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Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:30 am
by granger
http://www.expressnews.com/sports/columnists/roy-bragg/article/Small-West-Texas-town-plays-big-12267401.php

This seems to be behind a paywall, but worked for me.

EDIT - Roy Bragg passed along this link... https://t.co/paD980Tkty

here's the part where he trashed six-man:

Around here, says interim superintendent Larry Taylor, “six-man” is considered “the s-word.”

“We could play six-man,” Taylor said. “But anybody who comes in here talking about it (would be in trouble.)”

A rumor whipped through town a few years ago that a drop to six-man was imminent.

“I have nothing to do with the schools, but I was getting calls at home,” said Mayor Pauline Gonzalez. “People were worried. They said, ‘We don’t want six-man football here.’”

That, promises school board president Brady Hyde, will never happen. The board understands the importance of the school and 11-man football.



Later, then Bragg takes a shot at the end

While professional football has been infected by politics and college football has become more about exploitation, the game is still played for the right reasons in places such as Ozona, Rocksprings and thousands of other locales around the state.

More importantly, it’s still being played as intended, with 11 players.


I think it should be:

More importantly, they Angoras wouldn't want to get trashed by Balmorhea and Richland Springs...

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 am
by coachbronk
Well like it's always been said, "You can't fix stupid."

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am
by Leman Saunders
The correct word to describe Rocksprings' take 6man is...ignorant

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:45 pm
by Texman301
I coached in Rocksprings in early 2000's. I didnt get the vibe that they would be so against it. If what they say is true, ignorance is the word I would definitely used, along with stubborness.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 pm
by Leman Saunders
funny thing is Rocksprings has played 6man before

1949-53 I know for sure

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:13 pm
by Longhorn85
It amazes me that a school administrator would say something so offensive about an entire classification PUBLICLY in this fashion.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:22 pm
by Johnny South
If Rocksprings can suit up 44 players, more power to them. Keep on with the crowded field version.
granger wrote:
I think it should be:

More importantly, they Angoras wouldn't want to get trashed by Balmorhea and Richland Springs...


I think "thrashed" is the word that they remember from the Wallace Fikes coached teams from RS in the mid '60's!

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 pm
by ATMmom
FYI...he responds really fast on twitter.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:16 pm
by Dogface2
Longhorn85 wrote:It amazes me that a school administrator would say something so offensive about an entire classification PUBLICLY in this fashion.

Omg dont be surprised.
This is what we've come to.
I spoke to him very politely once
and he was just as rude.
Let them lose out I say.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:58 pm
by 51eleven
Not that surprising really from a mediocre 11 man team over the years. Never state champs, eliminated early when they occasionally made the playoffs. Except 1993 when they went 10 - 7 .

http://lonestarfootball.net/team.asp?T=767

11 man gives them a chance to let more of the fatboy's play on the line. They might have to run more wind sprints to have a chance in six man. They probably couldn't keep up with the pace of six man.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am
by coach_jshelton
To me the bigger issue is with the Built Ford Tough Player of the week only including 2A-6A & 11-man Private schools. I get those emails every week & the poster every August, but Ford doesn't recognize 6-man as real football. If you drive a Ford, you don't support 6-man*.

*insert eye-roll here

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 am
by oldfat&bald
coach_jshelton wrote:To me the bigger issue is with the Built Ford Tough Player of the week only including 2A-6A & 11-man Private schools. I get those emails every week & the poster every August, but Ford doesn't recognize 6-man as real football. If you drive a Ford, you don't support 6-man*.

*insert eye-roll here


ANOTHER good reason not to drive a Friggin’ Old Rebuilt Dodge.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:16 pm
by Leman Saunders
Im glad Wells Fargo Mr. Texas Football does with Dave Campbells and texasfootball.com....but admittingly it is hard for one to land on the voting list still

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:24 pm
by 51eleven
oldfat&bald wrote:
coach_jshelton wrote:To me the bigger issue is with the Built Ford Tough Player of the week only including 2A-6A & 11-man Private schools. I get those emails every week & the poster every August, but Ford doesn't recognize 6-man as real football. If you drive a Ford, you don't support 6-man*.

*insert eye-roll here


ANOTHER good reason not to drive a Friggin’ Old Rebuilt Dodge.


Found On Road Dead. Right in Front of the Chevy and Dodge it was towing to the garage.

Re: Did the Rocksprings Supe really just trash six-man

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:27 pm
by westexasflats
Well, just because he's the Sup of Rocksprings or any other HS, dont stop him from having diarrhea of the mouth