Both the MVAC scarlet and the EOAC are incredibly weak as leagues this year IMHO. They have an 18-27 combined out of league record. Is that going to be the new normal? Those two leagues are basically the old ITCL. I always thought that was such a strong league. Is it shrinking enrollment or lower participation numbers?
I understand some teams don’t field a Jr. High team and virtually none have A and B teams. When my son played for WR most of the teams played a Jr. High A and B game, a JV game, usually a freshman game and Varsity. Now if there’s one Jr. high game, a JV game and Varsity you’re doing good. If a schools players aren’t getting those reps the quality of play has to suffer. I love 7-12 football but I’m worried it’s dying out, especially at small schools. I really am hoping it’s a pendulum and will swing back the other way.