SMC 2018!!! What are your thoughts!!!

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What does this season have in store for the SMC? Thoughts and comments. Let’s get this started!
 

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Once again it'll be 1) Murphy 2) Swain...I believe Cherokee will get the 3 nod. I mean no matter what you do or who comes back the preseason will always go to the big 2. R'ville will be penciled in @ 4. I see big improvements from the other schools. Cannot say much on that matter but I will say R'ville has some youth, I believe we only have 4 seniors. The freshman who moved up should have that year more of experience and that will help. Most of the previous attitude is gone but we still have some boys that need to be kept straight if we expect to do something this year. All in all I will contend that it will be a battle and our boys are ready to taste that championship that was once a stable companion of Title Town.
 
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I have to agree that Murphy should be the favorite at the moment....The Bulldogs did lose some talent, but the cupboard is hardly bare as most know, and the Bulldogs do get both Swain and Cherokee at the Hill this year which also gives them the nod IMO...As for the rest of the conference, Cherokee lost some very talented kids on both sides of the ball, but the Braves also return some talent at RB and WR which should help a new signal caller and a rebuilt OL....What also can never be discounted is the fact that a lot of underclassmen got some valuable practice time on the way to the Braves first ever state title which will also be a big benefit this season, and I expect overall numbers to also be up after claiming their first state football title, and we all know that there's never been a shortage of talent on the Reservation through the years, and a state title can lure kids to the field who otherwise might not play the sport of football, so there's that.......You've got to know that Swain Coaches and Players have circled that big game between the Braves and Maroondevils this season on the Reservation since the Braves laid the smackdown on the Maroondevils last year in Bryson City, handing the Maroondevils one of their worst losses in the history of the football program....It's likely the Maroondevil players and coaches have not forgotten that beatdown by the Braves last year in front of the Maroondevil faithful....Robbinsville likely has the premier RB in the SMC this year, but as mentioned above, there are a lot of big shoes to fill on the O and D lines as well as in the backfield....The Black Knights do get both Murphy and Cherokee at Big Oak Stadium this year which should help, but I just don't know if they have the experience to beat either of those teams this year?....Andrews, Hayesville and Rosman should all be much improved over last season.....From the top to the bottom, I expect the SMC to be much more competitive this year than it was last year, but Murphy, Cherokee and Swain County will likely open the season as the top 3 teams in the SMC.....

As for my Rosman Tigers, they should be pretty explosive on offense, but the jury is still out on a Tigers' defense that had trouble stopping anybody last year?....I will be especially interested to see if the Coaching changes that the Tigers made during the offseason will make any difference or not, and it won't take long to find that out as the Tigers travel to face 2A East Henderson and huge 6'6" dual-threat QB Hemphill in the season opener in Flat Rock....

Roar Tigers Roar!
 
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1.Murphy.
2.Swain
3.Robbinsville.
4.Cherokee.
5.Rosman.
6.Andrews.
7.Hayesville
 
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We're definitely in front of robinsville and swain!!! Come on football god13 give us some credit!!! Murphy gonna be tough!!!
 

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Ty mintz gonna be some hard cleats to fill!! Believe will be ok with tha passin game tho!!
 

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Just maybe just maybe your knights won’t finish 4th and join the big 3 again lol
 

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Just maybe just maybe your knights won’t finish 4th and join the big 3 again lol
And so it has begun! haha Let us not forget Cherokee hasn't exactly run over the Knights the past two years. 2016, we fumbled on the goal line on an intense 4th and Goal. 2017 the year we choked in the Red Zone. There is a lot to prove and Cherokee is just another rung the Knights have to climb to the top. @ Fighting4Braves you must remember we went undefeated to State and the next year guess what, picked to finish 3rd behind Murphy and Swain. BK is just implying how he believes the preseason rankings would fall. Our boys give Cherokee credit and respect but they are coming for everyone. But it must be noted that you cannot leave out the other SMC schools. I am sure schools have learned not to look past anyone. They are just as hungry and any given night can be an upset.
 
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Hahaha!! I hear you 1guy and I get what your sayin and understand!! Bk you talk crazy, unz would've never won your 13 if it wasn't for Phillips and Jordan and now there's kids comin back home from bryson and choctaws are comin up it's a sin and it's never happened down there!! C'MON MAN!!!
 

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And I've done got all tha history lessons I need son!!! Save it for tha flatlanders durin playoffs!!
 

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Take it easy on the guy’s from rville everybody knows there the only one’s that play football in our conference or that’s what they think lol
 

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Goodness I guess I can’t even root for my hometown team without being a BK supporter. We share a common team but he is a free thinking guy and what he says is what he says. I guess everyone from Rosman is a TigerTown Rick follower. Sorry BK rubs you all the wrong way but to generalize us is just absurd. To say we think we are the only ones to think play football is blasphemous. Cherokee is the State Champ and things will go accordingly so welcome to the show and FYI the 13 championships are from everyone not because of P&J. The Black knight uniform has been worn by generations of families who are still here. To say we should owe our championshipS to one thing is beyond me. You must understand my frustration because that’s like me saying Cherokee would not have won a state championship without Mintz and even before I could say Cherokee would have never won a conference ship without Woods. Let’s also be reminded that I am firm believer that the Cherokee boys down here are essential in the success of the program. Yes we have Cherokee boys because Qualla isn’t the only place they live.
 
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I know 1guy but you talk reasonably and ain't so chuck Norrisish!! If someone from tha rez gets to talkin to far out there I'll be like, dude chill!! And p@j did have some to do with it and maybe not all, its really tha pot callin tha kettle black tho!! I seriously don't have a clue why tha choctaw boys are comin up here but if I find out I'll tell you!! Ran into a choctaw dad up here durin basketball season and tha dad really started braggin how tha school looked and tha football field to!! He said, man it's nice and my boy told me he wants to come up here and go to school!! Then he said they may come!! It was that simple and it kinda shocked me!! If we kept gettin tha beat down in football and swain kept winnin and there school looked very nice I'd NEVER send my kid there!! Couldn't imagine sendin my kid to anywhere but Cherokee, especially if it was just cause tha school was pretty!! Everybody's different tho!!
 

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Pandj dont have anything to do with it. It takes a dumb a$$ to think that. U realky have no clue.
 

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Pandj dont have anything to do with it. It takes a dumb a$$ to think that. U realky have no clue.
Kinda like people thinking tri county ec students should be counted in MHS enrollment even tho its a totally different school with their own athletic program. I guess it also falls into the same catagory "it takes a real dumb a$$ to think that" and "you really have no clue"
 
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Once again, P&J has as much influence in our state championships as the Casino in both Cherokee & Cherokee Co. had in Murphy’s and Cherokees championship. I guess the same families that have always lived there should just get on our hands in knees and thank P&J. What about the Native kids, I guess they weren’t a factor. Sorry an actual small school can surprisingly compete with the kids we have.
 
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Agree to disagree I guess!! But when it's on us I'll just do tha same thing unz did then and that's that!! Unz didn't benefit from p@j and we're not gonna benefit from choctaws!! Guess my conference line up looks like this then!!

1. Rville
2. Murphy and all there hidden numbers
3.swain
4. Us and all our transfers
5. Rosman
6. Hayesville
7. Andrews
There we're outta tha BIG 3 so chill football gods!! Yeah tha native people helped to!!
 

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More like it?? And before unz go on a big spill about tha past let me inform unz of somethin!! I never knew rville was good till I got into high school, me and my class put tha smack down on everybody but Murphy!! And mr Kenneth dockery and them whooped us with class and that's why I tip my hat to tha dogs!! Not just cause tha CASINO is down there!!! Hate when tha casino gets brought up, got all that great farmin land and that's not enough!! We should trade tha casinos for our land back!!!
 

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2 years out of 75 and unz talkimg smack.
Lets remember two close wins for braves. Forget about the many 50-00 wins 4 rville.
Things will straighten back out soon. Enjoy your little streak. Its really nothing if u look at the over all picture. Unz are going need a save space soon enough, lol.
 
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Guess back to this year then!! Believe will get tha knights in a tight 1 and I'll enjoy it, then whenever unz beat us I'll hate it!! That cool??
 
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More like it?? And before unz go on a big spill about tha past let me inform unz of somethin!! I never knew rville was good till I got into high school, me and my class put tha smack down on everybody but Murphy!! And mr Kenneth dockery and them whooped us with class and that's why I tip my hat to tha dogs!! Not just cause tha CASINO is down there!!! Hate when tha casino gets brought up, got all that great farmin land and that's not enough!! We should trade tha casinos for our land back!!!
I am not here to argue about how someone got their championships. I will not discredit kids and their achievements. I will however defend accusation about how we somehow bought champions. I’ve heard the rumors and one was Stanley was part of the recruiting. And the Casino reference was simply to let y’all realize how absurd the notion of something making champions not the hard work of the kids. Finally BK I’ll go to bat for our Knights but please stop making references about your disdain of Democrats. This is not a political forum and FYI not everyone in Robbinsville was for Trump.
 

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Ok back to football. Did you know we have 2 good senior wrestlers coming out 4 football thia year. 1 was top 3 in state, i think and the other was the state champion. Hope they can help.
 

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I wouldn't tweet to much about tha trump deal!! Haha!!! Tha state title has made more kids intrested in comin out on tha rez!! Guess will see!! Heard there's a 7 on 7 deal goin on tomorrow, ain't sure if its here or in Franklin!!
 

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Ok let's get this back on track with football.lol. Does any teams have some 7 on 7 planned. I know we do got one coming up I believe in next week or two.
 

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I’ve seen a peaked interest in getting
Ok back to football. Did you know we have 2 good senior wrestlers coming out 4 football thia year. 1 was top 3 in state, i think and the other was the state champion. Hope they can help.
So we are getting Lovins kid and is it Millsaps? Heard the boys were pitching hard for the Millsaps kid to go out. But you never know. Can’t argue about them. We are going to need all the depth we can get giving we use a bye right off the bat. Injuries for most 1a teams is a changed season.
 

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