Covington Holy Cross 2017

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    Covington Holy Cross 2017

    What does Holy Cross need to do to improve in 2017? What do they need to keep doing to be successful? Remember, please be constructive.
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    I heard they might not have enough to field a team.

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    19 underclassmen listed on their 2016 roster, including freshmen on the roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    19 underclassmen listed on their 2016 roster, including freshmen on the roster.
    I heard a couple transferred.

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    If they do have a team they will probably be down this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    If they do have a team they will probably be down this year.
    That is expected after losing 21 seniors and their star players.

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    Holy Cross will definately have a team. They also lost a large number of seniors. Unfortunately, this causes some panic with underclassman and yes we did have a transfer. The year after HC won the state championship, they went 1-9. Sometimes kids struggle with knowing that they will be on a team that's down. Great one year and down the next. It's unfortunate, but likely part of small school athletics. Holy Cross Football celebrates a 20 year anniversary next year. It will be a special year of celebration for this young program. Players need to talk with their buddies walking the halls to get some kids on the field. Believe it or not, last year we had several linemen that didn't play football until Sophmore year. Those kids ended up having a fantastic football career. Sometimes those 1-9 teams are the teams that help create the best memories. Nothing to lose, just go out and have fun playing football. That is likely what will happen next year.

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    For those who go out for the team, the good news is you should get playing time.

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    Is there a specific reason for the small number of players? Or, is that expected at Holy Cross?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Is there a specific reason for the small number of players? Or, is that expected at Holy Cross?
    Graduated around 20 plus Seniors. Around 20 kids rerurning counting kids that where Freshman and 8th graders.

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    "Those who stay will be champions."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justamom2 View Post
    Holy Cross will definately have a team. They also lost a large number of seniors. Unfortunately, this causes some panic with underclassman and yes we did have a transfer. The year after HC won the state championship, they went 1-9. Sometimes kids struggle with knowing that they will be on a team that's down. Great one year and down the next. It's unfortunate, but likely part of small school athletics. Holy Cross Football celebrates a 20 year anniversary next year. It will be a special year of celebration for this young program. Players need to talk with their buddies walking the halls to get some kids on the field. Believe it or not, last year we had several linemen that didn't play football until Sophmore year. Those kids ended up having a fantastic football career. Sometimes those 1-9 teams are the teams that help create the best memories. Nothing to lose, just go out and have fun playing football. That is likely what will happen next year.
    Love this post. Kids and parents sometimes don't know how to handle a down year. They get down and think it's not worth playing this season. Worse, some may decide to jump ship and go elsewhere. But there is a lot to be said about taking pride in your school and your teammates and giving it your best when times are tough.

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    As I understand it there has been a mass-exodus among the Holy Cross coaching staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobber Knocker View Post
    As I understand it there has been a mass-exodus among the Holy Cross coaching staff.
    Their coaching staff is going to look VERY different in 2017.

    I know for a fact that their offensive coordinator is coaching at Holmes now. I think there's a very specific statement being made when a program's OC leaves after being a few yards short of a trip to the state finals so he can coach for your crosstown rival.

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