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What type of offense would you prefer to run at the high school?

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2008 at 5:49 pm

What type of offense would you prefer to run at the high school? The spread? That seems to be en vogue these days, but Ridgeood doesn’t have the athletes to pull it off. It is great that the 6th graders can beat Pequannock, but last I checked, the high school plays in the NNJIL, one of the toughest leagues in the northeast. Pquannock High School is a tiny Group 2 school that finished 2-8 this year.

I have a running list of things that I wish Chuck Johnson would change, but I wholeheartedly feel that he gets as much out of his kids as anyone could. His teams have finished 50-16 over the past 6 years, including a win over Bergen Catholic the year that Bergen won the state championship. If you take out losses against the parochials, he is 50-10 during that time….with regular victories over Paramus Catholic.

Sometimes people get excited and expect bigger things of the high school team when they hear that one of the youth teams wins the Super Bowl. What they don’t realize is that a 6th grade super bowl team is nice, but not necessarily a predictor of success at the high school level. Look at the current junior class. I believe they won the super bowl in both 7th and 8th grade. However, at second glance, you see that they beat Upper Saddle River for the championship in 8th grade, which feeds into Northern Highlands (far from a football powerhouse). In the semifinals, I believe they defeated Ramsey, which is once again not a powerhouse.

If there is one thing that I am sure of, Chuck Johnson is a good football coach. I also think the wing T is well-suited for a town like Ridgewood. Chuck beats teams with considerably (and I mean CONSIDERABLY) better athletes through discipline, intelligence, and good coaching.

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  1. The RHS gridders would play better if Chujo would let the band finish their set…and if he would hide those ugly legs in November.

  2. Until this week I did not know that wing t was an offense. Not much of a football fan.

  3. Let Chuck run whatever offense he thinks is best suited for his players. He’s a heckuva coach and knows the talent on his team better than we do.

  4. Now, if Chuck would only wear something under with his gym shorts.

    We’ve heard way too many kids complain that they have seen the Johnson family jewels.

  5. Did chuck write this?

  6. About hiding those “ugly” legs — I hear from too many kids that much too much shows from under those shorts. Not sure if he knows or not. But, please!

  7. Dear 9:17 and 9:20 either we know the same people or way too many others have the same complaint about Johnson needing longer shorts.

  8. Yikes!!!!

  9. It is just football. There are a lot of other great sports and academic teams at the HS. Some current and former players (Dads) see themselves as the center of a universe that most people don’t care about.

    Once you are out of college please don’t tell me about your football glory days. And don’t put it on your resume. You look like such a loser.

  10. Johnson whines alot about having to compete with the parochial schools. He’d be further ahead in the respect arena if he’d just shut up about it.

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