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    Default The "Harlan Green Dragons" will win this season!

    I have been reading several posts about the "Harlan Green Dragons". As I understand it, the Dragons have had some players to quit, some who have transferred to Harlan County and have a very small senior class. This alone is enough to disrupt any team. To say that the remaining young men at HHS might go winless is very unfair to the ones out there who give every thing they have in them to get a win. Every single one of those guys are winners already because they choose to stay and gut it out and not quit. I am proud of those guys on Green Dragon football team. It's nice to know the Green Dragon coaches are showing their young men how to over come adversity no matter what the odds are and that they can and will win no matter how small their school is or how many transfers they have had or how small they are in numbers. They will win because there is no quit in a handful of guys who has decided that no matter what the odds are, I am staying, I will work hard and we will win! So my hat's off to you, young men of HHS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRider View Post
    I have been reading several posts about the "Harlan Green Dragons". As I understand it, the Dragons have had some players to quit, some who have transferred to Harlan County and have a very small senior class. This alone is enough to disrupt any team. To say that the remaining young men at HHS might go winless is very unfair to the ones out there who give every thing they have in them to get a win. Every single one of those guys are winners already because they choose to stay and gut it out and not quit. I am proud of those guys on Green Dragon football team. It's nice to know the Green Dragon coaches are showing their young men how to over come adversity no matter what the odds are and that they can and will win no matter how small their school is or how many transfers they have had or how small they are in numbers. They will win because there is no quit in a handful of guys who has decided that no matter what the odds are, I am staying, I will work hard and we will win! So my hat's off to you, young men of HHS!
    Great post following all of the negativity. They need a spark and it could start with our support.

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    Before I ask this question, I am not being negative toward Harlan. I'm just curious....How many have transferred to Harlan County from HHS?

    I just honestly didn't realize there were that many players on HC's team that were from Harlan.

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    Most are freshman and soph but if they had stayed they would be soph and jr, C Taylor, S Dozier, J Brewer, R Ison, T Napier, D Hensley, F Robinette (not playing at HC but transfered) thats seven and there are at least 3-4 that are still playing for NH. While most of these kids transfered 2-3 years ago at the time they were in the middle school program at HHS, and losses like this IMO are not overcome in a small school setting.

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    Good Luck to the Green Dragons, their schedule has not been too easy on them either thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRider View Post
    I have been reading several posts about the "Harlan Green Dragons". As I understand it, the Dragons have had some players to quit, some who have transferred to Harlan County and have a very small senior class. This alone is enough to disrupt any team. To say that the remaining young men at HHS might go winless is very unfair to the ones out there who give every thing they have in them to get a win. Every single one of those guys are winners already because they choose to stay and gut it out and not quit. I am proud of those guys on Green Dragon football team. It's nice to know the Green Dragon coaches are showing their young men how to over come adversity no matter what the odds are and that they can and will win no matter how small their school is or how many transfers they have had or how small they are in numbers. They will win because there is no quit in a handful of guys who has decided that no matter what the odds are, I am staying, I will work hard and we will win! So my hat's off to you, young men of HHS!
    Welcome to the site, and be sure to check out the link below:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3wishes View Post
    Good Luck to the Green Dragons, their schedule has not been too easy on them either thus far.
    Classy 3W. I've read many of your posts and realize you are a big Bears supporter. We are all Harlan Countians and can have 2 schools. I was a Trojan and my son is a Dragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayshore Drive View Post
    Most are freshman and soph but if they had stayed they would be soph and jr, C Taylor, S Dozier, J Brewer, R Ison, T Napier, D Hensley, F Robinette (not playing at HC but transfered) thats seven and there are at least 3-4 that are still playing for NH. While most of these kids transfered 2-3 years ago at the time they were in the middle school program at HHS, and losses like this IMO are not overcome in a small school setting.
    Do any transfers ever go the "other" way... ie from Harlan County to Harlan City? If so, then it would be a wash, if not, it might be an advantage to some degree.. And why do they transfer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegirl View Post
    Do any transfers ever go the "other" way... ie from Harlan County to Harlan City? If so, then it would be a wash, if not, it might be an advantage to some degree.. And why do they transfer?
    I would venture to say that there is a larger percentage of "county" kids @ HHS than there are "Harlan" kids @ HCHS.

    They transfer for various reasons. Most of the transfers mentioned in the earlier post already lived in the county school district...and some of them attended county schools before they ever went to Harlan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostRider View Post
    I have been reading several posts about the "Harlan Green Dragons". As I understand it, the Dragons have had some players to quit, some who have transferred to Harlan County and have a very small senior class. This alone is enough to disrupt any team. To say that the remaining young men at HHS might go winless is very unfair to the ones out there who give every thing they have in them to get a win. Every single one of those guys are winners already because they choose to stay and gut it out and not quit. I am proud of those guys on Green Dragon football team. It's nice to know the Green Dragon coaches are showing their young men how to over come adversity no matter what the odds are and that they can and will win no matter how small their school is or how many transfers they have had or how small they are in numbers. They will win because there is no quit in a handful of guys who has decided that no matter what the odds are, I am staying, I will work hard and we will win! So my hat's off to you, young men of HHS!
    Great post GhostRider! You are 100% correct when you say those kids are already winners and I think people of every community should realize that about the kids who play any sport for their school/communuty because these are the kids putting in the time and being constructive with their lives. So, I to applaude those young men of the Green Dragon football team and say hold your heads up high and keep working hard. You are already winners and you will be better young men for your efforts!

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    Most of the boys you mentioned in your post left HISD 4 years ago and they live in the HCHS district. I know some only went to HISD for 1 or 2 years before going to the county. If I remember correctly, they were in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.GO BEARS

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    Dont worry about anything in Harlan u should end up finsihing second in the district. We all know that the district they play in should we say " Is not as strong as it has been ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayshore Drive View Post
    Most are freshman and soph but if they had stayed they would be soph and jr, C Taylor, S Dozier, J Brewer, R Ison, T Napier, D Hensley, F Robinette (not playing at HC but transfered) thats seven and there are at least 3-4 that are still playing for NH. While most of these kids transfered 2-3 years ago at the time they were in the middle school program at HHS, and losses like this IMO are not overcome in a small school setting.
    Could you elaborate on why all those kids left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum P. I. View Post
    Dont worry about anything in Harlan u should end up finsihing second in the district. We all know that the district they play in should we say " Is not as strong as it has been ".
    A win for us would be a blessing and give a little confidence to these young men regardless of how strong the district is or ever was. The thread is entitled "The Harlan Green Dragons" will win this season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayshore Drive View Post
    Most are freshman and soph but if they had stayed they would be soph and jr, C Taylor, S Dozier, J Brewer, R Ison, T Napier, D Hensley, F Robinette (not playing at HC but transfered) thats seven and there are at least 3-4 that are still playing for NH. While most of these kids transfered 2-3 years ago at the time they were in the middle school program at HHS, and losses like this IMO are not overcome in a small school setting.
    I'm not against Harlan (City) in any way, but why would people still be bringing these kids up when they transferred 4-5 years ago? They transferred in 6th grade, and now they are freshman and sophomores.

    I hate to say this, but it was the administrations own fault because they will not allow players to hold back and be eligible.

    Nonetheless, I would like to see the Green Dragons do well this season, and from what I can tell, they can still get a home playoff game. Good luck to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cawoodball player View Post
    I'm not against Harlan (City) in any way, but why would people still be bringing these kids up when they transferred 4-5 years ago? They transferred in 6th grade, and now they are freshman and sophomores.

    I hate to say this, but it was the administrations own fault because they will not allow players to hold back and be eligible.

    Nonetheless, I would like to see the Green Dragons do well this season, and from what I can tell, they can still get a home playoff game. Good luck to them.
    For at least the fourth time, people have asked why the HHS program was down to the degree that it is, that is why I brought it up, it does matter when you loose 8-10 players in two grade levels, most certainly in class A schools. I agree that it is the fault of some in the administration, not all. I also stand by my reasoning that it matters not that they lived in the county district or in France they were students and athletes for the programs of HISD.

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    Small schools seem to be up and down. Harlan is in a down cycle but I would expect this to reverse it self in the near future. Coach Donahue is a good coach and a better man. The dragons will roar again in the near future.

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    Well I hope they can win atleast one game this year.... but I'll believe it when I see it. Prove me wrong guys.

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    As I've said before, those guys would have had little impact on Harlan this season. Harlan would still be 0-3. The addition of Hill and Cole, and probably some others, more than made up for the losses of some younger players. This was destined for many years to be a down season.

    I don't mean that as a shot at Harlan. Cawood, Cumberland and Evarts have gone through similar seasons in recent years.

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    I do agree that they still might be 0-3 but they would not have been getting blown out of games, but I disagree that any of those mentioned would not have played a major role in this team being a great deal better. Harlan's biggest problem IMO is that they have no one with breakaway speed, for one C Taylor and R Ison would give you two threats to take it to the house. I would also point out that Dozier, Brewer, and Napier would give you a lot of value in the rotation on Defense. I think that most followers of the Dragons saw down the road that this team would have its hands full to have a shot at the district, so keep playing and practice hard things will get better, they always seem to work themselves out.