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    Monroe County 2015

    What does Monroe County need to do to improve in 2015? What do they need to keep doing to be successful? Remember, please be constructive.
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    I'm pretty sure the easiest answer would be to stay healthy this year.

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    They are going to be loaded from what I hear.

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    Game 1 of the season let the air out of their balloon and injuries kept the Falcons from ever blowing it back up.

    My guess is they are a dark horse in a really tough 2A West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofyours View Post
    They are going to be loaded from what I hear.
    They were supposed to be loaded last year, but got a rash of injuries at every position. I think if they can stay healthy, and anything would be healthier than last year, they'll surprise a lot of people in 2A.

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    Monroe comes back healthy and hungry. They have a complete new attitude and look. They were blessed by the Bushong family with a gift of new helmets! $16000.00 worth! The program purchased new uniforms, equipment and a facility upgrade. 2014 was a humbling season for the players, coaches and fans as well. The injury bug bit the county hard! After many surgeries, and a lot of rehabilitation we are back to great health. Now onto the program....the Falcons will have a new offensive scheme and coordinator and players that have devoted the off season to improving. Head coach John Pettet moves back to the defensive side where he is an absolute brutal opponent for any team. Look for Monroe to get back to smash mouth football rather than the rear and finess. Returning alumni offensive player Billy Joe Murphy ( UK offensive starter and most versatile SEC linemen) takes the reigns at Offensive coordinator assisted by Brad Crowe which coached at the college level. You can look for some new schemes and hard hitting from the Falcons which bring most positions back from three year starters. I look for great things from this group in 2a this year. They open up with the BowlingGreen Purples at the Rafferty Bowl followed by a Warren East, 4a Allen County, 5a Barren County, 4a Franklin-Simpson, 6a north Hardin. Only 2a schools are district then they close the season with 3a Wayne county. Tough schedule for a school that is dressing 48 players

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsyoung7 View Post
    Monroe comes back healthy and hungry. They have a complete new attitude and look. They were blessed by the Bushong family with a gift of new helmets! $16000.00 worth! The program purchased new uniforms, equipment and a facility upgrade. 2014 was a humbling season for the players, coaches and fans as well. The injury bug bit the county hard! After many surgeries, and a lot of rehabilitation we are back to great health. Now onto the program....the Falcons will have a new offensive scheme and coordinator and players that have devoted the off season to improving. Head coach John Pettet moves back to the defensive side where he is an absolute brutal opponent for any team. Look for Monroe to get back to smash mouth football rather than the rear and finess. Returning alumni offensive player Billy Joe Murphy ( UK offensive starter and most versatile SEC linemen) takes the reigns at Offensive coordinator assisted by Brad Crowe which coached at the college level. You can look for some new schemes and hard hitting from the Falcons which bring most positions back from three year starters. I look for great things from this group in 2a this year. They open up with the BowlingGreen Purples at the Rafferty Bowl followed by a Warren East, 4a Allen County, 5a Barren County, 4a Franklin-Simpson, 6a north Hardin. Only 2a schools are district then they close the season with 3a Wayne county. Tough schedule for a school that is dressing 48 players
    Brutal schedule. Good luck hope everyone stays healthy this season.

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    Tsyoung7,
    Really looking forward to the BGvMonroe game. Will be fun! If you guys can stay healthy, I think you're a tough out come 2A playoffs.

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    I think this will be the defining point for Monroe this year. If they can pull up there pants and play some football they will do really well in 2a this year. They have a tough schedule for the first half of the season and then it's a cakewalk through the district. I am so looking forward to playing BG and hopefully it does not destroy their motivation for the season. We keep telling these boys only 11 can play at a time. Bg's best 11 against our best 11!!!!

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    I don't think anyone really knows what Monroe will put on the field from the standpoint of SO many went down early last year and a new offensive coordinator leaves Coach Spader (BG D-Coordinator) with a tough task. The team with the best defense will win IMO. I would think it is important that Monroe doesn't go 3 and out early and often (as with any team really). Regardless, I think Monroe has a good year and is a definite sleeper in 2A.

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    I agree with every part of your post. Monroe has an enormous line. Two 6-7 guys. The smallest guy is our center and he is just a tough farm kid with more grit than 99% of the team. I would take ten of him and one speedster and have a heck of a time in football. Monroe's defensive line is also a tough nut to crack. The skilled positions are filled with three year staters...well two because all backs were out last season with injuries. The Qb is a three year starter and could actually be said he is a four year. Arnett is the little brother to Jackson Arnett who was as tough a Qb any school could want. His ball throwing abilities are far better than his older brother but he is not as big. Monroe stands a really good chance to smack some people this year. Going 2-8 last year was good for this program. These seniors have been tough since little league and I feel they are destined for great things...on and off the field!!!

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    How is their speed? How is their defense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnowNothing View Post
    How is their speed? How is their defense?
    I don't think anyone is going to mistake Monroe for a track team...but from what I have seen of them they have "good" speed. The key with Monroe is they are well coached and when you know where to be and when to be there your team speed looks better than your straight line speed.

    I have no skin in the Monroe County team..but I think they are going to be a solid squad on both sides of the ball with a lot of experience and depth. They are big up front, have guys at the skill spots who know their roles, and have a couple guys with play making ability. I think vast improvement from last season is certainty,, but I am not sure it is safe to go as far as calling them a team who will contend for a Title.

    The term "darkhorse" seems a perfect fit. I expect the Monroe County team who takes the field in September to still be a pretty vulnerable team... but if they can stay healthy come November when some people may be overlooking them I would be one bit surprised to see them string together some playoff wins.

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