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  • lbeck37439 Feb 23, 2013
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    Just brian- well said, agree with you 100%.

  • just brian Feb 23, 2013
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    A lot of teams play in tournaments at Christmas time that are out of state. There are many tournaments like the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach where some teams do get experience.

    However, I would be more in favor of playing local teams outside of conference. If I'm a parent, I want to be able to see my kid play as often as possible and playing out of state would limit that.

    Also, speaking from experience as a high school athlete, we were an independent school and had to travel 1 hour away to 4 hours away (one way) just to play in our conference. That was not fun. I wanted to be at home with my friends after the game whether we won or lost. We have to remember these are high school kids and they are not all college prospects. There are a few good teams every year that have those college prospects but there are very few Damathas in Wake County.

    Ultimately, I don't think playing out of state does anything for you and it is tough for a booster club to justify giving $5,000 for a basketball team to play one game when the softball, lacrosse, volleyball and cheerleading squads are all wearing uniforms that need to be replaced.

  • 3forme Feb 22, 2013
    Veteran

    Try getting some of those others to put you on their schedule...no one wants to schedule a really tough non conference opponent in football because of the home field playoff advantage..

  • jumpman919 Feb 21, 2013
    Towel Boy

    taking a few good hits helps build character and establishes a identity for the team, playing each other does nothing but build false confidence

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 21, 2013
    All Star

    Ibecky, if you play a top team and get spanked, itll just be a reality check.

  • jumpman919 Feb 21, 2013
    Towel Boy

    we have the talent level to compete we just need to expose our kids to outside of wake county.

  • lbeck37439 Feb 21, 2013
    Sports Legend

    you know you can play all the top teams you want, but if you dont have the team to play with them what good is it doing, and most of the time the fans always think their team can play with the top level, but they really cant.

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 21, 2013
    All Star

    i like what jumpman is saying

  • jumpman919 Feb 21, 2013
    Towel Boy

    i think it would help in playoff succes, often times we get into playoffs and are exposed for not going up against stiffer competition during the regular season, no matter how great we think our conferences are we have to start playing the big dogs in Fayettville, Charlotte and surounding areas in order to be legit.

  • Silkyblue Feb 21, 2013
    Veteran

    As far as having the funds to travel, that is what the Booster Club does, I have to admit there are two schools known for their booster club programs. Millbrook and Broughton. I would have to admit the booster club selling concessions and doing raffles helps alot...as long as the funds raised are going towards the sport they are supporting!

  • Silkyblue Feb 21, 2013
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    That was 1 reason why Millbrook stopped playing in the Glaxco. All but 1 or two teams are from the local area. They went to SC this year i think there were 6 teams from GA, 4 from SC and 1 from VA. and that was just in their bracket! The girls did it to get ranked in the Nation. They were also able to play the number 1 team in GA, Northern Cobb, A 6A School.

  • jumpman919 Feb 21, 2013
    Towel Boy

    There are plenty of in state schools we could play to prove our worth, we cant keep playing against each other and yell how great our schools are if were scared to step out of wake county and compete.

  • lbeck37439 Feb 20, 2013
    Sports Legend

    not many public schools travel out of state. Some teams travel to SC and VA but most are not over night trips. If Hillside didnt have a few good years in football they wouldnt have the money to travel out of the state to play. If you can play or youre a top notch team they will find you, and give you all the ink you need, I know that if youre playing a the top notch level in the country ESPN will have someone there to watch you.

  • Patriot50 Feb 20, 2013
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    Understand what you're saying, just think it's not a realistic goal for HS athletics to provide "exposure" for student-athletes, not when most teams can barely provide uniforms and equipment. Besides, rankings mean nothing. The only exposure that matters occurs in the state playoffs, which is the way it should be.

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 20, 2013
    All Star

    patriot dude, for exposure, like I said, it would be extremely difficult but that is one reason why we do not have top ranked teams. yes let the kids play, but it would be good experience.

  • Patriot50 Feb 20, 2013
    Veteran

    HSFootball, why? We are talking about high school athletics, correct? Why in the world would it be necessary for a public school team to spend tax payer dollars to travel to an out of state game???? This is not D1 college basketball - let the kids play, the same way they have for 100 years!

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 20, 2013
    All Star

    Yeah, i really want to see teams like Garner, Broughton and Apex and other good wake teams go play out of state teams. Is it expensive, yes. But Hillside football plays out of state teams and its 50+ players. Im sure it is extremelty difficult to schedule teams in Charlotte and out of state teams. I think wake county teams should start going out of state for at least 1 out of 24 games a season. Its great experience for players.

  • jumpman919 Feb 20, 2013
    Towel Boy

    NcPreps.com basketball poll, only school from wake county is Garner, do we look too much into our conferences and assume that their ultra competetive when we really only play each other?

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