Class A: Winners and losers in the new playoff system

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

Now that the Power Rankings have been settled and the playoff brackets certified, we’ll have plenty of time to examine the games because of this weekend’s built-in bye week to allow the Class A playoffs to keep pace with the other classifications. So today we take a look at some of the winners and losers in the new points-driven Power Ranking system.

But first a bit of house cleaning:  Congratulations to Jordan Wren of Landmark Christian. The 6-1, 170-pound outfielder for the War Eagles signed with Samford this week. If you know of any other Class A athletes signing with colleges on any level, please let us know here at Class A Blog headquarters. Send the information to your humble scribe, S. Thomas Coleman, at s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com.

And now on to our winners and losers.

PUBLIC WINNERS

Commerce
Record:
5-5, 1-5 in Region 8
Power Ranking: 13

The Tigers lost five of their last six games, including the season finale – a 31-21 decision to Pinecrest Academy, a private school in Cumming in just its third season moving into the Georgia High School Association from the Georgia Independent Schools Association. But Commerce racked up a whopping 70 points in its four non-region games against teams from higher classifications. The bulk of the points – 21 – came courtesy of a 22-7 upset over eventual Region 8AA winner Jefferson (9-1) in Week 1. The Tigers would have been well out of playoff contention under the old system. They will travel to Donaldsonville next week  to face No. 4 Seminole County, the three-time Region 1 champions.

Charlton County
Record:
5-5, 3-3 in Region 2
Power Ranking: 10

Head coach Rich McWhorter expressed concern early in the season about his team’s lack of play-making ability and consistency. The trend continued throughout the year. The high point was a 32-26 win over Wilcox County, the eventual region champs and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. The low point was dropping the last two games of the season to resurgent Telfair County (29-21), a team Charlton hadn’t lost to since 1993, and to Irwin County (55-34), where Charlton surrendered the second-most points in school history (next to the 88-0 loss suffered at the hands of a Florida high school, Jefferson, in 1981, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association website). But Charlton compiled a total of 62 points in four non-region games against schools from higher classes, including 17 points for a loss to Region 3AAAAA champ Ware County (31-0). Charlton, which finished fifth in the region and would have missed the post season under the old system, will travel to Buena Vista next week to face No. 7 Marion County.

Gordon Lee
Record:
5-5, 2-3 in Region 6-Division A
Power Ranking: 14

The Trojans lost their last four games by a combined score of 76-13 and were below .500 in the region. However, they picked up a total of 40 points by playing three non-region games against opponents from higher classifications – AAA Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (lost 28-0), AAA Coahulla Creek (won 48-34), a new school in Dalton which was in its first season, and AA Armuchee (won 25-7). Gordon Lee would not have advanced to the post season under the old system. But their prize for claiming the 14th seed is a trip to Twin City to take on No. 3 Emanuel County Institute, a team many believe will win the public school title.

PUBLIC LOSER

Telfair County
Record:
6-4, 3-3 in Region 2
Power Ranking: 21

The Trojans finished third in the region and would have advanced to the post season under the old system for the first time since 2004. Additionally, they defeated Turner County (43-24) and Charlton County (29-21), both of which made the top 16 and are in the playoffs. But Telfair was hurt by a weak non-region schedule, which included a game against Baconton Charter, a game for which Telfair County did not receive credit because the Blazers did not play a region schedule. The combined record of the Trojans’ three other non-region opponents – Wheeler County, AA Jeff Davis and AAA Southeast Bulloch – was 7-23.

PRIVATE WINNER

Athens Christian
Record:
4-6, 3-3 in Region 8
Power Ranking: 14

The Eagles were destroyed by the top three teams in the region – Athens Academy, Prince Avenue Christian and George Walton Academy – by a combined score of 109-12. Still, Athens Christian would have advanced to the post season under the old system anyway. However, their fourth-place finish in the region would have had them traveling to McDonough to face Region 5 winner Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, a team many believe could compete for a state title in higher classifications. Instead, the Eagles will face Walker, the No. 3 seed, in Marietta. Athens Christian was given a boost by picking up a total of 40 points in its three non-region games against teams from AAA – Banks County (won 22-7), Jackson County (lost 39-21) and Region 8AAA champ North Oconee (lost 44-0).

PRIVATE LOSER

Our Lady of Mercy
Record:
6-4, 3-3 in Region 5
Power Ranking: 15

The Bobcats played one of the toughest schedules in Class A without playing a team from a higher classification, as five of Mercy’s opponents are in the playoffs. Their reward for making it to the post season for just the second time in the school’s 12 years of playing football is a second date with ELCA, which throttled Mercy in their first meeting on Oct. 19, 49-0. Under the old system, the Bobcats would have advanced to the playoffs and faced undefeated Athens Academy, the No. 1 seed in the Power Rankings. However, Mercy had the Spartans on the ropes in Athens back on Sept. 21, before Athens Academy scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to survive 10-7.

So, what say you, Class A heads? Who are your winners and losers in the new Class A playoff system? To refresh your memories, here are the pairings:

PUBLIC SCHOOL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Lincoln County hosts No. 16 Hancock Central

No. 2 Wilcox County hosts No. 15 Greenville

No. 3 Emanuel County Institute hosts No. 14 Gordon Lee

No. 4 Seminole County hosts No. 13 Commerce

No. 5 Dooly County hosts No. 12 Turner County

No. 6 Irwin County hosts No. 11 Trion

No. 7 Marion County host No. 10 Charlton County

No. 8 Miller County hosts No. 9 Wilkinson County

 

PRIVATE SCHOOL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Athens Academy hosts No. 16 Mt. Pisgah Christian

No. 2 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy hosts No. 15 Our Lady of Mercy

No. 3 Walker hosts No. 14 Athens Christian

No. 4 Brookstone hosts No. 13 First Presbyterian

No. 5 Calvary Day hosts No. 12 Landmark Christian

No. 6 Aquinas host No. 11 George Walton Academy

No. 7 Savannah Christian hosts No. 10 Holy Innocents

No. 8 Darlington hosts No. 9 Prince Avenue Christian

42 comments Add your comment

TomDawg

November 15th, 2012
12:08 pm

Caleb Pressy, Emanuel Co. Institute’s starting quarterback, signed a baseball scholarship with Georgia Southern. I know this is not a private school in the Atlanta area, but there’s still good atheletes in the public school system even down south.

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
12:21 pm

….. bottom line …..
The Winners 16 ( 32 ) teams that made it.
The Losers …. those that didn’t.

This system hurt a couple good teams that should be in the palyoffs ( one EX. Telfair Co ) ….. & helped others that shouldn’t be in the playoffs ( one EX. Gordon Lee ). The old system had it’s flaws too ….. last year I “think” region 1 had teams make it with losing records.

If GHSA is going to use some kind of Power Ranking ….. pick the BEST 16 teams for each side ….. not the 16 teams that can manipulate their schedule to get in !!

S. Thomas Coleman

November 15th, 2012
12:30 pm

@Tom: Thanks for the note on Caleb Pressy, but it’s really simple … if you tell us about a great accomplishment by a kid — north, south, east or west Georgia, public or private — we’ll make mention of it on the Class A Blog.

Thanks for reading and posting!

S. Thomas Coleman
s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com

S. Thomas Coleman

November 15th, 2012
12:31 pm

@Swamp: Look for some “tweaks” to the system next season. My guess is that games against teams from higher classifications won’t count more than a region game, win or lose. But we’ll see.

As always, thanks for reading and posting!

S. Thomas Coleman
s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
12:57 pm

STC ….. Thank You & all the coverage of Class A !!

Colquitt97

November 15th, 2012
1:19 pm

They have about 35 1st round playoff games streaming live here…
http://gahighschoolsports.net/viewforum.php?f=46

Walker Fan

November 15th, 2012
1:19 pm

Who is going to be the first to post a completed/filled in bracket (public or private)?

JW

November 15th, 2012
2:03 pm

Mt. Zion of Carroll beat Darlington, Gordon Lee and Trion, yet they got left out. Sounds like the good ole boy system when picking the teams.

CheerTigerDad

November 15th, 2012
4:07 pm

@Swamp… as I’m sure you are aware, the schedules were made prior to the Power Rating system was put into place, so I doubt there was any manipulation by any team’s part this year. In the case for Commerce, the non Class A teams played were Jefferson, Banks Co, and East Jackson which are local and within a few miles of Commerce (in fact East Jackson has a Commerce mailing address). These 4 teams play each in rec ball every year and have been for decades. The wording in the article could make it appear that they manipulated the system, but in actuality they are playing local rivalries. The reason why it is a whopping 70 PR points is because Commerce won every one of those games for 40 of the points.

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
5:11 pm

@ CheerTigerDad …. yes, I understand how it works and how they got their points. I seen Commerce play George Walton this year and seen that they are a pretty good team when healthy. I agree with you 100% that no team manipulated the “system” this year. I was mainly talking about next year …. a smart AD can schedule ( w a little luck ) weak AA & AAA & AAAA teams and rack up points. That would not be fair to a team “traditionally” as strong as Commerce that plays an “honest” schedule of rivals & plays in a strong region. So I think we agree. The Tigers were 1-5 in region play this year …. some would think you shouldn’t be in the playoffs. “Others” that might play in a weak region …. going 4-2 …. think they deserve to be in the playoffs.

I’m just saying if GHSA is going to seed 16 teams ….. seed the BEST 16 teams …. weather it’s a panel of sports writers, the Maxwell Ratings, etc …. this points system can and will be manipulated going forward. STC mentioned this above, more points might be given for region wins …. well, if you play in a weak region and go 5-1 or 6-0 …. your still not picking the BEST 16 teams. Sure that team would make the playoffs, but seed them where they belong. I don’t care if they win their region, come in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th ….. that was the OLD way.

…. & to back up what I’m saying ( I think ) …. Commerce ( 5-5 & #13 seed ) will give Seminole Co ( 8-2 & # 4 seed ) all they want !! ;)

Max Sizemore

November 15th, 2012
7:27 pm

The schedules are normally done on a two-year basis to allow a pair of teams to each play the other at home, so for the most part next year’s schedules should be the same as this season.

sb

November 15th, 2012
8:04 pm

Savannah Christian #7 beat Calvary # 5 and had a better region record and had to play the top region seed ECI which Calvary did not….makes no sense

sb

November 15th, 2012
8:07 pm

TOMDAWG….ECI can’t beat Lincoln…just ask Larry Legend ad all his disciples . He EXPECTS the GHSA to hand over the trophy to him every year without having to play any of the top teams. I hope ECI plays them and beats the living daylights out of those whiners

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
11:33 pm

@ sb …. Sav Christian should handle Holy Innocents in round one ….. then comes ELCA in round 2 …. doesn’t seem like the fairest draw for Sav Christian. That’s why I think GHSA should rank the teams from 1 to 16 …… if you can run a computer a million times and get the odds of a team winning the state championship ( as in another article on the AJC ), you can dang sure rank the teams from 1 to 16 best to worse …. both Public & Private !!

I’m not saying this is the way the games will fall, but look at how many of the lower seeds “could” win in round one on the Private side ….. #14 Athens Christian “could” beat #3 Walker ….. #13 1st Presbyterian “could” beat #4 Brookstone ….. #12 Landmark “could” beat #5 Calvary Day ….. #11 George Walton “could” beat #6 Aquinas ….. #9 Prince Ave “could” ( probaly will ) beat #8 Darlington. Again, I’m not saying that’s the way it will play out … but I coud see three of these lower seeds winning in the first round. I just wished they were ranked #1 team to #16 team ( best to worse ) …. instead of being ranked by how many “points” you accumilated over the season ( 1 to 16 ).

On the Public side it’s more “balanced” than the Private side …. but I still see #13 seed Commerce giving #4 Seminole all they want …. #12 Turner Co giving # 5 Dooly Co a game …. #10 Charlton Co giving #7 Marion Co a game …. & I think #9 Wilkinson Co will beat #8 Miller Co. We’ll see how it all plays out.

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
11:44 pm

@ Max Sizemore …. I understand schedules are made out in advance, but you & I both know AD’s will be crawfishin’ to get out of games with teams that do not play a region schedule with the way things fell this year. Matter of fact, they will get out of those games now.

Walker Fan

November 16th, 2012
9:29 am

@Swamp…I think you may have list some perspective sitting where you sit. After your school, there are 12 or so teams that are all very, very close and on any given day, almost any one of them could beat the other. I do not think any other seeding method would have fixed this issue…its just that they are all darn close…yes, there are a couple I would put outside of that circle, but I think I would put twelve in that circle. Give me any other seeding…any…and I will show you data from this year that shows how the team seeded further down in that list of 12 “could” beat the team seeded higher in that group of 12. So…take your best shot, lets see how you would seed it and fix the problems you cite.

Walker Fan

November 16th, 2012
9:37 am

And one more thing…if you take another semi-veiled shot at Walker on the weak region/weak schedule thing…I am going to go heavy down the ELCA pay for play tuition thing that riles you boys up so much. I promise, we all get it, you think Walker played a weak schedule, in a weak region and do not deserve to be where they are…you have said it eleven different ways in nine different posts over the past five weeks…our reading comprehension is solid…we get it. Lets see your brackets, without the semi veiled swipes at various programs that you do deem worthy of their seeding or even being in the same tournament with your school. Lets see your brackets…make the call for the whole tournament.

innocent bystander

November 16th, 2012
12:39 pm

@ Walker Fan……..I saw your schedule, and make no bones about it, IT WAS WEAK ! You play who your supposed to play in your region, i get it. But don’t act like you schedule was brutal. Your toughest game was your scrimmage against Landmark. I have as soph. that actually gets to play Varsity at ELCA ! Could you please tell me how to go about the ” Pay for Play” deal that you’re so sure about ??? I really could use the help !

Swamp Lizard

November 16th, 2012
1:05 pm

@ Walker Fan ….. OK, here ya go …. this is using the article in the AJC on what teams would win that state championship if they played a 1,000,000 times ( & what I mentioned previously ) about ranking the teams 1 thru 16 …. best to worse. Using that aritcle and ranking the teams 1 to 16 …. here’s your matchups ……

#1 ELCA vs #16 Mt Pisgah
#2 Athens Academy vs #15 Athens Christian
#3 Aquinas vs #14 Holy Innocents
#4 Calvary Day vs #13 Our Lady of Mercy
#5 Walker vs #12 Brookstone
#6 Prince Ave vs # 11 George Walton
#7 Landmark vs # 10 Darlington
#8 Sav Christian vs #9 1st Presbyterian

I’m no Jimmy the Greek ( & I’m sure you’d agree with me on that ) but I do think every higher seed would be favored. I also agree with you that there is always a chance of the upset ….. example here in my opinion would be #11 GW upsetting # 6 Prince Ave ….. but my point is to seed the teams BEST to WORSE in the playoffs. I also agree with you that ELCA is better than every other team in the playoffs ( Public or Private ) ……. & I agree with you that if ELCA wasn’t in this Private bracket there are 6 or 7 teams that could win it. So as much as WE like to disagree, there are a few things we can agree on.

Cold Hard Facts

November 16th, 2012
1:19 pm

Walker wont make it past 1st round. Sorry, they aren’t that good.

Swamp Lizard

November 16th, 2012
1:29 pm

@ Walker Fan ….. Question #2 ( or threat ) ……

It is MY opinion that Region 6 is the weakest region in the playoffs ….. In MY OPINION. Now, that’s not to say I’m right. What if region 5 is the weakest? We know ELCA or Our Lady of Mercy is going to lose in round 1 …. Landmark is probably an underdog to Calvary Day ….. & I’m sure Holy Innocents is going to be an underdog to Sav Christian. So you could ride me about Region 5 being “weak” if they go 1-3 in round 1. I think Walker will beat Athens Christian, I think Darlington will lose to Prince Ave, I think Mt Pisgah will lose to Athens Academy …. ( on the Public side ) I think Trion will lose to Irwin Co & Gordon Lee will lose to ECI …. your region teams plays teams that are “favored”. It’s just my opinion …. & the computers opinion that Region 6 is the weakest ( only 1 team in region 4 in the Private playoffs ).

With all that’s said …. I will not not change my mind or opinion for you or anyone else on something I believe …. you can talk to me …. shine some light on me …. or show me something I missed ….. & I’ll even eat the “crow” when I’m wrong and say you were right …. I’m big enough to do that.

Walker has had a great year … Man y’all are 10-0 !! Region Champs !! I think Walker will beat Athens Christian …. round two is rough for y’all though ….. the winner of George Walton / Aquinas …. if you would do it my way ( the rankings 1-16 ) you would have the Calvary Day / OLM winner !! ;)

Playoff scheudle???

November 16th, 2012
1:34 pm

Can anyone tell me if the Power rankings determined the seedings? If so, why is Aquinas placed at 6th seed in the offical bracket and their power rating was No. 5?

Walker Fan

November 16th, 2012
1:40 pm

Innocent Bystander…I do not believe anyone disputes that Walker’s schedule was indeed easier. Certainly, I do not. They won the games they should have won, which was all of them.

Regarding the upcoming tourney, here are my first round predictions:

ROUND 1
Athens Academy over Mt Pisgah
Darlington over Prince Avenue
Calvary Day over Landmark
FPD over Brookstone (upset pick)

Walker over Athens Christian
GWA over Aquinas (against conventional wisdom regarding difficulty beating a team a second time)
Sav Christian over Holy Innocence
ELCA over OLM

Steve

November 16th, 2012
1:52 pm

to answer your question Seminole won their region that jumped them up to No. 4, because the region champs were guaranteed the top seeds

Swamp Lizard

November 16th, 2012
2:04 pm

@ Walker Fan …. I think a #5 seed is where I would rank Walker ( like the computers ) ….. do you think you ( Walker ) are better than the other four? …. Calvary Day, Aquinas, Athens Academy, or ELCA ? Where would you seed Walker 1 thru 16?

I see your Round 1 games ….. disagree with you on Darlington over Prince Ave ….. I’m still up in the air about Landmark / Calvary Day game ….. leaning heavy towards Landmark. I like your upset special …. FPD over Brookstone … and I like going out on a limb with GWA over Aquinas. I’ll throw my picks out there sometime this weekend.

jocotrojan

November 16th, 2012
3:09 pm

Enter your comments here

jocotrojan

November 16th, 2012
3:12 pm

DANGIT AJC…. “Enter your comments here”

PUBLIC SCHOOL LOSER:

JOHNSON COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

7-3!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO PLAYOFFS!!!!!!

LOSSES TO THE BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL TEAM IN CLASS A AND THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS AND TO A TEAM WE ALREADY BEAT!!!!!!!!!

WHILE FIVE 5-5 TEAMS GET IN!!!!

YOU DON’T MISS THE PLAYOFFS IN JOHNSON COUNTY!!!!

sorry for the all-caps… i was feelin it

moto

November 16th, 2012
4:54 pm

I see half of the games as tossups, with a slight nod to the home team. Without actually looking at data from the past under the old system, I would think that’s a little higher percentage of tossups than under the old system. For sure, some pretty good teams will be out after the 1st round, but of course that equates to the 2nd round under the old system. On balance I don’t see a whole lot of difference between the two systems.

gh2o

November 16th, 2012
6:18 pm

For those who believe they are “going out on a limb” to pick GWA over Aquinas, let me fill you in on a couple of little nuggets. GWA’s senior QB was out for the game. They started a sophomore who had never entered a varsity game. Despite this, they went to OT because they figured out they could dominate the line of scrimmage and ran it down their throats in the second half. If not for a questionable play call (passing the ball for only the second time in the second half), they could have won in OT. Also, GWA goes into this game full strenght, whereas Aquinas has one of their better players (#1) out and their star running 3) in an arm cast. I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to pick GWA in this game. They certainly need to show up and play well, but I’d favor them by 7, on the road, if I were Jimmy the Greek.

gh2o

November 16th, 2012
6:26 pm

And here are my first round picks:

Athens Academy over Mt Pisgah
Prince Avenue over Darlington (no real upset)
Landmark over Calvary Day
FPD over Brookstone (upset)
Athens Christian over Walker (worst region 8 seed scores big upset)
GWA over Aquinas
Holy Innocence over Sav Christian (HUGE upset)
ELCA over OLM

Swamp Lizard

November 16th, 2012
7:27 pm

@ gh2o … I hear ya Man !! … I like the “guts” of your picks. I’ve seen Holy Innocents, I just don’t think they have enough for Sav Christian, but I do admire you calling it. I’m guessing your a fan of George Walton. I’ve seen them play this year too ( against Commerce ) ….. I know they have a good team …. I have them matched up against ELCA in round 3 ( semi-finals ) …. I also like the FPD pick over Brookstone.

Swamp Lizard

November 16th, 2012
7:30 pm

@ Walker Fan …… Can I get a reply? I thought I did well to answer the questions you called me out on.

gh2o

November 16th, 2012
9:07 pm

@Swamp, with Prince Ave beating Savannah Christian earlier in the year, I just don’t know that SC has what it takes to be a decent team. Have to admit I haven’t seen SC play, but understand they graduated a ton of starters last year. I look for them to be very strong in 13.

LoveFridayFootball

November 16th, 2012
10:44 pm

@walker fan… If a team actually had pay for play, would the team have sophomores and freshmen starters?

I wonder fan

November 17th, 2012
12:48 am

Looks like ELCA vs Landmark Christian in the dome for the state crown. I dont think this rematch will be a blow out.

Swamp Lizard

November 17th, 2012
6:10 am

@ gh2o ….. yea, they did lose a lot of seniors last year ( & a few “studs” ), I thought this might be the year Calvary Day would get Sav Christian, but it didn’t happen ( 21-20 ). I agree with you, I think 2013 they ( Sav Christian ) will be one of the ELITE teams in Class A.

Another thing …. Let me make this CLEAR ….. I’m not bashing these teams, I know you have to be “good” to win 8,9, or 10 games, this is just a true statement I’m making …… it is hard trying to get a read on teams in the playoffs that are 10-0 ( Walker ), 9-1 ( Calvary Day ), 8-2 ( Seminole Co ) …. when they do not play elite teams … or have lost to the only elite teams they have played. AGAIN, I mean no ill will towards these teams ( & others ) …. just stating a fact. You just wonder how “good” those teams really are.

Swamp Lizard

November 17th, 2012
6:19 am

@ I wonder fan …. you could be right !! ( Landmark vs. ELCA ) ….. I think they can beat Calvary Day in round 1 ….. they were up 21-0 before losing to them 28-21 in the regular season, I know that’s not sitting well with the Landmark players. Round 2 Landmark would get the 1st Presbyterian / Brookstone winner …. I think Landmark can handle either team. Then ( in my opinion ) they would catch the winner of Athens Academy / Prince Ave game ….. that would be a great game. It’s a possibility …. I’m ready to kick it off and see how all this plays out.

get real

November 17th, 2012
10:58 am

Let’s remember this is a just a game played by high school students. The people stating their biased, immature, and negative comments are probably frustrated parents that never played football and are living thru their sons. Of course, parents can be proud of their children’s accomplishments on and off the field and expressing their opinions about sporting events and opposing teams is part of sports, but I doubt if there are any football players on this site trashing another team. Maybe it’s the parents that should learn sportsmanship from the players. Good luck to ALL the teams in the playoff. All the players and coaches worked very hard to achieve this goal. Enjoy it!

Swamp Lizard

November 18th, 2012
12:07 pm

@ STC ????? …… Give us something ….. make up something …… anything !!

I can’t get Walker Fan to reply back to me !! ;)

TCDAWG25

November 18th, 2012
3:20 pm

@ Swamp Lizard I hear ya man maybe they can put out a filled out bracket of who they think will win.

Swamp Lizard

November 18th, 2012
6:54 pm

@ TCDAWG25 … I have to admit to you, I knew ECI was a good football team ealier in the year, but I must admit I didn’t think they were as strong as they have turned out to be. I was proved wrong and just want to say thank ya for “shining” the light on me. I’ll be there in the Dome pulling for y’all if it all works out ….. bring me that ECI shirt !!

gh2o

November 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

The great thing about high school football is that any team can win on any given Friday. All of these teams are in the playoffs for a reason and it should be a lot of fun to watch. Not to mention, this should provide lasting memories for these kids for years to come! Good luck to all of the kids and I hope to see a lot of great, injury-free, competitive football.