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    Default Some School Officals Just Don't Get It.

    Back in the days of a freshman me and some fellow classmates approached our principal to see about getting a Football team at Deming started we had one last time in the 1930's, with Coach Curly Ellis, the principal said he would doubt if the board would approve another sport because of lack of interest, funny there 25 of us standing there in his office, sometime later I figured out he meant board members and alumni, said they would put their personel views above the students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilman
    Back in the days of a freshman me and some fellow classmates approached our principal to see about getting a Football team at Deming started we had one last time in the 1930's, with Coach Curly Ellis, the principal said he would doubt if the board would approve another sport because of lack of interest, funny there 25 of us standing there in his office, sometime later I figured out he meant board members and alumni, said they would put their personel views above the students.
    Pendleton went through that same thing a few years back. Group of students and parents there saying they would be supportive.

    Parents have worked hard in fundraisers to do their part.

    When the boys found out the amount of work that is required in two-a-days, offseason weightlifting and such, they began dropping like flies.

    They wanted to commit to the IDEA of playing football but not the work that is required to be a GOOD team.

    Presently, the boys have been suffering from lack of numbers.

    At the inception, the supporters said the troublemakers would quit making trouble for a chance to play football. THat didn't happen.

    At the inception, the supporters said boys failing classes wouldn't for a chance to play football. That didn't happen.

    We were told we could expect 70-80 kids to play football. That didn't happen.

    The varsity has consistently have to rely on frosh and sophomores that are undersized compared to upperclassman while on the field.

    The IDEA of playing football is a great one to young men. The actuality of the unbelievable HARD WORK 12 months a year, 52 weeks a year, 356 days per year is another thing totally to today's youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    Pendleton went through that same thing a few years back. Group of students and parents there saying they would be supportive.

    Parents have worked hard in fundraisers to do their part.

    When the boys found out the amount of work that is required in two-a-days, offseason weightlifting and such, they began dropping like flies.

    They wanted to commit to the IDEA of playing football but not the work that is required to be a GOOD team.

    Presently, the boys have been suffering from lack of numbers.

    At the inception, the supporters said the troublemakers would quit making trouble for a chance to play football. THat didn't happen.

    At the inception, the supporters said boys failing classes wouldn't for a chance to play football. That didn't happen.

    We were told we could expect 70-80 kids to play football. That didn't happen.

    The varsity has consistently have to rely on frosh and sophomores that are undersized compared to upperclassman while on the field.

    The IDEA of playing football is a great one to young men. The actuality of the unbelievable HARD WORK 12 months a year, 52 weeks a year, 356 days per year is another thing totally to today's youth.
    I thought back then it was a good idea and it may help "Boost" the basketball team, but as I look at the teams that once had a football team like Bracken County, and in the last few years they've been tryin' to build a program there,I felt like an extra sport here may help the kids out here and give them a alternative to basketball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    Pendleton went through that same thing a few years back. Group of students and parents there saying they would be supportive.

    Parents have worked hard in fundraisers to do their part.

    When the boys found out the amount of work that is required in two-a-days, offseason weightlifting and such, they began dropping like flies.

    They wanted to commit to the IDEA of playing football but not the work that is required to be a GOOD team.

    Presently, the boys have been suffering from lack of numbers.

    At the inception, the supporters said the troublemakers would quit making trouble for a chance to play football. THat didn't happen.

    At the inception, the supporters said boys failing classes wouldn't for a chance to play football. That didn't happen.

    We were told we could expect 70-80 kids to play football. That didn't happen.

    The varsity has consistently have to rely on frosh and sophomores that are undersized compared to upperclassman while on the field.

    The IDEA of playing football is a great one to young men. The actuality of the unbelievable HARD WORK 12 months a year, 52 weeks a year, 356 days per year is another thing totally to today's youth.

    That is what usually happens and that is what I tell the boys at our school that want football. The ones that talk about it would never make it through one practice of football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    HARD WORK 12 months a year, 52 weeks a year, 356 days per year is another thing totally to today's youth.
    That's the problem. PC is giving them days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    That's the problem. PC is giving them days off.
    He is accounting for the Dead Period.

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    IMO, Pendleton County has gotten the right person to build a program. Alot has to do with getting the right guy for the job. That is so tough to do. Especially tough if the view of the community is that football is just something to do until basketball season.