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Offline AverageJo24

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2019 teams
« on: October 19, 2018, 11:52:00 am »
Has anyone heard of any new teams joining the 8 man football for 2019? I expect an increase in teams wanting to play, but haven't heard of any specific teams.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 09:40:00 am »
I hear Augusta will stay permanent. Rumors say Midland will do this year and Rector fall 2020

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 01:08:42 pm »
Marvell needs to join bad

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 01:23:59 am »
I think one of the secrets to making 8-man take off is to make all schools start basketball in November at the same time. Remove the incentive to not having football.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 01:41:07 am »
I'll add that there are a few 3A teams who rose to the point where they should strongly consider it. Not naming any names, bud.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 10:28:40 am »
I think one of the secrets to making 8-man take off is to make all schools start basketball in November at the same time. Remove the incentive to not having football.

or let everyone start playing when the non football schools do.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 10:31:47 am »
I'll add that there are a few 3A teams who rose to the point where they should strongly consider it. Not naming any names, bud.

I see what you did there

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 10:41:07 am »
Arkansas starts basketball way to early for non-football schools. It is the only state I know of in this area that does that.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 10:50:51 am »
I really do wish the start date for basketball was the same for all schools regardless of classification.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 11:00:20 am »
Let all schools start in October 🤔

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 11:54:48 am »
Let all schools start in October 🤔

Agreed

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 12:00:50 pm »
I feel like basketball season used to start a lot earlier than it does now for the "football" schools

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 12:42:31 pm »
Let all schools start in October 🤔


I have always wondered what the reasoning of the AAA was to not allow  all schools the option to start playing in October. I know some may rely heavily on football players coming over in especially the 2A and 3A ranks, but when I played at a 4A school all 5 of us starters where basketball only guys so why could we not start playing earlier. I would have loved the chance to get 6 to 8 more games in, and it would be a great opportunity to really mix in a good variety of opponents. I think this rule of only letting basketball only schools is not fair because 2A and 3A schools like a Valley Springs for example get a leg up on their 3A counterparts who don't get that luxury of starting early on top of the obvious of all their athletes being in basketball to begin with. You follow the sport more down there so I would like to hear your input on that. I really wish all schools had that luxury of starting early if they wanted to.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 12:47:26 pm »
-I am shocked it has never been brought up to the vote on in the summer.... I honestly think it may have more to do with the possible ref situation (not sure how many of them duel up reffing football and basketball) which would cause a shortage in a 4-6 week window

-then I think the administrators would not want it cause it creates more work for them cause they have a loaded October and November on their plate in athletics


-I think the coaches and players would love it so I think it has more to do with outside factors than anything

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 10:08:01 am »
look for Ida to become 8 man numbers are gonna go wayyyyyy down

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 10:26:49 am »
look for Ida to become 8 man numbers are gonna go wayyyyyy down

Rumor has it they aren't the only ones in west Arkansas looking to join soon either.  Hearing from a pretty good source that Western Yell County is considering 8 man, but their coach won't confirm/deny it to the source.  Hopefully it doesn't get dragged out like some of the teams did last year in deciding to do it and put all the other teams in a bind to find someone.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 11:59:17 am »
Of the schools that were contacted last year to gauge interest, Western Yell was one of them. WY told those that were in contact with them that they were NOT interested and would NEVER be interested in it, perhaps now they have changed their tune. If you would like to know more on that situation you can PM me.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 12:56:55 pm »
Of the schools that were contacted last year to gauge interest, Western Yell was one of them. WY told those that were in contact with them that they were NOT interested and would NEVER be interested in it, perhaps now they have changed their tune. If you would like to know more on that situation you can PM me.

Maybe they changed their tune.  PM sent, I believe my guy though.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 03:17:34 pm »
I've heard WYC is going to 8 man, too, for what its worth.

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Re: 2019 teams
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2018, 12:41:17 pm »
I've heard WYC is going to 8 man, too, for what its worth.

As long as Danville and Magazine remain even mildly successful WYC will always struggle.

 

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