High School Football in this county

High School Football in this county

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WTH

Douglasville, GA

#1 Oct 13, 2012
What is up with all the county schools doing so horrible in football. I know it does not really matter in relative terms in life, but my goodness this county and ALL the coaches have NO pride in what they do and teach these kids. I mean they are losing BIG too, ALL of them! You compare the competition and the county schools are not even close.

Seems failure is OK with these coaches and principles at these schools.

I think our academics may be even worse than these teams!
guest

Douglasville, GA

#2 Oct 13, 2012
Chapel Hill has managed to win 3 games this season and has improved their record to 3-3 now while building a new program under a new head coach.

Since: Aug 09

Villa Rica

#3 Oct 13, 2012
The best athletes, in most sports, not just football, are leaving for other counties. The lack of an actual feeder system is hurting the county athletically.
bored monitor

Atlanta, GA

#4 Oct 13, 2012
guest wrote:
Chapel Hill has managed to win 3 games this season and has improved their record to 3-3 now while building a new program under a new head coach.
A new program under a new coach? How long has the school been around? New coach, yes, new program, NOT.
guest

Douglasville, GA

#5 Oct 13, 2012
TGVR wrote:
The best athletes, in most sports, not just football, are leaving for other counties. The lack of an actual feeder system is hurting the county athletically.
I totally agree with you! Add to that the fact that our county has a transient population now with few "home grown" kids who have a sense of pride in the community. Their roots are not in Douglas County.

Since: Aug 09

Villa Rica

#6 Oct 13, 2012
guest wrote:
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I totally agree with you! Add to that the fact that our county has a transient population now with few "home grown" kids who have a sense of pride in the community. Their roots are not in Douglas County.
That too. Even the kids who grew up here end up going to multiple high schools by the time they're done. No school pride or loyalty.
Wondering

Douglasville, GA

#7 Oct 13, 2012
WTH wrote:
What is up with all the county schools doing so horrible in football. I know it does not really matter in relative terms in life, but my goodness this county and ALL the coaches have NO pride in what they do and teach these kids. I mean they are losing BIG too, ALL of them! You compare the competition and the county schools are not even close.
Seems failure is OK with these coaches and principles at these schools.
I think our academics may be even worse than these teams!
I just wonder of these principles are as "lazy" or carefree about how the students are taught and educated. Scary to think that they just want to collect that check and not teach other life principles to these students.

You know these are "government' schools and we all know how the government thinks.
Veracity

Carrollton, GA

#8 Oct 13, 2012
A lack of community and an influx of undesirables degrade the academic and athletic success of Douglas county schools in general. Having said that, witless cronyism is the major factor in at least one program's demise.
AntiEverything

Douglasville, GA

#9 Oct 13, 2012
Fire all the teachers and principals. May as well fire all of the police and road maintenance folks as well. Please do this as soon as possible because these are all government entities. Start driving on the right side of the road than the left. No need for money hell the Government printed it just go take what you want.

Since: Jan 12

Douglasville, GA

#10 Oct 13, 2012
I grew up in Gwinnett county and football was HUGE in high school. When I moved out here is was a night/day comparison.

On Friday nights in Gwinnett all high schoolers, middle schoolers, and parents/grandparents of the kids in 9th-12th grade were at their districts football games dressed in their corresponding colors. It wasn't just one school in the county it was
80% of them.

Cars were always painted so that you knew who was playing that weekend just by driving by the mall.

My son plays rec football in Douglas and I have enjoyed all the parents we have played with each year.

What is sad is that it is so hard to fill one team in each weight group for each park. Parks like Acworth have 3 or 4 teams for each weight class. That is how they develop such great high school talent. If a coach has 150 kids to choose from that have played for 5-8 years, they will be successful.

If we can't get kids out to play at our local rec parks, we will never be able to build a successful high school team.(Or at least a team that would be able to compete with a Norcross, Brookwood or Grayson type school)

My son is several years away from school ball but I am already thinking moving might be in my families best interest.(No, not just for football. I want my children to enjoy high school as much as I did. I also want them to be academically ready for whatever college they wish to attend. Right now, I don't believe Douglas county can offer them that.)

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#11 Oct 13, 2012
Just curious.....why did you leave Gwinnett if it was so great and you were so happy there?

Since: Jan 12

Douglasville, GA

#12 Oct 13, 2012
Synergy wrote:
Just curious.....why did you leave Gwinnett if it was so great and you were so happy there?
Because when I graduated from high school I left mommy and daddy and went to college for four years. While in college I met my husband and we decided to start our family in his hometown of Douglasville. Ten years later and we have moved once and that was only 15 miles west of Douglasville.

I never said Gwinnett was great.(They have a water tower that tells you that). Gwinnett has really good football programs (rec and school) and great school spirit.

I really enjoyed being in Gwinnett for high school but do not believe it is an ideal place to raise my children. I want my boys to enjoy that time in their lives as much as I did. I would love for Douglas to get more involved with their athletic programs.(Until we get our economy back on track these programs are placed on the back burner and I understand that)

Again, I do not think Gwinnett is a better county than Douglas.(Opposite is closer to my opinion) I just have my wish that we can make the schools around here better.(I have been here 1/3 of my life and my job is close to here so I consider this home).

If schools don't improve in the next 6 years then I will see what is in the best interest of my family.(I can promise its not Gwinnett but I have heard Carrollton has a great high school with a new math and science program. Also, I have heard Bremen has great team spirit)

I am always open to suggestions of great schools in the West GA area. I would love a school system with a great gifted program and a great athletic program.

Sorry, a little long winded. ;-)
AHS

Douglasville, GA

#13 Oct 13, 2012
Veracity wrote:
A lack of community and an influx of undesirables degrade the academic and athletic success of Douglas county schools in general. Having said that, witless cronyism is the major factor in at least one program's demise.
Correct?
Veracity

Carrollton, GA

#14 Oct 14, 2012
AHS wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct?
Correct!
WTH

Douglasville, GA

#15 Oct 14, 2012
Villa Rica Chick wrote:
I grew up in Gwinnett county and football was HUGE in high school. When I moved out here is was a night/day comparison.
On Friday nights in Gwinnett all high schoolers, middle schoolers, and parents/grandparents of the kids in 9th-12th grade were at their districts football games dressed in their corresponding colors. It wasn't just one school in the county it was
80% of them.
Cars were always painted so that you knew who was playing that weekend just by driving by the mall.
My son plays rec football in Douglas and I have enjoyed all the parents we have played with each year.
What is sad is that it is so hard to fill one team in each weight group for each park. Parks like Acworth have 3 or 4 teams for each weight class. That is how they develop such great high school talent. If a coach has 150 kids to choose from that have played for 5-8 years, they will be successful.
If we can't get kids out to play at our local rec parks, we will never be able to build a successful high school team.(Or at least a team that would be able to compete with a Norcross, Brookwood or Grayson type school)
My son is several years away from school ball but I am already thinking moving might be in my families best interest.(No, not just for football. I want my children to enjoy high school as much as I did. I also want them to be academically ready for whatever college they wish to attend. Right now, I don't believe Douglas county can offer them that.)
That is exactly what I am saying. Good quality attracts good result bad quality attracts bad whether it be SPORTS or ACADEMICS! Now, I just wish elected officials and HS principles would recognize this!!!
WTH

Douglasville, GA

#16 Oct 14, 2012
Villa Rica Chick wrote:
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Because when I graduated from high school I left mommy and daddy and went to college for four years. While in college I met my husband and we decided to start our family in his hometown of Douglasville. Ten years later and we have moved once and that was only 15 miles west of Douglasville.
I never said Gwinnett was great.(They have a water tower that tells you that). Gwinnett has really good football programs (rec and school) and great school spirit.
I really enjoyed being in Gwinnett for high school but do not believe it is an ideal place to raise my children. I want my boys to enjoy that time in their lives as much as I did. I would love for Douglas to get more involved with their athletic programs.(Until we get our economy back on track these programs are placed on the back burner and I understand that)
Again, I do not think Gwinnett is a better county than Douglas.(Opposite is closer to my opinion) I just have my wish that we can make the schools around here better.(I have been here 1/3 of my life and my job is close to here so I consider this home).
If schools don't improve in the next 6 years then I will see what is in the best interest of my family.(I can promise its not Gwinnett but I have heard Carrollton has a great high school with a new math and science program. Also, I have heard Bremen has great team spirit)
I am always open to suggestions of great schools in the West GA area. I would love a school system with a great gifted program and a great athletic program.
Sorry, a little long winded. ;-)
Exactly what I am pointing too with this post! Thanks for your input.

This county has changed so much BUT it begins with leadership. I blame a whole bunch on the Rita Rainwater administration and her allowing " modified trailers on slabs " to be built here while padding the pockets of DC builders in the past. In my opinion...Tom Worthan and Phil Miller are doing their best to keep DC afloat but with all the thugs and renters from undesirable areas hitting DC because of bad leadership in the past, we are fighting another battle of Atlanta.

I know they are doing the best they can at these schools now with what has been handed to them, BUT again, quality brings in quality.

I just hope it is NOT to late here in DC to straighten out this mess! I know I am trying to help.......

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#17 Oct 14, 2012
Villa Rica Chick wrote:
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Because when I graduated from high school I left mommy and daddy and went to college for four years. While in college I met my husband and we decided to start our family in his hometown of Douglasville. Ten years later and we have moved once and that was only 15 miles west of Douglasville.
I never said Gwinnett was great.(They have a water tower that tells you that). Gwinnett has really good football programs (rec and school) and great school spirit.
I really enjoyed being in Gwinnett for high school but do not believe it is an ideal place to raise my children. I want my boys to enjoy that time in their lives as much as I did. I would love for Douglas to get more involved with their athletic programs.(Until we get our economy back on track these programs are placed on the back burner and I understand that)
Again, I do not think Gwinnett is a better county than Douglas.(Opposite is closer to my opinion) I just have my wish that we can make the schools around here better.(I have been here 1/3 of my life and my job is close to here so I consider this home).
If schools don't improve in the next 6 years then I will see what is in the best interest of my family.(I can promise its not Gwinnett but I have heard Carrollton has a great high school with a new math and science program. Also, I have heard Bremen has great team spirit)
I am always open to suggestions of great schools in the West GA area. I would love a school system with a great gifted program and a great athletic program.
Sorry, a little long winded. ;-)
Not long winded at all. Thanks. I was just curious. I know that Gwinnett has gone through its share of changes, too. I thought maybe I was missing something.
A_Mom

Powder Springs, GA

#18 Oct 14, 2012
Villa Rica Chick wrote:
My son is several years away from school ball but I am already thinking moving might be in my families best interest.(No, not just for football. I want my children to enjoy high school as much as I did. I also want them to be academically ready for whatever college they wish to attend. Right now, I don't believe Douglas county can offer them that.)
I feel the exact same way. I have lived in Douglas County my whole life and I have been looking for the past few months at moving. I graduated from Lithia Springs High I played sports and I too can remember how exciting it was to have the spirit days and dress up for the games and it seemed like the whole school, parents and all would attend its just not the same now.

I have small children that aren't school age yet but as a parent I have to consider my options. I noticed you wrote you have heard Central was a good school? I was trying to do some research to see what I could find out but I don't know anyone who attends to ask? Any input on Central, Temple schools would be appreciated as those are the areas I have looked in.

Thanks

Since: Aug 09

Villa Rica

#19 Oct 14, 2012
A_Mom wrote:
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I feel the exact same way. I have lived in Douglas County my whole life and I have been looking for the past few months at moving. I graduated from Lithia Springs High I played sports and I too can remember how exciting it was to have the spirit days and dress up for the games and it seemed like the whole school, parents and all would attend its just not the same now.
I have small children that aren't school age yet but as a parent I have to consider my options. I noticed you wrote you have heard Central was a good school? I was trying to do some research to see what I could find out but I don't know anyone who attends to ask? Any input on Central, Temple schools would be appreciated as those are the areas I have looked in.
Thanks
I wouldn't send my kids to Temple under any circumstances.
A_Mom

Powder Springs, GA

#20 Oct 14, 2012
Can you give me some reasons? I have heard bad things about Bay Springs and Villa Rica but I don't know much about Carrollton and Temple.

Thanks

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