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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Who in SETX is getting an unusually large number of move-ins?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.     
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.   
  10. I would probably go to EC and Buna. I picked EC to win district prior to the season. Now I'm not sure they can  beat Buna and they've already lost to Woodville. Besides..... I like to eat at Al T's. 
  11. I don't mean to correct you but I moved here in 1991 and Coach Green was an assistant for Coach Sigler for at least half of the 90's. Then he took a head coaching job in Kountze. He later went to Beaumont Central and then on to Memorial. He also coached in some places in the Houston area before taking the job at Northshore. He is and has been an outstanding person and an outstanding coach. 
  12. I don't disagree with the fact that kids are the biggest recruiters but before you jump into open enrollment why don't you just go to a single class like in the days of Hoosiers. It works..... My high school played the University of Arkansas for four years starting in 1896. The high school which also happens to be the same school Tom Halliburten graduated from beat Arkansas football  team two times which was either right before or right after Arkansas played the University of Texas. Chances are some of the high school players were 30 years old.  In 1912 Bayard Nebraska, a town of about 4,000 played all the way to a mythical state football championship in football where they travelled on a train 500 miles to Omaha to play Omaha High School for the state championship. Bayard had 12 or 13 players and one of them was 12 years old.  In the 1920's Joes Colorado decided to form a basketball team. They had seven players and a coach who had never played basketball. In 1926 they beat everyone in Northeastern Colorado and ventured to such places as Colorado Springs, Greeley and yes the best high schools in Denver to play. After beating everyone in Colorado they took a train to Chicago where they played in a national tournament. As I remember reading they beat some teams from Texas and others and eventually finished third in the tournament. They were pretty good. One of the players went on to play for a Phillips 66 AAU squad that was considered to be the best team in America.  Let anyone play where they want to... don't have any classes. Folks that is two bad ideas. 
  13. Jasper 45 Bridge City 7/FINAL

    I'm just glad to see Cardinal Backer get on the football team and off my Silsbee Tiger basketball team. He used to hurt feelings around here ever now and then. I did not take it that CB was knocking the football coaches at Bridge City.  He probably would in the right circumstance though. 
  14. Newton 56 Silsbee 14/FINAL

    Speaking of DI and D2. I believe Silsbee was the largest D2 school with Carthage being the Smallest D1 School. I believe there was about ten kids separating the two schools. Silsbee just reported an enrollment increase of about 50 to 60 kids. They also have four classes in a row that will be coming into the high school with more than 200 kids in each class. What are the chances that Silsbee jumps back up to D1. Maybe Carthage could go to DII at the same time. We will have to wait 1 1/2 years to find out. 
  15. That was my thinking exactly. I even talked with Coach Green about it. He said it would not happen. I don't like transfers unless the parents move. Over the years we have had too many transfers from Silsbee to Kountze and from Kountze to Silsbee. A large portion of the athletes at Evadale actually live in Silsbee. I would prefer that the kids play sports in the district where they reside. Of course we know that never happens (meaning no transfers without moving) at places like Yates.