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  1. 3 points
    The economy, and especially the automobile market, is about to see a huge turn for the better in Loris, if history is any indication...
  2. 2 points
    I was there when they played Greeneville in the playoffs a couple of years ago. This clip doesn't compare to the atmosphere of that night, but it gives you an idea of it.
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    I say it all the time. Tennessee has the perfect system with 6 classes in football, 3 in everything else (4 beginning next year). And all 3/6 classes are divided evenly with about 50 in each 6 classes in football and approximately 80 in the 3 in everything else.
  5. 2 points
    BoBob

    Give me your opinion on rowdiness.

    Yea, that student was a in my classroom during his fourth grade year. It was rough for a lot of those boys and I distinctly remember us having a moment of silence for your communities loss. Coach appreciates the prayers!!!!
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    That's ridiculous. My godfather was in charge of getting cars for the RHS football program and he passed away over a year ago. Er... I mean he was ALLEGEDLY in charge.... Oh, drat.
  7. 2 points
    The year that UNION went to APPO, it was cold as blue blazes, we had our butts kicked, thats all I remember, your crowd was loud , but they had alot on thier mind ,as that morning they had lost a student athlete....later that SAT/SUNDAY night our cheerleaders mother was murdered. The APPO community honored her the next week with a FLAG at half staff, very classy.I will say this ,your coach,community and team have much to be proud of and our prayers for coach SMITH will continue until he recovers.ROWDY maybe not , but CLASSY -YES
  8. 1 point
    vtdavis4321

    The whacky WV football playoffs...

    But those things are going to happen. We knew they would with Covid. I guess we just accept it. The virus hits when it wants to hit. TN and WV have made adjustments on the fly, even if 5 minutes before kickoff. We knew there would be cancellations and things and this is more due to Covid 19, not the people running the state athletics organizations. I applaud them, they have tried to drive on with a season and they have put there foot down to keep the public safe, even if 5 minutes before kickoff. It's not an easy juggling act, but it's just that, it's a juggling act.
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    It would be neat if each region got to host the title game on a rotating basis, but that truthfully is a logistical nightmare and the VHSL has had a pretty good showing with having the neutral site games with multiple played on same day. I think we would need to see the actual class numbers but five could work. I just don't see why the VHSL is so intent on reducing classes. There's more revenue in more classes and I believe it gives a fair champion. The difference between having a pool of 100 athletic kids and 500 athletic kids to fill out a team is a gigantic gap. There's no way Norton or Hurley should be expected to compete with Goochland or RE Lee for a state title. If you shrink divisions, it would be possible to see Burton (220 kids per 2018 ADM, may be smaller now) be expected to play a team like Richlands (680) in the playoffs. Right now, the gap in 2A is around 255 kids and 1A is around 300 kids, depending on if you wanna count real outliers at the bottom like Highland, which registered 57 kids. Council was listed at 108 while the highest was Northampton at 453 (Riverheads right behind at 447). That's a big gap and fewer means even bigger gaps. I guess you could go 0-499, 500-999, 1000-1499, 1500-1999, and 2000-all. But that's still asking Twin Springs to compete against Graham (who I believe will be under or right around 500 kids at next numbers) and Tazwell (who is right near that 500 line) competing against places like Abingdon and Northside. in that scenario, if a school like Tazwell or Giles wins a 2A title, they've damn sure earned it lol
  10. 1 point
    Well for the most part Tennessee has had a rousing success to go ahead with their season and are only two weeks from completing it.
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    vtdavis4321

    The whacky WV football playoffs...

    Give WV credit. They tried and didn't cancel the season. If you were going to play football in the fall, you were going to have a clusterf. With Covid 19, that was a given. WV has done their best to meet the challenges of an ever changing virus that drops off, comes back, takes a rest, then returns hard, etc. Many fans would choose clusterf over no football at all. WV knew what it was doing. They knew the virus would cause issues and ebbs and flows, and that they would literally, by the week, have to make adjustments. I don't think they've done a bad job. I give em credit for trying. By the way, if you are a Bluefield Beaver, this season isn't a clusterf at all, lol. It's an opportunity for another state title, and the Beavers might just pull it off. I will always choose effort over simply throwing in the towel and just bailing out. Most would probably say that WV really messed this thing up and it wasn't pretty and they kind of failed. OK, that's fine. I still applaud the effort to give a go any day.
  12. 1 point
    I think its solved then. I've read this thread for arguments of 4 and 6. It seems like this discussion everywhere seems to have strong pro's and con's with 4 and 6. Like I wrote earlier, split the difference and go to 5 classes. 5 is easy. No change needed, you don't need a nickle and 1 penny (6 classes) and you don't need 4 pennies (4 classes), you just need a straight up ole nickle, lol. With 5, I still think it's good enough to where the playoffs and state titles are not devalued, and I think if you have 5, a team that was likely going to win a state title with 6 classes will still win it with 5 classes. Now, if you want some real cool stuff that will never happen again unfortunately because of money. Return the state championships back to the local schools. We used to rotate every 2 years when it was like this with the East getting 2 years of field and the West getting 2 years of home field, etc. Lets have those state title games back on the homefield's of Giles, Graham, Union, Richlands, or Rustburg, William Campbell, Riverheads, etc. Wishful thinking here.
  13. 1 point
    Wtf you keep quoting my posts. You can't keep quoting me then saying let it go lolol
  14. 1 point
    Absolutely on both accounts. But the VHSL has never been a shining beacon of common sense, so who knows how they'll decide streaming rules. In a year where teams have been CRUSHED financially and most local businesses are in no position to help out fundraising wise, letting teams run their own streaming operations seems to make so much sense. I don't know what agreements the VHSL has with streaming outlets like NFHS, but I don't believe they cover every game, esp in our area. If their prior obligations aren't gonna cover a game, let each school stream it and have them decide to paywall it or sell ads on a FB live or something. Or, leave it up to each respective district. Allow the SWD or M7 to determine how they'll handle streaming knowing it's super unlikely the state will allow full bleachers. If the M7 wants to give home teams first dibs or allow each school to run their own streams (which is pretty simple in 2020, you don't even really need announcers) and the SWD wants to do the opposite, let It happen in for this year only. But every school should be exploring streaming games regardless, it's too easy to do now to leave that potential revenue just out there.
  15. 1 point
    like Sasquatch said, if you're in any way competitive and you think you can win a game and not end up winless, you damn sure want that extra game to try, esp if it's not a playoff game but a year end OOC game scheduled against a team you would likely never see in the regular season.
  16. 1 point
    After reading opinions on here. My personal opinion is a 5A system with A 12 team playoff (top seed in region gets a bye) and teams not qualifying for the playoffs have an option of a plus one game against an opponent of similar skill level. Could be a rematch or somebody not on schedule.
  17. 1 point
    I wouldn't hate that. I do believe it's better to see the occasional bad team make playoffs over a very good team getting left out but if you wanted to keep the playoffs at 8/16 and allow non qualifiers to schedule an extra game, that seems like a good compromise.
  18. 1 point
    I say keep the plus 1. That way everybody geta to play an extra week and quality teams make the playoffs.
  19. 1 point
    Agree.... VA tried to give them the best chance to play at the time IMO but everyone bashed the governor for doing it.... WV is indeed a clusterf*ck
  20. 1 point
    It didn’t make a lick of sense then either. On very rare occasions, a school can overcome a 5x enrollment disparity. By matter of scale, it would be equivalent to putting T.C. Williams in the Southwest District. Once in a generation, you may be able to beat a school that size at something. But ethically, it’s a sham.
  21. 1 point
    But it isn't always transitive between states because some take the sport much more seriously and some states have huge cities that have gigantic talent pools. Illinois has more people than Georgia but GA football is miles ahead on the whole. I understand your point and it holds true if both states value the sport the same but football is becoming even more regional now. NY has a ton of people but they don't produce the talent that comparable Southern or even Midwest states trot out.
  22. 1 point
    Jags52

    Give me your opinion on rowdiness.

    Something about Bullitt Park that is just different when you walk through those gates around playoff time. It really is one of the best atmospheres I have been in. Watching a game there honestly feel like you are watching the most important game in the state. Coaching there feels like you are down 2 scores from the get go. I love it and hate is all at the same time. Gate City has best turn out I have ever seen for a small school. When you are walking out on the field for pregame and you look behind your own sideline and see nothing but blue.. that really makes you feel like you are in for a dog fight. Mitchell Stadium fells like you are playing at a college game but its so big I have a hard time believing it would be packed unless they are playing Richlands or Graham Honorable Mention for goes to Chilhowie. When they are good that is a very hostile environment
  23. 1 point
    Glad they do cause that's what it should be IMO....4 classes
  24. 1 point
    JDHoss

    Give me your opinion on rowdiness.

    Great VA atmospheres in no particular order past and present... * Bullitt Park (PV & Union) * Riggs Stadium (Appy) * 5 Star (Lee) * Legion (GC) * Lawson-Fitchco (JIB) * Ralph Cummins (Clintwood) * Richlands * Graham * Lebanon * Appomattox * Giles * Radford * Parry McClure * Hurley * Honaker * Carroll Dale (JJK) Out of state.... * Anderson Co (TN) Probably the best pregame entrance I've seen. * Greeneville * Dobyns-Bennett * Knox Fulton (TN) Players enter through the aisles in the stands. * Alcoa (TN) * Elizabethton (TN) * Maryville (TN) * Kingston (TN) * Gatlinburg-Pittman (TN) * Belfry (KY) * Bell Co (KY) * Dorman (SC) * Byrnes (SC) * Valdosta (GA) * Camden Co (GA) * Vero Beach (FL) Best atmosphere we've found in Florida so far. * Cocoa (FL)
  25. 1 point
    Oh but they didn't recruit when mance was there lol
  26. 1 point
    Just needs that time to recruit! lol He will have that program on top before it's over with.
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