They have to make money, and I get that ... sort of. Why not offer a $1 game night? It's great a public relations move and it's a cheap night out just to watch some high school football. One game out of the season - not a rivalry game, Homecoming or Senior Night, that would be financial suicide - in which tickets are $1.
At its current state, I'd rather eat lunch at home, go to a matinee and stay home on Friday night. Yes, I'd feel that way if I weren't a curmudgeon.
And, don't quit in the middle of the season. Somebody once told me that once you quit, it gets easier the next time. Dealing with adversity is part of life and that's something else a coach is supposed to teach.
In 2005, Logan won the Class AA boys state high school championship. As you grumble about what Logan does to get players, let me interject with this. In the first half of most of the games of that State Tournament, Coach Mark Hatcher played at least 10 players in each game. When you know you might get some playing time with the opportunity to contribute and prove yourself, it's much easier to work for two hours a day to get better.
I know some programs and coaches aren't fair. Maybe they think they're teaching you that life isn't fair?
A pretty lame excuse, huh?
Well, parents, coaches and athletes need to think about how they explain things away.
Not much difference.
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.