IVC 2023

Damage450

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Well, might as well get this thread started. Sure, we still have an entire offseason for possible coaching changes, transfers, etc but as of this moment here would be my predictions for the 2023 IVC season:

South

I think the South has the potential to be a fun division next year. Garaway loses a bunch and will come back to the pack but will still be pretty good. I think the south could be as competitive (maybe not as good but balanced) as it was in 2020.

1. Indian Valley - They were a "year away" heading into this year and they had a lot of young talent.
2. Garaway - They do lose a lot but once again they still had a bunch of good players returning.
3. Sandy Valley - Almost all of their IVC awards winners return and Petro, Davis and Gilland are a great skill trio.
4. Ridgewood - You know they will be well coached but where will the offense come from?
5. Claymont - Things were exponentially better in Mustang land this season but still a challenge to get to the top half of the South.
6. Tusky Valley - They seem to be getting worse by the year and they lose their only productive player. Massive rebuild ahead. Strange they are this bad.

North

As a division, the North was absolutely brutal in 2022. Hopefully the league will be much improved in 2023.

1. Newcomerstown - Breakthrough 2022 with almost all underclassmen. The playoffs showed how far away we still are but in the North we are the favorites IMO.
2. Malvern - Once again, they return several key players and Malvern always seems to have good athletes. Malvern @ Newcs will be game of the year.
3. Buckeye Trail - Let's hope Trail has lightened up the schedule a bit in 2023. They weren't great in 2022 but the schedule was brutal.
4. East Canton - When I watched them play the last two years I felt like their talent was better than the results. Am I wrong?
5. Strasburg - Every player who got an IVC award returns. If they can get a organized, responsible coach they can win 2-3 games maybe.
6. TCC - 2022 was a total disaster for the Saints and I'm not sure they are going to be any better in 2023. Just having a team might be a success.
 
Well, might as well get this thread started. Sure, we still have an entire offseason for possible coaching changes, transfers, etc but as of this moment here would be my predictions for the 2023 IVC season:

South

I think the South has the potential to be a fun division next year. Garaway loses a bunch and will come back to the pack but will still be pretty good. I think the south could be as competitive (maybe not as good but balanced) as it was in 2020.

1. Indian Valley - They were a "year away" heading into this year and they had a lot of young talent.
2. Garaway - They do lose a lot but once again they still had a bunch of good players returning.
3. Sandy Valley - Almost all of their IVC awards winners return and Petro, Davis and Gilland are a great skill trio.
4. Ridgewood - You know they will be well coached but where will the offense come from?
5. Claymont - Things were exponentially better in Mustang land this season but still a challenge to get to the top half of the South.
6. Tusky Valley - They seem to be getting worse by the year and they lose their only productive player. Massive rebuild ahead. Strange they are this bad.

North

As a division, the North was absolutely brutal in 2022. Hopefully the league will be much improved in 2023.

1. Newcomerstown - Breakthrough 2022 with almost all underclassmen. The playoffs showed how far away we still are but in the North we are the favorites IMO.
2. Malvern - Once again, they return several key players and Malvern always seems to have good athletes. Malvern @ Newcs will be game of the year.
3. Buckeye Trail - Let's hope Trail has lightened up the schedule a bit in 2023. They weren't great in 2022 but the schedule was brutal.
4. East Canton - When I watched them play the last two years I felt like their talent was better than the results. Am I wrong?
5. Strasburg - Every player who got an IVC award returns. If they can get a organized, responsible coach they can win 2-3 games maybe.
6. TCC - 2022 was a total disaster for the Saints and I'm not sure they are going to be any better in 2023. Just having a team might be a success.
Has Strasburg hired a coach yet?
 

Damage450

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Looks like Jimm Morris
Well that's certainly good news. I can't imagine a better hire than this considering the condition of the Strasburg program. Let's hope he can get it Strasburg back to respectability. The good news is Strasburg has some very winnable games with Rittman, Tusky Valley and TCC on next year's schedule.
 

Journey

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Viva Stras Vegas baby!

Live view of Coach Mo coming out of El Campesino's with fire in his eyes-
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The Adam Schefter

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Well, might as well get this thread started. Sure, we still have an entire offseason for possible coaching changes, transfers, etc but as of this moment here would be my predictions for the 2023 IVC season:

South

I think the South has the potential to be a fun division next year. Garaway loses a bunch and will come back to the pack but will still be pretty good. I think the south could be as competitive (maybe not as good but balanced) as it was in 2020.

1. Indian Valley - They were a "year away" heading into this year and they had a lot of young talent.
2. Garaway - They do lose a lot but once again they still had a bunch of good players returning.
3. Sandy Valley - Almost all of their IVC awards winners return and Petro, Davis and Gilland are a great skill trio.
4. Ridgewood - You know they will be well coached but where will the offense come from?
5. Claymont - Things were exponentially better in Mustang land this season but still a challenge to get to the top half of the South.
6. Tusky Valley - They seem to be getting worse by the year and they lose their only productive player. Massive rebuild ahead. Strange they are this bad.

North

As a division, the North was absolutely brutal in 2022. Hopefully the league will be much improved in 2023.

1. Newcomerstown - Breakthrough 2022 with almost all underclassmen. The playoffs showed how far away we still are but in the North we are the favorites IMO.
2. Malvern - Once again, they return several key players and Malvern always seems to have good athletes. Malvern @ Newcs will be game of the year.
3. Buckeye Trail - Let's hope Trail has lightened up the schedule a bit in 2023. They weren't great in 2022 but the schedule was brutal.
4. East Canton - When I watched them play the last two years I felt like their talent was better than the results. Am I wrong?
5. Strasburg - Every player who got an IVC award returns. If they can get a organized, responsible coach they can win 2-3 games maybe.
6. TCC - 2022 was a total disaster for the Saints and I'm not sure they are going to be any better in 2023. Just having a team might be a success.
I agree w this. Although not an IVC team CV will be interesting this year also
 

Damage450

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I agree w this. Although not an IVC team CV will be interesting this year also
You know IVC fans do need to hope that CV hires a good coach and keeps their program going strong. If the IVC ever expands then CV is a perfect candidate to join the North. Also, if TCC or Strasburg ever drop football CV would be a candidate.
 

The Adam Schefter

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it’s gonna be a battle to who’s program will stop first Strasburg or tcc. Casey’s done good with very little before but after seeing what happened last year after cherry quit was disgusting. CV should already be in it but I know they play tcc and Strasburg next regular season
 

The Adam Schefter

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There are a few IVC schools that I am stunned aren't making coaching changes. Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?
the only coach I question in the ivc is Eric Henry dude can’t do anything and is still at claymont with the worst staff possible
 

Damage450

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the only coach I question in the ivc is Eric Henry dude can’t do anything and is still at claymont with the worst staff possible
I thought Claymont made some nice strides this year. They won 3 games and could've won a 4th. I know Claymont has a long ways to go to get to where they should be but there are programs that are a lot worse off in the IVC than the Mustangs.
 

KnightHawk55

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it’s gonna be a battle to who’s program will stop first Strasburg or tcc. Casey’s done good with very little before but after seeing what happened last year after cherry quit was disgusting. CV should already be in it but I know they play tcc and Strasburg next regular season
The OVAC likes having CV within their ranks.....
 

Miz

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It's not always the coaching...How many skilled players did they lose to the neighboring school again? He will have them ready this season.
How many more years they gonna use this as an excuse? He is the reason they left! And have them ready this season? I bet he has a master plan and probably thinking playoffs! Lay off the drugs
 

Damage450

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How many more years they gonna use this as an excuse? He is the reason they left! And have them ready this season? I bet he has a master plan and probably thinking playoffs! Lay off the drugs
Once again, I thought Claymont made strides on the field this year. Hopefully that will help keep their kids and make that program better.

Having said that, the #1 job of a coach in the IVC schools that don't "recruit" is to get their most athletic kids to play football. If a coach is failing at that then you need to move on. If kids aren't playing or are leaving to another school they are telling you they don't believe in the head coach. It's pretty simple.
 
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