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Saltsburg forfeit

Postby NeverQuit » September 9th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Word from Liggy is that saltsburg has forfeited the game this week. Anyone know the reasoning behind it? There has been talk of them forfeiting to Liggy since before the start of the season. 



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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby Crimson's Ghost » September 9th, 2018, 9:07 pm

Roster only has 19 listed. Did they get hit with some injuries?

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby NeverQuit » September 9th, 2018, 9:10 pm

That’s the only reasonable explanation. Can’t imagine enough have gotten hurt to warrant a forfeit already?

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby CoffinCorner » September 9th, 2018, 11:55 pm

So next year Saltsburg joins with Blairsville.
They invite BC to join conference to have enough teams
Change conference name from Heritage to Appalachian
Sounds about right 

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby Colonel Mustard » September 10th, 2018, 6:27 am

They suffered many serious injuries in this game last year. They know they are overmatched, and for the sake of the kids, have decided not to play.

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby Aiks19 » September 10th, 2018, 6:32 am

I know it's about community pride. But if you're going to forfeit a game, either due to numbers or you feel you have no chance. Is it time not to have a team ?

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby MrAnonymous » September 10th, 2018, 7:48 am

I just think this is unfair to the players of both teams, especially the seniors who just had their season cut down by a game. What a terrible message for the Saltsburg coaching staff to send to their players. I hope this isn’t a political statement to try and get AA teams out of the heritage, but that’s the rumor I’ve been hearing since I first caught wind that they might do this prior to the season.

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby knowitall » September 10th, 2018, 10:25 am

Mapletown played Avella in Week One in the WPIAL, forfeited its second game against Clairton and played Jefferson-Morgan in week three.  The PIAA really does need to put a minimum on how many real players need to be dressed and ready to play each week.

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby Crimson's Ghost » September 10th, 2018, 10:55 am

How do the class numbers project for Ligonier? They were close to being AAA in this current cycle. Could they jump in two years?  How would the rest of the league handle that?

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Re: Saltsburg forfeit

Postby RamFan1 » September 10th, 2018, 12:20 pm

Crimson's Ghost wrote:How do the class numbers project for Ligonier? They were close to being AAA in this current cycle. Could they jump in two years?  How would the rest of the league handle that?

Large junior class, then it falls off.  The team only has 4 sophomores on the roster.  Close to AAA this cycle, but will fall back and likely stay in AA for a long time to come.


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