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11.29.2005

Seriously, How Is This Possible

Southlake Carroll is marching through the playoffs again and I saw today that they are 60-1 since entering the 5A classification in 2002. Of course, they were just as dominant in 3A and 4A. How is that possible? Year after year? A completely different set of athletes every four years and they don't miss a beat.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steroids....lots and lots of steroids.

Anonymous said...

It's probably called ...recruiting

Anonymous said...

The rumor is that these kids do use steroids.

Anonymous said...

This never ceased to amaze me when I went to DHS. A lot of it is recruiting.. Think about it, look at the lineup-notice the amount of athletes that had a dad play in the NFL? Remember Colleyville-Heritage back in '98-'00? The same thing was going on there, until they split the school into two groups.

m&m said...

The other thing they do is they will not build a new high school. Their high school was too small a few years ago and instead of building a new one they built a new building but split up the grades between the two buildings. So, they have a 9th & 10th grade campus and a 11th & 12 grade campus. By doing it that way you don't divide up your talent pool. You keep the same talent in the same system. Look what happened to Lewisville. They dominated several years and built new high scools and now they are average. Same thing happened to Denton Ryan because they opened that new high school in Denton.

Anonymous said...

You are exactly right, I say they make it one huge school. Lets see if they stay the #1 high school football team in the nation much longer.. :)

Anonymous said...

Cmon guys it is because they have a few select cheerleaders that go in the bathroom and drink vodka! I guess they give the guys something to look forward to when they get home!

Anonymous said...

Wasnt Dane Johnson's father hired as a janitor at at Southlake? All I remember is Dane driving a corvette. Am I the only one that thinks it is ironic for a janitor to be able to buy his son a corvette?

Anonymous said...

That stuffs happens everywhere all over high school football. The town also caters to the rich people like retired athletes with the extremely nice subdivisions and town. People want to live there and even if they have to make a drive to work it is a choice they make.

Anonymous said...

Dane Johnson's dad was the head football coach and AD at Katy prior to coming to Southlake, and had been the head coach at Aledo at one time back in the late 70's. his dad was not a janitor. He may have been an assistant superintendent in charge of facilities and administrative services and probably pulled down a pretty hefty salary. Southlake, just like Highland Park, and Austin Westlake, is one of those schools that is upper middle class and has a disporportionate number of former and current NFL and college players who moved into the community because of its location and reputation. Others are members of the Cowboy's coaching and administrative staff. Most of them have good athletic pedigrees themselves and have sons and daughters who have the genetics to be be extremely good athletes, and when you have several kids like this on one team, it does give you a tremendous advantage in several different ways. Two players at Southlake that come to mind on this year's team are Nate Newton and Mike Renfro's sons. The Newton kid is the leading rusher on the team and Renfro's boy ( not surprisingly) is one of the most highly recruited receivers in the state, and I am sure there are others whose dad was a star at some level. And even those that don't come from a family with a famous athletic father or mother, still live in a home where there is plenty of finances to send them to athletic camps, have the best health care, eat well and get the best legal supplements, and a set of parents who are usually college educated and have high expectations of their children. Whether you like it or not or think it's fair, it does give them the edge. As for size, Southlake is far from being one of the largest 5A's in the state. If you look at the playoff bracket, you might notice that they are playing in Division II, which is the small school division. At first glance, it would seem that the more students you have, the better the chances are that you will come up with good players, however, if that were always true, a lot of inner city schools with large enrollments would be winning a lot of games, but they don't. These campuses are composed of mostly lower middle class to poor students and some of them are lucky to find enough players to field a team, much less a winning one. To consistently win at just about any level, you need a couple of dozen really good quality starters and adequate backups. Most schools, regardless of size, are lucky if they can find half that number. Just look at Celina. They are a 2A school that is probably as good or better than most 3A's and a lot of 4As, but they also benefit from the reputation they gained winning numerous state titles while G.A. Moore was their head coach. Lots of former Cowboy players have ranches and homes in their district and lots of families with a good athlete seem to find a way to move to Celina from a neighboring community about the time they reach 8th or 9th grade. I can't remember who they played last weekend in the third round, but they scored 63 and gave up virtually nothing to their opponent. They will actually be playing for the state championship this week against Crawford who won state last year in a different division from Celina. There are a couple of more games after that, but none of the others are in the same league with those two, particularly Celina.

Anonymous said...

They also got the top cross country girl runner from Canyon High School. She moved to Southlake-Carroll and hurt the Canyon effort.

Anonymous said...

They do recruit families (coach admitted it on national TV); they have a confessed but well hidden steroid issue; and they keep from splitting talent.

On top of that there is good coaching, good facilities, good nutrition and an over-emphasis on football.

LoveLit said...

It's high school football. If they had students year after year who became members of MENSA or something...that would be impressive. Football is a game...you win some, you lose some...Southlake just wins a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

they have a lot of players. they have a lot of families that move there because of the academics and sports opportunities.

what they don't do is send a lot of kids to play d1 ncca ball. if you stand on the sidelines with them (which i've been able to do), you will notice there aren't many of them on steriods-or at least it's not working very well.

a good coach. good athletes (mike renfro's son, nate newton's son, etc.). a good program. it's not rocket science.

Anonymous said...

who cares???!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a terrible place for a kid to go to school. Regular parent symposiums on student drunkenness, etc. Lots of drugs there. Just too many kids with too much money and time...boredom. I am so glad I did not move to Southlake a few years ago; my kids much better off in Eastbands.

Anonymous said...

southlake has the best team money can buy. good basketball players move to brock, the good football players go to southlake. look at all their studs today and you will see they did not go to grade school in southlake. they are transplants moving only to win a ring. kinda like devin godboldt, only he failed in his quest at denton liberty.

Anonymous said...

Geeeze, what a bunch of performance envy in this blog. Southlake has emphasized BOTH academic and athletic performance for years. They also promote staff excellence that tends to compliment the other areas. My wife taught in Southlake for 10 years. She was an interested observer last year when several of her 4th or 5th grade students were performing on TV football playoffs. These kids didn't just move in - she was teaching them 10 years ago. Not all of the "celebrity" kids were great athletics or students but many were. I’m certain some kids found ways to move into Southlake but most grew up there because their parents found that a place where performance counts. Guess they could have moved to Wise Co and learned how to cook meth instead.

Anonymous said...

the only meth in wise county being cooked is prolly in your back bedroom since you are aware of it so well.
if she teaches she is not a very good one. it does not take a genious to know that the district grows by by hundreds every year, and those numbers also include the high school. tre, clint and the younger dodge who will be the QB the next two years are three offensive playmakers (and there are many more) who did not grow up in southlake.
stick to your meth, bud.

Anonymous said...

Southlake produce's ecellent college football prospects every year. So if your son happends to be a great football player, then move to Southlake+steroids=recognition=mucho college scouts= increase in chances of scholarships!!!!!!