Should Private Schools Have Their Own Playoff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    Boone County Schools don't care about football but that's not the title of this thread.
    No, the title of and the gist of the thread is one that has been discussed ad nauseum here. Those of us that don't think there should be separate playoffs for private schools have always maintained that most of the advantages people see the private schools having are a results of limitations that public schools and/or school systems have placed on themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Build a bigger building instead of 3 new schools.
    8k student school. Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    Boone County Schools don't care about football but that's not the title of this thread.
    Hmmm how so? Didn't one of the best High school and College and NFL players come out of Boone Co? Did they care then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    That's a rule they impose on themselves like higher academic standards, drug policies etc.
    So Boone County schools are at a competitive disadvantage? Thanks for agreeing

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    It's all just so unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo4343 View Post
    I disagree. There are numerous public schools in the mountains that have players that are from other counties, maybe other states coming and playing on these schools football team.
    Not just in the mountains. Lots of school districts accept out of district students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    But Boone County has a rule that you must play in the district you reside in. Does that not put them at a competitive disadvantage?
    So if a county decides to impose a rule on itself that others choose to not impose on themselves who is at fault?

    If Johnny knowingly drinks paint thinner and Jimmy knowingly drinks water then who is the fool?

    If I want to run a race against you but then stab my thigh with a knife does that mean that I have the right to impose that same poor decision upon you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    So Boone County schools are at a competitive disadvantage? Thanks for agreeing
    That they imposed on themselves. The KHSAA had nothing to do with it.

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    There are few ways to play for a HS out of YOUR District in Boone County and as a former Boone County resident here are some of the ways I have seen and been told about.

    1) Work for the Board of Education. If you work for the Board your child can go to any school of your choice, unlike you a tax paying citizen who has no choice in the matter Oh, you don't have to be a teacher, be a bus driver, work in the cafeteria, school aid, Janitor, lots of jobs you can have.

    2) Say what you want but think of Ms. Moss of Ryle then of Boone County

    3) I knew people who used other family address (all for non sports kids) to attend a different Boone County HS.

    4) Don't own a home, live in an apartment, you can move every year to a different school.

    The best idea and I have preached this for years, VOTE FOR BOARD MEMBERS WHO AGREE WITH YOU ON ISSUE THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU. ATTEND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, RUN FOR A BOARD SEAT IF YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU THINK IS FAIR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepRock01 View Post
    That they imposed on themselves. The KHSAA had nothing to do with it.
    Are they at a competitive disadvantage or not? That is the question

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    No, the title of and the gist of the thread is one that has been discussed ad nauseum here. Those of us that don't think there should be separate playoffs for private schools have always maintained that most of the advantages people see the private schools having are a results of limitations that public schools and/or school systems have placed on themselves.
    So public schools are at a competitive disadvantage! Thank you for answering my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Every family doesn't have the money or ability to move that one mile or pay tuition to Highlands.
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    Maybe some do, I'd venture to say most people don't sell the family home and move for four years. Those with plenty of $$$ may rent a place with a good address or maybe use the non-sense that is educational guardianship to make a kid look like they had a legal move.

    Most people just don't have the $$$ to just pack.up and move for football or basketball.
    If it means enough to get junior to that greener grass on the other side of the fence, I've found that parents will chose to do so. But that's their choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    But Boone County has a rule that you must play in the district you reside in. Does that not put them at a competitive disadvantage?
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    BTW since Boone County has no Independent school districts like Kenton and Campbell Co they do have a competitive advantage in all the non classified sports. All those Independent school districts and County school districts competing for kids and dividing all that talent while Boone Co has just those 4 massive 6A schools. Maybe there should be some rule against that?
    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    Are they at a competitive disadvantage or not? That is the question
    Sure, but it's a self-imposed one. Blame Boone Co. Schools and not the KHSAA. The KHSAA has regulatory power over sports, not how a school chooses to fill its hallways.

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    Current private schools competing in KHSAA football.

    1A
    Bethlehem
    Bishop Brossart
    Kentucky Country Day
    Louisville Holy Cross

    2A
    Christian Academy Louisville
    Covington Holy Cross
    DeSales
    Lexington Christian Academy
    Newport Central Catholic
    Owensboro Catholic

    3A
    Lexington Catholic

    5A
    Covington Catholic

    6A
    St. Xavier
    Trinity

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    Are they at a competitive disadvantage or not? That is the question
    They put themselves at one, framing the question to get the answer you want does not fully encapsulate the issue.

    I wasn't expecting my paint thinner example to hit so close home or be so accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKYFBALLFAN View Post
    So public schools are at a competitive disadvantage! Thank you for answering my question.
    No, only those that impose such restrictions.

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