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  1. Slashman

    North Wilkes Opening

    Whoever's gonna get it has pretty much quite a task on his hands.. last year's team was extremely senior laden (20+ seniors, never seen a team have that much,) and the bench had barely little juniors. There will be as a result very little seniors unless quite a bit more come out with Chipman gone (could happen.) That team last year underperformed quite a bit as well.. they scrimmaged awfully but had a decent non conference run, only to get outhit by all the big dogs in that conference. Chipman had a rough end to his run there but with his son graduating I knew he would go. JV wise they were okay last year (few points away from a 6 win year,) but in 2018 they were horrendous along with East Wilkes. They had barely 20 kids and not much talent. If the new guy can't get the #'s up he will have a rough year this year. This is gonna be NW's biggest hire they have ever had.. they haven't had such levels of success before in their history but a wrong move will send them back down the hole to neverland. Internally their best pick's the Gregory guy who has been there for ages. Outside they could go to Wilkes Central and see if David Hunt wants it, he used to be West Wilkes's HC. Chris Johnson from Forbush would be perfect for it as he did the same thing NW needs there at Forbush but I don't know if he wants to live in Hays or not, but he would be the perfect hire for it in my eyes. If they do what West did and hire someone from out of the area that would be interesting too. They need someone with some experience who can motivate the kids as that will make or break them. Gotta get more #'s.
  2. Slashman

    Carver Football

    Never heard of him.. but I did some research. If it's the same guy who I found on my looks then they hired North Forsyth's wrestling coach. He was on their Football staff last year too but I don't remember him much (they had WAY too many assistant coaches lol.) If he stays to what they did at NF this year they will be a multi offense team but mostly spread/I, defense wise they were big on their secondary and stopping the pass. He's a Tabor guy so they musta decided against whoever it was from Carver, I was guessing the JV coach who played under Bovender. Gonna be hard to get Carver back up.. that area's so crowded with schools and their athletic situation on the whole is rough. Their JV's barely had enough kids to play last year and they forfitted to us in the finale as they only had 9 available kids. Varsity wise 65% of their team was seniors last year.. guy's gonna have to bust his butt to get numbers out at such a short notice. It'll be interesting seeing how he does vs. NF when it comes to getting kids over. It might be a solid thorn to NF as they had a decent JV team last year.. if he along with Prep makes inroads on NF's kids then it might be a wacky deal between those schools the next few years. Right now just making sure Carver stays afloat's the main thing.. one of the hardest jobs in NW NC is that one.
  3. Good luck to him.. it's gonna take him a bit but if he can eradicate the drama culture there and keep the talents in house he can do some things. That's what killed the last head coach. Their best skill player transferred out of the blue to Elkin and their whole group fell apart and it got nuked last year to what it was. Their JV's had a really good defense last year (especially in the first half,) and baring some better luck and coaching in spots they coulda been a contender for the conference. They did beat a decent Forbush team but they lost 2-3 games they shoulda won.. a better HC in the spot woulda won them those games. Also heard their middle school team wasn't bad. They may be in the spot for an upswing.. he's just gotta be patient and build things up.
  4. Slashman

    Bandys football

    Ahh Suitcase Eanes strikes again.. what a twist! Bandys will be fine.. they can get someone who truly cares for the program they can do good things. They have amazing facilities (one of the best stadiums in NC hands down,) and a nice legacy just need someone who can take it over and guide it. Unless they get a dud then I don't see them dropping.
  5. Slashman

    Forbush Head Coaching Position

    Much like they have been most of this decade in the WPAC they shouldn't have been in that conference.. we shouldn't have either but we at least competed until it ended in 1996 along with Wilkes Central. Forbush just wasn't meant for 3A ball at that point.. it got so bad in 1986 they had to fold their JV's as they had nowhere near enough kids to finish on either level. If it wasn't for Johnson they would have struggled just as badly in the WPAC. I wouldn't be suprised if that happens in a few years once this 1 class is gone. They haven't had really good numbers since the mid 00's. They had less than 30 kids a majority of Chris's run (in 2017 we beat them to win the JV conference title and we had a running clock in the 2nd half due to their QB getting hurt they were down to 13 kids.) Their ADM's have dropped a ton too, they are small 2A now with around 800 kids and that's never happened since it opened (Yadkin County's losing people pretty solid.) Both them and Starmount's in a rough patch, but when Forbush isn't a 2AA it is an odd day indeed.
  6. Slashman

    Forbush Head Coaching Position

    Forbush no lie has the weirdest fanbase out of all the schools we have consistently played with the exception of the Winston schools. When they are good they are loud and annoying but when they are bad the fans barely show up at all and are quite anemic, at times pathetically so. There's been times down in East Bend when their huge stands barley had anyone in them and even In 2016 when their JV team was so beyond awful they had 4 or 5 fans show up for our game up in Toast.. yikes. I will say the JV parents the past few years have been kinda rude to him over playcalling and various things I can hear it in the box.. a lot of it's old timers stuck in the old wing/split back offenses of their day and trying to tell Chris to run it more which he did anyways during those games.. yeah they aren't too bright. I'm willing to bet that had a large reason why, that junior class is decent in player #'s and they have a lot of pull. When a school sells out to a group of parents things aren't gonna go well most of the time.
  7. Slashman

    Forbush Head Coaching Position

    I'm not a fan of this move at all. Chris was a friend to me and one of the few HC's i've gotten along with over my run. When we played JV games at North we would always tell jokes and talk Ball.. I'll miss him quite a bit and it will feel odd every year now. He's a great Football mind and a good fella, I hope he gets another HC job. West Wilkes would be perfect for him.. same kind of kids and not far off from maybe a nice run. Plus they play Forbush every year.. hmm. I wasn't crazy about how Forbush's principal talked in the article, it seemed they were blaming him for their faults this past decade.. so, so wrong there. If it wasn't for Chris the program wouldn't be where it is now. Forbush was a joke back when I played.. their previous HC ran the program into the ground after a nice run in the mid 00's and Starmount had almost all of the good Yadkin county kids. We beat them 123-10 the 2 years I played JV ball and beat them solid my senior year. They were beyond pathetic when he took over but it took just 4 years to get a winning team which was tremendous for what he had to build. He underperformed a little in some years but that's the fault of where they were placed, Forbush shoulda never been in the WPAC, put them in the MVAC they'd be a solid 7 win team most years. Chris honestly coulda left them after 2013 or 2014 and got a solid job and they would have never recovered but he was a man of his word and stayed. This group was the group he waited for and built up.. I'm honestly are not sure if they will reach their potential or not now. I honestly hope they don't after how they treated Chris, if he had won 2-3 games last year I can understand but you win 7 and make the playoffs and 2 JV titles? Not smart. I morally can't support them anyways. If they do turn out alright they will be good the next 2 years, after that not sure. Their JV team this year wasn't as good as 2018's, they were bad on defense but got lucky and split the conference title. As for favorites.. I see Funderburke being a solid one. He started at Forbush as their DC for a ton of years.. started under Monty Davis and finished under Mitchell in 2004. Used that 2 year run to get the Wilkes Central job. It would be a homecoming for him if he wants it. I also see Pardue at Elkin maybe wanting the job too. He's a Yadkin boy and would fit well there. Granted he's AD at Elkin but I think he'd want to be an HC again sooner rather than later as they will drop a bit after this coming year. They could also maybe try one of the East Surry guys.. Whitt their O line coach played for Surry Central in the day and knows Forbush well. If he's still at Wilkes Central Hunt who used to be HC at West Wilkes could do okay. They could also go after Mitch Reeves as well.. he's a year or two ahead of me but has several years of HC experience and honestly did a solid job at Walkertown in his interim year.
  8. Slashman

    West Wilkes

    I haven't heard anything but I'll ask around.. West has always been a very topsy turvy program.. in their good years they can be really annoying and downright dominant like the early 00's, but when they are bad they can be really, really awful like the past 3 years. They just have no internal structure right now and haven't really since at least Hallock's run. They lost their best player as he transferred to Elkin and they haven't found a way to make up for him yet. This year they just had no horses to be game changers That being said I thought the guy did a decent job with them improving them thru the season on the film I watched. They got better at running the I as the year went along and they played a lot harder.. just had no talent to do much of anything. When you can't beat Grayson County things are dire. JV wise they have some potential coming up, they had one of the MVAC's best defenses on JV last year. Their middle school team wasn't bad either. They won't be as dominant as the 00's teams but I can see them being a solid 6-7 win team in a couple of years if they get the right guy. They have their spurts and they are due for one. But if they keep changing coaches the kids won't come out and they will be lost for a while longer. They gotta find someone tough enough to handle the drama.. West is supposedly big on that. Miller's Creek is a beautiful place and I love their stadium.. I wish they could get a contender there again.
  9. Slashman

    Info on Grayson County VA?

    Whoops.. my bad. Carroll and Grayson are so irrelevant that I get them confused. A good team like Galax they are not, and a bad team like Patrick they aren't either. ­čśé
  10. Slashman

    Info on Grayson County VA?

    Yeah I expect them to be a lot better this year. They have the Gosnell brothers from East Surry playing for them now.. that changes their squad quite a bit. They were 3-7 last year so hard to say how they will do overall but I see Stephen running it all over Alleghany and West as long as he's healthy.
  11. 96 Hickory of course. Got our playoff game from 1996 on tape.. they were unreal. They were running basic plays late in the game and their bench coulda started for any 3A or 2A then and competed with everyone. We had one of our more athletic teams that year and they scored 70 on us somehow.. they were nice to use they nearly dropped 80 on Wilkes Central. That 82 Brevard squad was solid smashmouth ball. Their offense was kinda gimmicky but they were relentless. They destroyed East Surry the year before that with a very young Coach Diamont like a fiddle and that rarely happened then. They also outhit that 1982 Mount Airy team too and that's one of their better late era Hollingsworth teams. Brim played at WR for them and he went to Wake.. MA kept it close somehow but Brevard wanted it more. Statesville had some good squads in 89 and 90, that 89 team was loaded but 90 was better. Forrest Hills had a good one in 1985 or so.. not the biggest nerd on them lol.
  12. That North Stokes game is gonna show a lot. CSD I expect to win week 1 unless they lost all their athletes (they were way better fundamentally in 2018 than in '17, their HC thinks they will be good this year,) but week 2 could be a toss up if N Stokes gets their pieces in place. They look to have a lot of seniors ( 20 according to Max Preps,) and they have a very good sophomore class that has been good since their pee wee days. They may give NM quite a headache. If NM loses it will be a trying year, if not they should be fine. I see them winning at least 2 in conference maybe 3-4.
  13. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    Different approach I like that. More on that in a second.. MVAC like the Northwest 1A's gonna be hard for me to pick this year honestly. There's 1-2 teams for sure I expect to be good (Ashe, Star,) then there's 2 more that could be but they are inconsistent, then there's a journey into the great unknown until you hit the cellar. It could be a stumble fest to see who wants that cellar spot the most. JV play the same as if East moves those kids up early then it will be a free for all for who wins there. Quite a few of the Wilkes teams had very few kids last year so that will be a ? mark too, quite sad. To be honest the more I look at them and their details and who they bring back I think Starmount could shock us all. The return the most star players in the QB and that Swaim kid, they also moved their best JV athlete up. Much like Ashe though their lineplay is gonna make or break them. I think North Wilkes could be a surprise team too. They have one of the best armed QB's in the league and quite a few seniors, only downside is that they aren't well proven. They gotta a tough opening matchup in North Forsyth who will probably smash them, but they will grow in a hurry once they finish non conference. That's a big step up considering they played cupcakes the past few years. I wouldn't be suprised if they end up at least 4th or 5th, but unless they get the O popping and D crackin' they won't finish at the top. East's hard to as well as Elkin. West I think will do better than 2, maybe 4 games. It will depend on the enthusiasm the new guy makes. Last year they had a lot on varsity but it didn't help.
  14. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    They actually ran the Spread pretty well last year which surprised me. It took them a little while due to their non conference schedule being so tough but they finally figured it out and by the end of the year they were clicking in it. That Dezern kid at QB finally had an offense that fit him, he wasn't doing it in Johnson's offense. I think he's back for another year too. Their JV ran it too, they ran roughshot over everyone else last year in the conference and beat East Surry. I know their die hards hated it at the start of the year but once they got going their fans picked back up.. only see him going back if they struggle and they could. He ran it at North Iredell too. Agree on Elkin.. their biggest issue will be #'s. They haven't fielded a middle school team in 2 years due to lack of interest. Eventually that's going to trickle up and they will have a hard time fielding JV teams unless they pick back up. They didn't have many kids last year as it was, if that kid hadn't transferred from West they really would have had a hard go. Yeah pretty much.. once McFerrin left in 1994 they fell off the map he turned them around pretty well between 87 and 93. Charlie Haire did okay but Funderburke was the only good coach they had in between there.. I felt awful for him his last year they were awful and he was getting blamed when it wasn't fully his fault.. Turner's never really impressed me honestly. He's a nice guy and I'm glad he beat his ailments but he needs to quit running gimmick offenses and do something more old school with them. That RB they have's the real deal but he's being wasted getting moved around all the time. Same for the kid they got from North Wilkes a few years back; he never got to the level he should have reached.
  15. Slashman

    Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference

    Ashe and Elkin have 2 solid junior classes and that's what will make or break them. Ashe's really came out of nowhere though last year and I think has the higher ceiling due to program stability and numbers. Their summer workout numbers are quite solid for them (they haven't had many kids out the past few years,) so it may be another solid year for them. Their line-play and QB play is what is gonna make or break them. They lose a lot of seniors with some size on them and the QB is gonna be thrown to the fire. He's been at these college camps throwing the rock around.. but he's not been tested in full games yet so it's gonna be interesting to see. Ashe however is coached very well and I expect them to get better thru the year.. they will be one of the teams that will be at the top in 2020 for sure, 19 I think so too. Elkin meanwhile is hard to say.. that junior class they have is the best have had in a long time (since when I played lol,) but their JV teams in 2016 and 2018 were quite hideous. It's all gonna be on those juniors shoulders.. and with low depth #'s every year they can't afford to slip up. Only good players on their JV team last year were the QB and the RB, their line was awful and that's not a good painting for the next little bit. . This year and next will be their only real shots at contending in small 1A for a while. They will be the 1A team to beat.. perhaps. I'll see a preview of what they got this week. Starmount's gonna be the X factor. They dominated on JV's last year for the first time since the start of the decade. With Grinton coming in he's refreshing the program after all the kids got burnt out on Johnson and I expect them to have a nice run the next few years. They play very hard for him and he's boosted the numbers somewhat. Hard to say if they will be back to form this year or not though.. but I don't see the spread going anywhere in Boonville. They were at West Forsyth's 7 on 7.. they must have something ready to let loose. Wilkes Central's an enigma.. they have the fast cats every year (and I do agree on the RB part, he's a beast,) but they either are very physical one year and they lack it the next. That was their problem last year in the film's I've seen of them.. they just didn't have the killing edge they needed to put games away. North Iredell and Elkin beat them when they shouldn't have.. they gotta get more physical. I did hear whispers that West Wilkes's ex HC is their Offensive line coach now.. he will help a lot in doing that. Also if Pardue's still there on defense they may develop into a hangar for ex HC's. Turner needs to step it up and get more out of those kids.. he can't just be on cruise control anymore. North Wilkes is hard to say.. they will have a heck of a good QB in Monty Chipman's son, and they look to bring back a lot of seniors who have always been very physical (we scrimmaged them for a couple of years,) but they gotta get better on the defensive side. They were just plain awful last year at defending the pass and vs teams with speed. If you're team runs and RPO offense they were gonna eat NW for supper on offense. Their offense is also really razzle dazzle too, Chipman's son's a good QB but he will never get great if he has to throw backward screens a lot and run himself to death. He's gotta have help. Sadly their #'s may be dropping after this year.. they had less than 20 on JV last year. That was quite a disappointment considering their freshman class won the middle school title in 2017.. there was no killer talent on that JV squad. East Wilkes I sense being similar. Their JV's had a rough year last year after a nice 3-4 year run.. just one meh group . This freshman class they are getting has potential to be as solid as the 2015 class was, they have decent speed in the skill spots and their line was HUGE for 8th graders.. seen some film of them off Hudl. I was impressed. they gotta get them all in the weight room and get them bigger after this season. They will be back eventually.. just not this year. West Wilkes is a mess.. I feel awful for them. They are in a situation like Rockingham County was in a few years back (maybe not as bad but just as rough,) in terms of parent drama and their best athlete on the JV squad transferred to Elkin.. ouch. I don't know if they new guy is the answer at HC or not.. it took them an awfully long time to hire someone, never a good sign. He had a good plan to say in the paper but it may be a rough 2 years.. if he even lasts more than 3 will be hard to say. They will get better eventually but the program's been nuked and they need to let the fallout fade and rebuild. Alleghany's hard to figure. Varsity wise they were the surprise team last year and finished quite good. They were big as can be on the line and real a nice offense fit for them. JV wise they won 7 games and played everyone hard (unlike North Wilkes who won the middle school title in 2017,) but against teams with more numbers or equal size they got walloped (they only gained 10 yards of offense on us in our scrimmage, and WC and Starmount ran them over.) Their 2018 freshman class is the class of the program.. however they are gonna get fed to fire this year more than likely. The varsity looses a ton of seniors off the 2018 squad, most of them were the lineman who are all gone but one or two, meaning the JV kids will get moved up earlier. Add to it Alleghany's hardest non conference slate in decades it might be a learning year for the Trojans. 2020 and 2021.. I expect some wins from those teams.
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