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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:06 am

WE HOPE TO ALL SEE GREAT COMPETITIVE GAMES AGAIN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVALRY.


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Post by Tigercannon71 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:22 pm

Abe Froman wrote:
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Burg got one game further last season than Ironton and then lost bad to the same team that put Ironton out. Ironton is changing what they were struggling with, now with the majority of the kids working hard in the weight room since the Monday following their loss to Coshocton.

Ironton won't have first year players at Defensive End this year as they had both sides with first game at Burg last year. 400 plus rushing yards came from the DE not understanding how to read to QB fake. If we can improve at that this year, it should be the difference we need to have a good shot at winning. At least this year nearly every player has experience at all positions.
Might not want to let OHSAA know you were in the weight room three days after the Week 11 loss. I am pretty sure there is a 30-day wait period after you finish the sport season prior to engaging in any sort of "open" gym/training/lifting/etc. for the sport you just completed.

So I have my doubts that happened, or happened with any coach in attendance.
Not if you have weight lifting as a class at school its not illegal, its just a gym class that 90% of the football team takes.

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Post by wobycat » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:30 pm

Lifting weights is crucial in a program but it's not what makes or breaks a team. It takes a lot more. Every team has a work program to train in off season. Some have dedication, some not so much, but every coach does their best to get the players stronger.

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Post by Tigercannon71 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:38 pm

wobycat wrote:Lifting weights is crucial in a program but it's not what makes or breaks a team. It takes a lot more. Every team has a work program to train in off season. Some have dedication, some not so much, but every coach does their best to get the players stronger.

Exactly, Im sure every team after they lost was back in the weight room a few days later already working out for next season.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:44 am

weights and wrestling are key components to football shape.
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Post by Abe Froman » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:55 pm

Tigercannon71 wrote:
Abe Froman wrote:
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Burg got one game further last season than Ironton and then lost bad to the same team that put Ironton out. Ironton is changing what they were struggling with, now with the majority of the kids working hard in the weight room since the Monday following their loss to Coshocton.

Ironton won't have first year players at Defensive End this year as they had both sides with first game at Burg last year. 400 plus rushing yards came from the DE not understanding how to read to QB fake. If we can improve at that this year, it should be the difference we need to have a good shot at winning. At least this year nearly every player has experience at all positions.
Might not want to let OHSAA know you were in the weight room three days after the Week 11 loss. I am pretty sure there is a 30-day wait period after you finish the sport season prior to engaging in any sort of "open" gym/training/lifting/etc. for the sport you just completed.

So I have my doubts that happened, or happened with any coach in attendance.
Not if you have weight lifting as a class at school its not illegal, its just a gym class that 90% of the football team takes.

Once again, read the post. "with any coach in attendance" and if it was outside of school hours.

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Post by Tigercannon71 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:07 am

Well you could be in there for powerlifting and that's usually all football players with a football coach so that's a way to be in there after school as soon as the season ends.
It's a shame you aren't smart enough to know all this on your own and people have to explain it to you.

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Post by Abe Froman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:02 pm

Tigercannon71 wrote:Well you could be in there for powerlifting and that's usually all football players with a football coach so that's a way to be in there after school as soon as the season ends.
It's a shame you aren't smart enough to know all this on your own and people have to explain it to you.

Oh boy, ok Tigercannon71 whatever you say. I am glad the kids were after it hard the Monday after they were eliminated which is the comment that started it all.

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Post by IBTT » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:39 am

Sounds to me like ole' Abe wants to take on Tigercannon at halftime. I thought this was about Ironton. Guess now we have burg fans wanting to participate.

Attitude by the players and the coaches are extremely important. If kids don't push themselves and aren't pushed by coaches to start early getting ready, it won't be likely that a team will play well come the season. Can't just show up and say hey coach I have really thought about it and this year I'm going to be a receiver. If you don't practice at it, read up about it, get taught how to play it then you will probably look like a first year player with no experience.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:12 am

ANY IDEA ROUGHLY HOW MANY WE'LL HAVE OUT. AND WILL THEY BE ABLE TO HAVE A FROSH TEAM.
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Post by Tigercannon71 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:44 am

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:ANY IDEA ROUGHLY HOW MANY WE'LL HAVE OUT. AND WILL THEY BE ABLE TO HAVE A FROSH TEAM.
Way to early to tell that YTB.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:04 am

well I didn't have any idea how many seniors we lost.
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Post by ohbuckeye2 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:47 pm

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:well I didn't have any idea how many seniors we lost.
The Fighting Tigers lose 13 Seniors

Jake Isaac -------- QB/S - 2 year starter - played both ways
Eli Willis ---------- TE/C - 2 year starter - played both ways
Andrew Scott ---- HB/S - first year starting, played 4 or 5 games before season ending injury
Jourdyn Barrow - HB/C - started the last half of the season on Defense
Travis Gayhart -- TE/DE - played sparingly
Chase Rowe ----- HB/S --- I don't believe he played this season due to injury
Vance Day ------- C/NG -- don't believe he played much this year due to injury
Isaiah Dodgion -- T/DT -- not sure how much he played
Levi Langdon ---- C/NG -- 2 year starter but missed the first half of this season due to injury
Tyler Webb ------ T/DT -- 4 year starter both ways
Larry Morris ----- T/DT -- first year playing, started on Defense
Tre Neal --------- K ------- I believe he was a 2 year starter at Kick offs and extra points

Feel free to correct anything I have wrong, just going from my memory.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 pm

ouch. hope they have a big class coming back out.
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Post by timbo5252 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 pm

Every team loses players to graduation, we lost a couple good ones however I think we have a boat load coming back I've heard at least a couple freshmen will see playing time somewhere and last year the underclass men got a lot of experience, throw a few new ones to the mix I'm ready for a new season, hope those tigers are hitting the weights, won't be long tigers :!:

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:14 pm

I HOPE WE HAVE A FULL BOAT N WE CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN SOME OOC GAMES.
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Post by Tigertank19 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:45 am

The Tigers could be dealt a big blow as a senior lineman could be headed for surgery.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:01 am

so who we talkin about here. I just want to know the young man is okay now.
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Post by softballfan2112 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:46 am

If it is the young man I think you are referring to, he is fine.He has a nagging situation that they just want to check to make sure it's not something more serious underlying. Will know more next week as he will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. There's no need to get ahead of ourselves and say he is headed for surgery. It's a non issue unless the MRI comes back horribly wrong, and we don't anticipate that. He is convinced that he is fine, and the doctor is just being cautious.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:27 am

that sounds even better softball. prayers for a complete recovery.
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Post by timbo5252 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Haven't heard anything about tiger lately, are the guys hitting weight? Been kind of quiet concerning our tigers, just wondering

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Post by IBTT » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:19 am

timbo5252 wrote:Haven't heard anything about tiger lately, are the guys hitting weight? Been kind of quiet concerning our tigers, just wondering
There's a nice core of players who have taken the upcoming season as serious as I have seen a group in some time. Still have some missing from the workouts that should be there.

As for the kid mentioned above in the post about possible surgery is still not certain, but definitely not looking great at the moment. He is a worker and wants to play as bad as any kid I've seen. If he can at all play, I'm sure we will see him.

Currently the team looks good, getting strong and in shape. Everyone as of Monday except for the lineman mentioned above will be cleared from all injuries/surgeries.

3 months till physical fitness. Will be here before we know it. 7 on 7 is 2 months away.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:28 am

any idea how many will be out ibtt.
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Post by IBTT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:43 am

Not sure total numbers, the senior class is extremely small, has been all throughout school. The upcoming freshman through junior classes are all very large and talented.

Though this senior class is small, they have a good amount of talent in little numbers. Just about all of the kids playing in that class are returning starters.

This year's Junior class is loaded and the sophomore class has some very good talent.

There is for sure one incoming freshman that should see some time, possibly later in the season, but he is a very good athlete.

This group has a chance to do quite well. There are plenty of skill players. Our line will end up telling the tale. We have enough good sized strong kids to have a good line, thing is most of them are young. With that being said, most of the youngsters played half the season last year where we didn't have the numbers last year. Hopefully this will be the year.

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Post by OVC » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:07 am

IBTT wrote:Not sure total numbers, the senior class is extremely small, has been all throughout school. The upcoming freshman through junior classes are all very large and talented.

Though this senior class is small, they have a good amount of talent in little numbers. Just about all of the kids playing in that class are returning starters.

This year's Junior class is loaded and the sophomore class has some very good talent.

There is for sure one incoming freshman that should see some time, possibly later in the season, but he is a very good athlete.

This group has a chance to do quite well. There are plenty of skill players. Our line will end up telling the tale. We have enough good sized strong kids to have a good line, thing is most of them are young. With that being said, most of the youngsters played half the season last year where we didn't have the numbers last year. Hopefully this will be the year.
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:54 am

that's the big elephant in the room ovc.can we beat the burg and set things right again against Russell, and Ashland, ky.
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:55 am

I'm not taking anything for granted in ovc play either, though they have yet to be beaten in league play. it's turning into a sound league.
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Post by IBTT » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:40 am

Ironton needs to do what ironton don't do well at, and in this case for a different reason than normally. Ironton needs to quit looking into the past. This year's team is going to be very talented and should be very deep. As long as everything comes together, they could go on a deep run. The line is beginning to come together and the game plan seems to be looking good. It will all come down to being game one, will Ironton show up with confidence or like a deer in the headlites. Last year couldn't have gone any worse. I don't believe one kid didn't get caught watching what happened instead of reacting and getting back into it. This year hopefully the experience of these kids will make a huge difference.

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Post by Game day » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:29 am

I think Ironton problem is their staff. They have had talent but just can't seem to coach them up.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:04 am

i'll say this ''we still have the horses'' they ain't workin with a bare cupboard.
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Post by wobycat » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:51 am

Game day wrote:I think Ironton problem is their staff. They have had talent but just can't seem to coach them up.
Irontons problems are far from the staff. These guys know what they want but the kids have to buy in. Ironton will be pretty decent this year. Offense will be better but the defense needs to make some strides if they want to make a deep run.

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Post by Game day » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:47 am

I respectfully disagree. This staff has been together 6 years and every year we watch players not run during practice, not coming out until 2 days are over, kids telling coaches they don't want to play offense and the list goes on.

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Post by fbnut » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 am

Game day wrote:I respectfully disagree. This staff has been together 6 years and every year we watch players not run during practice, not coming out until 2 days are over, kids telling coaches they don't want to play offense and the list goes on.
Wouldn't the kids also have to take some of the blame for being lazy and disrespectful?

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Post by Game day » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:41 pm

Yes but kids do what you let them do and when it goes over the top they are gone. That's the problem the staff continues to let this go on.

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Post by IBTT » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:33 pm

Game day wrote:Yes but kids do what you let them do and when it goes over the top they are gone. That's the problem the staff continues to let this go on.
I've been told this is over. For everyone's sake I hope so. No player is worth a disrespectful kid ruining everyone. Looks like a good bunch of kids this year. From what I see there's no problem kids out this year that would fit that category, but if it does I sure hope changes are made.

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