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So there's a game today at 2pm on ESPN2 between Southern Columbia (PA) and Hammond (SC). Are Sunday HS games a normal in some parts of the country? Or is this ESPN influenced scheduling?

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20 minutes ago, 4_tattoos said:

So there's a game today at 2pm on ESPN2 between Southern Columbia (PA) and Hammond (SC). Are Sunday HS games a normal in some parts of the country? Or is this ESPN influenced scheduling?

ESPN. Some states still get mad about Thursday night football.

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1 hour ago, 4_tattoos said:

So there's a game today at 2pm on ESPN2 between Southern Columbia (PA) and Hammond (SC). Are Sunday HS games a normal in some parts of the country? Or is this ESPN influenced scheduling?

 

My brother is playing.  Everyone watch, y’all. 

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Iowa opened their season with Week 0 games for Ar-We-Va and Audubon on Friday. Both of these schools play 8-man football, which is available for schools at the lowest level in the state. Both teams won their openers.

 

Week 1 begins for everyone else on Friday. My alma mater, Denison-Schleswig, opens their season with Harlan, their arch rivals. The Cyclones are always good at football and they were the roadblock for Denison during my years there, even knocked out the Monarchs in the playoffs.

 

Carroll was where I lived and it has two schools, Carroll and Kuemper Catholic. Both made the playoffs last year and both were thrown out the door very quickly. The Tigers open with Glenwood (a conference rival of Denison, Harlan and Kuemper) while the Knights host fellow catholic school (and Hawkeye 10 foe) Council Bluffs St. Albert.

 

My younger brother lived in what is now Greene County. School mergers are a way of life in Iowa and where he lived was no exception. Greene County is the merger of Jefferson-Scranton and East Greene, Grand Junction. The Rams (The new school took the nickname Jefferson-Scranton had) had a breakout season that saw it end in the 1st round of the playoffs last year. They open with regional foe Perry

 

Similar to where I live now (SW Washington), smaller schools make up the bulk of the schools. They are, in order of class...

 

Class 1A: East Sac County and South Central Calhoun

Class A: IKM-Manning

8-Man: Ar-We-Va, Audubon, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Glidden-Ralston

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2 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

So there's a game today at 2pm on ESPN2 between Southern Columbia (PA) and Hammond (SC). Are Sunday HS games a normal in some parts of the country? Or is this ESPN influenced scheduling?

 

2 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

ESPN. Some states still get mad about Thursday night football.

Paragon Marketing Group is the one who buys the airtime and contracts with the teams and have done so for over a decade.  In this case, Southern Columbia took this game by dropping a division game and found an opponent for Bloomsburg, the impacted school.

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2 hours ago, Camden Crazy said:

 

My brother is playing.  Everyone watch, y’all. 

Cool! Seeing how your location is PA, I'm going to guess your brother plays for Southern Columbia. They've been dominating Hammond so far.

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3 hours ago, 4_tattoos said:

So there's a game today at 2pm on ESPN2 between Southern Columbia (PA) and Hammond (SC). Are Sunday HS games a normal in some parts of the country? Or is this ESPN influenced scheduling?

This one probably is; that said, for many years, the Philadelphia Catholic League actually played football on Sundays.

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Serious question (I know this is going to sound argumentative, but it is not my intention):

 

What is the allure of grown adults watching HSers play football/other sports?

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2 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

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F--k this sport.

Well, I linked to the new stadium in Prosper TX a page back, well a Business writer for The Dallas Morning News wrote an Op-Ed on a children's healthcare network with title sponsorship.

 

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What are the costs of selling out for football?

Children’s Health System of Texas, the top pediatric health care provider in Dallas and the eighth-largest in the nation, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to put its name on a high school football stadium in Prosper.  

That’s right, it's high school football — although the new stadium rivals some college facilities, costing $53 million, seating 12,000 and featuring a giant video board. 

Children’s business rationale is obvious. Prosper is Texas’ fastest-growing school district, and the city’s median household income ($134,000) is more than double the state and national median. Just 6% of Prosper residents have no health insurance, far fewer than in the rest of the region, and that must be part of the calculation, too.

But here’s the rub: Children’s Health isn’t just in business. It’s in the business of health care, and kids’ health care at that. 

By putting its stellar brand on Children’s Health Stadium at Prosper, it’s formally endorsing a sport whose long-term dangers are becoming increasingly evident. Children’s seal of approval may signal that it’s safe for kids to play tackle football. Experts say it’s not. 

The sponsorship deal raises another question: With health costs climbing and many Texans unable to afford care, how does a top nonprofit hospital justify spending resources this way?

The healthcare network did not respond to the reporter's request and in a press release didn't even mention football.

 

Now, folks need to know who is the largest land owner in Prosper is...the Jones family through their Blue Star Land real estate company,

As long as the expansion of Dallas continues on the North Dallas Tollway continues, the Jones family will print money since they own lots of Collin and Denton County land.

 

Since buying the Cowboys, Jerry and family have built a real estate fortune and I really respect their hustle.

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Respect the hustle

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On 8/25/2019 at 5:03 PM, DiePerske said:

Serious question (I know this is going to sound argumentative, but it is not my intention):

 

What is the allure of grown adults watching HSers play football/other sports?

Well, if you are not a parent of a current player or an alumni going to Homecoming?  It has to be about being local and a championship means a lot to your area as a sense of pride (but the damage to the players is great).  Or you are part of the football "industrial complex" and you get revenue from it.  You also have those attending to see their child in the marching band and support them.

 

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https://www.koco.com/article/harrah-parents-pressing-charges-against-school-district-say-son-was-assaulted-during-practice/28809271

 

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HARRAH, Okla. —

Parents in Harrah are pressing charges against the school district after they said their son was assaulted during football practice Tuesday morning.

 

Karen Colman told KOCO 5 that her middle school son, Josh, was in the locker room when one of his teammates put him in a choke hold and then slammed his head on a bench. She said what happened next, however, is more alarming.

 

Rather than call an ambulance, Colman said her son's coach called her, informing her Josh was going to need stitches.

"Coach said the boys had been rough housing and Josh hit the bench with his chin," Colman said.

 

After rushing Josh to a nearby hospital, doctors discovered he had a broken jaw, several broken teeth, a nearly severed tongue and a neck injury. The injuries have forced Josh to wear a brace and eat and drink out of a feeding syringe for at least six weeks.

 

"The trauma doctor and the trauma nurse, they said this was more than, like, horseplay and it was flat out aggressive assault," Colman said.

 

Josh's coach said the incident wasn't intentional, instead just an unfortunate accident caused by a handful of players goofing around. According to the coach, the student responsible received in-house suspension and will sit out at least one game, if not more.

 

 

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We are now at 40 cancelled seasons due to lack of players.

 

Iowa is also experiencing an officials shortage as well. 

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All Iowa high school sports have seen a decline in the number of available officials.

The decrease in football officials is “alarming,” but isn’t at a panic level.

Yet.

If the trend continues, the impact of fewer officials could hit the high school ranks sooner than later. As Iowa’s 2019 prep football season begins, the number of registered officials continues to wane.

From 2007 to 2017, the Iowa High School Athletic Association saw a 12 percent decrease in the total number of officials across seven sports. The pool of registered officials has diminished at the same rate the last six years, going from 1,557 in 2013 to 1,357 this season.

“I really think we still see a little bit of a decline in the last two, three, four years for football, specifically,” said Lewie Curtis, the IHSAA Director of Officials. “That’s 200 fewer than we had in 2013, so when you’re talking about that percentage that is an alarming amount.”

 

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A Catoosa County Schools spokeswoman says Heritage High School Head Football Coach E.K. Slaughter has been suspended from all football related activities for one week.

Marissa Brower says Coach Slaughter's suspension comes as a result of shoving one of his players by the helmet back on the football field at the LFO-Heritage football game on August 23rd. Heritage High ended up winning that game, 17 to 16.

 

Principal Ronnie Bradford said, "We expect every member of the Heritage High School staff to adhere to the highest professional standards in all of their interactions with our students. Coach Slaughter quickly realized that his actions were wrong and apologized to the player involved and his family. We addressed his actions, and he will be suspended from football for one week.”

More:https://newschannel9.com/news/local/heritage-high-school-coach-suspended-after-incident-with-player-at-friday-night-game

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Most of the leagues in the DC area up and running. Several private school leagues began last week. DC and Virginia public school began tonight. Just waiting on Maryland public schools to get started next week.

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