Should Highlands request to play up in 5A for the 2019-2022 Football Seasons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtraIce View Post
    With this logic they need to play in 6A. Why play in the lower 5A class if the best challenge is 6A. You make it sound like playing in 4A is beneath Highlands.

    This should not be about the "we play up" ego.

    Both the players and coaches should be given the best opportunity to succeed against schools their size around the state. They should schedule 5A and 6A schools thru the season to get them ready for the 4A tournament.
    Would you feel the same way if it was Covington Catholic that was in this position? Highlands football does themselves no good playing in a district that includes Holmes, Harrison County, Bourbon County, Scott or whomever else is in that district. It hurts the gate number one and creates a lot of travel to play district football games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XtraIce View Post
    With this logic they need to play in 6A. Why play in the lower 5A class if the best challenge is 6A. You make it sound like playing in 4A is beneath Highlands.

    This should not be about the "we play up" ego.

    Both the players and coaches should be given the best opportunity to succeed against schools their size around the state. They should schedule 5A and 6A schools thru the season to get them ready for the 4A tournament.
    I would bet there are a bunch of Highlands fans who would like to play up to 6A but the KHSAA only allows you to play up on class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Would you feel the same way if it was Covington Catholic that was in this position? Highlands football does themselves no good playing in a district that includes Holmes, Harrison County, Bourbon County, Scott or whomever else is in that district. It hurts the gate number one and creates a lot of travel to play district football games.
    This is different logic for playing 5A from your previous post I commented on. When I read your previous post I felt you meant HHS needed to be challenged and 4A was not good enough. Now you reason that its the money and a CCH thing.

    You can still schedule CCH and play them once like the last few years. In the past they had to travel greater distance to find teams that would play them. Now they are playing teams around NKY and the gates are better. I do not see this changing as long as the current coaching staff is in charge.

    I still stand by the need to put the players and coaches first and play in the class their male student population supports.

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    For me, the sole deciding factor between 4a & 5a would be the district.
    Looking for a balance considering travel and competition. Shorter travel and strong competition.
    After that, it doesn't really matter which class.
    Their non-district schedule will still be scheduled against the teams that challenge them and prepare for the post season.
    The road to state in either class won't be a cake walk.

    If the above is about the same in 4a and 5a, then let ego take the 5a route.

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    Is CovCath a significant factor?

    I remember a few years back when there was talk of HHS and CCH being in different classes. At that time, it would have appeared that the road to a state championship would have been easier for the Colonels without Highlands in the way. I was glad they remained in the same class. A state championship that doesn’t go through Highlands in some way doesn’t feel right. I’d imagine there is similar thought among Highlands folk.

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    This whole thread is a waste of breathe, Highlands is NOT going to drop back down to their Class 4A size. You think there is an uproar in Caketown right now let them do that and they will have to call the riot police in.

    I like the juicier threads...you know As The World Turns around Ft Thomas type threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    This whole thread is a waste of breathe, Highlands is NOT going to drop back down to their Class 4A size. You think there is an uproar in Caketown right now let them do that and they will have to call the riot police in.

    I like the juicier threads...you know As The World Turns around Ft Thomas type threads.


    Too many people get their feelings hurt...

    Plus it requires too much maintenance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    This whole thread is a waste of breathe, Highlands is NOT going to drop back down to their Class 4A size. You think there is an uproar in Caketown right now let them do that and they will have to call the riot police in.

    I like the juicier threads...you know As The World Turns around Ft Thomas type threads.
    Don't be so sure on them moving to 5A. As of right now, they are in 4A starting in 2019. The school has an interim principal, an AD that I am not sure really knows how or what to do and a head coach that found himself on the hot seat.

    The better question in all of this might be who within the school system will be in charge of making this decision? At the end of the day, it does not matter what anyone in the community thinks or wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Don't be so sure on them moving to 5A. As of right now, they are in 4A starting in 2019. The school has an interim principal, an AD that I am not sure really knows how or what to do and a head coach that found himself on the hot seat.

    The better question in all of this might be who within the school system will be in charge of making this decision? At the end of the day, it does not matter what anyone in the community thinks or wants.
    That is the million dollar question. Who is in charge of making the decision so that when (okay Highlands fans, if) it doesn't go right we all know who should be fired.

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    For me the AD should already be gone after the recent dog and pony show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    That is the million dollar question. Who is in charge of making the decision so that when (okay Highlands fans, if) it doesn't go right we all know who should be fired.
    I truly believe that the 3 people I mentioned are the ultimate decision makers in this entire process. I would assume that the 3 of them will put their heads together and come up with what they feel is best for the program. Not sure of the exact steps that need to be taken as far as petitioning to play up and/or what the deadline is to do so.

    As for firing someone, not sure that will need to be done at least as it concerns the principal who again is serving on an interim basis for one year. I for one do not want the AD to make any decisions of this magnitude for any of the programs. Have to believe that BW is going to be the "final" decision maker in this entire process all things considered. Perhaps the Super will have to sign off on whatever the ultimate determination is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    I truly believe that the 3 people I mentioned are the ultimate decision makers in this entire process. I would assume that the 3 of them will put their heads together and come up with what they feel is best for the program. Not sure of the exact steps that need to be taken as far as petitioning to play up and/or what the deadline is to do so.

    As for firing someone, not sure that will need to be done at least as it concerns the principal who again is serving on an interim basis for one year. I for one do not want the AD to make any decisions of this magnitude for any of the programs. Have to believe that BW is going to be the "final" decision maker in this entire process all things considered. Perhaps the Super will have to sign off on whatever the ultimate determination is.
    Considering all that has gone on at Highlands I think the decision should be made by the Superintendent and Coach Weinrich.

    Additionally, each of them should be held accountable with losing their job if it doesn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Considering all that has gone on at Highlands I think the decision should be made by the Superintendent and Coach Weinrich.

    Additionally, each of them should be held accountable with losing their job if it doesn't work out.
    I think you have summed all of this up in a nutshell and if it doesn’t work out others will go down with them by default.

    One has to believe this Superintendent didn’t think she was going to get a free pass just because she didn’t know any better or didn’t realize that the football program meant so much to the well being of the community and school district. She can’t be that naive can she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Considering all that has gone on at Highlands I think the decision should be made by the Superintendent and Coach Weinrich.

    Additionally, each of them should be held accountable with losing their job if it doesn't work out.
    FT Thomas has just been named the best school district in the state of KY and in the top 1% in the nation and you want a Superintendent to lose her job over a football team???? Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Considering all that has gone on at Highlands I think the decision should be made by the Superintendent and Coach Weinrich.

    Additionally, each of them should be held accountable with losing their job if it doesn't work out.
    Define doesnt work out?

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