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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Isn't Southlake the place where all of the Texas state high-school football championship teams come from ? I'm confused because it's obviously a very, very affluent WASPy sort of a place ? There must be more than one SouthLake in Texas ?
Do not be confused, that's the one. Again this year they won the state championship. We'll see how that changes in the coming years with the changing demographics in the area.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountain Xplorer
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Do not be confused, that's the one. Again this year they won the state championship. We'll see how that changes in the coming years with the changing demographics in the area.
The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas
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How do you win football games with a local population of 1.39 % AA ?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Do not be confused, that's the one. Again this year they won the state championship. We'll see how that changes in the coming years with the changing demographics in the area.
We've won state championships in the 80's,90's,00's, and now the "teens", with a good chance next season.

That demographic cycle you mention is a real phenomena, but small, exclusive districts seem to buck the trend. Highland Park ISD for example.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas
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How do you win football games with a local population of 1.39 % AA ?
When I tell people that SL wins football because they are more dedicated, work harder, are more disciplined, and have more community support they usually laugh at that and think I'm full of myself.

Then I leave it at that and go to Texas Stadium for the play off games.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas
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How do you win football games with a local population of 1.39 % AA ?
That sounds like a back-handed compliment to one segment of the population and/or the school's football team IMHO...
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:18 AM
 
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It sounds like a racist comment to me--
and the town is spelled Southlake--only 1 word/1 capital

and the ISD wins because
1--it has only 1 high school so all players go there and there is no separation of talent
2--the ISD draws parents with sons who want competitive football and competitive academics and who can compete on both levels at high ability
The factor within Carroll ISD is not race but money--ANY capable athlete whose family could afford to buy house/live in the ISD would be welcomed...
but as in most areas of the state it is difficult for someone moving in during high school to get a slot--many of these players have grown up in the district and played in rec leagues/junior high before moving to high school...so the coaches know their history/abilities
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas
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How do you win football games with a local population of 1.39 % AA ?
Off topic, but I had to respond ---

In addition to what the loves2read stated:

The Southlake ISD has an excellent developmental system in place. Many of these kids play ball together from Pop-Warner age on through High School. Also, Carroll HS has a good coaching staff with a system the players fully buy into..

Permian HS in Odessa operates in a similar way.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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It sounds like a racist comment to me--
and the town is spelled Southlake--only 1 word/1 capital

and the ISD wins because
1--it has only 1 high school so all players go there and there is no separation of talent
2--the ISD draws parents with sons who want competitive football and competitive academics and who can compete on both levels at high ability
The factor within Carroll ISD is not race but money--ANY capable athlete whose family could afford to buy house/live in the ISD would be welcomed...
but as in most areas of the state it is difficult for someone moving in during high school to get a slot--many of these players have grown up in the district and played in rec leagues/junior high before moving to high school...so the coaches know their history/abilities
C'mon don't play the race card on me, let's just forget all of the polit-corr BS one time and be grown ups here, OK ? Don't make it seem like a dialog on CNN where the participants are so hamstrung by what's acceptable to the liberal mentality of the national media that no one can have a candid, honest thought about a controversial topic.
I do think it's utterly remarkable and extremely interesting that a scholastic institution of an affluent suburb in the state of Texas with a negligible representation of black students can consistantly be the best football team in the state where the massive minority populations found within the major cities of Dallas, Houston, Austin, etc. are clearly the best athletes and so dominate on college/univeristy & NFL rosters.
So now excuse me while I go wash out my mouth with soap.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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do that
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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C'mon don't play the race card on me, let's just forget all of the polit-corr BS one time and be grown ups here, OK ? Don't make it seem like a dialog on CNN where the participants are so hamstrung by what's acceptable to the liberal mentality of the national media that no one can have a candid, honest thought about a controversial topic.
I do think it's utterly remarkable and extremely interesting that a scholastic institution of an affluent suburb in the state of Texas with a negligible representation of black students can consistantly be the best football team in the state where the massive minority populations found within the major cities of Dallas, Houston, Austin, etc. are clearly the best athletes and so dominate on college/univeristy & NFL rosters.
So now excuse me while I go wash out my mouth with soap.
Westlake and Lake Travis in Austin are both like that also. Affluent suburbs of Austin who are both very good at football. It's the hard work, determination and system that the players buy into.

I would also say that Highland Park is usually good at football.

Why do these schools win? I'll say it's not because of the natural athleticism.
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