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  1. Being a graduate from this school and many in my family as well, I believe the UIL did what they had to do. It is a complete embarrassment to me the lack of competence displayed today by a “head of a school”. No doubt there needs and will be changes coming. I am saddened by the loss of the chance for all the students effected by the lack leadership. The buck lies at Alto ISD’s feet though. Everyone is aware, that has kept up with football in the state of Texas, the severity of the punishments for just such “mistakes/ lack of communications”. It would not be right to ask the schools that did their job correctly to carry the burden of Alto’s mistakes. Yes it sucks, I care very much about Alto, the school and the success of the programs there, but the rules were broken. No matter the intent.
    15 points
  2. My SENIOR brother has gone through: tornados- (3 years of high school in portable buildings), the loss of one of his best friends, and now has his honors stripped away. He plays every single sport our high school has to offer. He lives and breathes football. He has waited on this moment his entire life. He will never get this back. I am completely heartbroken for him, his teammates, our Alto fam, and his coaches. BUT we will press on and always #DTS
    14 points
  3. Idk. Have report cards come out yet?
    9 points
  4. Correct. It’s terrible that the kids are having to pay for something that they didn’t have anything to do with, but rules are rules. Unfortunately, the adults either failed to learn the rules or flat out ignored them. Either way, rules that are put into place to create a level playing field were broken. Claiming “we didn’t know” is like telling the cop “I didn’t know the speed limit dropped to 45 right here!” To allow a school to compete in a district that is below their enrollment and knock a team that did play by the rules out of the playoffs would be the definition of “unfair.”
    8 points
  5. As I sit here 1,300 miles from Alto taking in what has been a difficult two week period to say the least, it dawned on me, as I'm sure it has to others, it is only going to get more difficult from here forward, more than likely for the entirety of the next two years. For the players who are already hurting, there will be many comments and under-the-breath trash talking that will test your will to resist the temptation to retaliate, or get into it, with the opposing teams. Be better than any who take that route and take that energy and use it on the field. To the adults who are also hurting and will meet with the same "talk" in the stands, you too must resist the challenge of a few (I believe most true fans of the game empathize with Alto) and focus on supporting the kids and the program and the town. While the two years will roll by slowly, eventually Alto will rise again. Be proud, stand tall Alto!!
    6 points
  6. WR Montrel Hatten verbally committed to Oregon State last week. He also has offers from Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, TCU, and Texas Tech of the Big 12, Arkansas and Ole Miss of the SEC, and a dozen others - Boston College, Colorado, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Prairie View, SMU, Texas State, UTSA, and Western Kentucky.
    6 points
  7. These "who tattled" and "who cried foul" comments boggle my mind. IF......IF... this was done purposely.... it's the VERY definition of cheating. The UIL has Classification and alignment for a reason. It's to enforce competitive balance. IF Alto fudged their numbers so that they would be a big fish in a little pond instead of a little fish in a big pond..... that's cheating. Why vilify the whistleblower? If this was done purposely..... the villains were the ones that thought it was ok to lie to the UIL.
    6 points
  8. What about the students at the other schools in the D2 district who would have to play against a team who should be D1? Don't they matter, too?
    6 points
  9. There’s nothing wrong with the process. Every other school handled their business. POINT BLANK WE DID NOT. And it’s the kids that ultimately suffer. It’s embarrassing.
    6 points
  10. Inexcusable!!!! And I don’t care who don’t like it! This is a complete let down from the powers that be. Period. Bless the kids that have been robbed over this.
    6 points
  11. Now, this is cool....and it wouldn't shock me if it started a trend. Bring out those Womack uniforms LV!
    6 points
  12. I'm not concerned with being #1 at the end of the day. As great as that would be, I just want Texas to recruit NEEDED positions, which they have done and done very well imo, especially on the offensive side. Like I said, #1 would be awesome, but focusing on getting the top talent at imperative positions where there are gaps is what stands out to me (ex. Oline)
    5 points
  13. You got a pass from me the first time. But you had to be a dumbass. Don’t be a dumbass folks. This is who you look like when you are.
    5 points
  14. They banned a sitting president from social media, impeached him two times, jailed his supporters, and now raided his home And then they go on TV and call us the fascists
    5 points
  15. I think it shows great character among the Alto faithful here on SDC that none of the ones complaining about this ruling are Yellowjacket fans.
    5 points
  16. Snapshot Numbers Alto 163 (actually 166) Carlisle 163 Cushing 157 Tenaha 152 Mount Enterprise 130 Overton 120 Not all the teams in that district are close to Alto's numbers..... there IS a big discrepancy between Alto and the two smallest schools. Therefore it IS a huge deal. Especially if one of those smaller schools missed out on the playoffs due to losing to Alto. And yes...they may have to beat some bigger schools to win it all....but it shouldn't be Alto. And no...they didn't have 60 extra kids.... they had 46... which is pretty significant when you are talking about numbers as small as 120 and 160. I get it....the difference for Carlisle, Cushing, and Tenaha is no big deal competitively But wouldn't Overton and Mt. Enterprise have a legit gripe? Alto has about 23% more students than ME..... and 28% more than Overton. Seems pretty significant. Especially if a loss to Alto kept you out of the playoffs.... that's not blowing things out of proportion. That's a pretty big deal if it had gone unnoticed and/or unchecked. JMHO
    5 points
  17. I watched/listened to the meeting live out of pure interest simply because this is a landmark case for the UIL. As they said, nothing like this has ever happened before at this time. The UIL was painted into a corner. I believe it was Dr Harrison who said that the UIL purposefully has safeguards in place in November and December to let schools reconfirm their numbers in case a mistake was made. For the timing of this to happen in August, it’s too late. They had no choice. If they had let Alto compete in 2A-D2 with the right to advance, then what would stop a large number of schools from “making a mistake” and not notifying the UIL until May or whenever it was the allegations came to light. As was said in the meeting, rules are rules and no matter what the intent was, rules were broken and there are consequences. Personally, I think Alto dodged a bullet. Based on what I heard in the meeting, I thought the UIL might carry the punishment across all sports due to the obvious lack of concern on Altos part on getting the process correct. There were, according to Alto ISD themselves, literally no procedures or processes in place to make sure what they presented to the UIL was factually correct. As the NCAA would so fondly put it, that’s “Lack of Institutional Control” if I’ve ever seen it. The UIL relies on schools to do their due diligence to make sure that number they turn in is correct, and Alto failed. Whether you think it was intentional or not, as someone in the meeting said, that is a whole lot of strange coincidences and we just don’t believe in coincidences here.
    5 points
  18. Two really good week 1 matchups within 8 miles of one another... Kilgore at Carthage Timpson at Beckville
    5 points
  19. I think we should make it a priority to eliminate Sodomite marriage all together
    5 points
  20. Much like what the national media and Dems have done with the statistics about covid for the last two years in order to scare the public?
    5 points
  21. Apparently there is an ignore feature on certain users. Mine just says “Warn User” and “Flag as spammer” (essentially a permanent ban). If you know how to use it, please do on this guy. I’ll take care of the rest if I need to go that far.
    4 points
  22. Everyone dressed so classy back in these days. We've definitely lost something in that regard with yoga pants and t-shirts not holding a candle to the sharp looking people in this picture.
    4 points
  23. Having nothing to hide doesn't give the government right to invade your privacy without probable cause.
    4 points
  24. Copied from the forum rules above: The spreading of unfounded, unpublished rumors concerning any school,coach, student or any faculty member. You are, however, welcome to postfacts for the purpose of discussion, if you think there's some validity to a possible story---u2u the owner "smoaky", or email him at [email protected] so he can do his own research. If you're going to post a thread about a potential story or topic---put "THIS IS SPECULATION" at the top of the main comments in the thread. Before you post anything about a player concerning their status or availability for a game or games, please remember that these are high school kids. Keep the discussion about the players on the field. If you are going to post something about a player or coach concerning something that didn’t happen on the field or court, it needs to include a link to a credible news source. Your “insider information” or what you “know to be a fact” is irrelevant without a link. The best thing to do is remember you are talking about a minor, and let it go. If we see these types of posts that don’t include a link, suspensions will be issued.
    4 points
  25. The first sign of monkeypox is a pounding sensation in your anus. Don’t believe me? Just ask @PepeSilviaand @BarryLaverty
    4 points
  26. Another OP-ED, I thought that maybe he went to the Himalayas to find himself and think for himself, but naw, it the same ole, same ole.
    4 points
  27. This. That’s ALL I’ve been saying. That 2-3 number fudge makes a difference to those smaller schools who otherwise wouldn’t even be facing said team. Downplaying it belittles the entire reason we even bother with alignment and classification. If 3 isn’t a big deal… is 15? 30? 80? When does it become a problem for those that say it’s being blown out of proportion?
    4 points
  28. We are 40-6 in district since 2015….. four district titles. No fourth place finishes. Nice try though. I forgot some people think certain programs are above the rules and make excuses when they get caught.
    4 points
  29. If you don't test, you can't be positive...just sayin.
    4 points
  30. Na, it's because of climate change now.. Texas isn't used to 100 degree summers.
    4 points
  31. didn't say it was boards fault. just wouldn't want to answer some very good questions from some very angry parents
    4 points
  32. He found Hillary's Email. Sorry, had too.
    4 points
  33. Beckville wins in a tight one, gonna take 4 quarters of good ball.
    4 points
  34. For the kids sake, I sincerely hope everything works out in a positive manner.
    4 points
  35. Even breaking in a new line Beckville doesn't win this game. As far as Beckvilles new Quarterback I am sure he is a good player but he is on a new team and has never faced Timpson. I don't think a one score difference will happen in this game. But I do respect your opinion and agree it will be a hard fought game and a treat for spectators. The last 4 games between Beckville and Timpson haven't even been close except for the first half of last year's game at SFA. To be the Man you have to beat the Man. When Beckville actually beats Timpson I will be the first one to congratulate Beckvilles team and fans. Good luck Beckville on the new season coming up and I hope all the players stay healthy. I am sure Beckville and Timpson will meet again in the playoffs.
    4 points
  36. I'm just curious as to who cryed foul? Whom was so intimidated by the jackets that they would report this to uil? Was it an inside job from butthurt or external forces who were in fear of playing real football against quality? I personally would never believe that a storied and proud team such as alto would even consider such nefarious acts.hell the alto I know would play Lobo in Longview and maybe outnumber them with fans,if they were on the schedule,I know with heartfelt pride that the jacket band would put em on notice...lol...that band gets a stadium rocking,Personally I am looking forward to Carlisle,alto and tenaha being in same dist, last time we played tenaha they pulled the roof in on our heads,and alto always comes in swinging
    4 points
  37. We had different QBs playing the McKinney North Game vs the Mangolia/Lancaster/Denton Ryan games. Thomas, who played the post season games, has graduated. So the guy who played against North, is our go to guy for the season. It is what it is. We should've won the North game, there's no doubt about that. But the Ryan game also is one we easily could've won w/Thomas playing. The Highland Park is another where we easily could've won if we just got better QB play (Allen was in for that one, as Thomas was injured). Allen is what he is. He holds for top spot for most losses as a QB under John King for a reason. The spring and the summer has been extremely promising from his stand point. He has looked way better as a senior than he did as a sophomore and junior. Do I think there are guys more talented in the program than him currently? Yes. But King isn't going to pick them. They chose to go a baseball rout for the spring when really it should've been a football only type of things, but we know Longview pushes the play multiple sport type of run that other schools in Metro areas don't. We will go as far as Jordan takes us, it's that simple. We should have a better O line this season, which no doubt was an issue last year. We will have crazy amounts of talent around him, with an extremely, extremely good defense on top of things. But still, I think the difference between us winning state and going home a round or two early will fall on the hands of Jordan Allen.
    4 points
  38. Believe it or not, there are plenty of programs that would love to be over .500 for the decade.
    4 points
  39. and everyone who did that is a total and complete dumbass.........
    4 points
  40. Because they don’t want to pay for a 4A stadium when having two of the top 2A teams in the region playing at a 2A stadium is going to make for an electric atmosphere. Bigger is not always better.
    4 points
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