Explain or concede the lie. That's all jeebus stated and I asked. But don't tell me to get some rest. Geeezzzzz!!!
Just sayin' biggie
1. Some different playoff system where you are not discouraged from playing tough competition. I know it has been discussed many times on here about "mandatory" regional play but that is difficult for a variety of reasons. The way teams make the playoffs should be re-examined however. As it stands it does you no good to play tough teams outside of your conference schedule. Better in state games would raise the level of play overall and you would see better Public vs. Private games (see CHC-Dunbar, also kudos to North Harford for playing Hereford and St. Paul's). The argument about it doing the privates no good to play a public school team bc if they lose it hurts them is bunk to me. I recall CHC losing to eastern tech a few years back and we see where CHC is now vs where Eastern Tech is.
2. Some way to stop the youth all star team phenomenom in which the only desire is putting together a great team of kids from all over. If each area had a solid rec program, the level of talent reaching the public high schools would be better. Tie the youth programs to middle schools in some way (boundary limits, grades, etc). Many kids learning fundamentals will benefit the state of football in MD a lot more than winning with bad technique and better athletes than everyone else on a all star type team.
3. Off season lifting and conditioning. 7 v 7 is important but not as important as spending time getting bigger, stronger, faster. Line play makes the difference in most tight games.
Personally #1 is the most important of these three to me. I would rather see teams playing good in state games rather than travelling out of state. Big in state games would create more interest which leads to a better level of play IMO. The only way that can happen is changing the way teams get into the playoffs.
Thomas wasnt playing behind the coaches son, Thomas was playing behind the GC's money man's son, Dancel. And the difference there is, Thomas was better than Dancel. Outside of Bigelow at ECA and maybe his own teammate at Gilman, the 9th grader Ellison Jordan(who starts), nobody in the state is better at Poggi's position. You're not talking about some bum, Henry Poggi is a LEGIT star player.
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