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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Last year Boone Co's strength of schedule was rated at 2nd in the state. So it mostly depends on the year.
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Adding girls to the mix won't change the likelihood of abuse occurring. It seems to me this is a) an attempt by the BSA to get more members since they have been in decline. and possibly... b) a further step to eliminate perceived advantages for males or perceived slights to females.
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    Oct 15, 17, 10:22 PM
    My point is whether it is recognized by such as the military schools and their recruiters. Do you know if The Gold is taken as seriously as The Eagle Scout and is given the same weight on applications for acceptance in the military academies? I am trying to understand the reason for the Boy Scouts to begin allowing females to join its ranks or why a female would want to. If the BS would provide an advantage in some way that the GS do not...
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    Oct 15, 17, 07:03 PM
    There may be something to this. I wonder what a recruiter for the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or West Point thinks of the two achievements. I know the academies like the Eagle Scout award and the Boy Scouts because it shows achievement and taking on assignments successfully. Just like in the military where you must achieve in lesser assignments to receive more responsibility and earn a higher rank. Whether Girl Scouts and its highest...
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    Oct 14, 17, 09:42 PM
    What a beautiful night to watch a H.S. football game at Borland stadium.
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    Oct 14, 17, 08:41 AM
    Pioneer.Pride, You asked this question in the prediction thread and it closed before I could answer: "OG, is there any reason for optimism in the Boone youth program for the future? Is Coach Steel and staff investing for the future?" I don't know enough about the new youth league that has come out of the former BCPWFL. I think it has gone to an alignment with the particular high school where the kids live. They now play other...
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    Oct 14, 17, 08:15 AM
    Looking at the film, they got the call right. I don't know which ref made the call, but it ended up correctly. The kid was short of the first down marker and Boone took over on downs.
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    Oct 13, 17, 09:54 PM
    It actually was a close game until 9:00 remaining in the fourth quarter. The first quarter ended 0-0. Boone managed a couple of first downs to start the second quarter but stalled out and punted. Cooper couldn't generate an offense and punted. Boone likewise stalled out and punted from their own end zone. Cooper took over at their 40 yard line and Witschey ripped off a 30 yrd run. He followed up with a 10 yard jaunt for the TD...
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    Oct 13, 17, 03:44 PM
    I can help you on this one. The LOS was the 4 yrd line. The kid never crossed the 5 yrd line when he threw an overhand toss. It looked like a basketball shot--a fade-away floater from inside the foul line. Fooled everyone in the stadium. But it was by the rules.
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    Oct 13, 17, 02:15 PM
    It was a forward pass. QB scrambled back about 10 yards and threw to the receiver who was closer to the line of scrimmage, yet still behind it. futurecoach is probably correct.
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    Oct 13, 17, 01:19 PM
    Clarification of the rules: Cooper has the ball on their own 33 yrd line. They hiked the ball and run a play that appeared to be an option play to the left. Boone had it covered so the QB reverses field and is about to get hit by a LB. He tosses the ball over to the right sideline into the hands of a receiver (Schlarman) who catches it at the 32 yrd line. There are at least two offensive lineman (#s 75, 50) beyond the line of scrimmage (one...
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    Oct 9, 17, 04:17 PM
    It was 8-0 before I could get in the stadium. Boone went three and out and SK ran one play from scrimmage while I stood in a long line. I could hear the PA system. Boone had a lot of players out with injury, though I don't know how much that effected the execution (no, I'm not implying Boone would have had a chance to win or even scored a point on offense). I do think it wouldn't have looked so easy for SK if we had less on the injured...
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    Oct 9, 17, 04:06 PM
    Yep, due to fall break. I'm not sure when this was changed but I didn't know until last week. Boone hasn't had much of a run offense lately. If you had asked me about this game a few weeks ago I would have said Boone Co would win with a power run attack. During the summer scrimmage the Rebels ran with success. However, Boone has regressed and it appears Cooper has taken a few steps forward. It's not just that Boone has...
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    Oct 6, 17, 04:06 PM
    I agree on both counts. That was my point. The attempted tackle was a poor attempt and was an obvious penalty. Better not to have tried in that case. The own goal was so close in that it was difficult to clear. I felt bad for the boy. Whatever he tried to do, it looked like he kicked it straight into the back of the goal.
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    Oct 6, 17, 01:24 PM
    Boone helped the opponent out on first, an own-goal, then a penalty in the box that resulted in a score on the penalty kick. The penalty wasn't even close. The kid just came from behind and ran into the Brossart player. That was all she wrote.
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    Oct 6, 17, 01:16 PM
    I guess that's better than marginalizing whole segments of the population.
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    Oct 5, 17, 11:01 PM
    Boone Co is banged up. Several key players out. They play both ways so this makes a tough game for Boone even tougher.
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    Oct 5, 17, 11:00 PM
    Yep, $7. Unless you're a senior (and not in High School).
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    Oct 5, 17, 10:56 PM
    Cooper at Boone was moved from Friday, Oct 13 to Thu, Oct 12. The reason is because fall break is next week. Problem is that we just found out today. There is no rule against playing on the Friday of fall break. We did it last year.
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    Oct 5, 17, 03:26 PM
    Well let me distill it down for you. To blame the breakdown of the African-American family structure on slavery and racism doesn't explain the relative health of the black family for the 9 decades between the Civil War and the war on poverty. All of a sudden, in the 1960's things fell apart. Seems like the catalyst was policies surrounding the War of Poverty. Various census data was cited and other supporting data. Some analysis,...
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    Oct 5, 17, 01:08 PM
    Well, look at it this way. Somebody posts three or four times and addresses different things. Some of us post once and address them all in that one post. :lol2: IMO, a long post that raises issues and then addresses them with fact and analysis is better than just dropping an assumption without proof and thinking you were very persuasive. If my previous post is weighing you down, I suggest you just go to the link provided in the middle...
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    Oct 5, 17, 11:37 AM
    I agree and said so in a previous post. I have no problem looking for the TRUTH. We should look into the role that slavery and segregation played. However, many studies have been done and we ignore their conclusions at the risk of the next generation of black children. When will we get honest enough and brave enough to name the problem and find solutions no matter whose ideology is challenged?! The fact remains that during those...
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    Oct 4, 17, 01:34 PM
    Yes. But, will the child credit help the middle-class tax payer more than the low income family? If a person/family pays little to no income tax, a tax credit won't help them, will it? I also think our past actions will need to be examined with an eye to asking the question, "How did government policy contribute to the disintegration of the family, especially in the African-American community?" The correlation between the war on poverty...
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    Oct 4, 17, 12:57 PM
    Je ne sais pas. As complex as the issues are, a great place to start would be to restore healthy, intact family life as the norm. It may not solve everything, but I can see how that would positively effect every other issue. Until now, policy has tried to address symptoms, such as poverty, crime, drug enforcement, education, and ???. This has not led to much success. Restoring the family will touch on poverty, education, gang...
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    Oct 4, 17, 07:56 AM
    And Conner had a narrow one TD win over Boone to start the season. Boone only had a running game at that point. That seems to be the formula against Conner. If you can pound the ball they have trouble stopping you.
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    Oct 3, 17, 01:36 PM
    You are brave enough to point out the elephant in the room. That raises an important point. It needs to be taken into account and determined what role the history of slavery and systemic racism plays. Another important point.
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    Oct 2, 17, 08:12 AM
    You are exactly right, futurecoach, and when Hue was asked if the Browns could win now, he said ask the front office that question. Besides the veterans you mentioned, they also let Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz go off the Oline. They have done a decent job of getting in other talent for the line but He's point is that the "money-ball" front office has really cut down the roster and gone with youth. #1 pick Myles Garrett has been out, top...
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    Oct 1, 17, 06:04 PM
    That is the issue in a nutshell. Thank you for this clear and concise statement.
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    Oct 1, 17, 06:02 PM
    1 in 10 would be way too high. The actual number is no where near that. Way less than 1%. The number of African-American males shot by police is about the number you would expect to get struck by lightning in a year. Someone posted the percentage in one of these threads. It is really hard to wade through multiple threads to find it. As someone pointed out, the shooting of an unarmed individual, black or white, isn't always unjustified....
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    Sep 30, 17, 08:52 PM
    oldgrappler replied to a thread So Proud!! in BGP Break Room
    That is a terrific honor. You and your family are right to be proud. I'm sure many good things are still to come his way.
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