We’re talking a 2023 start date, so that’s a projection. Our population isn’t exactly growing.
Ahhh. Seems kinda pointless to just consider grades 9-11 when you could easily count grades 9-12 and just add 1/3 back. My mistake, and apologies.
Just when the VHSL starts making a little sense, they go and do something brainless like this. Honestly, the system we have now really isn’t that broken. Just stop the VHSL moles from leaking info to central VA school districts, and it works out well.
This would carve up a bunch of districts and pretty heavily screw some of our mid-sized 2A schools (Ridgeview, Battle, Marion, etc). With those numbers, Graham and Lebanon probably fall to 1A, and Tazewell will be AWFULLY close to the cut line. Richlands is 2A easily, but playing against some schools nearly twice their size. The solution would be having mixed districts or combining schools into a hodgepodge (like the early 2010s MED).
Could have a SWD-lite with Graham, Tazewell, Lebanon, Grundy, Patrick Henry, George Wythe.
Graham would easily be 2A with 510 students. However, it would bump schools like Chilhowie, Patrick Henry, George Wythe, Grundy, and Eastside to 2A. And thank goodness, Riverheads.
Note the cutoff for 3A being 1199. Note that Charlottesville, Monticello, and Western Albemarle are juuuuuuust below that cutoff. Hmmm...
Alrighty. Thomas Jefferson lived until 1826, so what then?
Honestly, there’s no reason a split like this can’t happen:
The numbers won’t be even, but it makes more competitive sense than what we see now. It will also screw a few of the “line straddlers” in Central VA that get early info from the VHSL.
I’m just spitballin’ here, but didn’t (1) Drago lose that fight and slip into disgrace and (2) Rocky get irreversible Parkinson’s-like brain damage from the fight referenced in your avatar?
But it’s all good. 39-30 homes.
We have multiple schools, including a governor’s magnet school, named after a bunch of slaveholders. Where do we draw the line.
Would love to see Giles get back to form and punk Riverheads.
Graham has had some coaches in the past that weren’t faculty. Rare, but it has happened.
Correct. Resigned as a teacher and as AD, will remain the football coach.
Georgia State was actually a bowl team last year. People forget that. ODU finished 4-8 in 2018. The ODU loss was quantifiably worse.
At least UT has won a natty...
I’d be willing to bet that you don’t have an MPH in Epidemiology, either. That makes your opinions on the topic about the same as everyone else’s. Why leftists get so butthurt when people use objective data to disagree with them, God only knows.
As for recruiting, anyone with a computer and 4th grade math skills can track this stuff. It’s not exactly neuroscience. Not my fault that objective data pretty clearly shows exactly the point Sixcat was trying to prove.
No, his perspective’s pretty darned timely and accurate.
Let’s use Maury as an example, since you brought them up. Maury did produce the #3 player in VA, KeAndre Lambert, who is a legitimate stud WR (and a Penn State commit). Maury also produced the #18 player in VA, Darian Varner, who projects as a DT (but is plenty undersized for that position at 6’1”, 250). He chose Temple, where he may crack the starting rotation if he can put some muscle on. The others of that “6 or 7 going D1” group are 2* guys going the FCS route (only 1 of them has committed, and that’s to Coastal Carolina). Aside from Lambert, that’s not really bolstering your argument much.
Here are the area codes of the top players in Virginia:
(3) 757 [Maury]
(7) 757 [Portsmouth]
(8) 757 [Virginia Beach]
(12) 757 [Virginia Beach]
(18) 757 [Maury]
(19) 757 [Virginia Beach]
(22) 757 [Portsmouth]
(24) 757 [Virginia Beach]
(29) 757 [Chesapeake]
(30) 757 [Virginia Beach]
So, let’s recap. 10 players from the “757” in the Virginia Top 30 for 2020. Half of them are from Virginia Beach. NOVA is killing the “757”, the Beach included. Take out strictly Beach kids, and the “804” is killing them too. And that doesn’t include some really wonky assessments (Darian Varner at #18 is just bizarre).
TL;DR: The old gray mare known as the 757 ain’t what she used to be.
As to point 1, you apparently forgot your loss in Norfolk in 2018. The Commonwealth’s premier football program sure can’t say that about ODU...
As to point 2, WHOOSH!
If preseason polls determined the actual winners, Duke would have 25 national titles in basketball.
The issue as I see it is that the VHSL is the sanctioning body for Virginia high school athletics. Theoretically, school districts could band together and enact guidelines that run contrary to the VHSL’s stated policy. However, if they do, the games would not only not count for any official tally, but could also lead to some sort of penalties from the VHSL for violating their policies/procedures. I could see the VHSL forcing a program to suspend operations for year(s) should they choose to buck the VHSL.
That’s apart from the liability issue, which would be financially devastating if a school district went against the VHSL and had an athlete become ill.
The lede has been buried in all these stories. It pretty much states that there will be no football so long as we’re in Phase III (so long as Northam doesn’t grant some exemption).
I hope and pray Babcock has the lack of sense to hire Shane Beamer after Fuente is fired in 2022.
(1) Fuente has the personality of a tire iron and can be abrasive in certain settings.
(2) Fuente’s not made himself and his staff particularly available to the 757, and he’s openly flaunted this #TX2VT crap that’s falling like an anvil.
(3) Kids aren’t happy and are transferring out by the dozens, and that reputation moves fast.
Phase 3 begins on 7/1. We’re on the right track...
Now this one has some legs, should (1) VA have an abbreviated season / no season and (2) WV/TN have full seasons.
UVA is completely full at the inn, so it’s bogus. We have had very, very little turnover under Mendenhall. We had 1 spot open up this season (Vic So’oto), and it was pretty quickly filled (Clint Sintim). And we’re not Alabama, who employees every ex head coach coming and going in some fraudulent “assistant” role.
Barbecue joint, on State Street (TN side).
If Delta Blues would fix their thoroughly mediocre mac and cheese, that would be close to it...
About 1:45. And yes, Hooters > BWW. Their wings are overrated, don’t get me wrong, but they’re palatable.