Good post. It also should be mentioned that while state titles can be a factor in the discussion, it should not be the considered the most important one, as 80% or more of the football-playing schools will never win one, and that's OK, it's supposed to be about more than that.Separation just results in elimination of the guardrails (written and practical) on private schools’ athletics. Being bound by “the rules” as written in order to play in OHSAA postseason is sufficient on the matter, as is the economy of public-private school partnerships on the playing field.
Alienating private schools to the point of exclusion is not in the best interest of Ohio’s public schools with regards to sports.
I wonder what kind of person goes onto a high school sports football forum and posts a topic that literally has been discussed for over a decade in over 100 threads that already exist on it and decides to post another one on the exact same subject without offering anything substantially new to the discussion. If you wanted to add to one of the previous 100 discussions just use the search tool and bring one of the prevoius threads back up to the top. No one will change anyones mind on the subject no matter what is written. So leave this thread to die or resurrect one of the hundreds of others.
I believe Ohio has 5 D1 private school's. I would guess they have won an overwhelming majority of all sports state championships, against what, 600 plus schools?Anyone have figures in this debate?
JLP will liven up in the spring when their recruiting class is all set.
A triggered Iggy poster is laughable.
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!Of course you see Massillon and immediately rush to the defensive, even though the intent has nothing to do with your school. Triggered? How many times do we have to see " Will Massillon ever win a state championship?" It's interminable ; so why must it, like the public vs private or "why Canton" questions be asked every single year with the same posters offering the same " arguments" ( "How about Crew?"). Isn't there anything new, or do the same people have nothing to do with their lives that the same questions have to be brought up constantly just for something to do? When has there ever been a new argument? You might say I was triggered. Well, if I am, it's because it's the same old you know what every year. Of course, it's my fault for actually reading them; I should just ignore those posts.
A situation where private schools suddenly become unbridled on their athletics opens the door for many public schools (and their student-athletes) to lose an arms race [on secondary education <-> next-level opportunities] against the privates.I'm not sure what's behind this comment. Could you please explain why you say this?
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
Maybe this forum isn't for you anymore.