That front 7 will have to step up big-time.Raiders
Raiders lost a ton on the defense especially the back end. Most of the offense is returning. I do think we will be challenged more this year but I think we win every game by double digits except for one.
Help those schools if they are going to be pitted with SC. Can a school petition to stay in a classification if their numbers are below the threshold?There would be some other options for a sandhills 3A league with schools like Union Pines, Montgomery Central, Southern Lee, Lee County.
All facts you wrote. I’m a Richmond County native and so is my wife, and I hate to say this, but my daughter will not grow up there. It’s a great community to come up in if your parents/guardians are comfortable there, but there’s a huge issue in having talent and bright minds come back home once they leave due to a lack of occupational opportunity that matches said talent. Richmond County, always my home, has seen better days and I doubt those glory days return.I see the schools in the Sandhills area continuing to shrink. I know that the jobs that once were there are gone but if you look closer there are several reasons why those schools are shrinking. Many people may not want to live in downtown Charlotte or Raleigh but many people moving to NC are moving close to those urban areas not the very rural areas. So not being close to a bigger city or even town hurts schools like Scottland, Richmond, ect and I know Fayetteville is kind of close but no one other than military is moving there. So people are also moving out and getting closer to the city Just look what has happened to Anson county over the past 20 years I fear this is Scottland and Richmond counties fate which is sad but I fear true. It is no different than where I come from in PA , Steel mills and coal mines dry up jobs dry up people move talent pool shrinks. But there is hope anyone on here look at Aliquippa HS in PA look what they do with a lot less population then they used to have. They have a 1A enrollment but play up in 3A and win a lot so. I just hate to see it when I first moved here in '98 the sandhills conference with Scottland Richmond and Anson County were the killing fields of High school football, when you went there to play you got killed
I'm also guessing alot of those private schools/academys are playing a big roll in that as well.As a Scot I hate to see our numbers go down the way they have, but I do understand why people are leaving...hard to find work in the area, and if you do it pays next to nothing... Saw us going 3A a long long long time ago...