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24 minutes ago, Chorizo said:

i do not know anything about jacksonville,but this nederland team is quick,small,and scrappy from what ive seen so far

Based on Jacksonville's losses to Crandall and Cleburne, I think it is going to be a long year for Jax. Nederland was very close to upsetting Lufkin last week. 

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I don't understand why Jax still hasn't taken that next step with this staff being in place for a few seasons now. They were tough nuggets in the early 2000's. Did the Tomato Bowl renovations remove that old visiting team curse? Seems like they need to bring back that old tough/physical mentality. They have the Qbs these next few years to put up points, but that Defense isn't anything like that 04' squad. 

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I'm interesting in hearing what @Matthas to say about this year's Jacksonville squad. It has not looked pretty based on the scorelines thus far. Hoping they can bounce back...but gotta go with Nederland in this one, big.

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I've watched Tribe football for the past 20 years. There will always be skilled kids for sure. Seems to me pride to be in the program is lacking. 10 years ago there was a buzz around NDN football. I just do not feel that excitement anymore.  I've always said 90% of a team sport is wanting to be there and work hard. Can't coach pride within yourself. Not saying all kids are like that here but seems some are ok with just putting on a uniform. Might be a generational thing but #### for coaches and ones that work hard. Hopefully this changes soon. My 2 cents.. nome are facts just my thoughts. 

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This is my 39th year broadcasting Jacksonville football. No doubt, it has been a tough decade for ‘Jacksonville. I will say, however, the 80s was a pretty bad decade for ‘Jacksonville as I broadcasted the games then, too. The 1970s were great. Then the 1990s arrived and the run went to 2010 or so. 

@LoboFan07 and @Cat51993I’ve been following high school football since the early 1970s and what I know is every program has its cycles. Sure, some towns never seem to have a down cycle like Longview, Carthage, Lufkin, Gilmer, etc.

Jax will be back, some good classes coming. Unfortunately, we have had several classes in the last 10 years decimated by bad decisions by kids— the great players. Extra curricular activities are a privilege and we have had several potential college players throw it away. Frustrating, every town has this, but we have had our fair share. 

I love our current staff. It is NOT them. It wasn’t the previous staff’s fault, or the one before that one. This current staff has to be one of the hardest working staffs I’ve ever been around. I go to practice, I see it. 

Shorter answer: if you don’t behave, you don’t get to play. We have 6 juniors on varsity. That’s it. A whole class wiped out by bad decisions and misbehavior. Programs can’t thrive when the best athletes wipe their classes out. Don’t count us out in 2020. We do need to have some kids step up though or it’ll be tough in our district. 

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12 hours ago, Matt said:

This is my 39th year broadcasting Jacksonville football. No doubt, it has been a tough decade for ‘Jacksonville. I will say, however, the 80s was a pretty bad decade for ‘Jacksonville as I broadcasted the games then, too. The 1970s were great. Then the 1990s arrived and the run went to 2010 or so. 

@LoboFan07 and @Cat51993I’ve been following high school football since the early 1970s and what I know is every program has its cycles. Sure, some towns never seem to have a down cycle like Longview, Carthage, Lufkin, Gilmer, etc.

Jax will be back, some good classes coming. Unfortunately, we have had several classes in the last 10 years decimated by bad decisions by kids— the great players. Extra curricular activities are a privilege and we have had several potential college players throw it away. Frustrating, every town has this, but we have had our fair share. 

I love our current staff. It is NOT them. It wasn’t the previous staff’s fault, or the one before that one. This current staff has to be one of the hardest working staffs I’ve ever been around. I go to practice, I see it. 

Shorter answer: if you don’t behave, you don’t get to play. We have 6 juniors on varsity. That’s it. A whole class wiped out by bad decisions and misbehavior. Programs can’t thrive when the best athletes wipe their classes out. Don’t count us out in 2020. We do need to have some kids step up though or it’ll be tough in our district. 

I appreciate your optimism,  but this is mike philiips,  we had these same issues when i played under danny long,  wayne coleman was offensive coordinator,  and we never played like this.... 

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14 minutes ago, Jets said:

Dont know if u know/remember these guys who played for ned,  but im good friends with,  joel bijeaux,  brother jared,  brian sanches. 

yup,know them all

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2 hours ago, Jets said:

I appreciate your optimism,  but this is mike philiips,  we had these same issues when i played under danny long,  wayne coleman was offensive coordinator,  and we never played like this.... 

What Matt is saying is true but I also agree with you as well those issues were there when Long was coach too...to me personally losing has become a mindset here alot of these kids don't realize how good jacksonville football use to be...you can show them old films and YouTube videos and they are amazed that it was actual winning around here...hopefully it'll get back on track.

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14 hours ago, Matt said:

This is my 39th year broadcasting Jacksonville football. No doubt, it has been a tough decade for ‘Jacksonville. I will say, however, the 80s was a pretty bad decade for ‘Jacksonville as I broadcasted the games then, too. The 1970s were great. Then the 1990s arrived and the run went to 2010 or so. 

@LoboFan07 and @Cat51993I’ve been following high school football since the early 1970s and what I know is every program has its cycles. Sure, some towns never seem to have a down cycle like Longview, Carthage, Lufkin, Gilmer, etc.

Jax will be back, some good classes coming. Unfortunately, we have had several classes in the last 10 years decimated by bad decisions by kids— the great players. Extra curricular activities are a privilege and we have had several potential college players throw it away. Frustrating, every town has this, but we have had our fair share. 

I love our current staff. It is NOT them. It wasn’t the previous staff’s fault, or the one before that one. This current staff has to be one of the hardest working staffs I’ve ever been around. I go to practice, I see it. 

Shorter answer: if you don’t behave, you don’t get to play. We have 6 juniors on varsity. That’s it. A whole class wiped out by bad decisions and misbehavior. Programs can’t thrive when the best athletes wipe their classes out. Don’t count us out in 2020. We do need to have some kids step up though or it’ll be tough in our district. 

Gilmer has some hard times pre Traylor and Carthage was pretty bad pre Surratt . However, both were competitive in the 90s. Longview doesn’t know about this . @LoboFan07can count the losing years on one hand lol . End of day coaching matters and Coach long was as good as anyone.

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