Six Classes Voted In Today

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    The issues among the coaches and schools appear to be boiled down to some/many of the following:

    Struggling programs are at a disadvantage. They do not make the playoffs and their season is over after 10 games. Their competition does make the playoffs which means more revenue, more practice time for underclassmen, and more exposure for the players.

    I say if the initial 6-class plan is seriously being considered, they might as well let every team in the playoffs as Indiana does. That eliminates the perceived advantages.
    Then you would not need 6 classes but instead could keep 4 or , at most, 5. Eliminate the bye week, play 9 or 10 games, and have a come-one-come-all playoff system.

    Why, as the initial thought for the 6 class system goes, keep only 3 teams per class from participating?
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    We don't care how many divisions there are, as long as the Raceland Rams get moved to playoff setup with a little more E. KY flavor !!!! Bet the Fairview Eagles would agree! How bet Beechwood or NCC in the Semifinals!! Not saying we would have gotten there for sure but it would have been nice/plausible possibility!!!!

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    This has been bantered about for a few years now.
    It has nothing to do with Prop 20 or anything of that nature.
    What you have right now is an egregious disparity in regards to enrollment in the 4A class. Your top school size is well over 2K and the bottom of the 4A ladder has schools with less than 1,100 kids. So you have some schools trying to compete against schools that in some cases are two times larger than the bottom of the same class. No other classification has nearly the same disparity...400 to 500 tops.
    This is essentially what it boils down to.
    I think they are moving away from the 5 classifications and looking at 6. It is more down to figuring out if you want the top 2 in each district or the top 4, which in most cases all districts only have 4, with the exception of a few. They are also considering allowing all teams in the playoffs.
    TigerKats proposal is straight money...

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    I know Pikeville will still be 1a but what about the other east KY. schools like Belfry,Prestonsburg,Leslie and Bell counties? Where will they fall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerKat
    This is off of 2 yr old numbers just a sample!

    Class A
    Region 1
    Dist. 1
    Fulton City, Fulton Co., Ballard Memorial, Mayfield
    Dist. 2
    Russellville, Bethleham,Caverna, Crittenden Co.
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Lou. Holy Cross, eminence, Kentucky Country Day,Campbellsville
    Dist. 4
    Harrodsburg, Frankfort, Lex. Christian Acad. , Paris
    Region 3
    Dist. 5
    Bellevue, Ludlow, Dayton, Beechwood
    Dist. 6
    Fairview, Raceland, Berea, Nicholas Co.
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Jenkins,Pineville, Williamsburg, Harlan, Cumberland, Lynn Camp
    Dist. 8
    Painstville, Phelps, Fleming-Neon, Hazard, Pikeville, South Floyd
    Class AA
    REGION 1
    Dist. 1
    Murray, Todd Co. Central, Heath, Reidland
    Dist. 2
    Hancock Co., McClean Co., Ft. Campbell, Trigg County
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Metcalfe Co., Edmonson Co., Glasgow, Monroe Co.
    DISt. 4
    Danville, Green Co., Washighton Co., Ft. Knox
    Region 3
    Dist. 5
    Lou. Christian Acad., Trimble Co., Carroll Co., Owen Co., Shawnee
    Dist. 6
    Newport Central Catholic, Cov. Holy Cross, Lloyd Memorial, Bath County
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Evarts, Somerset, Middlesboro, Corbin
    Dist. 8
    Allen Central, West Carter, Betsy Lane, Whitesburg
    Class AAA
    REGION 1
    Dist. 1
    Caldwell Co., Muhlenburg North, Muhlenbug South, Lone Oak
    DIST. 2
    Webster Co., Butler Co., Owensboro Catholic, Hart Co.
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Moore, Western, DeSales, Larue Co., Elizabethtown
    Dist. 4
    Garrard Co., Casey Co., Russell Co., Wayne Co.
    Region 3
    Dist. 5
    Henry Co., Newport, Mercer Co., North Oldham, Spencer Co.
    Dist. 6
    Morgan Co., East Carter, Fleming Co., Lewis Co., Russell,
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Breathitt Co., Leslie Co., Knott Co. Central, Estill Co., Powell Co.
    Dist. 8
    Belfry, Shelby Valley, Prestonsburg, Pike Co. Central, East Ridge, Sheldon Clark
    Class AAAA
    Region 1
    Dist. 1
    Paducah Tilghman, Hopkins Co. Central, Callway Co., Union Co.
    Dist. 2
    Franklin Simpson, Allen Co.-Scottsville, Warren East, Breckinridge Co., Adair Co.
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Faridale, Bullitt East, North Bullitt, Waggener, South oldham
    Dist. 4
    Boyle, Madison Southern, Marion Co., Taylor Co.
    Region 3
    Dist. 5
    Highlands, Pendleton Co., Western Hills, Franklin County
    Dist. 6
    Harrison County, Lex Cath, East J, West J
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Rockcastle, McCreary Central, Bell Co., Cawood, Knox Central
    Dist. 8
    Mason Co., Rowan Co., Lawrence Co., Greenup Co., Magoffin Co.
    Class AAAAA
    Region 1
    Dist. 1
    Hopkinsville, Madisonville North Hopkins, Owensboro, Ohio co.
    Dist. 2
    Logan Co., Bowling Green, Warren Central, John Hardin, Barren Co.
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Doss, Valley, Central, Jeffersontown, Iroquois, Atherton, Fern creek
    Dist. 4
    Clay Co.,Pulaski Southwestern, Lincoln Co., Pulaski Co.
    REGION 3
    Dist. 5
    Dixie Heights, Cov. Catholic, Scott, Holmes
    Dist. 6
    Anderson Co., Grant Co., Oldham Co., Woodford Co.
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Perry Co. Central, Whitley County, South Laurel, North Laurel
    Dist. 8
    Boyd Co., Ashland, Johnson Central, Montgomery Co.
    Class AAAAAA
    Region 1
    Dist. 1
    Graves Co., Christian Co., Greenwood, Marshall Co.
    Dist. 2
    Grayson Co., Appollo, Daviess Co., Henderson Co.
    Region 2
    Dist. 3
    Bullitt Central, Nelson Co., Central Hardin, Meade Co., North Hardin
    Dist. 4
    Butler, Male, Manual, PRP, St. Xavier
    Region 3
    Dist. 5
    Southern, Eastern, Ballard, Seneca, Trinity
    Dist. 6
    Ryle, Simon Kenton, Conner, Boone Co., Campbell Co.
    Region 4
    Dist. 7
    Bryan Station, Henry Clay, Tates Creek, Lafayette, Dunbar
    Dist. 8
    Madison Central, Clark Co., Scott Co., Shelby Co.
    Whitesburg and Fleming-Neon combined to make Letcher Central this year, so I guess 1a-8 and 2a-8 would be short a team then?

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    I think only having this many teams per district really gives these teams opputunities to play better teams out side the district, of course theyre will be coaches that schedule cupcakes. A team could actulally be better come playoff time under this format than under the current one. Plus it looks to me like in 1a these are the true 1a schools and not glorified 2a-3a schools that have played in 1a in years past. The reason for this realignment IMO is that too often 2a-3a-and even 4a schools have dropped down a class when they werent competitive in their own anymore and mopped the floor with smaller schools. I agree some have had significant attendance drops especially in East KY. But i beleive it is the attempt of this proposal to stop this from happening. Will it work? Probably not,but at least they have made an attempt.

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    Russell Red Devils would love to play higher teams, it just makes the team better. We currently have 8 teams in our district. Not much room to pick up. Yes the attendance is a factor too. There were over 1100 kids in our 9-12 grades when I went to school. Now there is 635 in 9-12. CSX went down in employees, Armco Steel sold to Kawasaki, and Ashland Oil moved there headquarters to Ohio. Drastic drop in kids coming thru the school system now and it shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blockbuster
    35 per class? Pitiful. It is nothing but a glorified youth soccer league where everyone gets a trophy. I'd say when all is said and done the same schools will play for the state championships, but it will be even easier for them to get there with watered down classes.
    Eight classes in Florida. The bottom four average around 35 each. It's all about disparity(?) in size of schools. What would be wrong with the same playoff system with six classes? Imagine the regular season $$ games with rivals from different classes, more programs have a chance to compete. It will only make football more popular and stronger. It will also give start up programs a chance and encourage more schools to start football. Hmmm...sounds like football would be set up in such a way that almost everyteam has a chance at the playoffs...just like basketball! But could that be possible in the Bluegrass state? I got another suggestion, have real spring football in May and watch the college interest increase 1000 fold in the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by letabrotherspeak
    This has been bantered about for a few years now.
    It has nothing to do with Prop 20 or anything of that nature.
    What you have right now is an egregious disparity in regards to enrollment in the 4A class. Your top school size is well over 2K and the bottom of the 4A ladder has schools with less than 1,100 kids. So you have some schools trying to compete against schools that in some cases are two times larger than the bottom of the same class. No other classification has nearly the same disparity...400 to 500 tops.
    This is essentially what it boils down to.
    I think they are moving away from the 5 classifications and looking at 6. It is more down to figuring out if you want the top 2 in each district or the top 4, which in most cases all districts only have 4, with the exception of a few. They are also considering allowing all teams in the playoffs.
    TigerKats proposal is straight money...
    Makes since to me with the classifications set up this way the teams inside the 6 classes would play teams that are enrollmently equal to one another.

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    It is still "dumbing down" our football....It is dumb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowManWins
    enrollmently
    HUH


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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Ram54
    In THAT case...

    2 Louisville districts:

    West

    St. Xavier
    Butler
    PRP

    East
    Seneca
    Ballard
    Eastern
    Trinity
    Shelby County

    Unsure

    Male
    Manual
    Southern


    At least 2 of the 'unsure' would have to go in the west. Southern should be one of them, to even out the districts by splitting Male and Manual.

    Serious question


    Geographicly how close are Trinty and St. X? I am sure that they are closer than Shelby county.....Put them in the same district!!!!! the way it is now the KHSAA by putting them in seperate districts and regions for that matter is just bowing to the wants and desires of the "elite" schools once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderstruck
    Serious question


    Geographicly how close are Trinty and St. X? I am sure that they are closer than Shelby county.....Put them in the same district!!!!! the way it is now the KHSAA by putting them in seperate districts and regions for that matter is just bowing to the wants and desires of the "elite" schools once again.
    If you're going to have two Louisville districts (and you have to,) they don't belong together. Trinity is in the St. Matthews, St. X is in Germantown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi
    This is NOT going to be a coach bashing thread!!!

    Coaches, every single one of them, give so much to this sport and every single one of them wants their kids to be successful. You may not agree with this proposal of theirs, but attacking them or their job performance isn't the way to express it.

    Let's focus on this proposal and judge it on its own merit, agree or disagree, either way. But cut the coaches some slack and leave them out of it.

    Thanks guys/gals.

    Don't you realize it is a way for parents to deal with the fact that their son is not good enough to play college football-blame the coaches!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat
    Don't you realize it is a way for parents to deal with the fact that their son is not good enough to play college football-blame the coaches!!!!!
    With all due respect to "coaches" in many cases it is the "position" "coaches" resposibility to see that a player is taught the correct way to play the game and "teach" the correct "mindset," but many "position" "coaches" fail to do more than say "...you go here.....and then go there.....I do realize that in many cases the player is resposible for his own developement, but it takes equal effort from coaches, parents and player IMO. (in no certain order) I do think that the blame gets misdirected to the "Head" "Coach" when the real blame should be with the "position" "coach."

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