New Football Programs In NKY

Page 2 of Originally Posted by FTBIGBIRD So are you saying that NCC, Highlands, and all of those Louisville schools are not good at any other sports? Highlands, ... 25 comments | 1049 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTBIGBIRD
    So are you saying that NCC, Highlands, and all of those Louisville schools are not good at any other sports?

    Highlands, Brossart, and NCC all have state champioins in Track, Cross Crountry, swimming, etc.

    I think that it takes a level of commitment by a community, the school, and the kids to want to play more than one sports. When I went to school, all of the good kids on the team played more and one sport and were good at all of them. Is that not how it is now?

    P.S. It would take a lot to hurt Brossart's sterling basketball program, I don't think a lot of kids that would play football that play basketball. I just look at this as an opportunity to strengthen a community.

    I am sorry that you don't feel that way and maybe you are AWANP

    Highlands isn't a true small school and they do usually have good teams in multiple sports. Brossart and NCC do not even have swimming teams. NCC sometimes does, sometimes doesn't have enough for a cross-country team but would if they did not have football. Same thing for golf. Brossart has had very good golf and cross-country teams but had no football. St. Henry has great cross-country and soccer teams but no football. it's just hard to be competitve in all sports at a small school.
    Yes, it is difficult for kids to play multiple sports now as compared to the past. Mostly due to sports being year round (right or wrong).
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    Highlands isn't a true small school and they do usually have good teams in multiple sports. Brossart and NCC do not even have swimming teams. NCC sometimes does, sometimes doesn't have enough for a cross-country team but would if they did not have football. Same thing for golf. Brossart has had very good golf and cross-country teams but had no football. St. Henry has great cross-country and soccer teams but no football. it's just hard to be competitve in all sports at a small school.
    Yes, it is difficult for kids to play multiple sports now as compared to the past. Mostly due to sports being year round (right or wrong).
    Right about the sports being year round, except I don't know one that is. I know that there is offseason conditioning for players that don't play another sport. I also disagree with coaches that don't allow their players do other sports. I was referring to HHS with swimming. NCC is good, if not great at track and cross-country. Their girls were state champs in 4X400 last year, right?

    You do make a good point about a new topic. St Henry IMHO would suffer if they tried to bring in football. They are dominant in soccer, baseball, and basketball. I do agree that their sports could suffer if they tried to add football.

    I just think that Brossart has a better recipe for success in Alexandria/Cold Springs/Highland Heights than St. Henry does over a district that is spread across a much wider area.

    This is a good subject and I am glad to have some great debate on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTBIGBIRD
    Right about the sports being year round, except I don't know one that is. I know that there is offseason conditioning for players that don't play another sport. I also disagree with coaches that don't allow their players do other sports. I was referring to HHS with swimming. NCC is good, if not great at track and cross-country. Their girls were state champs in 4X400 last year, right?

    You do make a good point about a new topic. St Henry IMHO would suffer if they tried to bring in football. They are dominant in soccer, baseball, and basketball. I do agree that their sports could suffer if they tried to add football.

    I just think that Brossart has a better recipe for success in Alexandria/Cold Springs/Highland Heights than St. Henry does over a district that is spread across a much wider area.

    This is a good subject and I am glad to have some great debate on it.
    I don't know how St. Henry would do in football either. It would be interesting. Would a wider district hurt or help? Either way I do believe the other programs would suffer similar to any small school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    I don't know how St. Henry would do in football either. It would be interesting. Would a wider district hurt or help? Either way I do believe the other programs would suffer similar to any small school.

    Wow, that's two things in a row that I agree with you on. Scarey isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTBIGBIRD
    Wow, that's two things in a row that I agree with you on. Scarey isn't it?
    Very.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTBIGBIRD
    What are the best new and up-an-coming programs in NKY?

    What's the word on Pendleton?


    How is Brossart?



    Bracken?
    Gallatin County is having great success considering this is there 2nd varsity season. They went 4-4 last year and finished the season stong by wining the last three games. Right now they are 3-1 beating teams that most people thought they had no chance in. I am surprized that they have slipped under the radar from you folks uptown in NKY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCountryBoy
    Gallatin County is having great success considering this is there 2nd varsity season. They went 4-4 last year and finished the season stong by wining the last three games. Right now they are 3-1 beating teams that most people thought they had no chance in. I am surprized that they have slipped under the radar from you folks uptown in NKY.
    They haven't really been on the NKY radar because they really do not play any typical NKY teams. Hats off to them for winning some games and the Frankfort game was a good learning experience for the next step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman32
    And even though the districts and getting into the playoffs has changed it does a add a sense of legitimacy to just about every team that makes it. A few first round victories or even good showings in the post season will do wonders for these programs.
    If a team is in a 4 team district, which there are many I think, finishing 4th w/a record of 3-7, 2-8, 1-9 how would this give a team a sense of legitmacy? More than not, they will get killed in the first round. What good does this do a football program just to say they made the playoffs.

    Obviously, I am not one for the 4 team playoff system, never have been and never will be. It prolongs the season and can be very costly to some schools. There has been yrs where the home team actually lost money due to the lack of fan support by the visiting team because of expenses being paid out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    Brossart and Bracken and Pendleton (and just about anywhere else that is or has started football) face more competition from other established sports at their own schools than they do from outside their school.
    I agree with you. PLUS, I am not going to candy-coat anything thing for anyone, or any program! A big problem with the "Lets make everyone feel good about themselves" generation. Fact is fact, Brossart will have some very lopsided games this year, and maybe next, look at Bracken since they started. To say a program will be in the thick of things in a few years in nonsense, no one knows for sure. I am not saying any of these teams will never be competitive, just that it is going to take time and a lot of hard work. Could they be good in a few years? I don't know, could they compete for a district title within the next 5 or 10 years? I don't know. The important thing is the kids who are playing in a start up program stick it out and just enjoy playing the game, look at their mistakes from one week and try to improve on at least one thing.

    But on the positive side, all they have to do is look at a program like Lex Christian and see that, yes, a school can start up a football team and be successful 5 years down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ptshooter
    If a team is in a 4 team district, which there are many I think, finishing 4th w/a record of 3-7, 2-8, 1-9 how would this give a team a sense of legitmacy? More than not, they will get killed in the first round. What good does this do a football program just to say they made the playoffs.

    Obviously, I am not one for the 4 team playoff system, never have been and never will be. It prolongs the season and can be very costly to some schools. There has been yrs where the home team actually lost money due to the lack of fan support by the visiting team because of expenses being paid out.
    I agree and I fear more first round blowouts than previously. I was totally against playing inside your own district for the first two rounds of the playoffs with the 4 class system, but now think it almost has to be that way in the 6 class (4 teams in a district) world.

    Who would want to travel to say Beechwood or LCA to see a 4 seed that could be 0-10 play a #1 seed that could be 10-0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    I agree and I fear more first round blowouts than previously. I was totally against playing inside your own district for the first two rounds of the playoffs with the 4 class system, but now think it almost has to be that way in the 6 class (4 teams in a district) world.

    Who would want to travel to say Beechwood or LCA to see a 4 seed that could be 0-10 play a #1 seed that could be 10-0?
    This has happened numerous times in the past already. I was under the impression that when the playoff system changed to this 4 team format it was to give more teams a chance to experience the playoffs. Then the financial responsibilities came into play w/travel so they switched things to stay w/in the same district for the first two rnds. Well, who wants to play the same old teams again. Now, there are 6 classes and everyone(almost), gets into the playoffs, well jump for joy.

    W/all the classes so watered down go back to the top 2 teams, play the opposite districts in the first rnd and go from there. Just my opinion but I do not believe every team should make the playoffs. W/some districts only having 4 teams what have they accomplished. Oh boy, we made the playoffs only to get beat 50-0.

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