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  1. Agreed, Mav. 2004 . . . Palestine drops to 4A, go to semi-finals that year. Have had some good, some bad years. But 5A football for them would have been pretty bad all these years. 2020 . . . Lindale drops to 4A, go to state finals. Fluke? We'll see. Long term, year in and year out, numbers matter. Yeah, you may have an Atlanta every now and then (3A state champs in 2004 with 25 varsity players, I counted!) but, overall, you're running against the wind.
  2. Uhhh, I would take Chapel Hill, Palestine (we already every year, split most of the time), Henderson (we play most of the time), Mabank, Kaufman, or Terrell instead of Marshall, Texas High, and perhaps the "new" Pine Tree any day, even Nac as they seem to be getting bigger and better. At least the numbers are closer with those smaller schools, yes, they do have decent programs. I would think Carthage is far enough east for them to be another 4A-D1 district . . . but you never know . . . always depends on who else drops / comes up. It's all speculation on the districts but I really see JAX goi
  3. It is not always about facilities. JAX replaced all three K4s, redid the HS, added a $1.5m track at HS, Tomato Bowl redo.... passed every bond issue for last 5 years. People are not flocking to Jacksonville although our town / schools have added / improved a lot. We are low socioeconomic and I’m afraid that has kept people from coming here despite the upgrades.
  4. Fantastic work, Mav. I believe ‘Jacksonville will drop to 4A D1. If the UIL continues to increase enrollment by 50 like they have over the last several realignments, ‘Jacksonville should drop. Our 2020 snapshot was below the number turned in for 2019. It’s time. I see us with Lindale, CH, Palestine, Henderson, Kilgore, and possibly Mabank, or Kaufman, or Terrell, or others like that on the borderline.
  5. It’s my understanding that Jacksonville will revert back to the pre-Covid schedule. In 2020, we had to replace Palestine and Henderson in non district with Cleburne and Nederland. So we will open at Crandall, play Palestine, then Hendo.... bye week.... then the 7 game 9-5A district schedule.
  6. Well, the Display at the track showed 10.50. They told him when he finished 10.53 so...... I guess the Pressbox got it wrong or changed it... it was a prelim and he won going away so time didn’t matter I guess.... we had a coach get him at 10.53 and another at 10.56. Regardless that’s fast!
  7. They were 6A, what last realignment? Or maybe before? Yes, they had lots of speed.
  8. I went to the district 16-5A track meet today in WH. Dang, JAX was in 1st place by 10 yards in 4 X 100 with Devin McCuin pulling away at anchor. About 30 yards from the finish line, he pulls up with a pulled groin. Had to be carted off to the medical tent. They ran the 100 and winning time was 11.1, not fast at all, he would have won it. It’s really a shame, he had a chance to possibly make it to Austin as a sophomore. He also starts at RF in baseball. IMG_0863.MOV
  9. Well dang, my bad. Went back to the article and Devin McCuin ran a 10.53, not 10.15, sorry.
  10. JAX sophomore Devin McCuin ran 10.15 100 Meters in district prelims. Should win district in finals on Friday. Got his first football offer from UTSA. There will be many more.
  11. Does anyone remember when Henderson hired Tom Kimbrough, the Plano HC back in the 1980s? He stayed, what, a few weeks and realized it was NOT a good move and left, didnt even make it to end of Spring semester. So this isn’t the first time Henderson has shocked the landscape. Was the athletic culture that bad to where you blow all those sports up with multiple HC changes? I have been around a looooong time and I have never seen that many HCs leave at the same time after AD was reassigned. At least not that fast. As I said earlier, 62-33 in 8 years? One bad year and goodbye?
  12. Unfortunately, this is the way it works in education, corporate world, etc... new guy in charge wants his own people regardless. Who knows why, I guess he would rather bet on his new guy instead of a proven winnner at 62-33. Pretty shortsighted and risky . . . or maybe he's just stair-stepping through Henderson. When I was on the school board here in Jacksonville, our new supe told Danny Long he needed to win the next year in 1996 after we went 5-5 in 1995. Forget the fact that Danny completely turned our culture around, playoff wins in 1992, 1993, and the best was yet to come. Didn't matter,
  13. Quality man, not just a great coach. What are these people thinking? 62-33. WOW. They think they’re gonna do better than him?
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