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  1. Silsbee WR Kolten Mackey

    If I remember right he was working hard to fit in and find his place in a new environment. He was just beginning to shine when he hurt his foot or something. He recovered from this had several good games and had a more serious injury. I saw them play several times but can't remember all of the details. 
  2. I think the question before us concerned Silsbee's chances of winning the region and returning to state. Unless I am badly mistaken at Number 35 Bush is the highest ranked AAAA player in Region 3. To make a return to state the Tigers will have to come up with a lot more depth than they had last year. There is a whole year between before that trip will be determined and I am looking forward to seeing how Coach Sigler develops some of his young talent this year. 
  3. Congratulations Travis. Good Luck with the Wildcats. 
  4. Yes... I have always said you can't be better than your best player and the Tigers have the best player around. They probably won't be the best team in the region but the possibility is there that they might be. 
  5. I have been watching the tigers for about 30 years and have seen Brian Doss, Philip Lindsey, Jeremy Johnson, Patrick Reed, Dontre Thomas, Willie Jones and Sedrick Spearman.  It is hard to compare them. If you look at what they accomplished at the college level then probably Lindsey, Reed and Jones were the best. Jones and Thomas both still have a story to write at Lamar.  I would guess that Silsbee had some outstanding quarterbacks in the 60's and 70's that I never saw or heard about. It is hard to compare players from different era's.  They are not necessarily better today. 
  6. One of the best of the past 30 years was Brett Lively
  7. Faith Family vs Yates

    The way I see it there are three types of schools. Magnate schools, which I assume Ozen and Yates were and are, charter schools, like faith and family and zoned public schools with district lines. I don't think two of these types of schools belong in the UIL. I spent nearly 20 years in Colorado and Nebraska where private schools participate in association activities. I would rather see that if the private schools are limited from offering scholarships.  The private schools kind of dominated smaller school divisions in those states and charter schools will probably dominate the action in Texas if this trend continues. 
  8. Faith Family vs Yates

    That is probably wrong. Silsbee's enrollment is actually up 60-70 kids this year. Chances are they will be division 1 with the next realignment. They could go up and Carthage go down. Also then next three or four classes are a lot bigger than past years. 
  9. Who in SETX is getting an unusually large number of move-ins?
  10. Lumberton 45 Silsbee 122/FINAL

    I don't know why the interview won't play but I tried to upload the original and it says that it is too big. You can see and hear the Cartwright interview  at
  11. Lumberton 45 Silsbee 122/FINAL

    I don't know.... If teams like Silsbee in basketball and Newton, WOS in football were able to only play teams that would keep the score close they would play only a couple of games per year or against a lot bigger schools. All three of them try to schedule bigger schools. I understand where Silsbee, Newton and WOS are coming from. What I don't understand is where the opponents are coming from. If I was coaching at one of the other schools especially in basketball I would schedule Silsbee ever chance I got. I would be calling to play in a summer league with them. I would be attempting to get my kids used to being on the floor with them. Yes you would get beat a lot but I promise you would learn a lot and soon be much more competitive. Some people seem to think that it is not their job to get better and more competitive but the fair thing is for the elite teams to play at their level.  I am not saying that that was the case last night with Lumberton. To me it appeared they were trying to compete. The same can be said about HF a few weeks ago. At times they appear to be overwhelmed and almost scared to be aggressive but they were not asking Silsbee to take their players off the floor.  Sometimes you don't know what you could be. When I was in the ninth grade I played with a kid who was really good. Four years later he came to see me in college because they had made him an offer of a scholarship. He wanted me to go play some pickup games with him and the college players.  I said no I can't play with those guys. He looked at me and said yes you can. I've played with you before. I never thought I was any good and that made a good deal of the difference.
  12. 2018 Willie Ray Smith Finalists

    That is not always true. Occasionally a coach will nominate two players on offense or defense. That really irritates me. I think myself no one should know better who is the better player than the coach. That happened this year. At least one coach nominated two players on offense. I had to decided which one of the two was better without being at practice and at every game. The coach should know at least which one of his players is the best. I have been a judge every since the thing started. This time I voted for six of the eight finalist.  You always vote for four from among the coaches nominees. Sometimes you don't feel good about four but you pick the best four you can and figure that when the finals come and you have to pick one of the four to be the winner that you will make your choice then.  I usually pick a senior unless a junior has just overrun the field. 
  13. Palestine

    What Region is Palestine in this year. If they are in Region 3 it could get real tough. I have been told that Yates may have had a couple of move-ins, 6'7" and 6'9".  You know people are dying to move to the 3rd Ward. Houston Scarborough should be good. HJ is always tough. That makes the Region tough without taking Silsbee and the Waco schools into the consideration.     
  14. I think Kountze only had about three varsity players returning this year. Then they got in trouble and were unable to play this year leaving the entire team without any players with previous varsity experience. I have known Coach Joubert for some time. He is not a guy who is real tolerant with people who disobey. He is kind of a no nonsense guy. I am sure losing is harder on him than it is on the players. I suspect that by the end of the year he will have the Lions playing well enough to earn one of the four play-off positions. 
  15. Silsbee vs. Wharton, Area Round

    Cardinal Backer..... I saw BC playing Kountze the other night in basketball. They are not great but they are a pretty good team and I was very happy to see that. This district could get a little more competitive with BC, HJ, LCM all being a little more competitive. That will make that sport more fun. Football will turn around for BC. It always does.