How Far Can 4A Union Go in 3A?

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How Far Can 4A Union Go in 3A?

Postby Ironcladeaglefan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:22 am

Since politics play an important role with certain high schools in SC, it makes you wonder how far can 4A Union County go in the State 3A football playoffs. There are several schools with less students in 4A than Union, but the Yellow Jackets appealed and were placed in 3A. They are the largest 3A school in the state and defeated Chesnee (smallest 3A school in the state) 56-13 in the first round of the playoffs. Union has almost twice the students as Chesnee. Chesnee was mainly a jv team this season since several seniors, and other players quit the team, and started 7 soph. on defense against Union.
It would be great to see the SC High School League do things right for a change the next realignment. Chesnee has only 8 more students than Landrum High. Landrum, the largest 2A school in the state appealed and stayed in 2A, which was good for them.
It is time for the SC High School League to stop allowing any of the Private Schools to play. They have their own league. No doubt it is all about money.
You often hear people say, well the SCHSL makes Private schools play up one classification. That just makes them recruit even more. Look at all the state titles Bishop England wins each year and Southside Christian will probably meet Abbeville for 2A upperstate title, and what about St. Joseph’s Volleyball team? All these teams recruit. And for Union, they tried to make it about travel. Had they remained in 4A, the math was done and they saved only 10 miles of travel time. If you go by numbers why have the 135 day enrollment.
God Bless and Go Chesnee Eagles!
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Re: How Far Can 4A Union Go in 3A?

Postby SackThe_Back » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:37 am

[quote=“Ironcladeaglefan”]Since politics play an important role with certain high schools in SC, it makes you wonder how far can 4A Union County go in the State 3A football playoffs. There are several schools with less students in 4A than Union, but the Yellow Jackets appealed and were placed in 3A. They are the largest 3A school in the state and defeated Chesnee (smallest 3A school in the state) 56-13 in the first round of the playoffs. Union has almost twice the students as Chesnee. Chesnee was mainly a jv team this season since several seniors, and other players quit the team, and started 7 soph. on defense against Union.
It would be great to see the SC High School League do things right for a change the next realignment. Chesnee has only 8 more students than Landrum High. Landrum, the largest 2A school in the state appealed and stayed in 2A, which was good for them.
It is time for the SC High School League to stop allowing any of the Private Schools to play. They have their own league. No doubt it is all about money.
You often hear people say, well the SCHSL makes Private schools play up one classification. That just makes them recruit even more. Look at all the state titles Bishop England wins each year and Southside Christian will probably meet Abbeville for 2A upperstate title, and what about St. Joseph’s Volleyball team? All these teams recruit. And for Union, they tried to make it about travel. Had they remained in 4A, the math was done and they saved only 10 miles of travel time. If you go by numbers why have the 135 day enrollment.
God Bless and Go Chesnee Eagles!
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I get what you're saying about regions...But I don't think it's going to change any time soon...Plus, there's only like 5 Private schools in the SCHSL...Recruiting only goes so far. BE gets most of their kids (non sports too) from Mount Plesant, which is a big area anyway.

I do think that needs to change. Problem is, the Private schools not only pay a lot, they help keep the drive times down in their regions. I know in 5A RB Stall appealed to stay in 5A not because of talent (they gor killed this year), but because of drive times. The HSL agreed because they don't want kids leaving school at 4 to drive 2 hrs to play a game...Berkley did the same thing.
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