The Downfall Of Highlands' Football

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
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    Three or four years with one or two losses and a few national titles and you'd like to compare that to 25+ years of dominance by Highlands? (They also only had ONE national title in that span.)

    They've also never returned to that level since then and haven't even won a conference title, much-less a National one.

    Try again.
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    Notre Dame
    When has Notre Dame been relevant enough to state that they returned to dominance?

    Big whiff on that one.

    Try again.

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    USC
    Big from 2001 to 2008ish but have never returned to that dominance.

    You're strengthening my point
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    @NamecipS bringing the ammo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFritz View Post
    Three or four years with one or two losses and a few national titles and you'd like to compare that to 25+ years of dominance by Highlands? (They also only had ONE national title in that span.)

    They've also never returned to that level since then and haven't even won a conference title, much-less a National one.

    Try again.


    When has Notre Dame been relevant enough to state that they returned to dominance?

    Big whiff on that one.

    Try again.



    Big from 2001 to 2008ish but have never returned to that dominance.

    You're strengthening my point
    What exactly is your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFritz View Post
    Three or four years with one or two losses and a few national titles and you'd like to compare that to 25+ years of dominance by Highlands? (They also only had ONE national title in that span.)

    They've also never returned to that level since then and haven't even won a conference title, much-less a National one.

    Try again.


    When has Notre Dame been relevant enough to state that they returned to dominance?

    Big whiff on that one.

    Try again.



    Big from 2001 to 2008ish but have never returned to that dominance.

    You're strengthening my point
    I will go out on a limb and say you were on the wrong end of a highlands beat down at some point, or multiple, and now you're taking your shots while you have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Builder1214 View Post
    What exactly is your point?
    That Highlands football is no longer the dominant force that they once were and won't be back to that level.

    This thread was also a question, not a statement.
    Highlands football made Fort Thomas and was their pride.
    Quote Originally Posted by NKYknowitall View Post
    I will go out on a limb and say you were on the wrong end of a highlands beat down at some point, or multiple, and now you're taking your shots while you have them.
    Actually, my senior year, we beat them in the playoffs, which was after the wreck so I obviously wasn't playing, but the point of this thread is to find out why they're no longer dominant (or even relevant), which you once again avoided.

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    They are 3 years removed from a state title and now they're no longer relevant.

    Hahahaha, it's not even worth discussing.

    Go ahead BFritz, have at it.

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    Are we really drawing comparisons between Kentucky high school football and NCAA division 1 football? That's a hell of a stretch.

    As for the thread title, I agree with the others who have said the word downfall is a bit much. Downfall generally denotes a degree of finality. Let's not act like Highlands is down and will never be back again. Every team has their own worst record, just like every team has their best record. If I'm not mistaken, CCH went from winning 5 state championships in the course of 10 years, and then 5 years later went 3-8 in 2003 and capped off the season with a loss to East Jessamine in the first round of the playoffs. Had they suffered their downfall? No, they won a state championship 3 seasons later. My point being, Highlands is down, not downfallen. They'll be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    The talent never fell off plenty of kids playing college ball from the last 2 years.
    Who? And once you give me that answer, tell me how those numbers compare to the teams in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFritz View Post
    That Highlands football is no longer the dominant force that they once were and won't be back to that level.

    This thread was also a question, not a statement.
    Highlands football made Fort Thomas and was their pride.


    Actually, my senior year, we beat them in the playoffs, which was after the wreck so I obviously wasn't playing, but the point of this thread is to find out why they're no longer dominant (or even relevant), which you once again avoided.
    Were they relevant in 2014 when they won the state title or 2015 when they lost in the semifinals? Do you become irrelevant in one season? Why do you suspect they will never return to dominance?

    It's not like they went 9 years without winning a district title or haven't made it past the regional title game in 10 years. They did both in 2015. That is one season ago. Your thread is premature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    Oklahoma
    Miami, ND, Florida...all dominated for an Era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFritz View Post
    Three or four years with one or two losses and a few national titles and you'd like to compare that to 25+ years of dominance by Highlands? (They also only had ONE national title in that span.)

    They've also never returned to that level since then and haven't even won a conference title, much-less a National one.

    Try again.


    When has Notre Dame been relevant enough to state that they returned to dominance?

    Big whiff on that one.

    Try again.



    Big from 2001 to 2008ish but have never returned to that dominance.

    You're strengthening my point
    I'll try. Alabama.
    Dominant from 1959 - 1982. 6 Titles.
    Good from 1984 - 1996. 1 Title.
    Fell off from 1997 - 2006. Several losing seasons.
    Dominant from 2008 - Now. 4 Titles

    Would that count as a return to dominance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFritz View Post
    That Highlands football is no longer the dominant force that they once were and won't be back to that level.

    This thread was also a question, not a statement.
    Highlands football made Fort Thomas and was their pride.


    Actually, my senior year, we beat them in the playoffs, which was after the wreck so I obviously wasn't playing, but the point of this thread is to find out why they're no longer dominant (or even relevant), which you once again avoided.
    So you are here to hate??? hahahahahahhahah

    It's two years. Down years happen from time to time (regardless how down they are and what their record was)...it happens. History tells us they will be back. You can continue to look at it thru a microscope that only includes the last two year, but for someone that's been around for a long time, we've seen this before and they always recover.

    Heck you say the dominance started 25 years ago. So lets go back to then. Did people back then have any idea they were going to go on a 25 year dominate run or did they just think they were decent? My point, they had no clue what HHS was going to do and they were average at the time and they turned it back around. Again, i'll go with history and history tells me they will be just fine. If BGP was around back then, I'm sure we would have been having the same discussion (has HHS come back to the pack). And fast forward to present day and we are talking about 25 years of dominance.

    You're reaching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCC9 View Post
    Who? And once you give me that answer, tell me how those numbers compare to the teams in the past.
    So how many kids you think played college football from teams in the past? Curious to hear this answer because I honestly cannot come up with a ton as you might be suggesting. Perhaps fodder for a different thread.

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    Bfritz ... it's not working. Come back in a couple years if last year is repeated and then you have something to talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCC9 View Post
    So you are here to hate??? hahahahahahhahah

    It's two years. Down years happen from time to time (regardless how down they are and what their record was)...it happens. History tells us they will be back. You can continue to look at it thru a microscope that only includes the last two year, but for someone that's been around for a long time, we've seen this before and they always recover.

    Heck you say the dominance started 25 years ago. So lets go back to then. Did people back then have any idea they were going to go on a 25 year dominate run or did they just think they were decent? My point, they had no clue what HHS was going to do and they were average at the time and they turned it back around. Again, i'll go with history and history tells me they will be just fine. If BGP was around back then, I'm sure we would have been having the same discussion (has HHS come back to the pack). And fast forward to present day and we are talking about 25 years of dominance.

    You're reaching!
    I hardly call "down" being a loss in the state semi-finals. Heck, many teams would take a season like that and put it in their trophy case.

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