Awesome! I dont really want to list "Worst" because those places are usually were you have a coach and a couple parents working the hardest to keep up what they have. Some of my favorite places to go dont have great facilities , but has awesome people , good kids , and a cool atmosphere.
  4. old24eagle

    Class A and AA in East Tennessee

    Is this a 2019 season topic or just an overall tradition topic? Greenback has been better than SP lately but overall SP is the traditional 1A program to beat in East TN. 2A traditionally you would remove SG and insert Hampton, but last year and possibly one more season SG will be better. In recent memory combining 1 and 2A together i would rank them traditionally like so 1. SP 2. Greenback 3. Oneida 4. Coalfield 5. Hampton/Rockwood/Meigs as they have only recently been dominant JMO and of course recently Happy Valley dropping to 2A has made them a contender and while Gatlinburg and Austin East were 2A they would have to rank high in East TN. as well. East TN. 1A has run through SP, Greenback , or Coalfield for as long as i can remember. When Hampton and Oneida were 1A they were in that group as well.
  5. old24eagle

    Hampton 2019

    I think all of yall need to spend more time and effort on Baseball and Basketball! No point in over doing it on Football, you will burn them boys out. Take a break start football the first week of August...lol I have literally heard that from parents "Football starts in August..I dont see why they have to be here all summer!".... SMH
  6. old24eagle

    Who goes to the glass house in 1A

    I don't really care either, I'm just saying MOST people who claim to move schools for education purposes who play sports are USUALLY moving for sports reasons. I don't have a problem with improving your childs situation but not having transfer rules is not the answer. It would be chaos. In my area if it was free transfer a kid would go play football at Maryville transfer to Bearden to play basketball then move to Pigeon Forge and play baseball all in one school year.
  7. old24eagle

    Who goes to the glass house in 1A

    Why didn't he send his kid to Zion Christian then? They are in the same county close to Giles , they have a higher overall school grade and send a higher percentage of their students to college...they aren't very good at basketball though.
  8. old24eagle

    Who goes to the glass house in 1A

    Hey ding dong I'm on your side! However, if I was going to argue education I would try to communicate a little more clearly. I'm not 100% sure what you even said.
  9. old24eagle

    Who goes to the glass house in 1A

    Test scores comparing public and private is a garbage statistic! Public schools test EVERYONE! Public tests SPED , low income , single parent , kids who have ZERO support at home , kids who have ZERO aspirations for further education , and kids who didn't eat or sleep the night before. How many of those kids do private schools test? Take the top 10 % of students in both public and private and you wont know the difference in test scores. Thats the same thing that irks me when they say New Guinea or some third world country has higher science scores than the USA. We educate and test everyone, the rest of the world tests their best and brightest only! What was wrong with my attitude? I didnt say i would send my kid there or that I approved. You said academics was the reason kids transferred , I said that was not 100% true. You even agreed with me??
  10. old24eagle

    Who goes to the glass house in 1A

    Thats the classic excuse for people who have or want to break transfer rules. If there were no transfer rules and Michael Jordan was coaching at the LOWEST performing academic school in America there would be a line 6 miles long to transfer in there!
  11. old24eagle

    Lunsford retires from cloudland

    I will miss seeing Coach Lunsford pace the sideline from across the field. I've only had the pleasure of seeing him stomp up and down the sideline in frustration from across the field once. I knew we had done something special when we had that man frustrated on the sideline. Great Coach , Great Man , truly one of my closest friends in the Coaching profession. He will be missed and I wish him the best. I hope he catches all the fish in Carter County now!
  12. old24eagle

    Region 1A

    By no means am I taking up for UH but Greenback fans (older woman and man) had to be removed from the game at Cosby and heard from refs that the same two were removed from a game at Washburn. Also a younger set of parents thought it smart to go set in our student section then complain about what they heard over there?? That being said most of the GB fans I’ve been around seemed to be nice people. We all have some knuckleheads I guess.
  13. old24eagle

    Region 1A

    There has been a uknoit2 sighting at the Eagles Nest! I’ll come holler at ya at halftime. Don’t let no Bulldogs bite me when come over there.
  14. old24eagle

    Region 1A

    It’s very wet and there are some bad spots near creeks and rivers but for the most part I believe we’re ok. I’m afraid some areas between here and there may end up postponing our game though. I haven’t heard anything yet however.
  15. old24eagle

    Region 1A

    You're right, Athletically and physically GB is a matchup nightmare for most small 1A teams. #23 (I think) is one of the most athletic big guys around. Your great big fella will send shots out of the paint left and right and if he's having a good night offensively GB is a tough out for anybody. I honestly think we are the team to beat in the region right now but i also think there are 4-5 teams capable of winning it. I'm afraid region 2 is gonna be tough on any of us come sub state time however.
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