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Postby IBTT » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:38 pm

Wrestling is definitely a plus to a football program. Anyone who's been around it knows that. It will put kids in great shape. I think it's like anything else, takes a little while to get it started. I figure each year you will see more and more participation.



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Postby Tigercannon71 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:06 am

Bad thing is last year there was like 20 8th graders out for wrestling and only 3 have returned to wrestle this year. The coaches should have pushed for all the juniors, sophomores, and freshman to go out if they weren't playing basketball.

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:29 am

I agree.
what has changed culturally that ironton cannot require people to play 3 male sports.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:32 am

look at the differences in the mac and how things used to be for us.
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Postby Tigercannon71 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:17 am

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:look at the differences in the mac and how things used to be for us.



That has nothing to do with us. We have enough athletes to play all sports. It's the fact that kids don't want to get out and work. They don't want to put effort into something.

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Postby osu 77 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Tigercannon71 wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:look at the differences in the mac and how things used to be for us.



That has nothing to do with us. We have enough athletes to play all sports. It's the fact that kids don't want to get out and work. They don't want to put effort into something.


I agree somewhat but the kids have no respect for the coaches. I have talked to several and they all talk about the double standard they have for different kids. Once again I will say Vass should off his butt and push these kids tp go out

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:19 pm

osu 77 wrote:
Tigercannon71 wrote:
YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:look at the differences in the mac and how things used to be for us.



That has nothing to do with us. We have enough athletes to play all sports. It's the fact that kids don't want to get out and work. They don't want to put effort into something.


I agree somewhat but the kids have no respect for the coaches. I have talked to several and they all talk about the double standard they have for different kids. Once again I will say Vass should off his butt and push these kids tp go out




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Postby 12gauge » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:40 am

The favoritism definately shows. Everyone should be given the same equal opportunities,shouldn't matter who your dad and mom are. If kids want to play then play. Don't show up after the HARD work is done. When things happen like that and the kids who DID their time,can't even get in the game because others get put in before them who DIDNT,is just wrong. Also while I'm on my soapbox...I'm not disrespecting any kid,it's a very tough,brutal at times sport and I know injuries occur,but honestly how does someone make all State,District? Do the coaches vote? I'm saying Jaxson Pleasant had a great year and never got so much as a sniff at any yearend awards. By watching this team and seeing who was making plays on the Defense...He had 40+ tackles more than the next man. So to Jaxon, people did notice your hard work and sportsman ship.

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:15 am

I'm going to make this known. when I was there in the mid 70's under bob lutz. a motto of his was if you can play you will. he couldn't have given a rat's rearend who your momma or daddy was. he started the best 11 on each side. but he got us all in anytime he could. and we all got substantial playing time. mostly because the were smearing folks, everybody. but the point I'm making here is the game was the easy part there. practices were killer. and I loved it. and it showed with the starters on Friday. bob took no crap, pulled no punches, didn't have kids from other districts then, and if you lost you better be there Monday. and be very hydrated. and your moms n pops already knew what you were in for, and encouraged it.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:16 am

I'm going to make this known. when I was there in the mid 70's under bob lutz. a motto of his was if you can play you will. he couldn't have given a rat's rearend who your momma or daddy was. he started the best 11 on each side. but he got us all in anytime he could. and we all got substantial playing time. mostly because the were smearing folks, everybody. but the point I'm making here is the game was the easy part there. practices were killer. and I loved it. and it showed with the starters on Friday. bob took no crap, pulled no punches, didn't have kids from other districts then, and if you lost you better be there Monday. and be very hydrated. and your moms n pops already knew what you were in for, and encouraged it.
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Postby osu 77 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:03 pm

12gauge wrote:The favoritism definately shows. Everyone should be given the same equal opportunities,shouldn't matter who your dad and mom are. If kids want to play then play. Don't show up after the HARD work is done. When things happen like that and the kids who DID their time,can't even get in the game because others get put in before them who DIDNT,is just wrong. Also while I'm on my soapbox...I'm not disrespecting any kid,it's a very tough,brutal at times sport and I know injuries occur,but honestly how does someone make all State,District? Do the coaches vote? I'm saying Jaxson Pleasant had a great year and never got so much as a sniff at any yearend awards. By watching this team and seeing who was making plays on the Defense...He had 40+ tackles more than the next man. So to Jaxon, people did notice your hard work and sportsman ship.


The coaches place you out there for the sports writers to vote on. I agree with you no doubt in my mind the Pleasant kid out played everyone on defense night in and night out. I was shocked he was left off the team.

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:57 pm

I was told by many, many people this season when I was at games that we had a defensive lineman who came in late, after physical fitness. and told the staff that he ran absolutely no sprints or grass drills and played defensively only. and started. I have no idea the name and don't want to know.------------------------------------- frankly I could care less who it is or was. if in fact there is any truth to this whatsoever, then you don't have to dig any deeper to see why we have problems. in the immortal words of forrest gump. that's all I got to say about that. ----------------------------------- there I done it. I heard it all year. now I'm asking if there is any validity to it. I'm not knocking anyone, stirring anything, it's a simple yes or no question.------------------ my only other question would be if there is any truth to this whatsoever, is why-- physical/medical problem. or just a demand.i will not argue with not one poster, and don't even want to know a name. is it true, that's all i'm asking ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:41 pm

well i'll let the cat out of the bag, it has been confirmed true by multiple sources. so I don't really need to ask any further questions. and thanks for the pm's here n facebook to confirm it's truth. and not mentioning anybody here. as I wished would be the case. and we wonder why we have a problem. sad.
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Postby X8XOHIOLEGENDX7X » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm

Last word i got from tigertown is weber and samuel will both suit up as seniors and relive their hs years for the tigers this year also heard that emory jones will be trans in and run the qb spot for a lethal option O
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:24 am

I have no idea who you're talking about legend.
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Postby Tigercannon71 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:47 am

Running backs for Ohio State. Emory I think is a QB from Bama transferring out to another school.

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:23 am

oh I see. let the recruiting begin I spect.
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Postby timbo5252 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:05 pm

Looks like the makings of a good team if we stay healthy, backfield should have a few to choose from to say the least, some good youngins coming up, just need to get off to a fast start, heard Tigers were hitting weights and a couple out wrestling won't be that long until burg comes to the tank

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:32 am

we need some big changes brother.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:32 am

whatever that takes. not suggesting anything, just big changes.
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Postby osu 77 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:19 pm

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:whatever that takes. not suggesting anything, just big changes.


I agree but we are just happy winning the OVC. Only 2 kids in the high school out for wrestling. That tells me there is no support from the coaching staffs at Ironton. Also I went by the weight room for 3 straight days they are lifting but the head coach is no ware in site. Yes it is time for a change but politics is killing the football program. By the way there have been many attempts for quality coaches to get on the staff but they are not related to any of the coaches. (Politics)

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:56 am

let's be honest here. without mentioning any names.

can you imagine under bob lutz or Merrill triplett or bruney. a kid coming in after physical fitness. telling a coach he runs no sprints and only plays defense and starts. that to me is outlandish and I cannot even fathom it. even if the current staff stays in tact that is preposterous to ever repeat. I think we have a decent staff that loves tiger football but between that and what I'm hearing about the weight room and off season conditioning we'll never see ironton play at that level again.
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Postby JTEK » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:01 am

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:let's be honest here. without mentioning any names.

can you imagine under bob lutz or Merrill triplett or bruney. a kid coming in after physical fitness. telling a coach he runs no sprints and only plays defense and starts. that to me is outlandish and I cannot even fathom it. even if the current staff stays in tact that is preposterous to ever repeat. I think we have a decent staff that loves tiger football but between that and what I'm hearing about the weight room and off season conditioning we'll never see ironton play at that level again.

Find it hard to believe parents would allow a kid to do that. I would laugh at my child if they told me they were going to try something like that. Then we would have a long talk

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:36 am

well it happened this season. my dad would have dusted my crops for even thinkin that outloud. and bob lutz would have booted me in the ---.
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Postby fbnut » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:50 am

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:well it happened this season. my dad would have dusted my crops for even thinkin that outloud. and bob lutz would have booted me in the ---.

It would be very hard for a coach to keep the respect of his team allowing nonsense like that

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:29 am

ABSOLUTELY. IF THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP THE CURRENT STAFF, THEN THEY NEED TO SIT DOWN AND SAY THIS CRAP STOPS RIGHT FRICKIN NOW. AND MAKE COMITTMENTS TO EXCELLENCE AND HARDER WORK, AND OFF SEASON TRAINING. WEIGHT TRAINING IS MANDATORY OR YOU DON'T PLAY. PERSONAL FOULS GETS YOU BENCHED.EVERYBODY DOES THE SAME THING OR YOU DON'T PLAY, PERIOD , NO IF'S ANDS OR BUTT'S ABOUT IT. RUN THE BLEACHERS, RUN THE TRACK, PUSH THE SLED, CRAB YOUR GUTS OUT AND TAKE PRIDE IN WHAT YOU PUT ON THE FIELD. ANYBODY THAT SAYS THOSE DAYS ARE GONE JUST DON'T WANT EM BACK.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:45 am

I don't think anybody on here. that is ''not a wheelersburg fan'' has given them anymore props and shown them more respect than me. but if you think river valley is a better option than burg, then yer full of crap as a Christmas turkey.
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Postby Game day » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:58 am

BOE meeting last night a few people in Ironton showed up to express their concerns about the football program. They feel that the expectations of winning the OVC is to low. Not that they don't recognize winning the league is important but the last 2 years we have not won a game outside the OVC. They feel at this time the program needs to go in a different direction and make a bigger commitment. Fir example going deeper in the playoffs and beating teams outside the league. I am glad to hear that the parents were the ones saying the expectation should be higher for their kids.

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:52 am

I would have to agree about shooting higher than a league title. that should always be the case. with any team in the league not just ironton.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:53 am

but the fact remains for at least 2 seasons I remember not one single win outside the league.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:54 am

in my opinion, that's unacceptable.
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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:38 am

THE ''FIGHTING TIGERS'' NEED TO WIN SOME OUT OF CONFERENCE GAMES VERY BADLY.
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Postby timbo5252 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Hear that tiger bait, hope next year will be a little better, winning the league is one of the goals but not the only goal, maybe we can try to win the ovc then expand to a couple of wins non league games then roll that into a playoff game or two, need to get off to a fast start, these 0 and 3 or 4 losses are a hell of a hole to dig out every year, counting on a nice run next year ,

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Postby YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:46 am

they sure are.
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Postby IBTT » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:39 am

I have to say I have been much more impressed with the plan this year than the past couple of seasons. Last year it was nearly the middle of March before we had a serious weight training with the football kids. This year they got into the gym the Monday following their playoff loss.

We didn't have a bunch of kids go out for wrestling, but like most things it takes time to catch on and I believe this will be a sport that fits Ironton well and especially the coaches who are taking that program by it's wings to get it off the ground. I think it will take kids having success in it and then it helping them in other sports.

Ironton this year is looking good to me and you couldn't tell me one of Ironton's kids didn't have a bullseye on the first game of the year against burg. They seem awful hungry and I think the fans will be much happier this year with the product they see on the field. The last couple of years have had some issues, but we have had quality athletes with great work ethic. I believe the bad attitudes will be a thing of the past. These coaches want to see another title in the next couple of years. That is the goal of this group of kids.


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