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    Today, 09:16 AM
    I wish they would redesign the logo. I have a track shirt with logo that has an older gentlemen on it in a large brimmed hat and mustache. He looks like a tobacco smokin', bourbon drinkin', bird-chested, skinny-armed, not-long-for-this-world "good old boy" that wouldn't strike fear into the heart of a girls' flag football team. As for the Rebel designation... my understanding is that the high school voted on this right after James Dean's...
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    Today, 08:48 AM
    Bowling Green sits atop a very large (some would say mammoth) hole in the ground. Anything can happen... :lol2:
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    Today, 08:40 AM
    This is what I was talking about. If Ryle is going to have a couple of trouble spots needing attention the early schedule they have will allow their other athletes to step up and carry the team until the coaches have time to settle the weaker areas down and coach them up. I agree, they should be fine in the early part of the season. Highlands' passing game will allow them to see if the secondary has worked things out. Ryle's defense will be...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Well, two glaring areas need attention. The coaches will have to earn their keep in these early weeks to address the need. I don't know Ryle's upcoming schedule but it would help them if they were not going against their tougher opponents early in the season.
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    Aug 19, 17, 08:19 PM
    I missed the thread where BGP ranked the photographers in NKY. :lol2:
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    Aug 19, 17, 05:30 PM
    Okay, thanks for the clarification. Witschey is a quick back and has always played right with the class ahead of him. The next three years should be good for him.
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    Aug 19, 17, 05:21 PM
    I guess they figure the sun at 4 pm will be less interesting than one earlier during the full eclipse. But yeah, doesn't make a lot of sense.
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    Aug 19, 17, 03:11 PM
    Thanks for pointing out the bolded. That paints a different picture than what one may think when first hearing of the number of interceptions. The QB can't be blamed for that (you obviously are not, HB). Was the backup running back you mention Chris Collins? He is a tough kid and seems to get the job done.
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    Aug 19, 17, 12:22 PM
    Boone Co did an all-call and told parents about the danger, that no one will be allowed outside unsupervised during school. No recess for the little ones. And parents needed to provide glasses for the students or they would not participate in any activities involving viewing the eclipse. Also, kids wont be placed on buses before 4 pm so parents could pick them up earlier if they so choose. Football practice not until after 4 pm.
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    Aug 19, 17, 11:01 AM
    Is Dowds also playing LB for the Camels D?
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    Aug 19, 17, 09:31 AM
    ^ Well... about that...
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    Aug 19, 17, 09:09 AM
    On the way home I was listening to the radio and they attributed the late TD run of 80+ yrds to Chisum. That is inaccurate. It was Kyle England. It was late in the game. So subtract those yards and the TD from Chisum's stats. Cam Butler looked big and athletic. It also looked like he was tracking Chisum everywhere the RB went since it became apparent the passing game couldn't hurt them. The bolded statement is probably correct. ...
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    Aug 18, 17, 09:56 PM
    Cov Cath has the QB to lead them a long way. He is the real deal. He was money tonight. Passes were right there and when he calls his own number he is hard to stop. Big, athletic, good arm, accuracy, just plain good. There were two questions that Ryle needed to answer: could the QB do enough to keep defenses off of Chisum? and was the defensive backfield better than they looked against Trinity. Tonight, the answer to both questions...
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    Aug 18, 17, 11:46 AM
    Go early to QS&L on Mall Rd, eat some wings (my favorite is the chipotle dry rub), Stop at the UDF near Haines Dr. for some ice cream, check out a book at the Scheben library, then head to the game. I can't guarantee the outcome will make you happy but the pre-game routine will have you in a great mood when your backside hits the bleachers.
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    Aug 18, 17, 11:37 AM
    That's a long way to travel for an opening game. I'd be asleep along the way and never would quite wake up. Good luck to the team from Erlanger.
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    Aug 18, 17, 11:34 AM
    Cornerbacks are Rytlewski and Cusick, correct? Zach has lots of experience and Cusick is very athletic with good fundamentals. Did anyone see him plant the Trinity receiver with a perfect form tackle in the scrimmage?! Text book tackle. He'll learn as he gains experience. The safeties are pretty good too. I think they had trouble against Trinity because Trinity is that good. They will look better against NKY teams. I think the...
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    Aug 17, 17, 09:28 AM
    I wanted to comment in this thread as I read through it but then as I kept reading, it got ugly. I don't mean to participate in that at all but I do want to add my observations. The bold statement above is where I think CC is. Having seen them in 7 v 7 early this summer confirms this opinion. However, they have had time to develop and perhaps the offense will be more efficient as the season starts. They will need a strong running game to...
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    Aug 16, 17, 10:03 PM
    I'm kinda torn. Boone has a bye so I thought I'd go see Ryle vs Cov Cath. But lately the Highlands vs Cooper game has my interest. Cooper didn't show much in the one scrimmage I saw so I want to see for myself what they were holding back.
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:23 AM
    This season is the beginning of the turn-around. FA and the draft were their best in a loooong time. Browns also added a defensive coordinator that will make a difference. The development of DeShone Kizer will determine how long it takes to be a consistent winner and make the playoffs (wow! that was a mouthful).
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:13 AM
    This... (see the bolded statement)
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    Aug 16, 17, 09:04 AM
    I love the discussion. CWB did a great job of putting together his list and others are offering their opinions. It's hard to include every deserving player on a list like the "players to watch." So I appreciate when others draw attention to a deserving player that did not make the list and provide their reasons. This is called dialogue, which is what a forum is all about. Don't change a thing CWB, or you won't get the input from so many...
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    Aug 16, 17, 08:41 AM
    Is Spencer going to be able to play for Cooper in this game?
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    Aug 15, 17, 02:25 PM
    Interesting. Thanks for the explanation and clarification.
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    Aug 14, 17, 04:52 PM
    I also thought the Trinity NT was a beast, #93 if memory serves. He was as solid as they come and could move. He repeatedly made things difficult by getting penetration into the backfield and he could not be moved by Ryle's O-line. I also saw Bisek move to center and he and a guard double teamed the NT.
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    Aug 14, 17, 07:25 AM
    TheDeuce, I don't think this is a fair assessment of what was said in this particular case. Apparently P.P has some personal knowledge about this man who committed this heinous act of terrorism. His personal knowledge of the person apparently leads him to conclude that he had some mental issues and perhaps those issues also include a mental handicap for which he was placed in the Special Education tract in school. The only person who...
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    Aug 12, 17, 04:38 PM
    I have no idea but the QB that started the game for Scott had jersey #5. That may mean nothing given that Boone wears practice jerseys and the players generally don't have the same number they will during the regular season.
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    Aug 12, 17, 12:00 PM
    Let me repeat myself. :D
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    Aug 12, 17, 11:48 AM
    Yep. 20 - 0 varsity score after 3 periods. Boone varsity played the whole 3 quarters. Let's just say they didn't appear to have the same energy today that they had on Thursday. I really don't take a lot from this scrimmage except that our kids battled through it. A couple of dropped passes by us would have helped field position and added energy, but for the most part it was what I expected from the varsity. Thursday against Cooper was...
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    Aug 12, 17, 07:53 AM
    I'm not sure how this arrangement transpired but I am guessing the starters who went hard for three quarters on Thursday will not see a lot of action today.
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    Aug 12, 17, 07:32 AM
    I didn't see the game but talking with a Ryle parent of a freshman Trinity scored almost every time they had the ball. Ryle scored once at the very end of the scrimmage. It was tough going for the young Raiders but they kept working hard. The boys from Louisville have quite the organization. Talent top to bottom, organized, and hustle. Just one off-handed observation, their DBs hit the receiver on every play. They don't give them a...
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long-time resident but not native of KY, married with 3 teenagers all have been active in sports
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