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    Is anyone brave enough to speculate on who will petition to move up (besides Johnson Central)? Not just who you think it would benefit, who do you actually think will do it?

    Locally, I believe Greenwood will. They attempted to stay into 6A in the last alignment and without speculating as to what I am almost certain the reasons behind that were, nothing has really changed about their situation. If they wanted it then, wouldn't they want it now?

    I'm hopeful they will let us know who requested to move up and to where after the February 21st deadline. I don't want to wait until April to find out with the actual draft alignment.

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    Ohio County and Apollo, travel to Daviess, Muhlenberg much closer than to Graves, Christian and Hoptown.
    Make a nice 4 team district of current 3rd region foes, all traditional rivals who carry over basketball and baseball feuds to the gridiron.
    McCracken really throws a fly into the ointment in 6A, they aren't close to anyone and aren't in the same region as any bigger schools now that Marshall has dropped.
    Just let them all play at large and rank them afterwards for playoff seedings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Is anyone brave enough to speculate on who will petition to move up (besides Johnson Central)?
    Locally, I believe Greenwood will. They attempted to stay into 6A in the last alignment and without speculating as to what I am almost certain the reasons behind that were, nothing has really changed about their situation. If they wanted it then, wouldn't they want it now?.
    Completely new coaching staff may not want it, but it may not be their decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    I agree. Matney is scared to death of those NK teams. Cant beat them.
    3-3 vs. CovCath, even though they have been owned by them the past two seasons. They have not, and will not, beat or compete with those teams again until the playbook expands past 3 plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Football Fan View Post
    Where is Johnson Central going to go in 5A? There isnt a 5A team within 3 hours of them. They are stuck.
    Actually several teams are located within a more reasonable distance based off of driving time and not mileage. Perry Central, Letcher Central, North and South Laurel are easier to get to and it takes the same, if not less, amount of time to get to in comparison to their current district with the exeption of Ashland.

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    Ive been a few times.
    3 hour trip from Laurel Co to Johnson Co. Would have to be terrible trip for kids and parents, it was for me and I was in a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Ive been a few times.
    3 hour trip from Laurel Co to Johnson Co. Would have to be terrible trip for kids and parents, it was for me and I was in a car.
    Definitely. Mapquest says its a 2:40 minute trip so a bus would be more, like you said. The good part is the roads are good. The bad part is that its a really long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Ive been a few times.
    3 hour trip from Laurel Co to Johnson Co. Would have to be terrible trip for kids and parents, it was for me and I was in a car.
    I agree but with the expansion of the Mountain Parkway coming in the near future, maybe it will open up a lot of new potential district arrangements and not leave JC out in the boondocks. Several years ago they were in a district with Woodford Co. and Bryan Station. I see no legitimate reason why the locations I have mentioned would be an issue when compared to where they have been in the past. Ultimately, the KHSAA has the final say and all teams will be where the KHSAA wants them to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cavalier View Post
    Actually several teams are located within a more reasonable distance based off of driving time and not mileage. Perry Central, Letcher Central, North and South Laurel are easier to get to and it takes the same, if not less, amount of time to get to in comparison to their current district with the exeption of Ashland.
    But you're making the assumption that PCC and LCC play up to 5A. That may or may my be a leap at this point. LCC played up last time but PCC was aligned in 5A. With both in 4A they may stay put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    But you're making the assumption that PCC and LCC play up to 5A. That may or may my be a leap at this point. LCC played up last time but PCC was aligned in 5A. With both in 4A they may stay put.
    So if Perry and Letcher stay and play in Clay, Knox, Letcher, Perry dist. Then does JC stay and play them or try to go to 5A and drive 3 hours to play a team so they can avoid a NKY team in the playoffs. From all the stuff about Matney I have read or heard, it wouldnt shock me to see him try to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    So if Perry and Letcher stay and play in Clay, Knox, Letcher, Perry dist. Then does JC stay and play them or try to go to 5A and drive 3 hours to play a team so they can avoid a NKY team in the playoffs. From all the stuff about Matney I have read or heard, it wouldnt shock me to see him try to do that.
    If those teams stay, maybe JC will stay down and keep their current district. We all are just throwing out hypotheticals here anyways. What has always been a head scratcher since the last alignment was why Highlands, CCHS and JC all put into R4? It forced each of those schools to drive through the heart of R3 to meet each other, adding at least an extra 3-4 hours onto their total drive time to and from the game. Some say it was because the lack of 4A teams in Johnson Central's southern quadrant and the ones looking for a conspiracy will say it is because JC is being black balled. If those teams that were mentioned (Perry, Letcher, Clay, Knox) increase the total amount of teams in close proximity, I don't know why you would fight your current classification. If Perry and Letcher petition to remain up in 5A, why would you not try to move up to play those teams within an hourís drive.

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    So, the deadline for these teams to declare their intentions has passed (last Friday, Feb. 21st was the last day). Beyond when they release the draft alignment at the April board meeting, we don't know when we will find out what teams decided to play up, if it will be before then. Are there any teams out there that anyone can CONFIRM requested to play up? Not speculation, mind you, that you know 100%?

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    I really do miss Mr. Fosko on a long thread about realignment!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideJunkie View Post
    I really do miss Mr. Fosko on a long thread about realignment!!!!

    1st region misses him more than words can say. His coverage of region 1 sports was awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    So, the deadline for these teams to declare their intentions has passed (last Friday, Feb. 21st was the last day). Beyond when they release the draft alignment at the April board meeting, we don't know when we will find out what teams decided to play up, if it will be before then. Are there any teams out there that anyone can CONFIRM requested to play up? Not speculation, mind you, that you know 100%?
    My speculation is this will be a nightmare of a can of worms the KHSAA will wish they did not open. They are going to have to pick and choose who they allow to move up and who they don't. It is impossible to do this in a reasonable, fair manner. They should have left well enough alone.

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    Decisions have already been made and should be released and possibly by tomorrow.

    Hearing that Highlands and Cov. Cath. to 5A and some rumblings of Cooper and Conner making jump to 6A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by letabrotherspeak View Post
    Decisions have already been made and should be released and possibly by tomorrow.

    Hearing that Highlands and Cov. Cath. to 5A and some rumblings of Cooper and Conner making jump to 6A.
    Wow...KHSAA never moves that fast. I will be shocked if something pops up on my email tomorrow, but.....you never know!

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    I only say tomorrow because the word was that it would be released at the end of February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by letabrotherspeak View Post
    Decisions have already been made and should be released and possibly by tomorrow.

    Hearing that Highlands and Cov. Cath. to 5A and some rumblings of Cooper and Conner making jump to 6A.
    While I can see CCH moving up to 5A and maybe Highlands, that was mostly predicated on the fact that they would end up in an area geographically close to other 5A teams. If Cooper and/or Conner move up, who is left around N Ky (Scott I know) to play? South Oldham? Just not sure which is why I'm asking.
    Also, per the intent, when someone moves up, someone has to move down. Who in 5A moves down to 4A to accommodate CCH and Highlands and who in 6A moves down to 5A to accommodate Cooper and Conner?