Footballing: Dragging ourselves through another endless July

Hi gang.

It’s July – the black hole for prep football after the summer practice period but not quite time for the actual season to get started. I love cookouts and fireworks, but after the 4th I’m always ready to get football season going.

Lucky for us Rick Ryan (and myself to a much, much, much lesser extent) has been all over some player features and sprinkled in some news recently. Let’s get caught up, shall we?

Starting with his most recent effort:

That last one riles up all of my “Disband the MSAC” thoughts. A lot of things (A LOT) the MSAC does do not make much sense, but football scheduling is among the biggest head-scratchers. There is no rhyme or reason from year to year with regard to teams trading home games (for example: Cabell Midland and Huntington have both played Capital in Charleston each of the last two regular seasons). The 11-team league only schedules six conference games each season, so teams like Capital, Hurricane and South Charleston are forced to look out of state and end up playing Kentucky powerhouses. Ask the Cougars and Black Eagles how their trips to eventual Kentucky 4-A state champion Johnson Central worked out for them last season.

I could go on for days about all the things I don’t like about how the MSAC does its business, so I’ll stop there and save it for (what I’m sure will be several) future posts.

2 thoughts on “Footballing: Dragging ourselves through another endless July”

    1. Hi Mike,

      The Gazette-Mail blogs page is a mess but I will mention it to our digital manager and see what we can do. Thanks for reading!

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