So what are the new non-district games looking like? Anyone stepping out of the norm and going past the Panhandle or the regular teams EP and Permian Basins.
Well a lot of views and no responses from EP y'all are quite!
Americas vs Bryan Rudder W2
Soccer and cross country have taken over EP sports. Hardly any more talk on this forum.
Out of area opponents:
Bowie vs Ft Stockton
Jeff vs Alpine
Franklin vs Rio Ranch Cleveland
Pebble Hills vs Permian
Americas vs Bryan Rudder
Franklin vs Chandler Basha
Austin vs Roswell Goddard
Coronado vs Carlsbad
The gap between El Paso and the Permian Basin is closing, now it's time to continue going East! However, many schools in that part of the state don't see the opportunity to play El Paso teams like we over here in our corner of the state see the opportunity to play them. Many times, they have provisions in place that say El Paso teams would have to travel across the state 2 years in a row (like Montwood) instead of the usual home and home.
Also, why take the risk of playing an El Paso school, spending the money to travel across the state, and lose a potential money making game when you could find "tougher" competition in your area? At least, that's the thought of many of those teams across ths state.
I agree there is no need for the better teams in the east to play el paso and that is the problem with scheduling. I also agree that Franklin and Americas has been doing the right thing by playing out of town opponents in non district. People bringing up montwood playing los fresnos is not truly an out of town team. That place is like playing an el paso team. EP playing lubbock and permain basin has helped but that is also what is helping them to advance past the first round. DFW schools will not play, why would they
It’s tough being in the far corner of the state for sure. However, if schools just branch out little by little then I think more of an impact can be felt. Play the South Texas schools, San Antonio, etc, and see where that leads. But school districts need to be behind the football teams too! Help with travel and meals and hotel accommodations if needed. The teams will still need to fundraise but helping with some of the cost will allow more teams to take the travel to play!
NewYear and ....... why don’t you guys learn how to read. I stated that based upon Basha and Rudder not being stronger teams compared to playing the top panhandle, ALBQ, and Permian Basin teams. This idea of having to go play a team from other parts is a joke if they’re not worth a ****. I never said stick around and play local only. And if you really want to face hard facts..... line up Allen, Westlake, and Florida IMG or whatever powerhouse in the country for your non district line up and it is not going to make a **** difference come the first week of play-offs. It’s only gonna make some of you realize the dream that is being chased.
I’m just going by the games that were posted in the thread naming some of the non conference games. Maybe I went overboard, but my thing is EP FB is not going to get better and start advancing in the playoffs by scheduling east Texas or others. We are simply at a geographical disadvantage.
I mean it’s nice to say that we played so and so and they may come from a noted district etc.... But I just do really see the advantages. We all have opinions, and we can agree to disagree I guess. Eprgv has a lot of good points as well. Also, I realize Booster Clubs raise most of the funds for trips such as these. However, Districts funds are getting smaller and smaller each yr. Sports offerings of the future may not be the same.
I agree we are at a disadvantaged. We are dammed if we do and dambed if we dont
El Paso teams suffer from the 30 high schools in one area.
I mean that there are way too many high schools in the El Paso area to compete with schools from around the state.
It might be "good" for academics to have that many high schools in El Paso. But talent and coaching wise, it gets really thin.
His point is not the number of kids that participate, its that the talent pool becomes diluted.
I love how everyone says schedule tougher teams. Are the El Paso teams turning down contracts? In order to schedule East Texas teams, you need a partner too. Maybe they should all play Long Beach Poly and Miami Southridge, maybe add IMG Academy.
Parkland scheduled very weak teams last season in predistrict and the result was they were immediately eliminated once they faced a out of town opponent in the playoffs. Just saying
El paso does not have too many hs. Stop that. If that was the case the area would be full of small schools. You people really think having 4000+ students will do anything? Look at laredo united or la joya back in the day before they split the school in 3. They have not done anything. Look at the plano schools. Eastlake gave them a good game for 3qts. If an ep team is keeping up with a huge school from plano in the dfw who even tho has huge numbers cant do much. What does that say?
I'd like to see an El Paso team make the trip to Plano again this year. I would be there at the stadium as long it is not at the STAR. Come on Eastwood..... Its not that far and tell 'em Dave said its okay.
I'd like to see a Plano school make that trip up this way.
Just curious about the pep rallies in El Paso currently. When I was a kid, they tried everything to get people to show up, but they still didn't. Saw
this on Youtube from a Trinity pep rally. Any videos from El Paso high schools.
Good Luck with your dream. No Plano School will ever come down to the 915.