Football season
King of the nickel D

Bluefield, WV

#1 Aug 27, 2011
Well..it looks as if we are off to another great start. What happened to the team in the second half?
fgsfsd44

Bluefield, WV

#2 Aug 28, 2011
the team gets too cocky before the game, and when the game starts, they crumble under the pressure. That's all there is too it. They need a nice big slice of humble pie... Maybe they would do better if they weren't up their own asses all the time..
Troll

Dover, OH

#3 Aug 29, 2011
I don't think being cocky was their problem. Going 2 plus years winless seems like a pretty big piece of humble pie to me. The other team was just better. Let's face it. Nobodys to blame except maybe who keeps on putting them on the schedule. I'm not expecting playoffs or anything, but I think they'll do just fine.
joe

Princeton, WV

#4 Sep 1, 2011
Well Troll they haven't gone 2 plus years winless. They are off the schedule for next year.
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Troll

Bluefield, WV

#6 Sep 2, 2011
joe wrote:
Well Troll they haven't gone 2 plus years winless.
Where the hell have you been lately?
knows 1st hand

Bluefield, WV

#7 Sep 2, 2011
there is someone to blame...frank klemans!!!!!!!! how can a winng team come from the middle school and not win a game in high school? Its because frank does not have the respect of the kids or parents. He is an idiot, always been an idiot, and will always be an idiot. He need to resign and let someone who knows what their doin take the job. He got the job because he was ron sirks buddy and thats the bottom line!!!!!!
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joe

Bluefield, WV

#9 Sep 3, 2011
Maybe not a winning season but they haven't been winless. I am not so sure that kleman's was the one throwing interceptions, dropping the ball, fumbling etc. Nothing against the kids but they are going to have to step it up and show that they want to win! They have had opportunities. Goooooo Panthers......get 'em next time!
Troll

Bluefield, WV

#10 Sep 4, 2011
joe wrote:
Maybe not a winning season but they haven't been winless. I am not so sure that kleman's was the one throwing interceptions, dropping the ball, fumbling etc. Nothing against the kids but they are going to have to step it up and show that they want to win! They have had opportunities. Goooooo Panthers......get 'em next time!
Considering they had the second longest losing streak in WV, yes they did go winless. Not last year but very recently. But other than that I completely agree with you. While I don't think Frank is the best coach, I think there are worse. Heck I think there are worse head coaches than him at CCHS. They've got some decent talent coming up so I think football season may finally start looking a little brighter in Clay
Fan

Lerona, WV

#11 Sep 4, 2011
watched them pratice a few times this year and all I saw was exercise, the coach doesn't pratice them running the plays and working as a team. By doing those plays in pratice the learn how to play as a team and work together, and without that they have no confidence in each other, or the team, and just plain lose! They need more time working on game plays and less time running the players. you can be in the best shape ever but that doesn't make for a team that works together!
intelligent

Charleston, WV

#12 Sep 5, 2011
Why does everyone get on here and think they are coaching gurus? Why is it that you have great players when you win, and you have awful coaches when you lose? Exactly what football knowledge do you have "knows 1st hand," other than the ball has air in it? I know that you "know first hand," so go ahead and tell us how many games a year did Frank Kleman's defense win for Clay when he was an assistant? Oh, that's right, you really "don't know 1st hand."
get real

Oakvale, WV

#13 Sep 6, 2011
How many years did coach Ware have great undefeated[or nearly] seasons, and the same for coach Woods on J.V. ,with the same group of kids that develop at same rate as the rest of the kids across the state. The reason is, Klemens is in over his head,because he does'nt want advise from others[from what I here]. As def. coordinator there is alot less game to coach[less than half],and he had to take advise as a assistant. This said he was a great linebacker coach I learned the position from in one season and started varsity for him. He always had a great game plan for the opposing teams offense, because for those darn crossword puzzles. So, I can't say we learned much history from his teaching. Back in the 90's he was a fair guy, coached the game well, and played the best athlete without local bias. I also liked coaches Woodsy,Buck,Knopp,and esp. coach Cole they did a great job in supporting roles, but loath sirk. He took good athletes and pissed them off with crappy personal comments so, would'nt play for him. Coach sirk acted worse than players when it came to starting drama between player. So, he[sirk] took teams from jr. high and j.v and tore key players out til the teams did'nt gel like before and could'nt win like before. He[sirk] had no control of the locker room ,and why did he always have that hubbard guy hanging around the locker room, when he known to be a homosexual. I do know 1st hand that something is off mental with sirk. I'm going to put this in here as well.....remember Todd Lyons for what happened to him, no coach should be coaching anything in clay that was aware of what happened, the year that it happened, and did nothing . The 1992 football season should have never been played. The doctor that coach sirk arranged to do the football physicals at the clay wellness center, did prostate exams on the teens that year, I believe sirk was aware that the doctor was going to do this to the boys that day. I think this is why the confused boys decided to initiate Todd that way. I also believe, there is a special place waiting in hell for sirk. I hope that jerk has his smirk melted off his face, and his sarcastic laugh turn to a curdling scream. Maybe the Board of Ed should'nt take advise from sirk. Maybe, the Board should think about getting rid of Klemens ,because he was also aware, and start all over. I think so. I know this happen 20 years ago, but I still think about every august, and I don't feel as I'm alone. The coaches who knew should be delt with , the players who acted in the rape should pray the same thing that happened to Todd does'nt happen to their sons and daughters out of karma.
joe

Princeton, WV

#14 Sep 10, 2011
I have been to many practices and they do drill, run, etc. "TEAM" is certainly the focus of everything they do. But you do have many idividuals. When I attend gamesI hear many parents in the stands who encourage individualality. They aren't happy unless their child is out there. Some think that their child should be the only one touching! That seems to be all they are concerned about. I am certain that the coaches arent perfect. They give up a lot time to work with the children of Clay and seem to really care about them. You need to be in support of the boys and the coaches. Other than some parents people in the stands don't even try to cheer their team on! Negativity on coaches and player bring everyone down!
King of the nickel D

United States

#15 Sep 10, 2011
How long can you support a losing team? How long can you afford to keep a losing coach?

They are 8-43in in the last 5 years to this point. In any other county with an active booster organization the coaching staff would we ran out of town.

Thank god for backwoods politics it creates more jobs than obama's jobs programs
joe

Clay, WV

#16 Sep 11, 2011
I guess that if the coaches were 100% the problem that might be the case. However, I haven't seen one coach out there in uniform. There are many factors here....people need to realize that.
King of the nickel D

Princeton, WV

#17 Sep 17, 2011
So was Valley really the worst of class in the single A? Never the less it was Valley's first wi. This season and likely the first of no more than 3austin wins for the year.

Anyone still believe that Clay is that good? It not the coaches fault?

This is getting embarrassing
wondering

Rupert, WV

#18 Sep 17, 2011
the coaches like to blame it on everyone but the real reason.........themselves.
ccjh

Princeton, WV

#19 Sep 17, 2011
ccjh is doning good?
Troll

Dover, OH

#20 Sep 17, 2011
King of the nickel D wrote:
So was Valley really the worst of class in the single A? Never the less it was Valley's first wi. This season and likely the first of no more than 3austin wins for the year.
Anyone still believe that Clay is that good? It not the coaches fault?
This is getting embarrassing
Maxpreps has Valley being 3-0. Although their first two wins were against Hannan and Van (Two average to mediocre single A teams) that still wasnt their first win.
Not Stupid

Charleston, WV

#21 Sep 18, 2011
Valley is ranked number 4 in the state single A. right now. It doesnt matter who the beat, they still have a 3-0 record so far. Ol but Clay may just may be better they have an 0-4 this year. Ol and whos fault is it? The coaches for calling the wrong plays or the players that fumble the ball, then again maybe its both. Stop being so negative and think of the possitive for a change. The boys who practice every evening and the same ones who play on Friday. Dont you think they already know how they played and who won and who lost. Stop reminding them and coplaining its not helping them at all. Improud of the panthers!!!!!Big Heart. We need to be supportive of them and ALWAYS stand behind them win or loose. It doesnt help them if you cant say a kind word to them, or praise them. I Have watched all 4 games and I saw hard work and great effort in all 4, sometimes being patient is the best thing!!!

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