Friday, August 28, 2015 – Snarky Friday – Friday Night Lights and BVCHEA Mustangs Update
For many high schools tonight is THE night. The Friday night lights hit the fields for the first football game of 2015. Let the pompoms shake, strike up the bands and high step the drill teams on to the field.
“Give me a B. Give me a V. Give me a C. Give me an H.”… and so on and so forth.
I am pleased to update the Brazos Valley Christian Home School Education Association Homeschool High School. It appears a team for homecoming has been scheduled. The Mustangs will play the Conroe Lifestyle.
Even though I claim roots in Conroe and Montgomery County, I am not familiar with this organization. I am not sure if by Conroe Lifestyle it is a home school or something happening at Johnny B. Dalton’s. Nevertheless, there is a homecoming opponent.
In yesterday’s Bryan Eagle all of the football teams in the Brazos Valley were highlighted. Here’s a quote by the second year BVCHEA coach:
“We’re a young team, “BVCHEA coach Skipper Harris said. “We have three seniors and everybody else are juniors and sophomores. We’re going to have 19 players this year. This is the biggest turnout we’ve ever had.”
Just a thought, Coach Skipper. You might want to consider taking that administrative class about Community and Public Relations. That reporter will quote you exactly as you said it.
The article continues that the 19 players could correct a problem the plagued the homeschool organization’s team last year, when teams with more players had an advantage late in games. Yes, but it is still six-man football.
The BVCHEA were 4-7 in 2014 but went to the playoffs winning in bi-district and then losing to Allen Academy in the semi-finals. That sentence is not a typo. I guess 4-7 in a Homeschool league is good enough for the playoffs.
It appears that homeschool athletics are governed by the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) I am not familiar with this organization. It appears the TCAL governs four divisions across the state with various home schools assigned to four regions. I would provide the website, but aside from the already given information, there is no additional content and most of the links are not operating.
I have no further comment about homeschooling. Yes, I do. Here’s what I’m thinking. There are several governance issues at play here. (Sorry for the pun.) It appears to me homeschoolers are creating some of the very organizational issues and constructs that they disagreed with in the public school system.
Oh well. Go Mustangs!