Well, Jackson finally upgraded their schedule. Replaced a D2 and a D3 with two D1s. About time, especially with scheduling Mentor. Hopefully Stow won't be uncharacteristically horrible again in 2023.Jackson
Week One- Mentor
Week Two- Mayfield
Week Three- @ Stow
Week Nine- @ Canton Central Catholic
2-2 With this They need to dump Central as this is truly not helpful to the programWell, Jackson finally upgraded their schedule. Replaced a D2 and a D3 with two D1s. About time, especially with scheduling Mentor. Hopefully Stow won't be uncharacteristically horrible again in 2023.
RIP to the Jackson-Boardman series. In the 90s/early 00s that was a big matchup when both Boardman was still D1 and very strong. The Spartans were probably the Polar Bears' longest non-Fed opponent in program history aside from ancient history I wouldn't know about.
Can’t even disagree here. This is so weak. What are we doing? Louisville used to be a formidable opponent but they aren’t nearly what they have been. Alliance, with all due respect, hasn’t been all that competitive the last few years. I don’t mind the Boardman game. Ole fed foe and an equally sized school with some decent teams every now and again. Week three should be Massillon or an Avon type of game. Iron sharpens iron.Lake this is a lame schedule won’t help you when you have to play Massillon
Week One- Alliance
Week Two- @ Boardman
Week Three- OPEN
Week Five- Louisville
I used to agree with you but I think it's more important now to get butts in the seats. Tons of CCC players live in Jax Twp anyway so they're gonna show. Keeping a local foe (CCC) and the strongest program they already faced non-conf (Mayfield) makes sense. This is a good schedule for the Bears.2-2 With this They need to dump Central as this is truly not helpful to the program
McKinley went 0-4 in this portion last year....they lost to Dublin and Massillon who both remain. Avon was/is as good as Massillon and you're playing on the road against WGH....who are the 3 and who is the 1?
I'll be surprised if the CCC series continues beyond next season when Jackson's oddball nonleague week rotates from 9 to 4. They'll have a lot more options for week 4, as will CCC. Getting together in week 8 and later week 9 was a marriage of convenience more than anything else. It was cool when the series was renewed in 2016, but it seems to have run its course rather quickly. On the CCC end, I don't sense the same level of excitement that exists when they play Perry. On the Jackson end, it has looked the last few years like they play the CCC game with one hand tied behind their backs until they're forced to untie that other hand.I used to agree with you but I think it's more important now to get butts in the seats. Tons of CCC players live in Jax Twp anyway so they're gonna show. Keeping a local foe (CCC) and the strongest program they already faced non-conf (Mayfield) makes sense. This is a good schedule for the Bears.
The only schedules I don't like are Lake's (can be fixed with that open date) and McKinley's (in danger of robbing themselves of a 1st round playoff home game if they go 0-4, they need a gimme game).
Totally agree!Lake this is a lame schedule won’t help you when you have to play Massillon
Week One- Alliance
Week Two- @ Boardman
Week Three- OPEN
Week Five- Louisville
Dude for the love of god if we schedule East again I’m going to lose it. Effing pathetic scheduling. Soft and embarrassing.Totally agree!
Alliance had their best team in years this past season and they were competitive for a quarter and a half. Then Lake took control and rolled them. I don't see Alliance having a better or even close as good of a team next year. The 2 previous meetings before last year were so one sided they weren't worth going to.
Boardman is a good matchup. Old league member as was Alliance. Difference is Boardman's size and their consistency as a winning program.
Week 3 is open and our inside guy at bluestreak headquarters reported that they were trying to get a city team. I really hate this idea. I get that you want play athletic teams ,but the city team have been in rapid decline for quite awhile. Especially the Akron city teams! The best kids go to the private schools in Summitt County. I would actually rather them play a Akron parochial team than City team. Sure we may get our tails handed to to us ,but atleast we gave an effort and played a quality program.
Louisville, what can you say about Louisville? They are a mess! It's more than just the coach as well. Each year I have seen less and less talent on the field. Maybe they aren't coming out because of the coach. Idk I'm not around that situation. The fact is is they just seem to be lacking in alot of things. 1 they look like a team that doesn't lift too often. Atleast this years team didn't. They aren't the Harbin Cow the once were. So they bring very little use and big decline if you should happen to lose.
Dude for the love of god if we schedule East again I’m going to lose it. Effing pathetic scheduling. Soft and embarrassing.
Regardless of the season they just had, I don’t think really any fed school should be playing city schools. Just my opinion.Were they scheduled in advance? After the breakout year Lake had and youth coming up I hope they add a solid opponent week 3 and if not would agree with you. Confidence should be high - seize the momentum.
That said a 9-1/8-2 season would have Lake positioned fairly well, I wouldn't overstate it too much.
Ok boys lets take the way back clock and be realistic....Regardless of the season they just had, I don’t think really any fed school should be playing city schools. Just my opinion.
That certainly makes sense!Ok boys lets take the way back clock and be realistic....
1990..Green out of conference....Timken. Alliance, Wooster, New Philly...league
1991 Kenmore, Toledo St John's..out of conference....Alliance , Wooster, New Philly, Timken..league
1992 Lorain Southview, Ravenna...out of conference....Alliance, Wooster, Timken, New Philly...league
1993 Ellet, Ravenna...out of conference...Alliance, Wooater, Timken, New Philly...league
1994 Ellet, Ravenna...out of conference....Alliance, Wooster, Timken, New Philly...league
1995 Ellet, East, Ravenna...out of conference....Alliance, Wooster, New Philly....league
1996 Ellet, East, Stow...out of conference....Alliance, New Philly, Wooster...league
1997.Ellet, Garfield, Parma Normandy...out of conference....Alliance, New Philly, Wooster...league
1998 Ellet, New Philly Ravenna, Coventry....out of conference....Wooster, Alliance...league
1999 Ellet, New Philly, Ravenna, Dover...out of conference....Wooster, Alliance....league
2000 Ellet, Firestone, Kenston, Dover.....out of conference....Wooster, Alliance..league
2001 Buchtel, Firestone, Kenston, Dover...out of conference....Wooster, Alliance...league
Now looking at the above.....tell me...was there a tough schedule in the 90's? Jeff Durbin had total control of making the schedule....this is a quote.."I scheduled Toledo St John's think we would need to beat them to get in the playoffs". I am showing 12 years...outright league champs 91,..... 93, 94, 98 co-champs...then have been co-champs just this year....Durbin controlled the schedule up to 2014. For those of you that think we should play Massillon...what is our record from 2004 to 2022 vs McKinley and then compare Massillon's record against McK from the same time frame.
1991 519 boys in the top 3 grades....2022 419 boys in the top three grades.
This info will remind you that the 90's were fun...but we played Timken, New Philly, Wooster, and Alliance...they were powerful. Lifetime against Alliance 15-7, Timken 9-0, New Philly 12-0, Wooster 16-1....equals 52-8...
Out of Conference Schedule 29-4...who was tough that we played
Durbin's record in that time frame 81-12...his total record 163-99...so the other time frames he was 82-91...interesting is it not
Shall I continue?
My personal preference I would like to not have to play them. I wonder what is driving this talk...possible money by paid attendance? The last couple of years we have been Mckinley's highest gate behind Massillon. Barberton has been approached, can't remember the exact time frame but they have turned us down...Highland has never been mentioned...possibly do to both league's schedule...we have to find teams that have the same week open.The only people I ever hear that want McKinley out of the league are McKinley fans.
I’m so glad a Massillon fan has the fed all figured out for 2023. I think you have more things to worry about than our football schedule and records. Now go back to your protected thread!Fed predictions