2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

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2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by Orange and Brown » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am

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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by farmer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 am

They will play football next year. Now if the players build on what they started or do they allow some bad habits to come back from previous years. I would say they build but that is all up to the players to put in the work.



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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by Flyers58 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:20 am

Orange and Brown wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am
Since someone started a topic about Ironton next year but naked it "football".
I thought I'd get it out of the way and just make one for you fighting tigers.
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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by Beergogglebluez » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Ironton will be nasty. Almost everyone comes back. Slayers, carrico and the fullback all come back. It’s a tossup between them and Portsmouth for the ovc next year. Trojans have some major spots to fill is my worry but Parker is back.



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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by bucs40 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:35 pm

Should b a special year for the tigers, maybe the year they take down the Burg??



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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by ohbuckeye2 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 pm

Should be a great year with Coach Pendleton and his Staff having a year under their belts (after getting a late start Coaching), the TEAM has bought in to his system. The future looks bright in TIGERTOWN with everyone that's returning and the upcoming classes.



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Re: Ironton 2019

Post by FANOSPORTS » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 am

It definitely seems to be moving in the right direction. (Just from what I read on preps this year and a couple games i streamed during the season if they could've eliminated some turnovers and costly penalties they could easily have gone 8-2 in regular season but that can be worked on). Good luck next year.


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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 am

I REMEMBER STARTING A TOPIC ABOUT IRONTON/BURG ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR. I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER CRITICS THAN I DID ONB.


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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by TOUGH » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am

I believe next year is the year Ironton returns to the top dog in the tri-State area. I think they beat Wheelersburg in the opening game and set their sights on making a deep run in the playoffs. I think Ironton is beginning to go on a run like in years past and many kids in the area will again want to be apart of the program. Irontons tradition and the culture Coach Pendleton has created has everyone on notice again.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by Jolly P(irate) » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 am

YOU'RE TIGER BAIT wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 am
I REMEMBER STARTING A TOPIC ABOUT IRONTON/BURG ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR. I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER CRITICS THAN I DID ONB.
You started an Ironton v Burg thread last year.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:26 am

indeed I did you catch on quick. nothing gets by you.


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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by wobycat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm

TOUGH wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am
I believe next year is the year Ironton returns to the top dog in the tri-State area. I think they beat Wheelersburg in the opening game and set their sights on making a deep run in the playoffs. I think Ironton is beginning to go on a run like in years past and many kids in the area will again want to be apart of the program. Irontons tradition and the culture Coach Pendleton has created has everyone on notice again.
This is the problem with ironton fans right now. Ironton is returning essentially the same team next year that went 6-5. The freshman class will help depth wise but it will be carrico, Salyers, and fossum trying to lead the way offensively and defensively mind you. Ironton is making strides but to say they’re making a deep playoff run and beating burg is arrogant. Irontons jv did not farewell against the burg and they didn’t field enough freshman. I think carrico senior year would be a nice year to look for them to take a shot at a playoff run. The freshman will be sophomores and they have the answer to Salyers leaving in that group. Ironton has to make a lot of changes to become a D5 future power. Hiring Pendleton was a good move but let’s see how he develops the players over time.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by TOUGH » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:06 pm

wobycat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm
[quote=TOUGH post_id=<a href="tel:1710198">1710198</a> time=<a href="tel:1541515134">1541515134</a> user_id=13571]
I believe next year is the year Ironton returns to the top dog in the tri-State area. I think they beat Wheelersburg in the opening game and set their sights on making a deep run in the playoffs. I think Ironton is beginning to go on a run like in years past and many kids in the area will again want to be apart of the program. Irontons tradition and the culture Coach Pendleton has created has everyone on notice again.
This is the problem with ironton fans right now. Ironton is returning essentially the same team next year that went 6-5. The freshman class will help depth wise but it will be carrico, Salyers, and fossum trying to lead the way offensively and defensively mind you. Ironton is making strides but to say they’re making a deep playoff run and beating burg is arrogant. Irontons jv did not farewell against the burg and they didn’t field enough freshman. I think carrico senior year would be a nice year to look for them to take a shot at a playoff run. The freshman will be sophomores and they have the answer to Salyers leaving in that group. Ironton has to make a lot of changes to become a D5 future power. Hiring Pendleton was a good move but let’s see how he develops the players over time.



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Irontons Jv team was playing varsity. We lost 4 of those games by one possession against senior laden teams. We were down 14-0 right off the rip against burg and held them to just 14 the rest of the game. Many of those plays came on 4th and long and was bailed out by Holden or another receiver. Ironton started two freshman lineman this year. They als had 17 freshman on the team. So to say we didn’t have enough is completely false. Wheelersburg played an Ironton team that started 7 sophomores on defense and 6 on offense. They return 17-18 starters next year. We will find out next August.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by wobycat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:33 pm

TOUGH wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:06 pm
wobycat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm
[quote=TOUGH post_id=<a href="tel:1710198">1710198</a> time=<a href="tel:1541515134">1541515134</a> user_id=13571]
I believe next year is the year Ironton returns to the top dog in the tri-State area. I think they beat Wheelersburg in the opening game and set their sights on making a deep run in the playoffs. I think Ironton is beginning to go on a run like in years past and many kids in the area will again want to be apart of the program. Irontons tradition and the culture Coach Pendleton has created has everyone on notice again.
This is the problem with ironton fans right now. Ironton is returning essentially the same team next year that went 6-5. The freshman class will help depth wise but it will be carrico, Salyers, and fossum trying to lead the way offensively and defensively mind you. Ironton is making strides but to say they’re making a deep playoff run and beating burg is arrogant. Irontons jv did not farewell against the burg and they didn’t field enough freshman. I think carrico senior year would be a nice year to look for them to take a shot at a playoff run. The freshman will be sophomores and they have the answer to Salyers leaving in that group. Ironton has to make a lot of changes to become a D5 future power. Hiring Pendleton was a good move but let’s see how he develops the players over time.



Irontons Jv team was playing varsity. We lost 4 of those games by one possession against senior laden teams. We were down 14-0 right off the rip against burg and held them to just 14 the rest of the game. Many of those plays came on 4th and long and was bailed out by Holden or another receiver. Ironton started two freshman lineman this year. They als had 17 freshman on the team. So to say we didn’t have enough is completely false. Wheelersburg played an Ironton team that started 7 sophomores on defense and 6 on offense. They return 17-18 starters next year. We will find out next August.
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Hey, can’t fsult your enthusiasm. Just don’t agree with it.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by footballelite » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:05 pm

I agree with you Woby. This year's Ironton team won 2 more games than last year. They beat a 4-6 Coal Grove team (11-2 CG beat them the year prior) and they beat 6-5 Fairland team. But "The we have turned it around bus hasn't quite shown up". Let the coaches build their program and stop with all the nonsense. For goodness sakes, you were 3rd in your conf.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by 79Tiger » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:52 pm

Good things happening. Lost two we shouldn't have lost. Playoff game was closer than most expected and if the Tigers tie the game toward the end, who knows how that would have turned out. Were much more competetive with the Burg and Tomcats than recent years. Youth and inexperience will no longer be an excuse next year. Most of these kids have now had two years of varsity experience under their belt that will be seniors next year. Time to step up and correct the fumbles and penalties that stall otherwise productive drives. When you have a reputation of fumbling, you know at least one defender in a pile up is going to try to strip it. Protect the ball.


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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by CGFAN#1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:19 pm

TOUGH wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:06 pm
wobycat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm
[quote=TOUGH post_id=<a href="tel:1710198">1710198</a> time=<a href="tel:1541515134">1541515134</a> user_id=13571]
I believe next year is the year Ironton returns to the top dog in the tri-State area. I think they beat Wheelersburg in the opening game and set their sights on making a deep run in the playoffs. I think Ironton is beginning to go on a run like in years past and many kids in the area will again want to be apart of the program. Irontons tradition and the culture Coach Pendleton has created has everyone on notice again.
This is the problem with ironton fans right now. Ironton is returning essentially the same team next year that went 6-5. The freshman class will help depth wise but it will be carrico, Salyers, and fossum trying to lead the way offensively and defensively mind you. Ironton is making strides but to say they’re making a deep playoff run and beating burg is arrogant. Irontons jv did not farewell against the burg and they didn’t field enough freshman. I think carrico senior year would be a nice year to look for them to take a shot at a playoff run. The freshman will be sophomores and they have the answer to Salyers leaving in that group. Ironton has to make a lot of changes to become a D5 future power. Hiring Pendleton was a good move but let’s see how he develops the players over time.



Irontons Jv team was playing varsity. We lost 4 of those games by one possession against senior laden teams. We were down 14-0 right off the rip against burg and held them to just 14 the rest of the game. Many of those plays came on 4th and long and was bailed out by Holden or another receiver. Ironton started two freshman lineman this year. They als had 17 freshman on the team. So to say we didn’t have enough is completely false. Wheelersburg played an Ironton team that started 7 sophomores on defense and 6 on offense. They return 17-18 starters next year. We will find out next August.
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No doubt Ironton was more competitive this year but you probably shouldnt bolster Irnton greatness until it is great again.
I agree Ironton is returning a lot of key talent but you have a chance to lose several players as much as again them.
Let alone your coach is not a teacher and could leave as easily as stay. Even though Ironton lost many close games poor coach Vass would have been thrown to the wolves with that record.
Having Ironton and the OVC with 4 teams in the playoffs is good and let's hope the OVC builds on that.
I hope all teams have good numbers heading into next year.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by Gator B Long » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:48 pm

Ironton lost the last 3 games of the 2017 football season and no OVC title.
They lost the last 3 games of the 2018 season/blew big leads in the last two games-and no OVC title.
You make the call....



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by paulwheeler » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:33 am

I think the Tigers have some work to do but they got started Monday. The second year coach has learned some interesting things about himself, players and coaches. This was a very tough year to take over a team that some thought would not win 3 games. I wish the Tigers the best and hopefully we have a great off season in the weight room.

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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 am

79Tiger wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Good things happening. Lost two we shouldn't have lost. Playoff game was closer than most expected and if the Tigers tie the game toward the end, who knows how that would have turned out. Were much more competetive with the Burg and Tomcats than recent years. Youth and inexperience will no longer be an excuse next year. Most of these kids have now had two years of varsity experience under their belt that will be seniors next year. Time to step up and correct the fumbles and penalties that stall otherwise productive drives. When you have a reputation of fumbling, you know at least one defender in a pile up is going to try to strip it. Protect the ball.
I couldn't agree more. just because the regular season is over it doesn't mean we have to turn this into a rude mean place to play again towards each other. this site is a great place to chat and meet people. I have never said at least in any of my posts that I expect us to beat burg and make a deep playoff run. however I am very optimistic regardless of the final record. because fighting tiger football is on it's way back. the final 3 losses could have went either way. 2 of those we had huge leads. the burg game was at least competitive, and the Ashland game we gave away. we were a very young team, and made young team mistakes. clean those up and we should be much more competitive.


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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by OVCFAN83 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:13 am

I-Town has some work to do but the talent is there for sure. They did drop big leads the last three games everyone is saying it is player inexperience but it could also be some coaching inexperience issues, everyone knows coaches make adjustments on the fly to help win games, I never really seen that with Ironton. I do believe that they will be be atop the OVC with Coal Grove next year. CG returns the entire O and D-Lines as well as their leading rusher sophomore A Stapleton/ basically same thing at Ironton. Look for one of these teams to make it through the OVC undefeated the other with one loss.

Good-Luck in the offseason to all the OVC teams/ conference is on the rise for sure but you have to work hard to get there.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by StolenTalents12 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 pm

Not an Ironton fan but I pay attention to them just because of friends in the area.
Carrico returning is the biggest key to that team, he had a little trouble fumbling the ball this season but I can guarantee you Pendleton will have that fixed before next season starts. I seen the exact same thing with Cunningham at fairland. His younger years he fumbled A LOT. His senior season I went to every game but 1 and did not see him put the ball on the ground once.

Carrico is player 1b in the OVC with 1a being Parker. Parker has 1 more year Carrico having two.
Carrico has the size, talent and speed to run completely through the entire conference next year. I look forward to watching Ironton and that young man run the ball the next two seasons and will probably attend a few games when my Dragons are out of the area.

Good luck next season Tigers!



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by oldguy1369 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:45 pm

St you represent Fairland very well on here. Your remarks are knowledgeable and always delivered as constructive criticism rather than mean spirited comments. I enjoy reading you and I think I know who you are lol. If you are who I think you are I've always enjoyed talking to you even when you were young. Keep up the astute observations.



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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by Sane Man » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:21 pm

I do not know how any Ironton fan could have watched this year and not be excited about the future for the Fighting Tigers. As far as Burg, they currently for sure have the best program within one hundred miles of here now. Nothing but respect for them. That sure doesn't mean they're coming to Tank Stadium and notching up yet another win next year. I believe we will defeat them next year.

The Tigers have a lot of talented young returners the next couple of years. I also believe they have a very promising YOUNG coach who'll be a lot better next year. (He may tweak his staff some too) If the entire team all play with just half the heart that Reid Carrico has, watch out competition!!

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Re: 2019 Ironton Tigers Outlook

Post by ohbuckeye2 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:00 pm

Sane Man wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:21 pm
I do not know how any Ironton fan could have watched this year and not be excited about the future for the Fighting Tigers. As far as Burg, they currently for sure have the best program within one hundred miles of here now. Nothing but respect for them. That sure doesn't mean they're coming to Tank Stadium and notching up yet another win next year. I believe we will defeat them next year.

The Tigers have a lot of talented young returners the next couple of years. I also believe they have a very promising YOUNG coach who'll be a lot better next year. (He may tweak his staff some too) If the entire team all play with just half the heart that Reid Carrico has, watch out competition!!

LOVE THOSE FIGHTING TIGERS!!
Sane Man
I agree, a lot of young players got good playing time this year. Three big Freshmen Linemen was great to see, they played really good. We should see some great Football out of the Fighting Tigers the next few years.



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