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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:15 pm

Awesome Entrance! :thumbup:

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Re: High school football

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:17 pm
... Reminds me of the idiot coach that cut Michael Jordan and said he didn't have talent to play.
I figured that such idiocy should be attached to a name. I failed at that but learned more about MJ. No surprise that even then he worked his ass off, but he is such a beast that he even grew 4 inches when he needed to. Now THAT is will power!
Michael Jordan Didn't Make Varsity—At First

In 1978, Michael Jordan was just another kid in the gym, along with 50 or so of his classmates, trying out for the Emsley A. Laney High School varsity basketball team. There were 15 roster spots. Jordan—then a 15-year-old sophomore who was only 5'10" and could not yet dunk a basketball—did not get one. His close friend, 6'7'' sophomore Leroy Smith, did ("the only sophomore to make the team"). The team was in need of his length. "It was embarrassing not making the team," Jordan later said. He went home, locked himself in his room and cried.

Then he picked himself up and turned the cut into motivation. "Whenever I was working out and got tired and figured I ought to stop, I'd close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it," Jordan would explain. "That usually got me going again."

Jordan, using that sizable chip on his shoulder to his advantage, spent his sophomore year as the star of the junior varsity team. He put up multiple 40-point games and attracted crowds that were unprecedented for a JV affair.

The summer leading into his junior year, Jordan began to morph. In 1979 he grew 4 inches and worked out constantly. That year he made the varsity squad and instantly became Laney High's best player, averaging more than 20 points a game. Despite having secured his spot on the team, Jordan's work ethic didn't drop off. His senior year he averaged a triple-double and led Laney High to a 19-4 record. Jordan capped off his high school career in style, being named a McDonald's All-American. He wasn't yet His Airness, but he was well on his way.
Not sure if it was the same coach his sophomore and junior years, but the odds probably favor it. I wonder what their record was that year without him.
Speaking of Rudy, WTF?

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Re: High school football

Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:10 pm

2019 SC High School State Championship

5-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT WILLIAMS-BRICE
Dutch Fork vs Dorman

4-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT WILLIAMS-BRICE
Myrtle Beach vs Wren

3-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT WILLIAMS-BRICE
Chapman vs Dillon

2-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT BENEDICT COLLEGE
Barnwell vs Saluda

1-A CHAMPIONSHIP AT BENEDICT COLLEGE
Green Sea-Floyds vs Ridge Spring-Monetta

Note:
The Ducks of Mallard Creek have been eliminated from the NC State playoffs
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Re: High school football

Unread post by O Really » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:26 pm

Here's a good story - Paradise (CA) Bobcats, 12-0 so far for the season, play for the division championship tonight. This is one year after the whole town of Paradise burned down. Damaged the field so they started practising on a gravel field while the regular field was repaired. Aaron Rodgers (grad of another close-by school) bought them new uniforms and equipment. Only three players still have houses in Paradise - the rest commute in to school, and then back after practice. And even unbeaten, they had to go through all sorts of hoops to get into the playoffs because they were trying to keep them out on some technicality. More adversity than anybody ought to have to deal with. Still, they're playing for the Championship. Roll Bobcats!

https://www.maxpreps.com/games/11-30-20 ... &schoolid=

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Re: High school football

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:11 pm

O Really wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Here's a good story - Paradise (CA) Bobcats, 12-0 so far for the season, play for the division championship tonight. This is one year after the whole town of Paradise burned down. Damaged the field so they started practising on a gravel field while the regular field was repaired. Aaron Rodgers (grad of another close-by school) bought them new uniforms and equipment. Only three players still have houses in Paradise - the rest commute in to school, and then back after practice. And even unbeaten, they had to go through all sorts of hoops to get into the playoffs because they were trying to keep them out on some technicality. More adversity than anybody ought to have to deal with. Still, they're playing for the Championship. Roll Bobcats!

https://www.maxpreps.com/games/11-30-20 ... &schoolid=
Ut-oh.

Halftime: Paradise 0, Sutter 7
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Re: High school football

Unread post by O Really » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:02 am

Yeah, Paradise went down 20-7. Too bad. But those guys - and the residents - had a season to remember.

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