Post by gamecock303 on Nov 7, 2019 14:09:48 GMT -6
playing JV kids (especially in a 70-0 game, which could have easily been worse) isn't that big of a deal by itself other than the fact that it is breaking the rules that other teams are following. But there are other issues in play here including the fact that this is the second time this year that Oceanside has been caught breaking rules and other teams in the past have been kicked out of the playoffs for playing ineligible players.
it is also worth consideration that Oceanside is also not really playing on a level playing field as it is. As a charter school it isn't held to the same attendance zones as the rest of the school and from my understanding their kids only spend like 4 hours a day in class and have the rest of the time to focus on athletics (part of the selling point that the school uses to attract students). They compete in a region with 2 inner city schools, a newer school that has yet to have a graduating class (I believe this year will be their first), and a rural school with a really good football tradition but not a whole lot in the way of resources (at least that was the way it was when I graduated from there, minus the tradition that had not yet been established) and they compete (or should I say choose to compete since they get to cap their enrollment numbers which other schools don't really get to do) in a class that is dominated by rural schools in small towns most of whom have seen jobs leave in droves over the past few decades. Just to give a little more insight into how stacked the deck already is in Oceanside's favor they probably have close to twice the number of kids on their varsity roster than the next biggest team in their region (I've been told they had 22 seniors alone this year while my alma mater probably has between 30-35 kids that dress each week).