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  1. 20 points
    I’ll take flack for this statement, but I’ll own it anyway. It’s the Pussification of America. We’ve seen a generation of soft people come of age!
  2. 13 points
    I've noticed a lot of familiar posters who's names have popped back up on the site today, that haven't been active in a while. I just wanted to welcome all of you back as the 2019 season officially begins this week. It's always great having fresh opinions and commentary from our viewers. I've always felt that we've got some of the most educated fans in the state here at CP, so from the bottom of my heart, thanks for coming back for another year of high school football talk! If any of you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
  3. 9 points
    Christ School's 2nd leading tackler and one of their top offensive lineman, were both multi-year starters at West. I'd love to see this Falcon team with both those guys and can't stand CS and all their poaching.
  4. 9 points
    Well as a player for both seneca and coach capps, he was an amazing coach, and i dont understand why he was fired. He has one bad year, its ridiculous!
  5. 8 points
    The ultimate mission of CP is to serve our state and its communities by providing coverage of high school athletics (primarily football), and promoting the communities, the schools, the coaches, and athletes that participate. A large part of our service is by providing a centralized location for things like schedules, records, and information, by providing high quality photos of stadiums (which still is our most trafficked item in our portfolio), and also on that list is giving fans an opportunity to have a voice. As most of you know, I have strived over the past 12 years to make the forums here a step above the rest by maintaining a certain degree of respect, and trying to lead more educated discussions, versus the rants and antics of some of the more fanatical fans out there. I'm not against fans going back-and-forth, in fact, I think it's very entertaining and it keeps high school football on the front burner, but having smack talk as the foundation of website is never going to be a goal for me. With that said, I have committed my life to this sport, and with the exception of the years I served in the military, have been around football since I was a small child. Obviously I am committed to our state, or otherwise I wouldn't have committed the time, and more so the money it has taken to build this website into a business. Of course the site is a fun place to gather and discuss the latest news, and I'm glad you are all here and I hope you all stay, but it is still a business to me. I've invested thousands upon thousands of dollars into it over the past decade-plus, and for me to be able to keep it open, and operating at a high level, I have to do things that make sense from a business perspective. I am constantly trying to bring in more advertisers and sponsors to help take the financial load off of my family, and one chief complaint when they peruse the site, is lack of activity when they see fan forums. Now Wrigley and Btango have both made valid points, message forums are not what they were, and I've toyed with the idea of closing them down. If they're not active, they can give off a really bad look to a site. It was in our best interest to consolidate them to keep them active and moving forward. Look at the bright side, having them all under one roof allows you to see more of what is going on outside of your community or classification, and will make you a more educated fan, which is always my goal. Ultimately, money is the driving force to everything. I have to pursue more sponsors, and I am reliant upon revenue from advertisers. I want to keep this website up and running, and at the level of quality you guys expect. I'm sure some of you will balk at the idea, but I've also started a premium tier called CP Insiders, where I'll be posting extended rankings along with other useful tidbits. Unlike some of the other subscription based services out there that want upwards of $9.99 a month, I'm asking for $3 a month or a one-time annual fee of $24. It's far less than the cost of buying your local newspaper, and it costs less than 6 cents per day. I hope you'll all consider joining and helping me to make this site even better for you.
  6. 8 points
    If you want to talk numbers, it is more white male teachers in the classroom, than black male teachers in the school systems period. Always have been, always will be. It is very hard to find minority classroom teachers i.e. math, science, social studies, and English. And sadly when you do, most of them are not coaches. I majored in Business Administration, minor in Accounting. I was heavily recruited, like most back in the 90s, by my old HS coach to return to coaching. Mainly he thought I would be good at it, but also he definitely needed a young role model from that community. I have been to 5 high schools and I can say it has been times that I might have been the only certified minority male classroom teacher in the building. At the most it is normally not more than 3 to 5 at a time in a school calendar year at the school where I am at that is certified and in the classroom, especially if you take away PE. And one of my schools have been a 99% minority school and I can say it was still the same. We had more TEACH AMERICA teacher at that school than any other teachers and none of them were a minority, but they could drink!!! A lot of guys want to come back and coach, but not many want to teach or feel the need to get certified. Many are satisfied with being a TA or a Lay coach. Like I stated, when I entered college it was not to get a 4 year degree to teach, so that was not my initial goal either, but God had a plan for me and lead me in a direction that I really enjoyed.
  7. 7 points
    The thing is, it doesn't matter what I do, someone will always be unhappy. I can revert back to the old way and people will complain. It doesn't matter that I give my all to provide a service, it's never enough. 🤦‍♂️
  8. 7 points
    After coaching high school football since 1967 I have decided to retire. I am very fortunate that for 51 years I have been able to get up every morning and go do what I wanted to do. I have friends who have hated their jobs. Fortunately for me that has never been a thought. The fact that I was a part of taking an Eastern Guilford HS team of 43 kids 6 years ago to a team of close to 100 kids this past year made this a special period of time for me. Also, the fact that our kids bought into our systems and transformed themselves into a team who became a top tier 3A playoff team every year. We were also able to develop a lot of kids who earned college football scholarships. I enjoyed my time there and look forward to them to carrying on this winning tradition.
  9. 7 points
    I know we live in a microwave society where positive results should be immediate. However, that isn't how things work. Lasting rewards are often long in the making with many hours spent behind the scenes building success one step at a time. Those who can turn things around instantaneously rarely having enduring success as they have built their fame on a house of cards. In saying this, an 18 year run of mostly futility precedes Holman and, unless change occurs, will continue without him. Unless the resources (i.e. talent) are in place and abundant, building a program of substance takes time. Local to me, I think of the turnaround job Samek has done at Parkland. His first two years begin with an 0-22 record. Year three yields a 3-8 finish followed by 7-5 and then 6-6. If we judged him on his first three years (3-30) we could say he is a terrible coach. If we judged him on years four and five (13-11) we could say he is mediocre at best. Yet here we are in year 6 and Parkland finishes the regular season 10-1. A combined six year record of 26-42. Yet the program has changed. There is talent on the field. There are results showing up on the scoreboard. From a distance it seems that the Parkland community bought into the program and are reaping the rewards. Who knows what the future holds for Samek and Parkland, right now they are trending upward. In situations such as West Caldwell, those in management positions (I can't say leadership because I do not know if they are leaders or administrative placeholders) would do well to investigate the small victories that lead to larger ones. Patience is a virtue few possess. I'm reminded of words from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who, to paraphrase, said if Amazon had a good quarter it's because of work they did 3, 4, 5 years ago - not because they did a good job that quarter. W. Caldwell needs to have the longest view in the room to make a hire for four-to-five years down the road.
  10. 6 points
  11. 6 points
    Outside of the last couple of years . Charlotte Catholic looks like kids participating in NASA space camp. I just don’t see the advantage? They’re the epitome of a Football team. Not a lot of individual studs, but collectively they get it done.
  12. 6 points
    WM1977 - this thread has gone on for a long time and has had some good back and forth between some good knowledgeable posters. Then you showed up and started making this about some personal issue with the school not related to football. I am not a UNC fan but somehow manage to have a little fun while keeping it above board. How bout we just keep this to football commentary with a little trash talk thrown in rather than this junk. Plenty of places you can discuss this kind of stuff. Maybe a different sandbox is where you need to be.
  13. 6 points
    Young man is out of the medically induced coma, but still sedated heavily to allow for continued healing. He has movement in his limbs and strength is returning. Continued prayers for a full recovery for this young man.
  14. 6 points
    There is something special about playing after Thanksgiving! Remember this is about the kids. Some of them will never have this opportunity again. Some will play next week and beyond Cheer for your team and cheer for your player (s) Be safe and stay warm!
  15. 6 points
  16. 5 points
    It’s a great opportunity for them to meet each other...lol!
  17. 5 points
    People kill me with all the "yes man" stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHipzGL4dwM
  18. 5 points
    Interesting that the assumption is always made that private schools have more and their employees are paid more. Sometimes this is the case. Sometimes it is not. At MOST private schools, the teachers and coaches are actually paid less than public school counterparts in that state. Facilities are paid for (and maintained) with ZERO public funds. Private donations and fundraising campaigns are the avenues for improvements and additions to existing facilities. Ok, so you say “it’s all those wealthy families that have money anyway” that contribute. Sometimes this is true... especially at the really high dollar private’s but there are families that save & sacrifice a lot to send their kids to private schools for a variety of reasons. All the while paying for public schools as well thru taxes as we all do. No, I’m not saying they shouldn’t either. Fundraising campaigns also go on for public schools thru booster clubs & other special projects. I’d argue there is often a greater disparity in facilities between older & newer public schools. If you want to complain about lack of district boundaries, fair enough. With the way families transfer their kids within & between school systems nowadays though, are there really any boundaries? The truth is that nobody cares when a school like Catholic goes 4-7 or 6-6. They really don’t even care if they win 30 consecutive volleyball, tennis or cross country state titles. It’s when they win a State Championship in football or boys basketball that people get upset. I’ve seen it here in NC and with Bishop England in SC. I’ve lived a lot of places. I attended both private and public schools as have my kids. I graduated from a public school as have my kids. In the end, it’s a game. It’s played by kids and too many adults are getting upset by the results. Support your kids, your school and your community... both public and private.
  19. 5 points
    Lol...you poor little thing. Did the big bad Charlotte fans make you cry?
  20. 5 points
    Robbinsville has been behind TJ all year in all polls/rankings. We fixed that on the field Friday.
  21. 5 points
    A few thoughts about UNC hiring Mack Brown: 1) His hiring appears to have been in the works for some time for a contract to be worked out in such a small time frame. He has been around Chapel Hill numerous times this fall so I don't think this was a knee-jerk decision but a calculated one. One that had been weeks in the making, possibly going back to August. 2) The Rams Club made this hire, Bubba Cunningham was merely the instrument through which it was executed. Which goes to some of the points already made - he may not have name recognition with young people but he does with fifty year old men ... with significant amounts of discretionary income. Mack will successfully separate those people from their wallets. Among the contributing factors to Fedora's firing was the lack of relationships he built with donors, the alumni base, and the Tar Heel fan base. As evidenced by the "quick" hiring, the donors are on board. The last ten years for UNC football has been like a skiff riding out a hurricane. Mack was brought in as a stabilizing figure; to build bridges, mend fences, and get the program moving in a healthy direction. He was hired to repair the brand. 3) His success/failure is contingent on the staff he builds. This is not novel or ground breaking at all. 4) He may not be known to many recruits at the moment, but he will certainly build the relationships with those who do - the High School coaches. 5) Only time will tell if this a good decision or poor one. I want him to succeed; just like I want Doeren, Clawson, Cutcliffe, Satterfield, and Montgomery to succeed. North Carolina is home to fertile recruiting grounds. I hope one of them can keep all the high end talent at home instead of going to Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, etc. I want to see the elite 5-star guys deciding between NCSU and UNC not Tennessee and Georgia. If Mack (or any of the others mentioned) is the guy that can do that, I support them. The state of North Carolina can be and should be home to an elite college football program.
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    polk up 13-8 in the 1st quarter.
  24. 5 points
    Having the after sex cigarette!
  25. 5 points
    Somebody got jokes!!! But it got me too! Don't worry guys, I will get an email from the NCHSAA once they are posted, I will get them up as soon as I get them!


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    • Overshadowed a bit by Donnie Davis in high school regarding passing numbers and Mike Thomas regarding dominant teams.  Also, playing 1A football probably did not help him in people's eyes as the competition level is / was not on the upper level man for man or by team.  If Swain could have pulled out wins against Pisgah and Smokey Mountain those two state title years giving them a couple of undefeated seasons I think it would have presented a strong impression on the average fan not from the mountains.  They got shut down and blew out his junior season. Davis and Cummings coached by Dave Gutshall were way ahead of their time changing the game in NC.  Richmond County's locomotive was also a headliner grabber over most teams.  Mike Thomas was not the passer those two were but he was an unreal athlete playing QB and punted the ball farther than any high schooler I have seen.  Note, that does not mean he was a great punter but did have the strongest leg!
    • Just as a follow up... Mike Schmidt was named Mountain West Conference player of the week for his performance.
    • Hoke County @ Jack Britt, Jack Britt, 28-14
      Lumberton @ Richmond Senior, Richmond, 56-6
      (Thursday) Pinecrest @ Scotland, Scotland, 41-28
      Purnell Swett @ 71st, 71st, 48-6

      Last week, 4-0 (1.000). Overall, 41-7 (.854).
    • Lee County @ Harnett Central, Lee County, 49-7
      Southern Lee @ Union Pines, Union Pines, 21-20
      Western Harnett @ Triton, Triton, 35-15

      Last week, 3-0 (1.000). Overall, 36-7 (.837).
    • I'm sure some of the local coaches are on the radar I mean Not saying they will take it or leave but I mean Look at NWC coach in Brandon Gentry he has really helped NWC turn around , Mike Newsome at Al brown - He has been successful n won titles at Butler so maybe he wants a new challenge? - Even Paxton from Concord is a option as he has experience to build a NEW school up. 

      Im sure there are others but Those 3 are the local ones im sure that are on the radar from my speculation  **NOTED: Just my opinion/Speculation so this could be wrong and not true*** 
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