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mrquadeast

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Future HS Stars .
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:02:50 PM »

Would like to hear about the future Friday Night Skylights stars ....As I'm watching my sons last year in midgets , I can't help to wonder where some of these kids will be in 2-3 years....So far I have seen a pair of Running backs at Plum that were pretty good. To me one of them was a little stronger and faster , I hear he is pretty good wrestler also. McKeesport had a couple big kids at RB but were more power backs. The kid that I have now watched 3-4 times , once on Basketball court is "scoop smith" now at Woodland Hills ....This kid is only in 6th grade as is on another level , he has been blessed with speed and vision , can start and stop on a dime ......Reminds of a Steve Breaston....I cant remember his name but Jeanette has a 6th grader with tons of potential. Have not seen him yet this year , but sure he wont disappoint...
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 06:15:14 PM »

Here in Beaver County, there are only 2 local midget teams this year in youth football, Aliquippa and Brighton Twp (Beaver school district), all the rest of the teams are from Youngstown. It seems the trend is now Jr High level football teams.
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 07:08:48 AM »

Aliquippa now does Junior High  not Midgets...
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 01:07:07 PM »

Then there are no more midget teams in Beaver County. It's wierd Aliquippa is not on BF's posted jr high schedule, though.
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mrquadeast

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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 03:41:58 PM »

I was not aware of this trend regarding some midget programs. I did talk to a friend in Thomas Jefferson. Midgets end in 6th grade and they have a 7th and 8th grade middle school team....I would love to see more schools bring back 9th grade teams , I think there might be 12-13 Ninth grade teams
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 09:41:48 AM »

Jeannette has a midget program but numbers are dwindling. There is still talent in the the program so hopefully some of these young one will develop to help the others out. The group of kids that surprised everyone one ran roughshod over their opponents in the Big East midget program and were invited to the inaugural youth national championship in canton are sophomores and freshmen on the high school teams and not surprisingly getting playing time. Coach Hall is quick to point out how talented his freshmen class is. Well he has a great group of seniors but the juniors and sophomores have a ton of talent as well.
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 10:58:09 AM »

"Future Stars".  How many of the midget/rec league superstars turn average when they get into highschool and play against people just as good or better than the competition they had running the ball on daddy's loaded team. Then the 'fans' want to know what is wrong with his coach. I guess you can tell I don't like this type of ball.  I see in South Fayette the young kids play FLAG football...no pads or helmets and South Fayette puts together some pretty good teams without little kids dressed up like Jack Lambert.
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019, 11:13:32 AM »

Coach I understand how you feel but in the Jeannette Midget program you have a few follow you kid coaches but the head coaches have been in the organization for years and none have kids in the program. They are the feeder system for the high school and you canít argue with the high school success. It has to start somewhere.
Flag programs might be the way to goad enrollments keep dwindling but for now. 
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2019, 10:23:50 AM »

The good South Fayette/West A "future HS stars" play for Oakdale, Oakmont, or whatever that little town is called. They joined the bcyfl few years ago and compete pretty well with the big dogs of the bcyfl, Quip, BF, CV, Sto-Rox.

I think they could get everyone in the wpial to abandon midgets football and join school teams in 7th grade if they added some sort of short playoff system for this new middle school football, maybe crown champs in each county. That will pacify parents and hopefully keep them from trying to revive midgets football. Ultimately I think it's better for kids to be playing for the school at that age, there are the odd midgets program that listen to what the HS coach wants done and do it but normally ego gets in the way and some jabroni thinks he is the next Chip Kelly and there is no cooperation between youth and school programs.

On the flip side, in some instances, a lot of these coaches don't give their youth programs enough credit. Coach Z comes to mind, he was downright disrespectful to the youth program at times , and probably helped lead to his ouster. Z was quoted in BCTimes multiple times that he thought kids shouldn't play tackle football at all until they are teenagers, he never tipped his cap to those youth coaches that at the very least made his job a little easier. Kicked them out the stadium and sent them to Morrell, can't treat your future players and parents like that. They replaced him  and haven't missed a beat. 
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Re: Future HS Stars .
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 11:40:26 AM »

My son has been pretty fortunate to play in the Big East midget league. There has been a good balance of competition, and I have only seen a couple issues pop up here or there . There has been little to no movement within the coaches from level to level where he plays, and the basics of the HS system has been put in place. In a couple weeks his midget playing days will be over and we will be looking forward to moving up to 8th grade middle school. If had to do it over again, maybe the only thing I would change is not playing tackle at ages 7-8.
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