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PhillyFan1994
Member since Sep 2012
2032 posts

Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?

Just looking at the Boy's playoffs brackets and, while I am happy to see Scotlandville win another title, it kind of sucks to see they wont have much playoff competition along the way to get there.

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The current setup has them with a 1st round bye and only 2 wins needed to get to the state title game. And there are some 5A powerhouses I would love to see then matchup with like Natchitoches Central and Ouachita. Or even a rematch with Walker and Jalen Cook.

I just feel like the split between select and non-select was supposed to increase parity but it feels it has had the opposite effect. Also I think it dampens a team's claim to be "State Champs" when there are ELEVEN OTHER STATE CHAMPS in a state as small as Louisiana. Maybe the LHSAA will start to host a Tournament of Champions like New Jersey does to let the state title winners play to decide who the top teams really are (Obviously this couldnt happen in football).

Thoughts?


Mr Clean
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re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
You should check out New Iberia.

They’ll win 5A


Locotiger97
Member since May 2018
162 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Lol my alma mater beat them by 15 earlier in the year


crazyLSUstudent
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391 miles away from Tiger Stadium
Member since Mar 2012
4526 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Absolutely. They whole playoff system is bull shite now. Baseball especially.


ShockSpot
Member since Dec 2018
110 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Quit recruiting then. 2A enrollment John Curtis has 10 D1 players every year. Normal 2A has 1 or maybe none. Evangel was winning National Championships with 1A enrollment.


luciouslou
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jun 2017
5911 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Most private schools aren't like the 2 u mentioned.

Yes it needs to be unified again


Jaydeaux
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Covington
Member since May 2005
16909 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Kids want to go where there’s good coaching. Get better coaches at some of these public schools and you won’t have as big of an issue. With good coaching a public school can recruit too


ShockSpot
Member since Dec 2018
110 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
More to it than coaching. How did Dunn do in public school? Or Hank at Ponchy? I don’t blame parents or kids, just play people who do the same as you. Check Rummel’s roster. We played them in 7 on 7 and the 30 kids they brought don’t represent school
population. More than Evangel and Curtis recruiting big time.
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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
24969 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
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Most private schools aren't like the 2 u mentioned.


They hell they aren't
Most private schools recruit. And the two that you mentioned would win it every year regardless


RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
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Or Hank at Ponchy?

He won 40 games in a four year stretch and is about to win 20 in the next two years

Thats the thing about public schools. You are at the mercy of your talent pool. Ponchatoula went through a three year stretch were the talent wasn't on par with the rest of the parish.
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GeauxLSU4
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2012
7229 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Hank is still recruiting at Ponchatoula. I would imagine Dunn is as well.


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ShockSpot
Member since Dec 2018
110 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
He went 2-8. When is last time Evangel, Curtis or Rummel went 2-8? And this is after his program was in place. 6-5 last year.
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dirtytigers
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re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
I was a Senior in high school and the first thing I did when they announced the split was tell my Baseball coach it was garbage. My coach got mad and said why now its easier to win a state title but all the players had the same sentiment as me. We didn’t want to play easier competition just because it meant a better chance to win, and this was coming off a semifinals trip when it was us (Public) vs three Private schools


nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
29262 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Don't see it going back to the way it was.
Football is the only sport that has a major impact anyway.
If they could fix the football issues, a lot of this would go away.
Can't wait for Catholic vs IMG


ShockSpot
Member since Dec 2018
110 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
How do teams that recruit only in their state like to play IMG who recruits nationally? I haven’t seen Curtis, Evangel or Rummel schedule them. Why doesn’t JT jump on IMG? Because it is unfair advantage and IMG would win 9 out of 10. Same thing as public vs private in Louisiana for most schools. Let Alabama nationally recruit and let LSU only get kids from Louisiana and see the uproar.
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Midtiger farm
Member since Nov 2014
3259 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
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Most private schools recruit.


If they do most are doing a poor job. Evangel and JC don't even win every year with the split

Most publics recruit too. In both Orleans and Lafayette parish a kid can pretty much go wherever he wants

WM gets players from all over


Knight_train
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2005
19 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Don't think that public schools aren't recruiting too. It's rampant and people who don't see it are burying their heads in the sand. The LHSAA don't have the resources to police it are perhaps in the case of certain schools don't care to.


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nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
29262 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
Public schools recruit and bend the rules just as much if not more than privates.
The knock on CHS is they get all these kids but majority come from the feeder schools that the parents intend to send them to CHS through.

Walker recruits.
Dutchtown recruits - Cushenberry lived in Iberville parish but most likely had a relative that lived in Dutchtown so they used that address.


Mr Clean
Southeastern LA Fan
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Member since Aug 2006
46406 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
They didn’t have their post player vs Bonnabel.

Could help if there’s a rematch. He should be back soon if not tonight


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atlee
Stanford Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2008
1919 posts

re: Anybody miss the old LHSAA setup?
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Walker recruits.


That's funny because for national signing day they had one kid accept a preferred walk-on invite from Louisiana Tech. They have one premiere player in Brian Thomas who was born and raised in Walker.
They lost 49-0 to Acadiana in the second round, not exactly much of a matchup talent wise.


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