I'm 71 and agree, but I'm going yto try to remain optimistic. I know this, the election in November is going to be huge.Wizard, the demolition has started. As HS football fans, 2019 may have been the last real season. I’m nearly 75 and I realize I’ve got way more years behind me than in front of me but I really feel bad for the generation coming up, it didn’t use to be this way. The world has changed, but not for the better.😞
SWO1, enjoy it. How nice it must be to attend a high school game. By the way, when you said the team name, I was able to see the roster and a couple highlights. They have him listed as 7'11 and 300 lbs., but no one on the team appeared to be close to 7 feet tall. They do look big, tough and pretty fast. I wonder if they could handle SWO? They'd have to hustle to beat the Stallions.HS games are on in Missouri tonight. First game of the season. Its a home game so only 20 minutes away. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory. Every other seat and every other row in the stands marked off limits. Lawn chairs in the end Zone area allowed. The North end has a bank so its better. I will probably sit in the stands somewhere, top row, 50 yard line if I can get it. Social distance at the snack bars and rest rooms. Hot Dogs are OK, nothing great. Good Pop Corn and cold drinks. New home stands opened late last year. They face east away from the setting sun. Old home stands are now visitors. Two score boards, on each end. Nice facilities.
GO BISON !!!!!!!
Couldn't have said it better.Yeah got me to thinking ...Where are all the dead grocery store and hardware (a la Lowes) workers??? You would think after the past 6 months the dead bodies would be stacking up at these places since they never closed......Sick to death of this "panic porn"................................
Drove out to Tennessee to watch a game last night and stayed the night in the mountains.Well it was all offense and very little defense. Local team won 47-42. Visitors were bigger ... we were faster. Almost all big plays for us, about 75% pass and 25% run. They were around 99% run. I dont think the Bison took more than 5-6 plays to score while it was ball control and 4-6 yards a carry for the Bears.
A lot of our big boys didnt even suit up. #44 who was listed at 7'11" a no show. So I dont know if he exists or not. Also a boy I know who is 6'5" 300 lbs not there. In reality who played was on the small side for the Bison.
Another home game next week. Nice home side seats. All folding with backs. I got there at 6:30 and it was packed, both sides with a lot along the sides and endzones in lawn chairs. I had to sit on the bottom row at the 45.
October 23rd Alcoa at Gatlinburg Pittman or October 29th Alcoa at Dobyns Bennett. September 11th Elizabethton at Daniel Boone could be a good game.I think SWO-#1 has got all of us wanting a football fix. South Carolina begins in September, but not sure. Several good teams, there, within a couple hours of here. The nearest teams from me in eastern Tennessee are a few hours away but within driving distance. I don't think I can hold off much longer before I start trying to find a particular game.
IMO ....... NO WAY !!! Although we are a Class 3 still smaller and overall slower than SWO. Missouri has a majority of small rural schools. We have 5 classes. Only the large city areas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield has class 4 and 5 teams. Class 4 and 5 play a shorter playoff schedule than 1-3. We realign every 2 years. Buffalo is the only school in the county with around 700 students. Away games are almost all around 60-100 mile trip. With 2 lane country roads and school buses its a long trip.Congratulations to the Bison. I’m still curious if you believe the Bison could take the Stallions in most years.
My son got a offer from Culver-Stockton in Missouri.IMO ....... NO WAY !!! Although we are a Class 3 still smaller and overall slower than SWO. Missouri has a majority of small rural schools. We have 5 classes. Only the large city areas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield has class 4 and 5 teams. Class 4 and 5 play a shorter playoff schedule than 1-3. We realign every 2 years. Buffalo is the only school in the county with around 700 students. Away games are almost all around 60-100 mile trip. With 2 lane country roads and school buses its a long trip.
We have conference play but only consists of 6-7 game regular season schedule. Playoffs starts with District play consisting of 4 teams each. Only the district champ advances in the playoffs. So a team can go 9 or 10 - 1 and not advance. Last two years we finished 2nd in district and went out ....like losing in 2nd round in NC. Playoff games rotate every year East to West. So the best team dosnt always get home field advantage. All state final games are played in the Dome in St. Louis inside over two days.
Most of Missouri is rural and the second largest cattle state. About all you see is pickup trucks, cowboy hats and boots. And yes the boots and blue jeans are smeared with cow $hit. Interesting smells on a warm night. Friends of ours who live in NJ come out and on a crisp clear morning they ask ..... what is that smell ???? We just say MONEY. When calves are pulled from their mothers its constant balling for about a week..... and when the pastures are fertilized mostly with turkey crap it really gets ripe.
Around my county (Dallas) a lot of Menonite comunities who have their own school system and dont play sports. We share the roads with Horse and Buggys and a lot of bicycles.