Now, even these get-togethers are gone. County groups are prone to nonetheless face each other within the main sports activities going ahead — a coverage the county had held for over a decade for the reason that four-high faculty period started — however these contests will occur close to the start of seasons, with lesser playoff stakes on the road and no convention race implications.
That’s regardless of the county colleges’ classifications as of August nonetheless being conducive to only two leagues.
Of the 24 mixed new convention foes for Burke’s groups, 12 will likely be first-time convention foes. One other three, the standard Rutherford County colleges, had been alongside Patton solely from 2009-13. EB shared a league with three Catawba County’s Bandys, Maiden and Newton-Conover for a similar period of simply 4 years.
So solely six of the brand new colleges (Bunker Hill and West Caldwell for EB, plus Alexander Central, Hibriten, South Caldwell and Watauga for Freedom) have a previously-established reference to our county colleges for a interval of larger than 4 years over any level previously.
And whereas followers don’t come to video games strictly to see the intra-county matchups or established rivalries, these sorts of issues actually don’t harm on the ticket gate.
What’s going to, or actually may, harm nevertheless is the space that followers from the opposite groups in these 4 leagues should journey to attend video games right here. Attendance will definitely undergo once you examine, as an illustration, Draughn internet hosting Patton versus Draughn internet hosting Rosman on a Tuesday night time.