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Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
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Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
Clay-Chalkville discontinues playing Hewitt-Trussville in all sports, effective immediately
http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2018/01...mediately/
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01-11-2018 05:26 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
As they should. Trussville got tired of Clay Chalkville whipping them in football.

No need in Trussville benefiting by playing other sports against Clay.
01-11-2018 06:19 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
Would it have anything to do with Hewitt-Trussville getting a group of big time transfers, after all of Clays playmakers moved on to college?
01-11-2018 06:26 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
If I've learned anything in life it's that the richer and bigger a high school gets, the less the adults within the system act like adults
01-11-2018 08:00 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
Some background that might explain this decision:

-In 2016, Hewitt Coach Josh Floyd made the decision to stop playing Clay in football, a rivalry that had been played nearly every year since Clay opened. Some perfunctory reasons were given, but ultimately it came down to that Floyd was tired of having his rear end whupped every year by a school that was smaller and less moneyed. Those characteristics were specifically a problem because they conflicted with the new, "elite" image he was trying to cultivate around the program (complete with an expensive new stadium).

-Following ending the rivalry, Floyd proceeded to assemble the easiest schedule he could find (along with the AHSAA happening to move them to an easier region in Huntsville) and proceeded to bring in "class" after class of recruits from other high schools every year. Hewitt has won a lot of regular season games with this approach, but has been smacked every year in the playoffs.

-This approach has generated a lot of acrimony in the Birmingham area, mostly because "friends of the program" for Hewitt have been in the ear of every decent high school prospect from Clay, CenterPoint, Mountain Brook, Pleasant Grove, Hoover, you name it, trying to get them to transfer to Trussville. Trussville had almost ten kids transfer in for football last season.

Thus, people are tired of it. Clay is not the only school who has caught Hewitt doing this and is fed up. Clay's principal said something on twitter a few weeks ago that was a thinly veiled shot at Hewitt and what they have been doing. So whatever reasons Clay may give for this move, I believe its solely to send a message that the cheating will no longer be tolerated.

I think its great and that other schools should follow suit. The AHSAA is useless in fighting this kind of stuff, so its up to the schools to self-police.
01-11-2018 09:28 PM
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Mountain Brook has been stacking in hoops for quite a while.

There are some others in the area that also tend to recruit recruits for their school.
01-11-2018 09:44 PM
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(01-11-2018 09:44 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Mountain Brook has been stacking in hoops for quite a while.

There are some others in the area that also tend to recruit recruits for their school.

Yeah, Mountain Brook got a taste of their own medicine the last two years when Hewitt plucked two starting quarterbacks from them for two straight years in a row.
01-11-2018 09:47 PM
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The fact that high schools are recruiting athletes is kind of dumb. No, it's really dumb.

We are totally lost as a people at this point
01-11-2018 09:49 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
(01-11-2018 09:49 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  The fact that high schools are recruiting athletes is kind of dumb. No, it's really dumb.

We are totally lost as a people at this point

this is not new. it was going on when I was in high school and that was a long time ago. like decades ago.
01-11-2018 10:14 PM
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RE: Wow...So is P5/G5 conflict trickling down to High Schools? Shameful!!!
As a HT alum and former HT football player I support Clay's decision. Oh and Coach Woods was a walking piece of fecal matter.
01-12-2018 11:04 AM
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