Attendance, is it up or down from last year in Bowling Green and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom 5497 View Post
    OK, you are making way to much sense! By the way, who ever teaches form tackling for Raceland should make an instructional video, they would make a fortune. As I said in the State Championship post, they are by far the best tacking team I have seen in ages. BW only broke one tackle during the game that I can recall. Going to have to travel down the AA to see a home Rams game next year, your team made a fan out of me.
    You want to talk to Coach Mark Lewis, 33 years (or so) coaching. He coached at Ironton Ohio when they went to the State Championship game several times and won two. Raceland was lucky to get him after he retired from Ohio was looking for an out of state job. He is the Defensive Coordinator and a coach any program would love to have.

    I hope you can make down the AA and see a game. Raceland has a very good atmosphere. You will love it.

    Thanks for your compliments of the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post


    1A - 7,103 up 2,868

    2A - 7,398 up 2,229

    3A - 11,234 up 6,062

    4A - 6,624 up 266

    5A - 10,546 up 4,194

    6A
    That is a total of 15,620 higher than last year in BG.

    Great turnouts.

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    I just checked Ohio attendance. They moved their championships from Columbus back to Stark County and played all in the Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. For years, they alternated the games between Canton and Massillon.

    Their total attendance for 7 games was up by 6,071 from last year and averaged 8,786.

    KY has averaged 8,581. If 6A can have 9,811 KY will have a higher average than Ohio and if they get 18,597, Ky would outdraw OH with 6 games vs OH's 7.

    Not bad for a state that is not known for their football vs a state that claims to be one of the top 5 nationally in HS Football.

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    Was Kentucky playing when the JC/Franklin Simpson game was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bac2369 View Post
    Was Kentucky playing when the JC/Franklin Simpson game was?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Yes
    I think its possible that could be why.

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    So the moral of the thread is that it makes perfect sense to have the Championship games in Lexington. That's been my feeling for years, I just haven't been vocal about it.

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    Newness factor, proximity and great weather are all factors.

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    Final numbers:

    1A - 7,103 up 2,868

    2A - 7,398 up 2,229

    3A - 11,234 up 6,062

    4A - 6,624 up 266

    5A - 10,546 up 4,194

    6A - 9,791 up 2,538

    Total = 52,696 up 18,158

    Average = 8,782.66 up 3,026.33

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    Would attendance improve it they played the 6A on another day besides Sunday? Some people go to church on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTSIDE View Post
    Would attendance improve it they played the 6A on another day besides Sunday? Some people go to church on that day.
    I'm not a fan of Sunday games. I think three Friday and three Saturday is the best plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'm not a fan of Sunday games. I think three Friday and three Saturday is the best plan.
    Considering who 6A is expected to be most years, I'd think there was a lack of foresight scheduling 6A on Sunday like they did.

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    Great Weather, a few "Local" teams, Furthest away teams having rabid fan bases that would drive to Panama to see their teams play and new location were a perfect storm as far as attendance this year.

    Lexington is probably as central a location as you can get in an oblong state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Considering who 6A is expected to be most years, I'd think there was a lack of foresight scheduling 6A on Sunday like they did.
    Catholics can always hit the Saturday evening service. So it may have been done with lots of foresight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    Catholics can always hit the Saturday evening service. So it may have been done with lots of foresight.
    Could be.

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