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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:51 pm

Here is a link about changes in WIAA baseball. The coaches want to add another division, but the WIAA has declined it for the time being.

Kind of interesting- the baseball coaches point out girl's softball have less teams than baseball...but have a 5th division. Anyways here’s the link :

https://www.htrnews.com/story/sports/hi ... 844112002/

Just one more link then we'll get back to the WIAC football. UW Whitewater looks impressive this season.
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Postby Hueby » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:28 pm

Here is a link that shows the 2018 Wisconsin Legion Baseball tournament:

http://baseball.departmentapps.org/index.php?id=98

The poster did a really good job on the updates.

The WIAA high school football season is underway. A couple weeks back some of the schools used their contact days. Some don't actually "hit" but instead go shirts and helmets. West DePere used it as a "camp" where the participants got t-shirts. Instead of 4 days of 2+ hours of practice, we heard over at Green Bay Preble they only went 2 days but “extremely long” practices.

DNR report notes from late July- Up in Northern Wisconsin raspberries and blueberries were ripe for picking, anglers were catching rock bass, catfish, northern pike, small mouth bass and walleye on the Menominee and Peshtigo rivers. Last Friday was the "full moon buck" named after the new antlers that emerge this time of year.

From the most recent DNR report notes, Bonus anterless harvest authorizations (formerly known as tags), well you can purchase them Mon 13 Aug at 10am through the Go Wild website.

From the Wisconsin Dept of Health Services, the first death was confirmed recently linked to synthetic cannabinolds (aka fake weed, K2 and spice). Confirmed cases of this use is coming out of Dane, Milwaukee, Outagamie and Rock Counties.

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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:43 am

U-W Whitewater Warhawks

UW-Whitewater has been consistentantly one of the best D3 college football programs in the WIAC. Since 1913, the Warhawks have won 35 WIAC Championships and right behind them with 33 WIAC Championships is UW-LaCrosse.

Since the D3 college football championship game began (Stagg Bowl) back in 1973, it was 32 years later in 2005 UW-Whitewater finally turned that corner and made their apperance in this game.

UW-Whitewater would make the Stagg Bowl 7 straight seasons from 2005 to 2011, and come back in 2013 & 2014.

Watching the growth of the program, the Warhawks started 1-3 in Stagg Bowl games but they would eventually win 6 of the 9 appearances.

Last season the Warhawks finished 2nd place in the WIAC with a 6-1 record and 7-3 overall. They started the season uncharacteristically on the wrong foot- losing their first 2 non-conference games then when starting WIAC play, lost to UW-Oshkosh 37-20.

Will have to stop here. Will get back to UW-Whitewater hopefully soon...Oh yes, one neat note...last season there was a U.P. football player on the roster!
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm

UW-Whitewater Warhawks cont'd

Apologize these team posts aren't "uniformed."

The head coach for UW-Whitewater is Kevin Bullis. Coach Bullis began his coaching career back in the late 80's with University of Minnesota- Morris as the linebackers coach, then from 1990-1993 coached the linebackers again but at UW-River Falls. He went back to the State of Minnesota to be the defensive coordinator at Gustavous Adolphus. Then returned a second time at UW-River Falls as their defensive coordinator from 1995 -2007. He also served as their assistant head coach for four of those seasons.

During his time as an assistant coach at UW-Whitewater, the Warhawks hit their prime years (possibly to be continued). During his tenure as an assistant, the Warhawks reached the Stagg Bowl 6 of those 7 years and Coach Bullis was part of 5 of those D3 National Championship teams.

He enters his 4 season as head coach.

UW-Whitewater's non-conference opponents this season will be Dubuque, Iowa, Concordia Moorhead (MN) and Middle Georgia State...not sure where they are from ha ha just kidding.

The profile of last year's team was heavy on Wisconsin and Illinois players:

57 came from Wisconsin
32 came from Illinois
1 from California (was a starter)
1 from Iowa (was also a starter)
1 came from God's Country on the Michigan side...the Stang Nation... #82 Andy Cooper of Munising. Believe he will be a junior. On his bio he appeared in 2 games last season and did a great job returning kickoffs.

Warhawks Offense

Their main shoes to fill are a couple O-Line spots and the tightend position. They graduated a guard and tackle, but a couple of the returning linemen were pretty diverse. One played center and tackle (Nate Trewyn from Janesville/Milton) , a conference honorable mention and Matthew Saager (*Lodi) played both guard and tackle. Their tightend they lost started all 10 games. Their receivers aren't in bad shape as two key players return. UWW returns all 3 key personnel who played the running back positions. Returning at the quarterback position will be senior Cole Wilber from California. He started 9 games last season.

Warhawks Defense

Looking at my notes, have got "DB's- Great Shape." "DL-Great Shape." "LBs-Great Shape." All four starting defensive backs return. 3 will be seniors. The defensive line graduated 1 senior, but his backup played in 10 games last season. The defensive line will be led by senior defensive end Harry Henschler (Janesville Craig) -1st Team All WIAC.
The linebackers return every one of 5 different starters. The key LB who returns is 1st team Bryce Leszczynski (Milwaukee Pius XI).

Note of Special Teams: A special teams standout is Josh Ringelberg-Junior from Greendale. Handled punt return duties. Was WIAC Honorable Mention in this area. Can also return kickoffs, play receiver and running back.

source: UW-Whitewater website and WIAC website.

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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:23 am

Morning

One more WIAC team to go. Before getting to them, just wanted to share some football on-goings and thoughts from a displaced Yooper here in the great state of Wisconsin.

Last week our younger son and I went to the Packers preseason game. To be completely honest, I haven't watched as much NFL football like I used to. Especially last season. I just don't see the players of today like the ones I saw as a kid.

But just like with our oldest son- I went more for the father/son experience. First thing, we took the "free" bus service transportation to Lambeau. It was my first time taking it, so it was like experiencing the game from someone outside of Green Bay. The fans were fun to be around and respectful of those wearing Tennessee jerseys.

The food prices are getting worse. A beer was $11.25 or $11.50 something like that. But at least I was supporting our fellow Wisconsin workers over in Chippewa Falls at the Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

I like college football more than the NFL. I like their rules too. I don't like these "automatic first down" and "from the spot of the foul" rules. Too many gimmes for the offense but it's our society today isn't it? Always trying to make things easier/lowering the bar. Finding ways for success to come easy.

Turning to local high school football, also last week throughout Wisconsin scrimmages were held. People here in Ashwaubenon know the next few years could be very rough. Participation numbers have been drastically dropping. In recent years a few Juniors have been dropped down to play JV games and the teams still struggled.

Many heard about Ashwaubenon's scrimmage performance against Appleton North. Mentioned this recently in the past, but Appleton North's QB transferred out of Ashwaubenon a few years ago. He's recognized as one of the top players in the area.

Anyways athletics are full of disappointment. We got news Ashwaubenon's starting QB was told "He's no longer the starter." This senior was the one who put in all the off season 7 on 7 spring and summer sessions. He may start at DB though so their could be a silver lining in all this.

Ashwaubenon opens the season against Green Bay Preble. Preble now has 4 former Ashwaubenon high school/middle school coaches in their program.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:34 pm

UW-Oshkosh Titans

Last season the Titans ran the table in the WIAC, going undefeated in conference play at 7-0, 12-1 overall. That one loss came in a semi-final loss to Mount Union, Ohio. Will try to find a video link on that game. It was a gut wrenching loss. UWO had a good lead in the game and had a chance to tie it in the end. You know that game had to eat at the returning players all off season.

The team's head coach is Pat Cerroni. Little longer coaching path than the other WIAC head coaches. After graduating high school back in the '80's, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years. After his enlistment he attended and graduated from Carrol University, then went on and got his masters from UW-Oshkosh. He spent his earlier coaching years at the high school level- schools like Arrowhead, Waukesha, Catholic Memorial, then a head coaching job at Menomonee Falls. In 2000 he joined UW-Oshkosh as an assistant. He will begin his 12th season as head coach.

Coach Cerroni didn't build UWO up to where they are overnight. A few posts back it's shown how UW-Oshkosh has been competing with UW-Whitewater about the past 4-5 years. Finally 2 years ago in 2016 they made it to the Stagg Bowl. It appeared they were mirroring UW-Whitewater's climb to the top from 10 years ago but that semi-finals last year will be tough pill to learn from.

This year's non-conference opponents will be Carthage College, Davenport University (MI), and Lincoln University (MO).

Looking at the profile of last season's team:

Wisconsin- 85 players
Illinois- 15 players

That's it. Of those 15 players from Illinois, 8 were either starters or backups.

Offense

Here's the bottom line: Center, Quarterback, Running Back, one key Receiver...all their key scoring weapons from last season...gone. Even the backup quarterback graduated.

Big holes to fill, but on a bright side an outstanding cast of supporting players around them. Next up at Running Back is junior Mitch Gerhartz (Hortonville). The tightend returning was a WIAC honorable mention- Cody Moon (Sr, Laconia). Three of the offensive linemen coming back made WIAC recognition- Tyler Power (Sr, Hortonville) and Alex Wendorf (Sr, Watertown) were 1st team selections and Austin Summers (Sr, Illinois) honorable mention. Many of the backups will be seniors too. One standout All-Purpose back returning is Dom Todarello (Sr, Arrowhead). The receiving corps is wide open.

Defense

Should be very, very strong. The defensive line will be young and experienced. Will have 2 sophomores and a junior. The junior leading the D-Line is 2nd team WIAC Brady Heimer (Kimberly). The Titans return 2 of the 4 starting linebackers- 2nd team WIAC Scott Skornicka (Sr, Two Rivers) and 1st team WIAC Derrick Jennings, Jr (Sr, DeForest). Jennings should be the leader on D.
Cornerbacks- great shape. All 4 starters return. Watch for 1st team WIAC Cole Yoder (Sr, Oshkosh West). Other standouts are Sr AJ Plewa (2nd team WIAC from South Milwaukee) and WIAC honorable mention Taylor Ripplinger (Sr, Arrowhead).

Some special teams notes- Senior Turner Gersthardt (Oshkosh North) returns as both the kicker and punter. Mentioned Dom Todarello- he also does a super job as a return specialist.

Also returning- the holder and long snapper.

So again, the big producers of last year are gone- the center, QB, RB and key Receiver, but a great supporting cast around whomever fills those roles. Another note, after that 2016 Stagg Bowl apperance, many top notch high school recruits came to UWO. Saw an interview with Coach Cerroni and he said how he warned those freshmen they wouldn't play- but they were willing to wait it out and stay with the program.

Coach Cerroni also stated when you win the WIAC, you know you can compete with any (D3) team in the nation.

source: WIAC and UW-Oshkosh websites.

Want to get back and post that one video link, as well as touch on 3 private colleges here in Wisconsin who have been good to U.P. football players.

So remember if you move here and raise a family, the WIAC schools are your bread and butter for higher education. You won't be disappointed sending your kids there. It's a wonderful system.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 pm

Well it's been a nice evening involving football. Packers hosting Pittsburgh in pre-season football and the high school football teams kicked off their 2018 season this evening.

Here is the link to that UW-Oshkosh semi finals game against Mount Union last season. Some of the Titans players who made big plays in the video return (Todarello & on defense Jennings, Jr.):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7DaVigA2EXg

A side note- In local high school football in our neck of the woods Ashwaubenon lost to Green Bay Preble 10-7. Down 10-0 in the 2nd half, Ashwaubenon blew 2 scoring oppotunities- a lost fumble inside Preble's 10 yd line and a missed field goal.

Preble really didn't look strong. Late in the game their defense looked really winded and tired. On a personal note, never really thought this conference did anything for Bay Port and Preble. It shows when they play teams from heavier D1 conferences in the state.

But they are a good test for our D2 schools.

Heard Pulaski was up on Southwest 14-10. Think Pulaski has a good shot at winning the conference here. If their running back stays healthy they should be a top contender.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby amped0808 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:00 am

Pulaski won 21-17 over Southwest last night.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:51 am

amped0808 wrote:Pulaski won 21-17 over Southwest last night.


Thanks amped0808!

Very defensive games last night. Unusual. Hopefully we can see more “Defense/running games.” Was surprised as Southwest graduated a lot of seniors. Pulaski now runs the single wing.

BTW Our older son was at that game last night between Ashwaubenon and Preble. He texted and said how the Preble coach ripped off his headset and went off....on the DC. (They only had 10 men on the field and had to burn a time out). One or two plays later Ashwaubenon fumbled inside the Preble 10 and lost the ball.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Chavez » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Hi Hueby! Were you planning on attending the Mensasha-Kingsford game?
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:04 am

Chavez wrote:Hi Hueby! Were you planning on attending the Mensasha-Kingsford game?


Thanks for dropping in Chavez!

Still here wanting to support the site and the fans & young athletes. It's a nice inexpensive hobby after all the work hours. Speaking of work- Although I would love to see Kingsford play Menasha- I would have to check my work schedule. Overtime has been brutal = getting home late= missing local games. I will PM you ok?

Great hearing from ya!

If there were a thread for this game in the GNC section, would tell you all this...Haven't been to Menasha in years, but from what I can remember it is a "football stadium." Plenty of seating on both sides of the field and since there's no track the seating is close to the field.
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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:41 pm

Evening,

Seems like a Friday night due to the football games being played. Yesterday at work I trained a young man who loves high school football and his dad is an AD. I just want to ask him a little more information then do a short little post on his home state's high school football "just for fun."

Anyways this evening caught most of the Notre Dame Academy at Ashwaubenon football game won by NDA 28-17.

I always liked to call this game the "Ridge Road Rivalry" because Ridge Road connects both schools and Lambeau Field is centered in between.

To recap: After Ashwaubenon's scrimmage performance against Appleton North, the senior quarterback was moved to DB and the week of the first game against Preble, Ashwaubenon went with a junior quarterback who had never started in high school. Well this past week he got injured in practice. However another junior QB who started on the JV team was not brought up to play, but instead the coaches started a sophomore QB.

Then due to injuries a few more sophomores started / played more in tonights game against NDA. Most of the upper classmen are playing defense. But talk about a baptism by fire.



Found out in last weeks game between Green Bay Southwest and Pulaski (won by Pulaski 21-17), late in the 4th quarter Southwest coughed up the ball inside the Pulaski 5 yd line.

Driving home caught the end of a crazy game on the radio between Green Bay Southwest at DePere. DePere was leading late in the game 27-21. Southwest comes back and scored on a drive where they converted three "3rd and long" situations (like 3rd & 10, 3 & 16 etc).

They scored with about under 2 minutes remaining- and the radio announcers said it looked like DePere intentially let them score. Southwest ties the game at 27-27, and the extra point barely squibs over the goal post for a Southwest 28-27 lead.

But DePere's special teams come through. The kick returner returns the kick off from his own 3 down to the Southwest 40. But some more crazy things happen. On the drive DePere has a big "spot of the foul" penalty but come up with a big pass play as well as Southwest getting their 3rd Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty in the game, putting DePere 14 yds from paydirt.

In the final seconds DePere gets a 1st and goal inside the 5 yd line and the announcers start talking about DePere throwing the ball. Well low and behold, DePere runs the ball twice between the tackles for little or no gain. The announcers start criticizing the play calling. Wondering why DePere would call those plays when " they haven't been able to run between the tackles all night."

So DePere use their final time out. The kicker- who missed an extra point try and had either a field goal or other extra point try blocked, kicks a 19 yd FG from the right hashmark with 4 seconds left for DePere's 30-28 win.

What a crazy game!
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Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:29 am

Really all I was wanting to add to the rest of this thread is to touch on a few more Wisconsin colleges.

But real quick while I have some time, wanted to share a little more football.

Mentioned in the previous thread we had a new employee who came here from West Virginia. West Virginia is actually known as "West 'By God' Virginia" whenever you meet people from there. Football is king down there (then basketball.) This guy knew of Kaunauna's Jordan McCabe heading to West Virginia to play basketball.

He got me interested in the football down there. Many years back one of the best college football games I ever watched on TV was West Virginia vs Pittsburgh. The fans were crazy too. Then it hit me : " Ahhhhh , Steel Mill workers vs Coal Miners."

This guy came from a "depressed area." It was once a coal mining community. If I could ask everyone, especially the younger people reading this to listen to the words to this song and see the real videos of coal mining that will eventually appear in the video, hope it reminds you of the mining industry that was once strong up there. The work ethic many of our ancestors had not just in mining but the railroad, shipping, forestry, saw mills/ lumber etc. That built the U.P. and bled into football:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nKGCKwACj1I

I wanted to touch a little on West Virginia high school football. I was looking at this new co-workers alma mater where his dad is the AD. It would be a Michigan Class B school (562 high school enrollment), a 2% minority enrollment and almost half (47%) "Economically Disadvantaged" students. Pretty much 50/50 male/female (51% male 49% female) and a 15:1 student teacher ratio.

He also told me the school has one Nationally Ranked high school recruit in the nation. A linemen who has interest in many big time college coaches...was told Harbaugh, Urban Meyer...wait we'll stop here before the topic shifts to Meyer ha ha.

I'm putting my notes together on West Virgina high school football for the next post.

Remember, please listen closely to what Johnny Cash has to say and while watching the video, think of our ancestors in the U.P. ok?
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Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:45 pm

A quick look at West "By God" Virginia high school football

note: This won't be very detailed. If anyone wants more information I will try to find the answer for you.

The governing body in West Virginia is the "West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission" or "WVSSAC" but in West Virginia they just say "The SSAC."

I could not find any football conferences! Maybe they are there, but the WVSSAC does not care about Conference Championships being a ticket to the playoffs.

They have about 116 teams if I counted right. Then they are split into 3 classes:

AAA (enrollment 933 and higher)
AA (460-932)
A (459 or fewer)

There are 6 states that border West Virginia. What the WVSSAC does is they do the conversion for you. They list every team in those states and what class equivalency they are to West Virginia. They are DC, OH, PA, MD, VA and KY.

Now I don' t know how "regulated" they are, but in West Virginia they start their season the same time Michigan does. They are allowed to play up to 10 games. Then they play these games in an 11 week window. So they all have an open bye week in their seasons.

Like Michigan, they use a point system. Little different point system but the same concept. Also a point added for each win a team you defeat has (like bonus points).

Then they divide the points by the number of games played to give your "rating."

Then the teams are ranked in order by each class.

At the end of the regular season, the top ranked 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs. Then 1 vs 16 will be in the upper bracket, 2 vs 15 in the lower bracket, 3 vs 14 back in the upper, etc with the intent the top teams will play each other down the road.

So 4 rounds of playoffs in each Class.

Now to qualify for the playoffs, each team must do the following:

1. You must play at least 8 games
2. You must play at least 6 teams your class or higher

I wanted to find out if there were scheduling problems of schools leaving other schools out, but it sounds like it works for them.

Apparently many of the AAA schools aren't far from each other. I was told most of the schools play geographically closer schools due to West Virginia having a "depressed economy."

Was told West Virginia has been considering having a "4A" because over near the Maryland border, many players in the D.C. area are jumping over to play at one school (maybe another too?) and that/those schools are clobbering everyone because of these transfers.

Now a few more notes on football in West "By God" Virginia ok?
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Postby ftballfan » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:11 pm

1. In West Virginia, school districts follow county lines to a T, even splitting communities in two different counties! For example, the city of Nitro falls in both Kanawha and Putnam counties and each side of the city is in a separate school district .

2. Many counties in WV (especially rural ones) have one high school that serves the entire county.
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Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:42 pm

ftballfan wrote:1. In West Virginia, school districts follow county lines to a T, even splitting communities in two different counties! For example, the city of Nitro falls in both Kanawha and Putnam counties and each side of the city is in a separate school district .

2. Many counties in WV (especially rural ones) have one high school that serves the entire county.


Interesting tidbit! I knew of the county schools but didn’t realize they would split a city. Never thought of that.

We also have a new employee from Southern Ohio. He lives down near Kaukauna and was asking me about 8 man football and co-ops. Funny you posted that because he asked why these schools don’t consolidate. I didn't know what to tell him.
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Postby Hueby » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:05 am

One of two little tidbits on West Virginia:

There is a Michigan equivalent Class B school in West Virginia originally called "Pocatalico District High School." The local town and school itself go by "Poca." So it's known as "Poca High School."

Their nickname: "The Dots" or "Poca Dots."

According to their school website, the nickname goes back to 1928 when the radio announcer was broadcasting a game being played in a snow storm. The team's colors are red and grey. So probably wearing red jerseys the announcer said "...they look like a bunch of red polka dots running around the field." Since the name has stuck.

The school' s street address is "1 Dot Way" and their motto: "Once a Dot, always a Dot!"

source: wikipedia and phs.putnamschools.com
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Postby Hueby » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Couple more things to add about West Virginia high school football.

For this post, I learned from that new co-worker that the schools do form their own football conferences. This is to lock in schedules.

Was told that if there were a team that was becoming a powerhouse because of recruiting- the schools in the conference could get together and "kick them out." Then it would make it harder for that team to schedule games to qualify for the playoffs. That is one way West Virginia can "police themselves."

However, this really hasn't happened because "Everybody recruits." So it sounds like more of "An eye for and eye" or "fight fire with fire" situation.

Will pause here....how about another one from Johnny Cash that hits home with many. Remember, it's not always just the kids. As the old sayings go, "Kids are a reflection of their parents" or "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OkDJt5GutqA
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Postby Hueby » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:13 pm

This should be the last "planned" post for me involving high school football in West Virginia.

Big down south, "7 on 7" has become an unofficial sport for some schools during not just the summer months- but the spring too. Yes, at some schools there is tremondous pressure on the football players to get out & start running your pass routes even if you are participating in track, golf or baseball.

Talk to those student-athletes and they will probably tell you how 7 on 7 is great for learning your routes and developing some chemistry....but it all changes when the uniform/pads come on and hitting in injected into it all.

Here in Wisconsin the WIAA allows some "contact days" which many schools use differently. Some use them in the spring or summer as practices, a camp, or some space them out weekly.

So down in West Virginia, in recent years the SSAC approved more than what Wisconsin does- they now allow 3 weeks of summer practices.

Back on June 21, 2018 in the Charleston Gazette Mail, there was an article written by staff writer Rick Ryan about a local AAA team called the Capital Cougars. (Guess they are known as "The Cap")

In this article, their coach- Jon Carpenter- does not believe in 7 on 7. During his tenure the Cougars are 73-25, have made 2 state championship appearances and still produce D1 college caliber players (point being they are still a highly respected, successful program in WV).

What the Capital Cougars do instead of 7 on 7 tournaments in the summer, is they arrange joint practices with other teams and they work out at the University of Charleston.

Coach Carpenter explains how in 7 on 7 the "defenses" are run differently than in game situations. So by practicing with these other schools the Capital Cougars will see more real game situations and defenses that 7 on 7 doesn't offer.

Coach Carpenter quote about 7 on 7: "I know it works for a lot of people, but for us, we try to get better as the season goes on. Dick Whitman [former DuPont coach] taught me that. I think if you do too much in June, you reach your peak too early. I tell our kids all the time, 'I want you to ruin your Thanksgiving Holiday, not your summer vacation! There's too much time to be a kid in the summer.' "
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Postby Hambone » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:24 pm

Division 1 college coaches place little to no value on 7 on 7, they don't even want to see film from kids 7 on 7 competition. David Shaw at Stanford won't even take a call from a 7 on 7 coach. I've heard another D-1 coach call 7 on 7 the "Underwear Olympics".

With that said, I see no issue if coaches use 7 on 7 for conditioning and team building, anything you can do to keep kids active and involved is a good thing. It's not real football......
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Postby Hueby » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:50 pm

Hambone wrote:Division 1 college coaches place little to no value on 7 on 7, they don't even want to see film from kids 7 on 7 competition. David Shaw at Stanford won't even take a call from a 7 on 7 coach. I've heard another D-1 coach call 7 on 7 the "Underwear Olympics".

With that said, I see no issue if coaches use 7 on 7 for conditioning and team building, anything you can do to keep kids active and involved is a good thing. It's not real football......


I'd have to hit the "like/thumbs up" button on this! I liked the older days when like that coach from West Virginia said - when you had your summer vacations but the teams ruined their Thanksgivings holidays.

And there were more multi-sport athletes.

It's hard to believe the Wisconsin high school football season is 1/3rd of the way done already. Keeping fingers crossed for Kingsford tonight. That rainstorm we had while not like the flooding other parts of the country gets, was really flooding the roads the other day. Many of us had to work in it & this old song rang through my head:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xhH8RCUDHSY
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Postby Hueby » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 pm

Just wanted to touch on the "Top 3 Wisconsin colleges" who have been very good to U.P. football players over the years.

I know in the past there were rare occasions of U.P. football players attending and playing football for some of these "different" colleges here in Wisconsin. For example, I remember years back there was a player from Westwood who played at a school down by Milwaukee...I think it was Concordia? Then someone from Gladstone played down at Lawrence University in Appleton.

But these are the Top 3 Wisconsin who have been wonderful to U.P. football players....

#3: Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors

Wisconsin Lutheran is a member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Conference opponents include Rockford (Ill), Eureka (Ill) Benedictine (Ill) , Lakeland (WI) , Aurora (Ill) , Concordia (Chicago, Ill) and Concordia Wisconsin.

This year's non-conference are Lake Forest (Ill), Lawrence Tech (MI), and Hope (MI).

Lawrence Tech appears to be starting a new football program or just started one recently?

Last season the Warriors football team went 3-3 (3-7 overall).

The head coach is Dr. Dennis Miller. He is in his 19th season as the Warriors head coach and in all - this will be his 31st year as a head coach. (He spent 12 years at Northern State South Dakota).

Coach Miller is from a small town in Minnesota. Back in 1984/85 he coached the linebackers and wide receivers at Brigham Young University. They claimed the National Championship that year. Coach Miller worked with then head coach LaVell Edwards and BYU's quarterbacks coach- Mike Holmgren. That experience with BYU inspired him to become a head coach.

Last season Wisconsin had 2 U.P. football players on the squad:

1) #56 Trent Deans - Offensive lineman who played for the Westwood Patriots. Last season was a sophomore.

2) # 72 Jared Sawyers - Defensive lineman who played for the Sault Ste Marie Blue Devils. Last season was a freshmen.

source: Wisconsin Lutheran school website
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Postby Hueby » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:53 pm

FWIW I know this is late in the ball game-also didn’t want to start a one Post thread in the Frosh football section....but a co-workers son is on the West DePere freshman team. They were to play Green Bay West this past Thursday but West couldn’t field a team.

Word was they only had 6 freshmen go out. I don’t know if this helps any UP Frosh teams. West is in the Bay Conference.
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Postby Hueby » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:21 pm

#2 St. Norbert Green Knights

Have them coming in at #2 as Wisconsin colleges who have been awesome to U.P. football players.

The football program was probably in it's peak-on a consistant basis- back in the early to mid 2000's. Much of this had to do with Munising's former Coach Terry Sayen who served on the football staff back then. When he retired some years back there were still U.P. football players who continued to come down and play at St. Norbert, but not as many.

St. Norbert is a member of The Midwest Conference.

Now the MWC football format has changed. It is now split into a North Division and a South Division. The Divisional opponent games count towards placement in the standings.

To help fill your schedule, you can still play a "MWC opponent" in the other division (but it doesnt affect the standings).

Then after 9 weeks, the winners of the North Division play the winner of the South Division for the Midwest Conference Championship Game. As the Conference Champion you earn a birth to the D3 football playoffs.

So for football, it looks like this:

North Division
St. Norbert
Beloit
Lawrence Univ.
Ripon
Univ. of Chicago (Ill)
Macalester (MN)

South Division
Cornell (IA)
Grinnell (IA)
Illinois College (Ill)
Knox (Ill)
Lake Forest (Ill)
Monmouth (Ill)

So this season, St. Norbert's non-conference opponents are Aurora University, UW-Eau Claire, and from the MWC South- Grinnell and Knox.

Last season St. Norbert finished 5-0 (7-3 overall).

Last season, the Green Knights (5-0) lost the MWC Championship Game to Monmouth College (5-0).

The Head Coach for St. Norbert is Dan McCarty. He is in his 4th season as head coach. In the past he has been the head coach at his alma mater- Southern Door. He has also been an assistant coach at UW-Eau Claire and the University of Minnesota- Duluth.

This season, there are only 2 U.P. football products at St. Norbert, both are seniors:

1. Luke Bero, Defensive Line, Senior, Rapid River
2. Garrett Bonetti, Defensive Back, Senior, Norway

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Re: Displaced Yoopers in WI thread. Dedicated to the "906."

Postby Hueby » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:08 pm

While working on my next post, here is a note from the latest DNR report:

Sep 4, 2018- Regular season Canada goose hunting opens Sunday Sep 16, along with the Youth Waterfowl Hunt September 15-16.

Here's a little quiz I made up. I have not spoken to my elderly father in months. However, when I text my mom, she tells me "He's watching the game, all he's been doing is swearing."

So with that, here is the quiz question:

Q: What sports teams does my elderly father watch and when he does- all he does is swear. Is it

A. The Detroit Tigers
B. Michigan Wolverines Football
C. Both A and B

The answer: C is the correct answer. When my dad watches the Tigers and Wolverines, all he does is swear.
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