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Fan

Lexington, KY

#1 Sep 29, 2010
So what did everyone think about the school board meeting last night? I think football would be great in the school. If the county can support the program for as long as it's been around then the school school be able to.
why

Scottsburg, IN

#2 Sep 29, 2010
This has been brought up before and my opinion is still a NO. It is a expensive sport that used to have 20-50 fans setting in bleachers and the teams sucked. When football was dropped Scottsburg held record for longest losing streak in the state. Enough about football and kids attend school to learn money should be spent on that
Football

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 29, 2010
You must not have been to the Youth football that the county has. It is great place to be.
why

Scottsburg, IN

#4 Sep 29, 2010
you are correct I have not attended, but I know the school is struggling to get enough money to pay teachers. If they had to supply 50-60 kids with pads and uniforms and salery for a coach is expensive. How much over head does the youth football league have? They dont pay coaches and transportation is free since parents have to take them plus the youth league charges a fee to play to those that can afford. The school does not charge kids to play it only has money going out. This subject is like beating a dead horse or in this case a dead pig quit beating it. If the kids are that good send them to larger school I know of a couple of kids who went to New Albany
What

Lexington, KY

#5 Sep 29, 2010
So our saying take all the good kids that want to play football and send them to another school that has a program. That's great! Just send a message to all of the kids that Scottsburg isn't good enough and you need to go somewhere else to play sports. From what I hear the county league would furnish absolutely everything, pads, helmets, the whole nine yards and the school wouldn't be out a dime. They are even willing to pay for fuel and a bus driver for away games. It's sad that a county league can do so good and a organized school system isn't capable of running a football program.
Let's just keep supporting the marching band, how much do the instruments cost, the fuel for competitions, don't marching bands generally play at football games? Isn't that why they exist?
Maybe the county league should talk to Austin and start a program there. I would love to see all of Scottsburgs finest athletes transfer out to a school that supports football.
DonnyB

Falmouth, KY

#6 Sep 29, 2010
Scottsburg High is now the largest school in Indiana without a football team. Many kids each year are being denied a chance to participate in a sport that is available practically every where else in the state of Indiana. It seems odd that so many other schools can "afford" a program that a school the size of Scottsburg can't.
school

Evansville, IN

#7 Sep 30, 2010
What wrote:
So our saying take all the good kids that want to play football and send them to another school that has a program. That's great! Just send a message to all of the kids that Scottsburg isn't good enough and you need to go somewhere else to play sports. From what I hear the county league would furnish absolutely everything, pads, helmets, the whole nine yards and the school wouldn't be out a dime. They are even willing to pay for fuel and a bus driver for away games. It's sad that a county league can do so good and a organized school system isn't capable of running a football program.
Let's just keep supporting the marching band, how much do the instruments cost, the fuel for competitions, don't marching bands generally play at football games? Isn't that why they exist?
Maybe the county league should talk to Austin and start a program there. I would love to see all of Scottsburgs finest athletes transfer out to a school that supports football.
Parents lease/rent the band insterments and YES im saying they are not good enough look at school football record. Once this group of kids are apast the awww how cute stage and move on what parents are going to take the lead and guide the program? Instead the school board is stuck with your problem. One other thing would the youth league pads and uniforms fit high school players?
nameless

Burlington, WI

#8 Sep 30, 2010
Hey School......... We can tell that you got your head up your butt.
school

Evansville, IN

#9 Sep 30, 2010
Thanks yes I did. I realized that football was a violent and expensive sport. Glad you and others agree with me:). That way we can keep this out of our schools
s-burg

Scottsburg, IN

#10 Sep 30, 2010
i think its crap that a football league cant be in the high school they say they dont have the money for transportation...but the band drives at least 3 buses to their competitions so how much money is going out on that? Does the school not realize if they were to get a football team that the enrollment would be up because kids from Austin and Crothersville would move down here to play! This is ridiculous, scottsburg is just afraid to get a team because they think that basketball and band wouldnt be as important, which they shouldnt be because they arent good but they still get the credit for everything.
new to town

United States

#11 Sep 30, 2010
I know everyone has strong feelings about the football program but as for money. That's what we have fundraisers, bake sales, sponsorship. There are many ways around the money issues. Money should not be the reason to not start a program but we will need volunteers to help run those programs. Being a part of something like a football team can give the children a sense of self confidence, team work,exercise, a chance to make life long friendships. Schooling is very important I know but I feel that it would be a mistake to not move forward with a football program for the school.
A Mother

Lexington, KY

#12 Sep 30, 2010
why wrote:
This has been brought up before and my opinion is still a NO. It is a expensive sport that used to have 20-50 fans setting in bleachers and the teams sucked. When football was dropped Scottsburg held record for longest losing streak in the state. Enough about football and kids attend school to learn money should be spent on that
I think you are forgetting that the kids in this town have nothing to do so they end up in trouble or dropping out of school.Scottburg is one of the lowest rated schools around,even lower that Austin.Who cares if they sucked!!!We need more activities in this town.I believe the more sports and activities we have in our schools the more interested our children will be in school.People gripe about how the kids are on drugs and drop out of school and even get pregnant at a young age in this town.Well lets give them fun things to do!

for example:boys and girls football-why not?Salem has them!

Why can't we build that skate park they have been talking about forever?

Or a new pool-every town around us besides Crothersville has one!Why don't we?

Why can't our kids have fun things to do in this town that don't involve the skating rink (where they can smoke and do drugs)or the park and lake where they do the same things?More after school activities would be a great thing!The more things they have to do that are fun the less likely they are to be bored enough to do drugs ect...
Missing the Point

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Sep 30, 2010
I would love to see football back as much as the next person, but it's simply NOT going to happen.

Why?

Money.

Everyone claims that once a program is started, the money will come pouring in. But everyone forgets the start up money involved. Equipment, upgrades to field, coaches, etc. This doesn't even include insurance money for the school. If the community was really serious about it, someone would raise the money needed.$10,000 isn't going to cut it. More like $100,000. Give the school a reason to say yes!

Other schools can "afford" it because they have established programs. We don't.

This is a school district that had to RIF nearly a dozen teachers last year. Many were brought back ONLY because of Obama stimulus money. That money will eventually run out. Is having 30-40 in a classroom worth putting up with for a football program?

Another thing, right now the school is looking into saving Meyer Gym. It costs over $90,000 a year to upkeep that facility. Want football here? You need to scream to close Meyer gym. It's an antiquated old facility that gets half the attendance it used to. People talk about tradition, but we aren't talking Hinkle Fieldhouse. This isn't a historical landmark. Tear it down....save the money to start something new.

Basically, football is not happening until..

1. The economy improves
2. The RIFing of teachers ends
3. Something is done about the status of Meyer Gym.
no clue

Louisville, KY

#14 Sep 30, 2010
None of you that are against a football program have no idea what you are talking about, I came from a school that graduated 50 kids we made more money in three games then the rest of the athletic programs combined, you want to do something about your insane drug problem around here start a team, there are positions for every type of kid, not to mention nationally its far and away the most popular sport in this country. You say there isnt enough money to pay coaches but look up national averages on high school football coaches its lower than you can imagine. The field that they have doesnt need near the improvements that you think. Before you start questioning an idea to start a program based on the program you were used to in the late seventies maybe you should ask your children what they think. Football did more for me and fifty other kids to help us academically and socially then you that have never had a program could imagine. Just saying
Whatever

Mckeesport, PA

#15 Sep 30, 2010
It's not about the money once it's going...it's the money to get it going. You have to have money to make money as they say.
Paid for

Lexington, KY

#16 Sep 30, 2010
According to the school board meeting the youth football league is willing to fund a school football program completely. ZERO cost to the school, none, period. They are willing to provide the pads, helmets, even for varsity when it gets to that level. They even are willing to pay for fuel and a bus driver.
You would think if a group was willing to provide a school football program at no cost to the school they would jump all over it. The county league is currently supporting 3rd grade through 12th grade players.
I had the privilege of attending one of the games recently and all I can say is WOW. To see the number if kids that were playing and alibis the fans showing their support was unbelievable.
For those that think the school can't afford it, well, what is there to afford? At the meeting they were talking about a 7-8 grade program and gradually moving up, but funding the whole program without any school funds what so ever.
I'm sure they have a website or a schedule somewhere you can find. Go to a game and see for your self how great it is. I know I will be going back again.
Anonymous

Louisville, KY

#17 Oct 1, 2010
nameless wrote:
Hey School......... We can tell that you got your head up your butt.
regardless every kid should have the oppertunity to do what they want even if it means going to anthother school iam sure that school would be glad to get that 5500 dollars'
Anonymous

Louisville, KY

#18 Oct 1, 2010
Missing the Point wrote:
I would love to see football back as much as the next person, but it's simply NOT going to happen.
Why?
Money.
Everyone claims that once a program is started, the money will come pouring in. But everyone forgets the start up money involved. Equipment, upgrades to field, coaches, etc. This doesn't even include insurance money for the school. If the community was really serious about it, someone would raise the money needed.$10,000 isn't going to cut it. More like $100,000. Give the school a reason to say yes!
Other schools can "afford" it because they have established programs. We don't.
This is a school district that had to RIF nearly a dozen teachers last year. Many were brought back ONLY because of Obama stimulus money. That money will eventually run out. Is having 30-40 in a classroom worth putting up with for a football program?
Another thing, right now the school is looking into saving Meyer Gym. It costs over $90,000 a year to upkeep that facility. Want football here? You need to scream to close Meyer gym. It's an antiquated old facility that gets half the attendance it used to. People talk about tradition, but we aren't talking Hinkle Fieldhouse. This isn't a historical landmark. Tear it down....save the money to start something new.
Basically, football is not happening until..
1. The economy improves
2. The RIFing of teachers ends
3. Something is done about the status of Meyer Gym.
talk about rifing teachers and go hire another basketball coach what a bunch of BS IAM FOR THE COMMITTEE TO VOTE THIS SCHOOL BOARD OUT.
Anonymous

Louisville, KY

#19 Oct 1, 2010
new to town wrote:
I know everyone has strong feelings about the football program but as for money. That's what we have fundraisers, bake sales, sponsorship. There are many ways around the money issues. Money should not be the reason to not start a program but we will need volunteers to help run those programs. Being a part of something like a football team can give the children a sense of self confidence, team work,exercise, a chance to make life long friendships. Schooling is very important I know but I feel that it would be a mistake to not move forward with a football program for the school.
VERY WELL SAID.
Anonymous

Louisville, KY

#20 Oct 1, 2010
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT COME BACK FOLKS THIS IS NOT 1978 THIS IS 2010 MOVE ON.MONEY WITH THIS SCHOOL BOARD HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE ISSUE CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS SEE WERE THEY STAND WITH IT AS A COMMUNITY WE NEED TO GET THOSE ANTI FOOTBALL PEOPLE OUT. THIS IS MY OPINION BUT AS THE OLD SAYING GOES OPINIONS ARE LIKE ASSHOLES EVERYONE HAS ONE.

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