Checked the transfer portal this morning and noticed a starting lineman from another school has moved here. Must of not wanted to learn the fine arts of holding and came to Maryville instead. Can't hide that stuff when your playing on Thursday Night TV and they show the replays.
Who you got?
South Side host South Gibson in first district game - I have South Side but closer than many think
Covington host Haywood - I got Covington at home - their pressure may be too much for Haywood
Humboldt host Peabody - I have Peabody in this one by alot
This year's sophomore class is pretty solid, too. And I don't think that just because JJ isn't at Powell any longer that those who have chosen to go to Powell will suddenly go to Bearden. Powell's coaching staff reputation is solid for being "players coaches" with or without JJ.
Bearden is my alma mater and I still pull for them and want this experiment to be successful.
That said, there is a lot of difference culturally between Bearden and Powell. JJ at Bearden or no, it's not a slam dunk that kids requesting transfers will want to go there.
Plus anybody transferring without physically moving in to the zone wouldn't be eligible in 2022.