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  1. If a school meet the NFHS standard and it has received all necessary grant of rights,and permissions from its governing body,conference,or distict and is a legit 4 year high school under section 4 or the Geico requirements for participation it can. This year McEachern's High School of Power Springs,Ga. a public school ranked # 1 by MaxPreps,Bluestar,Prep Circuit Power 50 but # 2 by USA was seeded # 1 but decline because their top two players had to participate in some other national try out to get a better offer from college the team still had the option to go but the other players respected them for their decision and decided that they where a team all season long and if the entire team isn't going then no one will go and that what they did stayed home. They where the 7A state champions of GA. for the first time. Also in 2018 the girls champions of the Geico National was a public school from Washington State, Central Valley High School that played another public high school Westlake High School from Atlanta the same Westlake that Cam Newton attended. So it's really up to the NCHSAA to make the decision. Also all school that participate doesn't belong to the NFHS but that doesn't necessary mean they are a Prep School either. Let the kids go to NYC and have fun and meet new friends and see new things that they don't see in NC.. I don't see why it's a problem with the NCHSSA they suppose to be in the education business aren't they? Peace.
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    Northeastern adds to the 2019-20 schedule

    Then Indian River must have changed their mind because when this was first submitted to them they said no, that's where Bluestone H.S. came into the picture, before all of this came down a 4A school out of Fayetteville who claim their AD wouldn't let them travel that far to EC. so Northeastern volunteered to come to them and they still said no with some excuse regarding man power on their JV.. There was another well know power house from MD. they where suppose and volunteered to come to Northeastern for 8/30 date but I don't know what happened with that unless they are going to do it in 2020.
  3. No Glenn my mistake if I mislead you but I was referring to basketball, and we should try to get the NCHSAA understand the benefit that the kids will receive that will last them the rest of their lives through college and when they are out in the real world. This season South Central and Farmville Central wanted to attend but was denied because I heard of over lapping seasons that will affect other sports, you always are going to have one season overlapping the other. If other states can send their best why not NC.?
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    2019 Schedules are Posted

    Mr. Hughes is it possible to get Northeastern schedule updated? Also check with Paragon and ask them why they do not broadcast NC. high school football like they do teams from other states ? Thanks.
  5. I wasn't talking about football just in case you misunderstood the question. Just like BTango said I agree whole heartly that the NC. state high schools basketball teams if they are highly ranked nationally should be allowed to participate in the Geico National High School Basketball Tournament in NYC. if they can raise their financial expenses without causing the NCHSAA to pay for their trip the NCHSSA should amend that rule and let them play. The NCHSAA suppose to be in the education business for kids and this will surely be a learning and education experience for our kids. Like I said in my previous post a lot of kids whether you believe it of not have never been outside of NC. before. NC. suppose to be a basketball state and have produce some of the best college and professional basketball players in the world, let the country see the talent that we have in NC. basketball that doesn't get the high light or 4 or 5 star rating by Maxprep,Rival, etc. you know what I mean, so let us together ask the Board of Directors to let the kids go to NYC. and represent us. Thanks.
  6. Who would like to see schools from NC. if they are ranked national play in this high school national basketball championship in NYC.? Why is NC. always slow to catch up with other states when it come to high schools sports? Just like they where in implementing spring football practice. If they can amend the rule for transgenders and home schoolers participating in sports at their last meeting why is it that they have a problem with the kids going to NYC if the kids raise the money themselves which a lot of schools does now days if they want to travel out of state, and if it will not cost the NCHSAA any money. What is the problem with that. A lot of student/athletes never even been out of NC. not to mention NYC. How do you guys feel about it? I know the decision is in the hand of the Board of Directors of the NCHSAA and not Ms. Tucker so I was told. Thanks.
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    Northeastern adds to the 2019-20 schedule

    Hey I heard that Indian River backed out that's the reason they had to get Bluestone H.S. at the last minute. Let me check with Coach Moore. Oscar Smith don't want to play Northeastern but they always schedule a big name team from out of state. Tried for 2020 the coach said it's too early check back later in the year.
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    Northeastern adds to the 2019-20 schedule

    I agree a lot of the so call big dogs from the 757 area are afraid to play Northeastern even some that was looking for the same date that the Eagles needed and they where going to their house if need be,you can add Indian River to the list a team that beat Oscar Smith last season and only lost one game and that was in the playoff,plus a few 4A teams from Fayetteville who claim their AD will not let them travel to Elizabeth City so Northeastern flip the strip and said we will come to you still they said well we aren't good enough right now but they still play a 4A conference schedule. What I admire about Coach Moore he will schedule any team regardless win or lose. Oh the big boys in Raleigh won't touch Northeastern even if they are willing to come to Raleigh. Northeastern are still checking out some top teams from the DC. and Baltimore area for future games and some sound very positive about playing Northeastern in the future.
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    Page needs Week 6 or 11 game

    Good morning Mr. Hughes in the future anybody looking to fill there schedule tell them to always check with Bishop Sullivan of Virginia Beach they always have some open dates. Thanks.
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    2019 Schedules are Posted

    Hey, Mr. Hughes what happen to Northeastern schedule. I want to see who they are playing this year. I heard they suppose to be playing a team from MD. One thing I can say about coach Moore is that he will schedule anybody not like most coaches worrying about a school population. Although Northeastern hasn't won a state championship yet he does send kids to college to get a free education on a scholarship and not just use them to pad his resume, he cares about his kid a lot.
  11. Any schools looking for game in Sept. except 9/13 and all of Oct. contact Bishop Sullivan High School,Virginia Beach,VA. they have all those dates open the last two weeks so give them a holler if you need a game they don't mind traveling if need be with no string attached as far as money is concerned. Thanks.
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    Keion Crossen

    Sir, I beg to disagree with you. There are a lot of good players and talent in the northeastern part of NC. that can be competitive with any other part of the state with the right coaches and training. A lot of kids in northeastern NC. doesn't attend the camps like they should to get the exposure they need and some of it is financial and some of it is their coaches fault because depending on the coaches they don't inform their kids about the proper camps they should attend if they want to get notice and the important of getting good grades in their classes and taking the proper classes. Some coach say they does all that but they don't. I have personally ask kids about whether this was being done and the answer is no. Coach Boone was one of a kind way ahead of other coaches back in the days when he was at E.J. Hayes in Williamston and should of gotten the head coaching job back then at the other school when it was integrated just like he said in the movie Remember The Titan i'm quite sure all you guys have seen the movie,if you don't know that was the real life story of coach Boone from Williamston,E.J. Hayes High School he attended NC. Central. Very few coaches today really care about the kids like coach Boone and some other did back then now it's all about coaches packing their resume and moving on to bigger things and more money which I can't blame them if they have a family to support but if NC. was so cheap in paying teacher and coaches a decent salary more teachers and coaches will stay in NC.It's appalling to be teaching at least five years with a MS and maybe making $50,000 a year it's frustrating for most teachers and the impact of that is it affect their kids in the classroom. In the last few years more kids in northeastern are beginning to attend camps and combines because they see what Gurley has accomplish and now with the kid from Northampton County making it more kids are going to be attending camps and combines and doing better in the classroom.
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    Keion Crossen

    I'm glad for him and Gurley two kids from small schools in northeastern NC. and from small communities that had their head on straight and did what needed to be done to succeed. There are a lot of good athletes in northeastern NC. and from small schools and towns but their priority is wrong and just do enough in the class room to get bye to play sports. Their parents and some of the coaches and the schools as a whole must do more to try and rectify that problem. The guidance counselor got to do more also to make sure that the kids that are interested in going to college on an athletic scholarship got to make sure they are taking the proper courses in school and not just giving them the easy classes. They got to get out of the mind set that the kid cannot do the work because most of them can do it just need a little more motivation than others.
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    Head Coaches

    Regarding the above topic there's a need for more Black Male teachers in the classroom where black young men can identify with and trust and relate too, and the teacher can understand where the kid is coming from in certain situations. If you never walked in that person shoes know matter how hard you might try it's not the same where in some instant a situation might arise where if you have experienced it yourself the teacher can defuse it. A lot of kids that act up in school for attention and love something they are missing at home. Some schools don't have any Black Male teachers in their high school where the young African-American male can relate too and trust. Maybe the county where this is occurring should offer monetary bonus to attract more African-American male teachers in the math and science classes like some state does to attract more teachers. Also as far as head coaches goes to keep it real some county regardless of qualification isn't going to hire an African-American head football coach to lead their program no matter how much experience he might has, there will always be a reason they will find not too, seen it happen many time. To change topic for a minute I know of a particular county and school that never had a dominate basketball program and there was this assistant basketball coach who coached at Dunbar High School back when Dunbar was putting out D1 basketball recruits that went to some of the top programs in the country in the 80's such as Dave Wingate,Reggie Lewis, Muggy,etc. and when he retired and left Baltimore to come back home and offered his service to volunteer to help the basketball team the team and school said that they didn't need him to help the young men get better which would have helped the team and the school with the connection he had. You on the outside just don't know the real stuff that happening behind the doors in some of those places that never hired an African-American head football coach, you will be shocked.
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    The Super Bowls

    Hey do you guys know that there will be two young men from Northeastern,NC. playing in the Super Bowl? Everybody know about Gurley but no one is talking about the rookie drafted in the 7th round from Western Carolina as a CB #35 for the Patriots from little Northampton County High School, Keion Crossen 5'10" 185lbs. and doing his thing with the Patriots. The kid got game and bring the wood. It's good to see that the kids from small schools can make it to the big stage if they are willing to work at it seriously. If the kid stay healthy he's going to be a star with the Patriots and nobody isn't even mentioning his name.
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