Cheyenne/Reydon Bear football?

Cheyenne/Reydon Bear football?

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dontask

Erick, OK

#1 Aug 30, 2009
Just wondering if anyone has ever considered starting a football team in the Cheyenne/Reydon schools? I know that neither school has ever had football before, but with the number of boys that are there it may be a good thing to try. I know there were 2 full Jr. High basketball teams last year and your baseball teams seem to be full. I think football would bring a lot to your school, maybe even some new students. Just something to consider....
Seriously

Mcloud, OK

#2 Aug 30, 2009
I know my son would love it if they had a football team.
dontask

Erick, OK

#3 Aug 30, 2009
think it would ever be possible?
Seriously

Mcloud, OK

#4 Aug 31, 2009
All I know is Mr. Butler said they had the money to do it (build a football field) but for some reason or another it didn't get done. But now I'm hearing the school is broke because of oil fields drying up or something like that.
dontask

Erick, OK

#5 Aug 31, 2009
Well, I know the oilfield slow down is hurting everyone but Duke started its' team totally on donations. They raised like $27,000 in just a very short amount of time. I don't live in Cheyenne but my son may move there if there were a football team. It would be fun to watch a friday night game again! If this is something your son would enjoy I would encourage you to see if it is possible, you never know unless you ask right?
Check Your Package

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#6 Sep 2, 2009
Well, how many boys are willing to go out?

If there are 40 or more, I would say go for it.

Are there younger kids in YAFL or similar? If not, get them in now. If parents are willing to get behind a YAFL league, and support it, and take their kids to those games, the school-board will use that as a level of interest for high school sanctioned (OHSAA) football. If not, I would advise the school-board to pass.

For the first three seasons they could play their home games either at Sayre or Elk City, just play there (at say Sayre for example), when Sayre is playing a road game that Friday.

If, after the conclusion of the third season the interest is still there, and high, then author a bond to build a stadium in Cheyenne. If the parents are willing to author, pass, and fund a bond bill for a stadium, that's what needs to be done. Otherwise I would advise against spending the money.

After all that, if the interest is still there and high, I would ask Everett Dobson for his support.

WARNING: New programs like this usually have a long time of getting their butts kicked, so know upfront that it will be a long hard road, and play for the fun of playing football, not to go to state.

I would love to have played football when I was there, but we didn't have enough enrollment to get them to try it. I think I would have been a good rover/strong safety/corner back in the day....
dontask

Erick, OK

#7 Sep 7, 2009
40? I would say that would be impossible in a town the size of Cheyenne unless you are counting junior high and high school boys. Does Elk City even have 40 boys on their team?

Of course it would take years to get good at the game, they would very likely lose all of their games for at least the first 3 years. Everyone would have to be aware of that for sure. This would be a learning process for all involved.

Maybe the school already owns some land that could be utilized for a field and the shop classes could build some bleachers for a stadium? Just a thought.
Check Your Package

United States

#8 Sep 7, 2009
READ CAREFULLY: "how many boys are willing to go out?"

Have you ever been to a tryout in Elk City?

"Go out for football" and "Making the team" are two different things.

If Cheyenne/Reydon can't get:

10 seniors
10 juniors
10 sophomores
&
10 freshmen

...who would be willing to try out for the team, then I would say "pass."

If you can't get that level of interest up front, how is it going to look in mid-November?

Even if we are talking about 8-man here, you need 25-solid bodies at the start or it will be hard to finish.

Ideal 11-man roster is at least 2-deep, that is 44. Go ask the Elk City football coach how many boys tried out this year.

So, you had better have 40 enthusiastic bodies on August 1 if you want to field a team. By December 1 you'll be lucky to have 20 healthy ones left that are worth anything. If they can't get 10 from each class, it isn't worth attempting it.

Remember, you have to "build" a program, you have to have 10 (average) from each class, or you'll have 25 seniors and a team that gets injured off the field the following season. The seniors all graduate and then what are you left with?

If you don't have a JV squad, you will be in deep trouble very quickly. So, yes a MINIMUM of 40 who are willing to go out for football. If not, I would tell the school board to say, "no." And, it would be preferable to have 15-per class or 60 total at the August 1 tryouts.

Snyder is about the same size school as Cheyenne/Reydon, how many on their team? 35 kids, and I bet around 50 tried out. So, yes, 40.
dontask

Erick, OK

#9 Sep 9, 2009
Woah... why the hostility?

First off, most of these small towns don't have "try outs" if you are interested and have the desire and grades to play then you are on the team. I am perfectly capeable of reading, I figured anyone who was commenting on this site would realize how these small schools fill their teams. Guess not?

I would imagine a town of Cheyennes size would be an 8 man team, I know they have more kids than in the past but as I said earlier I don't live in Cheyenne or Reydon so I am not sure what their classification or student body count is.

Finally, if no one ever asks the question nothing ever changes. If the numbers are there and the parents are willing to try to get things started then why not try? I do understand that the numbers are the most important factor, I have been around football all of my life and have seen what injuries and graduations can do to a team. I was just asking if anyone thought it would ever be possible, and what is the harm in asking?
AWolfOfGod

Seminole, OK

#10 Sep 18, 2009
Cheyenne would be smart not to start a football team especially an 8 man. Simply because it would be pretty embarrassing to them to lose to Shattuck 97-0. Most people would want to quit the team if that happened and I don't think that they could rebound from that. However if they had just enough to start an class A team they could play Snyder, Cordell, and some of those guys. But definitely do not start class C or even B for that matter. (No offense to Cheyenne or Reydon but I know from past experience, Proud Hobart Bearcat)
WOW

Mount Pleasant, SC

#11 Sep 21, 2009
I grew up in Cheyenne born and raised there, moved after highschool. I think it would be great to have a football team. Never really understood why they didnt have one. You guys would probably be in Class A, playing Sayre, Cordell, Snyder, Walters, BFDC, Mooreland, Hooker, Minco, Hinton, Apache, Carnegie, Hollis, and Mangum. There are some pretty good teams in class A, you'd have to play 11 man. Would love to see it happen.
seriously

Erick, OK

#12 Sep 22, 2009
WOW wrote:
I grew up in Cheyenne born and raised there, moved after highschool. I think it would be great to have a football team. Never really understood why they didnt have one. You guys would probably be in Class A, playing Sayre, Cordell, Snyder, Walters, BFDC, Mooreland, Hooker, Minco, Hinton, Apache, Carnegie, Hollis, and Mangum. There are some pretty good teams in class A, you'd have to play 11 man. Would love to see it happen.
I am still here and it is not gonna happen!
WOW

United States

#13 Sep 22, 2009
seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
I am still here and it is not gonna happen!
You're probably right but it would be nice.
Sooner Fan

Norman, OK

#14 Oct 1, 2009
As a Grad of 1979 in Cheyenne, I think its a great idea, a town without football in OK is a disgrace, I use to go all the way to tuttle OK to watch them play football a very small town in those days but let me tell you a few years ago they had a heisman winner that played on that little field, and losing is part of winning, let um play they will only be kids once

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Oct 2, 2009
Check Your Package wrote:
READ CAREFULLY: "how many boys are willing to go out?"
Have you ever been to a tryout in Elk City?
"Go out for football" and "Making the team" are two different things.
If Cheyenne/Reydon can't get:
10 seniors
10 juniors
10 sophomores
&
10 freshmen
...who would be willing to try out for the team, then I would say "pass."
If you can't get that level of interest up front, how is it going to look in mid-November?
Even if we are talking about 8-man here, you need 25-solid bodies at the start or it will be hard to finish.
Ideal 11-man roster is at least 2-deep, that is 44. Go ask the Elk City football coach how many boys tried out this year.
So, you had better have 40 enthusiastic bodies on August 1 if you want to field a team. By December 1 you'll be lucky to have 20 healthy ones left that are worth anything. If they can't get 10 from each class, it isn't worth attempting it.
Remember, you have to "build" a program, you have to have 10 (average) from each class, or you'll have 25 seniors and a team that gets injured off the field the following season. The seniors all graduate and then what are you left with?
If you don't have a JV squad, you will be in deep trouble very quickly. So, yes a MINIMUM of 40 who are willing to go out for football. If not, I would tell the school board to say, "no." And, it would be preferable to have 15-per class or 60 total at the August 1 tryouts.
Snyder is about the same size school as Cheyenne/Reydon, how many on their team? 35 kids, and I bet around 50 tried out. So, yes, 40.
Cheyenne would be 8-man.

A majority of class A and 2A teams don't even have 40 on the roster.

You're an idiot.
Check Your Package

United States

#16 Oct 6, 2009
Thrill wrote:
<quoted text>
Cheyenne would be 8-man.
A majority of class A and 2A teams don't even have 40 on the roster.
You're an idiot.
No, I think you are the idiot.

I said "Willing to go out for."

"Willing to Go out for" and "making the team," or "roster," are TWO, 2, different things. If they can't find 40 willing, forget it.
WOW

United States

#17 Oct 7, 2009
Now Thrill be nice. There is no sense in this, unless the proper procedure and people are gone through and it is decided to have a football team everyone on here is wasting their breath and energy. Parents in Cheyenne are going to have to be the driving force in this if they want their kids to play football. Until that happens its pointless. Don't wait for things to happen (they won't) Make things happen.

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#18 Oct 12, 2009
Check Your Package wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I think you are the idiot.
I said "Willing to go out for."
"Willing to Go out for" and "making the team," or "roster," are TWO, 2, different things. If they can't find 40 willing, forget it.
Why would there be 40 willing to go out and not 40 on the roster? You honestly think there would be tryouts?

You know nothing of high school football.
proudtobeacheyen nefan

Mcloud, OK

#19 Jan 25, 2010
don't see that it will ever happen. My son would love to play, but I've been told that the majority of the parents don't want to see their "babies" get hurt.
That Make Sense

United States

#20 Mar 18, 2010
So, those parents will let their "babies" get behind the wheel of a 2000-pound car or 3000-pound pickup?

How many teens are seriously hurt each year in the state of Oklahoma playing football?

How many teens are seriously hurt, or die, each year in a car?

I would much rather see a lot of these teens on a 100 x 30 yard field of grass than on the pavement.

But, maybe that is just me?

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