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    Started broadcasting Jacksonville football in 1982; 422 total games end of 2020; 2021 will be my 40th year
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  1. Sometimes, you become a victim of your own success. For several years when I was a kid, Tom Landry couldn’t “win the big one.” The Duncanville HC finally win a state championship this year after losing TWO state games on 500-1 sot last second plays. King is amazing but fans always want more. The problem is Longview doesn’t know what it’s like to lose. Expectations are always out of this world. I hope Longview fans know what they have.
  2. I’m old enough to remember Plano in the 1960s. I lived in Lake Highlands and Garland. By early 1970s, Plano was doing what Aledo is doing now.
  3. My sister lives in Aledo. It is booming in population. Texas is booming overall, yes….. but Aledo growth is on steroids. Two massive ranches sold to developers and man, are they developing. I was up there this weekend.
  4. 3rd round….JAX vs Madisonville girls at 6pm Tuesday Feb 21 at Lufkin Hudson. 3rd time these district foes have played. Winner heads to Bryan for regionals.
  5. Not really. JAX win Dr Pepper tournament and played good teams all year.
  6. AREA: Friday, February 17. Jacksonville girls vs Jasper at 7:30pm at Lufkin Hudson HS Go Fightin’ Maidens!!!
  7. Jacksonville vs Gilmer at the Wag Tuesday at 6pm
  8. My faves…. TMF Rose, Marshall is very nice, Henderson is solid, Sulphur Springs, Pine Tree, Texas High LEAST LIKED…. Lufkin (yikes, press box), Crandall is embarrassing for a 5A, Whitehouse feels sterile and cold, the old Bruce Field, and I hear Chapel Hill needs a lot of work
  9. Any OU grads from Tyler High on here? You gotta be like . . . two OSU guys in a row? I know the previous coach was a Tyler High grad . . . but this is strange, no? Is someone on the TISD Board associated with the T. Boone Pickens Foundation? I'm always looking for a good conspiracy
  10. The way kids move around today, everybody takes kids away from everybody. It isn’t just Tyler Lee
  11. I'm joking! Come on, sense of humor. I just picked a sport boys don't have in HS. I agree with you that boys volleyball at those levels is legit. It isn't about a 1960s mind-set. Common sense must always prevail.
  12. I agree @bordertownHigh school extra-curricular activities will never be expense / revenue neutral. I'm not indicting anyone here . . . but after serving 9 years on the school board, I learned how easy it is to add admin people at all levels of the school system without ANY questions asked . . . but if you want add a coach or a sport, everybody would freak out and talk about the money. Trust me, I've seen some positions added administratively that just didn't make sense and my colleagues and I would fight these if we saw they were just "fluffy." Didn't always win those battles. This was many years ago, OK? But oh my gosh, when you want to add a coach because you only had 3 coaches for 170 kids in middle school football . . . people looked at us like we were a Democrat Congress. Thankfully, our current supe fixed that problem.
  13. Timing is everything. Many HCs who are either asked to leave OR they've had enough have to look at their TRS retirement, study their options, negotiate with the ISD on when their contracts will be paid through, etc... BEFORE they commit to retiring or leaving. As soon as the season is over, people want changes and they want them now -- it doesn't work that way. There are a lot of moving parts to "retiring" in Texas. For example, if a coach retires and draws his / her TRS, they cannot work for another state-funded school district in ANY capacity (even a teacher) or they get a permanent reduction of their TRS. They must sit out 12 months. That's just one example of the moving parts . . . just because the season ends and everyone wants to know immediately about the HC, it isn't always that simple. They have families, wife / husband income may be affected, etc... when @MattStepp asked him that, he probably had no idea yet until things like this were figured out. No idea "what he told kids" but some of these exits can take a little more than a few days.
  14. Girls football? Sure, maybe the UIL can also sanction boys volleyball. Hey if girls get to play football why can’t boys play girls volleyball? Inquiring minds…
  15. I get the totals . . . just total the ticket sales. it's saying "THIS" game had "X" attendance that's sketchy to me, which speaks to your overlap comment.
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