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  1. Proud of Howard alum Coach Parrish. Great video
  2. I have spent time working with Coach Poggi in the past, camps and all star events. He is a class act who loves football more than any other person I have been around. Mamba you may have a point about race as a factor, I have always seen it as elites versus the masses rather than race. As an OM grad I have heard much of the loaded rhetoric for decades. You make a great point. I still think it is inappropriate to compare the two academic institutions but the football appears to be very one sided. It would have been great to actually hear what was going on in those Gilman offices when Poggi was sent on his way.
  3. Now the Post is on it. I am sure when the Sun catches up they will just bash lacrosse. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-insider/wp/2017/09/06/youth-sports-study-declining-participation-rising-costs-and-unqualified-coaches/?utm_term=.5c0dface02f3
  4. http://time.com/magazine/us/4913681/september-4th-2017-vol-190-no-9-u-s/ Very interesting article about the "cashing-in" on youth sports and high school athletes. "A volleyball dad from upstate New York spent $20,000 one year on his daughter’s club team"
  5. Coach Singleton's was a great coach and neighbor, lived across the street. He will be missed by all. Just a side note Mamba, Korey would have broken every record that year. He didn't start the first two games of the year and missed games 10+. Eric Graham and PW Brooks both ran for over 100 yards behind an outstanding offensive line (I helped).
  6. Did anyone see the incredible game between Severna Park and Churchill last night. SP was the most dominate public school in the state and was pushed to the brink by a strong Churchill team. It is online, please watch. Next year the state goes to four divisions so this was the last 4A-3A state championship and it was amazing
  7. Match up of two super public school programs tonight as Howard travels to South River. Always a great game and turning into a nice rivalry. Howard has been to the last three state championships losing to South River in 2014 at UMBC.
  8. Saw Glenelg play Hebron yesterday. The Glads are very athletic and have an excellent goalie.
  9. Thanks Guru. I really wanted to see how the Hill did against the Cards. I follow The Hill Academy on social media and they have an outstanding athletic program.
  10. Sorry, DLow your quote, "Watched CHC play several times scouting and kid didn't play much but when he did I say average." led me to believe you were a coach associated with the program. By "scout" you meant watch the game with an emphasis in watching one kid on the field? You also used the term "we" which implied, to me, that you had a real affiliation and just weren't a parent in the stands, which is what it sounds like now. My bad
  11. I am a little surprised to see a coach on here calling out kids. That is unprofessional and unethical, not the McDonogh way, in my experience. I am sure that the AD and head coach would be very concerned with a coach acting in such a manner on a chat board.
  12. No one is cheating.
  13. Their is no one way to raise a kid. If the parent believes this is the best route.... all power to you. I hope to catch some games real soon.
  14. CHS is legit this year and the entire MIAA is really good this spring. St. Pauls has a great goalie and an attack that could compete at the DII level right now. I hesitate to address this because the chatter is actually about the great game of lacrosse but... A lot of private schools use a pre-first curriculum which is why many of the kids are a year older than public school kids. Holdbacks are not a prevalent as you may think. I used to be the king hater of holdbacks until I got to know the system a little better. This is especially true for kids who transfer in 8th or 9th grade from public to private. In order to compete they do a "do over" year. No harm, no foul. If it helps the kid, who cares. Since MIAA schools operate under the same rules I see no issue with kids being older. Just understand that you cannot compare public to private kids. As I have mentioned on this board before, you can find many older kids on city public school rosters because of inconsistent attendance and residency histories. Many freshman enter city schools at 15 or 16 years old. A county freshman is different than a city freshman.
  15. JT-S outstanding point