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D6 championships ?

Postby footballmadness » February 26th, 2018, 10:22 am

In hollidaysburg, they celebrate winning D6 5A titles by making a huge deal.  Fire trucks chaperone the team home, big tweets, facebook all the hype.  in football, girls bb, boys bb.   This past weekend both girls BB and boys BB won a 3 team bracket. 
In football, they got a bye in 2 rounds in 2016 playoffs, then got killed by Meadville.  This year 2 byes, beat Grove City and then got killed by Gateway.  But they are D6 Champions 
At least in 2A or 3A they have to win a few games.  
Am I just a grumpy old man or is this a celebration of nothing ?   Winning States, yes, or advancing to Hershey like BG, yes.  But winning a Division of 3 teams ?  PIAA is giving out participation banners....



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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby Crimson's Ghost » February 26th, 2018, 11:29 am

I think winning a district title is worth celebrating, but I get the sentiment you share about it beating 2 other teams to make it happen.

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby konjo78 » February 26th, 2018, 2:05 pm

For me its never bad to celebrate anything but I agree when its only 3 teams it doesnt look great.

I say celebrate winning confrences, undefeated regular seasons, winning districts if its more than 6 teams and then state finalist/winners

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby CCDevil2012 » February 26th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Who does Hollidaysburg think they are? UCF?
On a side note I always wondered what these school's gyms looked like with all their 1 game win district championship banners. To me it means more when you have to win through a playoff of some sort 

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby footballmadness » February 26th, 2018, 3:29 pm

They are UCF. In 16 the football team won D6 5A championship by having the 2 eligible opponents withdraw due to having lost to Hburg during the season and also school policy that you can't advance to playoffs with a losing season. Hburg then lost to Meadville by 50 points after waiting 2 weeks for a game. The parents of the seniors were contemplating having a parade..and wondering why people did not celebrate it more....I get that it gives better access to the playoffs where anything can happen but don't celebrate winning by default.

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Postby lgb87cape » February 26th, 2018, 4:53 pm

footballmadness wrote:In hollidaysburg, they celebrate winning D6 5A titles by making a huge deal.  Fire trucks chaperone the team home, big tweets, facebook all the hype.  in football, girls bb, boys bb.   This past weekend both girls BB and boys BB won a 3 team bracket. 
In football, they got a bye in 2 rounds in 2016 playoffs, then got killed by Meadville.  This year 2 byes, beat Grove City and then got killed by Gateway.  But they are D6 Champions 
At least in 2A or 3A they have to win a few games.  
Am I just a grumpy old man or is this a celebration of nothing ?   Winning States, yes, or advancing to Hershey like BG, yes.  But winning a Division of 3 teams ?  PIAA 

Since it looks like everybody is a negative Nellie against Hollidaysburg.  I'm all for let's go back to the day of "Hoosiers".  Throw everyone participating in a hat and do your draw. Have your  tournament bracket for all schools west of Harrisburg and  bracket for all schools East of Harrisburg. Have 2 champions. A public school in one pool and all your charter,  catholic , private etc. schools...

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby Wrasslerfan » February 26th, 2018, 5:15 pm

i think your being a grumpy old man who has entered old man yells at cloud stage football madness
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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby PAMDGrappler » February 26th, 2018, 5:21 pm

I guess I look at it differently.  At least the school and community support their teams and their accomplishments!  Those kids may remember that recognition the rest of their lives...let them celebrate!

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby lgb87cape » February 26th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Wrasslerfan wrote:i think your being a grumpy old man who has entered old man yells at cloud stage football madness

In English please? ?

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Re: D6 championships ?

Postby Wrasslerfan » February 26th, 2018, 5:43 pm

what i meant was i think football madness was overreacting to holidaysburg celebration
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