Northwest Ohio Realignment


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Here are some area news and notes I have heard at the watercooler I would like to share with all of you related to a handful of area programs for this upcoming season.

1. St Francis - School officials are very surprised about losing a couple athletes and coaches to other programs. Bruce is a 1 year interim deal. They have their eyes on another area Head Coach and just want to see how he does in 2021. This could be a shocker come December.

2. Whitmer - Heard Open Enrollment has really done wonders for them. Expect a 3 horse race between Central, Findlay and Whitmer for the Trac this fall.

3. Northwood - Look out for a very under the radar conference change.

4. Oregon Clay - Heard they had a Assistant Coach leave after the first day of group activity. This person does business with the NFL regarding offensive game plan strategy and analytics. Not a good look for a struggling program.

5. Lake - Surprise team to compete in NBC. Heard their passing game is going to both shock and light up that Conference. Competition for Ostego?

6. Napolean & BG - Heard the NLL may not need to worry about being at 11 teams. They think they will get to 8 on their own.

Anyways just random tidbits I have heard I thought you guys would enjoy.
Weird, I thought Washington Local was selective, weird their getting all the athlete’s in 😂🤣😂🤣


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Weird, I thought Washington Local was selective, weird their getting all the athlete’s in 😂🤣😂🤣

Well they do have a reputation for actually teaching their athletes so, let's see how it goes? Get a few from Cherry as a baseline comparison on value added.

There are going to be a lot of parents comparing district and school response to covid, efforts to reach students and making decisions based on word of mouth and observation. You got certain schools.... that wouldn't let their kids in the door even though they had space. Even those that were let in the door can see that others were not and will be making judgements. We had certain districts that had trouble getting off the pot.

Since we seem to be in the "I heard" game, I'm hearing WLS seemed to hit the ground running when this first hit and continued into the new school year. Credit should be given, they have a much more diverse curriculum to serve than does Cherry St. or even the burbs.
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I'm going to throw more fuel into the NLL dumpster.

If they find a 12th member, whom I do not believe exists, why wouldn't the smallest 8 ditch the biggest four and start a new 8 team league?

Assuming Northview and Southview balance out there numbers, then those two, Clay, Ross, and Springfield have essentially the same in enrollment. If a 12 school NLL splits into 2 divisions of 6 then two of those have to play Whitmer, Perrysburg, Findlay, and Anthony Wayne and the other three get to play Bowling Green, Napoleon, and the 12th unknown member. And every two years when new enrollment numbers come out who the unlucky two are has the potential to change.

And everybody STILL has to schedule 5 nonleague football games.

Why not make life simple? If they find a 12th why not just ditch the four big schools?


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This had me curious. They lost their top two athletes and offensive players from a year ago in Saffran and Delventhal. I think the Hayward kid is back who played slot last year and a little QB when Saffran was split out. Not sure whos going to be throwing and catching for them to even come close to competing with Otsego. With their OOC schedule I wouldnt be shocked to see them in the 2-4 win range.
Heard they got a really good kid from Otsego


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someone make a kid eat a non-diet compliant pizza. We'll get this thing to 200. The others are probably on vacation.

All the places I wanted to go on vacation are closed. Canada, Austailia, Brenda's Body Shop...


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What do we think the odds are the NLL adds Lima Sr to get to 12? Or do we think BG or Napoleon (or both) leave first.


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Any reason to believe the old TRAC teams would get in the way? I think it's for the NLL traditionals to schedules some OOC games with Senior to see how it goes. At a minimum, AW, PBurg need to be scheduling some variety of talent and strong suburbans round CBus.


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Add Lima Sr. and dump Whitmer, P'burg, AW, and Findlay. NLL returns to 8.
NW Ohio has unfortunately 15 teams that fit the mold. It’s a shame Maumee has completely fallen to shambles, an easy Ross/Clay trade for AW/Perrysburg would’ve made two awesome leagues in my opinion.


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It's my understanding that Clay, Ross, Whitmer and Findlay were invited to join the NLL by a unanimous vote of the 8 members of the NLL at the time of the vote. Lima Senior, if they applied,, did not receive enough votes to receive an invitation. The four TRAC publics that were invited to join would have been very happy had Lima been invited. Clay, Ross, Findlay and Whitmer had zero to do with Lima not being invited. It shouldn't take a genius to figure that out. Meanwhile a few posters continue to propose NLL options where Whitmer, Findlay, Perrysburg and Anthony Wayne are dumped by the NLL. I suppose it passes the time but I have been rolling my eyes way too much. :rolleyes::p:cool::cool::cool:

Also, the TRAC publics wanted out of a league with the privates. It's been said many times on this thread and, if need be, I'll keep saying it.


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NW Ohio has unfortunately 15 teams that fit the mold. It’s a shame Maumee has completely fallen to shambles, an easy Ross/Clay trade for AW/Perrysburg would’ve made two awesome leagues in my opinion.

Assuming your 15 are the current 11 plus the privates and Maumee?

Napoleon doesn't fit that mold, they're just not scared of bigger schools. And if Napoleon fits, suddenly you're at 18 because Defiance, Wauseon, and Bryan fit.

Those 3 just have no desire to move.

And then if Fremont fits, Tiffin probably does too.