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BlackNight2017 08-08-17 05:18 AM

No team this season?
 
Anyone know of any team(s) folding their 2017 season due to lack of players?

EagleFan 08-08-17 05:48 AM

not yet. Seem to get 1 a year, though.

Jaws31 08-08-17 05:52 AM

Word was Sebring and Leetonia might be in that boat. Haven't heard for sure yet though.

111411 08-08-17 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaws31 (Post 6802396)
Word was Sebring and Leetonia might be in that boat. Haven't heard for sure yet though.

Last I heard, Sebring has 16.

Spread All Day 08-08-17 02:07 PM

Sebring has 16??? Good for them.

Sykotyk 08-08-17 02:24 PM

Need to get 8man out here for smaller schools.

king kong 08-08-17 02:59 PM

Portsmouth Norte Dame is down to 16 the last I read on Southeastpreps. Was talk of only playing JV, but they are going to try to keep varsity.

Fun2Bme 08-08-17 09:15 PM

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...ack-of-coaches

Salesman 08-08-17 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Fun2Bme (Post 6802984)

I'm sure if they looked in the bleachers behind the bench there would be plenty of coaches.

SLAGuy 08-08-17 09:59 PM

16 is enough to play a game, not sure about a season. They need to scour the halls once school starts to bring in reinforcements.

FossyWriter8 08-08-17 10:00 PM

St. Wendelin in Fostoria has closed its high school. Still has K-8.

BaconMan 45 08-10-17 11:26 PM

A month or two ago, I was reading the Mr. Thrifty and saw an add in the classifieds for the Sebring head coach position. I have never seen that before.

StateChampion2012 08-11-17 11:24 AM

Dayton Daily News had an article saying that Springfield Catholic Central has 18 players and 4 of them aren't Varsity ready. http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/spo...2t08XMVWfHcpI/

Goalsetting 08-11-17 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by StateChampion2012 (Post 6804601)
Dayton Daily News had an article saying that Springfield Catholic Central has 18 players and 4 of them aren't Varsity ready. http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/spo...2t08XMVWfHcpI/

That's sad!

Captain Obvious 08-11-17 05:52 PM

It's time for football with a reduced number of players in a Ohio. In theory, 16-18 players should be enough to play a game or season, but what if the majority of players weigh under 150 pounds? Some modified versions only call for three lineman, so you wouldn't have to search the hallways and guilt a big kid into playing. The inverse could also be true. One of my friends went to coach a JV game with fifteen kids, few of which would have played a skill position with a larger roster.

EagleFan 08-12-17 09:07 AM

Thanks, Captain Obvious.

StateChampion2012 08-12-17 11:42 AM

I don't mean to ruffle some feathers but if you can't have 11 vs 11 in practice, idk how you can play a season. That's where I think 8 man would come in handy.

Captain Obvious 08-12-17 11:56 AM

EagleFan, I know what I stated was painfully obvious to many, which was my intent. Someone responded to a similar thread last year by saying,
"football is 11 o 11.....anything else is dumb.....if you don't have enough kids, that's too bad.....too many dems on here wanting a level playing field.....might makes right.....always has.....either play football the right way or go play soccer......this is why America has been so screwed over the past decade....too many people putting up with mediocrity.....sack up and play football the way it was meant to be played."
I know most people have enough common sense to know this is an ignorant line of thinking. I was just firing the first shot before anyone started to veer down the path eleven man is the only real football, which is absolute garbage. I wish some of these kids with programs shuttering or fielding less than x number of kids had an avenue to play competitive football.

sportster4321 08-12-17 04:02 PM

Please no 8 man. Consolidate

queencitybuckeye 08-12-17 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sportster4321 (Post 6805332)
Please no 8 man. Consolidate

Yes, because sports participation should be the top determinant of whether a school system should remain independent or merge. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Spread All Day 08-12-17 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by queencitybuckeye (Post 6805345)
Yes, because sports participation should be the top determinant of whether a school system should remain independent or merge. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Could merge the teams without merging schools. It's been done before.

queencitybuckeye 08-12-17 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Spread All Day (Post 6805359)
Could merge the teams without merging schools. It's been done before.

Good idea, any current examples of this?

Sykotyk 08-12-17 07:28 PM

Pennsylvania and many other states form co-ops. Extremely common outside Ohio.

FossyWriter8 08-12-17 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Sykotyk (Post 6805436)
Pennsylvania and many other states form co-ops. Extremely common outside Ohio.

Iowa allows such consolidations for sports. They usually run for two years and must be approved by the school districts involved.

EagleFan 08-13-17 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by queencitybuckeye (Post 6805379)
Good idea, any current examples of this?

Kinda happens in multi-school districts in Ohio.

No co-ops like in PA/MI other states. Yet.

simkon 08-13-17 08:23 AM

Youngstown for the past few years has had multiple high schools but was only fielding one football team.

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SLAGuy 08-13-17 04:51 PM

One local school that didn't have hockey had two kids playing hockey for two other schools.

The way it was explained was that if your school didn't have a sport, they were eligible to play for another local school. Might be an option for some of these barely big enough schools if true.

Salesman 08-13-17 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SLAGuy (Post 6803020)
16 is enough to play a game, not sure about a season. They need to scour the halls once school starts to bring in reinforcements.

With all due respect, I don't believe you should be playing with 16 kids on a roster. When you get down to those low numbers, you are starting freshmen against another team's juniors and seniors. You are talking about starting a 14-15 year old cornerback against an 18-year old senior running back. On a sweep play this becomes a very unsafe situation and could easily result in serious injury.

To avoid situations like this, a team should have at least 22 players who are varsity ready in order to participate in a game. Let the head coach determine who is varsity ready, not a group of dads with huge egos who want their sons to start a game.

Also, what kind of player do you believe you are going to get by scouring the halls once school starts? Probably not very dedicated ones.

:soapbox:

nupanther 08-13-17 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Salesman (Post 6806132)
With all due respect, I don't believe you should be playing with 16 kids on a roster. When you get down to those low numbers, you are starting freshmen against another team's juniors and seniors. You are talking about starting a 14-15 year old cornerback against an 18-year old senior running back. On a sweep play this becomes a very unsafe situation and could easily result in serious injury.

To avoid situations like this, a team should have at least 22 players who are varsity ready in order to participate in a game. Let the head coach determine who is varsity ready, not a group of dads with huge egos who want their sons to start a game.

Also, what kind of player do you believe you are going to get by scouring the halls once school starts? Probably not very dedicated ones.

:soapbox:

It's not a big deal as long as you're playing other teams in the same boat. The problem lies when you play a team in your scenario. But you can't go around worrying about you will and will not get injured. There will always be some physical mismatches on the field.

I agree on your take of asking kids to play roaming the halls. But those coaches with 16 kids are desperate. And desperate times call for desparate measures

simkon 08-14-17 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by SLAGuy (Post 6806007)
One local school that didn't have hockey had two kids playing hockey for two other schools.

The way it was explained was that if your school didn't have a sport, they were eligible to play for another local school. Might be an option for some of these barely big enough schools if true.

The kids are allowed to play for other schools but the teams they play on then become club teams and are ineligible for the playoffs and they are no longer an OHSAA recognized team.
This was the situation when Poland, Mooney, Ursuline, Boardman and Austintown Fitch pretty much combined to form one team, mind you they don't have a team anymore. Canfield was the only actual non-club team and they remain as the only team of any sort in the greater Youngstown area but that is contingent on the Ice Zone staying open.

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